If you weren’t at Dirty Disco 2016 you missed out

Dirty Disco was unapologetically unconventional in the most fantastic way. From their “We are not a music festival, we are a muthaf*ckin’ RAVE” tagline to their refusal to release time slots leading up to the event, they broke all of the “rules” and we loved it.

Dirty Disco 2016 time slots

Presented by electronic music entertainment company Hades, this was Dirty Disco’s seventh annual installment. This year the headliners were Bryan Kearney, Dirty Audio, Freedom Fighters, Getter, Herobust, Wasted Penguinz and surprise guest Destructo.

Dirty Audio, Destructo, Getter and Heroburst

Arizona DJs Sam Groove, Ghost Effect, Tempus and Brett Ortiz also represented. And drum and bass DJ and producer Metrik was supposed to perform as well, but according to organizers, he was unexpectedly hospitalized prior to the event.


  • The sound, stage (much lasers!) and performers were brilliant
  • Couldn’t have asked for better weather or a clearer night
  • Brian Kearney and Freedom Fighters played pretty wicked trance sets
  • Getting to dance until 4am
  • Bonus Destructo

Destructo was undoubtedly the highlight of the night. He played some deep house, tech house, electro and drum and bass and had us eating out of his hand the entire time. And from what I’m told he was actually prepared to play until the sun came up, which would have been amazing. If you’ve ever experienced a Destructo sunrise set then you know it’s nothing short of a spiritual experience.

The single stage was also a nice touch. Having just one main spot to gather, dance and get dirty made it something of an intimate experience.


  • Metrik being a no-show
  • Sound problems during Herobust’s set
  • Getter’s sloppy set

Seriously though, Dirty Disco 2016 was one for the books. Can’t wait to see what they have planned for us next year.

Tl;dr It was lit fam!

Photos courtesy of Johnny Edge Photography.

Want to see more Dirty Disco photos, check out our LucidDreams gallery.


MrDread Is a writer, editor and photographer of the DreadMusicReview. He is an adventurer who travels as much as humanly possible, and has been to every state except Delaware.

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