West Coast Weekender, a weekend of dance and culture in southern California, returns for its second go May 4-7 to imprint itself on the coastal city of San Diego featuring Mark Farina, LTJ Bukem, Oliver Dollar, Purple Disco Machine, Marques Wyatt, Walker & Royce, Matrix & Futurebound, Enei, Manik, Sunshine Jones, Manoo, Mr. V, Rich Medina, Oscar P, Julius tMt, Lars Behrenroth, Jask, Cris Herrera, Eric Medina, Garva.

Last Call for Discount at Four Points 

–  $154 a night rate almost SOLD OUT 

Ticket prices are set to increase on Monday 4/14

* 5 spaces remaining for Abelton Workshop


In 2016 West Coast Weekender established itself as more than just a set of day-to-night parties. As a full-fledged conference, attendees and artists came together at San Diego’s Four Points Sheraton Downtown for provocative discussions on beat making and community-specific topics before heading to the day’s festivities. From panels about social activism to limited-seating workshops on Ableton Live, there are educational opportunities for everyone.


Friday 5.5 

Give A Beat! Change The System! Panel -3pm
Skyline Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton

Lauren Segal (Give A Beat) moderates a discussion on how the nation’s criminal justice system is broken. 

Panelist: Rich Medina, Morgan Humphrey (Drug Policy Alliance), Jeremy Stock (California Innocence Project), Rescue Poetix, Stacy Kidd, Julius tMt, Doc Link

Saturday 5.6  

SOFit Presents SOfluid Yoga Instruction -11am 
Worldbeat Center, Balboa Park

Lillian So helps you CONNECT to yourself. Move seamlessly. Release tension. Become flexible, clear headed, and aligned. Feel fluid.

Deep sexy, ambient, r&b, soulful, baby-making-music 
spun by Diaztek   *Please Bring A Yoga Mat

Workshop: Ableton Live 101 -10am
Four Points by Sheraton – Pinnacle Room 

Co-founder of The NXWAV, Chris Annibell presents a 2 hour introductory workshop designed to uncover the secrets of Ableton Live’s intuitive and spontaneous workflow. Join a diverse community of artists and create amazing things. Ableton LIVE is a hugely popular production and performance program. Excellent for musicians, producers and DJs. 

20 Students per class 
50% Discount available for Weekender ticket holders – email [email protected] for more info

Panel: The Art Of The Remix – The Last 30 Years -12pm

Four Points by Sheraton – Skyline Ballroom 

DJ Times Magazine 
editor Jim Tremayne will discuss the art and science of remixing, It’s origins, and evolution.

Panelist: Marques Wyatt, Manoo, Mr. V, Jask, Lonely Boy, Matthew Brian, David Montoya, Davidson Ospina & Asya Shein (Fusicology)

Sunday 5.7 

Panel: Inside The Recording Studio
Four Points by Sheraton – Skyline Ballroom 

DJ ALA  “The Professor” talks with your favorite producers and artists about life in the studio, recording equipment preferences, and how they make money today. 

Panelist: Manik, Lars Behrenroth, Julius tMt, Rich Medina, Alien Tom, Rescue Poetix







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