Despite the warranted scare from the current COVID-19 spread, Miami Music Week returns to Miami Beach for a week filled with countless events. Artists, industry peers, and music lovers alike have been gathering in Miami since 2011. The marathon of fun includes dancing in Miami’s best clubs, soaking up the sun at pools, and enjoying the nightlife. With Ultra Music Festival postponed, there’s more time to enjoy the plethora of parties. So here’s our essential guide to Miami Music Week 2020!
Lee Burridge and his All Day I Dream camp are ready to provide yet another wistful day of melodic deep house to Miami Music Week goers—a refreshing break from the madness that normally ensues. They’ll be bringing their usual wooded and colorful décor to an outdoor setting, providing a dreamy impetus for lightened moods and casual conversation amid ethereal soundtracking. Tickets can be found here.
Circoloco began as a humble Monday after-hours session at superclub DC10, and quickly became known as one of the wildest and forward-thinking series on the island. With an emphasis on expert curation, the series is renowned for hosting house music’s most sensational artists and pulling in some of the underground’s most dedicated crowds. It now boasts a dominating global presence, with recent shows at New York Fashion Week, Tel Aviv, Tulum, Barcelona, and Dubai. The brand returns to Miami following a packed-out Art Basel showcase. Tickers can be found here.
If you love the underground, don’t miss Conexion. Hosted by Mute Medellin and Miami-based Future_Arkive, this stellar roster sees stalwart headliners Dustin Zahn (Enemy Records, Drumcode), LA’s Drumcell, and Pfirter (Mindtrip, Pole Group). The lineup includes residents from both collaborators. Deraout and Theo represent the Mute crew, while Allan Gallego and Hilel are from Future_Arkive. Also joining this killer lineup are Miami residents, Delta Echo and Saprophytic.
Enjoy 10 straight hours of seriously banging techno at this can’t-miss party. Tickets can be found here.
After a short break, the iconic Nicole Moudaber’s beloved pool party returns to Miami Music Week this year. ‘In The Mood’ boasts a masterful lineup with German heavyweights, Pan-Pot, Italian maestro, Luigi Madonna, and talented experts likes Hector and Jesse Calosso.
Expect a glorious, late-night techno throwdown by Moudaber herself in addition to a second set b2b with a very special guest to be announced. Soak up the sun and some slamming tech at this exciting event. Tickets are available here.
Adam Beyer’s label returns to Miami with their signature brand of techno. The monster lineup provides dancers with 36 hours of names like Ida Engberg, Joel Mull, Rebūke, Wehbba, and a mysterious special guest. Helping with the massive event are Link Miami Rebels, providers of the underground in Miami since 2009, and Club Space Miami, a trendy rooftop terrace.
If you love driving 4/4 grooves, then you must attend Drumcode‘s 2020 showcase.
‘Thick Beats in Miami’ is a label showcase of Deep Tech Los Angeles and Docka Records Miami. Expect 8 solid hours of quality techno, tech house, and deep tech flavors. Located in South Beach, the event hosts a slew of both Miami and LA-based artists.
Redux Saints run Deep Tech Los Angeles and have consistently successful releases. Deep Tribe, also from LA, belong to several local labels in the underground scene. Kane, also known as Selective Response, hails from the OC and runs Magnetic Magazine in addition to his own record label.
Los Angeles representation’s coming in hot this year with an impressive array of underground talent. Enjoy a thumping combo of east and west coast sounds on a scenic rooftop Tuesday, March 17th.
Revered Italian techno DJ, Marco Carola, hosts his Music On Pool Party at The Surfcomber in collaboration with Miami-based promoters, Humans Alike. The 11-hour event is hosting big names like Joseph Capriati and Hot Since 82 alongside Marco Carola himself.
Last year’s Music On event hosted legends like Paco Osuna, Danny Tenaglia, and Detroit’s Stacey Pullen. The Music On series got its start as an Amnesia residency in 2012 before moving to Pacha Ibiza last year.
Hosting an open-air takeover at the Island Gardens is the popular BPM festival series. Featuring 15+ exhilarating acts and an exclusive Deep Dish appearance, the roster boasts greats like Danny Tenaglia, Marco Faraone, and Stacey Pullen. Following a successful new edition in Costa Rica, this next U.S. edition is complete with sweeping skyline views of the city and an unrivaled underground lineup.
In collaboration with Diskolab, BPM’s Miami Music Week edition plans for a thrilling night with state-of-the-art sound, design, and production. From rising stars to international sensations, this lineup will keep you dancing all day and night. Tickets are available here.
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