Ten Best EDM Parties During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012



French Express with Perseus, Chris Malinchak, Moon Boots, and Jonas Rathsman. Presented by Nightdrive Miami. Saturday, December 8, 10 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Call 305-379-0508 or visit thevagabondmiami.com. Lush tropical nu-disco grooves are the specialty of Dallas blog-turned-label French Express, which makes them right at home in MIA. And the label's all-star Basel lineup is sure to be one of the groovier affairs The Vagabond's dance floor has seen this year.



Fuck Art, Lets Dance. With DJ Harvey, PillowTalk and Eats Everything. Saturday, December 8, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com. This is Art Basel Miami Beach's foremost dance party. And cosmic disco don Harvey, a regular over the years, always draws his legion of heads. But hotly-tipped newcomers PillowTalk and Eats Everything will no doubt pull their own weight with bass-heavy house and boogie.

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Electric Pickle

2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Mondrian South Beach

1100 W. Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Treehouse

323 23rd St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Villa 221

221 NE 17th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Cafeina

297 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Vagabond - CLOSED

30 NE 14th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Mansion

1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music


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AfroMonk
AfroMonk

Moksha Art Fair... Acts like Govinda, Heyoka, Phadroid, and TONS of other quality acts. The event not only covers insanely talented "EDM" producers and DJs BUT also a cast of extremely visionary artist and performers.

teasplay
teasplay

Thanks Sean, great communication on what'z up! Found my Sunday party..:) 

asdsadad
asdsadad

Ben UFO + Joy O is gonna be the party of the year god damnit. Who's been releasing more fire than Joy O and who's been pushing sick tunes for the best part of 3+ years? THESE GUYS!

seanlevisman
seanlevisman

 @richardwatts Grow up, Richard. There are way too many genres and sub-genres of Electronic Dance Music, so "EDM" is a necessary umbrella term for music journalists. It's unfortunate that "EDM" has come to mean mainstream commercial dance music these days. What would you suggest calling it?

 

richardwatts
richardwatts

 @seanlevisman  @richardwatts What's wrong with house and techno? Incidentally exactly what everyone else called it before the American mainstream jumped on board and thought they'd discovered something new.

 

I'm not one of these twats who bang on about genres incessantly but surely as a journalist you should recognise the need for them.

 

And "uhntz-uhntz"... give me a break.

seanlevisman
seanlevisman

@richardwatts

Because we are not only talking about house and techno. These are dozens upon dozens of electronic dance music genres and sub-genres and sub-sub-genres, and an umbrella term is necessary.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_electronic_music_genres

 

Besides, we are not Resident Advisor or a publication for savvy house and techno connoisseurs. We are a mainstream publication with a responsibility to inform and entertain readers who are not as illuminated as you are on the nuances of electronic dance music genres. Miami is lucky enough to have writers on their weekly newspaper who at least know enough about what's going on in the underground dance music scene to presents a list of acts like the one above.

 

And finally, if you actually bothered reading my descriptions of the sound of each artist booked during Art Basel week, you'd see that I pinpoint what sort of style they are known for, whether it's deep house, techno or bass music.

 

If you don't like the way we write about your precious music scene, go read Resident Advisor or start your own blog.

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