The Five Best EDM Shows in July

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Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly
Main Stage at EDC 2013
If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get into this month. With 4th of July weekend right around the corner, you bet the clubs in Orange County and the surrounding areas already have a jam packed rooster of our favorite EDM artist to celebrate well into the weekend. We scoped out the five best dance music shows this month once again so that you may plan your summer accordingly dancing to the beat of the best music available.


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5. DJ Stellar
Saturday, July 13th
Yost Theater

Life has been pretty good for the LA raised DJ and producer Dave Garcia who is better known by his stage name DJ Stellar all over Las Vegas where he now resides. The Calamity of Noise Records label chief has released tracks for artists like Loco Dice, Von Ukof, DJ Dan and even Huntington Beach's Donald Glaude on his fast-growing imprint.

After paying dues at residencies that included Rain Nightclub alongside the legendary Paul Oakenfold, after hours at the Artisan to Haze Nightclub at Aria -- Stellar now holds down a residency at the new Light Nightclub and Daylight pool party at Mandalay Bay alongside Skrillex, Major Lazer, Alesso, Nicky Romero and Krewella. He's played all over including major festivals like Coachella, Ultra Music Festival to Space Ibiza alongside tech king Carl Cox and just ended an Asia Tour with his latest collab mate Kryoman. He headlines Yost Saturdays on July 13th if you want to get a taste of his hard hitting big room progressive Las Vegas style.


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4. Dirtyphonics
Thursday, July 18th
The Observatory

The French bass quartet Dirtyphonics have just ended their 30-stop, larger-than-life North American "Irreverence Tour" at EDC at the bassPOD stage, an event as filthy and fun as their name. The group celebrates the release of their debut full-length album Irreverence on Dim Mak Records which merges bass music, drum n' bass, dubstep and electro with their heavy metal backgrounds. Having already worked with artist such as The Bloody Beetroots, Skrillex to Marilyn Manson -- the group has had remix work on world renowned labels such as Atlantic, Mau5trap, Ultra, Virgin and Ram Records. Their current DirtyTV videos capture their unique live sets with the craziness of touring as chicks twerk feverishly for them. Expect some epic club energy and grimy sounds when they make their way back to OC for a special DJ set as part of Innervision Events' BASSOLOGY night at The Observatory.

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pmisa like.author.displayName 1 Like

LiB sounds interesting, like shambalah with a burning man flavor. Like how they produced that video. 

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daletake

Spot on with LiB as #1. My favorite festival I attended last year and will be a yearly fixture for me. The music, people, surroundings, and overall experience is like nothing else in SoCal. It's truly one of those events that's hard to describe without participating in it yourself.

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