Miami’s electronic music fans aren’t the only ones feeling the pain a little extra hard heading into what would have been the epic culmination of Miami Music Week 2020 this weekend.
The dozens of DJs and artists who were slated to perform throughout the week and who now, like the rest of us, face an indefinite period of self-quarantine, also have to come to grips with the loss of a revered and much-anticipated industry tradition on our sunny Miami shores.
Of course, some of them are refusing to let go altogether, turning instead to the internet to rally the dance community and let the music play—over live stream, obv. So, let’s release our dreams of dancing poolside at a South Beach hotel as the ocean breeze ruffles our hair and pivot to more realistic and still quite lovely visions: we’re blasting our BlueTooth speakers and sipping homemade margs in our backyard, toasting our neighbors from our balcony or shaking our bare tushies from the comfort of our living room.
Whatever your vibe, these Miami Music Week DJs and performers are here to deliver the beats with live broadcasted sets scheduled through the weekend.
The mecca for excellent bookings and year-round after-hours insanity, Club Space launched its first Miami Music Week live stream on March 17, just in time for happy hour. The gigs, which appear to be taking place from the legendary terrace itself, are somewhat impromptu and so far feature beloved Space residents like DJ Thunderpony and Andres Line, who played an all-vinyl back-to-back set. Additional slots on the schedule currently include Friday, March 20 at 2pm and Saturday, March 21 at 4:20pm for a regularly scheduled yoga class (can you think of any better way to de-stress?). Follow Space on Facebook for live streams and updates
Purveyors of groovy, futuristic sounds, Repopulate Mars was set to bring its deep and funky party vibe to the Kimpton EPIC rooftop pool this afternoon as part of the hotel’s solid MMW lineup. Instead, the Los Angeles-based DJ Lee Foss has rounded up his crew for a Repopulate Mars Lockdown Livestream by his own pool, which will stream from 9am to 8pm Pacific (that’s noon to 11pm for us). This is the same time we would have been partying poolside in the sky here in Miami, but we'll take it! Follow Repopulate Mars on Facebook for live streams
Longtime Miami snowbirds and a favorite resident at the mythic underground club Electric Pickle (reborn late last year as ATV Records in Downtown), New York-based Soul Clap kicked off its Miami Music Week Quarantine Edition on March 17 with a live-streamed version of its Prisma Artists showcase, which would have went down at Floyd but instead took place from their home. Today, the party continues with a DJ Mag Pool Party set at 2pm followed by a House of eFunk Party set starting at 10pm. The eclectic duo keeps things going Saturday with a live-streamed Life Aquatic Boat Party set at 7pm and finishes everything off on Sunday with a Lazy BBQ set (anyone else looking forward to pretending they’re dancing dockside at the Standard Spa?). Follow Soul Clap on Facebook for live streams and updates
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