Take a spin: July EDM and DJ performances

Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Illenium, Destructo, Deorro and Valentino Khan. 

7.3: Illenium 

Denver-based DJ/producer Nick Miller has released a handful of singles so far in 2018 – Don’t Give Up on Me (feat. MAKO) with Kill the Noise, The Glitch Mob remix of Crawl Outta Love (feat. Annika Wells), the AWAY remix of Leaving and Sound of Where’d U Go (feat. Kerli) with Said the Sky & 1788-L.




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7.6: Klingande 

French tropical house DJ/producer Klingande (aka Cédric Steinmylier) recently teamed up with Jamaican singer Krishane, the son of reggae veteran Barrington Levy, on his latest single, Rebel Yell. An eight-song remix EP for the song was released last month.




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7.7: Mercer 

Paris-born, Miami-based producer Mercer (aka Nicolas Mercier) is part of the Pardon My French collective with fellow countrymen/DJs Tchami, DJ Snake, and Malaa, the last of whom remixed Mercer’s latest single, Satisfy (feat. Ron Carroll), a month ago.


@ Bassmnt,



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7.8: Destructo 

One-time CEO and founder of HARD Events Gary Richards has performed under the Destructo moniker for more than two decades. Currently the president of LiveStyle, Richards recently teamed up with veteran Brooklyn rapper Busta Rhymes for current single, F**king S**t Up.

@ Quartyard,



(Nico Lamare)

7.13: Deorro 

DJ Deorro (aka Erick Orrosquieta) followed his 26-song 2017 debut LP, Good Evening, with four new singles so far this year — Existence, Offspring, Sonar and last month’s Shakalaka with Steve Aoki, MAKJ and Max Styler.




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7.14: Audien 

Connecticut-born producer Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart with the 2015 single Insomnia featuring Parson James. In February, Rathbun appeared on a remake of the Montell Jordan hit This Is How We Do It with bi-coastal house duo Party Pupils.

@ Parq,

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 22: Audien performs at the SiriusXM Music Lounge at 1 Hotel South Beach on March 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
(Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images for SiriusXM)

7.14: RAC 

Portuguese producer RAC (aka André Anjos) released more than 200 remixes before dropping a pair of full-length, guest-filled LPs in 2014 and 2017. The Grammy-winning songwriter released Peaches (RAC Mix) last month with CRAY.

@ Horizon Beer Festival, Embarcadero Marina, 

7.15: Steve Lawler 

The award-winning British tech-house DJ recently paired with veteran American record producer Arthur Baker (New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Afrika Bambaataa) on the April-released single, Into The Groove.  

@ WorldBeat Center, 

Steve Lawler

Steve Lawler.

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7.15: Goldroom 

Ahoy, mateys! Boston-born, L.A.-based DJ and musician Goldroom (aka Josh Legg) braves the high seas to bring a dance party to the people — at sea. Legg’s debut album, West of the West, was released in 2016.

@ Adventure Hornblower,



(Eleanor Stills)

7.19: Kristian Nairn 

When Irish actor Kristian Nairn was repeating the famous line in his last Game of Thrones episode as Hodor, turns out he was doing it to a brand new beat running through his head. While Nairn will forever be linked to his heroic protection of Bran Stark, he’s more than happy to get the party started as progressive house DJ.   


Kristian Nairn

Kristian Nairn.

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7.20: SNBRN 

L.A.-based DJ and CRSSD vet SNBRN (aka Kevin Chapman) released the 3-song U Want It single in March on Ultra Records. He also remixed Aussie duo Peking Duk’s single Wasted in April.  

@ Bang Bang, 



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7.28: Valentino Khan 

This L.A.-based DJ and producer’s 2017 single, Pump, became Vevo’s most streamed video of all time. Khan’s March-released follow-up, Lick It, has already spawned two, three-song remix EPs.

@ Bassmnt,

Valentino Khan

Valentino Khan.

(Pete Don)


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