Arena K-Town: NEW HOTSPOT IN LA!

Hello, Jayson here—Milkshake E-Liquids Service Rep during the day, DJ JAYM3SON by night. It seems that there is a new hotspot here in Los Angeles: Arena K-Town, located near the corners of Vermont and Wilshire, in the heart of Korea Town. In the past 3-4 months, the club’s popularity has skyrocketed. They host club events Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, every week. And each week, the popularity continues to grow, and the lines are getting longer.

 

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Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Los Angeles vape ejuice
Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Los Angeles vape ejuice

 

 

The club was started by a group associated with throwing parties all around LA. One of the owners, and resident DJs, David Ho (DJ Name: DHO), has been involved in the DJ scene for quite a while, and has teamed together with others, to help bring Arena K-Town to its current status as one of the hottest nightclubs in L.A. DHO also started his own DJ School in 2015—Academy of DJ’s, where artists can attend an 8-week course to “ignite the fire in students that want to embark in a journey to learn the fundamentals of DJ’ing in the modern day music industry.” The Academy is going strong, currently in their 6th season.

 

 

 

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Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Los Angeles vape ejuice

 

 

I’ve personally been DJ’ing for about 4 years now. Using my best friend’s equipment, I made my first mix in the summer of 2014, for the car ride to EDC in Las Vegas. It was a very sloppy EDM mix, as I didn’t know what I was really doing, and threw the mix together in 1 hour. However, my friends enjoyed it, and told me that I should try and pursue DJ’ing. Over the years, I began to lose interest in EDM. Now, heavily influenced by DJs of the 143 Soundsystem and Soulection Collective, I mainly DJ 90s r&b and hip-hop. What started out as a little experiment has helped me grow as an artist, as well as actually landing me a “residency” at Arena Nightclub. A good friend, and fellow DJ, Joey Calderon (DJ 1OAK), brought me on before the grand opening of Arena K-Town in March, and I have since then become a regular DJ there. I am constantly striving to get better, and the crowds at Arena have continuously shown me love.

 

Milkshake E-LIquids Arena K-Town Jaym3son DJ nightflife
Milkshake E-LIquids Arena K-Town Jaym3son DJ nightflife
Milkshake E-LIquids Arena K-Town Jaym3son DJ nightflife
Currently, the demographic of the club is mostly Asian, ages 21-28. Thursday nights are 18+, so sometimes there is an influx of young adults that can’t consume alcohol, but still want to party. And don’t get me wrong—the club gets PACKED. On Friday and Saturday nights, there are lines outside before the doors open at 10 PM. By 11 o’clock, sometimes the line is reaching the end of the block. The inside of the club consists of an elevated stage for the DJs and friends, and a medium/large dance floor. But the majority of the club consists of considerable amount of bottle service tables. That’s one of the main focuses of advertisement for the club, and the main way they generate consistent, high capacity. Arena K-Town offers weekly specials, with $150 Jameson & Ciroc bottles, and they even offer bottle service giveaways through their Instagram. They currently have 3.2K followers on Instagram, and the count keeps on growing.
Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Arena
Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Arena
Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Arena
Milkshake E-Liquids K-Town Arena
One of the best things about Arena K-Town is that they are constantly looking for talent. Granted, they are still a new club, but they are still always looking for up-and-coming DJs. Arena recently held a contest for DJ’s through their Instagram, having artist post a 45 second to 1 minute video of a live mix, with a chance to perform live at the club. I think that it’s great exposure, especially for those looking to make a name for themselves. I’ve met a few performers, such as Julienne By (@julienneby) and Nat (@natalieest), who basically started the same way I did: posting Mixes up on Soundcloud. I’ve also gotten to meet some bigger DJs, such as DJ Bella Fiasco, and love to use the experiences as lessons to hone my craft.
Milkshake E-Liquids Area K-Town
Milkshake E-Liquids Area K-Town
Milkshake E-Liquids Area K-Town

All in all, things are only looking up for Arena. The bigger they get, more specials guests they book. It’s only a matter of time before they begin to get big time DJ’s to perform there. So if you’re in the L.A. area, feel free to drop by and party! I promise you won’t regret it.

 

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And check out my friends too!

Arena K-Town

  • Instagram: @arenaktown

 

David Ho

 

1Oak

  • Instagram: @1oak

 

Julienne

 

Nat

 

Photography by Kenneth Winfrey

  • Instagram: @htennekk

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