WMC and MMW 2014's Best Parties You're Not Invited To
Photo by Nicole Cussell
We get it. You're soo popular there's no possible way you can crash every single Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week party this year ... Even if you weren't invited to it.
So you wouldn't mind if we provided you EDM junkies with a tantalizing list of WMC and MMW parties you can't attend (unless you're VIP), right?
Good, 'cause here they are for your uhntz-uhntz envying pleasure.
See also: WMC and MMW 2014's 20 Best Parties
Sirius XM Music Lounge. With Hardwell, W&W, Armin van Buuren, Cedric Gervais, Audien, and others. Wednesday, March 26, through Friday, March 28, 1-6 p.m. The W Hotel South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3000; wsouthbeach.com. You're too broke to get your hands on $400 tickets to Ultra Music Festival, and not cool enough to fist pump with Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, and the rest of the world class head spinners at the Sirius XM Music Lounge. Well, at least you can head on over to the sandy shores of SoBe, tune in to Sirius XM's UMF Radio streaming live online, and pretend you're smack in the middle of the tiki tiki madness.
"Feel the Sound" with Armin van Buuren. Presented by Phillips. Thursday, March 27, 2 p.m. Baoli Miami, 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8822; baolimiami.com. By invitation only. We "don't even know how [we'd] survive" without lunch, cocktails, and a private sesh with the award-winning DJ, Armin van Burren. Guess we'll just have "nothing to hold but the memories and frames" and Instagram vids of those lucky enough to score some face time with the Dutch heartthrob.
Red Bull Guest House 2014. With label showcases from Mad Decent, OWSLA, PMR, and others. Thursday, March 27, through Sunday, March 30. Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; galehotel.com.Sure, the Red Bull Guest House may have been the most talked about WMC and MMW party last year (and this year doesn't seem to it'll sell short), but unless you've snagged an invite (or somehow manage to sneak in), you can wave goodbye to the "endless rooftop pool parties and daily breakfast with your favorite dance music acts" including Skirllex, Richie Hawtin, Jacques Greene, and other EDM junkies of the ilk.
Afrojack's Forget the World Launch Party. With special guests. Thursday, March 27, 7-9 p.m. The W Hotel South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3000; wsouthbeach.com. By invitation only. Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week isn't complete till you've partied one-on-one with a Grammy award winning DJ. Sure, Afrojack's exclusive album release bash at the W is invite-only, but who knows? If you kiss your PR friend's ass long enough, maybe your name will magically appear on the list.
29th Annual International Dance Music Awards. With BT, Cash Cash, Sharon Needles, Tray Young, DubVision, and others. Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-674-1040; colonytheatremiamibeach.com. Alright, so the International Dance Music Awards is not a party per se, but with uhntz-uhntz from BT, Cash Cash, and Sharon Needles, DJ appearances from Hardwell, Tracy Young, DubVision, and other beat masters, and exclusive access to WMC badge holders, it might as well be one.
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