May 10, 2024 | 0 COMMENTS

Miami Music Week (MMW), the hottest EDM-spring-break-fantasy-come-alive returned this year with its exclusive magnitude of magic from Downtown Miami to Miami Beach on March 19-24.

With 180 events taking place anywhere from 8-12 hours each day, some of those events include the well-known Ultra Music Festival, The Electronic Dance Music Awards, and Afterlife at the Miami Marine Stadium. Turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and pool parties claim the territory of Downtown Miami and Collins Avenue on Miami Beach all week, making MMW a sophisticated experience all ravers should experience. 

Planning your event and performance schedule every MMW is incredibly unique to you as you can plan events around the clock for 24-hours according to your favorite artists, organizers, and venues! Visiting some of the most renowned venues in the EDM scene such as Factory Town and Club Space is a bucket-list experience, especially if you’re dying to expose yourself outside of your local scene!  

In general, some B2B sets may reappear on different festival lineups here and there in order to reach the ears and hearts of more ravers. However, Miami Music Week truly curates B2B sets or even B2B2BB2B you can only experience for one and one night only making it a once-in-a -lifetime experience every year.

This week also encourages so many artists to share new music in the form of unreleased tracks, the debut of their record label’s events, or music from their side projects. 

The EDMAs: The Grammy’s of Electronic Dance Music

New ravers: have you ever heard of The Electronic Dance Music Awards (EDMAs)? In short, the EDMAs it’s an exclusive, upscale, and free red carpet event happening during Miami Music Week, look no further! Located at the Eden Roc Hotel, The EDMAs organizes surprise performers and a secret lineup announced just before the event begins.

EDM-enthusiasts can vote for their favrite artists, record labels, and request their favorite artists to appear as the guest performers. Thursday’s pre-party featured Luci, Dev, HAYLA, Sam Blacky and more! Friday's party (and afterparty) showcased deadmau5, Electric Polar Bears B2B Kastra, Tim Clark, and Kaskade! Eden Roc Hotel as a venue creates a close atmosphere for fans to meet their favorite artists as they hop off the small stage next to the Miami Beach shore!

The time to experience your favorite artist in the front row without fighting your way to the front is now and here at the EDMAs. This hotel-turned-venue even sells fresh coconut water with the Eden Roc Hotel logo branded on the coconut–take a walk on the finer, classy side! For a full recap of the winners, visit here. Come celebrate one of the biggest nights of the year in EDM and attend during MMW 2025! 

The Beauty of BLNK CNVS 

If you ever find yourself in Miami, BLNK CNVS curates some of the rarest and hedonistic-good EDM events! In short, good music is the name of the game for this organizer, especially curating 31 events in total for the entire week! Some of the most notable events were Deadbeats vs. Cyclops Recordings, Sidepiece: Kiss & Tell Pool Party, and Rezz - Can You See Me with special guest Dr. Fresch to name a few.

The rare element in BLNK CNVS events during MMW isn’t just their excellent showcase of surprise/secret guest performers but also its underground, experimental nature in lineup curation. One of the most secret lineups during the week was SVDDEN DEATH’s Miami debut of his dark house project Dead Room which featured Smoakland and SVDDEN DEATH himself! This specific event didn’t release a lineup, but SVDDEN DEATH shared the flier and ticket link like an easter egg surprise for those who love his side project!

At Deadbeats vs. Cyclops Recordings, Subtronics was the secret B2B guest artist performing alongside Zeds Dead! Subtronics shared his new remix of “Black Ice” with the crowd and made them feel like they couldn’t hear it anywhere else!

The dance floor was in a frenzy and by the end of the night, the dance floor was glistening with a layer of everyone’s fallen drinks–feral, right? And, if I’m being honest, seeing Marie Antoinette paintings at Mad Club Wynwood during Walker & Royce: Rules Don’t Apply felt like I was transcended into a rich mindset that didn’t include eating cake, but consuming some of the best EDM out there! 

John Summit in His Natural Habitat - Experts Only + Repopulate Mars MMW Opening at Factory Town 

Despite John Summit rising to fame from Chicago, IL, John Summit becomes an entirely different kind of feral animal when performing in Miami! John Summit, one of the biggest names in (tech) house, is the label head of Experts Only which used to be named Off The Grid.

As for Repopulate Mars, Lee Foss is the legend of deep house behind this label. Organized by Link Miami Rebels, this debut event taking place from 7pm-7am: Experts Only + Repopulate Mars was the opening night commencing both labels’ event series as the first of many to surface the EDM scene!

As many know John Summit as a master in house, Experts Only (including Experts Only Radio) allows him to produce anything and everything without creative limits! Don’t believe me? Check out this new unreleased ID taking place that night at Factory Town: John Summit x Tape B x Subtronics remix of Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal”.

If you’re wondering if he screamed in the microphone, “Miami, how the fuck we feeling, baby?”, he indeed did it three times throughout the night. Other than John Summit and Lee Foss, Joshwa, Deeper Purpose, and Jake Shore. Seeing Joshwa B2B Lee Foss B2B Detlef was magic I know I wouldn’t have found anywhere else other than Miami Music Week!  

It’s Raining Dance Moves 

We all know ravers were in for a surprise to find themselves shuffling in murky puddles and trading kandi in plastic ponchos in the rain at Ultra Music Festival. But, what about other events happening at the same time? In MMW’s defense, dancing in the rain always feels cinematic! If you were anything like me, you waited in your hotel room in the hopes of saving yourself from catching a cold. Factory Town and other venues were forced to postpone events for safety reasons just as Ultra Music Festival.

Pool parties were either postponed until weather conditions improved or were moved indoors, so it wasn’t a disaster by any means. But, flight delays soon followed and I decided to stay in Miami for an extra day spending the afternoon on the beach with a coconut–don’t you love happy accidents? Allow this be a cautionary tale to always check the weather before planning your MMW experience! 

Scenic Beaches and DJ-Artists Sightings

After Saturday’s rainstorms, “Happy Miami Music Week” was the message gleamed across the sky of Miami beach shores’ skies from an airplane banner, on the dance floor between never-seen-before performances. Most pool parties taking place on Collins Avenue had exits that lead directly on white-sand paths leading to beach shores on your way to another event. In the best way, I wasn’t used to this as most festival campgrounds lead to forests or deserts! Most DJ-producers are there at MMW to perform, accept an award at The EDMAs, or partake in the experience as well! It’s casual to see artists join their friends on stage for surprise B2B sets or to enjoy the ambiance.

I happened to see Walker & Royce and Nala join the stage to enjoy the vibes during John Summit’s performance at Factory Town! Not only that, I met Wenzday in line at Mad Club Wynwood and she happened to remember when I interviewed her in 2023! It wasn’t long until I saw one of her best friends BIJOU follow behind. It’s seeing your favorite artists in their natural habitat of music that makes MMW magical!  

Thinking about experiencing the magic of MMW in 2025? Visit the official Miami Music Week website here for all information and upcoming updates!

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