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UMF vs. WMC 2011

After all of the confusion that has risen concerning the WMC and Ultra Music Festival breakup of 2011, most “party travelers” have the same question on their mind, “When should I head out to Miami for the best parties this year?” I have an easy and objective answer for all of you.

If you are a jet-set party animal who never misses a party and flies out to all of the best festivals during the year (Electric Zoo, Burning Man, BPM, Sonar, Movement etc…), your best bet is to head out to MIA during the last 10 days of March. I have found that most respectable labels and promoters will be hosting their parties on the same dates that they have been doing it on for the last couple of years. Although Resident Advisor has only disclosed 2 or 3 of these events, several other lists of parties have leaked all over the web.

I also found out that the events that are happening during WMC are based towards a much more mainstream crowd (what a shocker!! haha). Where’as the parties during Ultra week are more focussed towards the underground clubber and the people running the industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, many mainstream acts will be present at Ultra Music Festival as well (Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Tiesto, etccc), but if what you are after are the small, exclusive, (funner, in my opinion) label parties like Get Lost, Minus, Culprit, Hot Natured, Sheik ‘n’ Beik or Visionquest to name a few, you will be able to find those between the 22nd and the 30th of March.

If you are a dj/producer/label manager looking to meet & greet, network and/or learn more about electronica culture. Your best bet is during WMC. This is because WMC is known for having panels, workshops and networking events with the specific purpose of illustrating or teaching new, upcoming and thriving artists the way the industry and the equipment works.

Here is a comprehensive list of the parties I have found listed online. They may not be official but will definitely give you an idea of what’s going on and when.

ULTRA Week

March 22 – Nic Fanciulli SAVED Miami: Nic Fanciulli+Matthias Tanzmann+Stacey Pullen+Gary Beck+Jordan Peak. More Guests & Info to follow.
March 22 – Laidback Luk – Super You and Me – LIV
March 22 – Air London at Electric Pickle
March 23 – Virum @ Grand Central
March 23 – Sydney Blue’s party
March 23 – DJ Mag/Recession Sessions 3 at Shelbourne pool
March 23 – Roger Sanchez – Release Yourself at Mansion
March 23 – Hard Miami @ Grand Central
March 24 – 27 – Basic NYC at Beach Plaza hotel
March 24 -Juicy Beach
March 24 – Luciano, Carl Craig and Reboot at Shelborne pool
March 24 – Above and Beyond/Anujabeats at Ice Palace
March 24 – Hernan Cattaneo @ TBA
March 24 – Basic NYC @ Beach Plaza
March 25 – Visionquest – Electric Pickle
March 25 – Steve Lawler – Lights Out @ arcadia
March 25 – Future Sound of Breaks – Mekka
March 25 – Hernan Cattaneo @ TBA
March 26 – Steve Lawler – Viva @ karu & y
March 26 – John Digweed @ Vagabond
March 26 – Erick Morillo at LIV
March 26 – Get Lost at electric pickle
March 26 – Swedish House Mafia – Masquarade Motel – location TBA
March 26 – Hernan Cattaneo @ TBA
March 24 – Basic NYC @ Beach Plaza
March 25-27 Ultra Music Festival
March 25-27 – Sunday School for Degenerates
March 27 – Hot Natured at Electric Pickle
March XX – Dirty South has confirmed being in Miami during Ultra week…
March XX – Listed party
March XX – Steve Angello’s Size Matters party
March XX – Ovum/Josh Wink’s party
March XX – Ritchie Hawtin’s Mnus party
March XX – Pete Tong’s pool party
March XX – Max Vangelli @ TBA
March XX – THREE @ TBA
Pacha NYC parties http://pachanyc.com/miami2011/
opium group parties

WMC Week

Space Events per LP’s press release
TBA Basic NYC parties
3/9 Get large WMC 2011
3/10 Derrick carter @ shine
3/11 Marco V @ cameo
3/11 Markus Sultz @ space
3/11 Danny Tenaglia Score
3/12 Victor Calderone, chus & ceballos @ space
3/13 Danny tenaglia pool party
3/12 Boris @ SurfComber Pool
3/12 dy & Soul 15th Anniversary featuring Francois K, Danny Krivit, and Joe Clausell @ The Shelborne Pool
3/13 Danny Tenaglia @ SurfComber Pool
March XX – THREE @ TBA

When are you heading out there?