8/3: Psychemagik @ El Dorado, eldoradobar.com
Groovy disco-house from a pair of British gents whose hit remix of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” has become a staple in many big-name DJ playlists.
8/4: Krewella @ Intervention Sundays, interventionsd.com
Electro dance trio Krewella invigorates Southern California’s biggest pool party with their hit single “Alive.”
8/9: Poolside @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
The new Bang Bang is making a boom with groovy house music, in this case by Poolside, whose unlikely cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” is the perfect late-night feel-good song.
8/11: Hardwell @ Intervention Sundays, interventionsd.com
This young-gun electro house DJ was honored by MTV as the “EDM artist to watch” in 2012.
8/11: Grum & Bixel Boys @ Andaz, sandiego.andaz.hyatt.com
Grum is crossing the pond from Scotland to bring his house grooves to the Andaz Pool deck. For a taste of what’s in store, check out the “Through the Night” on YouTube.
8/15: Designer Drugs @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
Expect electro glamour and glitz from this New York duo signed to Sex Cult Records.
8/16: Para One @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
French DJ Para One, who’s at the forefront of the emerging French house genre, has directed three short films.
8/16: GTA @ Voyeur , voyeursd.com
For heavy bass that shakes the bottles off the bar, check out GTA’s experimental EDM show that mixes genres across the board.
8/17: Touch Sensitive @ El Dorado, eldoradobar.com
Touch Sensitive is cruising over from Australia to keep the feel-good nu-disco going. DJs all over the world are spinning his single “Real Talk” with Anna Lunoe.
8/22: ATB @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
German, 40 years old and still crushing the big house/trance scene, ATB was 2011’s No. 1 DJ in the world, according to The DJ List.
8/23: Lovelife presents Art Department @ Bassmnt, bassmnt.com
San Diego event production team Lovelife turns two in August, and they’re celebrating with Canadian deep house duo Art Department.
8/25: Tritonal @ Intervention Sundays, interventionsd.com
Trance duo from Austin, Texas, named one of “10 Artists to Watch in 2013" by MTV Clubland.
8/31: Moguai @ Bassmnt, bassmnt.com
Electro house DJ Moguai swings his 30-show Punx Summer Tour through San Diego for a stop at Bassmnt.
8/31-9/1: LED Presents Tramps Like Us @ Valley View Casino Center, valleyviewcasinocenter.com
LED’s Labor Day weekend EDM mega-show rocks from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. with artists including Anna Lunoe, Dirty South, Nicky Romero, Quintino and many more.