Friday, February 12, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.
Hipster dance music trends may come and go, but BBC uber-DJ Annie Mac is always one step ahead of them all. Definitely the fiercest female on Radio One, her eponymous Friday-night show, with its trademark guest mini-mixes, give you an up to date who's-who in the scene. (Recent editions have included contributions from long-established stars like A-Trak and Calvin Harris, as well as up-and-comers like Riva Starr and We Have Band.)
Her series of international Annie Mac Presents.... parties have become the real-life version of the show, with longer DJ sets, of course, but similarly carefully curated line-ups. The party comes to WMC again this year, with a Friday-night gig at White Room. (Unlike the past couple WMC Fridays at White Room, though, this one costs money to get in). Mac herself also has a couple other gigs booked during Conference. Details below.
Wednesday, March 24
Annie Mac, with Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Surkin, Brodinski, Feadz, Joakim, and Krazy Baldhead. Party starts at 10 p.m., general admission tickets cost $30 in advance from wantickets.com
. Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Age 21 and up; 305-531-5535; cameomiami.com
Thursday, March 26
Hard Pool Party, with Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Brodinski, Aeroplane, Boy 8 Bit, Rory Phillips, and Gina Turner. The Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Party starts at noon; tickets cost $25 in advance from groovetickets.com
Friday, March 25
Annie Mac Presents. With Annie Mac, DJ Mehdi, Jack Beats, Brodinski, L-Vis 1990, Riva Starr, J-Wow (NO, NOT that one, this one is from Buraka Som Sistema); and Kingdom. White Room, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Party starts at 10 p.m., tickets cost $15 in advance from wantickets.com
. Age 18 and up. 305-995-5050; whiteroommiami.com