Guide to Ultra, WMC, and MMW 2015

It's party time. Don't forget your chiseled abs, plastic codpiece, and LED headgear.
It's party time. Don't forget your chiseled abs, plastic codpiece, and LED headgear.
Photo by Ian Witlen/thecameraclicks.com

“Let's get weird,” as they say.

Every year during the last week of March, our already party-obsessed city becomes the all-day, all-night staging area for a throbbing, million-person orgy of neon-swaddled raver chicks, sweaty frat bros, black-clad hipster dance aficionados, and progressive house heads who look like they just stepped out of the office, among so many other kinds of clubbers, ravers, and ogling observers.

Yes, it's almost Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week again. The megaclubs have reupped their kryo and hard liquor supplies. The South Beach hotels are prepping their pool cleaning crews. And the monumental, billion-watt Ultra logo is being hoisted high above downtown Miami.

We at New Times are gearing up too. We have assembled the 20 best parties and ten best pool parties. We have contemplated the current state of EDM. We have interviewed Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, Chromeo, the Dirtybird boys, and even serious foodie Dubfire about his favorite places to eat and drink in Miami.

Here is our guide to Ultra, WMC, and MMW 2015 so far.

C'mon, party people... We though you were excited.
C'mon, party people... We though you were excited.
Photo by Ian Witlen/thecameraclicks.com

Essay
The EDM Bubble Hasn't Burst, but the Neon Novelty Has Worn Off

Essay
EDM Is Getting Boring, So What's Next?

Interview
WMC's 30th Anniversary: "We Wanted to Give Dance Music a Place in History"

Guide
WMC and MMW 2015's 20 Best Club Parties

Guide
WMC and MMW 2015's Ten Best Pool Parties

List
Miami's Five Best Underground Dance Clubs

Interview
Martin Garrix' Advice for Young DJs: "Spend as Much Time as You Can in the Studio"

Interview
Chromeo's Dave 1 Talks White Women and Following the "Kanye School" of Music

Upcoming Events

Interview
Above & Beyond on We Are All We Need and the "Push the Button" Ritual

Interview
Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin on Dirtybird Records' Ten "Booty-Shaking" Years

List
Dubfire's Best Places to Eat and Drink During Ultra, WMC, and MMW 2015

Party Profile
Disclosure's Wild Life: Two Days and Tons of Friends for WMC and Miami Music Week 2015

Venue Profile
Miami Music Week Hotel 2015 at the Delano South Beach: "Official Headquarters of MMW"

Interview
Eats Everything Talks Edible: "Expanding My Dance Music Horizons"

Party Profile
Funkadelic’s George Clinton on WMC's 30th-Anniversary Party and the Funk in Techno

Q&A
Carnage Talks “I Like Tuh,” Trap, and How to Run Game on Topless Dancers

Interview
Oscar G on DJs and EDM: "There Are People That Just Push Buttons"

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Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd.
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305-358-7550

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Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
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Delano Hotel

1685 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-672-2000

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FDR Lounge at the Delano

1685 Collins Ave.
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305-674-5752

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LIV

4441 Collins Ave.
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305-674-4680

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Story Nightclub

136 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-538-2424

www.storymiami.com

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Space

34 NE 11th St.
Miami, FL 33132

305-375-0001

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Mansion - Closed

1235 Washington Ave.
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305-695-8411

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Grand Central - Closed
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