Electronic Music

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    September 18, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something of a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to LA and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns int ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Gary Numan: Robot King Reborn

    The rock legend enjoys a new wave in his career

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    August 22, 2013

    Alex Dreamz Opens the Door To EDM Decadence With House of Dreamz

    For at least one Friday night this month, the Yost Theater will be on par with Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs. Presented by, House of Dreamz is the brainchild of KIIS-FM DJ and Anaheim native Alex Dreamz (born Alejandro Becerra). The "Wicked Wonderland" theme--dressed by Costa Mesa se ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Nicky Romero Is Dedicated to Being a Killer Producer, Mono Be Damned

    Nick Rotteveel--that's Nicky Romero to you--is a Dutch producer/DJ that rose out of the streets of Holland into super stardom after being taken under the wing of former number one DJ in the world David Guetta. Currently deejaying all over the world including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella this y ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Borgore Is Tired of Binge Drinking, Would Rather Just Make Dance Music

    The Israeli musician, singer, producer and DJ born Asaf Borger, that's Borgore to you, came to Sutra--our favorite EDM haven in Newport Beach--as part of his #TURNTLIFE Spring Tour with opening support from Kennedy Jones for an incredible night of spine-rattling bass. We're exactly one week away fro ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Daedelus' Weird Science

    The musician/producer/DJ's imaginative, electronica-rooted spirit stays hungry

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    March 15, 2013

    Five Must-See Artists at Beyond Wonderland

    This weekend, Insomniac takes its fourth journey down the Alice & Wonderland-themed rabbit hole to Beyond Wonderland Music Festival, held at the San Manuel Amphitheater after the city of San Bernardino complained from previous wonderland events at the NOS Events Center. Don't be fooled by the new lo ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Laidback Luke - Fox Pomona - March 8th, 2013

    Laidback Luke March 8th, 2013 Fox Theater Pomona Last night the Filipino/Dutch DJ sensation Laidback Luke brought his signature mix of hip-hop and electro house to the Fox Theater in Pomona. Legally known as Luke Van Scheppingen, Laidback Luke has been killing it on the electronic music scene for ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Kedd Cook's DJ Career Is Hot and Heady

    There are plenty of DJs who are masters at giving people exactly what they want. After all, it's kinda their job. But on a Thursday night inside Mesa's tiny barroom dance floor with dim light and swanky ambiance, Kedd Cook hopes to give the crowd a little bit of what they need. On this night, that m ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Kaskade Explains His Rise to Fame, Shares New Track at Grammy Museum

    See Also: *The American Music Awards Celebrates New EDM Category *Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better? *Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum hosted a Grammy nominee spotlight on Kaskade,  ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Sonar On Tour - Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall - November 10, 2012

    Sonar On Tour Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall November 10, 2012 To test its international appeal, Sonar, one of the worlds most prestigious electronic music festival promoters, recently teamed up with Goldenvoice to debut its brand in North America with a highly-anticipated to ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Rusko Talks About Bringing UK Dubstep to Cali and Shares His New EP for Free

    Born Christopher Mercer, the English 27 year-old dubstep king better known as Rusko announced that his new EP titled Kapow will be released on his website via Rusko Recordings this Sunday November 4th for free with an iTunes release on November 6th. Currently on a three-month tour to promote the EP, ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Kristina Sky Was Dragged To Her First EDM Rave in the '90s, She Hasn't Looked Back Since

    Kristina Sky sensed that the EDM movement would continue to gain popularity in the states since her early rave days in the 90s. The LA-bred trance artist started off promoting dessert parties before picking up vinyl records and a set of turntables 10 years ago. Today, she DJ's all over the world sha ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bassnectar Rumbles Through Lightning In a Bottle Festival

    Freeform artist Lorin Ashton reflects on the release of 'Vava Boom' and his journey in EDM

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    May 9, 2012

    PeaceTreaty's Name Was Coined as a Joke By An Ex-Girlfriend -- But It Suits Them Perfectly

    Sure, Ryan Jaso may always wear black, but he has been managing electronic music artists for over four years now. He knows not only what kinds of threads his DJs look best in, but also what styles the fans who come to their shows love most. He took his rock-star sense of style and opened a store to ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    DJ Scotty Boy - Yost Theater - 5/5/12

    See also: DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots On Cinco de Mayo, party people pound Mexican beer and tequila shots, and sport around town in sombreros. For those that survived the BBQs and pub crawls, a night out at the club was the best way to keep the party going. We headed t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Nero on EDM Naysayers, Clubbing and the Possibility of Another Track With Skrillex

    Nero members Dan Stephens and Joe Ray have been making music together since 2004. They recently premiered their "Second Reality" live show with singer Alana Watson in the United States at Club Nokia in L.A. in between gigs at Coachella Valley Music Festival. Alana is on all of their single ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Infected Mushroom at Sutra, April 5, 2012

    Infected Mushroom April 5, 2012SutraLast night the legendary Israeli psychedelic trance DJs and electronic band Infected Mushroom had a unique DJ set at the always posh Sutra in Costa Mesa. In typical "Element Thursdays" fashion Sutra brings the top EDM DJs to our backyard--and this was no exception ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Joachim Garraud at Sutra Last Friday Night

    Joachim GarraudSutra-Costa MesaFeb. 13, 2011Sutra was invaded all the way from Paris, France, as Joachim Garraud took over with keytar in hand. The resident DJ, Drew Pierce led the crowd in a prelaunch ritual for Joachim Garraud with club hits "Bounce," "Turn Me On" and "We Found Love."

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    November 24, 2011

    Smog's Half-Decade of Dubstep

    With a party at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, the label celebrates five years of heavy bass and sleepless nights

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    November 3, 2011


    Detroit Bar

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    October 24, 2011

    Destructo aka Gary Richards: 'Steve Aoki Was Like, Why Don't You Call it Hard On? Like, I Got a Hard On for LA'

    ​Years ago, Destructo, also known as Gary Richards, spent Halloween 2007 promoting the first-ever HARD NYE in Vegas, which, by his own admission, made for a sucky Halloween. Since then, HARD has become a ubiquitous representation of high-quality DJ acts and has no problem moving tickets. Destructo ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    December 16, 2010

    (hed) P.E.

    The Grove of Anaheim

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    December 8, 2010

    Daft Punk 'Derezzed' Video for Tron: Compare Official Versions

    ​Yesterday, Daft Punk released the official video for "Derezzed," as a companion piece to the Tron: Legacy soundtrack  Like everything connected to this movie, the video is super cool; unlike the first "Derezzed" clip Tron released a month ago, it has more Daft Punk and neon, less movie clip ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    'Tron: Legacy' OST: 21 Minutes Streaming on MySpace Today

    ​This is it, folks: A week before the official release of Daft Punk's original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, MySpace has decided to gift us with a streaming, 21-minute body of work with "the liveliest moments of the soundtrack." Check it out here.

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    October 12, 2010

    Happy Tron Tuesday!

    ​If you're not sick of all the Tron: Legacy news yet, here's more: On Oct. 28, you can save a spot to watch a 20 minute preview of the much awaited sequel on IMAX 3D by heading over to a special Tron Night website today at 10 a.m.Disney announced the event as the kicker to the ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Mphase Capture the Sea

    [Locals Only] This Costa Mesa trio make waves of glassy electro-rock

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    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Eve Party Playlist

    Looking for some tunes to blast at the bash you're hosting tonight? Or maybe to crank up in the car on your way to a slamming soiree? Here's my New Year's Eve Party Playlist, featuring the best from the past year and stone cold classics. Enjoy. Flickr user Sada 1988Click song title for YouTube clip ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Ben Watt at Focus

    ​Ben Watt is one half of Everything But The Girl, the pop group he co-founded with his wife, Tracey Thorn, in the 1990s. As the act turned to electronic influence, he came to DJing and he hasn't really looked back--even when DJing is not half as lucrative as being a pop star.

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    October 1, 2009

    Paradiso Girls

    Sutra Lounge

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    September 21, 2009

    Last Night: Brian Eno at Cal State Long Beach

    Andrew YoussefLast Night: Brian Eno at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach; September 20, 2009. Better Than: A majority of my lectures in grad school. Download: "Trope," Brian Eno's new app for the iPhone, and visit Eno's installation o ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Gene Farris at Focus

    ​One of my favorite house tracks of all time is Gene Farris' "Richard's Word," (sample) which floats a skit by the late, great Richard Pryor above an optimistic groove that's laced with a flighty flute loop. Pryor is at his gut-busting best riffing, for example, on what it takes, power tools and a ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Jason Blakemore at the Light Gallery

    Erin Wade​In a club scene the constantly recycles DJ newbies, groupies and transplants in search for easy stardom, Jason Blakemore is a rare Southern Californian whose been spinning at the region's biggest events since the dawn of the '90s. The Laguna Beach native got his start at iconic Los Angel ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Charles Feelgood at Focus (With MP3 Link!)

    BY DENNIS ROMEROListen/download "Charles Feelgood vs. Michael Jackson" here.Revealing a favorite DJ can date you like an exotic entertainer who plays Bon Jovi for her pole-dancing finale. (She thinks she's rocking out like it's 1988 on the Sunset Strip, but she's really putting on a sad bio-drama.) ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    January 15, 2009
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    October 16, 2008

    Club Pick : Bristol Sessions 7th Anniversary at Detroit Bar

    Normally, a good full-body stretch isn't totally necessary before heading out the door on a Friday night. But after only a few hours spent bouncing to the beats of Bristol Sessions at Detroit Bar, you'll be glad you spent an extra minute loosening up those quads. Especially if you consider that OC's ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    February 11, 2008

    The Grammys: Drunk on Winehouse

    Every year the Grammy Awards ceremony proves—among other things—how far out of step my tastes are with mainstream music, a state of affairs with which I came to terms, oh, in the early '80s. It also reveals the dearth of imagination/adventurousness of the nominating committee. Most of the music ... More >>

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    January 21, 2008

    Roger Waters at Coachella!

    Seriously. Playing Dark Side of the Moon, according to the LA Times. Also: Death Cab, Breeders, M.I.A., Love & Rockets (woo-hoo!), Cafe Tacuba, Kraftwerk,'ll know more when we do, but you can probably hit up the Coachella website and find out sooner....

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    January 18, 2008

    Want to Catch a DJ Set by Peter from Peter Bjorn and John?

    I'm still not sure which one's Peter. Then go to Proof Bar in Santa Ana Feb. 1. Hundreds of young folks will be there, no doubt. “But what will Peter of Peter Bjorn and John spin?” you breathlessly inquire. My money's on an eclectic playlist of Irish dubstep, South American minimal techno and ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Heavenly Beats, Demonic Metal, Slack Clergy: Absorbing Seattle’s Decibel Festival, Assessing Disney’s HOB Flub, Heeding Lazy Preacher

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    June 7, 2007

    Fo' Sizzle!

    Summer concerts/festivals to heat the beat

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    January 19, 2006
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    April 24, 2003
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    August 23, 2001
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    August 17, 2000
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    December 16, 1999

    Daniel Bremmer

    a Huntington Beach-based DJ, designer, event curator and fish-taco connoisseur who recommends shopping for his favorite music at Noise Noise Noise or Dr. Freeclouds Mixing Lab, both in Costa Mesa

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