Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
February is upon us, and it’s only a few weeks until the year’s most important food event, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, begins. Tickets to the nearly countless events have been on sale since before 2013 even started, and while some of the more coveted events are sold out, there are still tickets available to some very exciting dinners, tastings, and parties that are sure to be the highlight of your year. A list of all available events for this year’s Wine & Food Festival can be seen at www.sobefest.com, but here are some highlights that any foodie should definitely not miss:
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.
Summer's pretty much here, well, I guess it's always summer down in Miami, but that means some GREAT shows and concerts are coming up. Here's a list of the one's we think are worth going to, including Afrojack, Steve Angello, Knife Party and more! As always, if I forgot something major/important, comment below!
Knife Party @ Mansion Night Club
Neil Diamond @ Bank Atlantic Center
Steve Angello @ Amnesia
Kathy Griffin @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Roberto Carlos @ American Airlines Arena
Armin Van Buuren @ Mansion Night Club
It's the ultimate house party and it's our pleasure to introduce you to the new Mansion 360. The 40,000 square foot Miami mega-club was recently redesigned from floor to ceiling with unprecedented lighting and sound systems and an edgy new façade. The city of Miami Beach even declared Saturday, January 21st "Mansion Day" as the club reopened its doors to kick off a two day electro-fest deemed "Deadmau5 unhooked."
True to the new 360 concept, the DJ booth has been relocated to the center, promising guests a great performance no matter where they are on the dancefloor. Mansion goes beyond simple bottle service with the new VIP scene, complete with a full private bar with ample tables and seating, all in the shadow of world-renown DJs.
Although it's not yet December 31st, the countdown has already begun. The days are rapidly disappearing as you try to decide what to wear, where to go and who to celebrate with. We can't pick your clothes or your friends, but we can tell you where the hottest parties will be happening in Miami this New Year's Eve. (Click on venue name for more info and to reserve tickets + tables.)Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227 The Fontainebleau is one of the most posh and popular party spots in Miami so naturally have booked some top talent for their NYE poolside bash. Swedish DJ Axwell, part of the Swedish House Mafia, will deliver an unforgettable, exclusive mix of house, electro and club music to welcome the New Year. The party lasts from 7PM to 2AM with premium open bar from 9-12. Tickets: general admission starts at $325 with private cabanas and stage-side tables costing five figures. Or, take the party inside to Fontainebleau's ulta-club LIV where Busta Rhymes and Sebastian Ingrosso will be helping you celebrate the new year. This is one of the most expensive and exclusive parties in Miami with general admission starting at $575 which includes admission and premium open bar from 9PM - midnight (the price drops to $375 after 1AM). There are tons of tables available both downstairs and on the mezzanine where you'll pop bottles of Belvedere and Dom Perignon for prices between 8 and 20 grand. The party will last until after the sun comes up again at 7AM. Tickets and tables can be booked here.
Dream South Beach 1111 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33139-4604 If you want a more intimate space this NYE, head to Dream, rated one of Miami's top 5 hotels by TripAdvisor users. All tickets include open bar from 8PM - 1AM, passed appetizers from 9PM-11PM, party favors and a champagne toast. Upgrade to VIP and gain access to the Moroccan Room for a scrumptious buffet. A DJ will be spinning all night on the rooftop at HIGHBAR. [TravelZoo is currently offering 50% off tickets here.] The Bank
139 N.E. 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132
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.