AMFAMFAMF PRESENTS ‘LET’S BE FRIENDS 2018’
DESTRUCTO, DJ DIESEL, PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
SAT., DEC. 1 AT THE AVALON IN HOLLYWOOD
DJ DIESEL AKA SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S FIRST L.A. PERFORMANCE
TICKETS ON SALE FRI., NOV. 2 AT NOON PT
Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 1, 2018) – AMFAMFAMF announced today that Los Angeles producer/music executive/DJDESTRUCTO (aka Gary Richards), Hall of Fame Lakers legend DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), and special guests will be bringing epic sets to Hollywood’s Avalon on Sat., Dec. 1. The event will be DJ Diesel’s debut performance in L.A. Tickets go on sale on Fri., Nov. 2 at noon PT. Click http://vor.us/9fe21 to purchase tickets. Doors open at 10 p.m. The show is ages 21+.
Also on Nov. 2, DESTRUCTO will release the G-house track “Boom” (featuring Problem) on All My Friends – clickhere to listen. Since 2011, DESTRUCTO has dominated the dance floor on his own terms. He went from the acclaimed Technology EP (2012) and Higher EP (2013) to high profile remixes for artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder, Major Lazer, Digitalism and more. 2014 saw the precision-guided producer in the realm of G-House (where rap melds with house music) introduce his singular solo style with the West Coast EP, boasting collaborations with YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Too $hort, Warren G and Kurupt. Along the way, he’s touched down for shows everywhere from Australia and Fiji to Tokyo and Ibiza in addition to crisscrossing the country on alongside the likes of D.R.A.M., E-40, iLoveMakonnen, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, REZZ, Felix Da Housecat and more. Released in early 2017, the RENEGADE EP features collaborations with E-40 and Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign & iLoveMakonnen, Pusha T & Starrah, Problem and Freddie Gibbs. DESTRUCTO’s “Bassface,” “Loaded” featuring Yo Gotti, “Shots To the Dome” with Gerry Gonza, and “F**king S**t Up” featuring Busta Rhymes, are out now on All My Friends.
Shaquille O’Neal, one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history, is set to return to Los Angeles for his debut DJ set as DJ Diesel. The Hall of Fame 4X NBA Champion won three consecutive NBA Championships (2000, 2001, 2002) with the LA Lakers and was the NBA Finals MVP in each of their victories. SHAQ made his DJ debut at TomorrowWorld 2015 in front of tens of thousands of fans mixing the best of Trap, EDM, and Hip-Hop, which ignited his rise in dance music. SHAQ notably launched Shaq’s Fun House during Miami Music Week, which blended carnival and circus elements welcoming DJ’s such as Diplo, Steve Aoki, and Carnage. The event attracted celebrities such as Rob Gronkowski, Daymond John, and Von Miller yielding press from Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Vanity Fair, ESPN and many more. More recently, DJ Diesel’s 15+ date ‘Summer of SHAQ’ tour spanned many of the nation’s top festivals and nightclubs, highlighted by SHAQ’s surprise headlining set at Lost Lands music festival.
Richards said, “Shaq is a legit DJ. I saw a video of him DJing way back in the day, when he was playing basketball at LSU. He was rocking the turntables and that Radio Shack mixer – the same set up I had back then. Now he plays some of the gnarliest riddim out there. I’m so hyped to play with him in his first show in our City of Angels.”
O’Neal said, “Most people don’t know that music has always been a passion of mine, and that I have been DJ’ing for over 20 years. While my style has changed over the years, my sets have always been about FUN and making people dance. Los Angeles family, I have been training for this one and am ready to tear it up with you at Avalon!”
Avalon Hollywood is located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, Calif. 90028