It’s March in Miami, and that can only mean one thing—the pool parties are hot, the people are even hotter, and the music is on fire. Welcome to the land of tropical paradise, where lavish piscinas play host to the biggest DJs on the planet as Miami Music Week and Miami pool party season collide for a symphonious Molotov cocktail you can’t help but gulp down.
So start perfecting your belly flop form, lather on the tanning oil, and bust out last year’s itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini because it’s time to bask in South Florida’s sunshine to the tunes of your favorite turntablists.
Skrillex made it big in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. The trailblazing artist has single-handedly created a unique subgenre of dubstep, made famous by the producer’s signature pitchy hi-hats, squawking synths, and gut-busting bassdrops.
When he first developed his recipe for success, it was an unheard of musical style shunned by the mainstream media. Three years and six Grammy Awards later, Skrillex continues to transcend genre boundaries, challenge the dubstep norms and surprise music-lovers with innovative, ingenious productions.
An ace on the turntables, chameleon in the studio, and business-savvy frontman at his OWSLA record label, Skrillex is dominating the dance music industry and inviting fans to join in on the fun this Miami Music Week. Bringing his team of OWSLA superstars to the sunny streets of South Beach, Skrillex has created a wild week of five unique events (March 16-22) showing off the imprint's talent, ranging from seaside yacht parties, to all-day poolside ragers, to luxurious evenings at Miami’s finest venues.
That's right, Electric Zoo has added a whopping thirty additional bands to the schedule -as if Chromeo wasn't incentive enough! The event is set to be bigger than ever before. The festival has expanded to three days and will now feature four stages. The mainstage will include an expanded dancefloor so you'll have plenty of room to dance/perform musical tourettes. The festival will be held on Randall's Island in New York City on Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4. 3-Day intro priced passes are already sold out but tickets are still available.
Throw those hands up and prepare yourself for the drop. It's always a pleasure to have Crooker's in Miami. In their only appearence outside of conference this year, Crookers hit LIV and put on nothing short of a pummeling performance. Taking a bit of a hiatus after an unprecedented and groundbreaking 2009/2010 for the italian duo, Crookers showed the welcoming Miami crowd that they still had that magic touch that they displayed at Ultra Music Festival last march after the debut of their album, Tons of Friends (except this time, there were no sounds from the Lion King).
Entering Alice’s wonderland was an experience that no one should have missed over Halloween weekend, LIV morphed into a fantasy world complete with giant mushrooms and jokers on stilts, but this week, it’s time to leave the dream world behind and enter back into the reality we know and love where confetti falls from the ceiling and champagne flows freely. LIV kick starts the last few months of 2010 with Dirty Hairy Wednesdays this Wednesday November 3, as Italian duo Crookers takes the DJ booth. Not to be outdone, FlipSide Fridays presents Scooter, known for his fast sounds matched with rap lyrics.
Looking for a nightclub you can dance all night long even if you're not 21?
It may seem near to impossible, but don't fret just yet because you are in luck. To get into Webster Hall you need to be 19 and older, so now you won't have to miss the biggest electro party in New York City. Come and party at Webster Hall with Girls and Boys with Peanut Butter Wolf. This Friday, the party will feature some of the biggest and most cutting edge names in dance music such as MSTRKRFT, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Vitalic, A-Trak, Crookers, Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Rusko, Neon Indian and many, many more.