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Summary
  • Type: Club
  • Where: Avalon Blvd & El Segundo Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90061
  • When: 1979 - Unknown
Sceneroller, Eve's After Dark, Club, Los Angeles, California, 90061
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The dance floor at Eve's After Dark. (Off Tha Map)

Inside of Eve’s After Dark (Off Tha Map)

Alonzo Williams DJing in the background. (Off Tha Map)

Freaky dancing
1981 Party at Eve`s Egyptian Lover in the back
Inside Eve After Dark
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About This Venue

From Off Tha Map:

Not only was Eve’s After Dark a breeding ground for DJs and dance fixture within the dance community but it also served as a springboard for East Coast rappers. The Los Angeles club also booked many other acts including the first L.A.-area appearance of New York rappers Kurtis Blow and Run D.M.C. Yet, every weekend Eve’s After Dark became a social melting pot for early rap music, up and coming DJs, young entrepreneurs, and Hiphop Kulture in Los Angeles. During his high school years, O’Shea Jackson would rock the microphone at the nightclub as the rapper Ice Cube with a group called C.I.A. (Criminals In Action). At this time, Ice Cube encouraged by Andre “Dr. Dre” Young began to spit sex rhymes over popular rap songs to shock and excite crowds. Thus Run D.M.C.’s “My Adidas” became “My Penis.” While, on weekends Eric “Eazy-E” Wright was in the crowd of Eve’s searching for new rap talent. At the same time, Eazy-E would catch Antoine “DJ Yella” Carraby and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young spinning records for local legends the World Class Wreckin’ Cru.

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From West Coast Rap Pioneers site:

Lonzo began his career as a mobile DJ in the late ‘70s disco genre. With Roger Clayton he started a company called Z-Car Productions functioning as party and function organizers. Soon parting ways, (Roger would start up Uncle Jamm’s Army) Lonzo was left to continue his work as a mobile DJ and covered two main clubs by 1977-79 Doodo’s and Eve’s After Dark. In 1979 Lonzo had assumed control of Eve’s and on Fridays he would spin records from 9 at night until 5 the next morning, turning the crowd over three or four times. To share the load, Lonzo in the early 1980s built a team of DJs called Disco Construction inspired by the famous “Brass Construction”. The Cru played the usual: Donna Summer, Average White Band, George Clinton, Parliament and Prince. Eve after Dark was more like a Radio Station. It was a heavy DJ rotation. Lonzo and Unknown DJ were the guys who handle the crowd when the dancefloor was packed. Dr. Dre and Yella handled the smaller crowd. Lonzo described this situation like managing a footballteam in a important match. What ever it needs to win (to rock the party) he put in the right DJ´s.

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