Basel 2013: Ten Best Parties

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Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah, bringing the mayhem to Basel.

Who's ready to arty party?

Oh yes, you beautiful and brainy bastards, we're about to begin another edition of Art Basel Miami Beach week. But as we all know, four whole days spent wandering through exhibition after exhibition of world-class cultural artifacts just ain't enough. We also need four whole nights of getting drunk, hitting the mosh pit, and hump-dancing with strangers in some darkened corner of a pop-up party spot in Wynwood.

So here are the ten best (not private) parties during Basel 2013.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Party Guide

De La Soul. With DJs Ynot, Self Born, and Heron, plus an opening performance by the Problem Kids. Thursday, December 5, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Whether De La's Maseo, Pos, and Dave are sweating through a studio sesh or kicking off Basel week at the Design District's best party spot, it's basically all 'bout "just buggin' out." Which is to say, keeping it simple, having fun, and not acting like some pretentious, high-concept, jetset douche who's more worried about his "De La Clothes" than his "De La Soul."

See also: De La Soul's Maseo Talks Classic Hip-Hop and Basel 2013

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Darkside. Featuring Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. As part of Flaunt Magazine, 3P Production, and Mana Wynwood's three-night concert series. Thursday, December 5, 10 p.m., Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; manawynwood.com. Tickets cost $32 plus fees via showclix.com. Ages 18 and up. Visit artbaselmanawynwood.com. What is the Darkside? Umm, do you mean the nightmarish existential netherworld where ravenous demons await, slobbering over the imminent feast of your spiritual remains? Or the collaborative electronic music project from critically lauded producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, who'll make your Basel dreams come true by performing the entirety of their new debut album, Psychic, in a Wynwood warehouse?

Location Info

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The Stage

170 NE 38th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Sound Stage at Mana Wynwood Production Village

318 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL

Category: General

Churchill's Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Gramps

176 NW 24th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Story Nightclub

136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Grand Central Park

700 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

Electric Pickle

2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Mansion

1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Space

34 NE 11th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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16 comments
Stanley Parker
Stanley Parker

would definitely like to catch ghostface while hes down here.. its been a while since ive seen a member of wu tang perform live.

Rocio Rodriguez
Rocio Rodriguez

Charity Anderson Leslie Maribel Canales Cherry Darling Luis Clar Matthew Chirino Ariel Esteban Juver Alex McKenzie Jenny Perez

cmiaf
cmiaf

Out of all the talented acts in Miami, they go with some generic, amateur, and just plain silly band to open for De La Soul? The Stage management: Put some thought into your curation. People will take you more seriously and it will drastically improve the audience experience. 

Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

Yet another Art Basel that I'll miss. Hopefully, I go to some of the events next year!

Sam Baum
Sam Baum

"Chance the Rapper at risk of being pelted with catapulted Red Bull cans" hahaha Scuba Gooding Sr. Michael Vaughn

Elizabeth Estrada
Elizabeth Estrada

So, Stephanie Rodriguez, you should seriously consider coming back to Miami with me after our retreat.

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