Spin Cycle: September EDM + DJ performances


Performances coming to San Diego in September include Porter Robinson, Playboy Carti, Borgeous, San Holo and CRSSD.

9.1: Porter Robinson

He’s baaaaack. The 27-year-old Grammy-nominated DJ/producer was just at OMNIA in July, but it went so well he decided to return for an encore. It’s Robinson’s second San Diego club show after curating the Second Sky Music Festival, which debuted in Oakland earlier this summer.


A photo of Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson
(Gaelle Beri)

9.1: Gorgon City

CRSSD is behind this 21-and-up, 3-11 p.m. minifest, which features London-based DJ duo headliners Gorgon City (Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott), as well as performances by Walker & Royce, Huxley, Local Dialect and Boys Don’t Disco.

@ The Park at Petco Park,

A photo of Gorgon City
Gorgon City
(Courtesy photo)

9.6: Playboi Carti

The 22-year-old Atlanta-based rapper (aka Jordan Carter) was just here last month as support on Wiz Khalifa’s Decent Exposure tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. He heads back on his own for this far more intimate show after last appearing on the song Earfquake from Tyler, The Creator’s May-released Igor album.


A photo of Playboy Carti
Playboi Carti
(Courtesy photo)

9.7: FTampa

Brazilian DJ and producer FTampa (aka Felipe Ramos) has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Avicii and Dia Frampton, and in 2016 he became the first Brazilian-born artist to play Tomorrowland’s main stage. Fellow countryman Ciszak also is on the bill.

@ Quartyard,

A photo of FTampa
(Courtesy photo)

9.13: Worakls

French DJ and electronic composer Kevin Rodrigues (aka Worakls) is a classically trained musician who founded the Hungry Music label. His debut full-length album, Orchestra, was released in March. And while it is likely he will just be DJing in San Diego, many times Rodrigues makes the title of his debut come to life by performing with others.

@ Bang Bang,

A photo of Worakls, aka Kevin Rodrigues
Worakls, aka Kevin Rodrigues
(Florian Gallène)

9.13: Borgeous

Miami-based DJ John Borger makes good on his title as an OMNIA regular by quickly returning to the club after last performing there in June. Borger has released the singles Leave with Jordyn Jones and Better Anyway with RUNAGROUND, as well as few remixes, so far this year.


A photo of Borgeous, aka DJ John Borger
Borgeous, aka DJ John Borger
(Courtesy photo)

9.14: Quantic

English DJ, bandleader, producer, multi-instrumentalist and world traveler Will Holland returns to the Music Box after an extended hiatus. As Quantic, Holland released his latest full-length album, Atlantic Oscillations, in June. It once again pairs him with long-time collaborator Alice Russell on one of the album’s standout tracks, Now or Never.

@ Music Box,

A photo of Quantic, aka Will Holland
Quantic, aka Will Holland

9.14: Gareth Emery

The British trance DJ and producer recently joined forces with fellow Brit and DJ Ashley Wallbridge for the collaborative album Kingdom United in May. The 14-track collection also finds the pair collaborating with the likes of NASH, PollyAnna and Jonathan Mendelsohn.

@ Hard Rock,

A photo of Gareth Emery
Gareth Emery
(Courtesy photo)

9.14-9.15: Cash Cash and Cheat Codes

KAABOO isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of DJs and electronic-based music, but they don’t just ignore the beatmakers, either. Acts like GRiZ, David Guetta, White Panda and Andrew Luce have all played the festival in its first four years. And as the three-day event hits its fifth year, N.Y.-based DJ trio Cash Cash and L.A.-based DJ trio Cheat Codes hold things down for the bass heads. Check the KAABOO website for performance dates.


A photo of Cash Cash
Cash Cash
(Jimmy Fontaine)

9.20: Robin Schulz

The German DJ, producer and musician likes San Diego in September. He returns to OMNIA one year after last playing there. After remixing the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lauv, David Guetta and Sia, Schulz released his latest two-track single, All This Love, which includes the title track as well as Speechless featuring Erika Sirola.


A 2019 photo of Robin Schulz
Robin Schulz
(Robert Wunsch)

9.21: Andrew Rayel

The 27-year-old Moldovan trance and house DJ/producer has spent 2019 remixing Armin van Buuren, as well as releasing three singles of his own – The Melody with Nwyr, Originem and Take All of Me with Hailene.

@ Parq,

A photo of Andrew Rayel
Andrew Rayel
(Courtesy photo)

9.21: Keys N Krates

Toronto’s DJ/electronic/percussion trio of David Matisse, Adam Tune and Jr. Flo released their all-instrumental latest album, A Beat Tape for Your Friends, in July. It comes on the heels of last year’s Cura, a more traditional album for the trio, released on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.

@ Spin,

A photo of Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates
(Fernando Schlaepfer)

9.21: San Holo

Dutch DJ Sander van Dijck played a sold-out show at Observatory North Park in April and returns for the far cozier confines of Bassmnt. Van Dijck released his full-length debut, the appropriately titled album1, last year and has followed it with a pair of singles, February’s Lead Me Back and July’s Lost Lately, so far in 2019.

@ Bassmnt,

San Holo
San Dolo
(Courtesy photo)

9.28: Matoma

After last playing OMNIA in March, Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) returns to the Gaslamp with two new singles under his belt – When You Leave with Nikki Vianna and Bruised Not Broken featuring MNEK & Kiana Ledé.


A photo of DJ Matoma, aka Tom Lagergren
DJ Matoma, aka Tom Lagergren
(Courtesy photo)

9.28-29: CRSSD

It’s September. And that means that it’s once again time to head out to beautiful Waterfront Park for the back end of CRSSD’s biannual festival. This time, bands like Portugal. The Man and Hot Chip join an impressive lineup that includes KAYTRANADA, FISHER, Richie Hawtin, Mark Farina, Shiba San, Anna Lunoe, special guest Kaskade and many more.

@ Waterfront Park,

A photo of CRSSD performer KAYTRANADA
(Liam McCrae)