Novation and Dublab present The Second Summer of Love |

As part of BritWeek’s 2015 celebration, Novation and dublab are partnering to present The Second Summer of Love, and we would love you to join us!

This not-to-be-missed party is dedicated to the rise of Acid House in the UK during what became known as the Second Summer of Love. This music movement, which spanned the unusually hot British Summers of 1988 and ’89, changed the state of music worldwide. dublab DJs will be playing classic songs from this period amidst projected, archival artwork and photographs. The Second Summer of Love party will pay tribute to influential clubs like Shoom, Trip and The Haçienda while celebrating the legacy of the scene’s producers and DJ's whose work influenced contemporary dance music.


Thursday, April 30, 2015 // 9pm - 2am


Ace Hotel Downtown LA
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015


FREE. Venue capacity is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Entry is regulated by Ace Hotel. 21+


See the Facebook event for more.

DJ Sets by:

Heidi Lawden

Heidi is an underground heroine of modern dance music, first carving her niche in the UK's formative rave days. With her hand in many pies over the years, from the first incarnation of London’s famed Ministry of Sound to what many now consider Los Angeles’ finest contemporary underground radio station; dublab, she continues to elevate taste levels and enlighten all listeners and party goers who cross her path.


Lovefingers is much more than a man with an eclectic library; he’s a DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and the ear and face of his record label ESP Institute. The LA native has released widely sought after records from a range of esoteric producers all while maintaining his trademark future forward sound and aesthetic. While juggling all of the above and being a full time father, Lovefingers can be found traveling the world to DJ at countless of the worlds best club nights, festivals and events.

Daddy Differently

Daddy Differently (a.k.a. Spencer Velasquez) refined his chops in the San Fernando Valley, digging in the many dusty bins for the obscurities in Italo Disco, house, techno, and “balearic” records. He began his stint in local bars and clubs like the now infamous M Bar and after hours warehouse parties throughout Los Angeles. Daddy Differently's obsession for obscurities in sound was influenced by other rarity aficionados such as DJ Harvey, Danielle Baldelli, DJ Alfredo and Jose Padilla.

Jimi Hey

Jimi Hey has been involved in countless bands, projects and events over the last 20 years. In many ways he represents the true voice of Los Angeles, with his deep rooted knowledge of the California sound from the 60’s and onwards, but also its place in the musical universe. With a cosmic approach to music making and DJing, Jimi has been part of bands such as Beachwood Sparks, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and All Night Radio among many others.

In 1987, a bunch of British DJs – including Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling—went on vacation to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, where they encountered the synergy of house music and MDMA in open-air clubs like Amnesia. Inspired by the anything-goes deejaying of the legendary Alfredo Fiorito, they returned home and tried to carry on the laidback “Balearic” vibe in wintry London. Clubs like Rampling’s Shoom and Oakenfold’s Spectrum, along with Manchester’s Hacienda and Konspiracy, and countless one-shot illegal warehouse parties in the run-down industrial zones of London, Sheffield and Lancashire, spawned what quickly became known as “The Second Summer Of Love”. British youth rallied to the futuristic sound of Chicago acid house and embraced a raver’s uniform of brightly-colored baggy clothes suitable for all-night dancing under trippy lighting. By 1989, the movement had spilled out into the English countryside, with huge raves thrown in fields off the M25 freeway that encircles London. Promoters and ravers discovered that the bigger the rave, the more intense was the collective buzz of ecstastic communion. In those two heady years at the end of the Eighties, a template was created that would be adopted all over the world, an enduring model whose most recent incarnation is EDM and the dance-festival massives that exploded all across America.

Simon Reynolds, author of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture.