Ten Crossfade-Approved Parties for the Second Week of Winter Music Conference 2011
The human body is an amazing biological machine. You can try your best to irreversibly damage its every last cell by subjecting it to a sleepless six-day WMC spree of ass-pounding party music, 36-hour dancing blackouts, and a diet consisting of Red Bull, vodka, and miscellaneous pharmacological products. But still, it bounces back.
Suddenly, your brain snaps out of its alcohol-related amnesia, reboots, and sends an emergency order to the adrenal glands for mass amounts of epinephrine. Your eyes uncross. Your facial muscles stop twitching. And within 15 minutes, you're ready to crash the megaclubs again.
Welcome to week two of Winter Music Conference. Here are ten party picks. And if that doesn't put you into a coma, see New Times' full Winter Music Conference 2011 listings.
Electric Beach. With Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Tom Novy, Satoshie Tomie, Junior Sanchez, Donald Glaude, and more. Noon, Thursday, March 10, at Nikki Beach, One Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-1111; nikkibeach.com. Tickets cost $40 via wantickets.com. There are a couple reasons why this particular beach party is the best way kick off your second round of WMC insanity: (1) Several hours of sand dancing in the blazing South Florida sun will help burn off any residual toxins from last week's black market pill binge; and (2) A midday throwdown led by a guy named Choo Choo will never be boring.
DJ Snoopadelic. With Ross One. 11 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $60 via wantickets.com. Everyone knows there ain't nothin' like a gangsta party. But is it still a gangsta party when you're dropping tabs and disco dancing inside a superglossy SoBe club like LIV? As long as Snoop Dogg (AKA DJ Snoopadelic) is the one manning the decks, we say, "Yes."
You're gonna feel like a winner with Dave Aude at the IDMAs Afterparty.
The Official International Dance Music Awards Afterparty. With Black Coffee & Bucie, Dave Aude, Lee Dagger, Risk Soundsystem, Dunn Easy, and Zakes. 11 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Dolce, 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2221; dolcesouthbeach.com. General admission tickets cost $15 and VIP passes cost $50 via wantickets.com. It's a fact that award shows suck. So rather than shelling out $45 just to fall asleep halfway through the ceremony, save your scratch for the afterparty. You'll still get to toast the night's big winners and high-five a few famous peeps like Diplo, Mark Farina, and Crystal Waters. Plus, the headliner is South African DJ Black Coffee, the world-record holder for longest set ever (60 hours!), so you know this party's gonna be pretty epic.
No need to get nervous. It's just Oscar G.
Nervous Records Presents Made in Miami. With Oscar G, Ralph Falcon, Patrick M, Behrouz, Lazaro Casanova, and more. Noon, Friday, March 11, at the Shelborne Beach Resort's pool, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1271; shelborne.com. Tickets cost $40 via wantickets.com. Are you a 305 house head who's head over heels for brainy homegrown bangers? Well, get ready for your WMC dream date 'cause the Shelborne's Made in Miami meet-up features a superstar threesome you will never forget: Oscar G and the return of Murk with Ralph Falcon and Patrick M. You've been waiting all year for this moment. And it's finally here.
Markus Schulz want to take you on a downtown vacay to Space.
Markus Schulz. With Wally Lopez, David Tort, Desyn Masiello, Camea, Robert Dietz, and more. 11 p.m., Friday, March 11, at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $40 to $50 via wantickets.com. After spending the entire day -- and pretty much the last couple of weeks -- shaking ass out on South Beach, you could really use a vacation. And by "vacation," we obviously mean a trip to the mainland to party with German trance master Markus Schulz at the house that Louis Puig built.Next Page
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