With festival season about to begin we have Miami Music week within our grasps and there are some epic shows that you must know about. Here is a list of ten shows you must attend, or might not have heard of thus far!!
1) OWSLA PRESENTS... GOOD TIMES MIAMI
I'll start you off with the craziest all B2B lineup I have ever seen, brought to you by OWSLA
on March 26th and 27th at Wynwood from 4 PM - 11 PM. Whether you are looking for funky house, solid dubstep, techno, the top women in dance music, or the kings of scratching you will find it all here. From Amtrac
B2B Jack Beats
, to Skrillex
B2B What So Not
with Chance the Rapper, to Boys Noize
with Spank Rock
, to Anna Lunoe
B2B Annie Mac
, to A-Trak
. Are you speechless yet? I am.
2) DIRTYBIRD BBQ
Brought to you by Dirtybird Records out of SF, this backyard BBQ style party on March 27th will have you getting deeper than deep. I have personally seen over half these artists and they have all blown my mind, so at one party...I can only imagine. Dirtybird BBQ features label heads Claude Vonstroke
and Justin Martin
, Eats Everything, Catz' N Dogz, J. Phlip, Justin Jay, Christian Martin, Nick Monaco, Kill Frenzy, Nick Olivetti, and even an appearance from Just Blaze
3) BROMANCE RECORDS & FRIENDS
For all you French house/techno fans, this is the party for you. On March 24th at 11 PM at Grand Central/The Garret with sets from Brodinski
, Busy P, Club Cheval, Louisahhh!!!, Gesaffelstein
VS. The Hacker, Para One, Surkin, Zimmer, & Special Guests. This night will definitely have you saying "oui oui".
4) MARKUS SCHULZ O2C @ SPACE MIAMI
This is a special show that I would see no matter where I was in the world, what time of day it was, or if I had the cash. YOU MUST MAKE IT TO THIS whether you love trance or not. Markus Schulz is doing one of his signature open to close sets at Club Space on March 27th from 10 PM to 7 AM. That's right...9 hours straight without leaving the DJ Booth, so have a few Red Bulls before this one.
5) AN EVENING WITH BT @ ROKBAR
Next up, An Evening with BT
featuring AU5, Fractal, Savant
, & TyDi
. This is on March 25th at 10 PM at Rokbar Miami. This show is only $18.50 after fees and the passion these guys show on stage along with their beautiful music is unmatched!
6) SMOG VS. FIREPOWER
I had to throw one show in for all of you bassheads. This lineup is one of the longer ones I have seen with five separate stages on March 27th from 9 PM to 6 AM at Mekka. Whether you are looking for dubstep, trap, jersey club, drum and bass, or moombah you can find it all here. Get ready for some bass in your face with 12th Planet
with special guest Doctor P
, Andy C
, Bro Safari
, Two Fresh
and many more.
7) NO SUGAR ADDED BEACH FESTIVAL 2014
If kicking back at the beach is more your style, this festival runs from March 28th at 12 PM through March 30th at 5 AM. You have three different stages both days, with day one being Trashed, Ministry of Sound, and Mad Dogs. Day two brings you Generation Wild, Dancing Astronaut, and Speaker Box. There is a wide array of tunes here including the following: Tommy Trash
, Bingo Players
, Myon & Shane 54
, Will Sparks
, Thomas Gold
, Seven Lions
, and many many more.
8) TOOLROOM KNIGHTS VS. STEREO PRODUCTIONS
If you want to lay back in the sun at a pool and get your tan on, hit up the The Raleigh Pool on March 28th. This pool party features Mark Knight
, Chus & Ceballos, UMEK
, Prok & Fitch
, Weiss, Rafa Barrios, Sergio Fernandez, and Leonardo Gonnelli.
9) VANDIT RECORDS ALLSTARS
For all of you that are heading to Miami with your trance pants on, Paul Van Dyk
's Vandit Records All-Stars show is one I would recommend on March 27th. Alex M.O.R.P.H.
B2B Woody Van Eyden, hard trance killer Ben Nicky, Chris Bekker, David Forbes, Genix, Jordan Suckley, Kaeno, Las Salinas, Maarten De Jong, Tristan D, and an unannounced special guest!
10) BLU PARTY @ CLEVELANDER
To wrap up this magical list, we have the one and only Sydney Blu
's 5th year anniversary Blu Party at The Clevelander on March 25th from 11 AM to 5 AM poolside. This event features names like Riva Starr, My Favorite Robot, Riotgear, Stripclub Junkies, and many more.