Spin cycle: October EDM and DJ performances

Top DJ and EDM performances coming to San Diego include Crizzly, Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, Goldfish and RÜFÜS DU SOL.

10.4: Tyga

Compton-born rapper Michael Stevenson (aka Tyga) released his sixth studio album, Kyoto, earlier this year. It features collaborations with Tory Lanez, 24hrs and Gucci Mane. Stevenson also starred in the upcoming third season of MTV’s Scream, an episodic reboot of the famous horror film franchise. Two new Tyga singles, Swap Meet and Dip, were released last month. 

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10.5: Lil Jon 

The DJ, producer and Grammy-winning King of Crunk returns to OMNIA fresh from teaming with Lil Buddha on new single, No Hook, last month. It follows another collaborative single, January’s Alive, which found Lil Jon paired with 2 Chainz and Offset.


Lil' Jon
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10.5: Eptic 

The 25-year-old Belgian dubstep DJ (aka Michael Bella) has released an EP every year (and two in 2012) since dropping his self-titled debut in 2011. His 2018 installment, Anti-Human, features three new tracks and a remix from English DJ Trampa of the single, Hold Me Back.  

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10.10-14: Groove Cruise

Ahoy, matey! Sick and tired of seeing your favorite DJs in a stuffy club? Here’s your chance to see them both on-board a ship, as well with an ocean view at Mexico’s Blasé Beach Club. The GROOVE CRUISE departs from, and returns to, San Diego, with one fabulous layover in Cabo San Lucas. Aboard the ship, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, MK, Shiba San and more will keep the party going, while Duke Dumont will host a very special event in Cabo. Time to grab your life jacket and some glow sticks!

San Diego to Cabo San Lucas,

Benny Benassi.
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10.13: Crizzly

Austin, Texas-based DJ and producer Crizzly (Chris Marshall) has released four singles so far in 2018 — Riot with Pasdat, Bangin’ with Carbin, Knocked Out with YDG and the August remix of Jibbs’ Chain Hang Low with AFK.   


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10.19: Cash Cash 

Releasing a pair of singles earlier this year — February’s Jewel (feat. Nikki Vianna) and April’s Finest Hour (feat. Abir) — the N.Y.-based DJ trio of Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Samuel Frisch return to San Diego after their last visit here in June.


Cash Cash.
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10.20 Ladies of LCD Soundsystem 

Synth players Rayna Russom and Nancy Whang from the James Murphy-led, Brooklyn-based dance collective hit San Diego as part of a co-headlining DJ run. The Grammy-winning pair has promised that each date of their month-long tour will feature a local female or non-binary performer as the opening act.

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Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, Nancy Whang (left) and Rayna Russom.
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10.22 ZHU w/ Tokimonsta 

The L.A.-based DJ and former CRSSD headliner released his second studio album, Ringos Desert, last month. It features collabs with Tame Impala, JOY, and Majid Jordan, as well as show opener Tokimonsta (aka fellow L.A. DJ Jennifer Lee). The remixes to her 2017 full-length, Lune Rouge, were released earlier this year.

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10.25: Goldfish 

South African-born, now San Diego-based electronic duo Goldfish (longtime friends Dominic Peters and David Poole) released their sixth studio album, Late Night People, last year. The pair has released a few remix EPs of singles from the album so far this year.

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10.26: Sikdope 

The Polish DJ and producer has kept busy this year, releasing a handful of singles to date — Back Again with Loud About Us, My House, Badder with ATRIP, Bubblegum with ZOOTAH, and last month’s Lost in the Blue (feat. Nevve).


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10.26: Chris Lake 

It’s also been a massive year for English House DJ and producer Chris Lake. His 2018 credits include an EP, Close Your Eyes, with Walker & Royce, as well as a bunch of singles — Lose My Mind, Pizza with Anti Up and Chris Lorenzo, Y.O.D.O. with Destructo and Deceiver with Green Valet.

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Chris Lake.
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10.27: Dada Life 

In addition to the non-album single, Love Vibrations with HI-LO, Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom of Swedish House duo, Dada Life released their latest full-length album, Our Nation, last May. And while the pair continues to work together in the studio, it’s only Engblom who still heads out on the road for live shows.


Dada Life.
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10.27: Stafford Brothers + E-40 

It’s not exactly a spooky pairing, but for Halloween weekend, Parq is hosting an EDM and hip-hop double dip with Stafford Brothers and E-40. The Australian-born, L.A.-based DJ siblings team up with the veteran Bay Area rapper, actor, and entrepreneur for what should prove to be an unforgettable night of music.

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Stafford Brothers.
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10.31, 11.1: RÜFÜS DU SOL 

Let’s hear it for Australian dance trio RÜFÜS DU SOL! Not only have they finally uncomplicated their name (they used to go simply by RÜFÜS in their home country), singer/guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George and drummer James Hunt are releasing a new album this month, SOLACE, and are taking over the Valley View Casino Center for two nights! Bloody ripper!

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10.31: ARMNHMR 

The S.F./L.A.-based DJ duo comprised of Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella released their latest single, Leave It All (feat. Luma), in August. Earlier this year, the two Josephs also teamed with Convex on the collaborative single, Won’t Come Back (feat. Jex).

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