Posted: Monday September 18, 2017
Space Yacht comes to Denver
It’s sometimes tough to fill a club on a Tuesday night but Henry Lu, Rami Perlman and Ollie Zhan have been doing just with their popular Space Yacht dance parties at Hollywood’s Sound Nightclub.
Since starting the night in 2015, the now infamous trio, who will be at the Church Nightclub on Thursday, September 28, grew their parties from a few dozen people to a few hundred with help from secret lineups that included artists like Steve Aoki, Snails, Slushii and SNBRN who have shown up for impromptu sets.
Aside from working with some of the most important house and bass producers in the game, the trio’s Space Yacht parties are notorious for midnight pizza runs, drunk crowd surfing and with people headbanging and pumping fists. While their parties have been responsible for ruining many a person’s Wednesday in Los Angeles from the debauchery the night before, the crew has also branched out to other cities in California as well as Las Vegas and Denver.
For the Denver show, Space Yacht’s secret lineup includes a dubstep and bass house producer who collaborated with Skrillex and has done remixes for DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, and Slander, as well as production duo that knows their way around house, bass and booty breaks and a Calgary-based duo who have essentially pioneered their own genre, leanbass, are also on board.
It was artists like these where Lu, Perlman and Zhan found a common ground. “It was our tastes that brought us together,” Lu told the LA Weekly. “Ollie’s about breaks. I’m about bass music, and digging for the buzzy stuff. Rami loves house music.”
While they bring in under-represented producers they believe in, Space Yacht has become fertile ground for artists to try out new material.
“Space Yacht has become this testing platform for artists to play stuff they may not be comfortable playing at other venues,” Perlman told the LA Weekly. “You’ll hear a lot of them get on the mic and say, ‘I just wrote this today at 5 o’clock.’ There’s a sense of trust with the audience.”