Every year, without exception, WMC showcases the biggest commercial
names in electronic dance music at Miami's myriad world-class
nightclubs and posh beachside hotels. With all the hype going to the
top dogs, it's easy to overlook some of the smaller gems on the
Conference's highly-anticipated itinerary. A shame, considering the
underrated quality of intimacy some of these more modest gatherings can
provide, and the light shed on both underground and local talent. Also,
with so many of the half-hearted attempts at providing
recession-friendly admission prices on the official list, these smaller
gigs often prove to deliver genuine bargains. Here's the scoop on a
handful of the choicest underground parties happening around town next
warm-up, featuring a handful of our local minimal-wielding favorites,
including Mansur, Sab, and Basti, plus a special live performance by
the mind-blowing Colombian electronica duo Liluca. Cheap drinks and no
cover all night long!
Tuesday, March 22 at 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Buck 15, 707 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach.
A View With a Sound
Missionary and PL0T take over a 41st floor high-rise space overlooking
Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic. The sensational international techno
lineup features Lee Jones & Nick Höppner a.k.a My My, Catz n Dogz,
Chris Fortier, and Bill Patrick. $15 cover: to get tickets click here.
Compost Black vs. Boogie Allstars
can't possibly sing enough praise for this spectacular and totally
unprecedented lineup! In addition to local favorites Strickly B and
Will Renuart of Boogie, they have Schmoov! (a very rare treat from the
UK), Lovebirds, Vincenzo, Shahrokh, and a few more of the sickest names
in global deep house. True house music aficionados will make this party
a top priority! $15 cover: to get tickets click here.
Friday, March 27, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami.
and Musical Missionary host the exclusive WMC showcase event for Berlin
labels Hello?Repeat and Magnet Musik, and the Buenos Aires/NYC-based
Records. Two separate outdoor areas overlooking Biscayne Bay and a
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stellar techno/house lineup featuring, among others, Jan Krueger,
Tanner Ross, Soul Clap, and Punisher vs. Connie (the latter should be
interesting, two of the hottest females in techno in one double shot!) $15 cover: to get your tickets click here.
Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Double Grand Waterclub,
WMC Mobilee Showcase
kamikaze-style Berlin techno afterhours to close off Conference week
with a bang. If you make it out of Sunday School for Degenerates alive and still bearing a death-wish to keep on partying, this is your gig. Featuring Mobilee Records' Anja Schneider, Miss Jools,
Gummihz, Dan Curtin, and Ralf Kollman, along with locals Dsan Powell
and Simon Wish on decks. $15 cover: to get tickets click here.
Sunday, March 29, 11 p.m.-11 a.m. Studio K, 60 NE 11th St. Miami.