Five Best Local EDM Artists of 2013
2013 had all the elements of a great year for electronic dance music: older acts making a comeback, duos crossing genres and progressing their sound, and clubs all over OC catering to the EDM aficionado crowds. But who were the local taste makers making moves right here in your own backyard? We picked our five best local DJs and producers of 2013 making a serious name for themselves in our small, but exponentially growing dance music community. From household names to the cream of the crop check out who made the cut.
Ed Carrasco Courtesy of Myndset
This mysterious DJ known for wearing a Storm Trooper-esque mask is actually a UCI graduate who has lived all over Orange County. With 15 years of experience as a true turntablist, Myndset is a lover of vinyl and a memorable performer when he gets behind the decks. With blogs taking note of his remixes, mix-tapes and various tracks he's grown a heavy fan base online as well as at his infamous shows. His shows sell out all over the States (particularly in San Francisco) and when he plays in OC it's a treat for everyone. Never forgetting where he started (he used to be a club DJ spinning hip-hop here), Myndset brings a fresh take on electro house like on his latest release with Wild Boyz! titled "Swerve." Not to mention keeping fans wondering who the guy behind the mask really is.
Courtesy of Alex Dreamz
4. Alex Dreamz
This Anaheim native has been playing dance music on 102.7 KIIS FM for years now even before it was "mainstream." Born Alex Becerra, he went from an XS resident in Las Vegas to having his own number one rated mix show through his company and website clubkillers.com where he mentors DJs and producers from all over the world and posts a weekly podcast. You can hear him live on KIIS every Friday night from 10pm to 2am where he's been dropping Afrojack tracks long before he was nominated for a Grammy. He currently does a monthly "House of Dreamz" night at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana and most recently broadcast his Friday night show live on KISS FM from the Yost.