Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to Miami Music Week 2016MMW PARTY 2016 1

Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to Miami Music Week 2016

Dancing Astronaut's Guide to Miami Music Week 2016


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.

The Modern Love Affair

Who: Art Department, Damian Lazarus, Hoj, Lee Burridge

Where: Wall

When: Wednesday, March 16, 11:30pm-5am

Why you should care: Wall’s Wednesday affair promises to be one of the more surreal events with the week, bringing together some of the underground’s more spell-binding talents like Damian Lazarus and Lee Burridge.

Tickets: Wantickets

Dirtybird Back2Back Throwdown

Who: Ardalan, Christian Martin, Claude VonStroke, and more

Where: Trade

When: Thursday, March 17, 10pm-5am

Why you should care: There’s nothing more satisfying than getting down with the entire Dirtybird crew amid 80 degree weather, palm trees and the hustle and bustle of Collins Ave (though Trade is located just off the main road). We can tell you after last year’s 10-year celebration at Steam that Claude VonStroke and co throw a mean party.

Tickets: RA

All Gone Pete Tong

Who: Pete Tong, Lauren Lane, Julia Govor, and more

Where: Surfcomber Hotel

When: Thursday, March 17,12pm-11pm

Why you should care: Pete Tong is a dance music legend, and his Miami edition of All Gone Pete Tong has grown to be a South Beach staple. Also note this year’s female talent: Lauren Lane and Julia Govor. Need we say more?

Tickets: Wantickets

Andhim Presents: Superfriends

Who: Andhim, H.O.S.H., Super Flu and more

Where: Treehouse

When: Thursday, March 17, 10pm-5am

Why you should care: Andhim certainly don’t perform in the US enough, and for their Miami showcase, they’ve tapped some equally esteemed guests in the form of H.O.S.H., Super Flu, Kolsch, and Roman Flügel.

Tickets: Wantickets

Do Not Sit by the Ocean

Who: Atish, Behrouz, Lee Burridge and more

Where: Island Gardens

When: Thursday, March 17, 12pm-12am

Why you should care: After succeeding as one of last year’s most acclaimed parties, Do Not Sit By the Ocean returns for a beautiful outdoor party featuring an incredible array of underground talent in the form of Lee Burridge, Bedouin, Alex Niggeman and more.

Tickets: RA

Last Night on Earth Sunset Cruise

Who: Fur Coat, Henry Saiz, Sasha

Where: Biscayne Lady

When: Thursday, March 17, 3pm-9pm

Why you should care: A sunset cruise backed by the sounds of Sasha sounds like the perfect backdrop for your first date with your spring break significant other.

Tickets: Wantickets

Hot Since 82 Presents: Knee Deep in Miami

Who: Hot Since 82, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and more

Where: Heart

When: Thursday, March 17, 11pm-11am

Why you should care: As one of the fastest-rising underground acts, Hot Since 82’s mastery of DJ’ing and producing is unrivaled. With Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and additional talent in tow, Knee Deep in Miami is slated to be one of the most popular events throughout the week.

Tickets: Wantickets

Paradise Miami

Who: Bob Moses, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and more

Where: Mana Wynwood

When: Thursday, March 17, 10pm-10am

Why you should care: When will you ever have the opportunity to see Bob Moses, Jamie Jones, and Lee Foss perform at the same party again?

Tickets: RA

Corona Electric Beach & Feel Up Records Present: Chicken & Beer

Who: Jillionaire, Ape Drums, ETC! ETC! and more

Where: Fifty Ultra Lounge

When: Thursday, March 17, 2pm-8pm

Why you should care: Having made its mark on the electronic music sphere nearly seven years ago, the annual Chicken & Beer will take place at Miami’s luxurious Fifty Ultra Lounge in the presence of Jillionaire, Ape Drums, and countless other bass stalwarts. Plus, the party is free.

RSVP: Eventbrite

Eric Prydz X Cirez D - Hideout by Night

Who: Eric Prydz, Cirez D

Where: MAPS

When: Thursday, March 17, 11pm-4am

Why you should care: Eric Prydz is one of the few artists who can sellout venues under two different monikers. For his Miami showcase, he’ll be showcasing both sides of his split-personality. Plus, have you even read our editorial on Eric Prydz’s career-defining EPIC 4.0?

Tickets: Sold Out

Above & Beyond

Who: Above & Beyond, Arty, Moon Boots and more

Where: RC Cola Plant

When: Thursday, March 17, 10pm-5am

Why you should care: Above & Beyond’s Miami Music Week appearances are often few and far between; the trio’s event at RC Cola Plant marks the one party where you are guaranteed to find them.

Tickets: Wantickets

Mosaic: Maceo Plex & Friends

Who: Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Agoria and more

Where: Trade

When: Friday, March 18

Why you should care: Resistance doesn’t have to stop at Ultra. The party continues at Trade with high-profile talent such as Maceo Plex, Agoria and Danny Daze.

Tickets: RA

No Sugar Added

Day 1: Adventure Club, Armand Van Helden, Shiba San and more

Day 2: Amtrac, Bakermat, Autograf

Where: Nikki Beach

When: Friday, March 18 – Saturday, March 19, 12pm-5am

Why you should care: Now in its sixth year, No Sugar Added has grown to fill the shoes of a mini-festival. Fans choosing to skip out on Ultra can instead opt for a calmer day party with tastemakers like Adventure Club, Bakermat and Amtrac. Bonus: Dancing Astronaut will be hosting a stage during the two-day affair.

Tickets: Wantickets

HARD Miami

Who: Boys Noize, Jauz, Justin Martin and more

Where: Cameo

When: Friday, March 18, 10pm-5am

Why you should care: On the heels of completing two Holy Ship! voyages, HARD’s intent to gain momentum as a national commander doesn’t stop there. The dignified cruise and festival brand will fulfill its yearly Miami Music Week duties at a new venue: Cameo. In spite of downsizing from two nights to one, HARD vows to bring twice the amount of raucousness.


Mad Decent Pool Party


Where: Shelborne Hotel

When: Friday, March 18, 1pm-11pm

Why you should care: Because the party sold out weeks before a lineup was even released. Our fingers are crossed that Justin Bieber and Skrillex will make a guest appearance.

Tickets: Sold out, but enter our contest here for your chance to win tickets.

Anjunadeep Miami

Who: Lane 8, Cubicolor, James Grant and more

Where: Cafeina

When: Friday, March 18, 2pm-4am

Why you should care: When you need a break from the pervasive techno of MMW, Anjunadeep’s finely curated daytime showcase should do the trick.

Tickets: Wantickets

Marco Carola Music On Closing Party

Who: Marco Carola, Paco Osuna

Where: Story Nightclub

When: Saturday, March 19, 11pm-5am

Why you should care: Marco Carola’s prodigious 16-week residency at Story Nightclub comes to head on Saturday of MMW, and we have a feeling he’s not going out quietly.

Tickets: Sold out

Crosstown Rebels present Get Lost Miami

Who: Damian Lazarus, Sasha, Agoria, BLOND:ISH, Tiga, and more

Where: TBA

When: Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20, 5am-5am

Why you should care: Crosstown Rebels’ ‘Get Lost Miami’ takes the cake as Miami’s longest-running party, once again preparing to dish up 24 consecutive hours of music. Brace yourselves for an entire day’s worth of partying as Crosstown Rebels descends on downtown Miami and brings the very best of the underground.

Tickets: RA

Last Resort

Who: Adriatique, Ardalan, DJ Tennis and more

Where: Cafeina

When: Sunday, March 20, 11:30am-5am

Why you should care: Embrace and Liaison Artists return to Miami Music Week with Last Resort – the proper send off to a week’s worth of partying in the Miami sun. A stacked roster that includes some of the best acts in the underground, including Adriatique, Ardalan and DJ Tennis, Last Resort is the ideal finale for any fans looking to shy away from South Beach’s extravagance for Cafeina’s North’s downtown character.

Tickets: Wantickets

Buygore Presents Still LIT

Who: Borgore, GTA, Kastle, Herobust and more

Where: Heart Nightclub

When: Sunday, March 20, 10pm-6am

Why you should care: Los Angeles will be well represented in Miami thanks to Buygore’s 3-stage Still Lit party featuring a Space Yacht takeover, Symbols room, and an all-star cast of Buygore favorites like GTA, Jackal, and Borgore himself.

Tickets: Wantickets

Mau5trap Presents: Mau5hax Bus Tour

Who: Attlas, Matt Lange, Steve Duda and more

Where: Treehouse

When: Sunday, March 20, 10pm-5am

Why you should care: The Mau5hax bus tour has proven a fan-favorite so far, bringing together the very of deadmau5’s imprint. With b2b performances, a rare Steve Duda showing, and one very “special gue5t,” Mau5trap’s Treehouse takeover is not to be missed.

Tickets: Wantickets

Listed Presents: Ship of Fools V

Who: M.A.N.D.Y., Tara Brooks, Naveen G and more

Where: Sea Isle Marina

When: Sunday, March 20, 6pm-12am

Why you should care: Sleep is for the weak. The only (and correct) way to close out the 2016 edition of Miami Music Week would be to party through the morning, day and evening for the fifth Ship of Fools, hosted by Listed and Get Physical.

Tickets: RA


Who: Dash Berlin, Dada Life, Carnage, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie, 3LAU and more

Where: E11VEN

When: Monday, March 14 – Sunday, March 20

Why you should care: Downtown Miami’s 24-hour super-club, E11EVEN, will play host to an entire week of star-studded performances from the likes of Dada Life, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and more. The 20,000 sq ft venue will be a constant source of entertainment throughout the entire MMW.

Tickets: E11VEN

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