Top 10 Must-See Artists Aboard Groove Cruise Miami 2024

| December 19, 2023

Embark on a sonic journey as we unveil the top acts to catch during Groove Cruise Miami 2024. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Groove Cruise promises an extraordinary lineup spanning techno, house, bass music, and more.

From the headlining debut of house sensation John Summit to the Grammy-winning icon Diplo's takeover with Higher Ground, and the exclusive beach party featuring DJ Mag's #1 DJ for three consecutive years, Tiësto, this countdown explores the musical prowess of the most anticipated artists.

Delve into the diverse sounds of rising and veteran acts from across the globe, with insights into their backgrounds, career highlights, and recent releases.

Join us as we spotlight the musical brilliance that defines Groove Cruise 2024, transcending genres and delivering an unforgettable experience on the high seas.

Check out iEDM's Top 10 Must-See Artists Aboard Groove Cruise Miami 2024 below.

 

10) VNSSA

A Newport Beach native turned Los Angeles resident, VNSSA has dived deep into the local electronic scene.

Since her debut single in early 2018, she has secured a Beatport #1 with “Word” in collaboration with Walker & Royce, earning her recognition as a Beatport “Next” artist.

Renowned for her diverse live sets spanning house, breaks, techno, and classic disco, VNSSA graces renowned venues globally and has shared stages with electronic heavyweights like Chris Lake, Claptone, and Nora En Pure.

In addition to electrifying performances at major festivals, including Coachella, Electric Forest, and Bonnaroo, VNSSA has been dropping heaters all year like “Let's Go Dancing” and “One Pill.”

 

9) John Summit

Chicago native John Summit's ascent in the music scene epitomizes the fusion of hard work and creative fervor.

Boasting 500 million global Spotify streams and a 7 million+ monthly listener base, Summit's infectious energy makes him the life of any party, whether at a festival or an intimate club. Beyond the spotlight, he embraces a relatable, down-to-earth persona, balancing his musical complexity with accessibility.

Summit's journey from a daytime CPA to a nighttime YouTube music production tutor shaped his unique approach. Not confined by labels, he founded Experts Only, a record label and events brand dedicated to “music without limits.”

Through this venture, Summit aims to curate extraordinary events worldwide, uniting artists and fans who share a passion for boundary-pushing dance music and unforgettable live experiences.

Over the last month, Summit has been overseas, forging an album with some of the top producers and vocalists from across the world. This project is guaranteed to be legendary.

  

8) MitiS

MitiS, aka Joseph Torre, brings his distinctive piano-driven melodic music to global festival stages, captivating audiences with his unique interpretation.

Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, MitiS, a classically trained pianist, seamlessly blends his classical roots with technical production mastery, infusing every release with soulful expression.

The MitiS Mob, his devoted fan base, passionately spreads his music worldwide, which propelled his 2021 album Lost to #1 on the iTunes Dance/Electronic chart and #8 on Spotify's weekly album rankings.

With ongoing musical endeavors and touring expeditions, MitiS remains committed to pioneering melodic dance music, carving his path forward.

 

7) San Pacho

This year, San Pacho, the Croatian-born new-wave house artist, has continued to make waves with recent anthems “Freak” and “In Your Mind,” showcasing his dynamic evolution within the tech house and club-house genres.

His performances at prestigious events like EDC Orlando and Las Vegas, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Escape Halloween has solidified his position as a rising star.

Born in Croatia and launching his project in 2019, San Pacho has swiftly signed songs to renowned labels such as Confession, UKF, and Dim Mak.

Pacho's unique blend of percussion and house-fueled textures has gained acclaim from influential DJs like Tchami, 4B, and Wax Motif, reinforcing his status as an artist to watch.

 

6) LP Giobbi

A versatile gem of talent, DJ, producer, and pianist LP Giobbi has quickly racked up over 100 million streams and notable titles like Spotify’s EQUAL Ambassador and RADAR’s Artist to Watch.

Since her debut in 2018, she's brought her special “one-woman jam band” DJ sets to major festivals like Coachella, EDC, and Tomorrowland, supporting iconic artists globally.

Beyond her musical achievements, LP Giobbi is an advocate for diversity in the music industry, offering workshops and scholarship programs through her nonprofit FEMME HOUSE

On top of her mesmerizing debut album, Light Places, that dropped earlier this year, Giobbi's new single “Waiting” is equally infectious.

 

5) DEEPFAKE

Hailing from Detroit, the mysterious duo DEEPFAKE rises from the city's industrial roots, embodying the trailblazing spirit that defines its history.

Beyond music, they seamlessly blend sonic and visual arts, viewing genres as tools rather than confines. Fully covered in their signature razzle design, the duo's masked identity is a performance art integrity, emphasizing the focus on art over fame.

DEEPFAKE fosters the FAKE FAM community, uniting through love and respect, and their performances transcend time and space, turning technology into magic.

With upcoming tours and unique experiences, DEEPFAKE is pioneering the next frontier of art and technology. Additionally, their catalog of techno bangers will have the crowd at Groove Cruise roaring!

 

4) Disco Lines

Known for his chart-topping original songs, remixes, and viral content, Thadeus Labuszewski, aka Disco Lines, is a perpetual force in the music scene, bolstering tens of millions of streams and billions of views.

His contagious laugh, larger-than-life presence, and high-energy DJ sets grace college campuses, clubs, festivals, and his sold-out Baby Tour.

Outside of the beats, Disco Lines is renowned as an industry-leading amateur Dolphin enthusiast, aspiring to be remembered not only for his upbeat dance music but also as a protector of our cetacean friends.

Check out Disco Lines' set at EDC Orlando 2023, and you will quickly learn why he is a must-see artist aboard Groove Cruise.

 

3) Tiësto

This legend needs no introduction. GRAMMY award-winning, platinum-certified global icon Tiësto boasts over 8 billion global streams, 36M+ total record sales, a 30M+ social audience, and a staggering 160M TikTok video views.

Recognized as “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag, “#1 DJ” by Rolling Stone, and the “Godfather of EDM” by Billboard, Tiësto has set the standard in dance music.

His latest massive album release, DRIVE, and collaboration anthem with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dido, and W&W reaffirm his status as a trailblazer in the evolving landscape of electronic music.

Tiësto will be hosting a private beach party on the stunning coast of Great Stirrup Cay, a beautiful island in The Bahamas.

 

2) Lilly Palmer

A techno luminary, Lilly Palmer forges a unique bond with global audiences through magnetizing DJ sets and captivating original productions.

Her new peaktime mainstage banger, “My Fantasy,” explores accessible and eclectic sounds within the techno genre, showcasing Palmer's intricate production skills and fearlessness in exploring new musical tangents.

This vibrant track, coupled with her chart-topping discography, solidifies Palmer's position as an innovator in the constantly expanding techno scene. 

It is safe to say that Palmer is going to hold nothing back during her set at Groove Cruise. This is locked in to be one of the most prolific and high-energy performance of the entire experience.

 

1) Max Styler

The accomplished 27-year-old house and techno maestro, known as Max Styler, has been taking over the airwaves with his brand-new track, “Hypnotic.”

Dropped on November 17th under the esteemed REALM Records label, this eagerly anticipated song is creating a buzz, having been featured on prominent radio shows like Tim Clark's INSPIRE Radio 044 and Vintage Culture's Culture Shock 113.

Rinsed by the likes of John Summit, Green Velvet, and other top-tier house acts, “Hypnotic” is joined by other heaters from Styler, such as “Satisfy” and his “Wanna Dance” EP.

With a decade-long career and a distinctive style that seamlessly blends house, techno, and trance elements, Styler's “Hypnotic” is a psychoactive sonic journey that will leave you stunned when listening live.

Keep an eye out for this rising star, crowned as the #1 must-see performance aboard Groove Cruise 2024.

Check out Groove Cruise 2024's full lineup below:

Groove Cruise 2024 lineup

Photos courtesy of the artists mentioned and @trriissttaan on Instagram.
 

 

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CONNOR PHILLIPS

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Fueled by his passion for EDM, Connor’s life revolves around dance music and its ability to bring people together. Raised in upstate New York, Connor was deprived of festivals and raves until he attended Florida State University, where he was instantly hooked. Fast-forward to today and Connor has become a house and melodic techno DJ, an avid EDM-based interviewer and writer, and has worked PR for the likes of Matroda, Bleu Clair, and other new-wave house icons.

Outside of music, Connor loves pretty much any sport (huge Knicks, Yankees, and NY Giants fan), going on hikes, traveling, and food. Based in Florida, there’s a good chance you will eventually run into Connor at one of the popular festivals and clubs throughout the state.

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