Parties that marked 2018

Recapitulating beat that was worth staying up every weekend

Thursday 27th of December 2018

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It has definitely been confirmed what people have been saying for some time - Belgrade is an inevitable city in the schedule of the appearances of the greatest stars of electronic music. They do not come to fill the tour but in the peak of the season. Domestic DJs are support because they know better the taste of the audience. Finally, their sets are as good as the guests' skills. Together, they created an unforgettable experience that will surely not be quickly forgotten.

Let's go back to January. Just when the clubbers wished for a little break from New Year's euphoria and a busy schedule of parties, the opposite happened. It was impossible to remain immune to the first booking on Friday in February. Nobody else, but amazing Loco Dice arrived in the city. Together with the attraction called Guti, Marko Milosavljevic and Nikola Vemic, he confirmed why this time is his.

We are happy to remember March. Fedde Le Grand showed how to play music and why he has been in the top list of the best DJs in the world for more than a decade. April in Belgrade freed the body from the layered clothes and provided numerous parties. One will be remembered for a long time. House and techno master, Butch and the duo Der Dritte Raum made the winter mood go away. The German trio delighted everyone.

People still talk about May. In fact, they will probably never stop talking about the spectacular "Retrospektal". On 19th May, Marko Nastic celebrated twenty years of his career. Every twenty minutes he was bringing a new music epoch in b2b sets with excellent local DJs. Spectacle in every sense.

Open-air parties are the first association when speaking about the summer in Belgrade. Black Coffee opened clubbing under the stars. With a start like this, the summer season could not be anything else but the best one ever. Entertainment at the boat-based clubs during June, July and August was perfect. Matinee parties, techno marathons, numerous events and all well planned not to coincide with the big festivals. There was no break even a single weekend.

The whole month in the rhythm of top music - September. Green Velvet, Maceo Plex, Sven Väth, John Digweed, Guy J, Jennifer Cardini, Josh Wink, Anthony Parasole, Levon Vincent, Laurent Garnier, Fjaak, Maurizio Schmitz and trance sensation from Los Angeles, Infected Mushroom are just some of those who visited city. Now, it seems unreal what the clubbers managed to achieve.

October is the month of closing boat-based clubs and the opening of the winter club season. Among everything, something great happened. Jason Derulo, the leading representative of the pop and r'n'b mix of modern wave, arrived in the city on 28th October as part of a worldwide tour. A real show for thousands of people who like this genre.

November continued with surprises. The debut edition of "No Sleep" Festival is absolutely the biggest music event. More than 30 DJs from the country and abroad played music in several locations for four days. With such a powerful list of performers, success was inevitable.

It is known that you can experience unexpected in Belgrade. Any time during the year. You do not need important dates in order to organize a party that you will remember. Until this year, 22nd December did not have an important meaning. From now on, it will be remembered as the date that brought New Year's vibe before the New Year's Eve. Marco Carola and Marko Nastic nailed it. Social networks had only one topic for days - this party.

The retrospective of the best parties in 2018 should not make you sad. It is true, the question is whether this year will be repeated when it comes to electronic music throughout Serbia. Both Exit and Lovefest, as well as smaller festivals, worked even harder on organizing and bringing famous names. Clubbers, there is no need to regret that this year ends. Already now it is known that in 2019 it will be even better. How not to be when it is known that king Carl Cox arrives at the Petrovaradin Fortress.