Lyons is a resident DJ at the longest-running house-music night on the West Coast.
Lyons is a resident DJ at the longest-running house-music night on the West Coast. Courtesy of Brian Lyons

BRIAN LYONS (Flammable; Loving Touch)

Current top 5 tracks:

Julien Perez, "Rubrum" (Fathers & Sons Recordings)

Soichi Terada, "Snow Tires (Brawther Garlic Dub)" (Jazzy Couscous)

Real J, "Let's Get Back" (Waxtefacts)

Mike Huckaby, "Phuture 2" (Crate Diggers)

DJ Koze, "The Love Truck" (Pampa Recordings)

Crew/label affiliations: "Flammable and Loving Touch."

Styles played: "Deep house, minimal, acid, low-slung."

Events organized: "The Flammable weekly on Sundays at Re-bar and Loving Touch, first and third Wednesdays at Lo-Fi."

DJing philosophy: "It's always been a privilege and joy to be able to share music I appreciate with an audience. When paired with the challenge of building a dance floor and keeping 'em there, there's never a dull moment!"

Format: "Vinyl was my first love and I have an immense appreciation for the format and the art of it, not only in the aural sense but also in a graphic, visual, and tactile one. But that being said, I'm not a strictly vinyl purist and also enjoy playing a digital format... just in 'vinyl' mode. :)"

Worst request: "There's been quite a few specifically, lol... But generally speaking, it's unpleasantly surprising any time someone asks for a track or musical style that's completely inappropriate with the vibe or momentum you've been working to create on the floor, almost as if they were at a different party..."

Upcoming events:
Flammable: Every Sunday at Re-Bar
LOVING TOUCH: Every first & third Wednesdays at Lo-Fi
Friday August 10th: Flammable showcase @ Noise Complaint/Timbre Room with Wesley Holmes & Julie Herrera.