By DJ Tristan D
11/1: Tourist @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
London based DJ/producer with an emotive, melodic sensibility and innovative production skills. Tourist's recent EPs "Placid Acid" and "Tonight" were met with critical acclaim from industry heavyweights the world over.
11/2: The Stafford Brothers @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Currently ranked No. 1 in their homeland of Australia (three years running in the ITM Awards), the Stafford Brothers have managed to create an international cult following for their unique, yet accessible sound. These guys recently achieved Platinum status with No. 1 EDM iTunes chart-topper "Hello." If you've not heard of these guys, you soon will.
11/2: Maribou State @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Single-handedly defining a genre of alternative electronica is no easy task. These guys from London have done just that, creating a more laidback approach to EDM. Open your mind to something different.
11/2: Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Both of these artists are responsible for curving the edge of EDM as we know it today, topping the Beatport and iTunes charts on multiple occasions. Get ready for a crazy (all-ages) Saturday night.
11/3: Dirty South Joe @ Bar West, barwestsd.com
Philadelphia native Dirty South Joe is a true rising star. His outstanding musical mash-ups combine rolling House with more recognizable vocal tracks.
11/7: Cash Cash @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
These rising superstars in the production of EDM have seen recent support from the likes of Tiesto, Hardwell and Showtek, among others. Their outstanding, energetic style behind the decks also sets these guys apart from the rest.
11/7: Gramatik @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
Stemming from Brooklyn, Gramatik's raw alternative electronic sound is truly original. Intense two-step integration with 4/4... love it!
11/8: Paul Oakenfold @ Voyeur, voyeursd.com
It's easy to throw the term "legend" out there, but Oakey is partly responsible for shaping the electronic music scene into being what it is today. Now residing here in the U.S., but a native of London, Paul Oakenfold is a chart-topping producer who's worked with the likes of Madonna, among many other heavyweight musicians. His record label, Perfecto, has been one of the most prolific labels in modern EDM culture.
11/9: Jochen Miller @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Responsible for single-handedly changing the edge of Trance, Jochen Miller's unique Dutch edge of Big Room production really sets the precedence. His early releases on High Contrast Records propelled him around the globe.
11/10: Reggae Sundays @ Spin Nightclub, spinnightclub.com
This is one of the city's most successful weekly events, embracing some of the most laidback music around. Kick back and let the good times roll.
11/12: Tycho @ Belly Up Tavern, bellyup.comIt's not often that you can say an artist, as in musical artist, is also a skilled professional painting artist. Producer of some of the best Chill Out of all time, and a dab hand with a brush, Tycho is well worth checking out.
11/14: Bingo Players @ SOMA, somasandiego.com
Some of the most prolific producers in EDM right now, The Bingo Players are responsible for chart-topping tracks such as "Rattle," which made No. 1 on Beatport for two weeks. Supported by L.A. rising star MakJ and Dutch heavy weight duo Bassjackers, this all-ages event is guaranteed to be a biggie.
11/14: Beats Antique @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com
Experimental world-fusion Electronica is the name of the game with this production consortium. Get ready to have your mind blown by some out-ofthe-box music stemming from the Bay Area.
11/15: Alesso @ Petco Park, ticketfly.com
A mighty producer, remixer, DJ and global superstar touches down in San Diego for a night to remember. LED Presents will be pulling out all the stops, creating a magical atmosphere in the Petco Park parking lot. This one's all-ages, so get ready for some noise and neon.
11/15: Spryte @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207sd.com
Known for energetic, uplifting and emotive mash-up-style electronic DJ sets, Spryte is one of the true benchmark artists in the Electro House world. His Soundlcoud is a constant hive of activity.
11/16: Sander Kleinenberg @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
One of the true pioneers of the Electronic sound, Sander Kleinenberg is of the world's coolest artists. His innovative production skills have elevated him to dance-music royalty in recent years.
11/16: Rusko @ House Of Blues, houseofblues.com
One of the masters of Dubstep arrives in San Diego from London. His raw, energetic scat behind the decks has already earned him legendary status. His productions have been off the scale in not only quality, but also success. Respect!
11/17: Crizzly and Feature @ Voyeur, voyeursd.com
Ambassadors for the Crunkstep sound, these guys have a cult following. I'd highly recommend checking them out. It's not every day you can put the word "original" to something.
11/21: Ashley Wallbridge @ FLUXX, fluxxsd.com
Signed to Andy Moor's AVA Recordings, British producer/DJ Ashley Wallbridge has defined a generation of Trance with his unique production style. A true artist, he emits an emotional, powerful, energetic vibe with his productions and his DJ sets.
11/22: Enferno @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207sd.com
Jump Up-style EDM specialist Enferno's energetic DJ sets have crowds bouncing nationwide. Check out this legendary DJ (and trained pianist) as he bumps through San Diego around the time his new EP is set to drop.
11/23: John Dahlback @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Expect big beats, harsh melodies and non-stop hands-in-the-air moments when one of the true legends of House music, John Dahlback, takes the stage for a quirky, energetic and emotional DJ set. Electric!
11/23: ZDM's First Birthday @ Somewhere Loud, somewhereloud.com
Jammin' Z90 celebrates the first birthday of its hit EDM show, "ZDM," hosted by yours truly, Tristan D. Come check out this FREE show, featuring pure EDM from the cream of the international and local DJ crops.
11/24: Seth Troxler @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
Stemming from the raw music scene of Detroit in the early '90s, Seth Troxler is a Tech House pioneer with a signature "rolling" sound - energetic, groovy, massively worth seeing.
11/27: J Paul Getto @ Bar West, barwestsd.com
Funky, sexy, uplifting House music is the order of play here. J Paul Getto is a legend when it comes to Funking you harder with his disco-inspired sound.
11/29: E-Rock @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207sd.com
If you're into Trap (EDM comprising hip-hop + dubstep), this'll be the event for you, as Bay Area superstar E-Rock comes into town for a rude night of turntable action.
11/30: Bob Sinclar @ Avalon Hollywood, avalonhollywood.com
Celebrate the pending arrival of Avalon San Diego (set to open on the former site of downtown's 4th & B before the end of the year) by heading to L.A. for French DJ Bob Sinclar's gig at Avalon, Hollywood.
An international DJ/producer from London who now calls San Diego home, Tristan D hosts Jammin' Z90's weekly EDM-only radio broadcast, ZDM, Friday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight on XHTZ-FM.