Spin cycle: December DJ and EDM performances

Performers headed to San Diego during December include 3LAU, Tiga, Party Favor and Lil Jon. 

12.1: Two Friends

L.A.-based DJ duo Two Friends (Matt Halper and Eli Sones) have remixed Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Audien, and more. After dropping their latest single, Bandaid, in June, Halper and Sones have seen their song remixed by Bad Color and Castion in recent months.


Two Friends.
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12.1: DAY MVS

Petco Park provides the backdrop for this all-day, 21+ CRSSD event that features sets from Jai Wolf, Lane 8, Snakehips, Hotel Garuda, Kill Frenzy, Phantoms and more.

@ The Park at Petco Park,

Jai Wolf.
(Dash Grey)

12.7: 3LAU

New York-born, Vegas-based DJ Justin Blau released his 11-song full-length debut, Ultraviolet, in February. A remixed version featuring new versions by Zeds Dead, Zaxx, and more followed in May. And last month, Blau teamed with HYO on new single, Punk Right Now.


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12.7: Tiga

Canadian DJ, producer and musician Tiga was last in San Diego for this year’s CRSSD Spring edition. He returns after releasing the four-track Blessed EP, Pt. 1 with The Martinez Brothers last month.

@ Spin,

(Femme de Arkozy)

12.8: Brohug

The Swedish DJ and production trio of Christopher Lunde, Niklas Lunde and John Dahlbäck was last here in February as part of the LED Anniversary VII. The threesome has kept busy in 2018, releasing seven singles (Sinner, Fun, My Place, Charlie, Be Somebody, The Hunt, In My Hand) as well as a pair of remixes.


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12.12: KSHMR

Bay-Area electro-house DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar (aka KSHMR) has collaborated with the likes of Tiesto, Bassjackers, R3hab, Hardwell and more. His latest single, Magic, was released last month through Spinnin’ Records.

@ Observatory North Park,

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12.13: Scooter and Lavelle

San Diego’s own two-headed DJ beast concludes their almost year-old residency at Oxford with their 10th and final show of the 2018 run. The veteran turntablists are also set to perform together at the 15th anniversary of Groove Cruise Miami in January.  

@ Oxford Social Club,

Scooter and Lavelle.
(Courtesy photo)

12.14: Big Gigantic

The Colorado-based drum/production duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken broke through with their 2016 sixth studio album, Brighter Future, which featured collabs with Waka Flocka Flame, Logic and others. Last year, Kasbo, Pham, Kill the Zo, KRANE and others contributed versions to a follow-up remix album.  

@ Observatory North Park,

Big Gigantic.
(Jason Siegel)

12.14: Lil Jon

This dude loves San Diego. The DJ, producer and Grammy-winning King of Crunk was last here in October, at the same venue, fresh from teaming with Lil Buddha on new single, No Hook.


Lil Jon.
(Noam Galai / Getty Images for Candy Crush Fri)

12.14: MK

Detroit-bred, L.A.-based DJ MK (Marc Kinchen) is best known for charting a pair of No. 1’s on the Billboard 200 and producing tracks for Pitbull. In September, he teamed with Jonas Blue and Becky Hill on new single, Back & Forth. Since, Franky Rizardo, KDA and Boston Bun have taken turns remixing it.

@ Spin,

(Kristian Schmidt)

12.15: Coone

Belgian hardstyle DJ and producer Koen Bauweraerts (aka Coone) is also the founder of the Dirty Workz record label. Bauweraerts just released his sixth studio album, Trip To Tomorrow, in October. The eight-song collection features collaborations with Technotronic, Jelle van Dael, Belle Humble and others.

@ Bassmnt,

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12.20: Hippie Sabotage

Calif.-based sibling DJ and production duo Hippie Sabotage (aka Kevin and Jeff Saurer) are perhaps best known for remixing Swedish crooner Tove Lo’s breakthrough hit, Habits (Stay High). The brothers have also released a handful of their own singles this year — I Found You, The Mist, and the three-song Hentai collection.

@ Observatory North Park,

Hippie Sabotage.
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12.21: Coast Club

DJ and production trio Trevor Shawn, Ace Future and Spencer Regan performed as WeAreTreo for years, remixing Drake’s Fake Love and Twenty One Pilots’ Ride as self-proclaimed “surfers by day, DJs by night.” But with Regan out, the L.A.-based duo of Shawn and Future released their first single under the new moniker, Coastin’ (feat. Sammy Johnson), in August.


Coast Club.
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12.21: Baauer

Remember all those Harlem Shake videos? Well, the DJ and producer behind the song that fueled them all — 29-year-old Harry Bauer Rodrigues — has since worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Pusha T, Future, M.I.A., Rae Sremmurd and more. His latest single, Company (feat. Soleima), was released in October.      


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12.22: Slushii

Twenty-one-year-old L.A.-based DJ/producer Julian Scanlan (aka Slushii) has remixed everyone from Skrillex, Kaskade, and Drake to The Chainsmokers, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande. Scanlan released his debut full-length studio album, Out of Light, last year.

@ Parq,

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12.28: Tyga

Back for more! Compton-born rapper Michael Stevenson (aka Tyga) was just here in October, but apparently can’t get enough of America’s Finest City. Stevenson released his sixth studio album, Kyoto, earlier this year, and also starred in the third season of MTV’s Scream, an episodic reboot of the famous horror film franchise. New singles Swap Meet, Dip, SWISH, and Taste (feat. Offset) are out now.


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12.29-31: OMFG NYE 2019

Top shelf EDM all-stars Kaskade, Illenium and Porter Robinson headline three straight nights of music and madness in Point Loma. Support acts like Valentino Khan, San Holo, Tritonal, Boombox Cartel and many others round out the 72-hour mega-bill. 

@ Valley View Casino Center,

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12.31: DJ 4B

New Jersey-based DJ and producer Bobby McKeon Jr. (aka DJ 4B) has released tracks on both Diplo’s Mad Decent Records and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. McKeon has released a few singles this year, including Drown, Whistle with TEEZ, and Ice Cold (feat. Megan Lee), the latter also getting its own 18-track remix album. 

@ Bassmnt,

DJ 4B.
(Paul Garcia)

12.31: Party Favor

Back at OMNIA for a third time this year, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes another stop in San Diego to close out the year. In addition to an amped-up NYE set, Ragland is sure to play a pair of recent singles — MDR with fellow Pacific EDM lister Baauer and October’s Circle Up with U.K. pop singer Bipolar Sunshine.


Party Favor.
(Koury Angelo)