Take a spin: August EDM and DJ performances

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Slander, Mura Masa, 3LAU and NGHTMRE.

8.3: Slander 

Derek Andersen and Scott Land first met on the campus of UC Irvine and have gone on to work with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake and Diplo. The pair has kept busy in 2018 releasing a slew of singles – I Can’t Escape (feat. Feli Ferraro), Happy Now, Move Back, Slow Motion and, most recently, So Long (feat. Juliana Chahayed).




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8.3: Pegboard Nerds 

By the time Danish DJ Michael Parsberg and Norwegian DJ Alex Odden hit San Diego, their current Full Hearts tour will be in full swing. They return to America’s Finest City with latest single, Bring Me Joy, under their belts.   

@ Bassmnt, 

8.4: Two Friends 

The L.A.-based DJ duo of Matt Halper and Eli Sones are responsible for official remixes of Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Audien and more. The pair dropped their latest single, Bandaid, in June.



Two Friends

Two Friends.

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8.5: Brooke Evers 

The 33-year-old Aussie TV star, model and DJ is married to fellow spinner Matt Stafford of EDM duo The Stafford Brothers. Evers recently released a pair of singles, a remake of Sisqo’s Thong Song (feat. DB Bantino) and May’s Don’t Want No… with Dominique Young Unique.  

@ Andaz, 

Brooke Evers

Brooke Evers.

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8.5: Anjunadeep Open Air 

 The 13-year-old, London-based independent record label is throwing a party on top of the Hard Rock Hotel. Artists scheduled to perform are Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas, German DJ Ben Böhmer, Brooklyn’s David Hohme, Finnish DJ Yotto and San Francisco-based DJ Luttrell.

@ Hard Rock,

Anjunadeep Open Air

Anjunadeep Open Air.

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8.10: Party Favor 

Last here in June, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes a quick return to San Diego in hopes of continuing the ’90s-themed party he started at OMNIA a few months ago.



Party Favor

Party Favor.

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8.11: Matoma 

Twenty-seven-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) released his latest single, Lonely (feat. MAX), in March. The producer is set to release his sophomore full-length album, One In A Million, a follow-up to 2016’s Hakuna Matoma, sometime later this year.




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8.17: Steve Aoki 

What is it about food and this Grammy-nominated DJ/producer? The Guinness World Record holder for “longest crowd cheer” was first known for throwing sheet cakes into the audience during his DJ sets. Now, the globetrotting performer and entrepreneur, whose father founded the Benihana chain, is following in the family footsteps by opening his own delivery-only pizza company – Pizzaoki. Get meta and order a large pepperoni for the show!     


Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for ASICS America )

(Mike Coppola / Getty Images for ASICS America)

8.22: Mura Masa 

The Grammy-nominated, Guernsey-born DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist worked with Charli XCX, ASAP Rocky, Damon Albarn, Desiigner and more on his 2017 self-titled debut. He joined forces with Nile Rodgers, Chic, Cosha and Vic Mensa on new single Till the World Falls and with Octavian on Move Me, both released in June.

@ Observatory North Park, 

Mura Masa

Mura Masa.

(Yoni Lappin)

8.24: Brody Jenner 

Hey! Look who’s back! The bearded actor and DJ, who recently graced PACIFIC’s April cover, returns to San Diego after appearing here in April. The reality TV star known for shows like The Hills, The Princes of Malibu, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Sex with Brody and Bromance, also happens to be former stepbrother to the four Kardashian children, and half-brother to Kendall and Kylie Jenner. But that, of course, probably has nothing to do with his popularity.   

@ Parq,

Brody Jenner

Brody Jenner. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Hyde Bellagio)

(Bryan Steffy / Getty Images for Hyde Bellagio)

8.25: 3LAU 

New York-born, Vegas-based DJ Justin Blau has done official remixes for Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Adele, Justin Bieber and more, as well as teaming with the likes of Dash Berlin, Estelle, Bright Lights and Audien on singles. Blau released his 11-song full-length debut, Ultraviolet, in February. It features collaborations with MAX, Emma Hewitt, Carly Paige and others.

@ Parq,



(Shervin Lainez)

8.25: Andrew Rayel 

The 24-year-old Moldovan trance DJ and producer released his 16-track LP, Moments, last year. This year, Rayel has dropped a handful of new singles, including Horizon, Trance Reborn, Tambores, Dark Resistance, In The Dark and, most recently, July’s New Dawn with Corti Organ and Max Cameron.  

@ Bassmnt,

Andrew Rayel

Andrew Rayel.

(Linda Van Den Broek)

8.31: Nelly 

It’s getting hot in heeeeere – and not just because Nelly is performing. It is, after all, August. The veteran singer known for bringing unnecessary facial Band-Aids into style appeared on Karl Wolf’s single, Way Low, and released one of his own, Freaky With You (feat. Jacquees), in April.  

@ Parq,



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8.31: Vanic 

Canadian DJ and producer Vanic (aka Jesse Hughes) made a name for himself remixing artists like Big Sean, Lana Del Rey, The Chainsmokers, K. Flay and more. He hasn’t yet released anything in 2018, but dropped a pair of singles – Too Soon (feat. Maty Noyes) and Staring at the Sun (feat. Clara Mae) – last year.

@ Bassmnt,



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8.31: NGHTMRE 

After kicking off the year by collaborating with L.A. DJ Dillon Francis on the single, Another Dimension (YOOKiE Remix), Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi released his latest EP, Magic Hour, in June. Teaming with New Orleans-based rapper Pell, the EP features a pair of new tracks, Swiss and Lights Low.




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