Keeping track of all the WMC and MMW parties can be intimidating and crazy (Check out our 2014 Miami Music Week guide). The list of things to do during this exclusive week of music seems never ending. Deciding which events you should go to is even more daunting. But one venue in Miami has a little something for everyone.
From March 22 through March 29, Grand Central and The Garret will showcase a number of shows with the hottest acts in electronic music today. With some of the best lineups of the week, it is hard to say that you won’t end up at Grand Central at least once during Miami Music Week.
The Grand Central family starts off WMC with a bang! Slap and Tickle’s weekly party, Bodega, will feature the up-and-coming Kaytranada, a youngster that has been DJing since the age of 14. His remixes are one of a kind, and he has developed his own distinct sound that makes you want to move your feet. Disclosure recently mentioned him in a Facebook status saying, “When will he make a bad tune??… Like it has to be soon surely??? Probably not!!” I would have to agree with the Disclosure bros; Kaytranada has yet to produce something just mediocre. Support will be provided by S&T resident DJs Pirate Stereo, Santiago Caballero and Panic Bomber. Tickets are currently $15 and can be found HERE.
If Kaytranada isn’t your cup of tea, Seven Lions will be performing downstairs at Grand Central on the same night. The progressive dubstep artist has blown up in the last couple of years and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. This is evident in the tremendous amount of collaborations he has been involved in, whether it be supporting Porter Robinson on tour or remixing legendary Röyksopp. Doors open at 11 p.m. Tickets are currently $22 and can be found HERE.
Trap is nothing new when it comes to music. Many younger listeners don’t realize that its origins began with hip-hop and rap. Mannie Fresh is known for bringing Cash Money Records into the limelight, and he’s bringing his original style of trap to Miami with hip-hop artist Juvenile. Support will be provided by Heroes X Villains, Brenmar,Speakerfoxx and Miami Marci. Early bird tickets have sold out, but tickets are $20 for 21-year-olds or $25 for those under 21. They can be found HERE.
With one of the best lineups of this years Miami Music Week, Bromance Records is back with an arsenal of musicians from the label, most of them coming from France with the exception of a couple of Americans. When it comes to electronic music, the French know what’s up, and Brodinski and his crew are no exception. Even though this event will be held on a Monday, it is one that you don’t want to miss. The headliners (Brodinski, Ed Banger founder Busy P and super group Club Cheval) are enough to make you already want to go, but the supporting acts are the icing on the cake. Support will include Gesaffelstein vs. The Hacker, Jimmy Edgar, Louisahhh!!!, Para One, Pipes, Surkin, The Kore, Zimmer and special guests. Early bird tickets have sold out. Tickets are currently $25 and can be found HERE.
Circus Records, led by Doctor P and Flux Pavilion, will bring their Grand Central Tour to, well, Grand Central. Celebrating the launch of the Circus Records compilation, Grand Central, the duo will bring a night of dub guaranteed to keep the dance floor moving all night long. Support will be provided by Lets Be Friends, Mizuki, Fox Stevenson, Nezzo, Thugli and Mutrix. Tickets are currently $25 and can be found HERE.
Just when we thought Grand Central was holding out on us this MMW season, they drop this bomb. Good Times Miami is a festival with only back-to-back sets, pairing up some artists that you never thought you’d see spin together. And mind you, the match ups are pretty on point. The lineup is too extensive to even begin to go into details, but along with OWSLA, seven other record labels (MTA Records, Jeffree’s, BNR, Fool’s Gold, Slow Roast Records, SMOG and Bromance) will be there to let the good times roll. This is a 21+ event, and it will be held in Wynwood on NW 24th St. in between 1st and 2nd Ave. Tickets are currently $30 for a one-day ticket or $55 for a two-day ticket and can be found HERE.
If there is any one event that you shouldn’t miss, Hard Miami is it. One of the only times of the year that Miami is graced with a Hard event, Gary Richards, the father of Hard, continuously brings fresh and new talent to the south with this event. The first night, dubbed the Rump Shaker, is already sold out, but that doesn’t mean the second night’s lineup isn’t just as great. Basement Jaxx (DJ set) and Brodinski will be headlining the second night with support from Julio Bashmore, Dusky, Destructo,Breach, MK, Amine Edge & Dance, Claptone, T. Williams, Amtrac and Wax Motif. Tickets are currently $35 and can be found HERE.
The Fool’s Gold party has become a Miami Music Week staple. The free cover with a simple RSVP has made this party one of the most popular MMW events. Arrive early; The line will surely go down the street and around the block as it does every year. This year the Fool’s Gold founders, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, have brought a massive lineup including Tchami, Gladiator b2b Loudpvck, Anna Lunoe, Destructo, Trippy Turtle, Wave Racer, Carli, High Klassified and Sleepy Tom. If this event reaches capacity, the weekly party Peachfuzz will be going on upstairs with DZA and friends. RSVP for free entrance to Fool’s Gold Miami HERE.
Everyone needs a pool party during WMC week, and this one seems like the one to go to to chillax by the water with some bumping beats. Brought to you by Super Music Group, Thump and Poplife, Tiki Disco versus The Deep End will have Amtrac, Anna Lunoe and Treasure Fingers as headliners, and support will be provided by Tiki Disco resident DJs Eli Escobar, Lloydski and Andy Pry. It will take place on South Beach at the Mondrian Hotel (1100 West Avenue, South Beach, FL, 33139). Don’t miss your chance to splash around before going out on Saturday night. And to make things even better, this pool party is free. You know where we’ll be next Saturday afternoon.
The Windish Agency has been known to showcase innovative and new talent. Started in 2004, the booking agency is involved with almost every sector of music. For their annual party this year, they will take over both Grand Central and The Garret to accommodate the huge lineup they have put together for the biggest night of WMC.Alex Young, Antiserum, Cashmere Cat, Kill Paris, Kaytranada, Luminox, Nadastrom,Twrk and Uberjak’d will take over the main room, while Branchez, Bixel Boys,Curses, Juan MacLean, Klangkarussell, Maxxi Soundsystem, MK and Waze & Odyssey hold down The Garret for S&T’s Bodega. Tickets are currently $20 and can be found HERE.
Who knows what else Poplife and Grand Central have in store for the week ahead? Be sure to check back for updates and changes to any Grand Central or Poplife parties during this year’s Miami Music Week. Hope to see all your beautiful faces smiling and dancing at all of these events!
via Bionic Beatlab