EDM Culture This Weekend: What's Happening Up and Down The So Cal Coast



If you fancy yourself an EDM culture junkie, nightlife up and down the So Cal coast is throbbing with nocturnal treasures. House music all night long—or what ever genre of electronic music that gets you off, there’s something of all flavors. Here’s a quick look at some events we’re looking forward to. Perhaps we’ll see you there. Let us know in the comments section below what you’re getting up to this weekend.

San Diego

Thursday August 23

LED Presents Alvin Risk @ Voyeur: Huge underrated artist in coming into San Diego this Thursday. Alvis Risk will be having a FREE COVER night (before 10:30) at Voyeur. The show will most likely sell out and doors will be packed right at 10:30 so get their early. RSVP here.

Friday August 24

LED Presents Pleasurekraft @ Voyeur: The DJ duo known as Pleasurekraft will be on the decks. The tech house DJs will be playing for free with RSVP at Voyeur. The club always fills up fast and free guestlist closes at 10:30. Get there early.

Saturday August 25

LED Presents Destructo @ Voyeur: Our good buddy Gary Richards aka Destructo also has a RSVP free guestlist  this Saturday down in San Diego. What I know most about this guy is, he knows how to throw a party. Don’t miss this night and if you missed our exclusive interview with Gary Richards check it out.

Sunday August 26

Addicted to Bass: Dieselboy @ 4th & B: The heavy dubstep/drum and bass DJ will be one of the options in San Diego on Sunday. If you are into heavy bass make sure to check this show out. Tickets have already sold out in two tiers, grab them for $25 before they’re gone.

Intervention Sundays With Dj Vice, Chris Garcia, Tony Arzadon: The Hard Rock has been going off every Sunday all summer with Intervention. This weekend there is a packed lineup, VICE, Chris Garcia, and Tony Arzadon! For $15 you can grab tickets for presale now or miss out and have to pay $20 later.

Manufactured Superstars and Bassjackers @ Wavehouse:Manufactured Superstars and Bassjackers will both be performing at one of best outside venues in the country this Sunday @Wavehouse. The double feature event still has tickets available for $20 but they are most likely going to sell out at the price. Get your tickets.

Orange Country

Thursday August 23

Element Thursdays @ Sutra: Christopher Lawrence: Trance legend Christopher Lawrence will be showcasing his skills at Orange County’s hot Element Thursday. Tickets are cheap and you can grab them for $20 still. Trance tends to be a big hit in Newport Beach so make sure to get there early if you plan to buy at the door.

Sunday August 26

Felguk at Ten Nightclub: The Brazilian electro-house duo of Felipe and Gustavo, better known as Felguk, have been rocking the decks all over the world for the last few years and have turned into quite the powerhouse. And now they make their way to Ten Nightclub to bring you an unforgettable Sunday Funday.

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Los Angeles

Thursday August 23

Lure Nightclub presents BassJackers @ Lure: The hottest nightclub in town Lure will be featuring hot producer/DJ BassJackers this Thursday. This DJ duo is a lot of fun and energy and if you mix it with a great club you’ll have a great time. Tickets are $40. Check out their EDC:NY set below!

Friday August 24

Control Presents SMOG with 12th Planet, Flinch, Noah D, Antiserum, The Juggernaut: LA native 12th Planet will be back on his stomping grounds this Friday when SMOG kicks off a packed line up. Flinch, Noah D, Antiserum, and The Juggernaut will accompany 12th Planet for this dubstep showcase. If you are unfamiliar with 12th Planet or wonder what he has been up to check out this mini doc about his life here.

Insomniac Presents Awakening @ The Exchange with Wippenberg: Whipping up genres and break boundaries with his neoclassic anthems including "Chaklaka"and "Pong," Wippenberg has won the hearts of EDM culture lovers all over the world, smashing dancefloors from coast to coast. It's time to get wipped on the dancefloor at Awakening.

We Did It @ The Echoplex: "We Did It" is a collective made up of Producer/Dj's such as Shlohmo, RL Grime, Groundislava and Ryan Hemsworth. These artist come together to produce events as one. Two of these artist will be performing Friday, August 24th at The Echoplex w/ LOL Boys and Salva. Henry Laufer (Shlohmo) is a lo-fi beat junkie and field-recording artist with Low BPM compositions. Groudislava is a Glitch-Hop/8-bit artist who combines off-timed drums and wavy synths with a video-game type atmosphere. Grab the $10 ticket today.

Liquified Presents Guy J, Kazell and Anton Tumas @ Los Globos: Subtract music label showcase. Come and enjoy Guy J's unique sound on a massive Turbosound Floodlight sound system by The Ohm Guru. Supporting sets by LA's own Kazell and Anton Tumas. Tickets here.

Saturday August 25

Insomniac & Crosstown Rebels present Get Lost LA: Get Lost is making a stop in LA featuring top-notch talent from Crosstown Rebels, the launching pad of the best underground dance music in the world. Come get lost in the music as the rebels bring their legendary party to the City of Angels.

Avaland presents Fleming & Lawrence & Kristina Sky: Big night in Avaland this Saturday when Christopher Lawrence and John Fleming go back-to-back on the turntables at the legendary LA club. There is also a special appearance by Kristina Sky. If you are into trance make sure not to miss this night. Get tickets for $20 here.

Monday August 27

Monday Night Social presents Trent Cantrelle @ Playhouse: Still smokin' after 16 years of LA EDM culture merrymaking. Celebrating over 800 consecutive Monday nights since 1996. We chatted with Mick Cole about the club night not too  long ago, you can read our interview here. Pick up tickets here. BTW, Boojie Baker and David Ireland will be playing an all vinyl set upstairs this night as well. Wanna come hang with the Magnetic guys...

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