Take a Spin: January EDM and DJ performances

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include DVBBS, Alexander Lewis and Bassjackers.

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include DVBBS, Alexander Lewis and Bassjackers.

1.5: Jack Novak

Chicago-born/L.A.-based producer and former model Jack (Jacqueline) Novak has opened for Calvin Harris and served as Pharrell Williams’ touring DJ. Novak recently cracked iTunes’ Top 10 with her remix of Jane Zhang’s “808” and has promised new original music this month.


Jack Novak

Jack Novak.

1.5: Ardalan B2B Worthy

Iran-born/San Francisco-based Dirtybird DJ Ardalan released the 2-song Fantastic Planet EP with Christian Martin last month. He plays back-to-back with fellow Dirtybirder Worthy.  

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1.12: DVBBS

Chris and Alex van den Hoef are on a roll. Last year, the Toronto and L.A.-based brothers dropped a single with Steve Aoki and 2 Chainz, released the 6-song Beautiful Disaster EP, and then followed it with another, the 10-song Blood of My Blood. The latter found the pair working with NERVO, GTA, Belly, Cisco Adler and more.




1.12: Wongo

The Australian producer and DJ released a slew of singles last year: Doin’ It/Fantastic with Little By Little, CrunchHandle It (feat. Divoli S’vere), and most recently, Paradise (feat. San Mei).

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1.13: TNT

TNT is Technoboy (aka Italian DJ Cristiano Giusberti) and Tuneboy (fellow Bologna-based hardstyle producer Antonio Doná). The pair released the 3-song Yeah! EP and Tritolo single last year.

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1.14: Gryffin

It’s a special DJ set from New York house DJ Dan Griffith as part of MLK weekend. The USC alum and classically trained pianist paired with Colorado-based DJ Illenium on the single Feel Good (feat. Daya) last year, as well as two of his own - Love In Ruins (feat. Sinéad Harnett) and Nobody Compares to You (Feat. Katie Pearlman).  




1.19: Dennis Ferrer

Objektivity Records boss, Grammy-nominated New York producer, and veteran house DJ Ferrer scored his biggest hit with Hey Hey in 2010.  

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Dennis Ferrer

Dennis Ferrer.

1.19: R3HAB

The Dutch House DJ R3HAB (aka Fadil El Ghoul) released his debut album, Trouble, last September. It featured collaborations with Felix Cartal, RITUAL, and VÉRITÉ, among others. Last month, he teamed with Krewella on the single, Ain’t That Why.  




1.19: Alexander Lewis

Last year, English producer Alex Lewis teamed with Juicy J on Yogi’s single, Money On My Mind. He also released two of his own – March and Off Guard.

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Alexander Lewis

Alexander Lewis.

1.20: Drezo

This Vegas-born, L.A.-based DJ had remixed Dillon Francis, Destructo and the Backstreet Boys. Last year, he released the 3-song Jaded EP, and teamed with DUSTYCLOUD on the single, House.

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1.20: Doctor P

The English DJ has done remixes for the likes of Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran, Dillon Francis, Datsik and others. Most recently, the 31-year-old dubstep producer (real name Shaun Brockhurst) remixed his own 2015 single, Business (feat. Far East Movement).

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doctor p

Doctor P.

1.26: Bassjackers

Dutch DJ duo and Spinnin’ Records regulars Bassjackers (Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst) released five singles, as well as the 4-song EP Les Pays Bass, on their home country’s EDM label last year.




1.27: Lookas

He’s worked with the likes of Flo Rida and Diplo, but it was remixing the 2013 DVBBS & Borgeous single, Tsunami, that put DJ Lookas (aka Lucas Rego) on the map. Rego closed 2017 by releasing a new single, Alarm, with sibling DJ duo Krewella. 

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 1.27: Crankdat

Twenty-year-old Ohio-based DJ Crankdat (aka Christian Smith) infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to DJ. Terrible decision? Smith spent 2017 touring the world and releasing singles with T-Pain (In The Air) and Jauz (I Hold Still feat. Slushii). So… maybe it wasn’t.