SAFE Miami Talks Mini-Doc: "We're Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon"

The promoters and DJs of SAFE Miami have been providing the soundtrack for the drunken shenanigans that go down at the Electric Pickle and other 305 clubs since 2007.

Having played a pivotal role in Miami's music scene for nearly six years, SAFE is the subject of a new mini-documentary filmed by Carlos Dominicis of Cafeteria Films.

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The timing, however, is all a coincidence.

"A friend of mine, Carlos, originally called me and asked if he could shoot [some parties]," Safe cofounder Diego Martinelli tells us, "and I said, 'Yeah, of course,'

"Afterward, he said, 'I want to do something more with it. Would you be able to sit in front of the camera and talk?'"

Add a few extra takes and cuts, and you've got everything you ever wanted to know about Safe, summed up in just over five minutes.

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Diego Martinelli captured by Cafeteria Films via
Martinelli has been promoting and producing events since he was 19, but his love affair with music began much earlier.

"I was that kid in middle school that would hog up the boom box and thought: I've got fucking cool music. I wanna play cool music for other people."

His career started when he was a senior at Florida International University. Offered a job by Louis Puig, the then-owner of Space, Martinelli became the booking marketing manager.

"I dropped out [of FIU] because I was offered a lucrative job with a lucrative salary," he recalls. "I never actually graduated from FIU, but things started happening to me, and I never looked back."

Location Info


Electric Pickle

2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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