There's so much to be said about the abundance of events that take place over six days during Miami Music week as both Miami Beach and the city of Miami are taken over by dance music revelers from across the globe. The unique MMW experience varies from person to person depending on taste in music and events, therefore here's a personal account of a few of my favorite parties of the week!
ME Miami With Hot Since 82
Throughout the weekend of MMW, the brand new ME Miami hotel hosted nightly soirées. I'd visited the gorgeous ME Cabo during Groove Cruise Cabo a few months back, so I was excited to see what the new Miami hotel had to offer. In one of the most intimate gatherings I've attended, about 50 guests were treated to drinks, appetizers and the sounds of Hot Since 82 in a penthouse balcony suite overlooking the Miami Skyline. After a few days of madness and non-stop events, it was even more enjoyable to experience one of my favorite DJs up close and personal with a few friends.
Sirius XM Lounge
Annually taking place at The 1 Hotel South Beach, Sirius XM hosted a complimentary music lounge for attendees featuring the sounds of Oliver Heldens, Grandtheft, MK, Cedric Gervais and more. Taking place in an ideal outdoor setting adjacent to the ocean, the Sirius XM Lounge was centrally located to all the action in South Beach and the perfect event to stop by throughout the day for a daily dose of music.
Get Lost Miami
For a full 24 hours, Damian Lazarus and the Crosstown Rebels crew hosted Get Lost, one of Miami Music Weeks most in-demand events at Little River Studios in the heart of little Haiti. With four stages and a stacked artist line-up which rivaled that of a 3 day festival including Art Department, Soul Clap, and Francesca Lombardo, there was never a dull moment. The only DJ set announced was the opener by Lee Foss at 5 am Saturday morning. The remaining set times were you to figure out, or not, as appeared to be encouraged.
That's if you could even actually see the DJ behind the decks, as two of the indoor stages were completely dark behind the DJ booth leaving those on the dance floor no choice but to forget about a lineup and revel in the sounds. The music, the vibes, and the people created a utopian environment to literally "Get Lost" in the music and forget about everything and anything else.
Elrow Psychedelic Trip
Barcelona's favorite event producers, Elrow brought the "greatest party in the world" to Mana Wynwood for ann MMW closing day party Sunday. Bringing an entirely new meaning to "Sunday Funday", Elrow Miami was the most eclectic and vibrant event I've ever experienced. As well as ridiculously fun, my ideal type of party. With a psychedelic trip theme, the stage set up was a colorful old school Volkswagen bus complete with hanging flower power adornments.
Hippie stilt walkers walked through the crowd posing for photos and someone even handed me a LED bow tie, princess crown and an inflatable stereo (which of course I proudly rocked for the rest of the night). Acts including Marc Maya, Detlef and Skream fueled the crowds throughout the day, with Pan-Pot closing out the trip in their signature style leaving everyone wanting more.
Club Space MMW Closing
On the final night of MMW, The Martinez Brothers curated an event that was one for the books at Club Space Miami. In a closing event that was slated to last for 24 hours, instead continued for an insane 36 hours from 11 pm Sunday night until 11 am Tuesday morning. The Brothers went b2b with both Jamie Jones and Joseph Capriati, along with Seth Troxler, Miguel Ortiz, Patrick Grooves, Jesse Calosso and many others who performed throughout the day and night. I can only imagine what people looked like walking out of Space because I definitely didn't last that long!