Wednesday, January 27, 2010

News: BeatPort Pool Party WMC 2010

Pool party Gansvort Hotel James Zabiela is confirmed to play on March 27. Beatport pool party???

Stay Tooned!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sleaze vs Perc Trax - Label Showcase

Sleaze vs Perc Trax - Label Showcase at Tangia - Miami Beach

Date / Friday, 26 March 2010- Miami WMC
Time / 10:00pm - 5:00am
Venue / Tangia - Miami Beach / 841 Washington Ave - Miami Beach, FL
Cost / $10 advanced tickets - $20 entry on door

Line-up /
Alexi Delano, Tony Rohr, Perc, Hans Bouffmyhre, Gennaro Mastrantonio, Billy Johnston

Promoter /
Sleaze Records

2 of the UK's best techno labels combine to host one of the most exciting label showcases at this years WMC.

After many bookings & events in 2009 all over Europe. Sleaze (UK) & Perc Trax join forces & continue in 2010 w/ a WMC debut to showcase some of their finest talent.

This is an official WMC event - Free entry with WMC Badge!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Let's do the Time Warp Again!

So Time Warp Festival in Mannheim Germany is the on the 27th of March, so it over laps with WMC. I'm thinking alot of the people on the line will be ducking out early or maybe even skipping Conference all together. I guess WMC is not cool anymore. LOL.

Time Warp Line up -
Sven Väth
Richie Hawtin
Laurent Garnier
Ricardo Villalobos
Loco Dice
Marco Carola
Chris Liebing
Speedy J
Monika Kruse
Ellen Allien
The Disco Boys
Tobi Neumann
Dorian Paic
Chris Tietjen
Livio & Roby
Robert Dietz
Michel de Hey
Martin Buttrich
Subsonic Park

Saturday, January 16, 2010

And the question is?

Will And.Id make it to the Mobilee showcase at WMC this year? Oh I hope so..

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blue Collar Entertainment Showcase

Thursday Mar 25th at 10:00PM

Talent:Konrad Black, Bruno Pronsato, Audiojack, Justin Martin, Riva Starr, Christian Martin, Justin Long, Worthy, Nikola Baytala, Kenton Slash Demon, Clint Stewart

Venue: Electric Pickle
Address: 2826 North Miami Avenue
Time: 10:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Presented by: Blue Collar
Admission: $20.00
WMC Badge Policy: $20.00

Details: Blue Collar bringin it to Miami! Please arrive early for this limited capacity showcase event.

Where's Alland? not comming? :/

Heres are some videos of Nikola. Chew on that.

Nikola Baytala & Three @ THE END UP after LOVEPARADE

Nikola Baytala @ DEMF 2009 23-May-09

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

South Seas Hotel WMC 2010

The Joint Travel at South Seas Hotel & Pool 2010- Discount Rate Info INSIDE!

This property has hosted the Poolside Sessions, Sundae Philadelphia, Sea 2 Sun, World Town, Global Media Summit, Baldeelox & Centric Music, and Bring on the Beats. There will be VIP access for all guests at this location. We are finalizing events for 2010, stay tuned, as they will be announced in the coming weeks.

** All reservations include brunch daily in the Pilikia Lounge by the pool daily until noon + VIP access to all events on location.

**Doubles are available at this location, but space is limited.

Stay 7 nights - $269 per night - Includes a bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne chilled in your room upon arrival
Stay 5 or 6 nights - $299 per night - Includes a bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne chilled in your room upon arrival
Stay 4 nights - $309 per night


This property requires one (1) night deposit to secure the rate, final payment upon check out

Please email Jessica @ or call 917-400-5662

About The Joint Travel
The Joint Travel offers a travel solutions to the music business professional and consumer, and will focus on destinations such as the Amsterdam Music Event, The Groove Cruise and the Winter Music Conference, as well as offer variety of services such as Hotel, International Airfare, Transatlantic & Caribbean Cruises/ Vacations, European Tours.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

That was freaking fast....

Sunday School tickets first batch already SOLD OUT! Tickets are now 45$ plus processing fees. This is really impressive to me a couple of years back event producers had trouble even doing presales, now tickets are selling out before they even announce who's playing.

***UPDATE: Seems like prices are growing exponentially, now one day after official anouncements prices $55. WTF! How much higher can it go? MADE EVENTS, please let us know.

The days of the $25 buck partys are long gone. This is why labels/promoters come to WMC - to make money.

Sunday School for Degenerates tickets

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some Words on Playa del Carmen - BMP Festival

‘Start as you mean to go on’ is a mantra that instructs one to begin a new enterprise by acting and sounding as if it were already a success. And visitors to Playa Del Carmen for the first week of 2010 have been sleeping easily knowing that they have set the bar for clubbing for the next decade extremely high.

Now in its third year the BPM Festival has steadily been establishing itself as a ‘must-do’ on the clubbing calendar and with a strap line and mission statement of ‘escape the winter doldrums and head for the Mayan sun for beats and beach fun’ it is little wonder the festival has been attracting not only clubbers from across Canada, the United States and Europe, but also artists at the forefront of electronic music.

More than 20,000 party goers descended on the resort town of Playa Del Carmen over the course of the 10 day event this year. And with a seemingly impossible schedule of 30 parties meaning an almost 24 hour party policy which comprises 70 DJs spinning the best of house and techno in an abundance of backdrops, including the miles of white sandy Caribbean facing beaches, it is hardly surprising the festival is gathering an increasingly substantial army of followers year on year.

The music policy is strictly house and techno and allows for a full spectrum of artists and promoters to visit and work within the format outlined buy the BPM organisers. This year most of the day parties were held at the Kool beach resort beginning at around brunch time and running through to 8 or 9pm. The dance area is set around a pool which flows out onto the beach. The sound, supplied by Acoustic Project, was more than up to scratch for an external system and could be heard for some distance outside the resort. Daily parties at the beach included clubbing mecca Space Miami fronted by Luis Puig and Frenchman Cedric Gervais; a party with Cielo resident Nicolas Matar and Californian based Marques Wyatt and a whole host of upcoming stars from the Canadian and New York underground scene including Nitin Kaylan, Monsieur Cedric, dance temptress Lauren Lane and the nefarious Michelangelo among others. And with the likes of dance music monolith Hed Kandi in attendance one can begin to see why BPM is holding its weight on the global festival scene.

Elsewhere parties were held in the lavish surroundings of the Blucacao Beach Club which meant a short complimentary bus trip outside of the normal party zone, and saw the likes of Jojo Flores playing out he soulful take on house music. The Freak N Chic Label party brought Parisian favourites Shonky, Anthony Collins and Steve Letigre’s deep house across the Atlantic whilst Brazil’s Ana Paula brought a little carnival style flair and samba flavoured house music.
From the day one could segue into the evening to continue the party at a number of parties in some really impressive and at times intimate venues. The Blue Parrot beach club (complete with sand inside) was decked up to the nines to complement its beach front location with giant fluorescent jellyfish and electronic visuals to the same effect. This was the setting for nights headlined by the legendary Dubfire who brought his jet-black polished-chrome techno; purveyor of dark twisted house Steve Lawler; and global phenomenon Steve Angello.

Brahma club with its spacecraft lighting feature played host to Air London’s Nick Curly and Simon Baker. Curly’s fast growing profile was further enhanced as his Mannheim sound went down a storm following Baker’s tech house explosion. Sander Kleinenberg also delivered a memorable set here on the opening night which set the tone for the week.
La Santanera’s boudoir-esque décor played host to parties headed up by NYC tribal and techno titan Victor Calderone, Israeli techno export Guy Gerber, second-wave Detroit don Stacey Pullen, and even late addition to the programming British born Lee Burridge!

A wide plethora of artists comprised the line up this year in an attempt to deliver something for all dance music aficionados. And staying true to their roots the programmers deliver a fantastic mix of high profile DJs whilst supporting the up and coming artists from America and Canada.

For those who prefer to operate outside of the ‘hardcore party goer’ realm the BPM Festival and Playa Del Carmen offer a host of ‘extra-cirricular’ activities for those who wish to supplement their trip. Many visitors take advantage of the phenomenal diving opportunities on offer along the Mayan Riveria, and a short drive south of Playa are the breathtaking Mayan ruins near Tulum which serve as a perfect respite from the festival for many attendees.

Being perfectly situated 45 minutes from tourist hotspot Cancun, Playa Del Carmen is a perfect blend of traditional welcoming Mexican community mixed with the right amount Americanisation to make visitors feel at home away from home. Recognisable commercial outposts such as Starbucks and Burger King sit easily next to family run Mexican eateries that serve up the tastiest of Mexican cooking including perhaps the best burritos to guacamole.

The BPM Festival enjoys an easy relationship with the locals as the opening welcome note from the local Mayor in the festival programme attests. And with VIP passes not only including entrance to 30+ events during the BPM Festival (with VIP entrance and VIP Stage Access) but also VIP discounts at local stores & restaurants in Playa del Carmen you begin to realise that this does not have to be bank busting trip.

As Steve Lawler said following his third BPM set ‘it was insane, has an amazing vibe, with beautiful people. The BPM Festival is now an annual event for VIVa MUSiC and myself, see you next year” – if you have not already, we suggest you join him.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WMC2010: Let's Move the Party

Nuestra Nena de Wynwood, originally uploaded by oscarpretell.

Promoters please I beg you lets move the parties on over to Miami's warehouse district, just a couple of blocks north of down town to the Wynwood Art District. Wynwood has party potential written all over it. Literally it's a party haven, hundreds YES! hundreds of warehouses all within feet of each other. Some big, some small they come in all shapes and sizes, some of them are already equipped for parties and have sound systems installed. The best part is you don't have to worry about your party getting shut down or noise ordinances, Why? Because the people that live in this area (and few do), dont give a flying fuck. Most of the area is populated by art galleries. Most of the galleries will rent out there space for events, and parties.

Made Event's Sunday School was the first to pick up the trend of what I believe will be the way of the future for WMC. They moved the party over to Ice Palace film studios, just north beyound the Downtown clubs it's located in Overtown the bewteen Wynwood and Downtown.

Wynwood also has a a hand full of clubs and lounges, that should not be over looked. Leading the way is the Electric Pickle, which had an amazing set of parties Conference 2009. The Beach and Downtown are completely saturated, there is just no more space to grow, Wynwood is limit less.

- Lots of unexplored territory.
- No worries with policy or sound ordinances.

- Transportation might be a more expensive cab ride, hard to acess from the beach.
- Farther than what people are used to.

Here are some examplesn of venus and spaces:
Parafernaila Studios
174 NW 25th St.
Miami, FL 33127

2136 NW 1st Terrace,
Miami, FL 33127

Vlada Lounge
3215 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 381-5015

The Electric Pickle
2826 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 456-5613

Wynwood Social Club
2501 N.W. 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-5066

N Miami Avenue & NW 34th Terrace
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-7750

Just west of Wynwood:
The Awarehouse

Wynwood Mural , originally uploaded by garoquel.