Feeling overwhelmed by Miami Music Week? Here are the parties not to miss

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Making the right decision of where to go during Miami Music Week can be more than overwhelming given the endless amount of events in the area. Considering the vast pool of parties, showcases, cruises, and all-day events, it’s crucial to make ensure the most effective use of time throughout the week. As such, Dancing Astronaut has taken to compiling a complete party guide, to help navigate only the hottest events taking place on the picturesque Miami shores. 

Tuesday, 20 March

Mau5trap Showcase  /  Treehouse

Mau5trap returns to the Treehouse once again with a vehement array of artistry.  Between BlackGummy b2b No Mana, ATTLAS b2b Eekkoo, the fervent Heyz b2b Electrocado, the astonishing Rinzen, Notaker, and Rhett, Mau5trap’s showcase promises an electric array of this year’s rising talent. It’s the perfect show to kick off the week with, and considering Mau5trap’s track record, certainly not one to be missed.

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Nora En Pure Presents Purified  /  Delano Hotel

“Bringing her sought-after sound to South Beach for her debut Purified MMW event, Nora En Pure, part of the Helvetic Nerds, is set to open Miami Music Week on Tuesday 20th March at the Delano Beach Club. Inviting some of the world’s most mezmerising DJs, Autograf, Croatia Squad, Doorly, Huxley, Mat.Joe, Siege, and Sons Of Maria will all be performing at this sunset session alongside dance music’s leading lady.” -Press Release

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Paco Osuna presents Mindshake Showcase 2018 /  TRADE

“Tuesday night of Miami music week TRADE will have a techno feast featuring master class DJs to have our dance floor rocking, get ready as Paco Osuna comes into the intimacy of this dark room to showcase his record label Mindshake in all its might!” –
Miami Rebels + Paco Osuna

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Wednesday, 21 March


LINK Miami Rebels Presents Nastia, Ellen Allien, & Peggy Gou /  TRADE

Three talented ladies — Nastia, Ellen Allien, and Peggy Gou — are gathering at TRADE early on in the week to show off their fiery finesse behind the decks. Each vastly ascending beyond the global underground circuit, Link Miami Rebels’ show will surely prove why these ladies have been so widely talked about quite a bit over the last year.

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HYTE Miami 2018  /  Space

“HYTE returns to Miami for MMW to take over two rooms at the infamous Club Space. On Wednesday, March 21st, HYTE will bring their special atmosphere and carefully curated line-up to the multi-faceted Club Space venue in Miami for a sure to be immersive party across two different rooms. The 25,000 sq foot venue offers everything that clubbers have come to expect from the HYTE brand. The venue for all this is a new one for HYTE but one that has a celebrated reputation for throwing essential parties. It is always a focal point during MMW and hosts only the most influential brands, labels and DJs, so HYTE are proud to call the place home. It boasts two different rooms which each offer slightly different ambiances and also has a vast rooftop terrace which makes for very special moments as the sun rises and falls on the horizon. Making it the perfect location to capture those first rays of sunshine after a hard nights dancing. There will be nowhere better to get an authentic taste of the Miami experience than with Space and HYTE as your capable hosts. ” –HYTE

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Heldeep Vs. Monstercat  /  Soho Studios

Heldeep Vs. Monstercat is coming your way in the heat of the Floridian sun at the world-renowned venue, Soho Studios! The bell will ring in the evening with a massive stage unlike anything you’ve seen before. We’ve done our training, said our prayers, and taken our vitamins; now it’s time to see who wins the belt. No matter what happens, it’s all of you amazing fans who will come out on top March 21st!” –Monstercat

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Thursday, 22 March


Robin Schulz & Friends Pool Party  / Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

The third edition of Spinnin’ Records Spinnin’ Hotel brings five pool parties to this year’s Miami Music Week. A return to the Nautilus, A Sixty Hotel, located on the wonderful South Beach in the famous Art Deco district of Miami, 2018 promises a most fervent poolside affair. Robin Schulz and friends is one of our favorite picks, playing alongside his pals Autograf, Goldroom, Shaun Frank, and more.

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Deadbeats Goes Off The Deepend   / Soho Studios

When Deadbeats announces it’s taking Miami off the deep end, they mean it. A conglomerate of fervent b2b sets are set to take place, including Zed’s Dead b2b Jauz, 12th planet b2b Ghastly, and Eprom b2b Zeke Beats. The promised intensity of this one is truly unmissable.

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Mixmash Miami Rockin’ With The Best  / Delano Beach Club

Currently in its ninth consecutive year, Mixmash has announced a lineup nothing short of iconic for its uniquely rambunctious Delano South Beach party. Truly a testament its given name, Rockin’ With The Best boasts A-Trak, Blasterjaxx, Deorro, Jonas Blue, Mike Cervello, Moksi, Laidback Luke, Timmy Trumpet, Unity, Zonderling, as well as special unannounced guests who’ll perform b2b.

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NGHTMRE & SLANDER present Gud Vibrations Boat Party / Sea Isle Marina

NGHTMRE & SLANDER‘s Gud Vibrations event moniker has been known to make waves. Setting sail over Miami’s crystalline waters aboard the palatial Musette yacht, party-goers can expect expansive production and wild antics throughout the ship. The event will feature such special guests as EKALIKRANEDOMBRESKY, Rickyxsan, Wavedash, and many more.

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Friday, 23 March


Corona Electric Beach Road To “EDC LV”   /  Shore Club

With the tagline of where the “Beats meet the beach,” the Corona Electric Beach is an unmissable event, no matter where it lay host. Featuring world-renowned DJs and traveling across the US and partnering with festival pioneers, Corona Electric Beach promises an exuberant event each and every time. The Miami Music Week installment brings Chris Lake, Mija, Will Clarke, Walker & Royce, Sharps, Dillon Nathaniel, Doc Brown, and more to the luxurious playground known as the Shore Club.

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Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Jackmaster and Jasper James / Basement Miami

The four legendary DJs are set to take over The Basement Miami on Friday from 11pm to 5am. Produced in part by the Gia Sai Agency, the event will play host to some of the most inventive sounds in techno, breaks, jungle, house and disco the week has to offer. It’s unclear as to whether back-to-back sets will take place, but one can only hope to expect them.

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Dirtybird Players / Space Terrace

Claude VonStroke leads his Dirtybird crew on Miami’s storied Space Nightclub terrace and in the club’s techno loft for an evening of moving, grooving and shaking. Dirtybird Players such as Billy Kenny, Ardalan, Walker & Royce and Will Clarke will be setting the tone for the evening, and a few special guests have yet to be announced.

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Saturday, 24 March


Adam Beyer x Cirez D /  Soho Studios

In what promises to be the week’s most mesmerizing event, Adam Beyer and Cirez D are joining forces for one night in Miami’s Soho Studios. The Drumcode founder and Eric Prydz alias will perform in back-to-back fashion in the 32,000+ square foot venue. Known for their stellar productions, LinkMiamiRebels’ coalescence of two iconic forces makes for a truly unmissable evening in South Beach.

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Diskolab Presents No Sugar Added /  1 Hotel South Beach

2018 brings No Sugar Added’s biggest lineup of all time, boasting the likes of Hexagon head Don Diablo, the dynamic duo Dada LifeLost FrequenciesSam Feldt, Autograf, and more. As the Diskolab event moves to a single stage amid the luxury setting of the 1 Hotel this year, NSA promises to be one of dance fans’ favorite all-day affairs this MMW.

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 Confession Miami / Treehouse

Tchami’s descent into Miami is certain to leave dance floors drenched in sweat as the French house pioneer and Confession label founder is being joined in good company. Cazztek, Dombresky, Brohug, Dillon Nathaniel and a few special guests will play host to one of the week’s most anticipated events.

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Chuckie Exclusive Hip Hop Set – Benefitting Fuck Cancer  /  Rockwell Miami

Known for his dirty dutch style, sensational trap original “Warrior,” and perhaps most importantly, for his selfless candor,  Amsterdam producer Chuckie returns to Miami Music Week with his annual Fuck Cancer set. This year’s installment promises exclusive hip hop and special guests with all proceeds at the door going to the Fuck Cancer charity. Chuckie’s bringing the party to Miami for a good cause, what’s not to like?

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Elrow Miami / El Miami: Nomads, Nuevo Mundo

“Together we make magic happen.” That is the ethos by which Spanish production company Elrow run their events. Elrow has gradually began to enter the US festival sphere, but their events in the US are few and far between, making their hosted event in Miami that much more special. With a lineup still to be announced, the event holds an air of mystery, but those attending Miami Music Week can expect expect expansive production and vibrant costumes, at the very least.

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Sunday, 25 March


Anjunabeach Miami / 1 Hotel South Beach
Anjunabeats will play host to Miami’s premier trance event at the 1 Hotel Beach in South Beach. With such artists as Alpha 9, Genix, Jason Ross, Jaytech and many more, the exposé into trance is certain to be one of the week’s best beachside events.

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Repopulate Mars – Miami 2018  / Gramps Bar

On Sunday, March 25th, Lee Foss will open a wormhole in time and space to Repopulate Mars from Gramps Miami in Wynwood from 2pm-2am…Alien jams from the future at a beach party on Mars will have punk funk kids shedding clothes, aliens shedding skin and cyborgs getting down.” –Repopulate Mars

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Carl Cox Presents: His Disco, Funk & Soul Event  / Basement Miami

The storied Carl Cox closes out Bincomparablemparalble six-day MMW lineup in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s installment. Presenting his disco, funk, AND soul, Cox will be in top form, and those who miss it will surely be sorry they did.

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Featured Photo Credit: Darryl Adelaar



New Nero project The Night release anticipated debut track

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After posting a series of cryptic messages on Nero‘s social media accounts, members Alana Watson and Dan Stephens announced they were working on a side project from their hit trio. The two announced they would be producing under alias The Night, and today fans get a first listen at what is to come for Watson and Stephens’ new alias in “Different Story.”

They have released their debut single as The Night on Monstercat, and the track boasts a vibrant sense of groovy funk and pop. They have also announced that fans can expect an EP to follow under the same name as the single, Different Story. If the EP is anything like its title track, this will certainly be a different direction for the producers, but a direction that showcases their wide-ranging production abilities and creativity.

Dancing Astronaut’s Label hot picks: Bitbird, Lowly Palace and Nik Cooper

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San Holo

The new age of media consumption has meant great overlap within the musical and video streaming realms. One of the most tangible examples of this crossover is the advent of both artists and music labels cultivating widespread recognition and acclaim through YouTube‘s platforming.

Dancing Astronaut has compiled a shortlist of forward-thinking labels who’ve done just that. Their owners have greatly expanded their empires with excellent music curation, and have now joined the ranks of the video streaming giant’s new power players.


The label was founded by San Holo and Thorwald van den Akker. Since its emergence, Bitbird has fostered the careers of a diverse roster of artists such as DROELOE, Autolaser, and BeauDamian, to name only a few, giving rising producers space to emerge in the global electronic music sphere. Recent releases on the label include the two Gouldian Finch compilations, San Holo’s concept EP The Trip and Marcioz‘s How To Make Love $tay EP. Bitbird also umbrellas a clothing line that continues to expand.


Lowly Palace:

Founded by Trap Nation founder Andre Benz, Lowly was formed in August 2016 as an avenue aimed towards bolstering unknown talents across a variety of genres. The label has since expanded into three sub-sects including Lowly Palace, Lowly House, and Lowly Music. Lowly Palace showcases a wide variety of underground names in future bass, trap and dance. The label has racked up more than 50 million streams via SoundCloud and continues to exert their influence within the electronic music sphere.

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Nik Cooper:

With virtually no prior experience, Nik Cooper launched his Youtube channel in 2010 and, propelled by his drive and consistency on the platform, went on to brand and develop his channel into one of the biggest and respected promotional channels on YouTube in 2013. Cooper’s vision for his channel quickly began to pay off, receiving accolades from top channels such as PewDiePie, Monstercat and more. Since then, Cooper established himself as a major player in the YouTube music scene and developed relationships with over 100 labels and artists such as Big Beat, Atlantic, Axtone, Flashover, Dim Mak, Anjunabeats and CR2.

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MYRNE – Another Night ft Nevve

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MYRNE another night

Singaporean producer MYRNE has unveiled his newest track,”Another Night,” a boisterous collaboration with vocalist NEVVE. Gaining traction throughout 2017 with releases under the Monstercat stamp, MYRNE solidified himself with two original solos and a mellow future bass collaboration with Popseka. Moving into the year with palpable momentum, MYRNE’s “Another Night” serves as both a balancing act and a deeper dive into a non linear production approach.

Arriving only a week before his set at Miami Music Week for Heldeep vs. Monstercat, the track amalgamates thick future bass consistencies with an atmospheric overlay. MYRNE’s classically trained background certainly provides the basis for his singular production aesthetics, and his newest single is another indication that he’s refining his sound to a T.

Nero’s Alana and Dan confirm new alias, upcoming EP

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Many know Nero as the darkly dressed drum & bass devotees, who, for more than a decade, have enraptured the electronic scene with their high-powered, ’80s-channeling anthems, like “Two Minds” and “The Thrill.” But now, under the moniker The Night, the trio’s two married members, Alana Watson and Dan Stephens have set out to “tell a different story,” as they indicated in a recent, mysterious tweet.

However, the pair have now confirmed they have a full-length EP, Different Story, set for release in either spring or summer of 2018, via Monstercat‘s Instinct imprint. The new project will create a space for the traditionally shadowy characters to explore smoother dance and synth-pop sounds that would be ill-suited under the nefarious Nero name.

Stephens recently told Billboard that the side project — two years in the making— salvaged his creative energy. Over time, he grew weary of the notoriously dark color palettes ensconcing Nero’s larger-than-life productions. Although now, Stephens says he “feels fresh” divulging back into Nero.

The first of a long list of releases to come, “Different Story,” which Stephens has used to close out a number of Nero DJ sets as of late, can be pre-saved here.

H/T: Billboard

Dirty Audio – Racks

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Highly decorated trap producer Dirty Audio has returned to Monstercat with his first original release of 2018, “Racks.” The filthy trap track trails the California native’s prolific 2017 release record, which includes his drum & bass-tinged drumstep collaboration, “Stay” with the equally fervent drum & bass duo, Delta Heavy — also via Monstercat.

“Racks” is an electrifying jolt of Dirty Audio’s characteristic trap accents. The track is riddled with sweeping melodic breaks and jagged, oscillating bass.

While Dirty Audio has been producing electronic music since 2011, it wasn’t until 2016 when his Mad Decent collaboration with Rickyxsan, “Gettin’ That,” propelled him into major league EDM prominence. Since then, he has been a seasoned staple in both Panda Funk and Monstercat’s release rosters.

Matroda – Boom Bap

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Fresh off his debut track on Monstercat, “Shut it Down,” Matroda is back with another release on the famed label: “Boom Bap.”

The song wastes no time diving into a pulsing synth progression, combined with vocal cuts serving as the backdrop. “Boom Bap” then falls into a commanding bass drop practically manufactured for club sets.

“Boom Bap” is the perfect song to ramp up for the weekend. Given that Matroda has started his 2018 with two releases on Monstercat, listeners can certainly expect to see more high-octane releases from the up-and-coming producer in the months to come.

Conro – Take Me There

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Conro Take Me There

Out now on Monstercat, Conro has released a music video for his latest single “Take Me There.” With an airy vocal sample and infectious melody the track serves as a stripped down, structurally traditional house track — an apt one at that.

SLANDER – Happy Now

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Producers Scott Land and Derek Anderson of SLANDER have added to a steady stream of 2018 releases with their newest Monstercat release, “Happy Now.” The track follows the bass-exalting boys’ collaborative Insomniac song with SAYMYNAME, “I Can’t Escape,” which combines blissful piano melodies with jarring basslines. It seems SLANDER’s release convoy won’t be slowing up any time soon, as they recently took to Twitter to announce they have a collab with red-hot OWSLA producer, Ekali in the oven.

“Happy Now” is a product of the duo’s meticulously crafted experimentation; a softer side of their often hard-driving repertoire shines through. Inspired by a poignant breakup, the song laments of love lost, while accompanied by colorful synth melodies and atmospheric bass.

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Monstercat rolls out first compilation since its rebrand, ‘Uncaged Vol 4’

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Good things come to those who wait, however impatiently.

Canadian electronic music label Monstercat christens “new music Friday” with Uncaged Vol 4, the first compilation to be released on the imprint since Monstercat’s division into two distinct brands — Uncaged and Instinct — in early January.

Uncaged Vol 4 is a hearty, heterogeneous sampling that showcases the diverse releases recently put forth by various Monstercat labelmates, including Slander, Pegboard Nerds, MYRNE, and more. The compilation charts a near two hours of play time, working in two previews of forthcoming but currently unreleased tracks at the mix’s midway and end points. The range and caliber of Uncaged Vol 4 resoundingly echoes Dancing Astronaut’s selection of Monstercat as our 2017 Label of the Year.