It seems nothing is ever easy in the wild 'n' wacky world of Miami restaurants. Just ask the folks at Hotel Astor. As part of a three-pronged relaunch that seeks to regain the buzz it had in days gone by, the 1936-vintage South Beach boutique hotel last Friday unveiled The Downstairs, a subterranea ... More >>
During Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, there will be no shortage of big names taking over nightclubs and getting the crowds moving at Ultra Music Festival. Still, there are some people who don't want to listen to Avicii's "Wake Me Up" on repeat. That's why, since 2007, Safe has been b ... More >>
With the mayhem of Ultra Music Festival and the plethora of events at local nightclubs, it's easy to forget that none of Miami's March EDM madness would be happening if weren't for Winter Music Conference, the global forum of panels and seminars for people in the industry looking to go from bedroom ... More >>
It's finally here! Winter Music Conference starts today. And while the big, splashy parties don't really get going until next week, there are still plenty good reasons why you should start your electro rendezvous today.Word to wise, if you are heading to South Beach car pool or cab it, we're hear ... More >>
Did Winter Music Conference organizers concede defeat? Not exactly.The largest US conference devoted to electronic music is expanding to 10 days in 2012. From March 16 to 25, WMC 2012 will take over Miami in what promises to be an endless array of events that combine music, fashion, and, yes, con ... More >>
You're gonna need speed to keep up with Sydney Blu.Thanks to the sudden, nasty breakup between Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, the month of March in Miami just might kill us all. Basically, the party plan has gone from a five-day freakout to an insanely unhealthy four-week mar ... More >>
Club Space owner Louis Puig.In an interview with MTV News today, Club Space owner Louis Puig claimed, "The [City of Miami Beach] will not give out weekly permits for pool or beach parties outside of WMC [week], which means that there will not be Pool Parties the week of Ultra. What is Miami witho ... More >>
Design by Kent HernandezStretch out your candy sacks. Sharpen your fangs with a nail file. And prepare for fire, crushed pumpkins, and a plague of too-old kids in costumes. It's Hollerween. In seven hours, Miami's Afrobeta and two other electro-indie party crews -- NYC creep poppers Holy Ghost ... More >>
Photo by Karla GarciaMan, the last time we hung out with local new wave-y freestyle faves Afrobeta was way back in June at Grand Central. So after almost five months spent zigzagging between the recording studio and big-ticket gigs like Glastonbury, Burning Man, and Space Ibiza, this Saturday's ... More >>
Photo by Karla GarciaWe've been showing Afrobeta some love lately, naming them as "Best Band," tracking down their latest releases, and even following them around their home studio recently, and with good reason. The duo have been combining synths, heavy basslines, and catchy, often Miami-themed ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.
Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.
The massive two-day festival remains a homegrown labor of love by two South Florida locals.
In with the old, in with the new
Be forewarned: Time-warped Sandra Bullock flick not as bad as you think
Conference flexes its gene pool
WMC hits town and South Beach reels from the impact
Everyone wants to carve up the WMC cash cow
Two awards shows -- one upstart, one established -- battle for the dance music industry's respect
Welcome to Miami Beach's annual Winter Music Conference, where the elite meet to discuss the future of the beat