We’ve heard quite a few announcements of genre-crossing festival’s lately, with Jay-Z’s Made in America and the ever-evolving Lollapalooza. And while I’m definitely a fan of shaking up a festival lineup with a hip-hop artist or two, never in my wildest dreams would I pair EDM with classic rock - a move BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong has boldly made with his “Rocktronic Ibiza123” festival.
Despite my skepticism, Pete Tong’s word is my bible and I simply can not doubt a man with such an incredibly gifted ear for music. After more than 40 years of gracing the wavelengths with masterfully-crafted mixes, what the DJ extraordinaire says, goes. Rock on househeads!
Last Wednesday night I went out for a friends birthday. We had dinner at Beauty and Essex in the lower east side. This place is fairly new, and the food is pretty yummy. I had the lobster tacos. And for all you shopoholics like me, there's a small store selling all sorts of random jewelry and odds and ends when you first walk into the restaurant. The hostesses were super nice and even charged my dead phone. Now onto the good stuff… the rest of the night was a giant blur. We went to Avenue after dinner, where we ended up hanging out with Usher and Maxwell. I sang Justin Bieber songs to Usher, I was shocked when he didn't offer me a record deal. Clearly he didn't recognize my raw talent. Around 3am, we all headed over to 1oak and there was surprise performance by Tinie Tempah, the British rapper who has that hit "Written in the Stars." He rapped about 3 songs and disappeared. Jesse Marco was djing at 1oak besides being super cute he's definitely one of the best DJs out there right now. I loved his entire eclectic playlist.
Miami Music Week will continue its madness at LIV on Thursday, March 24. This Thursday night party is going to be epic with Axwell performing. Joining the DJ booth as well will be, Adrian Lux, David Tort, and Cedric Gervais. If this line up isn’t crazy enough, special guest Tinie Tempah will be in attendance. Table reservations are strongly recommended for one of the hottest parties of Miami Music Week.
LIV at The Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33140
For Table Reservations Contact MIAMI@JOONBUG.COM
March in Miami means music! For years now March has been the host of both Winter Music Conference as well as Ultra Music Festival, giving it a monopoly on the Miami music scene. Keeping with this tradition of world renowned DJs gracing the turntables of our favorite late night watering holes during the month of March, Wall Lounge at the W Hotel South Beach is bringing you an all-star lineup every night of the week. At the top of our list? Their Tuesday night party, Favela Beach.
Brought to you by Joonbug and OneFifty, Favela Beach has become an iconic South Beach party, and this month they have truly outdone themselves. Tonight, Tuesday March 1st, they will be kicking off the month with a tribute to the inspiration of the party itself, Brazil. With DJ Ruckus at the helm and the beauties from MEGA Models hosting, you won’t have to go all the way to Rio for an authentic Carnaval celebration. So wear your yellow and green and practice your Portuguese. The following week, Favela will bring you the hottest act for WMC, Louie & Anane Vega. This dynamic duo coupled with special guest performances by Josh Milan and Boddhi Satva will make it the hottest WMC party on the beach.
You think birthday clowns are the best ? Think again. Prince Harry would like Snoop Dogg and Tinie Tempah to come to Prince William's engagement party. Some make their proposal at White Castle and get grunk in Vegas. Some marry Kate Middleton and call Snoop Dogg to share fish and chips.
So this would be a little buddy party. The kind of party where you play Wii and ask Snoop Dogg to bring the drinks : nothing special. I do it often. Rumours say Tom Jones has been invited to the "official" party. Queen Mum dancing on Tom Jones music ? Gross.
Harry will officialy contact Snoop Dogg next week. The rapper used to be banned from England since he had a fight on a plane with police officers. Now he is welcomed by the royal family. As you kids can see, you must never lose hope.