It’s that time of the year when artists from around the globe and their industry companions are followed by herds of clubbers to the Sunshine State’s most vibrant city.Excitement runs high (despite the spring breakers) in anticipation of a week’s worth of non-stop raving and drinks (albeit over priced) in the tropical sunshine (and sometimes rain).

Running a week early this year, Miami Music Week separates itself from Winter Music Conference and in our opinion manages to capture all the best parties. XLR8R has had a look at what’s on this year’s MMW menu and cherry picked our eight favorites. Listed in order of occurrence, these are the ones you do not want to miss.

Mind Against & Dj Tennis (B2B All Night Long) at Electric Pickle

The Electric Pickle – Miami, FL, US

March 15 @ 10:00 pm – March 16 @ 6:00 am

Life and Death’s Mind Against and DJ Tennis going b2b all night long equals to many a guaranteed epic experience. The Pickle’s capacity is limited and advance tickets highly recommended.

Kindisch Showcase Miami

Do Not Sit On The Furniture – Miami , FL, US

March 16 @ 10:00 pm – March 17 @ 5:00 am

Berlin based record label Kindisch hits the shores of Miami for its first Miami Music Week edition in collaboration with their friends at Do Not Sit On The Furniture. On the bill: Behrouz, Mia Lucci, Philipp Jung, Yokoo and more tba. As capacity is limited to 150 pre sale is recommended.

Octopus Recordings Showcase at Heart Nightclub

Heart Nightclub – Miami, FL, US

March 16 @ 10:00 pm – March 17 @ 10:00 am

Presented by Octopus Recordings boss Sian and Heart Nightclub, this 12-hour endeavor features Sian, Pleasurekraft, Jay Lumen, Dosem, Weska, and special guest Ellen Allien.

Hallucienda :: Miami 2016


March 17 @ 10:00 pm – March 18 @ 5:00 am

East & West Coast brothers-in-arms DJ Three and Doc Martin are back again for the MMW installment of Three’s annual Hallucienda party. Special guests include Cassy and performing ahead of their album release Sublevel Live (Doc Martin & Lillia). The downstairs “ambient room” will host a soon to be announced special guest, plus the debut DJ set of Bill Patrick presents Saint Deny—an exploration of electronica, dub, and ambient sounds.

Pan-Pot presents Second State

Heart Nightclub – Miami, FL, US

March 18 @ 11:00 pm – March 19 @ 7:00 am

Pan-Pot bring their new imprint Second State to the US for the very first time. Along with Pan-Pot are Second State artists Clint Stewart and Michael Klein as well as heavy hitters Victor Calderone, Marco Faraone and a special surprise guest.

More or Less X Tidal Wave X Bardot: BENJI B, VIRGIL ABLOH, + JACQUES GREENE

Bardot – Miami, FL, US

March 19 @ 10:00 pm – March 20 @ 7:00 am

Benji B, Virgil Abloh, and Jacques Greene take The Carpet for a night of high quality, diverse music at Bardot.

Listed & Get Physical presents: The Ship of Fools V: a Silly Sunday Sunrise Soiree

Sea Isla Marina – Miami, FL, US

March 20 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

 A sunrise tradition for many, Listed & Get Physical present the fifth annual edition of The Ship of Fools. Close out Miami Music Week on the water with M.A.N.D.Y., DJ Three, Sublevel live, josif, Naveen G, and Tara Brooks.


Cafeina – Miami, FL, US

March 20 @ 11:30 am – March 21 @ 5:00 am

Presented by Embrace, Safe and Liaison Artists, the fifth annual Last Resort features a reliably stacked and impressive lineup to last through the day into the night. Acts include Detroit Swindle, DJ Tennis, Honey Soundsystem, Midland b2b The Black Madonna, Mind Against, and many more – limited Second Tier tickets are still available via XLR8R.

Cover photo by Ricardo Mangual.