The Top Five EDM Shows in August

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Matt Oliver / OC Weekly
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With the over-saturation of shows and world renowned DJs circling LA and OC on a weekly basis, it's easy to justify skipping one out (or you just waited until the last minute and will end up getting a scalper ticket the day of from major FOMO). Regardless there's plenty of shit going on this month to nurture your dance music addiction with events from different genres all over town. We broke down a list of the top five EDM shows this month that should be on your radar. Enjoy your summer like a true rager and attend all of them - why not? You only live once, right?


5. Chuckie and Gregori Klosman
Fox Theater Pomona
Friday, August 16th

Goldenvoice has teamed up with LED and Future Events to get in on their own piece of the money-making EDM pie. This month, they are bringing the esteemed Dirty Dutch party to the Fox Theater Pomona with the Dutch house master Chuckie, direct support from French electro house phenomenon Gregori Klosman and local favorites PRECEPT and Dirty Hype. Chuckie, born Clyde Sergio Narain, has a way of splicing all of the Beatport top songs of the moment with his own hits and classics from all genres such as Tiësto's "Adiago For Strings" in such a way that makes you feel like you are taking a journey through dance music of the moment. Expect a night full of energy, a wide range of music with some epic buildups, and kids in full rage force (it's 18-and-over).

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4. Noisia
The Observatory
Thursday, August 29th

Innervision Events and Bassrush continue to give you your monthly dose of spine-rattling dubstep and drum & bass. Bassology returns at the end of the month to the Observatory in Santa Ana for a night of sweaty, dirty beats with Dutch trio Noisia and opener Dip Vertigo. Nick Roos, Martikn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger who make up Noisia are giving fans a two hour set which we hope will incorporate their heavy drum & bass roots, some electro house synths, and the bombastic dubstep bass lines they are known for. Currently on tour with the British hip-hop/dubstep group Foreign Beggars as their side project I Am Legion we wouldn't mind hearing their debut single "Make Those Move" live too. OC will be sure to turn up to this event and the ratchets will be out in full force (it's also 18-and-over).

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