Top Five Local EDM Shows in May

Timothy Norris / OC Weekly
The Coachella crowd during Carnage's set
Now that the desert marathon is over and festival season has officially kicked off, a new month is upon us and don't even think for a minute that your livers and wallets will catch a break. Even if you didn't make it to Coachella this year, we're sure you're still itching to rage by now after replaying your favorite sets and scoping out pictures on Instagram. We did the hard work and investigated the massive amount of shows this month to choose the best five local EDM shows for everyone. From dance music newbies to the biggest aficionados; here are the gigs you can't miss out on.

5. Joris Voorn
Focus OC
Tuesday, May 6

If you didn't get enough tech house in the Coachella Yuma tent, then our local dance music institution has got you covered. As part of his 11 stop North American Tour, the Dutch taste maker will head to Newport Beach in between gigs at Mexico's Electric Zoo and a seven-hour extended set in New York this Spring. Expect things to get deep as the revival of his Dark Science alias has this 17 year DJ veteran on everyone's radar. With a recent Lykke Li remix, long awaited album release in the fall, and opening support from residents Josh Billings and DJ Nonfiction - this is sure to be one heck of an Ibiza style dance affair. 9:30pm - 2am, Tapas at 4253 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA 92612.

4. Jack Beats
The Observatory
Tuesday, May 6

Jack Beats's "Beatbox Tour" hits Santa Ana next week as part of Innervision Event's Bassology monthly at The Observatory. The sold out show is in support of the UK duo's recent Beatbox EP out on Skrillex's OSWLA label and their Fabric Live 74 compilation. They've been locked in the studio since WMC working on "The Ill Shit" for you bass lovers out there. With special guest Mr. "Night Bass" (our current favorite Hollywood monthly) aka AC Slater, the night is sure to bring famous LA DJ friends like in the "Beatbox" video. Going to be one heck of party if you're trying to function on a Tuesday night. 9pm, 35035 Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana CA 92704.

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