Wednesday - March 25
Welcome to Miami at Nikki Beach 11 AM – 5 AM
Although the conference officially starts on Tuesday, there's no better place to start your WMC adventure than Nikki Beach. You'll get a healthy dose of tanned bodies—male and female—grooving outside to the commercial sounds of DJs like Oscar G, Tom Novy and Chris Lake, but we recommend staying under cover in the Flying Circus arena where Nic Fanciulli headlines along with Audiofly, Tiefschwarz and a whole host of others. A nice way to ease into the week.
Everything In Between at The Electric Pickle 12 AM - 10 AM
Matt Tolfrey and his Leftroom imprint has a few friends along for the ride this year at their annual WMC party: Brooklyn's Wolf + Lamb crew and LA's Droog boys will be playing at an event they're calling Everything in Between. The DJs have promised a slate of disco and house gems perfect for the afterhours on this first official night of the WMC. Expect this to be a chilled—and refreshingly cheap—night out.
Thursday - March 26
Resolute Goes to Miami at The White Room 12 PM - 10 AM
Things kick into high gear after Everything In Between when Resolute & RA team up for this 22-hour monster. There'll be three rooms for the taking and more than 20 DJs stepping up to the decks. Among the big names, there'll be Jeremy P. Caulfield in his WMC exclusive performance, 8Bit man Nick Curly, Guy Gerber, Guido Schneider, Circo Loco's Andrew Grant, Mobilee boss Anja Schneider and…well…a whole lot more. This one looks to have epic written all over it.
Luciano and Loco Dice at Shelborne 12 PM - 10 PM
You could conceivably undertake a dirty dozen simply at the Shelborne, but since we're trying to spread the love around, we'll just mention this gem of a pool party. Luciano, Loco Dice and Dennis Ferrer as an opener. It almost sounds too good to be true. But for only 30 bucks, you can hear the latest Cadenza, Desolat and Objektivity tracks from the label bosses themselves. And work on your tan while you're at it.
Sasha & Digweed at Mansion 10 PM - 5 AM
With all these new jacks plying their wares at this year's WMC, we thought we'd be remiss if we didn't spend at least one night reliving the good old days with one of our favourite DJing duos. Sasha & Digweed have made a habit out of playing some special shows in Miami each year and we expect their set at Mansion to be no different. Bedrocker Guy J opens.
Friday - March 27
The Freaky Tikki Beach Charter 5:30 AM – 11:30 AM
After a lovely time reliving past prog glories, your best bet to continue the party is to drag your tired bones to The Freaky Tikki for a sunrise set by Steve Bug and Anja Schneider. Hosted by the good people at listed, be sure to take full advantage of the open bar as you groove away to the latest sounds from Poker Flat and Mobilee as well as a set from listed resident Dory.
Dirtybird & Mothership Miami at The Double Grand Waterclub 12 PM - 12 AM
Still ready for battle? Good. Because Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird & Mothership extravaganza will most certainly test your raving mettle. Pretty much any artist that has ever released anything on the two imprints will be there. Justin Martin, Italoboyz, Guido Schneider, Jesse Rose, Christian Martin, Catz n' Dogz all playing new tracks and edits on a custom Void audio system? We're expecting this to get a tad messy.
Secretsundaze at Ecco 10 PM - 6 AM
Later on in the evening, RA and Blk|Market Membership present Secretsundaze, who will be making their Miami debut in typical fashion: At an upscale pizza joint that's never hosted a WMC event before. We wouldn't expect anything less from the boys and their line-up will undoubtedly lure even the most skeptical of punters out: Dixon, Charles Webster and Keith Worthy are all set to offer support along with Fahad of New York's Blk|Market Membership crew in what should be one of the deepest parties in Miami.
The Return of Losing It at Grass Lounge 11 PM - 5 AM
There are only a few things that could possibly drag us away from a party we're involved with, and a WMC exclusive set by Audion is one of them. He'll be playing as part of Spectral Sound's sole Miami event which is set to feature Kate Simko, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Clark Warner and Konrad Black at Grass Lounge—a hip avant-garde venue that's apparently a marvel of contemporary design.
One Night Only... at Karu & Y 10 PM - 12 PM
After Audion, we recommend making your way on over to the annual Made Event & AM Only epic for a collection of collaborative DJ sets that you'll likely never see elsewhere. Adam Beyer & Paco Osuna, Adultnapper & Mr. C, Josh Wink & Steve Bug, Loco Dice & Marco Carola and Konrad Black & Seth Troxler among others will be behind the decks at the Buddha Gardens, with plenty of surprises in the other two rooms as well.
Saturday - March 28
Decked Out at The Double Grand Waterclub 11 AM – 11 PM
It's noon. Karu & Y is over and you're wondering what's next. Bed? Hardly. Find your way back to The Double Grand Waterclub for My My, Bill Patrick, Nikola Baytala, Jan Krueger, Daze Maxim, Tanner Ross and many more at the Airdrop & Musical Missionary party. With two outdoor areas for you to catch some much needed bay breeze, this'll be a perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries for the WMC stretch run.
Sunday School for Degenerates at The Ice Palace 10 PM - 10 PM
Quite simply a WMC institution. Take the hottest underground acts, put them in a venue for 24 hours, bring in a great soundsystem and host the event on the last day of the conference. Messy doesn't even begin to describe it. This year things move over to The Ice Palace and while we haven't seen it firsthand, we hear that it's a warehouse of epic proportions. We'd expect nothing less from Made Event, to be honest.
Sunday - March 29
Mobilee Showcase at Studio K 11 PM - 10 AM
After Sunday School and Circo Loco, things will be winding down a bit. But you still have work to do: Get yourself over to Mobilee's showcase at Studio K to see some exclusive sets from the imprint's stable of DJs. Miss Jools, GummiHz, Ralf Kollman, Dan Curtin and Anja Schneider will all get behind the decks for what will hopefully be a collection of light sets perfect for coming down after the madness of the previous few days.
Already made up your mind how you're spending the WMC?
If not, we highly recommend checking out RA's Miami WMC Guide for full listings and lineups.