During Miami’s iconic Winter Music Conference, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries gather on Miami Beach for several event filled days with more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops from March 25th through the 28th. We’ve highlighted some select events below!
Miami’s Winter Music Conference has been an iconic conference bringing together technology, music, and culture together since 1985. The conference is now officially part of Miami Music Week and will now offer two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals and music consumers wanting to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology, and culture behind it.
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All Gone Pete Tong Miami Pool Party
When: March 28
Artists: Pete Tong + Special Guests
Over the past decade, Legendary BBC Radio 1 Host and master curator Pete Tong has hosted his can’t miss event, presenting the biggest stars and hottest emerging talent, with artists like Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Kölsch, and Duke Dumont playing alongside The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, MK and Hot Since 82. Backstage serves as the ultimate industry hangout spot, where label heads, managers, DJs, promoters and the who’s who of dance music all congregate for an impromptu summit under the Miami sky.
Michael Brun Presents Bayo
Where: Little Haiti Cultural Center
When: March 29
Artists: Michael Brun + Special Guests
Following a successful MMW debut last year, Michael Brun brings his worldly Bayo party back to Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Bayo means “to give” in Haitian Creole, and is based off the impromptu street parties, typically soundtracked by mobile sound-systems, and the traditional rhythms of Haitian RaRa. Brun has organized several around his hometown, Haiti’s capital city, Port-Au-Prince. These parties are essential to Haitian culture, providing an infrastructure that allows music to be heard and bubble up, artists a platform to DJ and perform, and a traditional gathering point for communities to come together and dance.
The Bayo tour brings the energy, sound and alluring vibe of these parties around the world. He sold out all six dates, including the 1,200+ capacity Irving Plaza in NYC during its debut tour year.
Get Lost Miami
When: March 30
Artists: Damian Lazarus, Moscoman, Diplo, DJ Tennis, Chris Liebing, Guy Gerber + More
Now in its 14th session, Get Lost has become a Miami mecca for house and techno connoisseurs. This year’s 24-hour party, known for its psychedelic atmosphere and immersive art installations, is the brand’s biggest yet- set to return to its home of Lemon City Studios with four performance spaces and over 60 artists. Some of those slated to appear at Get Lost’s 2019 iteration include Moscoman, Claude VonStroke, Bedouin, Francesco Lombardo, Chris Liebing, and Cassy. Wizardy, a collaboration between Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, and DJ Three, will provide a special 5am opening set.
DIRTYBIRD Players Miami
When: March 29 (sold out)
Artists: Claude VonStroke, Matthias Tanzmann, Marc Houle, Will Clarke, Justin Marin, Rebūke + More
DIRTYBIRD has come a long way from its roots as a local group of friends bonding over fierce tech beats and nonconformity, transforming into one of America’s top parties and record labels, attracting a cultish following, and winning numerous “Best Of” awards in the process. The flock of players heads back to Space for another round of shenanigans this Miami Music Week, taking over the whole club with their infectious beats and vibrant, energy. This year’s lineup features a wide array of new and old label favorites joining the boss Claude VonStroke on the terrace, some of which include Matthias Tanzmann, Justin Martin, Rebūke, and Shiba San. On the terrace, Marc Houle will be putting on a live set, plus Gene Farris, Desert Hearts’ Mikey Lion, Kill Frenzy, and more will also be throwing down choice selections.
All Day I Dream Miami
Where: Delano South Beach
When: March 29
Artists: Lee Burridge, Hoj, Bedouin, Newman
Lee Burridge and his All Day I Dream camp are ready to provide yet another wistful day of melodic deep house to Miami Music Week goers- refreshing break from the madness that normally ensues. They’ll be bringing their usual wooded and colorful decor to an outdoor setting, providing a dreamy impetus for lightened moods and casual conversation amid ethereal soundtracking.
Desert Hearts Miami
Where: Floyd’s (in Space)
When: March 28
Artists: Desert Hearts Crew (Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky) RYBO + Lubelski
The lovable Desert Hearts crew is priming for another Miami takeover, where they’ll be shrouding Floyd’s in house, techno, and love. Per usual, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky will be taking over the decks, with special guests Lubelski and RYBO also joining on for the extended affair. Desert Hearts parties are known for their friendly atmosphere and emphasis on radical inclusion, making for an unforgettable time in each event.
Guy Gerber + DJ Tennis
Where: Musette Yacht at Sea Isle Marina
When: March 27
Artists: Guy Gerber + DJ Tennis
Join Guy Gerber & DJ Tennis aboard the luxury Musette Yacht for a special sunset set. An exclusive 4-hour open-to-close voyage soundtracked by Israeli DJ and RUMORS founder Guy Gerber and Life & Death labelhead DJ Tennis.