Miami Music Week 2016: All The Parties You Shouldn’t Miss

By | March 1, 2016
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Once again, as March rolls in tens of thousands of dance music fans are gearing up for a trip to Miami Music Week on the shores of South Beach.

Officially taking place from the 15th until the 20th of the month, Miami Music Week is the umbrella term for the flurry of events that take over the the entire City of Miami during that time period.  This year, the Winter Music Conference, an annual industry event established in 1985 and usually associated with these events, will occur March 21st-24th right after MMW and Ultra Music Festival.

Whether you like smaller clubs, yacht parties or 24-hour non-stop shindigs, Miami Music Week has something for everybody, with a large selection of diverse events to choose from. We have taken the time to sift through them and select some of our favorites from the entire week.

Enjoy our selection, don’t forget to bring DownBeats ear plugs with you and make sure you re-visit our handy guide on how to survive an entire week in in South Beach without breaking the bank!

TUESDAY, 15th of March


Mind Against & DJ Tennis at Electric Pickle

Two of Life & Death’s best acts will be going back-to-back all night long at the Electric Pickle to start off the Miami Music Week in style. This Italian trio of Mind Against and DJ Tennis are sure to bring the heat at the intimate Midtown Miami club for what we expect will be a sell-out party.

10pm-5am. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


WEDNESDAY, 16th of March


Sound:Waves Yacht Party with Lee Burridge & Hoj

Looking for a sunset boat party early in the week? This is by far our top pick with none other than Lee Burridge and Hoj of All Day I Dream fame on decks. The Biscayne Lady Yacht will be departing from 401 Biscayne Blvd. at 3pm sharp, and will also be hosting a premium open bar for all on board.

3pm-9pm. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


Dusky Presents at Treehouse Miami

British duo Dusky are bringing their brand of eclectic house music with a special showcase at Treehouse Miami in South Beach. Room 1 will see Heidi and Honey Soundsystem join Dusky for the night while Room 2 will host a special back-to-back set by none other than Jackmaster and The Black Madonna. And yes, the latter is scheduled to go on all night long! 

8pm-5am. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


Incorrect Music // Dubfire b2b Chris Liebing at Club Space

It’s hard to imagine a Miami trip without a visit to Space and its infamous terrace. On Wednesday night the Downtown club is hosting not one but two separate line-ups that are worth the trip alone. In the main room, Anthony Attalla‘s Incorrect Music will play home to UMEK, CJ Jeff, Pirupa, Prok & Fitch, Supernova and UNER, while the terrace and loft spaces will feature a headlining back-t0-back techno set by Dubfire and Chris Liebing and support performances by Agoria, Carlo Lio, Gardens of God, Kölsch, Pan-Pot and Shaded (Live).

11pm-3pm. Tickets on Wantickets.


THURSDAY, 17th of March


Marco Carola, Apollonia and Leon at Club Space (Terrace)

In recent years, Space has been the home of legendary back-to-back “LoCarola” sets, with Loco Dice and Marco Carola taking over the terrace for marathon sets that stretched late into the following day. This year, the Music On boss is back for a mid-week solo extended performance with support from French house trio Apollonia and one of the label’s faithful, Leon. As an added bonus, Markus Schulz will be taking control of the main room with a full roster of Coldharbour artists.

11pm-4pm. Tickets on Wantickets.


Paradise Miami at Mana Wynwood

Jamie Jones‘ signature party is returning to Mana Wynwood and if it’s anything like last year’s, it will be nothing short of unmissable. As always, the line-up is big and full of quality, with Steve Lawler, Stacey Pullen, The Martinez Brothers and Bob Moses joining Paradise favorites Lee Foss, Skream, Patrick Topping, wAFF and Robert James just to name a few. Three separate ticket tiers have already sold out, so grab yours soon if you don’t want to be left out.

10pm-10am. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


FRIDAY, 18th of March


Life Aquatic Yacht Party ft. Kölsch, RJ Pickens and Dino Gardiakos

Chicago’s Paradigm Presents and Vested have teamed up for a unique afternoon yacht party with Kölsch. Expect melodic techno by the Danish Kompakt artist as well as well-curated supporting sets by RJ Pickens and Dino Gardiakos. The Musette Yacht will set sail from 1635 N. Bayshore Dr., with the first 100 people on board receiving free Kölsch-branded DownBeats ear plugs!

12pm-5pm. Tickets on Ticketfly.


Crew Love at Electric Pickle

Crew Love is True Love. Move and groove on the Electric Pickle dance floor as the label celebrates the launch of their first collaborative album “Based On A True Story” and the beginning of a three month a international tour. On decks you will find the usual suspects, including extended sets by Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb and new live performances by Nick Monaco and No Regular Play, both of whom will release new albums in 2016. First 100 people through the door will receive custom-made Crew Love x DownBeats ear plugs.

5pm-5am. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


Yoshitoshi at Heart Nightclub Terrace

Sharam is bringing a roster of friends together for a Yoshitoshi label showcase at Heart Nightclub’s terrace. Guests include Soul Clap, Dirtybird’s Shiba San, Technasia, Robosonic, Trent Cantrelle and a special set by Nora En Pure. We will be giving away 100 custom-branded Yoshitoshi DownBeats ear plugs to people joining the party early!

11pm-11am. Tickets on Wantickets.


SATURDAY, 19th of March


Get Lost Miami at TBA

What is left to say about Get Lost Miami? Crosstown Rebels’ Damian Lazarus is bringing back the iconic party for the 11th year in a row, with a line-up of over 50 artists ready to keep you dancing for 24 hours straight. Highlights include an opening set from Sasha, the entire Visionquest crew, Detroit’s Carl Craig, Gorgon City Kidnap Kid billed together, Skream and the influential Pete Tong. Attendees will also be treated to Live performances by Benoit & SergioInfinity InkKINKMetrika and Satori. There will also be a flurry of surprise guests yet to be announced.

The new home for Get Lost is yet to be revealed but tickets have been selling like crazy, with final release tier on sale now via Resident Advisor.


SUNDAY, 20th of March


Last Resort at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge

This year’s Last Resort is set to be a smaller yet more intimate affair. Whereas 2015 saw the billing of heavyweights such as Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex and Dixon, this March the roster will play homage to crate-digging quality with sets by top-notch track selectors the likes of The Black Madonna, Midland, Levon Vincent, Detroit Swindle, KiNK and Mind Against.

11pm-5am. Tickets on Resident Advisor.


For more detailed party information visit Resident Advisor or Wantickets.

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