Monday is the club goers Sabbath. It’s notorious for being the stay at home night to recuperate from the weekend maneuvers and late-night activities. But for almost a decade, deejay, promoter, and expatriate Mick Cole has given Los Angeles beat seekers a long weekend.
In 1996, at a small French restaurant, under the deejay moniker The Bud Brothers, Cole began hosting a weekly event dubbed the Monday Social. By inviting such notables as Groove Armada, Fatboy Slim Propellerheads, Coldcut, and David Holmes to Spin with him. It soon grew to be the premiere for those searching out the perfect beat.
Cole relocated to the Las Palmas club in 2000, and the cool atmosphere and great vibes followed, with appearances from top deejay’s like X-Press 2, Dub Pistols, John Digweed, Dj Sneak in the big room while Mix Master Morris and Dj Muggs messed up the patio. After a brief hiatus, the Monday Social now makes it’s home at the Cuban-sixties themed Nacional in Hollywood.
The art of bringing beats to unique locations is a Cole specialty, something he pioneered a few years back when he first bought his sounds to the trendy indoor/outdoor spot. Café des Artistes (note: the compilation of the same name produced and mixed by Cole is worth seeking out), and it’s something he still does four days a week at Moonshadows, the picturesque, open-air, ocean-side locale on Malibu beach.
But please, make no mistake, although Cole is licensed to chill at the aforementioned exotic locations and Hollywood’s celebrity parties, he is also qualified the rock the party that rocks the body and has done so opening gigs for Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Underworld, Darren Emerson and with one of Cole’s legendary opening deejay sets, the first Coachella festival officially started.
You want this party started right ? You want it started quickly? Call Mick Cole … SOL!D Selector.