Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
Congratulations, Miami. You feel good? You've got this whole NBA Finals victory on your back, and now Independence Day is afoot. It's a perfect storm of dancin' and boozin'. We've got an extended calender of parties all weekend long, so shower off the beach and hit some dance floors.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29th
Where: LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
With the insanity of Ultra Fest raging and rollicking throughout the collectively rabid masses, the chaos shall inevitably continue (and expand) with the onset of the weekend! Miami—fully in the throes of musical ecstasy and riotous carnal whims—is gearing up for a weekend of party infamy. It is the inevitable culmination of 10 days of music, debauchery, and the youthful American spirit—a deluge of fiesta!
More than you average, run of the mill weekend; ULTRA weekend is comprised of 21 bashes—featuring the sickest tunes at the most bangin’ spots—in what is truly the most grandiose swan song in Festival history!
Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
With Miami Music Week in full swing, the million dollar question quickly becomes: Where are we raging? Wednesday offers a slew of nocturnal festivities, featuring the biggest acts in EDM, plentiful booze, and endless opportunity for explicit shenanigans—hooray for hump day!
Here’s the full fiesta line-up!
When: March 21st: 11pm-5am
Where: Amnesia (136 Collins Avenue)
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
Timmy Regisford had a dream 19 years ago, that one day, Club Shelter parties would be held around the world. Regisford made that dream a reality, starting off in New York City and now boasting an international network of Club Shelter events. Focusing on soulful house music, Regisford and his team of Shelter DJs are giving the Shelborne a night of old-school house music partying. Enter our giveaway now to get free admission to this WMC event and others at The Shelborne!
Don't you just love living in Miami where it's still warm enough in October to wear whatever you want? Whether your costume is creepy, creative or kinky, here is where to see and be scene this Halloween.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
'Hula-ween' Luau at Solé on the Ocean: The ultra-contemporary boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach celebrates Halloween early with a pumpkin carving, paddle boarding, limbo contests (win a weekend stay) and a beachside Polynesian pig roast. A Mai Tai, valet and music by DJ Dutch and the Aloha Boyz are included in the price of admission. Festive attire is encouraged and will be rewarded. For reservations, call 786.923.9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:00pm to 10:00pm, $25 per person.
WALL at the W Hotel South Beach has been a booming South Beach chill spot since its opening 14 months ago, so it came as a shock when club owners Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo decided it was time for a few tweaks despite no signs of a dip in popularity. With their past involvements in Mokai and Mynt, it was no surprise that these two knew exactly what they were doing. After a 10 day hiatus, WALL returned last week redecorated and redesigned for the better. Masri and Siervo took an already thriving venue, and with a few adjustments, were able to enhance the energy and ease the flow, making the experience more enjoyable for their guests. By adding gold couches and removing the x-shaped couch previously in the center of the room, they were able to improve the flow of the room, allowing for easier access to walk across the space as opposed to simply the circular path previously available. The DJ booth has also been relocated from its previous, seemingly detached, location to front and center, amplifying the energy throughout the space and incorporating the DJ in the party experience. Aesthetically, LED diamond shaped mirrors have been added behind the bars, mimicking the diamond shaped tiles that plaster their walls, and a 35-inch Raimond chandelier now hangs from the ceiling, its lights glowing to the beat of the music. With the hot new layout and design comes an even hotter new weekly party. Joonbug.com along with OneFifty will be taking the famed “Favela Chic” party, known to cater to an upscale model-like crowd, to the elegant and sexy revamped space, bringing you special surprise guest performances every Tuesday. This Tuesday October 19, don’t miss out on the launch of Favela Beach, where there will be a special live performance by Bobby Brown, and resident DJs Ross One and King Benjamin will be spinning into the late night hours. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Do you ever stare into your closet and feel like you have nothing to wear? Or if you simply need the perfect outfit to show off at Mokai or Liv, hurry to the LF Miami Store on 229 8th St. in Miami Beach. Don’t miss out on the new markdowns for their latest sale in stores. Their having great deals on jeans priced at $ 28, woven tops at $ 24, and dresses for $ 24, including tons of other great deals. Get the look for less before the sale of the season ends!
Visit them or log onto: www.lfstores.com