As promised, here’s your Miami Music Week party guide! Complete with an abundance of giveaways, links to full event/venue information, and a curated playlist.
Coming at you just in time to help you sort out when and where in the Magic City your favorite DJs are hitting the decks, so you don’t miss a beat!
Time to let go, forget your daily dues and just LIVE…
Events that’ll literally heat you up before the official week.
There’s no denying the guys at Trade have been killing it since they opened their doors in 2014 and they will be kicking off the madness with impromptu B2B sets ALL NIGHT by Visionquest, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss and DJ Three. Can it get any better? Sure can. Free tickets! Get at it!
Now entering its fifth year in Miami, Electric Beach is held semi-annually to celebrate the opening of Winter Music Conference and Labor Day Weekend the right way with beach, bikinis, and bass! Join the world’s most beautiful people as they hype up and strip down for an all-out, all-day party with over 40 house DJs to keep it going till dawn.
Frankfurt’s finest, Reboot will be invading Miami and if you haven’t gotten the chance to check out Steam’s revamp at LOT14, then this kickoff party is the chance to do so. Accompanied by sets from Uner, Todd Terry, Romano Alfieri, Matteo Spedicati, Melanie Ribbe.
BE AS ONE SHOWCASE
Treehouse knows techno. With releases on labels like Cocoon, Desolat and Cadenza, Shlomi Aber’s Be As One showcase will get interesting. Supporting sets by D’julz, gel abril, SABLE SHEEP, Itamar Sagi, Konplott and A VERY SPECIAL GUEST. Yes in all caps.
OMID 16B: ALOLO RECORDS & FRIENDS
Omid 16B’s influences are far and wide and with the impressive amount of top notch records this guy has put out, this intimate session is one for the books. This guy was one of the first producers to make mashups so yea, serious shit. aLOLa friends include Desyn Masiello, Alex George, Kike Roldan and a Very Special Guest. Hmm…
FUN IN THE SUN
Because day parties are just better in Miami…
PICNIC FOR MISFITS
Good things come from good ideas. Like starting your Monday afternoon with $5 Jack Daniels Lemonade and $4 beers until 6pm. Misfits Matt Tolfrey, jozif, Nitin, Mark Jenkyns, Randall M, Freak The Disco Lost Pieces and Rapper Rich will be chilling in LOT14.
THE 6TH ANNUAL BLU PARTY
2o straight hours of Blu Music, known for chart-topping cutting edge house, techno, and deep house records. Christian Smith, DOORLY, Harry Romero Official b2b Joeski (HR & SKI), Kevin Saunderson, Mendo, Patrick M, Pleasurekraft, Riva Starr, Stacey Pullen, Technasi, Yousef, and of course, Sydney Blu. Get comfy because Steam might become your second home this WMC.
VATOS LOCOS SHOWCASE
Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, and Javier Carballo, take the decks with some fresh new faces: exclusive sets from Dubfuego aka Dubfire, Nastia, and Subb-an!!
FUNKIFIED: POOLSIDE GET-DOWN
Louie Vega has been playing on the decks since the early years of WMC. Along Soul Clap, Anane Vega, Josh Milan, Mr. V, Nick Monaco, Sa’D “The Hourchild” Ali, George Clinton and P-Funk All Stars, BeBe Winans and Karen Clark this is a 30 year WMC celebration unlike any other.
DO NOT SIT BY THE POOL
Do Not Sit is bringing you an insane lineup. It’s BPM but in a pool in SOBE. Sets by Alexi Delano, Ambivalent, Atish, Bedouin, BEHROUZ, Butane, Camea, Chaim, Clarian, Eduardo Castillo, Lee Burridge, Matthew Dekay, Matthias Meyer, Monkey Safari, Nastia, YokoO, all while you’re chilling poolside. You couldn’t make this party any more underground if you put it in one of our limestone basements.
Recover from Wednesday’s hangover at Lot14’s Stacked Miami. It’s like Steve Aoki and cake, minus Steve Aoki. Steam continues to deliver in the diversity of their shows with a day of drum and bass, electro-house, and the mighty dubstep. Andy C, Cookie Monsta, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, Etc! Etc!, Flux Pavilion, Fox Stevenson, Ghastly, Trollphace, just to name a few. This lineup is straight STACKED!
NOMADS ON A ROOF
Girls free all day WHAT its time to get your rooftop on Miami. Gel Abril, DJ W!LD, Mendo, Anek, Chad Andrew, Ben Finx, Evgeniya So Serous, Who, Hernan Cayetano, Canedo, Nelson Diaz all ready to fill you with them sunny vibes.
Daydream with Michel Cleis, ARGY and Eduardo De La Calle while they treat you to some techno.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
What could be better than watching DJ’s who are known for playing 4-10 hour sets take their entire repertoire and compact that to a mere hour to two hours max. That could yield some interesting results. Just stay at the Resistance stage all weekend and only venture away for Oliver Heldens, GTA or Tchami.
DANCE ALL NIGHT
For those who prefer the light shed from LED’s
BLACKFLAG RECORDINGS SHOWCASE
Label Boss Stacey Pullen will be curating the 2nd Blackflag Recordings showcase. Get up close and personal with the red hot in demand, Nathan Barato, the Spanish hit maker, Sergio Fernandez, and of course, the Detroit legend himself, Stacey Pullen, along with Detroit’s own, Mike Brown.
Stefano Noferini brings Deeperfect with Butch, Rodriguez Jr (live), Pig & Dan, Matt Sassari, Leonardo Gonnelli, Riotgear.
100% JOSEPH CAPRIATI
The techno titan returns to Trade for an all-night-long solo performance. Join us for the Miami Beach debut of Capriati’s brand 100% JC!
BPITCH CONTROL SHOWCASE
Some serious techno for a Monday night by Ellen Allien, Radioslave, Camea, and Jesse Perez. You even have 10 Years of Alpha House happening in the next room over.
10 YRS OF ALPHAHOUSE
Paris techno aficionado Paul Rich and Butane take over Room 2 on this fine Monday evening.
PACO OSUNA is once again gracing Trade with his presence. This time he brought Matador (Live), Paul Ritch, Carlo Lio, Egbert (Live), and Lorenzo Bartoletti, along for the ride.
Trade is celebrating 4 years with the french trio. Going up on a Tuesday.
OCTOPUS RECORDS SHOWCASE
Jon Gaiser is sure to pack a punch this WMC and what better place to do it than techno haven Treehouse. Support by Sian, Drumcell, Barbuto, and Boryana. You’ll be able to see Andhim & Friends in the nearby room.
ANDHIM & FRIENDS
Andhim is bringing Super House over to Room 2 of Treehouse. Support by friendlies Kölsch, rampue, Thugfucker, UNER, and Baez.
This lineup is downright HARD. GC is batting down its hatches forMaya Jane Coles, Tchami, Cajmere, Destructo, Shiba San, Amine Edge & Dance, Route 94 B2B Secondcity, and Ac Slater B2B Amtrac. Get ready to bounce. If you recognize any names here you already know what to expect. MADNESS!
This is a massive lineup for a Wednesday, but its WMC people. This week was made for shows like this and Steam was made to bring 16 hours of healing international artists to you. Anthony Attalla, Carlo Lio, Chus & Ceballos, Cocodrills, Coyu, Ivan Pica, Luigi Rocca, Marco Lys, Nathan Barato, Pirupa, Prok & Fitch, Ramon Tapia, Simone Vitullo, Supernova, Teenage Mutants, Uto Karem.
INSIDE THE VOID
Inside The Void aims to reconnect humans with their inner sprint through different forms of art. Performances by MOREON, Ennio Skoto, Basti, Mad Dusty and local Gran Moxy will be sure to feed your inner void while you join this community of people who indulge in creativity and expression just like you!
DETROIT LOVE SHOWCASE
The techno master behind CLR will be taking control of Room 1 along with an impressive line-up to make this evening come full circle…a full TECHNO circle. Sets by Carl Craig, Luciano, Stacey Pullen, Mad Mike Banks, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Radio Slave, and Drumcell.
Another powerhouse, afternoon to night, smack in the middle of Wynwood. Sets by Reboot, Yaya, Fosky, Javier Carballo, Alix Alvarez, Nitin, Christian Nielsen, Michael Bibi, Perry, Melanie Ribbe, and Si Heslin are sure to make the paint crack off any surrounding murals.
Dusky’s BBC One take-overs are very much a cornerstone in the rise of underground music’s popularity. This extended set is not one you’ll want to miss. Then again, you can’t be everyone at once can you. Support by Agoria, Jackmaster, Danny Daze, Kink, Murk, and Skream.
I can’t stress the intimacy of Do Not Sit. Seth Troxler might try and fuck you. DJ Three and Harvard Bass might try and join in as well. But seriously, all jokes aside, keep your fingers out of the DJ booth. It’s F*ck Jams all night.
LOCO DICE x MARCO CAROLA
Marco Carola just recently finished his months-long Saturday residency at Story and will be playing a marathon set with the Techno Kung-Fu master and Desolate founder, Loco Dice. Usually, you’d find Carola chilling at Space after his set but on this particular night, you get to witness these living legends go BACK TO BACK until 5pm Wednesday!
WAVES: NEXUS RE-MORPH
WAVES is a series of performances which highlight collaborations between musicians and artists in visual fields, Pérez Art Museum hostsDawn Richard in Nexus Re-Morph, “the soul of R&B distorted in space-time and rendered as a high-tech video vortex.”
We’ve finally come to understand what Garage music is all about. When you have the new kids on the block, Disclosure and the one responsible for it all, DJ EZ in the same building, that’s all the proof you need. America’s understand of electronic music is well underway and with support from Justin Martin, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Carl Craig, this is one show that will make history in Miami. Once again, PopLife shows us that they know exactly what they are doing.
TRANSMIT RECORDINGS SHOWCASE
Come get a taste of the Berlin nightlife with BORIS, Christian Smith, Koutarou.A, Technasia and The Junkies. With Cocodrills in the house, its a fusion of Miami’s finest colliding with the homeland of this genre.
Trust in Do Not Sit’s ability to give you the boldest sounds. Berlin’s finest Monkey Safari alongside Adana Twins and Kevin Knapp.
FACELESS RECORDS SHOWCASE
Come all to experience a thoughtful journey driven by music. Chaim, Simon Baker, Inxec, Nitin, Silky, Pattern Drama, Bambook, Atnarko, Joyson, Adam Saville, Cali Lanauze, and Finley have come prepared. All this talent under the open-air venue with trippy deco for a proper audio-visionary experience.
DEF MIX: FRANKIE KNUCKLES TRIBUTE
Come share a toast to Frankie’s house music legacy while DEF MIX, David Morales, Hector Romero, and Quentin Harris.
TINI & THE GANG MEETS NEXT WAVE
tINI caters to that midpoint between techno and house. She has the knowledge to drift boldly into whichever one she desires more. Come and watch her blur those lines with support by Mathew Jonson, Bill Patrick, and Randall M.
CAJUAL VS RELIEF
I’ve mentioned Treehouse’s clutch lineups and if your beginning your WMC lately than expect you might want to start here with Green Velvet, Josh Wink, Route 94, Shiba San, Technasia, Nathan Barato, Oliver $ b2b Doorly, Weiss, Gene Farris, Cajmere.
INTIMATE SESSION: NIC FANCIULLI
Fucking Nic Fanciulli just dropped the sickest guest set on Shadow Child’s RINSE FM. I shouldn’t have to explain how epic this intimate session will actually be. We have some tix to give away as well!
Steve Lawler is bringing you some real heavy hitters to LOT14. A child of acid house you can trust his selection of acts, Cassy Britton, Dennis Ferrer, Robert Dietz, Livio & Roby, Detlef and Anek to keep the vibe going all day and into the night.
BLACK BUTTER RECORDS
Treehouse will be bumping on this night I guarantee it. You have Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, My Nu Leng and Wayward in the same building as Lee Foss, Amine Edge & Dance, Beckwith, Dantiez Saunderson, and fucking MK, Lee Foss and Anabel Englund as Pleasure State. I’ll be seeing you there folks.
CATZ EATS KINK
If you’ve heard any music by either cat n dogz, Eats Everything, or KiNK, then its easy to see how BEATPORT go behind this sure to sell out night at The Electric Pickle. Powered by Beck’s Access and Bohemian Yacht Club, these guys are notorious for throwing fantastic parties, the pickle will be popping people.
REDLIGHT: RYDER x TOM STAAR
RedLight Miami is bringing you a treat. A night full of energy with the acts to back it. Arno Cost & Norman Doray, Danny Howard, Marcus Schossow, Michael Brun, Michael Calfan, Sebjak, followed by a b2b set with Kryder and Tom Staar.
Mano Le Tough and The Drifter shall continue the week of fantastic underground sounds. If you’re looking for that special environment, look no further than Trade.
A-Trak (or Duck Sauce) is no doubt a staple on WMC and Miami music in general. This Jedi mixes random music all in a big pot, never going in one direction. Just banger after banger almost as if he knew what everyone wants to hear. Support by MARTIN SOLVEIG, TOMMY TRASH, GLADIATOR, BRENMAR and many more.
BNR: 10 YR ANNIVERSARY
A-trak is in the Wynwood with Destructo, shit. It’s about to go down in Wynwood and what better place to showcase Peaches, Spank Rock, SALVA, Robb Bank$, Cities Aviv, SCNTST, Pilo, Helix, Lil Internet, Escor Krist, JUBILEE, Snakehole than a jewel of a venue like Gramps.
FLASHBACK: LOUIE VEGA
A Night of New York City Classics ranging from Disco & Boogie, 90s House, Afrobeat, 80’s Electro, New Wave, Dance Rock, Garage & Loft Gems. With the experience to back it, Vega will take you through the years of WMC relevant material.
BEDROCK GATHERING: JOHN DIGWEED
Radio edits alright alright but there’s nothing like an extended set. That’s exactly what Digweed has cooking up for you. Expect John to be at his best while he has plenty of time and support to have you going all night.
Both Danny Daze and Maceo Plex have torn up Miami recently and are back this time under the same roof like the good ol’ days of making tracks together. The Ellum sound with reign true all night with the eeriest, cerebral sounds from possibly the entire weekend.
OSCAR G x DJ SNEAK
> ENTER TICKET GIVEAWAY CONTEST
These Miami icons don’t require an introduction. Get the purest taste of Miami sounds with outrageous salsa infused House music by Oscar G, DJ Sneak and Jesse Perez.
If Josh Wink decided to give you a wink, you have a problem seeing him with how personal this 20th Annual Ovum Showcase will be.
MOODNIGHT: MJC & FRIENDS
Mary Jay Coles and Nicole Moudabaur in the same building.’Nuff said. Guaranteed great music until 5am.
San Francisco almost fell into the bay when Dirtybird has their 10 year anniversary party. Massive b2b sets with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Shiba San, J.Phlip, Ardalan and Christian Martin might give off a series of tremors at Steam.
A DESOLAT MIAMI
Good friends Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich have been hard at work since 2007. This WMC closer with Guti, Robert Dietz, Martin Buttrich, Livio & Roby, Yaya, and Francisco Allendes are sure to shred the decks with a couple of live performances. Maybe Loco Dice himself will make an appearance. I think so.
LEFTROOM: 10 YR ANNIVERSARY
Label boss Matt Tolfrey is taking over Do NotSit to close up WMC. A special night with Route 94, Laura Jones, Kate Simko, Simon Baker, Jozif, Droog Nikita and special guests!
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