Packing for Miami

Miami Music Week, we’re coming for you soon! 


Miami Music Week 2015 Preview: Friday, March 27

Alvin and I watched a video of last year’s Pete Tong pool party, and it was a little, um, white girl bikini babe for me, so the day after will be perfect for something a LOT more soulful and laid-back:

Marques Wyatt (see below) absolutely KILLED IT last year at Movement, and this is a fantastic soulful lineup to change things up a little.

Marques Wyatt KILLING IT at Movement 2014

Miami Music Week 2015 Preview: Thursday, March 26

Thursday is jam-packed with parties. We’ll start with the Pete Tong pool party at the Surfcomber.

This is the lineup thus far, though I suspect Pete has some more aces up his sleeve.

[Note: Below is edited from the original post, because I accidentally posted a Friday party on Thursday.]

Thursday evening, with any luck after a disco nap and maybe a bite from La Sandwicherie, we will head to the Snatch Records party (we can’t say this without giggling every time) at Hush.   

This was one of the earliest parties we got tickets to. The lineup is great all around, but neither Alvin nor I had ever seen Italy’s Riva Starr. (There’s more here, as usual, on Resident Advisor.) My favorite track is the one below; you may have heard it around (and if you haven’t, you SURELY will at WMC or somewhere this summer, as it’s what they call a BANGER, my friends).

Mix of the Week: Alvin Shavers

Yes, I’m biased, but I’m really proud of Alvin’s latest mix. It was a practice mix for the Release party in Charlotte last weekend, but it turned out to be good enough to share. In keeping with the party, it definitely sticks to more soulful and deep house (none of the weirder stuff he loves), but it’s a real gem in its genres. Enjoy!