Party Favor EP release party a smashing time

Last Wednesday night was no ordinary night in Hollywood. Celebrating the release of his new Party & Destroy EP (via Mad Decent) was Los Angeles-based deejay Party Favor. He didn’t do it with the usual record release party — Party Favor instead chose to live up to the name of the EP and destroy some shit.

I got an invite from my friend Molly to this event and the flyer said “YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DESTROY SHIT AT THIS PARTY.” That’s unique and promising. I arrived at the venue with one of my roommates and saw some girl taking a baseball bat to an old-school TV. There were a bunch of them setup in a pyramid with Party Favor spray-painted across the front of them. Molly and my roommate got their turns at taking swings. My roommate’s swings were so weak that I wish I could edit the video to the sounds of Enya.

Afterwards we went through to the actual venue — Adults Only. It has a fake video storefront with a sideroom that had a porno playing on a miniature old TV — because why not. Then through the curtain is a full-sized bar. Someone was on the decks spinning while the movie Top Gun was projected on a screen above them.

Around 10:30 PM, Party Favor jumped on and turned the party up. A sick remix of Fugees’ “Ready Or Not” grabbed my attention quickly. I met a girl that said she drove up from San Diego just for this show. Later on I bumped into some other DJs — Paz and Carter Cruise — in the behind-the-decks area. There were whispers of some surprise guests popping up and around 11:30, JAUZ and Valentino Khan popped up and did a B2B set.

My night ended with grabbing Mexican food across the street with my roommate at some place called Tacos El Gavilan. I definitely felt those vodka-crans I shouldn’t have drank at the end of the night when I woke up. Props to Space Yacht, Mad Decent and Pizza Slime for throwing a dope and unorthodox release party.

The Party & Destroy EP features Dillon Francis, Gucci Mane, and Sean Kingston among others. Stream it on Spotify here.

LA peeps should be happy to know that Party Favor will be playing the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, October 8. Tickets to the 18-and-over show are $20.00 and go on sale Friday, August 19 at 10 AM Pacific Time. There is also a pre-sale currently going on with the code GSTRING. Doors to the show are at 8 PM with the show starting at 9 PM.