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The Most Significant DJ Events 2017 List According to Morozoffent

January 8, 2018
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The Most Significant DJ Events 2017 List According to Morozoffent

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to remember the precious moments we’ve been granted through 2017. We won’t just cover the world-renown places, like Ibiza or DJ World Festival, but also some newbies as well. Meet the places that certainly partied hard for a good cause! The events mentioned in the following succinct reviews will be given in alphabetical order so you can’t accuse us of preferring one over the other! So read on, and don’t regret missing any of those mentioned - enjoy, and choose your party calendar for next year!

Amsterdam Dance Event - Amsterdam, Netherlands

ADE was once called an analogue to Miami Music Week, for it’s scale and duration probably, but nowadays it’s an absolutely unique event. From year to year it gets bigger and bigger, attracting leading DJs from all kinds of electronic music and more party lovers as well, from Europe, South America, Africa, China, India, and more.. In 2017 five days of almost nonstop parties took place Oct.18-22, both in a new venue, Nieuwe DeLaMar Theater, and the old venue at Felix Meritis. The parties varied from the private to the huge shows, that this year were started with Pan-Pot’s Second State and co., Hush honcho, DVS1, on the next day, Audio Obscura and the Mosaic and many many other flagships of electronic music . Those attending the event were offered a new ticket system to ease the attendance of different shows. You can view the detailed schedule and and feel the atmosphere by going to this link.

Air Festival – Gili Air Island, Indonesia

Trending for being eco-friendly, a special event with a homely atmosphere, Air Festival is getting more popular. A small island not far ] from the coast of Lombok, it gives you pure magic - the possibility to dance right under the bright stars looking down with envy at the unique warm and cozy atmosphere given by the pure music and untouched nature. The Eco 2017 Air festival DJs are represented on the poster. For more details, visit Air Fest Facebook page.

Don’t Let Daddy Know - Multiple Locations

Those who are in the know, know that these four letters are an anagram for the funny name of “Don’t Let Daddy Know”, a serious entertainment company, or more accurately an Electronic Dance Music brand. DLDN managed to gather eminent DJs to create, as they claim, “an exceptional reminisce of music”. In 2017 DLDK arranged unforgettable parties in Manchester, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Edinburgh, Mallorca, Istanbul, Mumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and even in Chile! Their, as DLDK calls them, “friends” include Tiesto, Tommy Trash, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Quintino, Showtec, Martin Garrix and many others. Music suitable for all kinds of tastes, supported by an exclusive light show, make the attendees of their shows incredibly happy. Check here to look through the past events and learn about upcoming shows. The photo below depicts  the Bangkok show.

Electric Daisy Carnival – Chiba-shi, Japan

No official introductions are necessary for EDC corporation, it’s festival tours across the world are well known by electronic music fans. But this 2017 EDC was special as it was a debut for Japan, as it became their fifth international location, and second asian one, after recently opening EDC India. A vast variety of dancing music styes and an exclusive spirit was shared by the performers in April for the new audience on the grounds of Zozo Marine Stadium and Makuhari Beach, which were magically transformed into an amazing stage for incredible headliners. The entire place was classically divided into zones, aka Kinetic field, Circuit grounds, Neon garden and Boombox artcar, where different nonstop ultimate dancing parties took place. Go to this page to get more information about the DJs that performed at the show.

Electric Zoo - Shanghai, China

Not a debut, but an attempt to repeat the perfect start that took place in 2016, when the NY Electronic music festival first entered Asia with the dizzying success of a total sell out in the blink of an eye. In 2017 Electric Zoo - countdown was a one day event at  Shanghai Expo park on Nov. 12. After a couple of years with financial difficulties, the company tried it’s best to strengthen it’s positions in the new market. Open air, stylish stages with an animalistic design (Jaguar, Cobra, Mammoth etc.) with a fireworks display later on were worthy sidekicks to Sander van Doorn, Dada Life, Oshi, Codeko and other great performances. You can see the details (if you read korean) and see all the photos here.

Ultra Music Festival - Miami, FL, USA

How can we skip this if we’ve already mentioned it? Who could have thought then, back in 1999, that a beach party would transform into a mainstay of the electronic music world? Nowadays we have an annual week-long multistage performance that attracts more than 150,000 native and foreign clubbers. This year was no exception, the scale of the event and the number of visitors maintained its incredibly high levels. In 2017 The Prodigy, Underworld, Justice, Chase & Status, Major Lazer, David Guetta and many others were invited to entertain the fastidious Miami audience. The multiscreen video show at the “resistance” area was awesome, not to mention the incredible fire-shooting giant spider. You can find an essential guide to UMF 2017 here, and the photos - here.

2017 World DJ Festival - Seoul, South Korea

Launched in 2007, by 2017 World DJ Festival Seoul became one of the largest electronic music events in Asia. This year it took place in the middle of May, at Seoul Olympic Stadium Complex. The show had performances by Party Favor, Mike Perry, Villain, Madeon, Bass Modulators, Zeds Dead and many others, accompanied by outstanding lights and fireworks to blow the minds of attendees, giving them a great festival experience for sure. Visit their official site to find out what can be expected there in 2018!

Kind of an afterword

Suffice to say, this review probably wouldn’t have a chance to be compared to the British Encyclopedia in terms of quantity of events discussed, but the list would become endless if we tried to mention everything, and there’s only so much you can read at one time! We depicted grand yearly events along with some lesser known,but no less engaging ones. You’re lucky if you were an attendee to any of those mentioned, share your experience with us! If not, well, keep dreaming, and maybe in 2018 you’ll be among those dancing at an extraordinary event, losing yourself in the magnificent dream worlds they create.

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