Spin cycle: January DJ and EDM performances

Performers headed to San Diego during January include BRKLYN, Lee K, What So Not and Rev Run & DJ Ruckus.

1.4: Kim Ann Foxman 

After her latest solo offering, 2017’s 4-track Energy EP, this New York-based DJ and producer joined forces with Andrew Potter and Brian Hersey to form the electro-house trio Pleasure Planet. The band’s self-titled 4-track EP was released last year. Expect Foxman to play cuts from both.

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Kim Ann Foxman

Kim Ann Foxman.

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1.5: BRKLYN 

Following a pair of 2017 singles, I’m on Somethin’ (feat. Jocelyn Alice) and Heart of the City (feat. Mariah McManus), the L.A.-based DJ duo of Cameron Alexander and Cody Nadeau released their debut EP, Things I’ve Learned, last month. It finds the pair teamed with the likes of Zack Martino, Fairlane, Medii, and Disco Fries.




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1.12: Lee K 

Local San Diego DJ and CRSSD veteran Lee Krysinski released her debut EP, Wet Behind The Ears, in November. 

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1.17: Lost Kings 

The L.A.-based DJ duo of Nick Shanholtz and Robert Abisi has remixed the likes of Halsey, Diplo, Rihanna, and Imagine Dragons. The pair released a trio of singles last year — Drunk As Hell (feat. Jesper Jenset), When We Were Young (feat. Norma Jean Martine), and Stuck (feat. Tove Stryke). 

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1.18: NGHTMRE 

Last in San Diego for a November show at the Observatory, Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi returns for this highly anticipated club date. Marenyi had a huge 2018, collaborating on a slew of tracks with artists like Big Gigantic, Kill The Noise, The Chainsmokers, Wavedash, and Pell.


1.18: Rob Garza 

One-half of frequent local visitors Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza is no stranger to San Diego. He returns alone for a special DJ set after releasing his 4-track Dissolve EP last August. 

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1.19: Habstrakt 

French DJ Habstrakt (aka Adam Jouneau) was last in San Diego for May’s MY LED USA blowout and returns to the cozier confines of OMNIA for this special show. Jouneau has remixed the likes of DJ Snake, Die Antwoord, and Zeds Dead, and dropped three new singles in 2018 — Movie, About You and Vibin.   


1.20: What So Not 

Once a duo with EDM superstar Flume, What So Not is now the solo project of Australian producer Emoh Instead (aka Chris Emerson). What So Not released his 12-song, full-length debut, Not All The Beautiful Things, last March. Featuring collaborations with Skrillex, Toto, San Holo, SLUMBERJACK, a companion remix LP was released in November. Party Pupils, Pat Lok, and Erick Diaz open the show.

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What So Not

What So Not.

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1.20: Rev Run & DJ Ruckus 

Rev Run (aka Joseph Simmons of pioneering hip hop trio Run-D.M.C.) has teamed with celebrity DJ Ruckus (aka Gregory Andrews) for nearly a decade. And Andrews has been part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted group’s live shows since 2012. This time, they’ll hit OMNIA as a duo.


Rev Run & DJ Ruckus

Rev Run & DJ Ruckus.

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1.25: Cash Cash

Releasing three singles in 2018 — Jewel (feat. Nikki Vianna), Finest Hour (feat. Abir), and November’s Call You (feat. Nasri) — the N.Y.-based DJ trio of Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch return to San Diego after hitting America’s Finest City a handful of times last year.


Cash Cash

Cash Cash.

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1.26: Eli & Fur 

In addition to three singles, UK deep house DJ duo, Eli & Fur (aka Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman) released their Night Blooming Jasmine EP, as well as a 6-track remix EP for the single Parfume, last year.

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Eli & Fur

Eli & Fur.

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1.26: Crankdat 

Twenty-one-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. He has since remixed tracks for Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, Post Malone, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers and more. Smith released six singles last year, including collaborations with Ghastly, Tisoki, Slander and others.




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