Happy birthday: Space Yacht celebrates six years [Q&A]

Los Angeles-based event and music promotion company Space Yacht recently celebrated its six-year anniversary with its first-ever Tech My House label compilation and a 15-hour livestream event that foregrounded a slew of ascendant house artists. Space Yacht was founded in 2015 by Henry Lu and Rami Perlman, who have since forged Space Yacht’s quest of “showcasing the next generation of dance music” into more than 150 shows, including event showcases at festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Miami Music Week, SXSW, Coachella, and more. What started as a secret party occurring each Tuesday in Hollywood’s tiny Golden Box venue, Space Yacht has organically grown into a platform for the talents that Lu and Perlman believe in.In commemoration of Space Yacht’s six-year anniversary came the label’s very first compilation, Tech My House Vol. 1, which spanned 17 tracks from Mikey Barraeneche, Casmalia, Luke Andy, Qlank, Ocean Roulette, Ranger Trucco, SkiiTour, and many more. Space Yacht and Desert Hearts also collaborated on TECH MY HOUSE, a 15-hour livestream event that broadcast 18 DJ sets.Dancing Astronaut caught up with Lu and Perlman to gain insight on their Space Yacht journey, what they look for when signing tracks, and their future post-pandemic. Tech My House Vol. 1 and the interview can be found below.How did you first become involved in dance music and how did this prompt your transition into curating your own events?Can you share some takeaways from your experience heading Space Yacht for the past six years?What were some of the biggest challenges you faced when going about throwing events throughout the years and how were you able to overcome them?
Moving forward, how do you plan to overcome the live event-related obstacles introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic?
At what moment or period of time did it become apparent that your brand was going to grow a lot more bigger than expected, and do you see another point in the future where that might happen again?Will you aim to keep these events more intimate upon the return of in-person programming?
What do you consistently look for when you’re listening to demos, looking for music to sign?
What’s something you want new fans to keep in mind when they discover the artists who first got their start on your platform?
Now that you’re six years in, what are some of your goals for Space Yacht moving forward?Featured image: Martin Cabrera LopezTags: , , , , , ,
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