Spin cycle: September EDM and DJ performances


Top DJ and edm performances coming to San Diego include Adventure Club, YG, Cedric Gervais and Jermaine Dupri.

9.1: DJ Drama

The veteran Philly-based mixtape-maker and record exec released his fifth studio album, Quality Street Music 2, in 2016. Since then, the hip-hop DJ born Zaki Mohamed has appeared on a handful of singles, and dropped his latest mixtape, Its tha World, in May.

@ Fluxx,

9.1: Mat Zo

Son of painter Israel Zohar and violinist Wendy Caron Zohar, this Grammy-nominated UK producer/DJ teamed with American DJ Kill the Noise on a pair of singles last year — their own Part I, and a remix of Big Gigantic’s Got the Love.

@ Bang Bang,

9.2: Adventure Club

Adventure Club, aka Canadian DJs Christian Srigley and Leighton James, got their start remixing artists like Britney Spears, Mike Posner and The Temper Trap. The Montreal-based duo released their full-length debut, Red // Blue, in 2016, and covered Portugal. The Man’s hit single Feel It Still earlier this year. The pair will return at the end of September for Tramps Like Us.

@ Hard Rock,

9.2: Robin Schulz

The German DJ, producer and musician released his third studio album, Uncovered, last year. Schulz has kept busy since, remixing the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lauv, David Guetta, and Sia.


9.2: YG

It’s been a busy year for Compton rapper YG. Not only did he release his third studio album, Stay Dangerous, in August, he also stars alongside Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in the feature-length crime drama, White Boy Rick, this month.

@ Parq,

9.14: Delta Heavy

The English drum and bass duo of Ben Hall and Simon James first charted with the 2012 single, Get By. After following it with an EP and studio album, Delta Heavy went big in 2018, dropping eight new singles, a new EP, and a remix so far this year.

@ Bassmnt,

9.14: Borgeous

Miami-based DJ John Borger’s new 5-track EP, Dear Me, pairs the big room house producer with singers Jared Watson, IAMSU and Alex Issak. In July, Borger joined forces with Zack Martino on new single, Make Me Yours.


9.15: Vicetone

After releasing their debut EP, Aurora, two years ago, the Dutch DJ duo of Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool have spent the last 24 months producing singles. Their latest, Walk Thru Fire (feat. Meron Ryan), came out in August.

@ Bassmnt,

9.21: HONNE

HONNE, the English electronic music duo of Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher, released their second studio album, Love Me / Love Me Not, in August. The 24-song track list includes a dozen new songs with an accompanying instrumental for each. Clutterbuck and Hatcher add three additional members when they play live shows.

@ Observatory North Park,

9.21: Cedric Gervais

The Miami-based French producer responsible for the Grammy-winning remix of Lana del Rey’s Summertime Sadness has released three new singles in 2018 — One Night, Do It Tonight, and the recent Everybody Wants To Be Famous with Superorganism. The DJ has also appeared in the films Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day with Mark Wahlberg.


9.21 & 22: Tramps Like Us

LED’s annual two-day, 18+, all-night phenomenon returns to the Valley View Casino Center boasting an impressive lineup that includes the aforementioned Adventure Club, Troyboi, Zomboy, What So Not, Elephante, Giraffage and more.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

9.22: EDX

After spending 2017 cranking out a new studio album, Two Decades, and a dozen singles, Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) has only produced two singles so far this year — February’s Jaded and April’s Anthem.


9.22: Jermaine Dupri

The Atlanta-based, Grammy-winning rapper, record producer and executive hasn’t released an album of his own in 17 years, but his list of production credits include names like Usher, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Janet Jackson, Lil Jon, and more.

@ Parq,

Jermaine Dupri.

Jermaine Dupri.

(Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

9.22: Spag Heddy

Spag Heddy, aka Dutch-born, Spain-based DJ Mischa Reining, released his 20-track compilation album, The Classics, along with a handful of singles, last year. He’s released three singles so far in 2018 – Get To U, Ernstig, and Bass Claws.

@ Bassmnt,

9.28: Benny Benassi

The globe-hopping Grammy-winning Italian DJ and record producer returns to San Diego once again this year. Benassi followed his May appearance by teaming with New York electro duo (and CRSSD performers) Sofi Tukker on their collaborative single, Everybody Needs A Kiss.


Benny Benassi.

Benny Benassi.

(Jacopo Raule / Getty Images for Magnum)

9.29: Black Tiger Sex Machine

The Montreal-based DJ trio and Kannibalen Records founders released their latest full-length album, New Worlds, in March on their own label. It features collaborations with Panther, YOOKIE, Apashe and more.

@ House of Blues,

9.29, 30: CRSSD

September means it’s time to return once again to Waterfront Park’s beautiful setting for the second installment of CRSSD’s bi-annual festival. Organizers have assembled another impressive lineup that includes Bob Moses, Claptone, John Digweed, Duke Dumont, Louis The Child, Nina Kraviz and many more.

@ Waterfront Park,


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