Groove Cruise LA: 6 artists who can’t be missed

Top Groove Cruise LA artists that must be experienced.
Delivering over 120 hours of non-stop dance music at all hours of the the day and night, The Groove Cruise continues to set the bar for dance music events worldwide by consistently hosting an eclectic roster of handpicked talent and bringing fans intimate artist experiences amidst some of the most gorgeous locations in the world.  

Having recently revealed its second phase of artists for this year’s forthcoming edition in LA, The Groove Cruise will not only be traveling to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but will also be welcoming on board some of dance music’s most venerable acts to grace its stages.  The highly anticipated event, which is scheduled to take place from Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2016, is scheduled to feature a range of performances including sets by: Fedde Le Grand, Kryder, Mark Knight, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, among numerous others. 

While there is literally something occurring on board the Groove Cruise at every single minute of the day with DJs performing around the clock across multiple stages inside and outside of its decks, the following six artists have been known to dish killer Groove Cruise sets in the past, and are those that fans should not overlook to experience aboard this year’s edition.

Marking it as the first event of its kind, The Groove Cruise expanded its event to include two annual editions, one that departs from Miami in January and the other that departs from California over Halloween weekend in October.  The semi-annual music event, which has surged in popularity with each of its editions, continues to sell-out its events with cruisers avowing to return year after year. 


Dishing one of the most memorable performances at the recent Groove Cruise Miami in January while frequently performing at Fedde Le Grand and Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano’s events, it’s no surprise to find Chocolate Puma joining them aboard The Groove Cruise LA this year.  With a catalogue of productions spanning nearly twenty-five years in the dance music industry, the venerable duo not only showcase an impeccable skill-set as producers but also radiate gravitating energy on stage as performance artists.


Having built a steady cult following just from their Groove Cruise Miami sets alone, Cocodrills continue to build a steady buzz in the dance music industry by pushing the boundaries of convention in the way that one performs dance music live. Dishing an iconic tech-house sound through the use of raw samples and extemporaneous mixing, no set that the duo performs is ever the same and is further unlike anything that has been done before in the dance music industry.


A leading figure for underground dance music artists worldwide, Sydney Blu continues to be one of the highlights over the span of the The Groove Cruise weekend.  Hosting a weekly podcast show,  “Blu Radio,” which continues to reign as one of the most globally recognized underground dance music podcasts worldwide,  her sets consistently live-up to expectations and feature the finest selection of releases emerged straight from the underground.


Emerged under the wing of Grammy nominated house pioneer EDX, over the past two years Croatia Squad has been building an equally esteemed reputation with the delivery of a range of top Beatport releases, which have seen their debut off of Enormous Tunes’ record label.  Dishing a magnanimous sound live,  which can not be compared to anyone else, Croatia Squad’s inimitable sound is what sets himself, and is precisely why those on board need to experience this talent firsthand for themselves.


Half of the performance duo known as Scooter and Lavelle, Lavelle Dupree  has become synonymous with Groove Cruise’s events and has equally garnered a rapid following due to the consistency in his distinguished set delivery.  Dupree, who can typically be found performing on multiple stages throughout an average Groove Cruise weekend, is one that cruisers should definitely set the time aside to experience; you will not be disappointed.


Earning placement as one of Beatport’s top-selling acts thus far in 2016, with  releases that include, “Raw Cut,” (Toolroom); “One Of These Days” (Toolroom), and “Tears” (Suara), the iconic tech-house duo Prok & Fitch have been heard across major music festivals worldwide while their monthly podcast continues to keep its finger on the pulse in broadcasting  exclusive debuts and releases.  The duo, whose performances throughout the US come few and far between over the span of a given year, is reason enough to place them at the forefront of artists to experience at this year’s edition.


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