By DJ Tristan D
12/1: Sasha @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Considered by many to be the godfather of electronic music, Welsh producer/DJ Sasha has a euphoric, emotional, yet energetic edge that has spanned more than 25 years and stems from the Acid House era.
12/3: AC Slater, 12th Planet, Clicks & Whistles, Massiv @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Dubstep and Drum & Bass will be the order of play for this festival-caliber lineup, a big-booming treat for a Tuesday night in the Gaslamp.
12/5: Kill The Noise @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
New York-based Dubstep master Jake Stanczak’s unique sound has gained him a cult following. Get ready for big, dirty beats with a touch of grime.
12/7: Anna Lunoe @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Producer/singer/DJ Anna Lunoe’s latest single, “Breathe,” has topped the iTunes charts in recent weeks. Her “Jump Up” sound sure gets the feet tapping.
12/12: Benny Benassi @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Chart-topping Electro House artist Benny Benassi is the man behind some of the biggest EDM tracks of the past 10 years. His 2004 hit “Satisfaction” reached No. 1 on both sides of the pond.
12/14: Gabriel & Dresden @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Best known for their hit “Tracking Treasure Down,” Trance/Tech duo Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden reunited in 2011, having split up in 2008 on the same day they won the Best American DJ award at the famed Winter Music Conference in Miami.
12/20: Viceroy @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Viceroy, whose production techniques give him a quirky edge in the House arena, has collaborated with and remixed tracks by heavyweight artists including Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Passion Pit, to name but a few.
12/21: Emma Hewitt @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Trance diva Emma Hewitt is an amazing vocalist who’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in EDM.
12/27: Manufactured Superstars @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
This Denver-based DJ/production House duo bursts with non-stop energy from start to finish.
12/30-31: OMFG! NYE 2014 @ Valley View Casino Center, mylifeeveryday.com
A broad spectrum of EDM lights up the Sports Arena with a two-night stadium show featuring Boys Noize, Brazzabelle, Bro Safari, Cole Plante, Diplo, DJ Snake, Feed Me, GTA, Henrix, Laidback Luke, Madeon, Nero (DJ Set), Nervo and Ookay.
12/31: New Year’s Eve @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, sdnye.com
Ring in the New Year with an impressive EDM line-up including Sidney Samson, Tony Arzadon, Chris Garcia, DJ Loczi, Scooter & Lavelle, DJ Fingaz and more. A special live vocal performance and midnight countdown by Eva Simons will signal that the best of the night is yet to come.
12/31: Alex Kenji @ Rooftop 600 at Andaz, rooftop600.com
Italy’s finest House/Dubstep artist hits San Diego for an alfresco experience under the stars.
12/31: Sex Panther @ Stingaree, stingsandiego.com
Electro House plus Dubstep equals supa-sexy.