Top Five Local EDM Shows in March

Fabian Ortiz / OC Weekly
Ultra Music Festival 2013

From March 21-30, thousands of people from all over the world will congregate in Miami for it's annual Winter Music Conference. With pool parties, panels, and special events surrounding the 29th annual International Dance Music Awards (voting ends tomorrow), this is the premiere EDM event ending with the infamous Ultra Music Festival March 28-30. But for those of you who can't make the pilgrimage this year, fear not. You don't have to suffer from major FOMO this month, as there are plenty of EDM events locally to get your music party fix. After all, every major DJ and producer has decided to take up residency in LA now, giving us access to some of the biggest electronic dance music shows in the US.

5. Worthy & Dangerhouse
Posch Restaurant & Lounge
Saturday, March 8th

Last weekend, Posh launched its new Maison Saturday deep house night which had everyone in the OC dance music scene in attendance, proving house music's popularity with everyone from hipsters to veteran ravers. This weekend, Maison will host Worthy and local favorite Dangerhouse along with a slew of other DJs in what they call the "Grand Foyer" and "The Study." No stranger to festivals like Coachella as part of the Do Lab, Dirtybird Records' Worthy will be serving up some funky bass driven beats. With opening support from "real OC DJ's" like Dangerhouse, the evening will be sure to channel one of Miami's infamous booty clapping WMC parties. 9Pm - 2am, 18912 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612.

4. Robbie Rivera
Ten Nightclub
Friday, March 14th

Robbie Rivera's "Made in America" 2014 tour will make its way to Ten Nightclub in preparation of his notorious Juicy Beach party during WMC. The Puerto Rican artist has been making dance music for more than two decades now, paving the way for EDM through his imprint as well as parties all over the US. Rivera is not only known for his chops as a DJ, but also the insane amount of productions under his belt which includes a recent vocally-infused "What to do Now" featuring the EKG's. The Juicy Music label head has been playing out real house music and tribal sets lately and we hope he follows suit in OC. 9pm - 1am, 4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

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