A staple hip-hop party in L.A., the Low End Theory has an impressively diverse roster of DJs and artists who’ve come through since the party started back in 2006, including Brainfeeder artists like Gaslamp Killer and FlyLo. Founded by Daddy Kev, the head of L.A. label Alpha Pup, Low End Theory has consistently been the epicenter of L.A.’s alternative hip-hop and beat-making scene. It’s superb curation and inviting atmosphere have spread the party from L.A. to quarterly events in Tokyo, monthly events in San Francisco, and occasional events in NYC and Europe. A great way to get a better idea of the Low End Theory vibe is by checking out their monthly podcast.