Art Basel in Miami has evolved from being the most comprehensive international contemporary art fair to now becoming a mini-festival in December filled with music events to go with the 267 galleries being showcased for 31 different countries. Like you need any more reason to ditch the cold and fly down to sunny Miami, right? However, last year's heavy media coverage of Art Basel brought to light this hidden underground gem of the sunshine state.
For the fifth year in a row, DJ Tennis' Life and Death label are hosting an immaculately curated 12 hours within a venue that might as well have a showcase for itself. Thursday, December 1st, the Little River Studios (with the help of PL0T and III Points) will be transformed into an all immersive environment across four rooms. The venue is a state-of-the-art production village typically used for Film and TV.
Talk about a collaboration of the arts, and if the venue is not enough to get you to go, maybe you should take a minute to drool over a lineup that can only be described as art for the auditory senses. This year, Life and Death invites Rekids' label, founded by Radio Slave, to contribute their UK contemporary house and techno style to the event - a little across-the-ocean flavor to really amp up the night.
Rekids is bringing with them Tijana T, J Dubs, Rødhåd and the label owner himself, Radio Slave as co-headliners. Complementing Rekids' feature are Young Marco, Prins Thomas, Job Jobse, HVOB (live), Dorisburg (live) & Âme. But the true, pièce de résistance is the ever-rare appearance of the Wizardry, a trio comprised of DJ Three, Damian Lazarus and DJ Tennis, who have received high acclaim from their appearances at Miami Music Week and Output in Brooklyn a few months ago.
So kiss the winter blues goodbye and grab the first flight out to Miami in December, because it is going to get real steamy at Art Basel.