Dancing Astronaut’s can’t miss parties of Miami Music Week 2014Da Mmw Pool

Dancing Astronaut’s can’t miss parties of Miami Music Week 2014

Dancing Astronaut's can't miss parties of Miami Music Week 2014

Whether you’re already in Florida, up north in New York, out West in California, or across the pond in Europe; Miami Music Week can’t be ignored. Between Winter Music Conference panels, the prestigious IDMAs, or another Bayfront blowout with Ultra; dance music’s week of all weeks is here. With so many parties and such little time, putting together an itinerary won’t be easy; Dancing Astronaut is here to guide you through the outrageous options presented to South Beach party-goers.

Paul Oakenfold's Trance Mission

Deepening its Miami Music Week scheduling and bolstering talent for a midweek blowout, Space has most recently announced Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Records party. Headlined by a Trance Mission set from Oakenfold himself, the lineup follows with Cash Cash, Dzeko & Torres, and a back-to-back set from Paris Blohm and Tom Swoon. It doesn’t stop there. ATB joins as the night’s special guest and supporting sets continue from Danny Howard, Henrix, and Myon & Shane 54.

Where: Club Space

When: Wednesday, March 26th; 10pm – 7am

Tickets: Purchase

Last Resort

Last Resort has brought together the top underground talent for their WMC sign-off at Ice Palace for 2014. A who’s who line-up of house, techno and electronica kingpins from across the international canvas, talents as diverse and influential as Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, James Zabiela and Breach band under one roof for a 17- hour marathon of cutting edge music. Bound by no specific genre or label, this is an essential stop for anyone seeking a bigger picture of just how strong the global underground has grown in the past 12 months.

Where: Ice Palace West

When: Sunday, March 30th; 12pm

Tickets: Purchase

Juicy Beach

Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Beach has been one of the most consistent and well received event concepts in the dance community. Always providing enthusiasts with a diversified lineup of talented DJs, its party at this year’s Winter Music Conference is nothing shy of its best efforts. Along with Rivera, the lineup includes everyone from EDX to Sebjak, from Funkagenda to Henry Fong, and the likes of Sick Individuals, Stafford Brothers, Bad Boy Bill, and many more.

Where: Nikki Beach

When: Thursday, March 27th; 12pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Musical Freedom's showcase

Musical Freedom joins Miami Music Week on Friday, March 28th with a stellar array of rising electro stars and imprint familiars Dzeko & Torres, Danny Avila, Baggi Begovic, MOTi, Oliver Heldens and a unannounced surprise special guest star. Founded in 2011, Tiësto‘s imprint celebrates standouts of big room, jumping electro house including artists that the original superstar DJ himself hand-selects and pushes forward. The genre flourishes in the sweltering city of Miami in the midst of Miami Music Week and SET Nightclub welcomes another mandatory evening of Tiësto’s hand-picked lineup, where he himself will join his label regulars behind the decks.

Where: SET nightclub

When: Friday, March 28th; 11pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Big Beat's Rooftop Pool Party

Take pool partying to greater heights. Literally. This Miami Music Week, Big Beat is hosting a rooftop pool party with their star-studded artist roster on display. Set to appear comes some of the hottest acts from both dance and radio, Cash Cash and The Chainsmokers. Other genres and styles are presented throughout as the roster continues with Chocolate Puma, Flux Pavilion, Hook N Sling, Sick Individuals, and Walden.

Where: Highbar at Dream

When: Wednesday, March 26th; 12pm – 7pm

Tickets: Purchase

Doorn Records Pool Party

Though Spinnin Records’ Nikki Beach showcase has quickly become a thing of legend, one of the label’s imprints is ready to strike out on its own. Doorn Records has announced its first-ever Miami Music Week pool party, scheduled for a full day takeover on Saturday, March 29th. Label head Sander van Doorn will be making an appearance at the famed National Hotel, bringing nine of his cohorts along for the ride. If blistering electro is your party flavor of choice, Dutch strongholds Bassjackers, Julian Jordan, Firebeatz, Vato Gonzalez, Quintino, Sandro Silva and Dubvision will satisfy your hunger with the help of the DVBBS and Yves V.

Where: National Hotel

When: Saturday, March 29th; 12pm – 10pm

Tickets: Purchase

Markus Schulz Marathon

Club Space is opening its doors this season, and to even more parties than one per night. While Thomas Gold’s Astronauts in Space occupies the terrace with Mark Knight tapped for after hours, the main room will play host to an open-to-close set from Markus Schulz. Gifting marathon sets sparingly and on special occasion, it only makes sense that the Scream 2 producer would bring his nightlong attraction to Miami Music Week.

Where: Club Space

When: Thursday, March 27th; 10pm – 7am

Tickets: Purchase

Danny Tenaglia's 'the way we used to'

House music icon Danny Tenaglia gives veteran Miami- goers the closing party they deserve. Dubbed “The Way We Used To,” Tenaglia’s WMC wrap up comes complete with the masterful DJ’s ever-present taste for classic house cuts and marathon performances. A nostalgic trip back to the WMCs of yore, “The Way We Used To” aims to turn the dance music conversation back to the music. After all, according to Tenaglia, “Music is the Answer.”

Where: Trade nightclub

When: Sunday, March 20th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

French Express at LMNT

As much a seal of quality as they are one of the most diverse house collectives of the time, the French Express doesn’t hold back when the opportunity to flaunt their international roster emerges. Moon Boots and Jonas Rathsman make for two of the imprint’s most sought after melodic club advocates, joined by fast ascending German talent isaac Tichauer to show those flocking to Miami just why there are few brands carrying the same caliber of talent as this intercontinental house express.

Where: LMNT Studios

When: Thursday, March 27th; 10pm

Tickets: Purchase

Helena's Revolution

Right in the middle of Ultra weekend, Helena brings her ‘legends’ party to Saturday at Mokai. Titled ‘The Revolution,’ she heads a lineup as deep as any night event in South Beach with artists ranging from Feenixpawl to Stafford Brothers and including Bass Kleph, Sick Individuals, Maarcos, Will Sparks, Wayne & Woods, and more.

Where: Mokai nightclub

When: Saturday, March 29th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Trashed at Set

Tommy Trash will be sweeping Miami Music Week with a series of his own events. Bringing the Trashed concept to South Florida with two strong supporting rosters across consecutive days, Tommy looks to Set and Nikki Beach for Thursday and Friday. Before hosting Friday’s No Sugar Added stage, however, Get Trashed will power through the late hours and into the morning with Clockwork, Audien, Anna Lunoe, and Destructo vs Wax Motif all before the headliner himself.

Where: SET nightclub

When: Thursday, March 27th; 11pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Dirtybird BBQ

In a quest to further their reign as underground house music’s quirkiest ensemble, Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird imprint is out to tick dual taste buds for their annual label romp in Miami. Their day-long BBQ and beats session boasts a formidable host of the label’s valiant players, with Justin Martin, Eats Everything and Catz & Dogz topping the bill alongside VonStroke himself. Whether your needs are aural or culinary, Cafeina Lounge is an essential stop whilst the delinquent house imprint is in town.

Where: Villa 221

When: Thursday, March 27th; 12pm – 11pm

Tickets: Purchase

HARD Miami

Before the masses head south for Ultra and WMC, HARD Events has announced that it will makes its return for two HARD Miami nights during Miami Music Week. Slated for March 26th and 27th, the promoter that makes HARD SUMMER, HARD Day of the Dead and Holy Ship!!! possible will hold two back-to-back parties at Grand Central in downtown Miami.

The first of the two parties, “Rump Shaker,” will feature Boys Noize, M.I.A., Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Cashmere Cat, Tchami, Tourist, Branchez and Shift K3y. Night Two, on the other hand, will see the likes of Basement Jaxx, Brodinski, Julio Bashmore,Dusky, Destructo, Breach, MK, Amine Edge & Dance, Claptone, T. Williams, Amtrac and Wax Motif.

Where: Grand Central

When: Wednesday, March 26th – Thursday, March 27th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Avicii Pool Party

The SLS Hotel South Beach will transform into the Avicii Hotel during Miami Music Week, and its party venue as partnered with Ushuaia Ibiza is expected to be one of the premier pool-side destinations to enjoy everything that WMC has to offer. With a handful of artists occupying the venue throughout the week, Avicii has claimed a day for himself and his affiliated talent. Before headlining, his supporting acts come as Syn Cole, Spencer Brown, Rebecca & Fiona, Cazzette, and Arty. Intriguingly enough, the party’s closing time is being left a mystery.

Where: SLS Hotel

When: Thursday, March 27th; 11am

Tickets: Purchase

Junior Sanchez's Brobot & friends

Coming at all angles in 2014, and consistently outing records, Junior Sanchez’s Brobot Records reaches Miami Music Week with its own showcasing party. Slated for a night party at SLS Hotel’s Hyde Beach during Winter Music Conferences Wednesday the 26th, Junior will bring Brobot regulars Alexander Technique, Blaqwell, Harry Romero, along with Todd Terry, Chocolate Puma, and more.

Where: Hyde Beach

When: Wednesday, March 26th; 10pm – 2am

Tickets: Purchase

Mixmash Pool Party

Year in and year out, Laidback Luke makes the most of Miami Music Week with his annual showcase. The Mixmash Pool Party has become a staple in the days leading up to Ultra Music Festival, with a reputation fortified by a stellar lineup and an even more impressive showing of surprise guests. With this year’s roster and National Hotel location locked and announced hardly one week ago, the event has already sold out. Its initial billing comes as diverse as any of the week’s parties, with Australia’s Uberjak’d and Will Sparks set to offer their trending ‘bounce’ sounds, imprint regulars D.O.D and Deorro booked as the Mixmash youth, and Sandro Silva and Chocolate Puma ready to kick it old school before Luke and unexpected guests do justice to the day-long Miami Music Week event.

Where: National Hotel

When: Thursday, March 27th; 12pm – 10pm

Tickets: Sold Out

Kaskade's Redux

Following up his own It’s You, It’s Me Redux tour, Kaskade returns to the spotlight for round two of Redux. It is a rare phenomenon to witness an artist, revered for his big-room performances at the largest festivals and most luxurious clubs around the world, put on an intimate show for his fans. Ryan Raddon’s announcement in 2013 pertaining to his “small and dirty gig-type atmosphere” took fans by surprise in the US, when he announced his then-upcoming tour was to be exclusively held at venues with a 200-300 person capacity. For a name like Kaskade, it took only seconds to begin selling out shows from one city to the next. This year Miami will have the opportunity of revisiting ‘Redux” with Amtrac, Ravell and an unannounced guest; meanwhile Kasade will take to the decks with a predominantly deep house set that made his original ‘Redux’ tour a massive success.

Where: MAPS Studio

When: March 27th; 8pm

Tickets: Purchase

Skrillex & friends

Skrillex takes over Mansion on Saturday night with a bunch of his OWSLA buddies in tow. Hot off a Takeovers tour that accompanied the premiere of an album’s worth of new music, Skrillex’s Miami jaunt is going to be a memorable one. Bringing his friends along to the most spacious room in Miami, Skrillex will curate the club’s heaviest night of the week. Joined by SLUGGERS, GTA, and a few surprise guests, OWSLA’s takeover of Mansion Miami will undoutedly leave the club and its attendees reeling — in a good way.

Where: Mansion nightclub

When: Friday, March 28th; 11pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

3 Are Legend

Ice Palace is in the works to leave its mark as one of the most attended venues (and affiliate venues) when Miami Music Week comes to a close; as if a Deep Dish reunion and Pryda vs Mau5trap double-down wasn’t enough. Its pop up arena space will also draw in the triple-threat of headliners as Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike are set to premiere their new 3 ARE LEGEND concept, an event that has been thus far underplayed but is expected to go down as one of the more unexpected blowouts.

Where: Pop Up Arena at Ice Palace Studios

When: Friday, March 28th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Armin van Buuren & friends Pool Party

Armin van Buuren is a man of many friends, as the world so knows from his annual A State of Trance parties that’ve inched nearly every of the globe’s major dance cities. This March, Armin will bring his themed event to Ultra Music Festival per usual with ASOT 650, but that won’t be the only place to catch such action. Bringing the trance lore to a poolside setting before occupying an arena at UMF, Armin van Buuren will first host a daylong event with friends whom remain unnamed.

Where: Surfcomber

When: Thursday, March 27th; 12pm – 11pm

Tickets: Purchase

Nicky Romero's Protocol Reboot

While lounging by the pool as some of the biggest names in dance music perform live within arms length sounds like a WMC well-spent, Nicky Romero is proposing a new type of party for fans to attend. The so-called “Miami Reboot” will take place on March 27th from 2-11 PM at LIV Ocean Club for those seeking an outside-of-the-box experience, separate from the typical pool parties WMC has to offer. The concept behind “Miami Reboot” is to ‘”‘Reboot’ the system and create something revolutionary.” And aside from the vague wording surrounding the mysterious affair, this is definitely going to be a party worth checking out. In addition to a hand-picked lineup courtesy of the man himself, members of the Protocol team are also said to be premiering new music for guests to soak in. Potential suspects to make special appearances may include Nervo, Bassjackers, David Guetta or possibly even Fedde le Grand.

Where: Fontainebleau Ocean Lawn

When: Thursday, March 27th; 2pm – 11pm

Tickets: Sold Out

Luciano & friends

The legendary Luciano brings his style of party-throwing to one of Miami. The tastemaking house mechanic and his sex-fueld party brand will transform SLS Hotel’s atmosphere into an intimate and dance-focused evening. Joined by Michel Cleis, Valentino Kanzyani, D’julz, Daniel Sanchez, and Dyed Soundorom, the “Rise of Angel” producer has curated a highly- anticipated Miami Music Week event — offering a week’s worth of festival favorites with a daylong worth of gripping grooves and sensual bass lines.

Where: SLS Hotel

When: Wednesday, March 26th; 11am

Tickets: Purchase

Hardwell's Revealed return

Same crew, same site, different year. In what set his label ablaze, Hardwell showcased Revealed Recordings’ talent at Mansion during Miami Music Week 2013 with something to prove. And prove they did, to South Beach, electronic music fans elsewhere, and to 99 peers. Now the DJ world’s own numero uno, Hardwell is bringing the party back for another round. Returning to Mansion again with Dyro and Dannic by his sides, Revealed Records will display its talents at the nightclub on Thursday, March 27th. Also in the mix comes a new face in Franky Rizardo, tapped with the task of setting the mood for an expected highlight party of this year’s conference.

Where: Mansion

When: Thursday, March 27th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Kings of Ace

Always a staple in Miami Music Week, the annual Kings of Ace pool party returns with its usual suspects on board to pilot a must-attend midweek event. Headlined by Afrojack and Martin Garrix, hosted by Zawdi MC and Ambush, the daylong event boasts a lineup that only begins with Shermanology, Quintino, Baggi Begovic, Apster, and Sidney Samson, as almost 20 DJs are set to spin.

Where: Shelborne Hotel Pool

When: Wednesday, March 26th; 12pm – 10am

Tickets: Purchase

Thomas Gold's Astronauts in Space

Thomas Gold, Dancing Astronaut and Space Miami have teamed up to bring the Dancing Astronauts in Space party to life this Miami Music Week. On March 27th from midnight til 2am on Space Miami’s iconic terrace, the fanfare friendly Thomas Gold and his friends will man the mission control for Dancing Astronaut’s first ever event at Space. If you’re heading down to Miami this year be sure to purchase tickets early and spend some time with the Dancing Astronaut team as we blast off into festival season with performances from MAKJ, Deniz Koyu, and an extended afterhours set courtesy of Mark Knight.

Also note, Markus Schulz will be simultaneously manning the main room with an open-to-close marathon set.

Where: Club Space

When: Thursday, March 27th; midnight – 2am

Tickets: Purchase

Pryda vs Mau5trap

Of the many, many events announced for this year’s Miami Music Week, one has come without the year-long anticipation but with the shock value to throw a wrench into South Beach itineraries. It wouldn’t take much more than a photo with two words and a date to stir some of the month’s sought after hype on a whim, as this sort of heads up is all Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz offered as a warning that they’d be soon colliding label talent. For the Thursday, March 27th event, the Mau5trap vs Pryda showcasing has now been confirmed for a pop up arena at Ice Palace studios.

Where: Pop Up Arena at Ice Palace Studios

When: Thursday, March 27th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

Steve Angello's Size Decade

Size Records has been a dance music powerhouse for, now, ten complete years. Celebrating the monumental anniversary in the label’s usual out-of-the-box fashion, Steve Angello is bringing his Decade concept event to Miami’s Wynwood art district. Set for March 27, the Size camp will occupy the RC Cola Plant, an abandoned warehouse marked by years of graffiti and history — and where Steve and Co. will mark a piece of their own as they yet again push limits. Joining Angello, usual suspects are billed to fill one of Miami Music Week’s most unique events; Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Thomas Gold, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Nari & Milani, Arno Cost, Norman Doray.

Where: RC Cola Plant

When: Thursday, March 27th; 4pm – 12am

Tickets: Purchase

Deep Dish Reunion

After an eight-year hiatus from Dubfire and Sharam’s Deep Dish moniker, the prospect of their reunion has been one of the road to Miami’s hottest topics of discussion. Now, having primed the release of their debut single and scoped an inaugural show at Miami’s Ice Palace on March 29, the duo has announced a formidable line-up of talents to join them for this long overdue first. British veteran Carl Craig and next generation leader Hot Since 82 are joined by formidable German house duo Andhim, making an otherwise intense musical showdown all the more exciting enroute to WMC. The two days prior to the release of “Quincy” on Virgin just got all the more exciting, marking a loud and proud return of the accomplished duo for 2014.

Where: Ice Palace

When: Saturday, March 29th; 10pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase

No Sugar Added

No Sugar Added will once again land in Miami for a weekend of day-long partying and dance music excellence at Nikki Beach. Stage sponsors have recently been announced and Musical Freedom, Ministry of Sound, Defected, Music On, and Dancing Astronaut will each host staged teeming with talented producers. The full lineup, which spans across two days and six stages includes headliners such as Dennis Ferrer, Marco Carola, Arty, and Michael Woods, among others.

Where: Nikki Beach

When: Friday, March 28th – Sunday, March 30th; 12pm – 5am

Tickets: Purchase