Seven New Year's Resolutions for the Miami Nightlife Scene
Stop Kicking Legendary DJs Off the Decks
Last year was really bad. Mansion Nightclub made headlines and raised eyebrows across the country when they gave Dennis Ferrer and DJ Shadow the axe mid-set. These guys are world-renowned for their originality and prowess, but they were punished for performances club owners claimed weren't "commercial enough." The bottom line is, if you want commercial sets, book commercial DJs. If you want artistic sets, book artists. But don't punish the artist because your booking team doesn't know what it's doing.
Learn to appreciate the music
Of course, those fiascos could have been avoided if the bottle-service crowd bothered to learn a thing or two about the artform they spend so much money supporting. As a scene, we've got to encourage one another to dig deeper. Don't just go to a show because the headliner is a "big name." At least take the time to listen to their productions and mixes before heading out to the club. Let's make 2013 the year substance overcame status.