Yay, another weekend where I get to bounce around checking out the DJ action all over San Diego. I’ve got a few friends in from out of town who will be coming along for the ride. Plus, since its Father's Day on Sunday, and we’ll probably be consuming large quantities of food, gotta get in that extra cardio.
My pick for Thursday night is Porter Robinson at Voyeur. Hailing from North Carolina, the 18-year-old Porter had never set foot in a club when his smash hit, "Say My Name," shot to No. 1on Beatport's Electro-House chart. Robinson has earned the raving support of legendary producers such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, the Crystal Method and Armand Van Helden, and landed him shows across the globe -- all before he's even had the chance to finish high school. Some might call Porter a prodigy, but that label belies his musical maturity and ignores his years of production experience. He manages to infuse the genres of electro, dubstep, trance and house like no one else. Producer/ musician/DJ/record label boss Don Diablo will be opening, so get there early enough to catch him. For more details, check out this link.
Friday night, it’s Swedish dancehall/dub producer Liquid Stranger at Spin Nightclub. See him before he takes the stage at Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas -- don’t miss this Mainline Launch Party hosted by themixster.com and brought to you by the minds behind Dub Dorado and Elev8. Osal8 will be spinning and celebrating his birthday, plus there will be appearances from Mr. Biggs, Reactivity and Headshake. This is the first edition of San Diego’s newest bass-music event so expect more fun nights ahead from this team of party throwers. For more info, go here.
Much love and respect for DJ Shy, who is doing her thing at U-31 Saturday night. The Westchester, Penn., native was the first female on-air mixer at the No. 1 Top 40 radio station in America, KISS-FM in Los Angeles. She has spun at all the top clubs in the world, from LA to Asia and back. This night of hip-hop and dance music will also feature local heroes Kid Wonder and Lavell “DJ L” Boyd. Get more info here.
Other Thursday through Saturday events are listed in my blog. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads this weekend, and I’ll bust a move for you on the dance floor!
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.