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Miami Music Week 2019 Party Guide

The Ultra Music Festival or “Ultra” is Miami’s outdoor electronic dance music (EDM) festival that takes place every March.  As EDM has surged in popularity worldwide over the past decade and a half, this ubiquitous festival and global multicultural gathering has grown from a one-day concert for the first eight years of its existence into a two-day affair, and then in 2017 became a three-day morning-to-midnight event. The 2019 version of UMF is to millennials what Woodstock was to Baby Boomers: a music-infused touchstone that defines an entire generation, as well as one of the premier party destinations for Spring Break college kids and wealthy foreign travelers alike (attendance for this year’s event is expected to top 200,000+ revelers).

Notably, this year’s UMF – scheduled for 29-31 March – has moved location from Bayfront Park adjacent to downtown Miami, where it was held since 2012, across the Biscayne Bay to Virginia Key (cue Brickell’s exasperated local residents nodding and clapping furiously).  Above and beyond the handful of official events organized by the UMF planners and the WMC planners, the rest of the city’s local hotspots and businesses join in on the party, with performances by over 1,000 artists in over 200 events held in various venues from nightclubs to bars to restaurants to hotel pools to public areas such as Lincoln Road and the Miami beaches.

Discotech is your one-stop shop for discovering events and getting VIP access not only to the Ultra Music Festival itself but to all of the hottest 2019 Miami Music Week side-piece parties happening in and around the Magic City.  In homage to Australian DJ Fisher – one of 2018’s breakout music artists and a favorite among the Discotech team – here are the biggest EDM sea creatures swimming in Miami’s waters this week that you humble fishermen (or fisherwomen) should set your nets and cages to catch. And, if you’re willing to dive down into deeper waters, there are also plenty of great underground acts playing all around town at smaller venues, with reasonably priced tickets still available.

Tuesday, March 26th

BIG KAHUNA:

Firebeatz & Friends @ Mokai

When Miami Music Week swarms into town, even the city’s renowned hip-hop community steps back and defers to the global electronic dance music scene. Such is the case with Mokai, one of Miami’s flagship hip-hop nightclubs that recently rose to notoriety via some memorable rap artist performances and a handful crazy marketing stunts, including a wayward VIP bottle presentation involving a live horse. Mokai opens it doors for the early arrivers to MMW 2019 to get their quick-and-early EDM fix through a special headline performance by up-and-coming Dutch artists Firebeatz.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Mokai (Address: 235 23rd St, Miami, FL 33139)

Lineup: Firebeatz | Artists TBD

Finding Nemo:

Damian Lazarus + Salome + Gad @ Wall at the W

Louis Vega & David Morales present the Kings of House @ Kimpton EPIC Hotel

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Wednesday, March 27th

BIG KAHUNA:

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike @ Hyde Beach

Hyde Beach was the scene of a memorable Ultra afterparty in 2017 featuring Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike rocking the house to an epic confetti shower paying homage to Miami’s infamous spring thunderstorms. So, it’s no surprise that the now world-famous duo have been invited back by the SLS brass to kick off their five days of much-hyped MMW 2019 event programming featuring one heavy-hitting electronic act after another.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach @ the SLS Hotel (Address: 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike | Artists TBD

Fisher & Friends Present “Catch and Release” @ Delano Beach Club

One of EDM’s hottest names and most colorful characters will be ‘Losing It’ midweek at South Beach’s legendary Delano Beach Club. Grammy-nominated tech-house phenom Fisher brings his Catch & Release pool party to South Florida in his only live performance of MMW 2019. The captain of the ship will be joined by a crew of capable deck hands, including Mason Maynard, Melé, and more to be announced. Hook. Line. Sinker.

Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (Address: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Fisher | Mason Maynard | Melé | Artists TBD

Finding Nemo:

Steve Aoki & Alok @ STORY

Yotto @ Treehouse

Drumcode Miami @ Space

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Thursday, March 28th

BIG KAHUNA:

All Gone Pete Tong @ Surfcomber Hotel

As Miami Music Week draws near, the waters of the pristine coastal city become muddied by myriads of events and shows, but each year one party stands out as the must-attend event of the week: All Gone Pete Tong, which returns to its home at The Surfcomber. Over the past decade, Legendary BBC Radio 1 Host and master curator Pete Tong has hosted his can’t miss event, presenting the biggest stars and hottest emerging talent, with established name artists playing alongside electronica’s brightest up-and-comers. Backstage serves as the ultimate industry hangout spot, where label heads, managers, DJs, promoters and the who’s who of dance music all congregate for an impromptu summit under the sunny Miami skies.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00PM

Venue: Surfcomber Hotel (Address: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Pete Tong | Guy Gerber | Bedouin | Damian Lazarus | DJ Tennis | Chris Liebing | Axel Bowman | Krystal Klear | Melé | Themba

Dirty South @ Treehouse Miami

It has been an amazing ride for the Grammy Nominated DJ/Producer Dirty South aka Dragan Roganovic. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, he relocated to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13. When he started his musical journey, he couldn’t even afford turntables, but he managed to improvise with used NEC Hi-Fi and tape decks. By steady hustling, he was able to graduate to a computer, audio software, and keyboards, and his first official production was released in 2004. Fifteen years later, he is a staple at electronic music festivals worldwide, and in the biggest festival of the year he returns to his simpler roots with an open-to-close set at Treehouse, one of South Florida’s best underground electronic venues.

Time: 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Venue: Treehouse (Address: 323 23rd St, Miami, FL 33139)

Finding Nemo:

EDX presents No Xcuses @ Mokai

Desert Hearts Miami Music Week @ Floyd

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Friday, March 29th

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 1 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Dirtybird Players @ Space Miami

The Dirtybird Players are a fixture in the Miami electronic scene year-round, but Miami Music Week is always their chance to showcase their growth and flex their muscle to international visitors and fans. This year they have chosen the iconic Space Nightclub as their venue; with three large rooms featuring 20+ artists, this event promises to be even bigger and better than ever before, and packing enough variety to keep music heads and their eardrums fixated late into the night and into the early morning… (and maybe even ’til the afternoon???)

Times: 11:00 PM – 11:00AM

Venue: Space (Address: 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

Lineup: Ardalan | Bruno Furlan | Christian Martin | Claude VonStroke | Ardalan | Billy Kenny | DJ Glen | Doorly | Eddy M | Eli Brown | Joeski | Justin Martin | Mason Maynard| Matthias Tanzmann | OMNOM | Sacha Robotti| Shiba San | Steve Darko | Vnessa | Volkodor | Walker & Royce | Will Clarke

Finding Nemo:

Lee Foss, MK, & Friends @ Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Toolroom f/ Mark Knight, Chus & Ceballos, & Friends @ Surfcomber Hotel

Hernan Cattaneo & Nick Warren @ Treehouse

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Saturday, March 30th

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 2 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Claptone’s Epic Masquerade @ Kimpton Epic Hotel

Blurring the line between dreamscape and reality, The Masquerade events have seen Claptone take his inimitable soiree to all four corners of the world, selling out world-class venues along the way. Shrouded in intrigue, the masked figure behind the decks keeps his focus firmly on the music. As he invites the wildest partygoers to unlock their minds and experience a world like no other, crazy ideas will materialize out of thin air and grand dreams will come to life. One thing is for sure – Miami will never be the same after Claptone’s Masquerade has stopped by.

To ensure that this is an event not to be missed, the masked crusader has assembled a suitably heavyweight line-up to keep the magic flowing from start to finish. Up first is New York’s finest, Dennis Ferrer, who will be bringing his unique blend of house and techno to proceedings; UK house aficionado Weiss will be delivering tunes to match the sun-kissed vibe. One of the scene’s hottest names, Franky Rizardo, will no doubt have a few tricks up his sleeve, while Berlin’s Mat.Joe complete the line up with their inimitable brand of ‘crispy urban house’.

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Kimpton EPIC Hotel (Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131)

Lineup: Claptone | Dennis Ferrer | Weiss | Franky Rizardo | Mat.Joe | Dan Black

Guy Gerber @ WALL


This event showcases the prodigious talents of Guy Gerber, arguably the most acclaimed Israeli EDM artist today. Gerber rocked the house with an earsplitting set at WALL during last year’s Miami Music Week, and we’re hoping the sequel will be just as riveting.

Time: 11:30 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: WALL at the W (Address: 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Guy Gerber | Birds of Mind

Finding Nemo:

Dada Life presents The Magnificent Rave Spa @ Shore Club Hotel

Wake Your Mind @ W Miami Brickell

Black Book Records f/ Chris Lake @ Treehouse

Boris presents Transit Recordings @ The Hangar

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Sunday, March 31st

BIG KAHUNA:

Ultra Music Festival Day 3 @ Virginia Key & Miami Marine Park

Set Times / Lineup: UMF Website

Anjunabeats Pool Party @ Delano Beach Club

With two days of Ultra in the books, the Sunday hotel pool parties will be packed as revelers running on fumes seek to soak in some sun and recharge their batteries from the night before… or just go straight from last night’s fiesta to grab some gasoline in the form of Cuban coffee and then wheel on over to the next venue.  A ten-hour set at poolside at the Delano by Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label squad – a rainbow coalition of top-shelf progressive house talent including Andrew Bayer, Grum, and ilan Bluestone, will be just what the doctor ordered to wind the party down… or perhaps to turn the party up, depending on your MMW sleep schedule.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Andrew Bayer | Gabriel & Dresden | Grum | ilan Bluestone | Jason Ross | Sunny Lax | Oliver Smith

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach (Address: 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Finding Nemo:

Benny Benassi w/ Kryder @ WALL at the W

FSOE Miami f/ Aly & Fila @ Treehouse

Eelke Kleijn Presents Days Like Nights @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

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Apart from the above big fish, you’ll find over 50+ more world-class venues and colorfully electric special events for Miami Music Week swimming around in our Discotech mobile app or desktop webapp.  We look forward to helping you reel in an epic MMW experience and become a part of partying history!

Miami Music Week 2017 Guide

The Ides of March and St. Patty’s Day have now passed, which means that Spring Break is finally upon us.  And the last thing you party kids probably want while on your Spring Break is a history lesson.  Unless, perhaps, it’s a fun lesson on one of the longest-running Spring Break parties in America??? (Bear with us, please!)

Decades before the Coachella Music Festival became the most coveted destination for every smartphone-toting, selfie-taking, head-nodding twentysomething dreamer on the planet, the Winter Music Conference was THE place to be.  Launched in Miami, Florida in 1985, the WMC  was the first global gathering of electronic dance music (EDM) industry insiders: executives, label managers, headlining artists, up-and-coming talent, back-room producers, PR representatives, press, and partying fans.  For many, the conference was initially treated as a business trip rather social atmosphere, with educational seminars, panels, workshops, DJ showcases, and other training events.

Winter Music Conference

Then, in 1999, along came the Ultra Music Festival.  A one-day event for its first eight years, the UMF or “Ultra” is Miami’s outdoor electronic dance music (EDM) festival that takes place every March.  As EDM has surged in popularity worldwide over the past decade, this festival has grown from a two-day to now a three-day event, and the 2017 version of UMF is now one of the premier party destinations for Spring Break college kids and wealthy foreign travelers alike, with attendance expected to hit 175,000-200,000 revelers.

Ultra Music Festival

So then, what is “Miami Music Week” all about? Technically, it’s the combination of both the Winter Music Conference “business/technical side” of EDM and the Ultra Music Festival “concert/performance side” of EDM into one week-long mega-event for the city of Miami.   Above and beyond the official events organized by the WMC planners and the UMF planners, the rest of the city’s local hotspots and businesses join in on the party, with performances by over 1,000 artists in over 200 events held in various venues from nightclubs to bars to restaurants to hotel pools to public areas such as Lincoln Road and the Miami beaches.

Now that you’re all caught up with the history, back to the present! This year’s MMW, running from March 18-26, promises to be even bigger and better than years past.  Apart from attending the gargantuan Ultra Music Festival itself, here’s a small sampling of the marquee party events in town, the full list of which you can browse and then book table reservations, tickets, or guest list for using the Discotech app.

March 19th

Juicy Beach @ Nikki Beach

One of South Beach’s iconic beach party venues welcomes back Juicy Music’s roster of artists for the first large-format on-the-sand party of 2017 Miami Music Week.

Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Nikki Beach Miami (Address: 1 Ocean Drive, Miami, FL 33139)

Lineup: EDX | Robbie Rivera | David Tort | The Cube Guys | NXNY | Skribble | Benny Camaro | Simoli | George S

March 21st

Paul Oakenfold, Cosmic Gate, & Morgan Page @ E11even

The all-star sessions at Miami’s big-name nightclubs start in earnest on the Tuesday of MMW, with E11Even nightclub – the relative new kid on the Miami block known for its Cirque-style performers  – setting out to bolster its rep by serving up a smorgasbord of blockbuster EDM names playing back-to-back on every night of the MMW stretch.

Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: E11even (Address: 29 NE 11th St., Miami, FL 33132)

Lineup: Paul Oakenfold | Cosmic Gate | Morgan Page

March 22nd

Joris Voorn presents Spectrum @ Do Not Sit On The Furniture

Joris Voorn’s brand-new SPECTRUM concept exploded over the first two launch weekends, with four sold-out shows garnering amazing reviews from those in attendance and the press alike; now they bring the showcase to the big leagues of Miami Music Week.

Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (Address: 423 16th St; Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Joris Voorn | Yotto | VERY Special Guest

March 23rd

Dirtybird Players B2B Throwdown by Link Miami Rebels @ Trade

The Dirtybird Players return to Trade and it promises to be even bigger and better than before. With two rooms of action and a massive, all-star line-up, this year’s B2B throwdown promises to be another can’t-miss event.

Times: 10:00 PM – 05:00 AM

Venue: Trade (Address: 1439 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Claude VonStroke | Justin Martin | Eats Everything | Shiba San | Ardalan | Billy Kenny | Christian Martin | Fancy Fux | J.Phlip | Justin Jay | Kill Frenzy | Lord Leopard | Lux Groove | Pezzner | Sacha Robotti | Sage Armstrong | Walker & Royce | Weiss | Will Clarke

Paradise in Space @ Space Miami

Maintaining the high level of party vibes Paradise has been heralded for, Paradise in Space will fully immerse party goers in a complete cosmic experience with a take-over of Downtown Miami’s most well-known warehouse-style nightclub.

Time: 11:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Space (Address: 34 NE 11th St; Miami, FL 33132)

Lineup: Jamie Jones | Green Velvet | Danny Tenaglia | Art Department | Joris Voorn | Lee Foss | Stacey Pullen | Skream | Patrick Topping | Cassy | Nathan Barato | Lauren Lane | Detlef | Solardo | Latmun

March 24th

Guy Gerber Presents RUMORS @ Delano Beach Club

This event showcases the talents of Guy Gerber, arguably the most acclaimed Israeli EDM artist today.

Time: 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (Address: 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Guy Gerber | Bedouin | Life on Planets | Lou Flores | Diego Teran

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike @ Hyde Beach

Few EDM artists bring the energy and build-up skills that Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike do, and they will have the normally sleepy Hyde Beach pool rocking on what is sure to be a Friday Ditch Day at workplaces all over South Florida.

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach (Address: 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike | EDX | Bad Royale | Lost Frequencies | Lost Kings | Ummet Ozcan

March 25th

Spin Artists @ the National Hotel

With Day 1 of Ultra in the books, the Saturday hotel pool parties will be packed as revelers seek to soak in some sun and recharge their batteries from the night before… or just go straight from the festival to the next venue.  A ten-hour set at the National by a rainbow coalition of DJ talent including Julian Jordan, Cazzette, and Rebecca & Fiona, could be just what the doctor ordered to wind the party down… or to turn the party up, depending on your MMW sleep schedule.

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: National Hotel (Address: 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Julian Jordan | Cazzette | Rebecca & Fiona | Firebeatz | LA Riots | Afsheen | Bijou | Dante Klein | FTampa | Helena Legend | Kris Kross Amsterdam | Loud Luxury | Lucas & Steve | Merk & Kremont | Niko The Kid

Axwell ^ Ingrosso @ Story

As if entrance to one of Miami’s most storied nightclubs (pun intended) wasn’t already tough enough on a normal weekend, this Saturday night special featuring two of EDM’s biggest acts – just one day after hosting Alesso – ensures only VIPs and big spenders will get past the velvet ropes.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Story (Address: 136 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Axwell | Ingrosso

David Guetta & Friends @ LIV

We’re curious about the “& Friends” part of this billing, but Guetta as the headliner at Miami’s longstanding “it” nightlife spot means we’d have to pay five figures for a table to find out.   Not our cup of tea – is it yours?

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: LIV @ the Fontainbleau (Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL  33141)

Lineup: David Guetta | Kungs | Jonas Blue | TBD

March 26th

Carnage & Dada Life @ Hyde Beach

If you see kids in banana suits running around the hotel pool on the last day of Miami Music Week, you could be running on fumes from sleep deprivation, or else under the influence of various party substances… or you may just be at Hyde Beach, where Dada Life and their legions of faithful banana-costumed fans will be giving a royal send-off to the 2017 MMW festivities.  Carnage will also be in tow, warming up in the first set of his doubleheader performance that begins poolside here at Hyde and ends across the I-395 causeway at club E11even at around 3am.

Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach (Address: 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Lineup: Carnage | Dada Life | Timmy Trumpet

More events and more venues for Miami Music Week can be found in our app.  Now get out there to South Beach and be a part of party history!