West Coast Weekender brought some heavy hitters to Spin Night Club and Balboa Park’s World Beat Center for a three day music conference in San Diego, CA (May 13th- 15th). This event was curated for music fanatics. Sprinkled throughout the crowd music lovers from all corners of the United States of House made an appearance! From New York to SF over 3,000 people attended this three day festival. Headlining the event were DJ legends such as Doc Martin, Miguel Migs, Rich Medina, Manik, Friction and many more. Meanwhile United By Bass/SD Union brought that special bump for those bass heads out there. West Coast Weekender showcased top talent and shined a spotlight on the underground sound of local San Diegan artists.
The drinks at West Coast were a bit on the expensive side, but in all fairness the ticket prices were very reasonable (starting @ 2 day $60, 3 day @ $89.99)for three days of quality music. Friday night kicked of at Spin with local San Diego talent. Saturday and Sunday the festival transitioned to the World Beat Center located on the grounds of Balboa Park. The World Beat center was the perfect stage for this event. The presence of indigenous Hispanic culture was felt through the murals which decorated the walls and the circular architecture of the building made for a great dance floor. Manik summoned forth the dopeness and let it fall on hungry ears Saturday Night. Doc Martin did his thing as usual, making it easy to understand why he's a legend. Sunny Sunday was a bit quiet during the day but the turnout was thick as Miguel Migs took the stage and kept it going.
In addition to the festivities, there were yoga seminars, panel discussions, and workshops for three day ticket holders who wanted to get a little something extra. Some of the notable workshops were Music For Positive Social Change, Moderated by Lauren Segal, Give A Beat. Brand Builders: Record Labels, Event Promoters, Social Media Moderated By Asya Shein, Fusicology. And Songwriter’s workshop - Song-Writing, Producing, Remixing, Publishing Moderated By Jim Tremayne, DJ Times.
The house scene in San Diego needed a breath of fresh air and that’s what Oscar and Jessica Poche (I’ll House You, Media Services NYC) brought this past weekend. West Coast was an intimate music event, but the energy and sound was equivalent to any of those larger festivals out there.