WMC 2010 - Best Bets
Like your favorite DJ, we've created the perfect playlist of can't miss events for Winter Music Conference 2010
WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE 2010
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Forget the big superstar DJ names and indulge in 12 adrenaline-fueled hours of the best in underground techno from 30 international artists.
Details: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the White Room, 1306 N. Miami Ave., downtown Miami; $20, free with WMC badge.
PETE TONG'S POOL PARTY
British founding father of electronic music and host of BBC Radio 1's "Essential" series teams up with Steve Lawler, Kaskade, Tiefschwarz and many more.
Details: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. at the Surfcomber Hotel Pool, 1717 Collins Ave.; $45, $30 before 2 p.m.
BEATS BUILD HOPE
Stellar lineup featuring DJ sets by the Crystal Method, DJ Rap, Heather, Andy Caldwell, Jazzanova and dozens more benefits a variety of nonprofit organizations, including SOIL (Haiti).
Details: 6 p.m. - 5 a.m. at The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave.; $15 presale, $20 at the door, $40 VIP.
D:FUSE & MIKE HIRATZKA PRESENT A RETURN TO LOST ANGELES
The best in progressive and tech-house in a sexy, attitude-free environment.
Details: 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. at Tantra, 1445 Pennsylvania Ave.; $10, free with WMC badge.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Jam-packed, eclectic lineup features every style of electronica you crave, with Behrouz, Bad Boy Bill, Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, Josh Wink, Judge Jules, Misstress Barbara, Steve Porter, Victor Calderone and dozens more.
Details: 10 p.m. - noon at Karu & Y/Ice Palace, 5971 NW 14th St., downtown Miami; $35.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
WETGROOVES.COM POOL PARTY
The sexiest party of the week features a Maxim model search and bikini fashion show; oh, and DJ talent includes Starkillers, Frankie Bones, Swedish Egil, D:Fuse and longtime SoBe fave Ivano Bellini.
Details: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave.; $30.
Tenth-anniversary party of funky house label at WMC features old-schoolers Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Junior Sanchez and Todd Terry.
Details: 9 p.m.-5 a.m. at AeroBar, 247 23rd St. and Collins Avenue; $40.
F--- ME I'M FAMOUS
French superstar DJ David Guetta, who produced the Black Eyed Peas' diabolically infectious smash hit "I Gotta Feeling" (really!) performs a lengthy set of sexy, high-energy house.
Details: 10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave.; $100.
Longtime partner with fellow British progressive house pioneer John Digweed performs an exclusive, extended set, along with Timo Maas. Not to be missed.
Details: 10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Shine @ The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Ave.; $30, $15 for WMC badgeholders.
DJS ARE NOT ROCK STARS
Seeing New York electroclash king Larry Tee - who co-wrote RuPaul's hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)" and helped launch the careers of the Scissor Sisters, Fischerspooner and Peaches - in such an intimate, laid-back setting, along with Erika Jayne, Princess Superstar and Junior Sanchez, should prove to be one of the coolest events of WMC 2010.
Details: 10 p.m.-7 a.m. at Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave.; $10, free with WMC badge.
SUNDAY, MARCH 28
NERVOUS RECORDS POOL PARTY
Crazy talent includes New York legend Peter Rauhofer, Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo), DJ Theo and Miami faves Oscar G and Ralph Falcon.
Details: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at The Clevelander, 1020 Ocean Dr.; $20.
BEATPORT BEACH PARTY
More than 25 DJs, including Christian Prommer, Umek, Afrojack and Sebastian Ingrosso, provide a soundscape beside the beautiful beach.
Details: Noon - 9 p.m. at the Gansevoort Hotel, 2377 Collins Ave.; free.
French DJ/producer who gave us the singalong hit "World, Hold On" performs an extended set.
Details: 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave.; $30.
THIS IS LITTLE MOUNTAIN ROCKS
Dutch sensation Sander Kleinenberg builds house-music journeys off his creative "This Is..." CD compilation series.
Details: 10 p.m.-5 a.m. at Shine @ The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave.; $15, free for Florida residents.
MURK - MADE IN MIAMI
Can you come up with better way to close out the conference than with banging sets by Miami's best DJ tandem - Oscar G and Ralph Falcon - at downtown Miami's best club?
Details: 11 p.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Space, 34 NE 11th St., downtown Miami; $20 before midnight, $30 before 2 a.m., who knows after that?
- Go Drink This: Scotch and the Coconut
- Go Drink This: Ginger Berry Smash
- Could this be the Best Happy Hour in Miami: EDGE Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons Miami
- Chocolate orgies, apres happy hours, Sunday suppers and late night brunches
- Go Drink This: Espumita Cocktail
- Go Drink This: Ortanique Bacardi Mojito
- Could this be the Best Happy Hour in Miami: Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach
- Go Drink This: Bombay Sapphire Negroni
- Bodega, Brandt's Break, Baboons and Audrina Patridge bring on the scene
- Could this be the Best Happy Hour in Miami: Tamarina in Brickell