EDM.com's Guide To Miami Music Week Pt. 3
In a few days time, one of the biggest events in the EDM will start once again: Miami Music Week. Running on March 24-29, 2015, MMW spans the city of Miami with an impressive roster of club parties, pool parties, lounge parties, mini-festivals and more. This year, we've decided to break the parties down across three categories: headliner parties, underground parties and bass parties.
For each list, a dedicated team at EDM.com has worked to give our readers insight into what we believe represent the best parties for this year. The list below includes headliners across clubs and pool parties, ranging from Martin Garrix to ODESZA. Read our picks for the best headliner parties below:
Tuesday, March 25
Laidback Luke Super You & Me at STORY
Laidback Luke has cemented an impressive brand out of his Super You & Me parties, which disguise some of your favorite DJs in famous superhero costumes. For this Super You & Me event, Laidback Luke has enlisted the likes of Sander van Doorn, Tujamo, Wiwek, DVBBS and Waka Flocka Flame for a party at club STORY. Laidback Luke's event runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., and tickets cost $30 for women and $40 for men. Tickets can be purchased on the STORY ticket website.
Steve Aoki & Friends at LIV
Steve Aoki parties have become famous for their hijinks, and this party at LIV should be no difference. The "Friends" portion of this lineup is pretty expansive, including Nervo, Deorro, Ummet Ozcan, Bassjackers, AutoErotique, Uberjak'd, Marnik, Reid Steffan and surprise guests. Aoki's LIV extravaganza runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., with tickets priced at $60 for females and $90 for males. Purchase tickets at the LIV ticket page.
Wednesday, March 26
Armin van Buuren & Friends at Mansion
Armin van Buuren brings his A State of Trance party to Ultra Music Festival ever year, but trance fanatics will be able to catch the legendary producer at another notable party a few days before ASOT. Armin, with help from some surprise friends, will take over Mansion from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday. General admission tickets are $60, and can be purchased on the Mansion ticket website.
Cedric Gervais at LIV
LIV knows how to land the hottest names in EDM for their MMW parties, and this next party is certainly no exception. Crossover remixer Cedric Gervais will man the headlining decks for a set at LIV on Wednesday, with Chris Lake providing opening support. Tickets are $50 for females and $75 for males; pick some up at the LIV ticket website.
Carl Cox Presents INTEC All Stars Pool Party at Delano Beach Club
Carl Cox is another mega DJ known for his intricate stage at Ultra Music Festival, and the renown mixer will be making a huge appearance Delano Beach Club on Wednesday. In honor of his INTEC record label, Carl Cox will be playing alongside Christian Varela, Joe Brunning, Jon Rundell, The Junkies and Yousef from 2 to 11 p.m. Tickets are currently priced at $60 before 3 p.m. arrival and $80 for anytime arrival; you can cop some at the Delano ticket page.
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Thursday, March 27
We Are All We Need With Above & Beyond at Mana Wynwood
Hot off the heels of their newest album We Are All We Need, Above & Beyond launched a tour that surprisingly skipped over Florida. Turns out the trance trio was saving it's only Florida and MMW appearances for a later announcement. The group will be joined by 16bit Lolitas, Fehrplay, Ilan Bluestone, Lane 8, Seven Lions and Super8 & Tab at Mana Wynwood from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Final general admission tickets are currently at $65, so head over to the Mana Wynwood ticket page to buy some before they sell out.
Alesso & Friends Pool Party at SLS South Beach
Alesso will soon be releasing his debut album, and fans can receive a taste of it at the producer's intimate pool party at SLS South Beach on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Joining Alesso will be Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, ASTR, Michael Calfan, Quintino, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Watermat and Will Sparks. Tickets have been rereleased for $100 on the SLS South Beach ticket website, so don't miss your chance before the event sells out.
Tiësto Presents Club Life at LIV
We weren't kidding when we said LIV manages to attract the cream of the crop, and their Thursday party only reinforces that trend. Ultra headliner Tiësto will present his Club Life party at LIV on this night, with protégés MOTi and Dzeko & Torres and Miami producers A&G in tow. Running from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the event comes with steep tickets tickets: $125 for females and $250 for males. Those can be purchased at the LIV ticket website.
Ingrosso at STORY
A member of the defunct Swedish House Mafia and one half of Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Ingrosso will be playing a special event at STORY on Thursday. Running from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the event also lists very special guests; maybe Axwell will make a special appearance? Tickets are $60 for females and $125 for males, and you can buy those at the STORY ticket page.
R3HAB at SET
Once Afrojack's pupil, R3HAB has gone on to forge his own identity across his endless amount of original productions and remixes. The busy producer carves out some time in his schedule to headline a party at SET from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. No special guests are listed, but MMW is known for unannounced guests across the board. Tickets are $60 for general admission; head on over to the SET ticket page to purchase some.
Fedde Le Grand Presents Darklight Sessions at Mansion
Fedde Le Grand will make his way to Mansion on Thursday night to showcase his record label's Darklight exceptional talent. Supporting the producer will be Chocolate Puma, Michael Calfan and Jewelz & Scott Sparks. The event runs from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and tickets can be purchased at Mansion's ticket page for $30 a pop.
Big Beat & Friends Pool Party at Delano Beach Club
Pool parties during MMW are always a great time, and this next pool party makes a strong case for one of the best during the week. Record label Big Beat will host a pool party at the Delano Beach Club from 2 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, and the lineup is something else. Dash Berlin, Cash Cash, Galantis, Hercules & Love Affair, Hunter Siegel, Matoma and New World Sound will play the party, with more to be announced. Tickets at the Delano ticket page cost $40 before 3 p.m. arrival and $50 for anytime arrival.
Carnage & ASOC Present Papi Gordo & Friends at
The E11EVEN Miami is Miami's only 24-hour nightclub, and Carnage will be bringing his A State of Carnage and Papi Gordo brands to the venue for a lengthy party. Carnage will play a special late night set, and producers joining him will be Nervo, Chuckie, Ape Drums and Andres Fresko. The event runs from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m., and tickets can be purchased at $40 for females and $80 for males at the E11EVEN Miami ticket website.
Friday, March 28
Martin Garrix & Friends at Mansion
Straight off debuting a single with Usher, Martin Garrix will take on Mansion on Friday night, along with friends Julian Jordan, Bassjackers, Jay Hardway and Matisse & Sadko. The event runs from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and who knows what kind of special guests Garrix will manage to lure on this night. Tickets run at $60 and can be purchased on the Mansion ticket site.
ODESZA's NO.SLEEP Afterparty at FDR at Delano Beach Club
In the span of a year, ODESZA has gone from opening act to headlining duo, and for MMW they will take host a party inspired by their NO.SLEEP mix series. Being held at the FDR room at Delano Beach Club, ODESZA will spin a DJ set and feature RAC (DJ Set), Jason Bentley, Lane 8 and Autograf. The party runs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., and tickets are currently sold out. ODESZA has released some extra over the past few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for more to pop up at the Delano ticket page.
PRYDA Miami at the Terrace at Club Space
Eric Prydz makes his much-anticipated return to The Terrace at Club Space on Friday night, bringing his Pryda moniker for an all-night and day party. Prydz will play an extended four-hour set, while friends Claude VonStroke, Joris Voorn, Jeremy Olander and Kolsch will open for and play after his four-set. Pryda Miami runs from 10 to 2 p.m., and tickets are currently $75 before 2 a.m. entry on the Club Space ticket page.
Saturday, March 28
Kaskade Redux Miami at Grand Central
Intimate Kaskade gigs are quite rare these days, but the producer has given fans a blast from the past with his Redux parties. Playing small venues and performing deeper tunes, Kaskade has made his Redux events a very hot commodity. For MMW, Kaskade brings his Redux party to Grand Central from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. with Amtrac, Frankie Shakes and Ravell. Tickets sold out within minutes, but feel free to hound the Grand Central ticket page in case more are released.
Sander van Doorn Presents Doorn Records Pool Party at The National Hotel
Sander van Doorn will bring his Doorn Records labelmates for a special pool party at The National Hotel. Running from 12 to 10 p.m., the Doorn Records party will include sets from Sander van Doorn, Dubvision, Julian Jordan, Matisse & Sadko, Redondo, Ummet Ozcan and more artists to be announced. Tickets are $30 before 2 p.m. entry and $40 for all day access, and those can be purchased at the National Hotel ticket page.
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