Basel 2014's Saturday Party Guide

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Pace yourself. But party hard. These are the final days of #ABMB.

With less than 48 hours left in Basel 2014...

It's about time to forsake sleep till sometime next week.

We can certainly all agree there's absolutely no reason to waste precious hours on unconsciousness when you could be arty partyin'.

So drink lots of water. Ditch the depressants. Stick to stimulants. And check out today's best Basel parties.

See also: Basel 2014's Ten Best Free Parties

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James Blake Makes Florida Debut at Basel 2014, Plays New Song "Forever"

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Check out the full 64-photo slideshow of James Blake at Basel 2014.

James Blake
Presented by III Points and Young Arts
Young Arts Campus, Miami
Friday, December 5, 2014

Better Than: Sunday mass.

We're not really a religious bunch. But last night, James Blake took us to church.

The English artist brought heavenly chords and a voice like honey to his Florida debut at Miami's Young Arts Campus for III Points and YoungArts' Basel 2014 music series.

Oh, and he made his first time count, giving adoring fans a number of deep cuts, like the recently released "200 Press," and even unleashing "Forever," a never-before-heard taste from his forthcoming album, for the encore.

See Also: James Blake Talks New Album, Possible Kanye West Collaboration


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Basel 2014's Ten Best Free Parties

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Alright, so you weren't Bangerz enough to score an invite to Miley Cyrus' blunt and penis costume extravaganza at the Raleigh Hotel, and you're a few bucks short of seeing Erykah Badu do her DJ thang at the BET Art Lounge...

Yeah, chances are you're feeling pretty bummed right now. But don't get your panties tied up in a bunch -- there are still plenty of free Basel parties to crash this weekend.

Just check out Crossfade's handy dandy arty party guide.

Now go and get your Basel on.

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FKA Twigs Seduces Art Basel Miami Beach... With Special Guest Robert Pattinson!

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Check out the full 65-photo slideshow of FKA Twigs at Basel 2014.

FKA Twigs
With Clams Casino
Presented by III Points and YoungArts
YoungArts Campus, Miami
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Better Than: Voguing alone in your room to the Queen of the Damned soundtrack.

Ever wonder what it would be like if Trent Reznor and Siouxsie Sioux had a daughter who loved vampire movies and taught herself to pop and lock? With industrial R&B princess FKA Twigs on the scene, this fantasy's become reality.

Last night, Twigs and her band wrapped up their first international tour while kicking off III Points and YoungArts' Basel 2014 music series with Clams Casino. Girls "squee"-ed, smoke went everywhere, and Twigs' vampy beau Robert Pattinson was seen haunting around like some regular-old pasty guy.

The evening was, in a word, "preternatural."

See also: Review & Photos: James Blake Makes Florida Debut at Basel 2014, Plays New Song "Forever"

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Basel 2014's Friday Party Guide

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Trip out, party down... Only another three days of Basel.

After three days of arty partyin'...

Your legs are jelly. Your ass is sore. Your ears are ringing. Your eyes are dry. And your head feels like Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs' Dream Machine at a South Beach foam party circa 1995.

Congratulations! That's what the #ABMB pros call the "pleasure zone."

Don't stop. Keep going. And check the cut for today's Basel party guide.

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Miley Cyrus at Basel 2014: "You Thought This Was a Place Where You Could Escape Me"

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Fat blunts. Penis costumes. A topless Amazonian disco diva. And the art-world elite.

Last night, Miley Cyrus brought the hot mess to Art Basel Miami Beach week with a ratchet cabaret show at the Raleigh Hotel, as part of Jeffrey Deitch, Tommy Hilfiger, and V Magazine's ultra-exclusive #ABMB kickoff bash.

"You thought this was a respected place where you could escape me," everyone's favorite white-girl twerker teased.

Nuh-uh, dummies.

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Andre 3000 Talks "I Feel Ya" Art: "Some Are Lyrics to Songs You Haven't Heard Yet"

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"I never said I wanted to be the best rapper, that's not my goal," says André 3000. "I just want to connect with people."

The ATLian is nonetheless one of the most celebrated creative minds of his generation. His work with Big Boi in Southern rap duo Outkast has brought him critical acclaim and monetary gain. But music isn't his only medium. He acts. He writes. And sometimes, he makes art by jumpsuit.

His latest foray, in collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design, is an exhibition of 47 jumpsuits that he personalized with social messages and wore each night for this past summer's Outkast reunion tour. We caught a panel discussion with André and his fellow artists on the subject of art and modern society. Here are the most interesting things Mr. 3000 had to say.

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Basel 2014's Thursday Party Guide

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Fine art, free booze, VIP lists... Just another Thursday at #ABMB.

Don't stop the arty party.

You've done all the art fairs. You've endlessly chit-chatted sophisticated babes of both sexes. And you've sipped enough free champagne to keep your pee bubbly till New Year's Eve.

All that culture and glamor can be exhausting. But that's no excuse for heading home (or back to the hotel) for a mid-Basel power nap. There's simply too much fun and booze to be had.

Just check the cut for today's Basel party guide.

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Basel 2014's Parties You're Not Invited To

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Do the party crasher victory dance!

As much as we love to brag about how sexy and posh we are, truth is, not everyone in the Magic City is VIP.

But we all, however, have that one überly popular friend who gets invited to every single bash in the 305, which comes in pretty handy during Art Basel... Especially with all these exclusive parties you're not invited to.

So if you wanna party like a D-list celebrity for the night, you better start kissing ass to that buddy of yours. If you try hard enough, chances are your name will magically appear on the guest list.

See also: Basel 2014's Ten Best Parties

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Solange Knowles Cancels Basel Music Series at Select Art Fair 2014

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Please don't let us down.

We begged. And pleaded. But sadly, Solange Knowles (AKA Beyoncé's sis) is canceling her Art Basel Miami Beach week music series at Select Art Fair 2014.

The Saint Records founder was supposed to be headlining and curating six nights of free Basel parties, starring label mates like Jhené Aiko, Cassie, and Kelela.

However, Select organizers confirm that Solange will be unable to fulfill her #ABMB duties.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

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