Phoenix/Scottsdale Weekend Preview: May 23-25, 2014

With Memorial Day weekend approaching in full force, you can bet that there will be a ton of events to partake in EDM-style in the Wild West. The biggest problem you’ll have is finding time to attend them all. Grab your swimsuit (it’s Arizona, afterall) and your party hat and get ready for a sweaty-dance-filled weekend.

Thursday, May 22

Sick Individuals at INTL in Scottsdale

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend early and head to Scottsdale’s newest club, INTL, and check out these growing DJs while you’re at it. They’ve had a couple chart-toppers so it’s definitely worth your while… and Friday morning hangover.

Ice Balloons at Tempe Tavern in Tempe

The band grazes the blurry lines of electronic or not? This is due to their unique instrumental sound played with re-purposed objects. They’re absolutely worth a listen and may conjure up some inspiration for…your life.

Friday, May 23

Henry Fong at Monarch Theatre in Phoenix

His electro-house beats will not disappoint along with his on-point DJ skills. This DJ and producer is serious about his work as he’s received support from some of the bigger names such as Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Calvin Harris.

Scuba at RB Deep/ Bar Smith in Phoenix

This DJ, promoter and producer has an impressive resume. We have a feeling his beats are even more impressive.

Lil Jon at Maya Day + Night Club in Scottsdale

We know what you’re thinking, “Lil Joh is EDM? Huh?” Well, technically, not but let’s just be honest here, where Lil Jon is, there’s a party. There will most certainly be a mix of hip-hop-electronic-booty-shakin’ beats to go around for everyone.

Sunday, May 25

Simon Patterson, Sied van Riel at Monarch Theatre in Phoenix

The Monarch Theatre has a lineup that will make sure you party your socks off with Simon Patterson—known for his razor edge beats and hits like “Northern Lights” and “The One” and then there’s Sied van Riel—one of Netherland’s hottest producers around. Don’t miss it.

Showtek and others TBA at Maya Day + Night Club in Scottsdale

These two brothers originally from Eindhoven are ready to “Turn Up” Scottsdale on Sunday, EDM-style. They’re music is so energizing, motivating and full of artistic freedom that they’re a cutting-edge movement, tribe—if you will. Don’t miss them.

It’s officially pool party season here in Arizona so don’t get nervous when you see an abundance of dude walking around wearing trendy swimming trunks and chicks clad only in their bikinis. It’s, literally, the only way we stay cool in the desert, besides air conditioning, of course.

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