Groundislava is the mellow member of the WeDidIt crew, a collective of LA-based DJs whose M.O. involves flipping regional bass thuds into bouncy club bangers that deftly (and often, just barely) sidestep the traps of festival mosh pit glut. No, give this guy some room to work. He'll sneak footwork under the melodrama of Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" or add sprawling, ambient synths to Nicki's "Super Bass." Breakdown Groundislava to its meaning (Ground Is Lava) and you'll find his style; a slow burn of grooves (acid house! techno! resculpted pop!) that quietly bubble up into thumping, dance-floor bangers.
Thu., May 30, 11:45 p.m., 2013