How To Prepare for Winter Music Conference 2014

Going to Winter Music Conference in Miami this year? No matter what event you're at or what artist you're seeing, you're going to want to make the most of your time. Well we have the best tips for you to have an amazing time you won't forget!

1. This one's pretty obvious, but we still might have to remind a few people - don't drink too much. Yes, you're in Miami and you want to have fun... but how are you going to enjoy yourself when you're sick from alcohol? Which is to say, would you rather be out with your friends having fun, or bonding with the toilet? Exactly.

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Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz Drop New Song In Time For Miami Music Week

Sander van Doorn has unleashed another monster track before heading over to Miami Music Week, where he will be hosting his very own pool party, an impressive lineup in tow. With the assistance of Firebeatz on the production, "Guitar Song,” sounds like it's going to be a big hit in Miami. It's got a lot of elements-- from the big room introduction rising into a sick guitar riff to the progressive build which finally leads into sick electro house drop.

You can stream the song via Soundcloud, and purchase the track at Beatport now.

Ultra Music Festival Announces Live Stream Details

Can’t make it to Miami? No worries, Ultra Music Festival is streaming all three days of the festival live for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. You can still get that Ultra experience with the Ultra Live Stream, produced by UMF TV. No matter where you are in the world, you can tune in and hear the amazing sets from all of your favorite DJs. So clear your calendar because the Ultra Live Stream begins on Friday, March 28th at 4pm. The stream ends at midnight but continues Saturday, March 29th from 3pm to midnight and Sunday, March 30th from 3pm to 11pm. Gather up your friends who also aren’t going to Ultra, play that live stream, and have a party of your own. You can have the Ultra Music Festival right in your own room (or at least a tinier version of it).

Get Ready for Two Nights of Shpongle at Irving Plaza, NYC

Start your April off with a psychedelic pilgrimage to Outer Shpongolia! Shpongle is back in NYC for two nights at Irving Plaza on tour for their latest album, Museum of Consciousness. You can get tickets for the Thursday, April 3rd show here and tickets for the Friday, April 4th show here. There's also an option to buy two-day passes for the true Shpongle heads out there. Both shows start at 7 PM. To get you psyched, here's The Aquatic Garden of Extra-Celestial Delights, our favorite track from the new album!

Get Ready for When All Gone Pete Tong Arrives at The Surfcomber for MMW

All Gone Pete Tong returns to the Surfcomber Hotel this Miami Music Week on March 28th with an eye-catching lineup consisting of Pete Tong, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Carlo Lio, Dubfire, Michael Brun, Kolsch, MK, Oliver Heldens, Nathan Barato, Tube & Berger, The Chainsmokers and a number of special unannounced guests. In combining more mainstream acts such as DV&LM with rising underground stars like MK, Tong’s lineup stands out as one that pushes the envelope and sees no limits to its success. For more information and tickets, click here.

Weekend Pick: T-Pain at UIC Forum

The show is being held at the UIC Forum in the University of Illinois at Chicago, the newest University of Illinois event venue. The venue is easy to get to, looks over the beautiful city of Chicago, and is one of the more unique venues in the area. It doesn’t only host concerts but banquets, seminars, and lectures as well. This event will be fun, exciting, and a wild way to start the weekend, so get your ticket here.

All Access Pass: Laidback Luke at Pacha NYC, 3/20

As stated earlier, this guy knows how to mix. Just as he always does, Luke brought his A-game to the decks. He threw on a variety of tracks from Martin Garrix's latest single, "Proxy,” to Calvin Harris' radio smash, "Thinking About You,” and even a remix of Kanye West's "All Of The Lights.” There were moments where he would play the best 30 seconds of several songs back-to-back, blending them so perfectly into each other that you wouldn't have even noticed if you weren't listening closely. His ability to keep the crowd on their toes was phenomenal - you truly never knew what he was about to play next. It all seemed so easy for Laidback Luke, but the crowd was still in awe with every transition and drop.

All Access Pass: Showtek @ Pacha NYC, 3/21

Showtek came with the full intention to rock the house this past Friday at Pacha, and they certainly delivered. But what else would you expect from the brotherly Dutch duo? Known for their hard hitting style of music and bass heavy performances, Showtek has really built a name for themselves as one of the best electronic duos out right now. With banger after banger being released by them in recent time, it has been hard for any DJ to play a set without at least playing one Showtek track.