Take a spin: September EDM calendar

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Steve Aoki, CRSSD Festival, Dash Berlin and Tramps Like Us.

9.1: Chuckie

Last playing at Parq in July, the Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) is synonymous with the “Dirty Dutch” style. Narain paired with Dutch DJ duo GLOWINTHEDARK for the July-released Turn Up The Bass EP.

@ Parq,

9.1: Armin van Buuren

The veteran Dutch DJ, producer, remixer and co-founder of Armada Music has been DJ Mag‘s No. 1 DJ a record five times, and was also nominated for a Grammy in 2014. In February, van Buuren opened the new A State of Trance studio in Amsterdam to celebrate the 800th episode of his radio show with the same name.


9.2: Lookas

Featured last year as one of Rolling Stone‘s “Artists You Need To Know,” the Miami-based trap DJ released the single Game Over with Crankdat, as well as remixes to his single Can’t Get Enough in 2017.

@ Bassmnt,

9.2: Stafford Brothers

The Australian-born, L.A.-based DJ siblings have already collaborated with the likes of MAKJ, Timmy Trumpet, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Rick Ross. Their latest single, Love Cliché, is coming soon.

@ Parq,

9.3: Boombox Cartel

The Mexico-born, Minneapolis-bred and Los Angeles-based DJ duo of Amerigo Garcia and Jorge Medina released the hit Colors last year on Spinnin’ Records. Their latest offering, the five-song Cartel EP, came out in April on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint.

@ Bassmnt,

9.3: Steve Aoki

After recently teaming with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson on the single Just Hold On, the legendary Dim Mak Records founder and Grammy-nominated DJ/producer switched gears. His July-released Kolony is a collection of 10 straight-up trap collaborations with everyone from Yellow Claw, DVBBS and Bad Royale to Gucci Mane, Migos and 2 Chainz.

@ Del Mar Racetrack,

9.3: Rick Ross

The Teflon Don returned earlier this year with his ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me. It features Nas, Yo Gotti, Young Thug, Future, Meek Mill and more.

@ Parq,

9.3: Dada Life

The Swedish DJ duo of Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom have played the stages of Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra, remixed Kaskade and Afrojack, and even have their own festival - Dada Land: The Voyage. The pair released three singles last year.


9.9: Corbin & Shlohmo

Atmospheric electronic composer Shlohmo (aka L.A.-based producer Henry Laufer) pairs with Minnesota singer Corbin (19-year-old Corbin Smidzik, aka Spooky Black) for a 16-date tour. D33J of the WEDIDIT collective opens the show.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.9: Coone

After dropping the 16-song Less Is More full-length last summer, the Belgian DJ released his new single, Young, Gifted & Proud (The Qontinent Anthem 2017), in July. The producer (real name Keon Bauweraerts) is also the founder of the Dirty Workz label.

@ Bassmnt,

9.10: EDX

Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) has already released five singles this year - Dharma, All I Know, Feel the Rush, Voyage and, most recently, July’s Bloom.

@ Spin,

9.15: Botnek

The Montreal-based DJ duo of Gordon Huntley and Erick Muise has remixed the likes of Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson and Jack Beats. After collaborating with LOUDPVCK and Snails earlier in the year, their latest single, Don’t Need U, was released in August.

@ Bang Bang,

9.16: Netsky

Boris Daenen (aka Netsky) is a Belgian producer and DJ named after a computer virus. He released his third studio album, aptly named 3, last year.

@ Bassmnt,

9.16: Eli & Fur

The London-based DJ duo of Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman have collaborated together since they were teens. The pair released their latest, the four-track Chlo/Wendy Legs EP, in March on Anjunadeep Records.

@ Bang Bang,

9.22: Dash Berlin

In addition to remixing Clean Bandit and Garüda this year, the Dutch trance DJ and producer released his fourth full-length album, We Are (Part 2). It’s a follow-up to his 2014 album with the same name and features guests Waka Flocka Flame, Christina Novelli, Jonny Rose and more.


9.23: Curbi

British DJ Tobias Curwen-Bingley (aka Curbi) remixed Cheat Codes, Felix Jaehn and Galantis last year. His latest single, Shinai, was released in March on Spinnin’ Records.

@ Bang Bang,

9.23: Wiwek

Dutch DJ Wiwek, full name Wiwek Mahabali, was originally signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. He’s now with Skrillex’s OWSLA and has released two things so far in 2017 - the Faka G/Double Dribble single, and July’s Drum Nation EP.

@ Bassmnt,

9.23-24: Tramps Like Us

The two-day, 18+, all-night phenomenon returns once again to The Midway District. This time, it features Yellow Claw (pictured), Joyryde, Bear Grillz, Sikdope, Cesqeaux and Angelz.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

9.24: Showtek

Dutch DJ siblings Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen (aka Showtek) have worked with David Guetta, Tiësto, Hardwell, Bassjackers and more. They’ve released remixes to a pair of their 2016 singles, along with two brand new singles (On Our Own and Amen), already this year.

@ Parq,

9.29: Matoma

Last at OMNIA for the Fourth of July weekend, 26-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) has released multiple singles in 2017 - Party on the West Coast with Snoop Dogg and Girl at Coachella with D.R.A.M and Magic!, as well as the All Night EP with The Vamps.


9.30: CRSSD Fall ’17

It’s time to return once again to Waterfront Park’s beautiful setting for another installment of CRSSD. Never ones to disappoint, organizers have assembled another all-star line-up that includes Rüfüs Du Sol, Richie Hawtin, Hot Since 82, Chromeo, Cut Copy, FKJ, The Magician, Emancipator, Sohn, Broods and more.

@ Waterfront Park,

9.30: MAKJ

San Luis Obispo-based house DJ Mackenzie Johnson (aka MAKJ) has collaborated with Hardwell, Henry Fong and Lil Jon, and has taken on the biggest stages at Electric Zoo, Coachella and TomorrowWorld. He remixed Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You this year, as well as releasing a pair of singles: Knock Me Down and Space Jam.