Electric Punanny is the braninchild of New York DJ's Melo-X and Jasmine Solano. The multi-faceted duo describe their brand as an eclectic, bass fueled event, where rave loving music fans can enjoy raw dancehall, hip hop, and Afrobeats fused with electronic industrial house. Together it is a draw for any music fan looking for a damn good dance party.
Since making its debut at NYC's Sway nightclub, Electric Punanny (EP) has developed into a platform for creators Melo-X and Jasmine to come together and expand their realm of influence, while reaching a larger audience. More recently, the party has found its way to Los Angeles and the city has welcomed the vibes with open arms and packed dance floors. Fresh off their latest installment, and the brand's first event in Downtown Los Angles, KingstonToLA caught up with the dream team for a candid look into what makes them so unique. So fresh & so clean.
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Most recently hosted at The Grand Star Jazz club in LA's buzz worthy downtown neighborhood, Electric Punanny has solidified their name as a premiere underground dancehall party, perfect for music networking. The chemistry between Melo and Jasmine is truly special in its presentation, execution and vibe. The response from their following and from newcomers is one in the same: a genuine appreciation for the duo's ability to bring any house down through understanding what the crowd wants next (sometimes before the crowd even knows). The west coast version of EP was originally spearheaded by NuSoul magazine's founder, Norman Mayers. With the unfortunate passing of Mayers in January of this year, the event's organizers came together in an effort to carry on his work. A bond between the organizers formed, that honored Mayer's original vision for EP. A place where people could come together, united by their love of dancehall music, and join in on one of the cities more memorable performances and vibes.
The recent event had two levels, with DJ sets by Solo, BunxDadda, and Like from Pac Div on the first level and Project Live, Mantron, DJ Aaron Paar and Electirc Punanny spinning upstairs. Two levels, twice the level of epic.
Also a talented music producer, Melo-X recently worked on Beyonce's latest album Lemonade, placing his fingerprints on her hit single Sorry. After the show, KingstonToLA caught up with Melo X for his take on the EP brand and what to look forward to from the now bi-coastal event in the future.
One of the finer elements of EP's LA edition, is the teamwork that goes on behind the scenes to create the event. The team consists of: Illsociety Magazine, Swim Team, Project Live LA, DJ Mantron, DJ Aaron Paar, KingstonToLA and, still representing Mayer's fun-loving spirit, is NuSoul magazine. As Mayer's vision of creating a place for Angelenos to enjoy cutting edge dancehall vibes evolves, so does the alliance that will carry EP's LA based events into the future.
Produced by Illsociety magazine watch the recap of EP's most recent LA vibes: