Take a Tour of the Underground with Our Top Events at Miami Music Week
Get ready to pack every black piece of clothing you own, it's almost time for Miami Music Week!
With dozens events to choose from, it can be tough to know which parties are gonna be the most heated. We've gone through the dizzying lists of events happening next week to prevent you getting stuck in analysis paralysis. As the sounds of the underground grab a greater foothold on the global electronic scene, it's time to practice your two-step for these buzzworthy house and techno events!
Shiba San x MK (3/22)
As part of their larger nationwide tour, Shiba San and MK are kicking things off with sexy sounds that are sure to keep you feeling cool in the balmy Miami heat. Setting the tempo for the talent to come throughout the week, Shiba San has been gaining steam over the past several years with the help of Claude Vonstroke's Dirtybird label on his stellar track "Okay." The track's success in the summer of 2014 helped the producer position himself at the forefront of the burgeoning American house market. While MK is no newcomer to the world of dance music, the producer-turned-DJ frequently uses a unique style of cut and chop vocals to create dance floor anthems. Joined by rising stars Jax Jones and Will Clarke, the madness of Miami Music Week kicks off at FDR Delano on March 22nd.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival (3/23)
Before the madness of Ultra Music Festival descends upon downtown Miami, Rapture Electronic Music Festival is giving fans of house and techno an unprecedented line up for the debut one day event. Taking place on the historic Virginia Key Beach Park, fans can enjoy the sounds of thumping beats and crashing waves on the the park's picturesque white beaches. With a lineup heavily booked with talent including Art Department, Ellen Allien, Carl Craig, and rising Romanian talent Petre Inspirescu and Rhadoo as well as recent second phase announcements Rodriguez Jr. (live), Dennis Ferrer, and M.A.N.D.Y, Rapture is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the week!
The unwavering Queen of Techno, Nicole Moudaber, is bringing "In the Mood" at The Raleigh Hotel with dark thumping techno for MoodDay. Featuring support from Josh Wink, Martin Buttrich, Fur Coat, and more, as well as a super secret guest b2b set with Ms. Moudaber herself, MoodDay is a poolside bash that you don't want to miss.
Paradise in Space
Jamie Jones' Paradise brand has come to be become one of the most sought after party brands in the world, taking over countless nightclubs and festival stages across the world. Now, Jamie Jones is hosting a special Paradise in Space with a slew heavy hitters that is sure to make this one of the most popular destinations throughout Miami Music Week. With sets by Green Velvet, Stacey Pullen, and Danny Tenaglia, plus so many more, it's your best bet to buy these tickets soon so you don't get caught in line with your finger in the air.
HYTE MIAMI 3/24
Bringing one of the world's most high-profile party brands to The Magic City, HYTE is setting the precedent for Miami nightlife. With special b2b sets between Luciano and Loco Dice as well as Chris Liebing and Danny Tenaglia, HYTE is already shaping up to be special. In addition to highly anticipated sets from Maya Jane Coles, Tiga, and Black Coffee, plan to wear your dancing shoes for this 12 hour event.
Richie Hawtin's PLAYdifferently brand is taking over the legendary Space Miami for a marathon event taking place from 11pm Friday until late Saturday afternoon. As Richie Hawtin's only performance throughout Miami Music Week, PLAYdifferently has already blown through pre-sale tickets with it's incredibly stacked lineup. Featuring Victor Calderone, Paco Osuna, and a rare b2b from Louie Vega and David Morales there's plenty to tap your toe to. PLAYdifferently also gets top marks for its heavy female representation from talented ladies Lee K, Hito, and Nicole Moudaber, making this an event that has something for everyone.
Get Lost (3/25)
In its 12th edition, Get Lost has built a reputation as one of the most talked about events across the globe. The 24 hour event hosted by Damian Lazarus' renowned Crosstown Rebels, Get Lost blurs the line of imagination and reality with this immersive musical event. Starting at 5am on Saturday, March 25th, Get Lost features both the deep dusty sounds of the playa, with the likes of Atish, Behrouz, and Bedouin, as well as a large variety of performances from well established acts Lee Foss, Bill Patrick, Thugfucker, and Francesca Lombardo.
We're serious when we say you that this is one event you DO NOT want to miss!
The Birdhouse (3/25)
Dirtybird kingpin Claude Vonstroke is taking The Birdhouse to new heights this year at Delano Beach Club with an energizing lineup that will keep this daytime bash grooving throughout the evening. With trendsetting ladies, J.Phlip, Honey Dijon, and Kim Ann Foxman bringing an eclectic fusion of genres and styles, The Birdhouse is going to be another high energy event that has helped to build Claude Vonstroke's reputation as one of the finest curators in the game. The addition of Jooris Voorn and Skream give The Birdhouse added depth for a daytime party that's tough to match!
Mosaic curated by Maceo Plex (3/25)
Maceo Plex has no problem bringing a crowd, with his Mosaic brand making an appearance in Miami, it's hard to not include this event in our list. Featuring rising star Mike Servito, long time Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, and a live performance from Stephen Bodzin, you can trust in Maceo's taste to curate some of the most innovative selectors in the scene.
Get ready for things to get a little freaky deaky as Barcelona's own elrow takes over Miami for a long strange trip in this psychedelic themed event. Known for their high energy parties and poppy decorations, elrow is a guaranteed good time with acts like Detlef, Pan-Pot, Art Deparment, and Skream. Buy the ticket and take the ride for this 10 hour marathon that will leave you out of your mind.
24 Hour Party with The Martinez Brothers (3/26)
The Martinez Brothers are headed back to Space Miami for another 24 hour marathon to close of the biggest week in dance music. The young brothers who already have already racked up a decade worth of DJing and have seen incredible success in the world of fashion and have most recently been growing their label Cuttin Headz. With support for Detroit legends Derrick May and Carl Craig as well as Andhim, Matthew Dear, and Bedouin, expect a diverse musical journey from open to close.
Cover photo courtesy of Adi Adinayev and Link Miami Rebels
Born and bred with the Detroit techno scene, I pledge my allegiance to the underground.