In the continuous recognition of our July Independence issue, Wiles Magazine presented our first ever “Salute to Independents Listening Lounge” to showcase and celebrate the independent music community! This event not only brought together some of L.A.’s hottest female DJs and 2012 Kollaboration LA winner Nate Tao, it also raised awareness and funds for Sheila E.’s Elevate Hope Foundation- an organization dedicated to providing abused and abandoned children an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts. (Event photos by: Raheem Udookon)


Indie music lovers and friends from all around enjoyed a wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Artform Studio in Downtown LA. Guests had the chance to participate in a silent auction that featured various items donated by some of LA Fashion Week’s hottest designers including a beautiful floor length couture gown by NAMI and clothing by Emerging Designer and Brand winner, Continous. Other special event perks included a vast assortment of artists’ demos and albums, as well as, a collection of records and fascinating music items for guests to browse through.

This event was hosted by the fabulous DJ K-Sly and was filled with 3 hours of revolving spin sets from all the DJs which included DJ Raichous, DJ Eque, and DJ Shy. In addition, the afternoon featured a wowing performance by Nate Tao and his pianist.  Finger foods and delicious sponsored cocktails were complimentary to all guests throughout this event.

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