5 years ago

“what’s right? If you want something, you have the right to take it. If you want to do something, you have the right to do it.” 

Said the American novelist Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) (Less Than Zero) once about the "City of Angels", “L.A.”, “City of Angels”,“Angeltown”,“The Entertainment Capital of the World”, “The Big Orange”, “La-la-land”, “Tinseltown” aka Los Angeles. 

Well on Friday March 4th 2016 Real Scenes Director Patrick Nation and Associate Producer Matt McDermott introduced a new brilliant ninth Real Scenes installment about this special city: “Real Scenes: Los Angeles. The screening took place at Neuehouse Hollywood, home to Resident Advisors’ new LA office.  

Real Scenes is a film series in which we explore the musical, cultural and creative climate within electronic music’s key destinations.

In fall of 2015, RA crisscrossed Los Angeles’ neighborhoods, gathering the perspectives of artists, promoters, record shop owners and historians on topics such as mainstream vs. underground music culture, the resurgence of Downtown LA, the West as a haven for free-thinking experimentalism, and the unexpected opportunities afforded by the city’s vast sprawl. 

Alongside the documentary, RA also captured performances from a couple of the film’s subjects. Gifted & Blessed is an Inglewood resident with roots in hip-hop who makes hypnotic, new age dance music…

While shooting in LA, RA spent an afternoon with the Stones Throw artist Damon “Dãm FunK” Riddick, who showed RA around his neighborhood, Ladera Heights, in his vintage Lincoln Continental. 

For more Real scenes Episodes. Go here: Mexico City, Tokyo, New York, Johannesburg, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, and Bristol. 

Photo credit: Resident Advisor/Film production: Clockwise Media