Mad Decent Block Party Festival is one of the hottest events of the summer to take place every year. Block party is a “thing” that defines summer alongside beach days, outdoor concerts, and carnivals. These are some of the things that catch the attention of the crowd quickly in summer. These activities always experience quick bookings and a rushing crowd. The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is the event which combines all the summer activities into one. It makes this block party the biggest in the globe.
Behind the name
The Mad Decent Block Party has been taking place from many years, but in 2019 it made its debut as a complete festival. World-known DJ and record producer started the event like a block party in 2008 under his own company ‘Mad Decent’. The event first started as a way to promote his own dancehall music. It was a free block party in the locals of Philadelphia, where the company was first found. Later he moved Mad Decent to Los Angeles in 2010.
In one of the interviews during the tenth anniversary of the Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo mentioned he did not expect more than 100 people in their first every event. But they experienced over 2,000 people and even a police shit down.
From a small local block party to a complete music festival in 2019, Mad Decent has come a long way. Today the event has reached over 20 cities across the USA. In the past 11 years, it has become a huge touring event. In 2016, Mad Decent Block Parties took place in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
The Mad Decent Block Parties bring the best DJs and hip-hop artists from around the world. The main genres include EDM and Hip Hop. DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, and Diplo himself are some of the recurring DJs. Hip-Hop Artists like Tyler the Creator and A$AP Ferg have often shown up at the parties.
In the past few years, the parties and narrowed down. There were only two summer shows in 2017, which was also their 10th anniversary. They took place in Denver and Philadelphia, the birthplace of the event. In 2018, there was only one show in Brooklyn, New York.
The MDBP came back in 2019 as one of the biggest music festivals rather than a simple block party. Instead of a series of outdoor concerts around the city, this time it was a two-day festival that took place in Gillette Stadium. The likes of Troyboi, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and Rezz, Pusha T, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and JID hosted the entire event with good music. The mainstream artists like G Eazy and Billie Eilish also perform in the event.
In the future, we will see MDBP as a music festival than a neighbourhood block party, which is going to be amazing.