Miami’s dance music world is finally returning to normalcy after the being taken hostage this March by the world’s best DJs who hosted a month of non-stop musical mayhem. In case you missed the fun, or are dying to relive your favorite memories, Joonbug has you covered with our Miami Music Week highlights.
March 16: Circle Talent Agency Pool Party at The Shelborne
Known for its colossal roster of quality talent, the Circle Talent Agency kicked off Miami Music Week with a splash at their poolside showcase! Touting a star-studded lineup featuring Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Datsik, the showcase invited dubstep lovers to bask in the sun while watching their favorite artists flex their bass-heavy muscles. And although anchored by the agency’s superstar turntablists, it was rising stars Lucky Date and Carnage who truly stole the show(case).
Miami is finally quieting down after two weeks of Winter Music Conference madness, but even as the throngs of furry-booted rave babes disappear from our clubs, the sunny city remains a flourishing, year-round hub for EDM’s explosive growth.
The brilliant minds at Cr2 Records recognize Miami’s dominant influence on the dance music scene, and paid tribute to the booming musical mecca with their newest Live and Direct “Miami 2013″ compilation.
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.
Inching their way closer and closer to our loyal dance music hearts is the music festival. Seeing them live is the ultimate experience, however, there's a new fest in town earning a lot of chatter in the digital music world. On February 12th-14th, Mixify.com will be hosting its largest event to date when RISE Digital Music Festival hits the digital stage.
Mixify is bringing in top headliners for the festival which include high-energy bass commanders Knife Party, Dutch house sensation R3HAB and rising trance producers, Tritonal. Also featured is an ultra-heavy roster of rising stars such as Russian phenom Arty, the internationally acclaimed Deniz Koyu, versatile fan favorite Carnage, Swedish talent Adrian Lux, and Billboard’s ‘One To Watch’ Danny Avila. They will be performing alongside Rob Garza of futuristic electronica group Thievery Corporation, BBC Radio 1’s own DJ Nihal, and dance-pop producers The Cataracs.
In the last year, the Dayglow paint party concept has grown from a staple student party to the international phenomenon we now know as Life in Color. Since its humble inception in 2006 at colleges around Florida, Life in Color has experienced exponential market dominance as the paint party took its talents to global metropolises such as Cancun, Melbourne and London. But the folks at host company Committee Entertainment will never forget their roots, as evidenced by Life in Color’s triumphant return to its hometown of Miami last Friday.
Article by Haley Edelson
Ask anyone, from the die-hard fans of the electronic revolution to the fresh faces floating across the grassy dance floors, and they’ll all agree that Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival excels at bringing unconventional excitement to fans around the globe. EDC uniquely combines childhood carnival-ride favorites with some of the world's most sought after DJ's/producers to create a festival experience quite unlike any other.
More days than others, it seems like we're looking for some nostalgia from music festivals past only to get us in gear for music festivals present. Sometimes there are no words to describe our experiences, however, thankfully we have the live sets to bring us back to those moments. We've rounded up 10 amazing live sets from a solid group of DJ's that produce unforgettable sets and will most definately never get old. Listen, love, and enjoy!
1. Funkagenda- Live at Global Gathering 2012
2. Diplo- Live at Electric Zoo 2012
3. R3hab - Live at EDCNY 2012
The notion that dance music and the DJ revolution is a fad of our generation could just be that. A fad. But at the moment, both are still a thing, a very big thing in fact. From Ibiza to Miami to right here in our beloved city of NYC, the club scene is thriving more than ever and the city that never sleeps is also about to get in on that "super club" bandwagon. The city is about to get an amenable makeover with the word that a few new hot spots will be opening in the year ahead.
One in particular will be the newest venture and parternship of EMM Group's, Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirtenstein, and RPM Worldwide's Eddie Dean and Rob Fernandez. The powerhouse forces of the hospitality and nightlife company along with the brains behind the infamous Pacha NYC are introducing FINALE, a 6,000 square foot club that will boast a multi-faceted experience by incorporating avant-garde performers, lined top-to-bottom in tufted blue leather to house a state-of-the-art Void Acoustic sound system along with innovative video and lighting.
Last month, we told our readers about the EDM revolution starting to take place thanks to music mogul Robert Sillerman and his big-picture thinking. The astute businessman, who made his millions by merging regional concert promoters to create Live Nation, has taken his talents to the electronic music realm and is
using the same successful model. His early August acquisition of “Life in Color” (formerly known as Dayglow) has helped steer the world’s largest paint party into the fast lane towards an incredibly bright future.
Once a standard college soiree with basic paint splatters and decent musical talent put on by Committee Entertainment, Dayglow served its purpose of entertaining attendees for a night of color-splashing on the dance-floor. But six years later and a new monkier, the event has grown into a world-wide phenomenon that attracts more than 500,000 people per year. With the most sought after DJs in the industry behind the decks and intensely high theatrical production, Life in Color has transformed into a highly in demand electronic event and, with the help of Sillerman, will only continue to flourish.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.