The jet-setting DJ and founder of LA’s fiendishly underground Spotlight party dishes on its cheeky decor and anything-goes atmosphere.
Spotlight is widely regarded as one of the best queer parties in Los Angeles. Yet its founder, veteran DJ Chris Cruse, prefers to keep it low profile, avoiding social media in favor of word-of-mouth promotion. This pulls in just the right crowd for Spotlight’s top-shelf bookings and hedonistic warehouse environment. Cruse spreads the Spotlight sound in his frequent travels, mixing together warm west coast vibes and warehouse-ready techno as he crisscrosses the US and Europe. In this episode of Honey Soundsystem with Jackie House, Cruse sheds light on the party’s place in LA’s gay scene, some hot tracks in his crate, and the epic tail of a giant disco ball. He also mixes the second hour while Ms. Jackie House takes the first.