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Guide On Time!

2012 Miami Listing's

 Yup, it's that time again — all eyes on South Beach. The East Atlantic coast of Miami, USA is braced for another infiltration of dance industry bods, producers, promoters and label owners, not forgetting the usual onslaught of dedicated ravers from all over North America, Europe and beyond. This time around, following last year's WMC and Ultra split (separated into two different weeks), the events coincide, with the conference taking place Friday 16th — Saturday 25th March and the festival taking place at the tail-end of it. As a result, we can expect a more intense cluster of events over a period shorter than the drawn-out, top-heavy stretch we encountered last year, with a few freshened-up venues thrown into the pot.

As ever though, the gamut will run the entire spectrum of dance talent today, from big-room trance monoliths to the new wave of no-nonsense noise-bringers dropping unprecedented levels of bass Stateside. Then, of course, there's the underground newbies, flag-bearing mainstays and old skool dudes going strong, each playing their part in this, DJ Mag's recommended picks of the season. Come at me, bro!

FRIDAY l SATURDAY l SUNDAY l MONDAY l TUESDAY l WEDNESDAY l THURSDAY l FRIDAY l SATURDAY

FRIDAY 16th MARCH

WMC OPENING POOL PARTY

VENUE: The Surfcomber

VIBE: Stateside's big room house guys rubbing biceps on Miami Beach

DJS: Robbie Rivera, Behrouz, Ivano Bellini, Rony Seikaly, Louis Puig, Bill Kelly, Justin Sheppard, Lazardi

TAX: $25/$40

TIME: 11AM - 11PM

South BeachDaytime RaveSpeedosBromance

Surfcomber.com


LINK & MIAMI REBELS PRESENT MATHIAS KADEN WMC 2012

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: Germany's tough tech architect charges the main room of South Beach's new underground bastion, while Link Allstars invade

DJS: Mathias Kaden

TAX: TBC

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor

Treehousemiami.com


GABRIEL & DRESDEN

VENUE: Shine

VIBE: San Fran's fantastic two take to The Shelborne's bad-ass back room

DJS: Gabriel & Dresden

TAX: TBC

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor

Shinesouthbeach.com


SATURDAY 17TH MARCH

DEF MIX WITH BANG AND ROOM26 POOL

VENUE: The Shelborne

VIBE: US house godfathers keeping it fresh poolside. Swimsuits recommended

DJS: David Morales, Frankie Kunckles, Hector Romero, Quentin Harris, Terry Hunter, Luis Radio.

TAX: $30+

TIME: Noon - 10.30pm

South BeachDaytime RaveSpeedosBromance

Shelborne.com


Electric Beach

VENUE: Nikki Beach

VIBE: All-day beachside mash-up showcasing the US house big guns

DJS: Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero, Jason Vernau, Jose Nunez, Junior Sanchez, ATFC, Starkillers, Danny Freakazoid, Justin Sheppard and more.

TAX: $35

TIME: 11PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor SpeedosBromance

Nikkibeachmiami.com


DERRICK CARTER

VENUE: Shine

VIBE: Chicago verteran leads The Shelborne on a late-night journey though disco, tech and "Boompty-Boomp" House

DJS: Derrick Carter

TAX: $35

TIME: 11PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor

Shinesouthbeach.com


SUNDAY 18TH MARCH

LA TOUR PRESENTS CARL CRAIG AND FRIENDS

VENUE: The Shelborne

VIBE: Top-notch techo from the most revered 

DJS: Carl Craig, Guy Gerber, Nina Kraviz, Radio Slave, Tiefschwarz, Martin Buttrich(Live), Alex 47, Jonathan Cowam.

TAX: $25+

TIME: NOON - 10.30pm

South BeachDaytime RaveSpeedosBromance

Shelborne.com


R3HAB

VENUE: Fontainebleau Resort

VIBE: Gargantuan noise from stellar names in house, trance and "Complextro" for the list-and-bottle bathing suit crowd

DJS: Avicii, Roger Sanchez, Antonio Gregorio, Funkerman and more

TAX: $100

TIME: 2PM

South BeachDaytime RaveSpeedosBling It UpBromanceApe Shit

Wethebrand.net


INFINITY MIND PRESENTS THIS IS IBIZA

VENUE: Marseilles Hotel

VIBE: Impossibly big tech house from equally colossal Spainish DJ.

DJS: Juanjo Martin, Shamizo, Paco Buggin, Jose Franco

TAX: $15 - $30

TIME: 11AM - 11PM

South Beach  Daytime Rave  Speedos  BromanceApe Shit

Marseilleshotel.com


MONDAY 19TH MARCH

PURLE MUSIC & DOLCE PRESENT WEEK 'N' DANCE PART IV

VENUE: Nikki Beach

VIBE: Switzerlan's big room baiters bring the house beachside

DJS: Jamie Lewis, Roland Clark, Dario D'Attis, Soulmagic, Misteralk, Inaki Garcia, DJ N Project, Jack & The Jerk, Bodyrocks, Soul P, Chilly and more.

TAX: $20

TIME: Noon - 10PM

South BeachDaytime RaveSpeedosBling It UpBromance 

Nikkibeachmiami.com


WE THE BRAND MIAMI SHOWCASE

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: Real house music - jackin', deep, soulful, groovy - from the leaders of the game

DJS: DJ Sneak (3 HR Set), Phil Weeks, Hector Moralez, Gramophonedzie, Honey Dijon, Jordan Peak, Arturo Garces, Corey Steers.

TAX: $15

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor

Treehousemiami.com


TUESDAY 20TH MARCH

LINK AND MIAMI REBELS PRESENT APOLLONIA

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: The inaugural Miami showcase of Dan Ghenacia and Shonky's newly launched deep house imprint, Djeball.
DJS: Dyed Soundroom, Dan Ghenacia, Shonky, Djeball.

TAX: $35

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoorHipster's  

Treehousemiami.com


AIR LONDON PRESENTS A NIGHT IN THE AIR

VENUE: Electric Pickle

VIBE: On-point DJ agency brings its deep house stock to Miami's coolest corner

DJS: Burnski, Gavin Herlihy, Jordan Peak, Kate Simko, Laura Jones, M A N I K, Matt Tolfrey, Nitin, Sam Russo Simon Baker, Tim Green.

TAX: $10 - $20

TIME: 8PM - 5AM

DowntownIndoorHipster's

electricpicklemiami.com


FRIES & BRIDGES 4TH ANNUAL PARTY

VENUE: Love Hate

VIBE: Influential house-head Phil Weeks stops at a grungy tattoo parlour as part of the 'Raw Instrumental' album tour

DJS: Fries & Bridges (Phil Weeks & Hector Moralez), Oscar Miranda

TAX: $10

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

DowntownIndoor 

Lovehatemiami.com


SAVED

VENUE: SET

VIBE: Maidstone's finest, Nic Fanciulli, brings his house imprint to SET for another Miami session

DJS: Nic Fanciulli, Matthias Tanzmann, Stacey Pullen, Subb-an, Mark Fanciulli and more.

TAX: TBA

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoorHipster'sBling It Up 

Setmiami.com


WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH

DJMAG POOL SESSION

VENUE: The Shelbourne

VIBE: Clearly, without doubt, the best - if not only - party to attend each year in Miami (we would say that), this time with a (proper) house theme.

DJS: Sasha & James Zabiela (B2B), Claude Vonstroke, Denniz Ferrer, DJ Sneak, MK, Solomun, Hiedi, Catz & Dogz, Ryan Marciano & Sunnery James, DJ Mag Allstars

TAX: $15

TIME: Noon - 10:30PM

South Beach  Daytime Rave  Speedos  BromanceApe Shit

Shelbourne.com


WMC CADENZA YACHT CRUISE

VENUE: Biscayne Lady

VIBE: Luciano's Cadenza crew cruise on Miami's most rave-friendly vessel

DJS: Reboot, Robert Dietz, Michel Cleis, Desyn Masiello plus more.

TAX: $100

TIME: 3PM - 9PM

Boat PartyDaytime RaveHipster'sBling It Up

Magneticgrooves.com


16TH ANNUAL OVUM PARTY

VENUE: Shine

VIBE: Josh Wink's techno label keeps improving with age. Taste its vintage flavours at its 16th edition at the usual den

DJS: Josh Wink, Steve Bug & Friends

TAX: $20

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor

Shinesouthbeach.com


FLYING CIRCUS

VENUE: Villa 221

VIBE: Fun, games and techno with fifth edition of worldwide marathon party.

DJS: Audiofly, Bill Patrick, Dan Chenacia, Davide Squillace & Guy Gerber (B2B), Den Isu, Droog, Geddes, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Live), Guti (Live), Inxec, Just Be, M.A.N.D.Y, Martin Buttrich, My Favorite Robot, Radio Slave, Ryan Crosson, Shonky, Stacey Pullen, Steve Lawler, Tini and more

TAX: $20

TIME: 11AM - 5PM

DowntownDaytime RaveIndoorHipster's 

Villa221.com


LEFTROOM VS CULPRIT

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: UK vs US. Two deep house juggernauts collide at Miami's newest nocturnal spot.

DJS: Lee Foss, Matt Tolfrey, Laura Jones, Craig Richards, Waifs & Strays, Jozif, Inxec, Droog, Sam Russo, Gavin Herlihy

TAX: TBC

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor Hipster's

Linkpresents.com


THURSDAY 22ND MARCH

CADENZA PRESENTS LUCIANO AND FRIENDS POOL PARTY

VENUE: The Shelbourne

VIBE: Leader of the vagabundos brings a taste of Pacha Ibiza poolside for another year.

DJS: Luciano, Digitaline (Live), Maayan, Nidam, Jonathan Cowan.

TAX: $30

TIME: Noon - 10:30PM

South BeachIndoor 

Shelbourne.com


POINT BLANK PRESENTS DIRTYBIRD BBQ

VENUE: Villa 221

VIBE: Team Dirtybird take over some idyllic gardens for a BBQ with beats as juicy as the chicken legs

DJS: Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Catz & Dogz, J.Phlip, Breach, Leroy Peppers (Christian Martin) Worthy Ardalan

TAX: $10 - $25

TIME: Noon - 11PM

DowntownDaytime RaveIndoorApe Shit

Villa221.com


HOT CREATIONS BOAT CRUISE/PARTY

VENUE: Biscayne Lady

VIBE: Luxury Yacht party followed by shelbourne debut for Foss & Jones irrefutable deep disco-tech tastemaker

DJS: Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Cajmere, MK, Dyed Soundorom, Robert James, Russ Yallop

TAX: $125+/$20

TIME: 3PM - 9AM / 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor Daytime RaveHipster's

Shinesoutbeach.com


ABOVE & BEYOND

VENUE: Bayfront Park

VIBE: Anjunabeats bossmen annihilate an amphiteatre Downtown with enough melodies to give a blue whale the bends

DJS: Above & Beyond, Arty, Mat Zo, Jaytech, Boom Jinx

TAX: TBC

TIME: 5AM - 11PM

DowntownApe Shit

Aboveandbeyond.nu

ROBSOUL & THE FACTORY

VENUE: 1020 Lounge (The Clevelander -2nd floor)

VIBE: Another bout of straight up house music old and new. This time, in a slick, intimate hotel bar.

DJS: DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, DJ W!LD, Hector Moralez, Tommy Largo, DJ Cimai

TAX: TBC

TIME: 9AM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor 

Wearethebrand.net


A SENSE OF DANGER.. AN EVENING FROM DJ HARVEY

VENUE: SoBe Live

VIBE: Seven hour set from the behemoth of disco, house and more, DJ Harvey

DJS: DJ Harvey

TAX: $20

TIME: 10PM - 5AM

South BeachIndoor 

Aquabooty.com


BEDROCK SHOWCASE

VENUE: Cameo Miami

VIBE: One for the heads. Digweed deploys his distinct breed of techno once again to the venue formerly known as Crobar

DJS: John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Marco Bailey, Omid 16b, Henry Saiz, Denis A

TAX: $25

TIME: 11PM - 7AM

Bedrock.org.uk

South BeachIndoor 


WORLD OF DRUM & BASS MIAMI WMC 2012

VENUE: Euforia

VIBE: The first ever world of D&B Miami party, 30 artists, two arenas, 1000 capacity. Time to get grimey...Downtown!

DJS: LTJ Bukem, Dieselboy, Fabio, John B, Greenlaw & many more

TAX: $20/25

TIME: 10PM - 8AM

DowntownIndoorApe Shit


FRIDAY 23RD MARCH

VIVA MUSIC WITH STEVE LAWLER AND FRIENDS POOL PARTY

VENUE: Shelborne

VIBE:  King Lawler parades his world-beating regulars beside the pool with some big names in tow.

DJS: Steve Lawler, M.A.N.D.Y, Matthew Dear, Stacey Pullen, Nina Kraviz, Deetron, Livio & Roby, Darius Syrossian, Leon, Julian Perez.

TAX: $30+

TIME: Noon - 10:30PM

South Beach  Daytime Rave  SpeedosHipster's Bromance 

Shelbourne.com


THE SUNSET VOYAGE

VENUE: Floridian Princess

VIBE: High octane, head-rushing techno from masters of the sound on board a very expensive yacht.

DJS: Sasha, James Zabiela, Damian Lazarus

TAX: $175

TIME: 3PM - 9PM

Boat PartyIndoor

Thefloridaianprincess.com 


BOHEMIAN YACHT CLUB PRESENT NO.19 CRUISE

VENUE: Mussette Yacht

VIBE: Top-notch Toronto techno label captains a plush yacht right in time for sunset.

DJS: Art Department, Maceo Plex, Deniz Kurtel, Nitin.

TAX: $75+

TIME: 6PM - 11PM

Boat PartyHipster's

No19music.com


FIXED MIAMI

VENUE: The Vagabond

VIBE: Electro, disco and techno of the highest order from some of Europe's modern day greats.

DJS: Simian Mobile Disco, Tensnake, Tiger & Woods, PillowTalk, Maxxi Soundsystem, JDH & Dave P.

TAX: $10 - $20

TIME: 9PM - 5AM

DowntownIndoorHipster'sApe Shit

Thevagabondmiami.com


HIGH CONTRAST, NETSKY, CAMO & KROOKED @ EVE

VENUE: Eve

VIBE: Hospital Records' finest storm a Downtown dungeon armed with an arsenal of liquid dnb.

DJS: High Contrast, Netsky, Camo & Krooked.

TAX: $20

TIME: 9pm – 6am

DowntownDowntown Ape Shit

miamieve.com


DOWN & OUT VS LIFE AND DEATH

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: Two talented Berlin-based techno labels, both alike in dignity, head-to-head over two rooms.

DJS: Magda, Marc Houle, Troy Pierce, Danny Benedettini, Life and Death, Tale of Us, Clockwork, Thugfucker, PillowTalk (live) and DJ Tennis.

TAX: TBA

TIME: 10pm - 5am

South BeachIndoorHipster's

iheartitems.com


RICHIE HAWTIN PRESENTS MINUS

VENUE: Space

VIBE: Minimal monolith delivers his muscular beats alongside mammoth company.

DJS: Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Gaiser, Barem, Ambivalent, HOBO, Matador.

TAX: $60 - $80+

DowntownIndoor Bling It Up 

TIME: 10pm – 4am

Clubspace.com


X-MIX PRODUCTIONS PARTY

VENUE: Shine

VIBE: Near-definitive line-up of US house masters bringing it Miami style.

DJS: Armand Van Helden (exclusive), DJ Dan, DJ Sneak, Felix Da Housecat, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Junior Sanchez, Todd Terry.

TAX: TBC

TIME: 10pm – 5am

South BeachIndoorBling It UpBromance

shinesouthbeach.com


SATURDAY 24TH MARCH

GET LOST MIAMI 7TH SESSION

VENUE: Electric Pickle

VIBE: Arguably Miami's most sought-after event, Crosstown Rebel's Get Lost. More an endurance contest than a club night.

DJS: Amirali (live), Art Department, Bill Patrick, Clive Henry, Craig Richards, Dan Berskon & James What (live), Danny Daze, Damian Lazarus, Droog, Eats Everything, Fur Coat, Guti, Jozif, Konrad Black, Luca Bacchetti, Maceo Plex, Miguel Campbell, Mr C, Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Russ Yallo, Shaun Reeves, Subb-an, plus more

TAX: $30

TIME: 5am

DowntownIndoorHipster'sDaytime RaveApe Shit

crosstownrebels.com


ALL DAY I DREAM OF WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE

VENUE: Cafeina Wynwood Lounge

VIBE: International household name Lee Burridge sets up shop in an intimate underground nook.

DJS: Lee Burridge and special guest.

TAX: $30

TIME: 3pm – 10pm

DowntownIndoor

leeburridge.com


GET PHYSICAL NACHT WMC 2012

VENUE: Treehouse

VIBE: Berlin's flagship deep house and techno imprint goes all out for 2012. Deep, bass-y, disco-informed... it's all here.

DJS: M.A.N.D.E.A.R (Matthew Dear and Phillip Jung), M.A.N.D.Y, Audiofly, Tim Green, DJ T, Tim Green, DJ T, Catz N Dogz, Digitaline (live).

TAX: TBC

TIME: 10pm - 5am

South Beach