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Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to Miami Music Week 2017

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Dancing Astronaut's Guide to Miami Music Week 2017

Once a year, the dance music community flocks to Miami for one of the most significant gatherings in the industry: Miami Music Week. These are the seven exalted days that set the tone for the remainder of the year.

From pool parties, to techno cruises, and all-night club showcases, Miami Music Week offers a staggering amount of options for dance fans of any genre. As the venerated gathering approaches, we’ve broken down the must-see parties to help ease the decision-making process.

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Tale of Us

Who: Tale of Us, Vaal

Where: Trade

When: Friday, March 24, 11:00pm-5am

Why you should care: After last year’s hiatus from Miami Music Week, Tale of Us are slated to grace Trade with an aural experience that sets itself apart from the rest. Poised to set off South Beach with dark and enchanting house and techno, an intimate set from Carm and Matteo Milleri is a rarity and a true spectacle.

Tickets: RA

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Corona Electric Beach presents: Chromeo

Who: Corona Electric Beach presents: Chromeo

Where: Shore Club

When: Thursday, March 23, 1pm-7pm

Why you should care: With Chromeo at the helm, there’s no better way to celebrate Miami Music Week than with a free performance and an ice cold Corona. Click here to RSVP for the free event, which will take place at South Beach’s Shore Club.

Tickets: Eventbrite

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Do Not Sit in Wynwood

Who: Behrouz, Atish, Mira Nico Stojan, YokoO

Where: Cafeina

When: Thursday, March 23, 12pm-12am

Why you should care: Following last year’s iteration of Do Not Sit By the Ocean, the praised South Beach club is heading to Wynwood for a fresh new take: Do Not Sit in Wynwood. Featuring a cutting-edge roster of house and techno titans like Atish, YokoO and head honcho Behrouz, Do Not Sit in Wynwood reigns supreme as one of this year’s more unique showcases.

Tickets: RA

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Deadbeats Goes Off The Deep End

Who: Zeds Dead B2B JAUZ, TroyBoi B2B Herobust B2B ???, Ghastly B2B ??? B2B Mija, and more

Where: SoHo Studios

When: Thursday, March 23 10pm-5am

Why you should care: Bassheads may fall out of their chairs after seeing what Deadbeats Goes Off The Deep End has in store for their Miami showcase. Zeds Dead and Jauz have teamed up for a co-hosted event, offering up exclusive back-to-back sets between some of bass music’s top talent including both of the events’ hosts, Herobust, Troyboi, Ghastly, Mija, and more.

Tickets: Ticketfly

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Gud Vibrations

Who: Slander, NGHTMRE, Ghastly and more

Where: Mana Garage

When: Thursday, March 23 1pm-9pm

Why you should care: The best in bass music are shaking up Mana Garage. This is going to be a master class in heavy handed bass music from Slander, NGHTMRE, Ghastly and more. If there was a royal court of all things LA bass related, everyone on this lineup would be fighting for the throne. If you’re looking for some mayhem in Miami instead of bottle service clubs or techno marathons, than look no further than Gud Vibrations on Thursday.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Magnetic Grooves

Who: Dubfire, Seth Troxler, Jackmaster, Loco Dice and more

Where: Treehouse

When: Tuesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 26

Why you should care: Each year, Magnetic Grooves sets the tone for Miami Music Week with its slate of unparalleled boat parties aboard the Biscayne Lady. Offering top-shelf talent like Dubfire and Seth Troxler and an open bar to boot, electronic music revelers can have it all.

Tickets: Wantickets

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PL0T's 10-Year Anniversary Series

Who: Ame, Marcus Worgul, Moscoman

Where: The Electric Pickle

When: Saturday, March 18

Why you should care: Though not an official Miami Music Week party, PL0T’s 10-year anniversary is more than deserving of an honorable mention. Having largely shaped the city’s underground dance music scene, PL0T is bringing German duo Âme for their sole Miami appearance of the week – in addition to Marcus Worgul and Moscoman – so act quickly.

Tickets: RA

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Doorly & Friends

Who: Doorly, Skream, Soul Clap and more

Where: 1 Hotel Rooftop

When: Tuesday, March 21 6pm-2am

Why you should care:  Doorly is on an unstoppable ascent to the top of the house world, and is certainly an act to see live for his grooving sets filled with scintillating deep & tech house. Having come up in the scene throwing his own parties, the rising talent used his keen ear to curate an unforgettable evening pool party atop the 1 Hotel with his friends Skream, Soul Clap, Darius Syrossian, and more. They

Tickets: RA

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Hot Since 82 Presents: Knee Deep in Miami

Who: Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, Guti and more

Where: Heart

When: Friday, March 24 11pm-11am

Why you should care: What’s Miami Music Week without Hot Since 82 and his famed imprint Knee Deep In Sound’s presence? The British star and his distinctive brand will return to the city’s Heart nightclub for another 12-hour round of pulsating house beats. A heavy roster of artists will providing the night’s soundtrack, including Guti, Eats Everything, and more.

Tickets: RA

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Paradise in Space

Who: Jamie Jones, Green Velvet, Danny Tenaglia and more

Where: Space

When: Thursday, March 23, 11pm-6am

Why you should care: Jamie Jones is bringing a taste of Paradise back to Space for Miami Music Week this year, bringing along some high-profile colleagues for the affair which include Danny Tenaglia and Green Velvet. For seven hours straight, attendees can basque in the sunny, housey vibes that will be dominating the dance-floor.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Who: Andhim, Art Department, Steve Lawler and more

Where: Virginia Key Beach

When: Thursday, March 23, 12pm-2am

Why you should care: New to Miami Music Week, Rapture Electronic Music Festival promises a sophisticated musical experience for audiophiles seeking a reprieve from the chaos of Bayfront Park. The 14-hour festival is equipped with considerable firepower among the house and techno realms, including Andhim, Audiofly, Ellen Allien and many more.

RSVP: RA

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Joris Voorn presents Spectrum

Who: Joris Voorn, Yotto and more

Where: Do Not Sit on the Furniture

When: Wednesday, March 22 11pm-5am

Why you should care: Dutch legend Joris Voorn will certainly be bringing a Spectrum of sound to his show at Do Not Sit on the Furniture come March 22. From Detroit techno to dark progressive and tech, both Voorn and his guest Yotto will be bringing nothing but fire to listeners’ ears. In addition, a very special guest has yet to be announced…

Tickets: RA

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The Magician and Dancing Astronaut Present: Potion

Who: The Magician, Jax Jones, The Aston Shuffle and more

Where: The Confidante

When: Wednesday, March 22 1pm-11pm

Why you should care: We paired with the tuxedo-wearing maestro The Magician to bring a bit of Potion to Miami Music Week. In addition to the aforementioned headliner, other leading acts in electronica including Jax Jones and The Aston Shuffle will also be making appearances and bringing their own captivating sounds to the table.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Mosaic, Maceo Plex & Friends

Who: Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettman, Stephan Bodzin

Where: Trade

When: Saturday, March 25 10pm-5am

Why you should care: Aside from Ultra Music Festival, this is your only shot at seeing Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettman and Stephan Bodzin up close and personal. Opportunity of a lifetime? We think so.

Tickets: RA

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No Sugar Added

Day 1: Jauz, Mija, Nora En Pure

Day 2: Autograf, Lost Frequencies, The Him

Where: Nikki Beach

When: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 12pm-5am

Why you should care: No Sugar Added will be bringing a stacked selection of burgeoning talent into its confines this year at Nikki Beach for what promises to be a proper rager. Day 1 will be populated by OWSLA darling Mija, JAUZ, Adventure Club, and more, while day 2 features Lost Frequencies, Nora En Pure, and more.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Oliver Heldens presents: Heldeep Miami

Who: Oliver Heldens, Bakermat, Throttle and more

Where: The Delano

When: Thursday, March 23

Why you should care: Oliver Heldens will be bringing his unique brand of future house to The Delano on Thursday, March 23 for a casual, yet pumping daytime affair. Who better to join him than the jazzy house wizard Bakermat, Throttle, and more? Anyone choosing to attend this year’s party is guaranteed a music experience as hot as the weather outside.

TicketsWantickets

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Thomas Jack & Friends

Who: Thomas Jack, Lauren Lane, MK, Lee Foss and Jonas Rathsman

Where: Bardot

When: Friday, March 24 10pm-5am

Why you should care: Thomas Jack is moving away from tropical house and into a raunchier district of dance music more fit for a warehouse. It only makes sense that he’ll be hosting festivities into the early morning at the Bardot on March 24, where he’ll be joined by Jonas Rathsman, MK, and Lee Foss.

Tickets: Showclix

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Zero

Who: Rampue (live), Satori (live), Be Svendsen (live) and more

Where: Basement

When: Thursday, March 23 11pm-5am

Why you should care: Brooklyn-based producer Zero is headed down south to bring its coveted event series to none other than South Beach. Founded upon the ideals of celebration and magic, Zero’s airy and ethereal qualities will lend themselves well to the Miami madness. With Rampue, Satori, Be Svendsen and Milo Hafliger at the helm, there’s no going wrong here.

Tickets: RA

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Above & Beyond feat. Eric Prydz

Who: Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Eli & Fur, Yotto

Where: RC Cola Plant

When: Thursday, March 23 8:30pm-3:30am

Why you should care: The names that form the title of this party should be enough reason to go to this event. Given the utter euphoria Above & Beyond bring to each of their performances and Eric Prydz’ abilities of pulling at the heartstrings with his distinguished progressive sounds, seeing both of them plus Anjunadeep regulars Yotto and Eli & Fur will surely be a treat for the ears and heart.

Tickets: Wantickets

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All Gone Pete Tong

Who: Pete Tong, Joris Voorn, Bedouin and more

Where: National Hotel

When: Thursday, March 23 12pm-10pm

Why you should care: As per usual, Pete Tong will be bringing his keen ear and party brand to Miami for another day of top-notch music. He’ll be bringing his along his current favorites in the scene which cover a broad spectrum of sound, from the pulsating beats of Joris Voorn to the mystical, ethnocentric vibes of Bedouin.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Armada Invites

Who: Dash Berlin, Borgore, Julian Jordan and more

Where: Nikki Beach

When: Wednesday, March 22nd 12PM – 11PM

Why you should care: Armada will kick off Miami Music Week with the first-ever US installment of their ‘Armada Invites’ series. After starting off a recurring event in Armada Music’s in-office club in Amsterdam and reaching a huge audience with its live broadcasts on Facebook and YouTube, ‘Armada Invites’ has turned into a full-blown international event series. With ‘Armada Invites: MMW 2017’, Armada Music pushes the envelope by bringing together a gamut of top-tier artists, all of which are luminaries in their respective scenes. With this line-up, Armada Music firmly positions itself as one of the leading dance music companies, representing a wide range of genres and styles.

Tickets: Wantickets

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Buygore x Trippy Burger Showcase

Who: Borgore and Getter

Where: Mana Garage Outdoors

When: Thursday, March 23rd 10pm

Why you should care: Last year, the Buygore family took over The National in South Beach with their epic sold out pool party during the flagship Miami Winter Music Conference in March. This year, the face-melting bass squad will be returning to the Magic City with label heavyweight Getter and his brand/merchandise line ‘Trippy Burger’ in tow. In addition to sets from frontmen Borgore and Getter, the two imprints will be hosting throngs of cohorts to throw a one-of-a-kind rager with secret guests all night long.

Tickets: Wantickets