Take a spin: July EDM calendar

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Zedd, Elephante, Audien and DJ Mustard.

7.1: Shiba San

The French DJ/producer (and former hip-hopper) teamed with Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Records on the 2014 smash “Okay,” shortly after making his debut with CUFF earlier that year. His two-song “Up & Down” EP came out last December. Belgian DJ Kill Frenzy is also on the bill.

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7.2: Cut Snake

The Australian DJ/production duo of Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley (aka Fish and Sedz) first came to prominence as professional surfers. Now the pair is signed to Warner Bros. Records. Their latest, the “Action Burger” EP, was released last August.

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7.3: Keys N Krates

Toronto’s DJ/electronic/percussion trio of David Matisse, Adam Tune and Jr. Flo are signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. They released the remixes to their latest single, “Right Here,” in April.

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7.3: Matoma

Twenty-six-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) returns to San Diego. Lagergren has stayed busy in 2017, releasing multiple singles like “Party on the West Coast” with Snoop Dogg and “Girl at Coachella” with D.R.A.M and Magic!, among others.


7.3: Chuckie

The Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) has produced for Akon and Kesha, and helped bring the “Dirty Dutch” style to prominence. His latest singles, “The Watcher” and “Back in the Club,” are out now.

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7.6: Rozes

Rozes (aka Elizabeth Mencel) exploded onto the scene when she co-wrote and sang on The Chainsmokers’ 2015 worldwide smash, “Roses.” She appeared with Logic on Big Gigantic’s hit “All of Me” last year and released the single “Matches” with Cash Cash in March.

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NYC/L.A. EDM duo LOUDPVCK (aka Kenny Beats and Ryan Marks) has collaborated with the likes of NERVO, Carnage, and Zed’s Dead. The pair have already released four singles in 2017 - “More Than I can Take,” “Traffic,” “Gone” and “Bones.”

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7.13: Dusky

After working with other labels for years, London-based DJ duo Dusky (aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman) started their own, 17 Steps, in 2014. It just saw the release on their latest 4-track EP, “Cold Heart,” last month.

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7.14: Audien

Connecticut-born producer Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) hit no. 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart with the 2015 single “Insomnia” featuring Parson James. Fresh from the Electric Daisy Carnival Festival in Las Vegas, Rathbun returns to San Diego after dropping the single “One More Weekend” with Max earlier this year.


7.14: Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)

English DJ/composer Nightmares on Wax, aka George Evelyn, was last in San Diego with a full band and backing singers. This time, he’ll be crate digging to bring the Music Box audience a diverse array of sounds and songs that inspire his main project.

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7.14: Goldroom

Boston-born, L.A.-based DJ and musician Goldroom (aka Josh Legg) played in synthpop duo NightWaves before producing full-time. Legg released his full-length Goldroom debut, “West of the West,” last year. New single “Spread Love” is out now.

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7.20: Kristian Nairn

Who knew? When Hodor from “Game of Thrones"(aka Irish actor Kristian Nairn) isn’t protecting the Starks by sacrificing himself to the White Walkers, he quite enjoys performing as a progressive house DJ. Let’s just hope he doesn’t bring the dire wolves with him.

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These former jazz students got their break when they covered Odd Future on YouTube and caught the eye of Tyler The Creator. Since, they’ve gone on to produce Ghostface Killah and collaborate with Kaytranada, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg - to name a few. While still a band at heart, this quartet always ends up sounding like a beat-driven mixtape. Their contribution to the “Late Night Tales” series drops at the end of this month.

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7.22: Grandtheft

Toronto-based DJ and musician Grandtheft (aka Aaron Waisglass) has worked with Keys N Krates and Major Lazer, and is signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. He released the remixes to his 2016 single with Delaney Jane, “Easy Go,” earlier this year.

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7.27: Elephante

Michigan-born, Harvard grad Tim Wu quit a high-paying consulting job to make music full-time. In less than five years, Wu has amassed over 45 million plays on SoundCloud and 100 million total digital streams. While not completely convinced, his parents have stopped worrying so much.


7.28: Zedd

The Russian DJ, fresh from Coachella and his smash hit “Stay” with Alessia Cara, hits San Diego as part of Energy 103.7’s One Night Stand. Grey and Lophiile open the show.


7.29: DJ Mustard

The L.A. DJ born Dijon McFarlane has worked with everyone from 2 Chains to Travi$ Scott and produced “Needed Me” from Rihanna’s “Anti.” He released his sophomore studio album, “Cold Summer,” last year and followed it up with the singles “Pop It, Shake It” with YG and “Goin’ Up” with Ty Dolla $ign and YG in the last few months.

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