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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.


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?

Brand New Art *


Come and celebrate Karim El Dieb’s Bday!


Nikko Gibler




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Want to thank a lot of people this year so here it goes…In NO specific order.

Andrea Fiorito (Cynosure)
Diego Moreno Gibbs (Mobilee)
Gerardo Chapa & Daniel Cantisani (Deaf Co.)
Julio Santo Domingo, Adela Loconte & Raymond Fong (Sheik n’ Beik)
Ferruko Perez-Salinas & Family (El Tinieblo + AM Club, Monterrey)
Toy Selectah (Universal Records, Mad Decent)
Phillip Jung + Damian Lazarus (Get Physical)
Marcelo Arredondo (Around Creative Production)
Luis Ramos (1/60 Studio)
Alex, Iñigo & Piggy (PFL + Delta Wave)
Gretta Villarreal (RSVP Logistics)
Gogo Odriozola (Publimail San Pedro)
Daniel Osuna (Vitamin Water)
Mauricio Montes & Nina Alanis (RedBull)
Mike Shannon & Cynosure Crew (Berlin)
Federico & Kay
Jeff & Sylvana
Luca Don Vito & Viola
Andres Javelly “El Cubano”                                                      
Marakaz (El Arabe)
El Jules (Volovan + Van 3)
Jesus Warr
Philipp Sachs
My Mandey Night Friends (Alito, Tavito, Georgie, Laly, La Negra)
My Inlaws, Vitorio & Lizia
My sister in law, Chiara
My family…. (Carlos, Gaby, Richard, Laura, Juan Carlos, Mariana, Maria Jose, Ricky, Isabel, Grandpa, Grandma, Mom & Dad)
My girlfriend, Laura. For always being there supporting me.

Last and not least… All of you, the fans. For listening, appreciating, downloading, supporting, going to the parties, sharing and spreading the word and passion for quality music. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Could never say it enough!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you very much guys. Hope to see you all very soon! Have a fantastic 2010.


The Subway Diaries Vol. 1 – Unknown Artist – FriendliMusic.com
Mayenco (Original Mix) – Edu Imbernon
Party Factor (Original Mix) – Federico Molinari
Kaloo (Original Mix) – Lemos
Keep On Getting Down (Original Mix) – Nima Gorji
Chip Chip (Original Mix) – Alex Niggeman & Superlounge
Thank You – Nikko Gibler
Eijeijei (Original Mix) – Guido Schneider
Olivia (Original Mix) – Sascha Dive
Try To Understand (Original Mix) – Dj T.
Jeff’s Got Nothing To Say (Interlude mix) – Docindo & Gibler
Gottes Pferd und Teufels Reitpfad (Original Mix) – Erdbeerschnitzel
Vocal Chords (Original Mix) – Claude VonStroke
Point of No Return (Original Mix) – Johnny D


It’s been a little over a month now since we all met up for
Halloween, and we finally managed to slip out of our

This Thursday December 10th come to a new club, Veranda, and get
your prescribed dose of fine Sheik’n Beik’n beats. We’ve got 2
rooms, 6 djs and the will to end this year in a wild frenzy of
adventurous fun.

We would also like to use this occasion to salute everyone in our
wonderful community who have supported us all year long by giving
us the energy and inspiration to rediscover our favorite music at
every possible reunion.

Thursday night’s program will have two rooms: the main stage will
be occupied by Ibiza-raised Willie Graff and Sheik ‘n’ Beik
residents FoNG + Julio tag teaming one last time for this year,
and in the side room we will have Nikko Gibler of Friendli Music,
recently back from Berlin where he collaborated with Andrea Fiorito of Mike Shannon’s
Cynosure Recordings. Joining Nikko will be San Francisco’s
Listed Bookings New York residents Hoj & Naveen G. This side room
trio of eclectic musicians will surely keep heads ringing just in
time for xmas!

As expected, the entry will be free of charge.

If we don’t see you on Thursday, we wish you a happy holiday
season and look forward to seeing you all in January, and
particularly on Saturday February 6th for the 2-year anniversary
of Sheik ‘n’ Beik for what we promise will be a night to

May the force be with you.

The Sheik ‘n’ Beik Team

Line Up:

Main Room

Willie Graff (Circus Company)
FoNG + Julio (Sheik ‘n’ Beik)

Side Room

Nikko Gibler (Friendli Music)
Hoj (Listed, Looq Records)
Naveen G (Listed, Proton)

No cover
@ Veranda, 130 7th Avenue & 10th Street (West Village)
I.D. Required 21+

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