Take a spin: April EDM and DJ performances


Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include What So Not, Brody Jenner, Steve Aoki and TJR.

4.6: Borgore

Israeli DJ, Buygore Records boss and serious workaholic Borgore (aka Asaf Borger) has already released five singles this year — Coco Puffs, Svddengore with Svdden Death, Freak (feat. Watson) with Gentlemens Club, B.Y.D. with Benda, and Reasons (feat. GG Magree) with Axel Boy.


4.6: Umek

Slovenian composer and techno DJ Umek (aka Uros Umek) has remixed Parov Stelar and was named Best Tech/House Artist at the International Dance Music Awards in 2014. This year, Umek has already released a pair of two-song singles, Quest Chain and Certain Trace.

@ Spin Nightclub,

4.7: What So Not

Once a duo with EDM superstar Flume, What So Not is now the solo project of Australian producer Emoh Instead (aka Chris Emerson). What So Not released his 12-song, full-length debut, Not All The Beautiful Things, last month. It features collaborations with Skrillex, Toto, San Holo, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

@ Observatory North Park,

4.7: Coast Club

Making noise under the moniker WeAreTreo for years, Trevor Shawn, Ace Future and Spencer Regan remixed Drake’s Fake Love and Twenty One Pilots’ Ride as self-proclaimed “surfers by day, DJs by night.” But with Regan out, Shawn and Future are taking the L.A.-based duo to the next level as Coast Club.


4.7: Brody Jenner

Former step-brother to the four Kardashian children, and half-brother to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, reality TV star Brody Jenner also likes to DJ. After appearing on, and producing, shows like The Hills, The Princes of Malibu, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Sex with Brody, and Bromance, the 34-year-old occasionally likes to get behind the decks. See how you can win a hotel package and VIP table to his show here.

@ Sunburn / Hard Rock,

4.12: 2manydjs

Many know the Dewaele Brothers (David and Stephen) as Soulwax – a Belgian band that at one time also included Stefaan Van Leuven. And while Soulwax released their first album in over a decade last year, the sibling pair more often get behind the decks to perform as 2manydjs.

@ Bang Bang,

4.13: Walshy Fire

Walshy Fire, aka Jamaican DJ and MC Leighton Walsh, is best known as part of the Diplo-led group Major Lazer. In collaboration with L.A.-based reggae troupe The Expanders, Walsh released the 8-song collection Top Shelf Riddim last month.

@ Parq,

4.13: Bingo Players

Dutch DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten continues on under the moniker he once shared with collaborator/co-founder of Hysteria Records, Paul Baumer. Since Baumer’s death in 2013, Hoogstraten has released a handful of singles and remixed the likes of Gorgon City and Hardwell. He appears as part of the duo’s 10th Anniversary tour.


4.20: Dubloadz

Dubloadz, aka DJ/producer Dave Nardolilli, released his debut full length, Dubloadz and the 9000 Ghosts, last year. It features collaborations with Sullivan King, Virtual Riot, Anuka, and more. New single, Salt, is out now.

@ Bassmnt,

4.21: Rich The Kid

He’s been releasing mixtapes since 2013, but Queens rapper Rich The Kid (aka Dimitri Roger) didn’t sign with Interscope Records until last year. So far in 2018, the 25-year-old producer and songwriter has already guested on 10 singles and just released his debut studio album, The World Is Yours. It features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Khalid, Lil Wayne, and more.

@ Bassmnt,

4.21: Chris Liebing

German techno-house DJ Chris Liebing is also a radio host and the founder of the CLR record label. Liebing regularly posts new music to his SoundCloud page.

@ Bang Bang,

4.27: MUST DIE! x LAXX

Texas-born, Seattle based DJ and producer MUST DIE! (aka Lee Bates) has remixed fellow colleagues from Datsik and Borgore to Habstrakt and Flux Pavilion, as well as releasing 16 EPs and albums of his own. He shares the stage with Oxford-grad LAXX (aka James Churchill) who released his 13-song Fake Friends album in February.

@ Bassmnt,

4.27: Steve Aoki

Last in San Diego to play outdoors at the Del Mar Racetrack, Dim Mak’s fearless leader returns to the familiar confines of Omnia. The Grammy-nominated DJ/producer spent 2017 collaborating with everyone from Gucci Mane, Migos and 2 Chainz, to Yellow Claw, DVBBS and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. This year, Aoki has released two singles — Azukita with Daddy Yankee, Paly-N-Skillz and Elvis Crespo, as well as Plur Genocide (feat. Lockdown) with Carnage.


4.28: TJR

TJR, aka DJ/producer Thomas Joseph Rozdilsky, has worked with the likes of Dillion Francis, Pitbull, Cardi B, GTA, and Savage, and remixed Armand van Helden, Jason Derulo, DJ Snake and others. He also released three singles last year — Time To Jack, Rollin and Higher State with Chris Bushnell.

@ Parq,