Upcoming Shows: October EDM


Ben Philz

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Each month will feature upcoming EDM shows in the DC area at an affordable price. So if you love EDM and can spare less than $20 then check out these acts.

September was a great month for even the mild-EDM fan. AlunaGeorge and Lapalux performed at U Street Music Hall to promote their latest works, and October has a wide variety of EDM and related artists at the DC venue.

For fans of House music check out Nina Kraviz with Lomez and Marko Peli (10/26). Nina’s minimalist house beats and focus on feminism and sexuality has led to a lot of attention on her work as an artist. Her debut features sparse beats, but her Boiler Room set shows how much control she has in action. Fans of Nina Kraviz will love Tourist (10/24) who creates layers of atmosphere with his sparse, yet eventful beats that will keep the crowd wanting more. Of course if you want something more out of a House DJ then definitely check out Burns vs. Burns (10/11). Featuring DC House legend Sam Burns and Disco House master Chris Burns, the combination of two House legends who know how to control a dance floor on their own will surely be a night to not miss.

Want more of a weird hybrid of EDM that combines elements of Hip Hop, Jazz, and/or Funk? Then check out Ryan Hemsworth with Cyril Hahn (10/23). Hemsworth’s hip hop influence can be heard in his DJ sets which take influences from Frank Ocean, Danny Brown and Grimes.

If you’re looking for more funky grooves then check out Gigamesh (10/12). A well known DJ and producer, he has become recognized due to his remix of various songs and memorable beats. Check it out for those of you who want Funky Dance Music with no holding back.

Finally, I highly recommend checking out Mixtape at Black Cat (10/19). Despite the different atmosphere from U Street, the so-called “DC’s Best Gay Dance Party” will combine electro, alt-pop, disco, new wave and more with DJs Matt Bailer and Shea Van Horn.

Oct. 11 Burns vs. Burns  /// $10
Oct. 12 Gigamesh /// $10 
Oct. 19 Mixtape /// $10 (Black Cat)* 
Oct. 23 Ryan Hemsworth and Cyril Hahn /// $10
Oct. 24 Tourist /// $10 
Oct. 26 Nina Kraviz /// $10

* Mixtape is the only Black Cat show. All other listed shows are at U Street Music Hall.