Los Angeles' finest techno promoters.
Droid Behavior eats, sleeps and shits techno. It says so on their business cards. The crew is nearing a decade as one of Los Angeles' preeminent promoters of 4/4, a group of DJs, producers, photographers and writers that have filled the need for regular underground techno parties in the city. Raiz (Vangelis and Vidal Vargas) and Drumcell (Moe Espinosa) founded Droid, but over the years things have grown exponentially. Credit for this is down to the trio's early embrace of email newsletters and online promotion as well as their multimedia-heavy Interface parties, which have seen the likes of Speedy J, Surgeon and Marcel Dettmann all take to the decks. But their tastes also run wider than the usual techno sphere. In recent years, the crew has booked ghetto tech legend DJ Slugo and UK avant dubstepper Vex'd. In conjunction with our Clubbing in Los Angeles feature, Jonny Coleman sat down with the group to talk about the city and techno's place within it.