Guide to the Absolute Best Fkn’ Miami Music Week 2018
Christmas has come early for our glorious city of Miami, in the form of one of the most blissful weeks to come around- Miami Music Week 2018. Every year the city devotes itself to electronic dance music in all it’s various forms combined with gorgeous weather and beautiful people from all around the world. It’s a truly magical time, having so many care-free souls come together for the love of music, dance, and fabulous weather in the city that truly never sleeps! We have curated a day-to-day guide of the absolute must attend parties that will be sure to have you grooving and dancing from sunrise to sunset from Tuesday, March 20th until Sunday, March 25th! So have a looksie and we wish you the most amazing, earliscious, groovy, exciting, best fkn’ MMW yet!
Tuesday, March 20th:
Coldharbour X Black Hole Recordings Miami Music Week
It’s once again time for the annual Coldharbour Recordings label showcase, this year presented by Denial Events, and in conjunction with Black Hole Recordings!
A special night of DJ sets, impromptu B2B’s and surprise guests await at ORA nightclub, in the heart of South Beach, to kick off yet another year of Miami Music Week festivities.
It’s going to be a good one! So grab your tickets early and we’ll see you in Miami….Denial Events are our place to be throughout the entire MMW!! Here’s a glimpse of their last gathering!
Date: Wed, Mar 21, 2018, 4:00 AM EDT
Location: Ora Nightclub
Address: 2000 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lineup: Dave Neven, Dim3ension, Emma Hewitt, Grube & Hovsepian, Bobina, Nifra + special guests
Wednesday, March 21st:
HYTE returns to Miami for MMW. HYTE will take over all 3 rooms as the infamous Club Space.
On Wednesday, March 21st, HYTE will bring their special atmosphere and carefully curated line-up to the multi-faceted Club Space venue in Miami for a sure to be immersive party across two different rooms. The 25,000 sq foot venue offers everything that clubbers have come to expect from the HYTE brand. The venue for all this is a new one for HYTE but one that has a celebrated reputation for throwing essential parties. It is always a focal point during Miami and hosts only the most influential brands, labels, and DJs, so HYTE is proud to call the place home. It boasts two different rooms which each offer slightly different ambiances and also has a vast rooftop terrace which makes for very special moments as the sun rises and falls on the horizon. Making it the perfect location to capture those first rays of sunshine after a hard nights dancing. There will be nowhere better to get an authentic taste of the Miami experience than with Space and HYTE as your capable hosts.
Location: Club Space
Address: 34 NE 11th St; Miami, FL 33132; United States
Lineup: Josh Wink, Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Guti (live), Peggy Gou, Benny Rodrigues, Caleb Calloway, Yaya & more.
Eve & Undr The Radr Showcase
Miami Music Week goes all-female for a day at 1-800-LUCKY, Miami’s first Asian-themed food hall that also serves as a popular outdoor hub for live performances by world class DJs. With a female lineup curated by American house music DJ and Grammy award winner, Roger Sanchez, 1-800-LUCKY is the place to groove and move this Miami Music Week.
Kicking-off Wednesday, March 21st, ‘Eve’ will serve as 1-800-LUCKY’s newest monthly party featuring a lineup of dope women in music, including headliner, Kristen Knight. Other artists include Lupe Fuentes, Miss Jennifer, Dj Rae, Sydney Blu and Viviana Toscanini. The monthly will take place the last Sunday of each month, and will become a part of 1-800-LUCKY’s ongoing music programming.
“We felt like Miami’s DJ scene needed some more female representation,” said Roger Sanchez, owner of UNDR THE RADR, resident at 1-800-LUCKY and curator of the lineup. “So we decided to put together a kick ass female lineup, appropriately named ‘Eve’.”
Headliner Kristen Knight’s sound is rooted in driving house rhythms & dirty Hip Hop infused beats merged with emotional vocals. She’s a well-travelled, world class DJ who’s played at Club Joule in Osaka, Japan, Catch Beach Club Phuket, Thailand, Ce La Vi Singapore, La Suite Marbella, Spain, just to name a few. She’s also played at popular hubs in the USA, including Schimanski NYC, TBA Brooklyn, Surfcomber, Delano and Wall.
“I’m so excited to be able to create an event with such a talented group of women that have made their mark in the DJ scene,” said headliner and co founder Kristen Knight.
Date: March 21st 3-10 pm
Address: 143 NW 23rd ST Miami, FL 33127
✦ EVE ✦
• KRISTEN KNIGHT
• LUPE FUENTES
• MISS JENNIFER
• SYDNEY BLU
• VIVIANA TOSCANINI
✦ UNDR the RADR ✦
• ROGER SANCHEZ
• DJ SNEAK & JUNIOR SANCHEZ
• NOVA & ESPINAL
• SALIVA COMMANDOS
Thursday, March 22nd:
All Gone Pete Tong Pool Party
As Miami Music Week 2018 draws near, the waters of the pristine coastal city become muddied by myriads of events and shows, but each year one party stands out as the must-attend event of the week: All Gone Pete Tong, which returns to its home at The Surfcomber on March 22nd.
Over the past decade, Legendary BBC Radio 1 Host and master curator Pete Tong has hosted his can’t miss event, presenting the biggest stars and hottest emerging talent, with artists like Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Kölsch, and Duke Dumont playing alongside The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, MK and Hot Since 82. Backstage serves as the ultimate industry hangout spot, where label heads, managers, DJs, promoters and the who’s who of dance music all congregate for an impromptu summit under the Miami sky.
This year, Tong continues his newly-established tradition of featuring B2B sets at the event, allowing for one of a kind collaborations.
Date: Thursday, March 22nd (12 pm)
Location: Surfcomber, Miami
Address: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lineup: Black Coffee b2b Virgil Abloh, Tiga b2b Kölsch, Black Honey (The Black Madonna b2b Honey Dijon), B.Traits b2b La Fleur, Idris Elba b2b Doc Martin, Pete Tong b2b Damian Lazarus
Friday, March 23rd:
The Birds fly east once again for Miami this March for one of their biggest Music Week throwdowns yet. Claude VonStroke has assembled an outrageous cast of friends and family for the DIRTYBIRD Players takeover of the iconic Club Space where fans can expect two rooms of music packed with their favorite heavy hitters.
DIRTYBIRD rounded up some familiar familial brethren including goofball wunderkind Justin Martin, breakthrough duo Walker & Royce, first lady J.Phlip, the party starting legend Ardalan and beard maestro Will Clarke for the mainroom forray, plus a special set by Turbo boss Tiga and some other secret guests. In full takeover fashion they will also fire up the Techno Loft with talent including Worthy, Billy Kenny, Kill Frenzy, Bruno Furlan, Justin Jay and Maximono.
Join DIRTYBIRD for 15 hours of house music mayhem taking you through the crates of a label drenched in Miami Music Week history at one of clubland’s most notorious venues.
Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 (11pm – 7am)
Location: Club Space
Address: 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
Lineup: Ardalan, Billy Kenny, Bruno Furlan, Claude VonStroke, Kill Frenzy, J. Phlip, Justin Jay, Justin Martin, Maximono, Tiga, Walker & Royce, Will Clarke, Worthy, Special Guests
Matador’s RUKUS comes to Miami Music Week to showcase the label’s sound with an unparalleled selection of House and Techno greats. Joining Matador at Miami’s Heart Nightclub on March 23rd will be Eats Everything, Felix Da Housecat and Patrice Baumel.
Since RUKUS’ inception in 2016, the label has secured releases with standout dance music giants including Hot Since 82, Paco Osuna, Oliver Huntemann and more. The imprint acts as a direct expression of Matador’s acquired taste developed over years of playing some of the world’s most iconic dancefloors and destinations. Each release and showcase is curated through this worldly experience – with one ear firmly rooted in electronic music’s history and the other pressed to the sounds of tomorrow.
This Miami showcase comes hot on the heels of Matador’s North American Tour in early 2018. The tour was an eight-leg, fast paced trot around the US with standout stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.
Join Matador and friends as they showcase the RUKUS sound at Heart Miami on March 23rd.
Date: March 23rd, 2018 (23:00 – 07:00)
Location: Heart Miami
Address: 50 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
Lineup: Matador, Eats Everything, Felix Da Housecat, Patrice Baumel, and more TBA
Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream Touches Down at Miami Music Week 2018
All Day I Dream returns to Miami Music Week after another landmark year spent gently rocking daytime events across the globe. Lee Burridge and several of his familial crew of house and techno sorcerers are set to write yet another beautiful chapter of their musical story – this time at 1 Hotel in South Beach.
Last year’s events took All Day I Dream from Brooklyn to Brazil. Miami to Montreal. Dubai to Detroit and was last seen in Miami in December during Art Basel. Perfectly encapsulating daytime partying, this day into dusk soirée has lead the way for many others that now follow. Where structural art pieces meet beautiful melodies under floating decor. Each part(y) acts as an embodiment of the warm and positive experience All Day I Dream has always represented. Afternoon escapism populated by beaming smiles and closed eyes.
Location: 1 Hotel Miami
Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Lineup: Lee Burridge, YokoO, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, Oona Dahl
Saturday, March 24th:
Get Lost Miami
Sonic wizard Damian Lazarus knows how to pull off a trick or two, and one of his greatest is the creation of Get Lost’s line-up. As its enters its teenage years, Lazarus has again assembled a who’s who of the underground, bringing together over 40 artists, to perform in the other worldly environs of his Get Lost Miami mecca.
Of course there are line upon lines of highlights in this assemblage of talent, but Arthur Baker’s return to performing live with Rockers Revenge surely stands out, as does the extended 5am opening set by Seth Troxler, a return to the heady intimate after-hours vibe upon which Get Lost was founded. Given the unique anything goes vibe Get Lost creates, performances by Detroit icon Carl Craig and South African star Black Coffee are also surely can’t miss sets, alongside with the extended closing from the trio Wizardry (DJ Three, Damian Lazarus and DJ Tennis).
There will be unique live performances from Davi, Dance Spirit and Pale Blue, while faves like Bpitch Control’s Ellen Allien, Soul Clap, Kerri Chandler, Felix da Housecat, Guy Gerber and Kolsch will all perform. No Get Lost would be complete without Lazarus’ own turn behind the decks. At Get Lost he’s created an environment in which he feels uniquely comfortable to push the envelope, taking a dancefloor down the rabbit hole with a grin and a smile befitting that of the mad hatter.
This year’s Get Lost will deliver three distinct dance-floor environments plus special art installations, performances, and secret spaces for those keen to wander. The result will be a unique experience, that promises to deliver some memorable sunrise moments, and singularly pleasurable late-night dancing beneath the moon and stars. The theme for 2018 is Lost Mythical cities, realms dear and familiar to Lazarus, and a fitting context for the sonic adventurers and pilgrims drawn to explore the world of Get Lost.
Date: March 24, 2018 @ 5 am – 3/25/18 @ 5am
Lineup: Includes Damian Lazarus, Black Coffee, Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Soul Clap, Kerri Chandler, Felix da Housecat, Guy Gerber, Kölsch and many more!
Erick Morillo’s Birthday Bash by Denial Events
Let’s celebrate with iconic DJ Erick Morillo at ORA Miami ! Come after ULTRA if you want to keep your party going with some of the best House Music Vibes.
Save on Tickets and get the Denial Music Week Pass, for an all access pass to their events during Miami Music Week.
Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 11:00 PM – Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 3:49 PM
Address: 2000 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
ELROW presents Nomads, Nuevo Mundo
The world’s craziest party, elrow is returning to Miami for a 12-hour party during Miami Music Week. Experience all of the sounds, sights, and antics that you’ve grown to expect from an Elrow event in the arts district of Miami, Wynwood. Elrow is taking over one of Wynwood’s most unique venues for a once in a lifetime production that you don’t want to miss!
Today’s a drag and the future sucks, so you ask your blue cat to open the star gate it keeps in its little magic pocket to check out if the past has anything cool to see. You turn it on but as usual you touch something you shouldn’t and cause a rip in the fabric of space and time that shoots you into a new world where stone-age cave dwellers, medieval dudes, Bedouins, Egyptians and even two-meter high blue space people all get mixed up into one wild never-ending party. Find the star gate, open it up and time travel your way to a parallel world of the past, present, and future.
If you’ve never experienced elrow before, have a look at what’s in store…Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 7:00 AM
Location: Toe Jam Backlot
Address: 150 NW 21st STREET Miami, FL 33127
Sunday, March 25th:
Carl Cox Presents His Disco, Funk & Soul Event
Music fans traveling to South Florida from around the globe to experience Miami Music Week should prepare themselves for one of the most epic DJ lineups Miami has ever seen at Basement Miami. On a week dedicated to music, dancing, and good vibes, The Miami Beach EDITION’s acclaimed nightlife venue is bringing partygoers six nights of incredible talent for the most memorable MMW yet.
The world-renowned musical talent for Basement’s Miami Music Week 2018 lineup has been carefully curated by Nicolas Matar, the man behind two of New York’s hottest clubs, Cielo and Output, along with EDITION’s very own, Ben Pundole. The weeklong celebration will showcase a range of the most well-known names in international dance music night after night, with a grand finale set on Sunday, March 25. For any table inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Sunday, March 24th
Location: Basement Miami
Address: 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Lineup: Carl Cox
Cuttin’ Headz Presents: The 24-hour Party
Location – Club Space
Address: 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
Date: Sunday, March 25th
Lineup: The Martinez Brothers b2b Marco Carola 24-hour+ set
Repopulate Mars returns to Miami Music Week
Having launched in 2015, Lee Foss’ conceptual brand Repopulate Mars has been touring across the globe with an aim to bring ‘alien funk’ and intergalactic productions to transform both clubs and festivals alike. Returning to Miami this March for their annual Miami Music Week party, the 12-hour affair sees Lee enlist a wealth of international talent.
Describing the event Lee Foss says, “Repolulate Mars will open a wormhole in time and space bringing alian jams from the future to a party on Mars where we will have punk funk kids shedding clothes, aliens shedding skin and cyborgs getting down.”
With no bounds to his creativity, Lee started Repopulate Mars as a party series to bring together like minded people in a space where guests are given the freedom to unleash their artistry, encouraging eclectic and transcendental style. Every detail is catered to from the extraterrestrial stage production and decor and dancers to the spellbinding DJ sets. Last year, Lee expanded the brand to launch a label in order to give a platform to his eclectic tastes enlisting artists such as MK, Sonny Fodera, Paolo Martini, Eli Brown and Camelphat as well as his own original productions.
Date: Sunday March 25th (2pm – 2am)
Address: 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL
Lineup: Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Max Chapman, Latmun, Detlef, Eli Brown, Camelphat, Josh Butler + more!
All Day, Everyday!
These places literally have a party every night of Miami Music Week!
From Tuesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 25, the impressive DJ lineup includes some of your favorite international names, such as Jamie Jones, Carl Cox, Idris Elba, Bedouin, and more surprise guests. Keep the vibes going strong in Basement’s ice skating rink and bowling alley, the only club in Miami with both. Stay tuned for phase two, announcing more Miami Music Week in bowl, which will include a lineup that complements the club to accommodate every Basement patron.
WALL prepares an over the top Miami Music Week with confirmed headlining acts including The Modern Love Affair with Damian Lazarus and Lee Burridge kicking off the EDM week at Favela Beach on Tuesday, March 20. The week continues with It’s All About The Music with Marco Carola and Lauren Lane on Wednesday, March 21, vivacious duo Nervo and The Him on decks on Thursday, March 22, the return of Instagram sensation turned DJ Gianluca Vacchi and friends Sebastian Yatra, Willy William, Mark & Kremont, Nicola Zucchi and a surprise guest on Friday, March 23, Guy Gerber and Martin Buttrich on Saturday, March 24, and Benny Benassi closing out the week with an electric bash on Sunday, March 25.
Nautilus South Beach will transform into Spinnin Hotel presented by Spinnin Records.
Hosting pool parties from March 20 – 25, the hotel will feature big named DJs in town for Miami Music Week in partnership with Diskolab. The week-long event includes Spinnin’ Sessions on Wednesday, March 21, Robin Schulz and Friends on Thursday, March 22, Heartfeldt Poolparty on Friday, March 23, Sander Van Doorn Presents on Saturday, March 24 and Spinnin’ Deep on Sunday, March 25. Power 96 will also be on property covering the event through the week with live interviews.
We hope to see you rockstars dancing the nights away!