KCRW at Little Tokyo Design Week

Written by
Anthony Valadez spinning by Pam B

From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:

For those who braved Carmegeddon this past Saturday, an oasis of cutting-edge art, technology, design, entertainment & music was found in downtown LA’s Little Tokyo district, as Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City took over the JACCC Plaza.

I had the pleasure of kicking the evening’s events off with a couple of hours of spinning some music to explore to.  And exploring was exactly what attendees were doing, whether checking out the pop-up art installations, sampling a dozen or so varieties of sake or just finding a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the perfect weather.

I even managed to get the “under 5-years-old” crowd on the dancefloor, grooving along to “Double Dutch Bus” and David Bowie’s “Shake It.”

Of course, my main man Anthony Valadez got the hardcore party people moving later that night for the official after-party like the pro that he is – not even a brief power-outage could stop him!  It was also a pleasure to spot DnA’s own Frances Anderton giving a micro-presentation as part of the Pecha Kucha event also taking place that night.

All in all, a lovely evening and a perfect celebration of LA’s cultural diversity, which KCRW is proud to be a part of!!!

Check out some photos from our own Anthony Valadez below…

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