As the crowned jewel of Miami's South Beach, Mansion Nightclub has earned a reputation for hosting some of the biggest names in electronic dance music year around. With Winter Music Conference officially underway, the late night hotspot has set the ball rolling for their leading stretch of events with none-other than British electro house mainstay, Feed Me.
Together with local talent Damaged Goods, Feed Me fostered the beginnings of one of Miami's most reputable times of the year with his enduring high-energy performance standards. Standing before a full house, he stepped into the booth just past 1:30am and began his set with the opening track off his debut album Calamari Tuesday, "Orion." The room was immediately animated by his presence, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement and radiating rapture.
When attending the show of a big name performer, one can usually set their expectations pretty high. When seeing someone like Deadmau5, however, expectations should be casually thrown out the window. It's hard to predict what this powerhouse producer will draw for his crowd on any given night. For those that have had the luck of experiencing his shows in the past, whether in 2013 or in his earlier years, it can be agreed that his style has evolved past the point of comfort for those approaching the night with hopes of witnessing the hype behind a Deadmau5 performance for their first time. Word of advice: if all you want to get out of his show is a picture of yourself with his iconic mau5 helmet in the background, stay home.
It was a rather cool and windy night in Miami, although nothing too shy of the lower 70s mark, making it the perfect weather for a night out on the town. As students closed their books and locals returned from their respective homes away from home to Miami, it was time to carelessly engage in the pleasures of being young and spend some much needed time on the dancefloor. Caked with a layer of bedazzled tourists experiencing their first escape to one of Miami's most talked about venues, Mansion Nightclub, the animated crowd filled the club from wall to wall long before the main act, Zeds Dead, took to the stage. Local talent duo Caligula catered the sounds for the corybantic throng of personalities keeping the dancefloor warm.
If there's one name that has continued to turn heads throughout the electronic music scene, whether for better or worse, it's Deadmau5. He's become a household name throughout the years since his iconic Mau5 head penetrated the industry in the mid-2000s, headlining major festival lineups and selling out shows across the globe on a seamlessly consistent basis. Tallying in on his third year now for what seems to have become a tradition, Deadmau5 will return to Miami once again to break in the New Year with his unhooked live performance. This time, however, he will take to the stage at Mansion Miami where he has been adorning crowds with his inimitable sounds since his early days.
The last time Joonbug has the pleasure of speaking with Australian producer Antony Maniscalco, better known as Hook N Sling, he had just made the journey over from Sydney and nested himself in his new home in Los Angeles. Returning to Miami Beach’s Mansion Nightclub, this time for the second date along his current Magnet Tour in support of his new single with Chris Willis, he took to the stage once again before a crowd yearning with an undeniable passion for his productions.
Hook N Sling is approaching his double-date with Florida this month, making his anticipated return to Miami Beach's Mansion Nightclub on Friday, October 11, followed by an appearance in Gainesville two weeks later at Simon's on October 25. The Australian producer, also known as Anthony Maniscalco, has garnered a reputation for holstering a diverse array of talents on his belt, from notable disc jockey to world-renowned producer. In recent years has become well-known for remixing modern dance tracks from the likes of Miami Horror, Wolfgang Gartner, Staton Warriors and more, in addition to releasing chart-topping original productions in collaboration with artists such as Nervo and Adam K, amoung others.
It's hard to explain what one can expect from waking through the doors at Mansion, one of Miami's most prestigious and most talked-about venues that brings life to the streets of South Beach's Washington Ave on an almost nightly basis. Each week, the establishment plays host to a wide variety of musical talents from across the EDM spectrum. This past Friday night, September 27th, club goers and fans alike were presented with not just one, but two creative figures that are constantly stirring up excitement and within the industry — Style of Eye and 12th Planet.
As the visuals cast a dark shadow around Tony and Paavo, their iconic trance style began to emanate from the speakers and through the multi-leveled crowd. The catalyst track, Vic Sky's "Time For Love," was first to break the silence. And surely, the love was present.
Eager to embark on their night's anticipated musical journey, fans of the UK group, or band as they often like to refer themselves, began to dance as the atmosphere livened up to heights unseen thus far in the night. As the duo began to transition out of the intro, songs like Amoda' s "Fuzztone" and Paul & Luke's "Fable 2008" began to drive the tempo and pave the way for more upbeat tracks like "Audien" by Wayfarer and "Easy" by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson, both of which were released on Anjunabeats.
The highly acclaimed London-based trance trio, Above & Beyond, makes their return to Miami this Friday, September 20 for their debut appearance at Mansion Nightclub. Comprised of members Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, Above & Beyond has evolved their attributed trance style over the years and has continued to move crowds since coming together in 2000. Garnering one of the largest and most dedicated fan bases in the realm of electronic dance music, they've become recognized as one of the world's top DJ performers.
Nothing embodies the feeling of living, or visiting, Miami better than time spent at Mansion Nightclub. Of all the places to choose from along the strip of venues that coat the avenues of South Beach, Mansion has to be the most fruitful and lavishing of them all. With its consistent delivery of top-of-the line production, chart toping performance acts, mesmerizing theatrics and overall captivating atmosphere, it certainly stands out as one of America’s most notable and exclusive nightclubs. Drawing a near sold-out crowd to the dancefloor last week on his current "6 Rings" tour was Los Angeles-based producer, Carnage.