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With EDM now mainstream, Hollywood club Sound finds niche underground
With EDM now mainstream, Hollywood club Sound finds niche underground

Kobi Danan, owner of the nightclub Sound in Hollywood, has a talent for throwing dance music shows in potentially difficult environments. In 1998, when he was an aspiring concert promoter in Jerusalem, he once booked the Iranian American house duo Deep Dish to play a club there. It was an atypical show for Israel, which has long been in conflict with Iran, and artists whose families hail from Iran didn't often play there. "People couldn't believe it; that concert made the front page of the papers," Danan said. But for the last few months, he has embarked on a different kind of nightclub cultural exchange. He's been quietly retooling Sound into a spare and raw...

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