It's that time of year again - time for partygoers to dress in their absolute ghoulish, creepy best and leave it all on the dancefloors, just in time for Halloween.
The city of Los Angeles is taking advantage of the fact that this year, the holiday falls on a Monday. Celebrations begin and parade on all throughout the weekend, and the options are aplenty with talent flowing through Southern California from Friday through Monday.
Mixmag has gone ahead to make your weekend planning that much easier with an easy guide for the dance floors you shouldn't miss this weekend. We just hope you have enough costumes ready.
Out on the East Coast? Take a look at our guide to NYC's 2016 Halloween weekend.
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All weekend long
Escape: Psycho Circus - Factory 93
Leave it to production gurus Insomniac to bring the premier weekend-long party to Southern California. Happening across Friday and Saturday of the Halloween weekend, the massive rave offers festival goers a dose of the mainstream and, now in tow with the newly introduced Factory 93 effort, a heavy underground option led by the likes of Richie Hawtin, Rødhäd, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, DJ Tennis, Claude VonStroke and more. Tickets here
Southern Californians are receiving a new addition to the Halloween line-up with Groundwater from FNGRS CRSSD, organisers behind the bi-annual CRSSD Festival that has tapped into the US' blossoming taste for underground and house-tipped tunes. Groundwater follows the same initiative, bringing with it Dusky, Justin Martin, Damian Lazarus, Disclosure, Hannah Wants and more across two days (Saturday and Sunday) in sunny San Diego. Tickets here
For those with a little extra time to keep the celebrations going, Groove Cruise offers an on-the-water option that departs out of San Diego and stops in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico from October 28 to November 2. The cruise brings talents like Dubfire, Gareth Emery, Mark Knight and Robin Schulz aboard for a six-day trip out at sea. Tickets are sold out!