Steve Aoki pops bottles at Beyond Wonderland 2012
Steve Aoki pops bottles at Beyond Wonderland 2012
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Six Can't Miss EDM Acts Coming to Orange County

Sunshine is upon us and it's time to break out your bikini body--but what about showing off that sexy bod at the club? Orange County is emerging as an EDM destination with great artists making appearances at Sutra, the Yost Theater, Ten and the Observatory in the coming weeks. Here are six can't miss EDM acts coming to Orange County

Nicky Romero  @ Ten, Mar 25

With his undying club house banger, "Toulhouse" Nicky Romero is one act you will not one to miss on March 25 at Ten nightclub.This young Dutchman also has remixes of Green Velvet, Tiesto, Flo-Rida and David Guetta under his belt. When the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and Sander Van Doorn spin your tracks during their set, you must me doing something with your life Did I forget to mention he is kicking off spring break with a "Free" show at Ten? That's right, start your spring break off right at Ten with a free show and Nicky Romero

Infected Mushroom @ Sutra, Apr 5

Standing strong as the 21st DJs in DJ Mag, Infected Mushroom's psycho trance Dubstep set, will make you wish you were on mushrooms. The now LA natives sound has been compared to innovative originators, Chuck Berry for rock and roll in 1955 and Massive Attack for Trip Hop in 1983. Orange County, be prepared for relentless metal breakdowns and psychedelic trance melodies to infect Sutra on April 5.

WolfGang Gartner @ the Observatory, Apr 7

With eight #1 tracks on and Remixes /collaborations with Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas, it's no wonder why Wolfgang Gartner is ranked #7 as "America's Top DJ Poll" The LA . With a name like Wolfgang, it's a safe bet you will hear his Deep House arrangement "Wolfgang's 5th Symphony". Combine that with notable collaborations during his set like, "The Devils Den" with Skrillex and "Animal Rights" with Deadmau5. If your feet aren't getting happy yet, in 2011, Gartner was nominated for four International Dance Music Awards for "Best Electro/Tech House Track", "Best Progressive Track", "Best Breakthrough DJ" and "Best Breakthrough Artist". Prepare to be starry eyed at the Observatory, when Wolfgang Gartner graces the stage on April 7.

Tritonal @ the Yost Theater, Apr 12 

Definition:Tritonal is a mixture of 80% TNT and 20% aluminum powder. With Trance still making strides in Orange County, this Tritonal will put you in flight with hypnotizing melodies and a mixture of ecstasy in hits like "Slave". "Slave" was also featured on the King of Trance ,Armin Van Buuren's, A State Of Trance Radio Top 20 in February. The Texas Duo did not stop their as "Still With Me (Club Mix)" is holding tight at #1 on Beatport's Top 100 Trance Chart. Landing #83 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs List, this is one act you will not want to miss on April 12, at the Yost Theater.

Gareth Emery @ Sutra, Apr 19 

Being put in a state of trance is and understatement when experiencing Gareth Emery Live.Hailing from the UK, Emery is ranked #13 on DJ Mags "Top 100 DJs list" Emery was featured on Armin Van Buuren's A State Of Trance this past weekend at Insomniac's massive rave, Beyond Wonderland. If you missed his angelic performance last week, you will not want to miss the heard pounding, emotional roller coaster sing-a-longs like "Sanctuary" and "Concrete Angel" at Sutra on April 19.

Steve Aoki @ Sutra, Apr 25 

I never thought I'd say this, Newport will be batting two for two on April 25 as Newport native Steve Aoki graces the stage of Sutra. The name Aoki sells it self, but just incase you've never seen him live, you better watch out for floating rafts, multiple champaign bottles being sprayed in your face and insane crowd surfing from the madman himself. After releasing his first original album, Wonderland in January, Aoki pledged to play a full set of original materiel. Weather you like the rock styling of Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo in "Earthquakey People", want to party with Lil Jon during "Emergency" or want a little bit of smokey smoke and a dirty joke to "Ladi Dadi (Feat Wynter Gordon", Sutra will be sure to have your fix on April 25.


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