If you’re planning on partying in LA this summer, you might want to consider adding something Wicked to your plans. Wicked Paradise is a day party series that combines the dope vibes of the incredible underground house scene with beautiful LA weather, and what we’re left with is some of the most fun pool parties you’ve ever been to. The series is concocted by the masterminds behind Wicked Paradise, also known as Orlove Entertainment and L’Affaire Musicale.
This summer they are kicking things off, or cooling things down if you will, on Memorial Day weekend with J.Phlip (Dirtybird). And you’ll want to get tickets to see Goldroom the first week of June; more parties to be announced soon.
Read the interview below with Matt Orlove, founder of Orlove Entertainment, and Tom Williams, founder of L’Affaire Musicale, and be sure to enter for a chance to win tickets to J. Phlip at Skybar in West Hollywood! Download the app in order to enter.
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Thrillcall: You’ve been in the event planning game for awhile now. What makes Wicked Paradise unique from your past projects?
Matt Orlove: This project is our pool/boat party brand, which is seasonal. We’re fortunate to be in Southern California because it gives us the ability to program Wicked Paradise through October.
Tom Williams: Out of all the event brands, Wicked Paradise is the most unique. It’s primarily a daytime experience. We’re not only bringing in top level talent that we love, but unique artists that have not had a chance to play the LA market. This year we’re bringing in production elements that will add to the experience, we’re transforming Wicked Paradise into a daytime utopia.
TC: Nothing like a pool party in the dead of summer in LA. What can people expect for this season’s parties?
TW: Wicked Paradise Vibes! All our Pool and Boat Parties this year will be pure unadulterated fun in the sun.
We’re also very excited to launch our new weekly night swim at Skybar in June, can’t give away too much yet, but we’ll be announcing full details soon.
MO: In our third year, we are bringing in some serious talent, including; Dr. Fresch, J. Phlip, Goldroom, Holy Ghost!, Will Clarke, Goldfish (Live), and Darius, to name a few. Because of the limited capacities at the pools and on the boats, you’ll get to see all of these acts in intimate, outdoor settings.
Something Wicked This Way Comes… Wicked Paradise feat. Lost Kings 9/4 – SOLD OUT! Video Credit: AndrewCharles
Posted by Orlove Entertainment on Thursday, September 15, 2016
TC: We can all agree the classiest parties are on the open ocean. What drove you to take Wicked Paradise out to sea?
MO: Shout out to our partners, Afternoon Delight, who in their own right, have thrown legendary pool parties in Los Angeles for over a decade. When we decided to join forces with them to create Wicked Delight, the first order of business was to find a boat.
TW: Once we had the boat, it was full steam ahead. Again, for us, it was all about creating a memorable and interactive party for our Wicked Paradise fam. Who doesn’t want to party on a boat, out on the open ocean under the Cali sun, face to face with some of the top Dj’s in the game? It’s perfect! Again, we’re here to provide an experience and the Boat Cruises we’re the next logical step for us.
TC: You are always on top of the best new producers in the electronic world, and the lineups at your parties are always on point. Given that each party is unique, how do you decide on who to book?
TW: We book who we love. We always keep our fanbase in mind and program accordingly. It’s a fine balance between top tier talent and making sure it’s on brand. Wicked Paradise is a special vibe, that always comes first.
MO: Additionally, from the opening to closing act, we take the time to research and discover up & coming artists that we proudly feature on our lineups. The entire day’s musical journey is always carefully taken into account when we curate each party.
TC: Wicked Paradise has been steadily expanding to new cities across the country. Where is the party taking us next?
MO: Last month we had our debut Palm Springs party during Coachella at The Saguaro. We teamed up with Dr. Fresch to present The Prescription Pool Party, with special guests Hotel Garuda & Point Point. We are going to continue building in the market this year, and are already planning some good ones on the holiday weekends.
TW: San Francisco and NYC are next. We have some things bubbling in both markets, so keep ya eyes and ears posted for announcements, we’ll be hitting the Pool Party scene and Open Ocean in both!
WICKED DELIGHT at SEA (Wicked Paradise & Afternoon Delight) was the place to be, Saturday, June 4th, when the incomparable, Goldroom joined us on our maiden voyage. Big thanks to our entire crew, Adam Auburn, Astley, Birdee, Chase J. Ohlson, Curt Reynolds, Dino Soccio, Jamie Prado, Mahalo, Maikol, RAMBO V, Sleepy Cat, & Sunset Groove for keeping us on our feet all day long. For all that came, you truly helped make this an unforgettable and magical experience. We will be back…Recap video by Guerilla McGavin
Posted by Orlove Entertainment on Tuesday, June 14, 2016