Wednesday, March 22 – Flying in from Toronto, we touched down in Miami and our Miami Music Week started at the DJ Mag Poolside Sessions party at the renowned hotel The Raleigh. The outdoor pool party started to fill up quickly with guests in anticipation for the headliners Dannic, Marshmello, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. A lot of the guests were relaxing by the poolside while the rest of the crowd was under a tented roof where the DJ’s were spinning their tracks. As the afternoon commenced guests began getting their groove on as the party started to liven up.
When evening fell and headliner Marshmello came on the stage, everyone began chanting and cheering for the well-known all white dressed DJ. His big-room beats had the crowd jumping and begging for more bangers. Marshmello then introduced the DJ’s of the night, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, they closed the poolside sessions with their electro house beats mixed with a little progressive, future, and tech house all in one!
Thursday, March 23 – The party continues! We started our day off at the National Hotel in South Beach, Miami at the All Gone Pete Tong poolside party. This party was banging from the early afternoon until the evening. All guests took advantage of the record long pool in South Beach. When night fell the party host himself Mr. Pete Tong brought to the stage his electronica rhythms and beats to an overloaded crowd who were beyond excited to see him play live.
Up next, we had the opportunity to visit The Spinnin’ Hotel for Spinnin’ Sessions pool parties. The first party of the week was hosted by the Sandstorm King himself, Sander Van Doorn. The Doorn Records pool party had headlining guests Sander Van Doorn himself, Benny Benassi, Dannic, Firebeatz, and Robbie Rivera. This party was one for the books, filled with lots of hype, energy, and excited fans, this party never seemed to turn down. Robbie Rivera took the stage in the early afternoon and brought his electro beats to the crowd where guests were jamming out by the pool as well as in the crowd.
A lot of Spinnin’ merch was being sold so fans were repping their fav record label all evening while listening and seeing their number one DJ’s live. Benny Benassi was up next and truly brought the electronic and progressive house beats to life. The red visuals and ambiance he created was entrancing, he truly had the crowd under his spell. He closed his set with his notorious single “Satisfaction” and the crowd went wild. Jumping, dancing, and getting a hold of flashbacks of dancing to that hit single for the first time in their local nightclub or dance floor.
The man of the hour finally made his appearance and blessed the crowd with his electro house and tech-trance rhythms. It began to rain mid-way through his set, but that didn’t stop the crowd from giving their all on the patio paved dance floor.
Friday, March 24 – We’re now into mid-week of the Miami Music Week festivities. We started our day at The National hotel for the Vatos Locos pool party hosted by Hector. Headlining DJ’s included, Hector, Stacey Pullen, Dennis Ferrer, Cassy, and more. The decorations and the theme that was at this pool party had a very latin feel to it. Roses hung in the air, skulls, as well as 3D crafted stars and crosses to complete the aesthetic. The crowd was loving the electronic rhythms and dance music while enjoying a nice cold drink by the poolside.
Back at the Spinnin’ Hotel we were ready to enter into tropical house paradise at the Heartfeldt poolside party with headliners Sam Feldt, Shaun Frank, and, SNBRN. The energy that was in the air at this heartfeldt party was contagious, having all guests smiling from ear to ear, jumping in the pool, and dancing on cabana beds. To our surprise the man of the hour Sam Feldt came on the stage earlier than expected and dropped a two-hour long tropical house set with a mix of deep house that left the crowd wanting more. Feldt really knows how to host a party and keep his guests entertained, when he pulled out two live saxophone players that captivated the crowd with their talent. But he didn’t stop there, aside from the live instruments and musicians, there was a random costumed-bear that came out and began crowd-surfing during his set! Needless to say, Sam Feldt’s set was nothing short of fun, upbeat, and entertaining.
The next artist to follow up Feldt’s set was future house DJ SNBRN. Although it began raining in the evening, once again it did not stop guests from partying it up in the city of Miami. The closing artist of the night was Toronto’s very own, Shaun Frank.
Saturday, March 25 – The last day of Miami Music Week festivities for Nas… A sad day, but a fun one to say the least, (smiling through the tears.) Back at it again at The National Hotel for Contact’s pool party, sponsored by Spin Artist Agency. With DJ’s such as, AfSheen, Bijou, Cazzette, Firebeatz, Julian Jordan, LA Riots, and many more. Toronto’s very own Loud Luxury opened for the party with their dance and electronic beats. The artist lineup continued and left the guests partying it up and expressing how much they loved the city of Miami.
As much fun as we had in the 305, it was our time to return home to the 6ix. Thank you Miami and we will make our return soon again!
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