Alex Dreamz Opens the Door To EDM Decadence With House of Dreamz
For at least one Friday night this month, the Yost Theater will be on par with Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs. Presented by ClubKillers.com, House of Dreamz is the brainchild of KIIS-FM DJ and Anaheim native Alex Dreamz (born Alejandro Becerra). The "Wicked Wonderland" theme--dressed by Costa Mesa sex shop Wicked Chamber--will give the venue a playful yet mysterious ambiance, as lasers, confetti, glow sticks and giant LED walls will take club revelers' breath away.
Dreamz will reign over the Santa Ana club with his usual band of culprits, Tekno Teddy and Shuffle Bunny; sexy go-go dancers; and a slew of talented DJs from the Club Killers family, bringing a banging medley of progressive house and Top 40 jams for a monthly residency of EDM debauchery. It's rare to see a DJ/remixer/producer throw a consistent club night without the help of promoters at a space as large as the Yost, but then few have as much experience and brand recognition as Dreamz.
For the past nine years, the tastemaker has been rocking the airwaves every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on the No. 1 radio station in the country. This has given the 30-year-old Dreamz access to the pulse of local pop culture, dance music and club life. "It's crazy," he says. "I get kids hitting me up, saying they've been listening to me since they were 10 years old and now they are aspiring to be DJs."
The old-school raver has come a long way from nights at dingy warehouses, digging for vinyl in the crates of Hollywood's long-gone record stores. Mesmerized by the art of deejaying at age 13, Dreamz had his sights so set on being a DJ that his friends would tease him. "Alex dreams too much," they would say, inadvertently coining his DJ name. Back in the early days of MySpace, his artist page had a following from the mixtapes he would hand out on the streets. Dreamz was soon approached by KIIS-FM's music director, who offered him a position on the spot. "Though I was getting more into production at the time, the opportunity seemed too good to pass up," says Dreamz. "Now I'm like, 'Damn I should have stuck with [producing],' but I'm thankful for the ride my career has taken me on."