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.
Raised by a family of musicians, Swedish house producer and DJ, John Dahlback, found his niche in electronic music in his early teens. Along with topping international charts, his tracks have appeared on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix and Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza album. He is the founder and owner of Pickadoll Records (which has released tracks by artists such as Dada Life and Robbie Rivera), and he has played at Belgium's Tomorrowland Festival five times. John is also no stranger to Miami, spinning at the city's biggest EDM-fueled clubs such as Amnesia, SET, and Mansion, amongst others.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
With Miami Music Week in full swing, the million dollar question quickly becomes: Where are we raging? Wednesday offers a slew of nocturnal festivities, featuring the biggest acts in EDM, plentiful booze, and endless opportunity for explicit shenanigans—hooray for hump day!
Here’s the full fiesta line-up!
When: March 21st: 11pm-5am
Snatch your tix to a rowdy night at Amensia, full of righteous tuneage courtesy of caliber acts Axwell, Thomas Gold, and Jacques Lu Cont!
The bad news: Last year the festival was at Bicentennial Park, a significantly smaller venue than this year’s Bayfront Park. There was little to no cellphone connection available, probably because I was sandwiched in a mass of 100,000+ people. I can’t speak for the new venue’s cellphone abilities, but with an additional 50,000 people, I’m assuming the same problem will present itself. Your best bet is to set up sporadic meeting spots amongst your friends throughout the day, in case someone in your group gets separated.
Come down to Beach Bar this Saturday and hit the dance floor jamming to DJ Johnny Budz. Johnny Budz holds more than one title as a popular club DJ, radio DJ, remixer, producer, and entertainment company CEO, just to name a few. If he’s not spinning at the hottest clubs in the New York/New Jersey area, he’s either remixing top Billboard hits or taking over the airwaves on his various mix shows. His extensive repertoire of house music has brought thousands of club goers to his dance floor, wherever he is.
Frankly, tequila and I don’t have the best relationship under the sun. Honestly, we don’t agree AT ALL! We’ve spent many nights together and have shared many special occasions; but in the end, as I spend the remaining rest of the night trying to remove it and the remains of whatever else I had to eat that night off my shoes and the next morning wondering what exactly happened, I’ve realized that there’s no real way to possibly salvage our failed relationship! Yet, there is one great relationship this year between tequila and a significant other: the 2011 WMC! As the Winter Music Conference approaches, or as we fondly refer to it, the WMC, Magave Tequila is one of the conference’s main sponsors. Hmmm…WMC and tequila, how appropriate for such an event during Spring Break in sunny South Florida! Sounds like the perfect couple.