Top 10 artists who host the best parties and events

There are nearly four hundred dance music festivals held worldwide over the span of a given year,  and thousands of venues more which host DJs on a weekly basis.  However, despite the thousands of events which are typically at the disposal to dance music fans worldwide, there have been only a scarce amount of parties hosted by the artists themselves, which have garnered worldwide  attention and appeal. 
Curating an event experience outside of what one typically experiences at large scale music events is no easy task and when granted the creative freedom, ultimately places the music at the core of its forefront.  Having to handpick their own roster of talent further adds variables into the equation which could easily amplify or deflate the night entirely. And yet, when that perfect synergy is made amongst artists, these vivid dance floor memories can stay for days even years to come simply just in the way the music made the dance floor feel.
The following are a list of dance music’s top artists who have proven to be the most reliable in captivating the attention span of a dance floor to last the night’s entirety while delivering those unforgettable dance floor moments that have proven to have had the most lasting affect.

Sven Vath’s  “COCOON”
The Lineup (Who):  Sven Vath, Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, etc,
Genre: Underground / Techno
When:  ADE, Ibiza throughout the summer
Why:  With a career spanning nearly thirty years, Sven Vath continues to remain at the forefront by delivering the underground to dance music fans worldwide.  His parties, which are known to last well into the early morning hours the following day, add new meaning for those who can party until the sunrise.

Nicole Moudaber’s “MOOD”
The Lineup:  Nicole Moudaber, Carl Coxx
Genre(s):  Underground /Techno
When:  ADE, BPM, Miami Music Week, as well as a range of stages at festivals in between.
Why:  Moudaber has become synonymous with curating intimate experiences with dance music fans worldwide and showcasing some of the best techno music and artists in the world at her curated MOOD events, which annually occur at ADE, BPM, and Miami Music Week.  Delivering  back-to-back sets with the legendary Carl Cox himself, fittingly earns her the title of dance music’s “Techno Maven.”

Claude von Stroke’s “Dirty Bird BBQ”
The Lineup:  Claude von Stroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin,
Genre(s):  Techno / Underground, Tech-House
When:  Select cities throughout the US this summer
Why:  Hosting BBQs and beats throughout the US, Claude von Stroke’s “Dirty Bird BBQ” events continue to sell-out in major cities throughout the country.  Gravitating mass appeal for their distinguished roster of Dirty Bird artists coupled with a laid-back, familial summer atmosphere, makes Claude von Stroke’s tour one of the most sought after dance music events held annually each summer.

Fedde Le Grand’s “Darklight Sessions”
The Lineup:  Fedde Le Grand, Jewelz & Sparkz, Merk & Kremont, Chocolate Puma
Genre(s):  House, Tech-House, Electro-House
When:  ADE & Miami Music Week with special editions in between
Why:  Fedde Le Grand has proven to deliver some of the most cutting-edge tracks and releases over the span of his career. Having consistently sold-out each of his semi-annual editions of Darklight Sessions both at ADE and Miami Music Week, the artist never ceases to amaze in his delivery of exclusive new music that you can’t hear or find anywhere else.

Hot Since 82’s “Knee Deep in Sound”
The Lineup:  Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus
Genre(s):Tech-House / Deep-House
When:  Miami Music Week, Ibiza throughout the Summer with curated stages throughout the festival circuit this summer, ADE
Why:  Luring dancers with grooves that have resounded off of some of the most desirable events in the world, Hot Since 82 has managed to not only launch his own career but shape the brand and destiny of a music label that the entire world has wholeheartedly embraced.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s  “Sexy By Nature”
The Lineup:  Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Chocolate Puma, 
Genre(s):  House / Tribal
When:  Annual summer event at Governor’s Island in New York City, Miami Music Week, & ADE
Why:  Upbeat and affable, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have shown dance floors around the world how to have a good time.   Delivering their iconic “Sexy By Nature” brand to audiences worldwide coupled with the duo’s iconic tribal house sound has proven to be nothing short of contagious. 

Mark Knight’s “Toolroom Showcase”
The Lineup:  Mark Knight, Prok & Fitch
Genre(s): Tech-House / House
When:  Groove Cruise Cabo 2016, ADE, Miami Music Week 
Why:  Mark Knight has become one of the most defining figures in dance music over the past ten years.  His recording label, Toolroom Records has provided a home for hundreds of underground dance music artists worldwide in a time when these artists were potentially going unnoticed or recognized.   A tastemaker of the dance music genre, Toolroom’s popularity became a catalyst for the growth and expansion of number of dance music’s sub-genres.

Kaskade’s  “REDUX”
The Lineup:  Kaskade
Genre(s):  House / Progressive
When:  TBD – These events are announced sporadically.  With that being said, when they are announced, jump on the opportunity due to the scarcity of the occurrence.
Why:    There is much versatility and dimension that exists beyond what one typically sees at a Main Stage Kaskade performance.  Having sold-out a range of his ‘REDUX’ events in a number of intimate venues across the US, the artist has managed to defy the conventions bound by any typical “mainstream” performance and revitalize the essence and sound of classic house music.

Diplo’s “Mad Decent Boat & Block Parties”
The Lineup:  Diplo, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Jack U etc.,
Genre(s):  Trap / Hip-Hop /Electro-House
When:  Miami Music Week; Major cities across the US (annually)
Why:  Diplo’s annual Mad Decent events, which have sold-out in countless cities across the US continue to be some of the most desirable events held each and every summer.  Having been one of the first artists to successfully merge hip-hop with the dance music genre while crossing a myriad of racial barriers in the process, further places Diplo at groundbreaking levels as an artist.

Chus & Ceballos’ Stereo Productions
The Lineup:  Chus & Ceballos, Anthony Atalla, Boris, Cocodrills, Oscar G, Rafa Barrios.
Genre:  House / Tribal-House
When: ADE / Miami Music Week / BPM 
Why:  Internationally known for their iconic, ‘Iberican Sound,’ Chus and Ceballos continue to pioneer the house music genre.  Hosting their own recording label parties amidst ADE, Miami Music Week, and BPM, the duo continue to welcome some of the most lauded names in dance music to their events including: Anthony Atalla, Cocodrills, Oscar G, Boris, and Rafa Barrios.


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