Ultra takes place at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami, and is traditionally the biggest gathering of artists and fans during dance-oriented Winter Music Conference week. [TheBeat]
////////// What better way to kick off the official start date for the WMC with none other then LMFAO I’m In Miami Bitch.
LMFAO – I’m In Miami Bitch (Big Na$ty Remix)
//////////////// Three weeks to go before every DJ you ever knew of will be in one sultry city, Miami. The west coast will still be recovering from winter blues while bikinis are flying and warm waves are rolling at the annual Winter Music Conference. This event is a one time MUST for every electronic / dance music lover. Grab your shades, pack light and get ready for days of blur.
Top 5 things to know about the Winter Music Conference / Miami
1. Bring money, nothing is cheap in this small oasis of palm trees. Be prepared for $14 drinks, as most clubs auto add tip.
2. Bring your own “goods” it’s every man for himself, biaaaatch.
3. If you get a hotel in South Beach you won’t need a car as every venue is a short walk or taxi ride away. If your planning to go to the Ultra Music Festival find alternative ways of transportation as parking is crazy and expensive.
4. Plan out your nights and always have a plan B. Don’t go to Miami and miss your favorite DJ and because south beach will be saturated with nightly events some attendance at parties will be low so have a back club just in case.
5. What’s the WMC with a beach or pool party be sure to attended one.
WMC / Survival Links
////////// So the warm Miami air is starting to blow our way. As March approaches club nights have been set, one-night events have been listed, and the International Dance Music Awards have released their official nominations. I’ll list some of the key nods;
Best Underground Dance Track:
Best House/Garage Track:
Best Pop Dance Track:
Best Break-Through DJ:
Best European DJ:
Best American DJ:
Best Global DJ:
As you can see there are some hot votes that need to happen 51 categories to be exact. May the best party person win!
/////// The official (get ready for this) Miami Winter Music Conference Ultra Music Festival line has been released!!! OK… so it’s only the Ultra Music Festival but it pretty much 5-6 days of skin, blackouts, and slammin beats… Did I mention the sunny beach? Here is the lineup and be sure to go to the UMF site for the full bedazzled flyer.
Above & Beyond, Andy C + MC GQ, Armin van Buuren, ATB, Baby Anne, Benny Benassi, Bloc Party, Booka Shade, Boyz Noize, Busy P, Carl Cox, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Dirty South, Ed Rush & Optical, Eric Prydz, Erick Morillo, Evol Intent, Fedde Le Grand, Future Funk Squad, Goldie, Hercules and Love Affair, DJ Icey, Infected Mushroom, Johnny Dangerously, Kaskade, Kraak & Smaak, Late of the Pier, Loco Dice, Luciano, M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Tiefschwarz, Marcos Carnival, Markus Schulz, Matt & Kim, Moby, Paul van Dyk, Pendulum (Live), Perry Farrell, Planet of the Drums, The Presets, Pete Tong, The Prodigy, Rabbit in the Moon, Richie Hawtin, Roni Size Reprazent, Rordigo Viera, Santogold, Simian Mobile Disco, Soul of Man, Steve Lawler, DJ Storm, The Swedish House Mafia (feat. Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso), Tiësto, Tiga, The Ting Tings, The Whip
Ultra Music Festival 11
Tiësto, BLOC PARTY, THE TING TINGS, CARL COX, CUT COPY, DEADMAU5, SANTOGOLD, HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR & –FOR THEIR FIRST U.S. APPEARANCE IN SEVEN YEARS–
RONI SIZE REPRAZENT