The best EDM + DJ performances in October
DJ and EDM performances coming to San Diego in October include A-Trak, Chromeo, Sam Divine, GRiZ, Party Favor and more.
10.4: Loud Luxury
The Juno Award-winning Canadian production duo of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace heads back to OMNIA after last making an appearance there in May. They continue an already banner year that has seen the pair play Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas and Chicago’s Lollapalooza, as well as team with Bryce Vine on new single I’m Not Alright.
Half of DJ duo Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden, Canadian producer and Fool’s Gold label boss Alain Macklovitch spent years as Kanye West’s personal DJ. He is also the younger brother of Chromeo’s Dave Macklovitch. A-Trak’s latest single, Work It Out (Friend Within Remix), was released in June.
10.12: The Alchemy Tour
NGHTMRE, aka Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi, goes back to back with Slander, aka dubstep duo Derek Andersen and Scott Land, as the headlining act of this phenomenal bill that also includes trance DJ Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and L.A.-based electronic music trio The Glitch Mob.
@ The Park at Petco Park,
A DJ set from David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel of synth-funk duo Chromeo is the latest chapter in the Horizon Music Series – a string of mini-fests that have used the Embarcadero’s beautiful backdrop to host Outkast’s Big Boi, Thievery Corporation, RAC, Elephante and Justin Caruso in the past.
@ Embarcadero Marina Park North,
10.12: George Fitzgerald
The former English record store employee turned DJ followed his sophomore album, last year’s Domino-released All That Must Be, with a new, self-released single, Chimes, with Lil Silva as Otherline, in August.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
10.17: Lost Frequencies
Belgian DJ and producer Felix De Laet (aka Lost Frequencies) was last in San Diego at Parq in February. He returns after releasing 23-song, twin-disc sophomore album, Alive and Feeling Fine, earlier this month. It features collaborations with Aloe Blacc, James Blunt, Mokita, Kyla La Grange and more.
@ Music Box,
10.18: Sam Divine
The London-based Ibiza regular is also the host of the weekly Defected Records radio show. Although Divine has recently branched out into production as well, her latest release is a 60-song DJ mix, Defected Ibiza 2019, with label boss Simon Dunmore.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
New Jersey-based DJ and producer Bobby McKeon (aka DJ 4B) was last here with RL Grime in February as part of the LED Anniversary show at Pechanga Arena. McKeon has released tracks on both Diplo’s Mad Decent Records and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, but his latest single, Told You, dropped at the end of August on Ultra Records.
10.19: Prok & Fitch
The English DJ/production duo of Ben Prok and James Fitch first met in a record store and have worked together ever since. This year has been an especially busy one for the pair, releasing three singles – Roller Girl, The Homie and Wow – as well as a new EP, July’s Pop in Pop out.
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
After a much-needed break from touring, Michigan-born, saxophone-playing DJ Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) is back on the road. The electro-funk producer released his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, in April. The 14-song collection features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, DRAM, Wiz Khalifa, Bootsy Collins and more.
@ The Observatory, observatorysd.com
10.25: Sonny Fodera
Australian-born, London-based DJ Sonny Fodera released his fourth full-length LP, Rise, in July. Three years in the making, the 12-song collection includes appearances from Biscits, Lilly Ahlberg, Sinead Harnett, Scrufizzer and Janai. Fodera will start the evening on the Float at Hard Rock San Diego and close it at Spin.
10.25: Benny Benassi
In the past, this globe-hopping, Grammy-winning Italian DJ and record producer has worked with the likes of Sofi Tukker, Chris Brown, John Legend, T-Pain, Kelis and Serj Tankian. This year, Benassi teamed with Chris Nasty on the single Inside, as well as with rapper Lil Yachty on the single Lonely Nights.
10.26: Stafford Brothers
The Australian-born, L.A.-based DJ siblings return for the second year in a row as the headliners for Parq’s Halloween bash. Last October, they joined forces with Bay Area rapper E-40. This time, DJhere.com and DTown productions present them as the main event for Parq’s Freak Show: A Horror Story.
10.26: The Magician
Known at one time for doing magic tricks on stage while performing, Belgian DJ/producer Stephen Fasano – who pulled a gold record out of his hat when he collaborated with Years & Years on the 2014 single, Sunlight – was last here in March when he played Quartyard. He returns to Spin after releasing his latest single, Ready To Love, as well as three accompanying remixes, in June.
10.26: Party Favor
This dude really loves San Diego. Like, really. L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland (aka Party Favor) has already rocked the OMNIA stage twice in 2019 – once in April and once in June – the first show coinciding with the release of his debut full-length album, Layers. The 11-track collection featuring collaborations with GTA, A$AP Ferg, Rich The Kid, graves, Juicy J and more got the remix treatment in August.
Masked English dubstep/drum & bass producer FuntCase (aka James Hazell) has remixed the likes of Flux Pavilion, Dirtyphonics, Mefjus, Dead Exit and more. His latest release, the four-track Next Chapter EP, was released last month.