Overdrive – San Diego’s Monthly Fusion Dance Party

OVERDRIVE is San Diego’s only monthly after-hours for the LGBT community (& beyond)! We feature diverse, international DJ talent, high-energy & fun, friendly festival vibes. OVERDRIVE occurs the 3rd Saturday of each month at Spin Nightclub.

This Month

Friendships Formed. Minds Expanded. Nightlife Evolved.

Change = opportunity! While we can’t control the current reality surrounding Spin’s requirement to close at 2AM (for now), we can flip the script and turn it into something exciting. We see this as an opportunity to return to our roots and the roots of our entire nightlife scene. We welcome you to come experience a re-imagined OVERDRIVE. One room, one community, one DJ, and one epic 5-hour journey through the sounds that brought our community together then, unite us now and, with your support, will propel us into a beautiful new future. We will feature an all-new “main event” style production, smokin’ hot dancers to work you into a frenzy and inspire your vibe, plus our signature lighting, lasers, custom Funktion-One sound and the welcoming, friendly vibes that have connected our community for nearly a decade now! Entrance is FREE before 11pm (with registration on this ticketing page) and we will serve $6 cocktails and beers from 9pm – 10pm. Join us for this exciting shift in our history. With your support, who knows where it could take us?!

DJ Mohammad is an established DJ in the city of San Francisco (now living in Atlanta, GA), delivering a unique balance of underground house, tribal, progressive, tech and circuit into his sets. He has already spun alongside superstar DJs & producers such as Tony Moran, Paulo, Tom Stephan, Jackinsky, Eddie Martinez, Alexander, Dani Toro, Danny Verde, Jesus Montanez and many others. DJ Mohammad has a residency at Ky Martinez’s iconic monthly underground party, HOUSE PARTY.

DJ Mohammad has traveled nationwide to the cities of NYC, LA, Miami, SF, ATL, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Akron, and internationally to Paris, France. He has also spun for events such as NOCTURNAL, HEAVEN, RELOAD, XION, HOT TEA (SF Pride), Circuit Saturday, Cuff, Heretic, Sunsation Sundays, Red Light District, PHOENIX, Shangri-La, Flex, and others. Mohammad’s main goal as a DJ is to give party goers and music lovers not just a reason to dance but a reason to feel emotion through the music he plays, incorporating new & current house tracks and blending them with the old classics that keep an audience that spans multiple generations in complete musical ecstasy.

☆ A brand-new production, smokin’ hot dancers, plus our signature lighting, lasers, Funktion-One sound and festival vibes!

☆ A unique, 5-hour sonic journey of underground house, tribal, progressive, tech and circuit with DJ Mohammad!

☆ FREE before 11pm (with registration)! $6 cocktails & beers from 9pm – 10pm.

☆ All friendly, queer-supportive communities welcome! #PLUR

UNITE! Music Festival – San Diego Pride Parties

Are you ready for something new, fresh and VERY exciting?!  We’re thrilled to share the details of our supersized 7th anniversary edition of UNITE! Music Festival, the official parties of San Diego Pride!

We will feature three world-class main nighttime events by OVERDRIVE, Masterbeat and WÜF! at Encore Event Center with two fully customized, immersive indoor stages (an expansive Main Stage with an extremely diverse, international musical landscape spanning the electronic music spectrum from deep and progressive house & tribal to progressive trance & techno and an intimate Side Stage where a single artist will take you on one long, expanding journey through sound) and a massive outdoor staging area with decked out bars, lit-up trees, colorful shade sails, comfy lounge furniture, food trucks, a thoughtfully curated Vendor Village, ample bathroom trailers, and a fun and funky DJ booth and dance area on the lawn.  The entire space is our playground for the weekend and we aim to make it memorable, playful and booming with diverse sonic options!

For the sunlight hours, we will feature two distinct events.  On Saturday, we will introduce you to our new daytime massive, Sea Party!  Making it’s debut splash at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, this venue is an architectural wonder on the edge of San Diego Bay and the heart of downtown.  It is a state-of-the-art concert venue that elevates the experience of live music with fully immersive sound throughout the 13,000 square feet of performance space.  Besides the visual splendor of the natural setting by the bay and the architectural drama that is The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park itself, we will fully produce the space to turn it into an iconic celebration of pride, equality, diversity, individuality and joy!  From the laser DJ booth, expansive LED walls, pyro features, stunning sea creature dancer costumes, live VJ sea visuals and epic party lighting, prepare to be wowed!!!  What’s more, this event will be your chance to party with a purpose!  100% of the profits will be donated to San Diego Pride in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.  Note: due to venue restrictions, Sea Party tickets can ONLY be purchased on the San Diego Symphony website and are NOT included in any weekend pass.  Tickets will be on sale soon via this link.  Text JOIN to 833-243-4088 to be notified when tickets go on sale.

On Sunday afternoon, we will feature the return of the most talked about event of San Diego Pride 2022, our #UNITED WE GROOVE sunset harbor cruise!  Join us as we sail through the beautiful San Diego Harbor on board the largest yacht in SoCal, The Inspiration Hornblower.  This aquatic beauty features 28,000 square feet of event space, an enclosed interior deck, an open-air sky deck rising 30 feet off the water with our signature octopus stage on top, booming sound, hypnotic visuals, seductive dancers and 360-degree views of downtown San Diego!  Come see what all the buzz is about and let our carefully selected musical maestro’s take you on a journey through the progressive sounds of sunsets from Ibiza and beyond!

We program our weekend of events from start to finish with a keen ear on the audible journey we aim to take you on; promoting connection, healing and growth through dance floor therapy.  Throw in our infamous festival-style “PLUR vibes” for unity, a friendly, diverse crowd (ALL ARE WELCOME HERE), liberating fun designed to facilitate self-expression, cutting-edge technology in lighting, laser show, video artist & LED production and top-of-the-line sound design, and you’ll understand why UNITE! Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed annual event!

7/14/23 Friday 10:00PM-4:00AM
WÜF! @ Encore Event Center
Co-Produced by Turn
Karsten Sollors (USA) – 10:00PM-1:00AM
Joe Pacheco (USA) – 1:00AM-4:00AM
Lawn DJ
 – Dirty Kurty (USA) – 12:00AM-4:00AM

7/15/23 Saturday 4:00PM-10:00PM
The Sea Party @ The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
100% of Profits to Benefit San Diego Pride

Dirty Kurty (USA) – 4:00PM-5:30PM
Sharon O’Love (UK) – 5:30PM-7:00PM
Mor Avrahami (TLV) – 7:00PM-8:30PM
CALAGNA (USA) – 8:30PM-10:00PM

7/15/23 Saturday 10:00PM-6:00AM
OVERDRIVE @ Encore Event Center
Co-Produced by Turn
Paul Cowling (USA) – 10:00PM-12:00AM
Yinon Yahel (TLV) – 12:00AM-2:00AM
Pagano (UK) – 2:00AM-4:00AM
J Warren (USA) – 4:00AM-6:00AM
Side Stage DJ
 – Jinx Mirage (USA) – 12:00AM-6:00AM
Lawn DJ
 – Kimberly S (USA) – 12:00AM-6:00AM

7/16/23 Sunday 4:00PM-10:00PM
#UNITED WE GROOVE @ Inspiration Hornblower
Luccio (USA) – 4:00PM-5:00PM
Kristina Sky (USA) – 5:00PM-6:15PM
Roger Shah Presents “Sunlounger” *San Diego Debut* (DE) – 6:15PM-7:30PM
Giuseppe Ottaviani Presents “Horizons” *San Diego Debut* (IT) – 7:30PM-8:45PM
Ciaran McAuley (IE) – 8:45PM-10:00PM

7/16/23 Sunday 10:00PM-8:00AM
Masterbeat @ Encore Event Center
Co-Produced by Masterbeat & Turn
K-Swift (USA) – 10:00PM-12:00AM
GSP (USA) – 12:00AM-4:00AM
Nina Flowers (USA) – 4:00AM-8:00AM
Side Stage DJ 
– Sharon O’Love (UK) – 12:00AM-4:00AM
Lawn DJ
 – B8 (USA) – 12:00AM-4:00AM