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Here’s to a short work week and your fun plans for the upcoming weekend! Plus, there’s something new for you to check out Thursday night. 
 
It’s the debut of Physical Education, a monthly electro, disco, boogaloo party at El Dorado curated by French Kiss Collective. For the first night, they’ve got Cosmic Kids coming down from Los Angeles and El Dorado’s own Steve McQueen to help kick off the party. To get in free before 10:30 p.m., RSVP here. Over at Voyeur, Switch will be playing a monstrous set of bass and beats. You may be familiar with some of his work: he co-wrote a song with M.I.A. called "Paper Planes," teamed up with Diplo to form Major Lazer, and is the man behind the Dubsided label. Joining Switch on this night will be Drop the Lime, aka Luca Venezia, from New York City. Venezia’s influences range from Brian Eno to rockabilly to Sonic Youth to Wu-Tang. He also runs Trouble & Bass records and is one of the world’s leading DJs/producers. DJ Carlo will do an opening set, and it’s birthday-shenanigans time for Voyeur’s own Camron Adam Zibaie, so no parking on the dance floor. Hosts JediSugar will make sure you have a great time.
 
Your adventure into future disco, spacey house and tech-y grooves is happening Friday night at Kadan. Yes, the free dance party Moonshake is back, with resident DJs Dr. Indulgent, Bob Dazzla and Mark E Quark. Plus, special guest DJ Kaos (Jolly Jam/DFA/Berlin) will be part of the mayhem. Another of my picks is the Bass Monster Tour at Spin Nightclub, featuring Play Me Records head honcho/DJ extraordinaire Reid Speed. Alongside her for this tour is FS, formerly of bass turntablist band Ming & FS, whose first two dubstep releases have skyrocketed to the top of the Beatport dubstep chart. Rounding out the lineup is Cyberoptics, who's "Play Me" debut hit No. 1 for more than four weeks last year. With these three on deck -- and local dub-sters OSAL8 + Diddles, along with SDRavers.net hosting the techno Atlantis Cave -- this is a lineup you don’t want to miss. Can you say after-hours bass?!?
 
On Saturday, join me for Club Ascension’s monthly event at the Kava Lounge, as I play host and DJ throughout the night. Tom King and special guests Liquid Grey and Dementia will also spin the best in dark underground dance music, so don your velvet, lace and whatever else tickles your fancy for the evening. I’ll be giving away tickets to the upcoming Brendan Perry/Robin Guthrie concert June 14 at the Belly Up throughout the night. This is a show not to be missed! 
 
For more info about weekend happenings, go here. I’ll be the one in black on the dance floor. See you there!

Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.

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