As a promoter who often DJs his own events, Luis Reader, aka Papa Lu, is involved in every aspect of his parties. He began his career in 2002, promoting hip-hop shows. But his latent passion for house music was awakened after attending a local party called Remedy, which featured regular sets by the likes of Mark Farina and Derrick Carter. He educated himself by collecting records and producing underground house parties. Then he began to entertain the idea of DJing on his own: With hard work, and a seasoned veteran as a roommate (DJ Umami), he developed his craft to such a level that today he's the head of his own record label. He also promotes and DJs two parties, Night Moves and Pacific Disco. We spoke with Papa Lu about Night Moves, the house vs. EDM debate, and his Burning Man camp The Kazbah. He plays this Friday, April 11, at Monarch for Night Moves, with Dennis Ferrer headlining.