The Five Best Local EDM Shows in April
Amtrac April 26th Posch James Caleb Cornette aka Amtrac was on everyone's radar after opening for Kaskade on his Atmosphere Tour late last year and remixing the hit single of the same title. The Kentucky songwriter, producer, vocalist, instrumentalist, and DJ is one of the HARD dawgs playing events like HARD Miami, Ultra Music Festival, Day of the Dead, and Tomorrowworld! The up and coming 25 year old fuses deep house with nu disco and is the perfect fit for Posch's new Maison Saturdays which caters to the more mature sounds of dance music.
Brazabelle & Bixel Boys April 17th Yost Theater LED favorite DJ Brazabelle comes back to OC as part of Havoc Thursday's at the Yost Theater with LA's Bixel Boys. Rob May and Ian McPherson are know for bringing the underground tech house sound to big rooms such as the Yost with an electro twist. This is the perfect opening support for Brazzy's stream of mash-ups, remixes, and originals which are quickly cementing her as one of EDM's leading ladies. Since her release of "Break Your Body," the artist born Brittney Bowles has proven she can go just as hard and dirty as the boys with bangers like her recent "What is Love" remix.
Audien April 10th Sutra Few can argue that Audien's "Wayfarer" became a classic trance tune after being the first track played on Above & Beyond's Group Therapy radio show. Born Nate Rathbun in Connecticut, the young producer opened for Armin van Buuren at New York's Roseland Ballroom in 2011 and has since seen unprecedented success with his progressive house to electro sound. Rathbun most recently played ASOT 650 in Utrecht, EDC Mexico, and Ultra Music Festival in Miami. After playing Insomniac's new We Are NRG event over the weekend, he makes his way to Sutra this Thursday.
Adventure Club & Headhunterz April 17th Club Nokia Goldenvoice, LED, and Future Events are bringing Adventure Club & Headhunterz to Club Nokia for those who can't see them at Coachella. Christian Srigley and Leighton James who make up Adventure Club are known for their chopped up electro synchs, progressive melodies, and hypnotizing dub vocals. Their single with David Solano "Unleashed" is currently the anthem for the Life in Color Festival. While the Dutch DJ Willem Rebergen earned his stripes in the hardstyle movement and recently co-produced the smash anti-bullying anthem "United Kids of the World" with Krewella--nice to see some EDM with a message.
Disclosure (DJ Set) April 10th Club Nokia This week Grammy nominated duo Disclosure has partnered with Goldenvoice and LED to bring their "Wild Life" series to LA at Club Nokia. These special shows feature friends, DJs, and artist they admire most at showcases all over the world. The "White Noise" artist are playing Coachella on Sunday, but will begin the festivities this Thursday with A$AP Ferg, MK, and Jerome LOL as special guests. Usually known for their live electronic sets, it will be unique to catch them in a DJ set playing the deep sounds of house music which are popular in their England hometowns.
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