It’s that time of year again! As Winter turns to Spring and March comes to an end, the wonderful city of Miami will once again be the center of the dance music universe with the annual celebration that is Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week. Well into its second decade of existence, the WMC/MMW experience is undoubtedly a must attend as the tunes will be as plentiful as the sun and sex.
Anticipating the week to come we have highlighted ten events that we think feature some of the best lineups the week has to offer. Included are a smattering from the nightclubs, warehouses, pool parties and boat events, with the ever-present emphasis on the deeper shades of house and techno.
Wednesday, March 25
Audiofly, Anja Schneider, Bedouin, Chaim, Davide Squillace, Ellen Allien, Francesca Lombardo, Matthias Tanzmann, Nastia
The Internationally beloved Flying Circus is much more an experience than simple event series. In collaboration with Miami deep, minimal institution Link Miami Rebels, ringmaster duo Audiofly brings some of the finest talent pool the scene has to offer for a proper 12 hour Miami bacchanal.
March 25 | Flying Circus | Tickets | MAPS Backlot |
Thursday, March 26
Do Not Sit By The Pool
Alexi Delano, Atish, Bedouin, Behrouz, Butane, Camea, Chaim, Clarian, Eduardo Castillo, Lee Burridge, Matthew Dekay, Matthias Meyer, Monkey Safari, Nastia, YokoO
Perhaps the finest new club in Miami, Do Not Sit on the Furniture teams up with Clandestine Artists and the BPM Festival to bring a diverse array of techno and house poolside with Do Not Sit At The Pool. Featuring the likes of bpitch Control’s Camea to Alphahouse’s Butane and, of course, the main man himself: Behrouz, the inside comes out for this massive poolside soiree.
March 26 | Do Not Sit By The Pool | Tickets | The Albion Hotel |
DJ Three, Damian Lazarus, Doc Martin
Following the successful launch of his Hallucienda label, “DJ’s DJ” Three brings the eponymous party back to Miami after a five-year hiatus. Having achieved nearly legendary status, Three will be joined by Damian Lazarus and Doc Martin, open-to-close, as they deliver a cosmic combination of the rawest house, techno and forward thinking electronica to Miami favorite The Electric Pickle.
March 26 | Hallucienda | Tickets | The Electric Pickle |
Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Steve Lawler, Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, Lee Foss, Matador (live), Jackmaster, Kink (live), Patrick Topping, Waff, Russ Yallop, Mark Jenkyns
Journey into Paradise with the one and only Jamie Jones and the Hot Creations crew as they take over the burgeoning Miami arts district that is the Mana Wynwood Production Village. Within this massive and uniquely raw space, everything from live performances from Kink and Matador to DJ sets from Steve Lawler and Hot Since 82 will represent one of the world’s most successful party concepts in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
March 26 | Paradise | Tickets | Mana Wynwood |
Friday, March 27
Circoloco Pool & Circoloco Warehouse
Tale Of Us, Matthias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia, Agoria, Shonky, Kenny Glasgow, Laura Jones, Nastia, DJ W!ld, Andrew Grant, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Davide Squillace, Ellen Allien, Damian Lazarus, Cassy, Jackmaster, D’Julz, Subb-an, Dj Ebali
The debauchery that is Circoloco needs little introduction. Born at Ibiza’s DC-10 and famed the world over, the crazy clown crew touches down in Miami with a multi-event series spanning the gamut of its powers. On Thursday , Seth Roxler, Jackmaster and friends do it poolside and on Friday, Tale of Us, the Apollonia boys and some of Circoloco’s finest residents turn the massive Maya Wynwood into a one of a kind warehouse experience as only they can.
March 27 | Circoloco Pool | Tickets | The Raleigh Hotel | Circoloco Warehouse | Tickets | Maya Wynwood
Maeve & Ellum Showcases
Mano Le Tough, The Drifter (Room 1), Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, ShallOcin (Room 2)
Another stunner brings Miami two great label showcases with Berlin’s Mano Le Tough’s Maeve and Maceo Plex’s Ellum providing the soundtrack to Trade’s two-room den. Serving as the official afterparty to Ultra’s underground Resistance stage, this one is sure to feature some of SoBe’s most sought after conference week bombs.
March 27 | Maeve & Ellum Showcases | Tickets (Room 1) (Room 2) | Trade |
Saturday, March 28
Maya Jane Coles & Friends + Get Physical & MoodNIGHT @ Trade
Maya Jane Coles, Philipp Jung [M.A.N.D.Y.], Catz N’ Dogz, Bob Moses (Room 1), Nicole Moudaber & Skin (Room 2)
Trade has put together a very nice (and diverse) lineup of dance music heavy’s for a club wide takeover courtesy of Berlin’s seminal Get Physical imprint, as well as two of the mightiest females in the game, the silky smooth Maya Jane Coles and techno titan Nicole Moudaber.
March 28 | MJC & Friends + Get Physical & MoodNIGHT | Tickets | Trade |
Sunday, March 29
Anja Schneider, Ben Ufo, Catz N’ Dogz, Danny Daze, Detroit Swindle, Dixon, Hunter/Game, Jackmaster, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Maya Jane Coles, The Drifter, Thugfucker
At this point you’ve noticed many of the name’s appearing throughout our list have come together on Sunday, March 29 for one last dance to close out WMC 2015. Again, at the massive art space Mana Wynwood serves as host for an (at least) 12-hour trip through the week’s best musical contributions.
March 29 | Last Resort | Tickets | Mana Wynwood |
Get Lost @ LMNT
Agoria, Andy Butler, Carl Craig, Claude VonStroke, DJ Tennis, Dubfire, Ellen Allien, Fur Coat, Josh Wink, Route 94, Sasha, Soul Clap, Thugfucker
Few parties can truly claim to make a mark in the overcrowded madness that is Miami Music Week, but for over a decade, Crosstown Rebels’ marathon Get Lost remains a cornerstone of underground music for WMC and beyond. Celebrating the milestone that is a decade in dance, Get Lost’s 2015 edition delivers a never before seen venue (to be announced), a line-up of 40+ artists, and some truly special sets for a 24+ plus test of endurance. Only the strong need apply for this one!
March 29 | Get Lost | Tickets | LMNT |
Listed Presents Ship of Fools
M.A.N.D.Y., Cassy, Doc Martin, DJ Three, Jozif, Bedouin, MightyKat, Nikita, Mia Lucci, Danny Fry
San Francisco’s legendary Listed crew’s Ship of Fools yacht party has found itself in the “essential” WMC event conversation for some time with an annual output of beats, vibes and sun. Its 2015 edition is no let down with its famed residents joined by techno and house heavyweights ready to close out the week in style on board one of SoBe’s finest floating havens.
March 29 | Listed Presents Ship of Fools | Tickets | South Beach Lady Yacht|