How LA Upstart A Club Called Rhonda Built A Polysexual Party Empire
The first A Club Called Rhonda party happened at a seedy club in East Hollywood. The venue was packed, the dancefloor was clued-in to house and disco, and the atmosphere was anything goes.
In the eight years since, the LA-based, internationally known party has expanded massively in size and scope, becoming an empire of inclusivity that brings together straight and queer communities on dancefloors across the United States.
Rhonda’s self-styled embrace of “house, disco, and polysexual hard partying” has made it a mecca for hardcore music lovers, and a straight from the runway style has elevated it to legend status among sartorial boundary pushers. The club’s list of past musical guests is long and distinguished, with the likes of Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Pearson Sound, Guy Gerber, and many more passing through in 2016 alone.
On Tuesday, April 19, the party will return to its familiar stomping grounds of Los Globos in Silver Lake with 2manydjs leading the weekday dancing. In the latest episode of Beatport’s On Record, A Club Called Rhonda founders Loren Granich and Gregory Alexander discuss their roots, their ambitions, and the wildest things they’ve ever done at their own party.