Crush SoCal – How Are You Spending Your Valentine?

by | Jan 16, 2017 | EVENTS, PREVIEWS

In a relationship, single or just plain bored, it’s a party for everyone!

Valentine’s Day is a day to express ones love and commitment through cards, dinner and flowers. But from a raver’s mindset, that’s not exactly how we want to celebrate. Thanks to Insomniac, ravers will be able to share a night under the electric sky with hard beats, lasers and a euphoric atmosphere. Celebrating its 4th annual Crush SoCal, Feb. 11th, 2017, this event will feature Afrojack, Bonnie x Clyde, Goldfish, Peking Duk, Slander and Unlike Pluto to take place at the NOS Center in San Bernardino, CA.

My best friend Nessa and I do this event every year because it’s a fun single stage event that allows us to venture to new music and stay together at the same time. As well it is a great event to take a person for their first time. So if you are there with a special someone, best friend or rave family, you will have a blast.

So rather you celebrate Valentine’s Day, single awareness day or if you just want to party, please join us at Crush SoCal for hearts and chocolate PLURs.

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Born in Spijkenisse in 1988, he began playing the piano at age five, but after getting his hands on a copy of music-sequencing program Fruity Loops, he started to play around with samples and creating his own songs. After discovering the Rotterdam club scene, he began performing short DJ sets before traveling to the Mediterranean to hone his craft, playing at various clubs over a five-month period. Returning to his native Holland, he signed to the independent Digidance label and released his debut single, “Afrojack: In Your Face,” before forming his own record company, Wall Recordings, scoring club hits with “Math” and “Do My Dance.” –


BONNIE X CLYDE started 2016 off with a bang. Fresh off of a direct support set for Skrillex, BXC made their festival debut at Life in Color Miami, and then immediately embarked on their 10 stop headlining “Gunshine State Tour”. Throughout the year, BXC will be taking over the mainstage for multiple Life in Color dates and continuing their takeover on the club and festival circuit nationwide. Having shared the stage with superstars such as Rae Sremmurd, Flosstradamus, & Zeds Dead, BONNIE X CLYDE have undoubtedly positioned themselves for domination in 2016. –


Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromtu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town. – Goldfish Facebook


Peking Duk are an Australian electronic music duo made up of disc jockey and music producers Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles. The pair first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of their Passion Pit bootleg remix. Since then they have opened for artists such as Example and The Bloody Beetroots and played numerous festivals around Australia. Their latest single “High” reached 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart and achieved a platinum certification. The duo won Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014 for “High” –


Though Derek and Scott have been perfecting their craft since 2010, Slander has entered the dance music scene with the feel of an overnight success story. Veteran DJs and skilled producers, Slander has crafted their own genre dubbed “Heaven Trap” with a devout following. Despite their rapid rise, they are no stranger to the industry’s top producers, including Skrillex, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Diplo, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Yellow Claw, Bro Safari, Snails, and Carnage. Their Nuclear Bonds EP was a stand-out release from Dance Music’s top underground label, Mad Decent. –


Unlike Pluto (aka Armond Arabshahi) began teaching himself how to play piano at the age of 5. His obsession with music lead him to play the guitar, drums and just for the heck of it, the clarinet. With his knack for learning musical instruments, Pluto began navigating different genres of music starting with rock to screamo to pop and most recently, electronic dance music. From garnering over 20 million plays on his SoundCloud to landing a Hulu commercial, 2015 was a solid year for the up-and-coming producer. After being included in Billboard’s “Dance artists to watch,” 2016 began prominently for Unlike Pluto – one can only imagine what else he has in store. –