Location: Cebu, Philippines
The Oqtagon, in Cebu City — a day's journey from the capital Manila — has been going from strength to strength for more than a decade now, championing the region's own homegrown talent (one of its key parties is called Local and Proud). A solid team of 10 residents, led by head jock Juan Pablo, keep things steady, while Korean DJs like DJ Koo and Justin Oh head over for the +82 parties, a celebration of K-Pop. “Being in the business for more than 10 years, 2017 was a banner year for us,” they reckon. 'We were able to strengthen Cebu's image as a nightlife destination, not just in the Philippines, but in the world.” Long may it prosper.