Justin Jay and Ardalan - Mesa - June 30, 2013

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Justin Jay at Mesa

Justin Jay and Ardalan
June 30, 2013

Dance music continues to take over our favorite night clubs, lounges and even bars. Yet instead of sticking to the big room progressive house format which dominates everywhere, the Modern Disco Ambassadors have taken a liking to bringing more of the underground sounds of house music right here in OC. With their third installment of Brunch Sundays at the chic Mesa Lounge located at the Camp in Costa Mesa, MDA brought a Dirtybird Records showcase with LA's own Justin Jay and San Francisco based Ardalan. MDA's Kedd Cook and our local favorites Minaya & Vikus also got on the decks for an afternoon of groovy beats, champagne showers and plenty of booty clapping (yes, at brunch!)

Our OC Weekly "Best Club DJs" of 2012 Minaya & Vikus started the day proper at Mesa with some deep house grooves at an early 1pm. Daniel Minaya was celebrating his birthday (for the entire month actually) and there was plenty of bottomless Mimosa's and cake to be had. Because you know "betches love cake!" The boys had a busy June with gigs at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, Luna Supper Club in Pomona, opening for the legendary Paul van Dyk at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim and making their San Diego debut on the Stingaree rooftop the night prior. But no matter how many times we see them it's always a treat to hear a different side of Minaya & Vikus as they could get funky with their song selections and surprise us with their deep house favorites.

When the Modern Disco Ambassador Mr. Kedd Cook himself came on the overcast started to burn off and the sun was shinning into the open roof of the lounge. Packed for a Sunday brunch spot the crowd which was at first eating and sipping on cocktails was now letting the booze flow endlessly as they turned on the misters and made room for a dance floor. Kedd Cook, a.k.a Ian Alexander, kept the bass bumping with some proper deep house and disco vibes with underground tracks like Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo's "Dappy." His OC family was definitely representing as the good looking crowd clapped and cheered along through the hour long set.

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