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Sometimes a party isn't just a party. Sometimes it's Local Motion, the annual charity electro concert benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, organized by Loscar Rodriguez, a.k.a. HenceSoLo, and presented by Lexyn Intelligence and Nocturnal.
First launched in February 2006, Local Motion has been fighting the good fight without any give, raising consciousness and encouraging activism among young club kids. That's why it was such a bummer when last year's edition of the party with a cause never actually came together. But now, thank SoLo, Local Motion is back because Loscar's dedication simply runs too deep. For him, the war against the Evil C is personal -- Rodriguez has lost several family members to cancer, including his father -- and he can't wait for the cure. Until then though, "Local Motion chooses to fight with music."
And -- holy crap! -- HenceSoLo has come fully equipped for the battlefield, backed by a lineup of 15 lethal electro artists blasting audio-visual firepower. Donating their cancer-killing talents, there will be Brice Kelly and 214 providing live PA musical support, plus DJ sets from Exzakt, UpRokk, Danny Daze, HenceSoLo himself, and FTG. Then, in a crazy bid to win the party time arms race, there'll be tag-team beat battles courtesy of Medley and Intellect, Ran-D and BassAddict, as well as Proliferation and Kounterakt -- not to mention the video assault of AV8 and Iris Beatrix. So come out, get militant, and donate your cancer-killing dollars because, like Loscar says, "Local Motion is not my party ... It's OUR party!"
Friday, August 7. Nocturnal, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. Show starts at 10 p.m., and tickets are $15. 305-576-6996; nocturnalmiami.com