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Here is your ultimate party guide to Miami Music Week 2018

Our annual roundup of the wettest and wildest parties you can’t afford to miss this Miami season…

This month, the DJ Mag crew is heading back to the Magic City for another round of Miami madness. To help guide you through this nonstop week of sleepless nights and endless parties, we’ve put together the ultimate Miami Music Week 2018 guide. Happy raving!

DJ MAG POOLSIDE SESSIONS
Where: Surfcomber | Miami Beach
When: Wednesday 21st 

We bring you the best of the best each month in our magazine and every day on our world-renowned website. So you best believe we don’t skimp when it comes to partytime. This year, renowned spinner The Black Madonna is joined by Claptone, Ellen Allien, CamelPhat, Mat.Joe, Lost Frequencies, Alan Walker, Fedde Le Grand and some special secret guests. In other words, you’d be a fool to miss out! In the meantime, peep these 21 insanely amazing photos from our Miami Poolside Sessions event last year.

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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Where: Bayfront Park
When: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th

Ultra is well deserving award-winning and globe-dominating status. This year the flagship event again boasts the world’s biggest DJs, from Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, J.E.S.u.S, Tiësto, Afrojack, Axwell & Ingrosso and many, many, many… 

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Ultra Music Festival

MAGNETIC GROOVES
Where: Biscayne Lady Yacht | Miami
When: Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th

It wouldn’t be Miami without a trip out on the ocean blue, and our vessel of choice always has to be the Biscayne Lady. Boat party specialists Magnetic Grooves always smash it out the park, and with events planned with Hernan Cattaneo & Nick Warren (21st), Sasha’s Last Night On Earth (22nd), tINI and The Gang (23rd) and Cosmic Gate and friends (24th), this year is set to be another winner!

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HEART
Where: Downtown Miami
When: Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th

Right in the heart… of Downtown, this club scooped Best Club - South at our inaugural Best of North America awards last year. This MMW there’s a whole mess of talent lined up, with Aly & Fila (21st, Basement), Incorrect with Anthony Attalla, De la Swing, Prok & Fitch and more (21st, Main Room), Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Miami (23rd), Stereo Productions & Transmit (24th, Patio/Main Room), and Markus Schulz (25th).

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Heart Miami

LIV
Where: Fontainebleau Hotel | Miami Beach 
When: Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th

One of the top Miami hot spots, LIV always brings the major heat throughout the year, but things are multiplied tenfold this season with heavy EDM hitters Cedric Gervais and special guests Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (21st), Hardwell (22nd), Tiësto (23rd), David Guetta (24th) and a special LIV on Sunday event (25th). It’s like a mini-festival.

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STORY
Where: Miami Beach
When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th

Brought to you by the team behind LIV, Story is the type of club that redefines nightlife. People travel from around the world just to experience this clubbing behemoth, and the music ain’t too bad either, with Marshmello (22nd), Black Coffee (23rd), Marco Carola’s Music On (24th) and The Chainsmokers (25th). 

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E11EVEN
Where: Downtown Miami
When: Thursday 22nd - Wednesday 28th

This 24-hour spot is synonymous with Miami debauchery and excess. No true Miami trip is complete without a proper stop at E11EVEN. The Miami mecca hosts a week's worth of huge events with Dash Berlin (22nd), Diplo and A-Trak (23rd), G Eazy, Slushi and Dada Life (24th), Carnage (25th), GTA (26th) and LEMA (27th and 28th).

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TUESDAY 20TH
Mau5trap Showcase
Where: Treehouse | Miami Beach

There’s no denying the powerhouse Mau5trap has become in recent years, and with BlackGummy b2b No Mana, ATTLAS b2b Eekkoo and Rinzen fronting the line-up, this will be a proper Miami opener.

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Coldharbour x Black Hole Recordings Night
Where: Ora Nightclub | Miami Beach

This trance throwdown features two genre giants, with a line-up that includes Nifra, Adina Butar, Grube & Hovsepian, Dim3nsion, Dave Neven and more.

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WEDNESDAY 21ST

Descend
Where: National Hotel | Miami Beach 

An all-star cast of pros descends here, including Victor Calderone, Art Department, Amelie Lens, Detlef, ALX, Elio Riso, Carabetta & Doons and a surprise guest.

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More Volume presents Chocolate Puma & Friends
Where: Doheny Room | Miami Beach

The line-up for this is yet to be announced, but with renowned Dutch duo Chocolate Puma leading the charge, we’re quietly confident it’ll be a right hoot and the perfect way to kick off the week!

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Heldeep Vs. Monstercat
Where: Soho Studios | Wynwood 

Oliver Heldens’ Heldeep imprint goes head-to-head with beloved Canadian indie Monstercat, winner of the Best Breakthrough Label title in our first ever Best of North America Awards last year. Only one will be crowned king of the ring. Who will be the winner? Line-up includes Oliver Heldens, SNBRN, San Holo, DROELOE and more.

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HYTE
Where: Club Space | Downtown Miami

HYTE has successfully established itself as one of the most reputable party brands in the world, having hosted events in Ibiza, New York, Croatia, Italy, Beirut, Berlin and beyond. This year’s line-up features Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Peggy Gou and others, so expect more techno goodness here.

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More Volume presents Progressive Masters
Where: Trade | Miami Beach

Tip-top party starters More Volume return to Trade to spoil us even further with a jam-packed line-up featuring Nick Warren, Guy Mantzur, Quivver, Kike Roldán, and more. MMW really is like all our birthdays come at once...

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THURSDAY 22ND

This Ain’t Bristol Showcase
Where: Treehouse | Miami Beach

This motley crew of merrymakers bless Miami with their brand of nonstop good vibes house, with Billy Kenny and Maximono as the ringleaders alongside Huxley and more. It’s a can’t-miss event for house lovers who enjoy tearing up a dancefloor.

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All Gone Pool Party
Where: Surfcomber | Miami Beach

For his annual massive pool party, boss man Pete Tong switches things up, with a one-of-a-kind line-up featuring all b2b sets, including Tong himself alongside Damian Lazarus, Tiga x Kölsch, Idris Elba and Doc Martin, the debut of Black Honey (The Black Madonna b2b Honey Dijon) and many more unique pairings.

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Paradise
Where: Club Space | Downtown Miami

Hot Creator Jamie Jones transports the spirit of Ibiza to Miami via his beloved Paradise party, where good music is never a question and proper tunes are always expected. This year features Jamie Jones, Nicole Moudaber, Art Department, Lee Foss and many others.

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Rapture Electronic Music Festival
Where: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park | Near Downtown Miami 

This one-day, multi-stage festival offers a much-needed alternative to the glam and gloss of Miami excess. Rapture stands out simply by combining the best in underground house and techno with its unique locale, which is surrounded by pristine beaches in a protected environmental oasis. This year’s line-up features Luciano, Guy Gerber, Art Department, Hernan Cattaneo and loads more.

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Psycho Disco! MMW Showcase
Where: Townhouse | Miami Beach

Treasure Fingers rounds up the Psycho Disco! crew for a fully stacked Miami takeover. Get down to some daytime vibes with legends like DJ Pierre and Todd Terry as well as Codes, Golf Clap, Alexander Technique, Lupe Fuentes and more. This one is also easy on the pockets: Entry to the event is free with RSVP. 

Free with RSVP

FRIDAY 23RD

Toolroom In Stereo
Where: Surfcomber | Miami Beach

From Maidstone to Miami… Mark Knight leads the charge with his tech-house institution, featuring Chus & Ceballos, Camelphat, Adrian Hour, Dennis Cruz, Weiss and more.

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Dim Mak Miami 2018
Where: RC Cola Plant | Wynwood

The West Coast badboys return to this massive venue for an all night soirée that goes well into the morning hours (5am), with heavy sets from Steve Aoki, special guest Carnage, Dada Life, Cheat Codes (live) and plenty more.

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Bedouin Presents Saga Miami
Where: C&L Warehouse | Wynwood

Bedouin launched their immersive Saga series in Ibiza this past summer, becoming one of the hottest tickets on the White Isle in no time. The Brooklyn duo now bring the event to Miami for a second US instalment, following an NYC debut at the end of 2017. Head here for those hypnotic Ibiza vibes. With Bedouin, &Me and more.

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Speakerbox & More Volume Presents
Where: Treehouse | Miami Beach

Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren and Kike Roldán hit Miami Beach with the freshest house beats. Not one to miss if you’re looking for a more underground vibe for your Friday night!

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DIRTYBIRD Players
Where: Club Space | Downtown Miami

Claude VonStroke and his loveable, huggable DIRTYBIRD Players fly to Miami for a stacked label takeover. Expect proper house and good, happy vibes. Line-up includes Justin Martin, Walker & Royce, J.Phlip and more.

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RUKUS Miami Music Week Showcase
Where: Heart Miami | Downtown Miami

Techno don Matador brings the RUKUS with his label showcase. Line-up features the label head himself plus Eats Everything, Felix Da Housecat and Patrice Baumel.

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All Day I Dream of Southern Beaches
Where: 1 Hotel South Beach | Miami Beach

All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge's international party, is the place where techno and house dreams are made. This special Miami edition adds just the right amount of sunshine and daytime vibes. Line-up includes papa Lee, YokoO, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, Oona Dahl and Lost Desert.

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SATURDAY 24TH

Get Lost Miami
Where: New Location TBA | Miami

Now in its 13th year, this 24-hour event welcomes over 40 artists, with a rare performance from legend Arthur Baker live with Rockers Revenge, Detroit icon Carl Craig, Seth Troxler, delivering a special extended 5am opening set, and Wizardry, the trio comprising DJ Three, DJ Tennis and bossman Damian Lazarus himself. Get Lost finds a new home this time around, which promises three dancefloors, art installations and “secret spaces” where you can, well, get lost.

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Armada Invites
Where: National Hotel | Miami Beach

Armin van Buuren’s label comes to Miami in full swing, with some of its top talent including Firebeatz, Thomas Gold, Feenixpawl and Loud Luxury. The showcase, powered by Revolution Radio Miami 93.5 FM, promises very special unannounced guests, and since literally all the top dogs are signed to Armada, that could include anyone from Andrew Rayel to W&W to Armin himself. Ah yes, the beauty of surprise sets thrives in Miami!

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Adam Beyer & Cirez D
Where: Soho Studios | Wynwood 

Billed as the biggest warehouse rave at Miami Music Week this year, this event pits two techno titans against one another in a massive venue. This one is sold out, so consider yourself lucky if you were able to snag tix.

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Anjunadeep Open Air Miami
Where: Gramps | Wynwood

Anjunadeep returns with its annual day and night showcase, where you’ll see a stellar roster of all its heavy hitters and promising newcomers like Yotto, Luttrell and Joseph Ashworth. For double the Anjuna fun, head honchos Above & Beyond headline the RC Cola Plant on Thursday 22nd as the final date on their current Common Ground North American tour.

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SUNDAY 25TH

Subliminal Sessions Pool Party 
Where: Surfcomber | Miami Beach

Having dominated the White Isle for well over a decade, Erick Morillo brings his Subliminal Sessions to the Surfcomber! P-A-R-T-Y!

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The 24-Hour Party
Where: Club Space | Downtown Miami

Club Space closes out a massive week of parties with an event of epic proportions: a 24-hour party with The Martinez Brothers and Marco Carola. The night is presented by the Brothers’ Cuttin’ Headz imprint, which means you’ll get soulful house by the boatload.

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