Spin cycle: April EDM + DJ performances


Performances coming to San Diego in March include Party Favor, Vicetone, Crankdat and Com Truise.

4.5: San Holo

Dutch DJ Sander van Dijck released a slew of singles last year in addition to his highly anticipated full-length debut, the appropriately titled Album1. In February, he released Lead Me Back, the first single from his upcoming Gouldian Finch 3 compilation.

@ Observatory North Park,

4.6: Party Favor

Last in the city to shut down OMNIA on New Year’s Eve, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland returns to San Diego in what has been a busy 2019 for the producer thus far. BROHUG and 4B have already remixed his January-released single 2012, and Ragland teamed with graves and GTA, respectively, on latest singles Reach For Me and Work It Out.


4.6: Bear Grillz

The Colorado-based, mask-wearing DJ really showcases a diverse production style with his two latest releases. February’s Demons (feat. RUNN) is a melodic, vocal-led foray into pop territory, while the March-released single Flow is another hard-hitting, in-your-face dose of dubstep that has become synonymous with the mysterious producer.

@ Bassmnt,

4.6: Darius

Roche Musique, a French House label based in Paris, brings a solid triple bill to Quartyard. Atmospheric headliner Darius released his debut full-length, Utopia, in 2017. And he’ll be supported by labelmates Zimmer and Kartell.

@ Quartyard,

4.6: Vicetone

Dutch DJ duo Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool have remixed everyone from Bob Marley and The Weeknd to Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, as well as releasing a handful of singles every year since 2013. In February, the pair released their 4-track sophomore EP, Elements, which features appearances from Haley Reinhart, Matt Wertz and Laur.

@ Parq,

4.6: A-Trak

Canadian DJ, producer and Fool’s Gold label boss A-Trak, aka Alain Macklovitch, is also half of DJ duo Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden. The Grammy-nominated turntablist teamed with Young Thug, YEHME2 and Todd Terry on singles last year.

@ Hard Rock,

4.12: Elephante

Michigan-born Harvard grad Tim Wu released his second EP, Glass Mansion, last year. The nine-song collection includes collaborations with Nevve, Matluck, Deb’s Daughter, Anjulie, Crystal and Knightly. An entire album of Glass Mansion remixes from the likes of Morgan Page, ZAXX, BRKLYN, YOOKiE and others followed in November.


4.13: Doctor P

English DJ Shaun Brockhurst, aka Doctor P, has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran and Dillon Francis. In February, he released the Chime Remix of his song Bulletproof (feat. Eva Simons) that was originally found on the 2012 EP Animal Vegetable Mineral, Pt. 1.

@ Bassmnt,

4.19: Crankdat

Last here in January, this 22-year-old Ohio-based DJ born Christian Smith makes a quick return to America’s Finest City. Smith infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to pursue a music career. His latest single, Welcome to the Jungle (feat. Sara Skinner), dropped in March.


4.26: Calyx & Teebee

Calyx (aka U.K. drum and bass DJ Larry Cons) and Teebee (Norwegian drum and bass DJ Torgeir Byrknes) started working together back in 2007. Their latest collaboration, the 14-track 1X1, was released last year and features appearances from Doctor and Ayah Marar.

@ Spin,

4.26: Illenium

Denver-based DJ Nicholas Miller really likes San Diego. He was here with Kaskade and Porter Robinson as part of OMFG NYE 2019 at Pechanga Arena and made a return solo trip here as recently as February. His latest single, Crashing, was released in January and features electro-duo Bahari on vocals.


4.27: Com Truise

Com Truise (aka New York-bred, L.A.-based DJ/producer Seth Haley) is set to release his fifth EP, the 9-track Persuasion System, next month on Ghostly International. The album’s lead single, Existence Schematic, is out now.

@ Music Box,