Miami, watch out. Radio1 are due to drop the bomb again. Their presence at this year's event will be the most momentous yet, with killer DJ sets transmitted live from the beatific environs of the Surfcomber Hotel.
On Friday 23 March, Pete Tong kicks off a special extended edition of his show, with special guests including Eric Morillo. Once again, this show and the others immediately afterwards will be a showcase of all the hottest tracks setting Miami on fire this year. The adrenaline and excitement is already flowing for Pete Tong, who commented, "It will be great to be back at Miami WMC this year, it's still such an important date on the calendar for the dance and electronic music business. Miami is really the place, the training ground in fact, for the tunes that are going to be big for the summer, and for that reason the event is still unique."
During the rest of the day on Friday, there will be a special off-air party, featuring cream of the crop DJs across the board, from Richie Hawtin to Nic Fanciulli, James Zabiela and Frankie Knuckles to DJ Dan. All their sets will be recorded and transmitted for the Essential Mix at a later date. For those who can't be there, but are craving the hotness, transmission dates are below. For the full Miami lowdown, check the next issue of DJ Magazine, on sale 14 March
Fri 23rd March:
Pete Tong comes live from the Surfcomber Hotel, South
7pm -10pm (2pm-5pm Miami time)
Beach in Miami with guests such as Erick Morillo and more
Sun 25th March:
Radio 1's Essential Mix with DJ sets from Frankie Knuckles and DJ Dan
recorded from the Radio 1 party at Surfcomber Hotel
Thurs 29th March:
Pete Tong's In New Music We Trust
A Miami WMC special with all the latest news and hottest tracks from the Winter Music Conference
Sun 1st April:
Radio 1's Essential Mix with DJ sets from Nic Fanciulli, Zames Zabiela
and Richie Hawtin recorded from the Radio 1 party at Surfcomber Hotel
Venue: Surfcomber Hotel, Miami South Beach, 1717 Collins Avenue
Tickets: $30 more information about tickets to follow on www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 .