When early December descends upon us, yes we remember that the holidays are just around the corner, but music and art lovers alike have their own little holiday to anticipate: Miami Art Basel. In 2011, there was a record attendance of 50,000 (up from 40,000 just one year earlier) so it's clear that the annual exhibition is flourishing. The roster of music fueled events that hit Miami each year are adding up and it's no surprise that a new music festival is in the works to correspond with Art Basel. Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions are adding yet another musical force to their agenda with the introduction of the first annual UR1 Music Festival in Miami.
UR1 will take place on December 8 and 9, in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami.
Erick Morillo is one of the most illustrious names in the house music scene. For over a decade, he has not only been producing some of the most well-known club anthems, but also has spread his music all over the world at the most distinguished clubs year after year. Of course, this includes his renowned Subliminal Sessions at Pacha, Ibiza.
Couldn’t make out to Spain’s premiere party island this summer? Fear not, because Erick and his fellow Sympho Nympho pals have got you covered. Being released on Subliminal Records July 31st is Subliminal 2012, a compilation album mixed by Morillo, Harry “Choo Choo” Romero and Jose Nunez.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Steve Forest and Nicola Fasano, the duo behind Pitbull’s smash hit, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” are quite the production couple. The Italian pair with a Latin flair started creating music together at a young age and have succeeded both as solo artists and collaborators. Their resume includes managing their own record label and production company (Jolly Roger - Sound of Pirates); collecting ASCAP awards (the pair won Ascap Latin Award for ‘Best Urban Latin song’, Ascap Pop Award for ‘Best Pop song’ and an Ascap Rhythm & Soul Music Award for ‘Best R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap and Gospel Music song’ in 2009) and remixing the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Alex Guadino, Bob Sinclair, Eric Morillo and Roger Sanchez. On the production end they've worked with stars such as Chris Willis, Kat DeLuna and Pitbull and have collaborated with singers like Max C and Katherine Ellis.
The next two weeks are rife with concerts for any music lover out there; Bad Brains for the punks, Mastodon for the metalheads, and enough dance and electronic music to satisfy even the most die hard ravers. Here is a short but currated list of shows for the next two weeks. If you see something you like, don't wait to get tickets!
Mastodon, Opeth @ Roseland Ballroom (April 11)
The Chainsmokers @ WIP (April 12)
With the insanity of Ultra Fest raging and rollicking throughout the collectively rabid masses, the chaos shall inevitably continue (and expand) with the onset of the weekend! Miami—fully in the throes of musical ecstasy and riotous carnal whims—is gearing up for a weekend of party infamy. It is the inevitable culmination of 10 days of music, debauchery, and the youthful American spirit—a deluge of fiesta!
More than you average, run of the mill weekend; ULTRA weekend is comprised of 21 bashes—featuring the sickest tunes at the most bangin’ spots—in what is truly the most grandiose swan song in Festival history!
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
The full lineup is as follows:
This family-love night takes place at Mokai, one of the hardest clubs to get into on South Beach, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time! For a special discount on tickets, use groupcode: JOONBUG.
As expected, EDC NYC includes the biggest names in house and electronic dance music including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Alesso, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Art Department, Bassnectar, Chuckie, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, R3HAB, Thomas Gold and Hot Natured. They've also released more details on seating and ticketing.
Here are more deets as reported by Billboard:
VIP Ticket Amenities Include:
• Separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry
• VIP stage view decks
• 21+ full cash bar on stage view VIP decks
• Private restroom facilities
• Access to exclusive VIP areas
• VIP ticket to EDC New York
• Souvenir laminate and lanyard
* Must be 21 or older to enter VIP areas. Prices start at $155 for single-day, $300 for 2-day
Marquee Las Vegas has released their full 20l2 exclusive resident DJ lineup which includes a non-stop list of some of the biggest DJs in the world. This year Marquee brings you Above & Beyond, ATB, Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Dirty South, Erick Morillo, Kaskade, Markus Schulz and Redfoo for weekly sets that are not to be missed. Marquee continues their reign on the electronic music scene as being the worldwide destination for EDM talent. Touted as the “New Ibiza,” by MTV News, their setup includes a 40-foot LED DJ booth, custom visuals, state-of-the-art sound system with 32,000-watt subwoofers, and nightly costumed dancers. 2012 is lining up to be Marquee Las Vegas' best yet. Details below: