Morroccan-born DJ and producer Mednas has spent over a decade familiarizing himself with the electronic music scene by spinning around the world. He sat down with Joonbug to discuss house music over some hookah on Lincoln Road, and gave us the scoop on how he came to be resident for LIV Miami, one of the world's most lucrative nightclubs.
How long have you been DJing and producing?
Mednas: I’ve been DJing for almost 16 years now, since ’96. Producing, for the past six years.
Congratulations, Miami. You feel good? You've got this whole NBA Finals victory on your back, and now Independence Day is afoot. It's a perfect storm of dancin' and boozin'. We've got an extended calender of parties all weekend long, so shower off the beach and hit some dance floors.
Where: LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
When: 11pm- 5am
Where: Wall Nightclub, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Where: Arkadia, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Where: SET, 320 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach.
Twitter has become the new "airing of grievances" Festivus pole. Got beef? Take it to Twitter in 140 characters or less like a real adult! Geez, get with it people. Private disputes are sooo 2005. It's all about public displays of disgruntled social media brevity. I mean, even Lady Gaga Nicki Minaj knows this!
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.
Dubstep is taking over Miami this December and there's plenty more to do before 2011 is over.
Suénalo, dubbed 'Miami's Best Latin Band' by the New Times, is performing at The Lucky Clover Irish Pub in Little Havana. The eclectic 9-piece group has created their own unique musical recipe of Afro-Carribean mixed with Latin and a dash of funky Jazz. The show is free this Friday, December 15th and starts at 9PM but get there early to grab a good seat (Happy hour starts at 4PM).
If you feel the ground trembling this weekend, don't freak out - it's just the deep, dirty bass of dubstep's posterchild pulsating throughout the beach. The one & only Skrillex will be performing Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 PM at the Fillmore. Tickets are expensive, but still available at StubHub. [If you haven't seen it yet, check out his nasty new video for First Of The Year (Equinox) here.]
Don't you just love living in Miami where it's still warm enough in October to wear whatever you want? Whether your costume is creepy, creative or kinky, here is where to see and be scene this Halloween.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
'Hula-ween' Luau at Solé on the Ocean: The ultra-contemporary boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach celebrates Halloween early with a pumpkin carving, paddle boarding, limbo contests (win a weekend stay) and a beachside Polynesian pig roast. A Mai Tai, valet and music by DJ Dutch and the Aloha Boyz are included in the price of admission. Festive attire is encouraged and will be rewarded. For reservations, call 786.923.9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5:00pm to 10:00pm, $25 per person.
The end of the school year has arrived and for all you hard working collegiates we have created a couple parties especially for you. Your last minute cram sessions paid off and its time to celebrate that 4.0 you nabbed this semester! The end of the year festivities kick off tomorrow night, May 10, with an all out bash at Wall Lounge at the ultra swanky and incredibly trendy W Hotel South Beach. Their weekly Tuesday party, Favela Beach, hosted by Joonbug and OneFifty has the deserved reputation as the hottest party on the beach, and with all you added to the mix the party will only get better. The night will not only have its weekly vibe of Brazilian cool but also special guests just for you. DJs Jacomino, Beats Bailey, and DJ Ruen will be dropping beats that even Donna Shalala couldn’t resist getting down to.