It has been my good fortune to have been traveling around the world lately—London, Paris, and New York, among others. I don't often miss being home in Los Angeles, but when I do, it's because of the music scene. Los Angeles is arguably still the most important place on earth for music, so I wanted an eclectic offering from this Mecca. At the heart of the LA music scene is Silverlake. With notable clubs like Spaceland and The Echo, Silverlake provides an oasis of freedom to create independently from "the machinery". From indie rock frontrunner Nico Stai to the eccentric Goth producer Deathelectric, this is a play list that is oozing with originality and independence.
NICO STAI / Dead Pony / Dead Pony EP
ROBERT FRANCIS / Junebug / Before Nightfall
FASCINOMA / Straight Up (Paula Abdul Cover) / Fascinoma
WARPAINT / Billie Holiday / Exquisite Corpse
SUMMER DARLING / Little Armenia / I Know You - I Never Knew You
DEERHEART / Oh So Safe / Deerheart EP
DEATHELECTRIC / Lipstick and Cigarettes / In The Evening Sun
GLISS / Morning Light / Devotion Implosion
THE MOVIES / Missed Opportunities / Based On A True Story
EAGLE and TALON / Dropped Down / Eagle and Talon Cares
Michael Anderson is the founding partner of Sixteen 14 Global, an independent music and entertainment company based in Los Angeles and London.