Drawing heavily from the abundant diversity that only Los Angeles can offer, Respect brings you the best and up ’n’ coming artists that drum and bass have to offer. Since their recent relocation to the Echoplex, Respect has seen a much larger and diverse crowd enter through its doors.

“We didn’t seek out the response we’re getting on purpose,” notes Paul Boutin, one of the 11-man crew that started Respect back in 1999. “It just so happened to be that way.”

The weekends don’t necessarily have to start on Friday night. If you’re looking for the next hottest club that doesn’t break the bank, Respect is definitely a spot to check out.

Respect is an 18 and over club with a $5 cover. It has a fully stocked bar with any type of poison you should desire. Most hard drinks and beer are under $10. There’s a main stage where the headliners perform and a patio section where guest DJs and MCs play a more relaxed set consisting of dub, dance hall and reggae.

Respect typically delivers top performers, like UK sensation Dizzee Rascal. On these occasions, the cover gets bumped up to $10. It’s a fair price when you don’t have to deal with the insane traffic of Hollywood, the crowded atmosphere or the overpriced drinks.

At Respect, you almost pay to be relaxed. If the music inside is too much for you, you wind down in the patio where you can still have your drink in hand and smoke, if that’s your preference.

As the longest running drum and bass weekly in Los Angeles, Respect maintains the notoriety of being “the place to go to” for artists wishing to make it big in the scene.

Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park. For more information, visit www.respectdrumandbass.com.