Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week 2017: The Best Things to Do Wednesday

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Shit just got real, people. Your options for ditching work and partying all day have tripled in the span of 24 hours, and New Times is here to help sort it out.

Offering everything from big names at giant clubs to up-and-comers at smaller gigs, Miami Music Week is in full swing today. Monday and Tuesday were the first bites of this seven-course meal, and events begin to accumulate and the locations broaden. Here's what's happening today, Wednesday, March 22:

The Free Stuff

A Night With Seraphin and Friends at Foxhole
Dig in at Foxhole, the upscale Miami Beach bar, with L.A.-based DJ Seraphin. A fan of remixing everything from Britney Spears to hip-hop to 1960s doo-wop, Seraphin boasts an all-inclusive repertoire. Although we’re not sure who his friends are, this all-nighter (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) could be worth checking out even if it’s to play a little pool with your own friends.

Nervous Records Pop-Up With Oscar G and Friends at Commonwealth Miami
Miami’s legendary house producer, Oscar G, is teaming up with Nervous Records and Bulleit bourbon for a free, if abbreviated, show at Commonwealth Miami. It’s hard to say how long the onetime Space mainstay will be on the decks at this slick, ultra-modern saloon, but at the price of free, and with bourbon tastings to boot, it’d be a mistake not to drop by during the event’s four-hour window from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Not-So-Free Stuff

House Stars Featuring Todd Terry (and many, many other people) at the Deck Lounge at Island Gardens
This is the first of what seems like a dozen appearances for Todd Terry, the venerated house producer responsible for some of the sickest remixes in all the land. House Stars will be a great low-key party at a high-end venue. Dancing under the stars from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the “exquisite superyacht marina and outdoor lounge” while listening to the likes of Terry, the Cube Guys, and Plastic Funk sounds like, well, a proper star-studded event.

Spinnin' Sessions Miami 2017
Spinnin’ Records will show off its impressive roster of DJs and catalogue of chart-topping hits at this mini-marathon of a party. From noon till 11 p.m., Alok, Bassjackers, Breathe Carolina, Deorro, Don Diablo, Kura, Mike Williams, and Ummet Ozcan will take over the Nautilus Hotel in Miami Beach. Specifically, they’ll spin at the Nautilus Cabana Club, which has a 1,890-square-foot saltwater pool. Not a bad way for the Dutch label to make its MMW presence known early on.

Dash Berlin and Tritonal at E11even
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., one of the world’s top 20 DJs will team up with one of the hardest-working duos in EDM for an evening that’s properly exciting even by MMW standards. Dash Berlin — the Dutch group featuring Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg, and Sebastiaan Molijn but which is also the stage name for Sutorius on his own — has been a DJ Mag favorite for nearly a decade. Austin-based Tritonal joins this progressive-house party with a shiny, sultry new single in hand, “Strangers,” released just last month.

LIV Presents Cedric Gervais Sh!t Show Abyss
Who better to lead the parade of massive talent toward Ultra than one of its headliners, big-room house DJ and Grammy winner Cedric Gervais? The 11 p.m.-to 5 a.m. marathon promises several things: a shit show (easy to do in Miami), special guest NGHTMRE, and mermaids. Considering how LIV loves flash and pomp, we wouldn't be surprised if the owners trotted out giant water tanks with real mermaids swimming in loops and wearing neon fish scales.

Ultra Music Festival Countdown Official Pre-Party With Steve Aoki at Story Nightclub
We haven't necessarily saved the best for last, but Steve Aoki is certainly one of the most recognizable DJs on this list. Add that this is an official Ultra pre-party and it makes his show the priciest of the bunch at $55. There isn’t much to say to sell Aoki — he’s a high-energy dude who spends almost as much time in front of the tables as he does behind them, pumping up the crowd via smoke robots and the occasional cake-throwing.
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Angel Melendez is an unabashed geek and a massive music nerd. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University and an accomplished failure at two other universities, Angel is a lush and an insufferable know-it-all, and has way better taste in music than you.
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