of course, you have to take into account that the u.s. is a lot bigger than the u.k.... that being said, regular dnb nights are probably non-existent in the midwest and most places in the south. i also noticed how tech-step seems to be the most popular of styles in the us, followed by liquid. for some reason, i dont think many people know about jump up.
as for famous dnb djs that have come to HI, we've had: ltj bukem, dieselboy, dara, ak1200, edrush & optical (they came 1/3/09, right after orange county, CA i guess, like chloe mentioned), shimon, and I think t.s. (or just spinback) im sure theres been more but i dont remember. the shows kinda stink here though, cuz the shite local djs play (and they dont always play dnb, they'll play happy hardcore and electro sometimes, ugh) till 1 and then the big name gets on the decks for 45 min-1 hr. most shows are 21+ nowdays too.
DNB seems pretty dead here in NYC.
I've been looking too.
Someone help me out?
Yeah the massives in So Cal are ridiculous sometimes. New Years had 60 thousand plus, but the main stage is always Techno/House. I would stick to the small parties, the scene is much better, not so many candy kids and people are there for the music not just to get fucked up. Usually the best line ups are at massives but alot of the times they have the same djs two maybe even three years in a row. But yeah the scene is pretty big in So Cal.