"Love. Life. Play. Records."
For the better part of the last decade, Victoria Rawlins has been the one surreptitiously soundtracking your best L.A. nights. She was the one seamlessly cross-fading you through that party you hardly remember but can’t forget; the one who picked the song that gave you a reason to dance a little closer; the one who carefully curated a set full of your new favorite records.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Victoria’s spent a lifetime traveling the West in search of her aural treasure—clearing the dust off those gold deposits buried within junk store crates and record shop back-stock, and stockpiling the best bits for her arsenal. She cut her teeth spinning at a few of Hollywood’s darkest dive bars, briskly building a reputation as a forerunner of the city’s vinyl revival. She now commands a small empire of regular parties across Southern California. And as one of the most in-demand vinyl selectors from L.A., she has traveled around the globe, laying down sets alongside a humbling list of world-class musicians* and fellow DJs.
Her sets are discerning but undiscriminating, defying time and space and genre — as long as it’s on vinyl and has a pulse, everything’s fair game. Victoria knows her stuff up and down; what’s more, she knows that what she knows isn’t really the point. It’s about atmosphere and it’s about ambiance. Maybe you’ll pick out the occasional pop as the needle skates over a scratch in the groove — trust that it isn’t an accident. This moment is tactile and tangible and ephemeral. It’s the reason Victoria’s here. It’s why we’re all here.
No Vacancy, Ace Hotel, Truss & Twine, The Friend Bar, Tenants of the Trees (Ask for more and what nights)
Ducati, Huf World, Lululemon, Soho House, Sky Ferreira, Tame Impala, TV on The Radio, Urban Outfitters, Bust magazine, Natural history Museum...