Last week during back-to-back Ultra festivals, tons of parties and the actual Winter Music Conference Magnetic participated in the first official Artist Series presented by "Pool Parties at the Surfcomber" along with Wantickets and Talenthouse. The event consisted of five days of media lounging, interviews and guest artist panels at the Marseille Hotel right in the center of all the chaos.
The idea was simple (well kind of). Create four really cool contests with Talenthouse along with great artists like Krewella, Crookers, Rukes, Steve Angello, Hardwell and Dyro & Dannic.
The contests involved components of Graphic Art (Design for Krewella), Photography (Steve Angello & Rukes) and Music Production (Crookers & Hardwell and Dyro & Dannic).
During the actual event in Miami we hosted some of the contest winners that could make it down and held Q&A panels with the artists and their fans/press.
During the day the space functioned as a media lounge where we knocked out great interviews with: Kurli, Rebecca & Fiona, The Disco Fries, DJ 3Lau, Dzeko & Torres, Morgan Page, Andy Caldwell, Josh Wink, Rukes, Crookers, Masters at Work (Louie Vega & Kenny Dope), DJ Spinna and more.
Below we have listed the winners and the links to their submissions as well as photos from the event. We will also be posting video interviews up as soon as they come out of the editing bay, aka our laptop.
It was a great time to mingle with fellow press, great talent and all the amazing fans these artists have. The open bar was also quite nice, hence the hangover call out in the headline. We are already thinking about next year…so stay tuned for more info on things.
Big thanks to co-presenters Wantickets and Talenthouse and promotional partners V-Moda, LegitMix, Budlight Platinum, Milango Tequila, Hierbas Ibicinas, Red Bull, Perrier and The Surfcomber.
Also big thanks to Blue Microphones for letting us test drive their Tiki and Mikey Mics for our interviews, you can find out more about these great mobile/USB mics here.