Spin cycle: November EDM and DJ performances

Top DJ and EDM performances coming to San Diego include Deorro, Zedd, Slander and Carnage.

11.2: Zedd

After kicking off 2018 with the release of hit single The Middle with Maren Morris & Grey, the Russian DJ spent the summer opening eight dates of Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour. His latest single, Happy Now with Elley Duhé, was released in July.


11.2: Boys Noize

German tech-house DJ and producer Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) has kept busy this year. In addition to dropping his highly anticipated album, Strictly Raw Vol. 2, he’s released the single Disco Inferno (feat. Marteria & Haftbefehl), the three-song Orvnge EP with Virgil Abloh, and worked with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Ridha’s latest single, Killer (feat. Steven A. Clark), was released in September.

@ Bang Bang,

(Björn Jonas )

11.2: Gorgon City

London-based DJ duo Gorgon City (Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott) released their second full-length studio album, Escape, in August. The 12-track collection features collaborations with Duke Dumont, Naations, Kamille, D Double E, and more.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.5: Petit Biscuit

French DJ/producer Mehdi Benjelloun (aka Petit Biscuit) turns 19 this month. The classically trained multi-instrumentalist released his self-titled EP in 2016 and full-length studio debut album, Presence, last year. Benjelloun’s latest single, Suffer/Safe, was released in October. Read more about Petit Biscuit here.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.9: Deorro

DJ Deorro (aka Erick Orrosquieta) followed his 26-song 2017 debut LP, Good Evening, with eight new singles so far this year — Existence, Offspring, Sonar, Shakalaka with Steve Aoki, Dracarys, Knockout, Titan, and August’s D.F.T.F. with Vikstrom.


11.16: Morgan Page

After teaming with Jayceeoh on the single Lost Dreams in February, and then with Britt Daley on one called Born To Fly in March, the Vermont-born DJ, producer and two-time Grammy nominee released Let You Go in August. The single was remixed by both Luke Bond and Le Youth in September.


11.17: Slander

L.A.-based DJ duo SLANDER (aka Derek Andersen and Scott Land) has worked with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake and Diplo. The pair have worked nonstop this year, releasing 10 (!) singles thus far — I Can’t Escape, Happy Now, Move Back, Slow Motion, So Long, Kneel Before Me, U Don’t Know with Alison Wonderland, Without You, You Don’t Even Know Me, and last month’s collab with Seven Lions, First Time (feat. Dylan Matthew).

@ Observatory North Park,

11.17: John Digweed

Veteran British DJ and producer John Digweed has spent more time behind the decks than most current DJs have been alive. The progressive house pioneer’s most recent compilations, Bedrock XX and Live in Tokyo, are his 41st and 42nd comps, respectively.

@ Hard Rock,

11.21: 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. He’s released four singles since then, including August’s Save Yourself with The Chainsmokers.

@ Observatory North Park,

11.21: Tory Lanez

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez (aka 26-year-old Daystar Peterson) released his second studio album, Memories Don’t Die, in March. It featured appearances by Future, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa and more. Hot on its heels, Peterson released his third studio album, Love Me Now, last month. The new album features Chris Brown, 2 Chainz and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.


11.23: Drezo

Vegas-born, Phoenix-raised, and now L.A.-based DJ Drezo (aka Andre Haglund) has remixed Dillon Francis, Destructo and the Backstreet Boys. Haglund released his three-song Jaded EP last year. His latest single, Night, was released in January.

@ Bassmnt,

11.24: Elephante

Michigan-born Harvard grad Tim Wu released his second EP, Glass Mansion, in June. The nine-song collection includes collaborations with Nevve, Matluck, Deb’s Daughter, Anjulie, Crystal and Knightly.


(Oh Dag Yo Photography )

11.30: Wasted Penguinz

Swedish DJ duo Wasted Penguins (aka Jon Brandt-Cederhall and Ponutz Bergman) released their second album, Clarity, in 2016. But 2018 has been a busy year for the pair, as they have released four new singles so far – The Lights, Euphoria, Can’t Stay and August’s This Is The One with Adrenalize.

@ Bassmnt,

(Kasimir Szekeres )

11.30: Carnage

Guatemalan-born, L.A.-based producer and trap DJ Carnage (aka Diamante Blackmon) released his full-length debut, Papi Gordo, in 2015. After a couple of EPs, Blackmon followed it in August with his sophomore full-length, Battered Bruised & Bloody. The new album features appearances from Migos, Lil B, MadeinTYO, Mac Miller, Lockdown and more.