Over the years, has anything offered more sun-drenched hedonism than the Miami party season? Judging by the amount of bikini-ridden, buff-tan parties squeezed into Miami’s clubs, swimming pools, hotels, boats and yachts in the space of a week throughout the Winter Music Conference’s 25-year lifetime, we think not…
This year, however — because of a change in the WMC schedule — the focus of the season is now spread over most of March. Now, with the conference taking place between 8th-12th and Ultra Music Festival between 25th- 27th, the party season is even longer with the majority of parties happening around the latter part of the month. So, grab your shades, slap on the lotion and slip on your ‘I’m in Miami Bitch’ vest, because these are the parties that you simply cannot miss if you so happen to, like us, find yourself kicking around the sunnier climes of South Beach this month. Purchase a calendar (star-stripped bikinis and baby-oil tans optional) and get marking…
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Whatever you make of it, there's no party experience in the world like Miami's WMC week. Like cramming a whole Ibiza season into one week-long blitz of non-stop hedonism, you'll find sun-soaked poolside jams, dark twisted club sessions, boat raves, beach parties and the biggest dance festival in the States all jostling for your attention. Outside of our own killer events programme at The Shelborne, here's our guide to the best of the rest. Remember for discounted tickets see www.wantickets.com/djmag
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Baldy DJ Lee Burridge sends us his diary every month. This time he reports from Down Under, where he narrowly avoided getting eaten by a croc, mate.