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  • For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                         April 20, 2011

    DEEP Presents
    Dance Ritual Gets DEEP: Meeting of the Tribes
    At Vanguard in Hollywood
    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    LOS ANGELES, CA – DEEP, LA’s premiere home for house and soulful electronic music for over 12 years, presents Dance Ritual Gets DEEP: A Meeting of the Tribes, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9:00pm to 4:00am, at the Vanguard in Hollywood.  Dance Ritual Gets DEEP is a special collaborative event fusing two of the globeʼs strongest music communities – Dance Ritual (NYC) and DEEP (Los Angeles). It’s a celebration of worlds colliding that will feature some of the most premier international DJs, performers and artists. Including Grammy Award Winning Producer Louie Vega from New York City accompanied by Papo Swing on live percussion along with DEEP creator Marques Wyatt. Vanguard is located at 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are $20 in advance.  For more information please visit http://deep-la.com.

    DJ support will also be provided by DJ ALA of San Diego’s Dive and DJ Senbad from Phoenix’s Solstice in the main room.  In the DEEP Lounge highlights will include Grammy Award Nominee Vikter Duplaix’s (Kiss-N-Grind, Jazzanova, Masters at Work) global-infused soul sounds, prolific producer Marc de Clive-Lowe, and KCRW’s soul selector Garth Trinidad. With DJ Ty and DJ Shayn on the patio, DEEP is bringing in live drummers, dancers and performers for this special event not to be missed!

    About Dance/Sunset Ritual:
    Dance Ritual was founded in 1998 by two of dance music’s most respected artists, Louie Vega and Joe Claussell. Dance Ritual was created as a cultural dance music event that saw no boundaries, where African, Jazz, Latin, Soul, Gospel, R&B, and Brazilian sounds would blend through House forms. Whether playing new or classic dance music, Vega and Claussell would always conjure a warm soulful atmosphere for any open-minded spirit.

    Dance Ritual has been the home of amazing performances by artists such as the late great Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Ayers, Jocelyn Brown, India, and guest DJs Timmy Regisford, David Morales, Tony Humphries and Francois K to name a few. Dance Ritual was first presented at the club Vinyl and then transcended outside of the club culture to the Annual Summer Boat Ride on the Hudson, Mainstage at Central Park, and even went overseas to the UK, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

    Keeping the Dance Ritual culture alive and venturing into new lands, Sunset Ritual was created by Louie and Anane Vega and debuted at the ultra-exclusive Blue Marlin Ibiza in summer of 2010. Sunset Ritual maintains the traditions of Dance Ritual using the same emblem that is an artifact of the Taino Tribe, representing beautiful, peaceful, indigenous people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

    Guests are treated to an unforgettable party in the luxurious setting of the Blue Marlin that gently beguiles the crowd at sunset into an all-night celebration. Sunset Ritual continues this summer on Saturdays on Ibiza island between July 23 and September 3, 2011.

    About Louie Vega:
    Impossible to pigeonhole and irreplaceable to the scene which he has helped build for more than 20 years, Louie Vega is the quintessential music professional. Also known as “Little” Louie Vega, he is an American musician and one half of the Masters At Work musical production team. He’s the ʻDJʼs DJ,ʼ whose name is constantly thanked on artists’ albums, the one who has influenced and defined countless other DJ-producers from today’s brightest stars to those still beat-matching in their bedrooms. Hailing from, The Bronx, New York, Vega is unquestionably a major force in house music, both as a producer and DJ, and Dance Ritual is his cultural and spiritual home. Learn more at http://www.vegarecords.net.

    About Marques Wyatt:
    Marques Wyatt is unmistakably a pioneer and seminal force in the West Coast house music scene. His multi-dimensional talent has made him one of the most sought-after producers and remixers in the genre, domestically and internationally.

    As the originator, promoter and resident DJ at DEEP, Wyatt has an unmistakable keen sixth sense for culminating epic parties via this institution, which ran weekly for 12 years. As a result, Wyatt has orchestrated bringing in a who’s who of the house music genre’s most elite musicians to DEEP such as: Timmy Regisford of the Shelter (NYC), Ben Watt of Everything but the Girl, Dimitri from Paris, Black Coffee, Miguel Migs, and of course Louie Vega, who performs with Wyatt several times per year.

    About Vikter Duplaix:
    Vikter Duplaix is a world-renowned singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ. Hailing from Philadelphia and Augusta, Georgia, Duplaix has released several solo records as well as appearing on the releases of Erykah Badu, Jazzanova, King Britt’s Sylk 130, Jamiroquai, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Incognito, Esthero, Cherokee, Jaguar Wright, Eric Benet and Dynamite MC. He is also known for his work with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Kenny Gamble. However, it was due to his tight relationship with the infamous King Britt that ultimately led to Duplaixʼs immersion and success in dance music. Remixes and collaborations with the likes of Jazzanova and an installment in !K7ʼs “DJ Kicks” series all led up to International Affairs, Duplaix’s full-length debut as a solo artist.

    Since then Duplaix has released over 12 full-length albums and was nominated in 2008 for a Grammy Awards for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for his track “Make A Baby,” a single from his 2006 album Bold and Beautiful.

    About Mark de Clive-Lowe:
    Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) is a New Zealand-Japanese musician and producer based in LA after spending the last decade in the UK. He’s a devastating live performer creating studio productions from scratch using drum machines, keyboards and effects – live remixes created on stage for each and every gig. As well as performances at clubs, festivals and parties worldwide, he’s on over 250 releases for Masters At Work Records, Verve, Impulse and collaborating with as diverse a range of artists as Jody Watley, Sheila E (Prince), Omar, Pino Palladino (D’Angelo/The Who), Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye/Michael Jackson), Dame Shirley Bassey, Sandra St Victor (The Family Stand/Chaka Khan) and plenty more. MdCL is one of the most innovative producers and live performers you’ll find anywhere.

    About DEEP:
    DEEP is nothing short of a phenomenon driving the dance music scene in Los Angeles and beyond. For over twelve years, DEEP has prided itself on presenting the finest soulful electronic music experiences by procuring top DJs and artists from around the world. DEEP forges on as an internationally esteemed sanctuary for house music lovers.

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    For more information, photos or to set up interviews please contact Green Galacticʼs Lynn Tejada (née Hasty) at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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