On May 18, Innervisions touched down in Los Angeles for its first-ever showcase. Owners Dixon and Âme were joined by Trikk and Eagles & Butterflies for seven hours of world class sountracking in the heart of the city—not even a light rain detracted the packed-out audience from enjoying the music before them and dancing like there was no tomorrow.

The event was produced by Future Primitive, and it’s safe to say that Innervisions’ long-awaited, official entrance into the Southern California electronic sphere was a phenomenal success and a signifier of LA’s overall growth in recent years as a respectable dance music destination. It made the fact that the show was also Pershing Square’s first use as an electronic music venue feel even more fitting.

Eagles & Butterflies kicked off the showing at 4pm, putting forth an intricate patchwork of left-field electronica, midtempo grooves, and disco-infused cuts. Trikk served as a perfect follow-up act, laying down an equally vibey set but with a bit more edge and energy. From there, as rain began to fall, Âme and Dixon served up a four-hour journey with too many twists and turns to count, stunning fans with everything from hypnotic, tech-based records to grungy breakbeats. Together, the two were a match made in avant garde heaven.

Check out photos from the debut showing below, and be sure not to miss Innervisions the next time they roll into town.

credit: Christian Villareal

credit: Christian Villareal


credit: Christian Villareal

Photos by Galen Oakes unless labeled otherwise