Possessing a sound that’s been described as “both melodic and tough,” San Francisco-based DJ and producer Justin Martin is a force on the international electronic music scene. Co-founder of house music record label Dirtybird, Martin helped popularize laid-back electronic music and establish Dirtybird as one of the most successful independent electronic labels around. On July 7, Martin performs at the Catalyst as part of Euphoric’s Northern Nights Music Festival pre-party. Also on the bill: Bay Area DJ and producer Ardalan.
INFO: 9 p.m. Friday, July 7. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $15/adv, $20/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, June 30 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.