Disco Donnie Presents is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment. Disco Donnie Presents was acquired by LiveStyle, Inc. in 2012.
James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is DDP’s founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of US electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 20 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
From 2008-2012, Donnie partnered with Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, setting their sights on strategically developing the Insomniac brand throughout the US. The pair ushered the EDC brand to core Disco markets such as Orlando, Dallas and even Donnie’s current home island of Puerto Rico. The partnership produced hundreds of club shows annually in nearly 100 markets throughout the US, making Insomniac a household name.
In 2012, DDP shifted its focus to the genesis and development of LiveStyle, Inc. with founder Robert F.X. Sillerman, a media entrepreneur with a vision to invest nearly a billion dollars in electronic dance music in order to bring the world’s leading promoters under one roof.