The Best Local EDM Shows in October

Escape From Wonderland 2013 
Escape From Wonderland 2013 
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Next to New Year's Eve, Halloween is probably the second biggest party night of the year. But with the copious amount of party goers come the amateurs who aren't really there for the music and are just looking to rage the night away. Sure there are plenty of epic Halloween EDM shows this year (we'll get to that list later), but we suggest saving some of your dancing budget for some of these top five electronic dance music shows that should also be on your radar. From trance fans to the biggest bass music massive, we've got you covered this month all the way up to All Hallows Eve.

Saturday, October 25

Ilan Bluestone Ten Nightclub Trilogy Events is making trance fans happy this with month by bringing Ilan Bluestone to Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach at the end of this month. The Snapdragon North American Tour will be celebrating Bluestone's latest EP of the same name on trance heroes Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats imprint. He will be coming to OC after his career changing Madison Square Garden gig in support of Above & Beyond's Group Therapy episode 100 fete. Expect the young London based guitarist, keyboardist, producer and DJ to take you on a euphoric melodic musical journey as he blends trance, progressive and electro house seamlessly.

Saturday, October 18

Sex Panther Sutra Our favorite once local big room/progressive house duo Sex Panther recently teamed up with Fyor on their latest club banger titled "Spade." Out now on Liftoff Records, it's already garnered support from their world-renowned peers like Afrojack, Morgan Page and MAKJ. These party animals have been working hard in the studio perfecting their productions when they're not touring the world. Known for their energetic club worthy remixes like their current take on Cash Cash's "Lightning," this show is the perfect excuse to stay local and still escape in a chaotic array of synths, glowsticks and debauchery.

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Friday, October 10

Kygo The Fonda Theater There's a reason the Kygo show is already sold out, even after Goldenvoice and LED added a second show on Sunday. He's been turning heads with his smooth tropical house remixes of everyone from Marvin Gaye, to The Weekend and Ellie Goulding. The 23-year-old artist recently replaced Avicii's headlining gig at Tomorrowworld and was spotted in the studio with Dillon Francis. Filled with uplifting electronic riffs and funky grooves, we hope to catch at least one of his four sold-out shows that weekend and see if the hype is true. (He's also playing Bang Bang in SD and Lure Patio Sunday).  

Thursday, October 2

Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher, Timmy Trumpet Yost Theater 20-year-old Will Sparks basically put Melbourne bounce on the EDM radar less than two years ago and has steadfastly created allies with artist like Joel Fletcher and Timmy Trumpet. Together they form the new wave of Aussie DJs to make it big and help grow this emerging genre. Ever since "Ah Yeah!" hit the festival circuit fans can't get enough of his high-energy shuffling beat. Currently on their Bounce Bus Tour, they make their way to White Rabbit Group's Havoc Thursdays for some back to back action from this formidable trio. Did we also mention Timmy plays with a live trumpet?

Thursday, October 16

Safe and Sound Festival The Hollywood Palladium Whoever said dubstep was dead is about to get a major wake-up call as the Safe and Sound Festival rattles spines at their nearest amphitheater, arena or ballroom. The 20 stop bus tour makes it's way to the Palladium as part of Insomniac's Bassrush massive and will feature Adventure Club, Destroid, Flux Pavilion, Caked Up and Terravita. Imagine 150,000 watts of dubstep, drumstep, drum & bass, glitch hop, and trap on the largest PK sound system yet. (They did Excision's Executioner Tour and the Shambhla Music Festival). This is the kind of show people are literally going to lose their shit at!

See Also: Examining Steve Aoki's Piece-of-Cake Stardom BONES Sees the Future of EDM. It's Called "Future House" DJ Duo Sex Panther Are Thrusting Their Way to Stardom

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