Fifteen Best Concerts During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012
Nicolas Jaar. As part of Music @ MOCA. With Adams + Tabeau. Friday, December 7, 9:30 p.m., Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500; mondrian-miami.com. Tickets cost $25 to $40 via eventbrite.com. This 22-year-old EDM wunderkind is an admirer of Ethio-jazz man Mulatu Astatke and avant-gardist Erik Satie. He helms a full band. He dwells in the meditative 100-BPM range. And he's taking electronic dance music way beyond the megaclub.
-Nicolas Jaar on Art Basel Miami Beach Show: "I Might Just Play 'Mi Mujer' for Three Hours"
Kool Keith, AraabMuzik, and Amtrac. As part of NQB8R. Sponsored by SPIN and Red Diamond. With Bondax, Hundred Waters, Kilo Kush, Metro Zu, and Samo Sound Boy. Friday, December 7, 4 p.m., Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-75-BOOZE; grampsbar.com. Free with RSVP via thenqb8r.com. Ages 21 and up. Lunatic rapper Kool Keith, local neo-disco dude Amtrac, and AraabMuzik, the world-renowned "MVP of the MPC" -- that is what's colloquially known as a "motherfuckin' party," bro.
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