Steam Miami's WMC 2015 Party Lineup

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It may be Steam Miami's first Winter Music Conference, but the downtown club builds steadily upon old Vagabond tradition. The new leaders are veterans of the scene, and already, the week is slammed with showcases and old favorites.

From Sunday, March 22, through Friday, March 27, it's going to be Steam's two venues engorged with 50-plus DJs and hundreds of tweaking beat addicts. Prepare your body for 50 shades of house and bass so deep you might drown. Keep your head above water and check the schedule.

The 2015 program features lineups on both the outside patio of LOT 14 and indoor shenanigans by the classic bar. As the week grows, so do the events, turning into a stream of indoor/outdoor double-stage behemoths. Back, too, is the annual STACKED event, standing as the only 18 and over event of the week.

See also: Steam Miami Launches Lot 14: "A Small Amphitheater" for "Music, DJs, Day Parties"

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Miami Music Week Hotel and Ultra 2015:
A Six-Day Takeover of the Delano South Beach

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During the last week in March, MMW and Ultra will host a pop-hotel at the Delano.

Four years ago, Ultra Music Festival made waves when it split from the usual date range of Winter Music Conference. Traditionally, the festival and the conference took place during the same week. In 2011, though, the two entities feuded and scheduled separate stretches during the month of March.

Thus, the Miami Music Week was born, and over the years, clubs, promoters, the media, and fans alike have embraced the moniker.

Now, the folks behind Ultra and MMW are ready to take their brand one step further, announcing the first-ever Miami Music Week Hotel, a takeover of the Delano South Beach with six days and nights of pool parties and club bashes with Bob Sinclar, Dirty South, Oliver Heldens, Robin Schulz, and dozens of other DJs.

See also: WMC and MMW 2015: The Parties Announced So Far

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WMC and MMW 2015: The Parties Announced So Far

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There's still another month until Miami degrades into a giant Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week mess, but the list of parties is already longer than the city is wide.

We can tell you from experience that such a list is daunting, especially when it's scattered around the Interwebs. How are you ever going to know what's going on? Never fear; Miami New Times is here.

We'll be updating this list until the final untz knells, so keep coming back, and let us know if you've heard of anything we don't have covered. Then, let us in, because we earned it.

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Space's Miami Music Week 2015 Lineup

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Grab your MMW gear. It's time for a trip to Space.

Space may be the final frontier, but it's one of the first places on the list of must-sees for any Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week aficionado.

It's not just a nightclub. It's a dance music institution. It stands to reason the downtown monolith would book a serious roster for the most important and fun-packed week in the EDM industry.

Who will grace the Terrace until the sun comes shining through? Who will be holdin' it down in the Loft until the last raver hangs up their tired glowing gloves?

Check out the cut Space's full MMW 2015 lineup.

See also: WMC and MMW 2015: The Parties Announced So Far

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Dipset's Reunion Tour Coming to LIV Miami for WMC and MMW 2015

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Dipset's Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones, Cam'ron, and Juelz Santana.

Dipset warned you.

Last month, the Harlem rap crew dropped a comeback track, hollering "Have My Money." And later this year, Juelz Santana, Cam'ron, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zekey will be putting out a new Dipset mixtape with bold-name cameos from Funkmaster Flex, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, and DJ Mustard.

For now, though, the Diplomats are coming to collect their cash. And they're plotting a reunion tour. There's even a Miami show going down at our city's only $40 million club, LIV, during Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2015.

Just check the cut for Dipset's dates so far.

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Hard Miami Announces 2015 Lineup: Maya Jane Coles, Destructo, Eight Others

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Destroy the dance floor with the Hard crew during WMC and MMW 2015.

So Hard.

Now in its fourth year as a Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week mainstay, Gary Richards' annual multi-day mini-fest, Hard Miami, has not softened.

Since 2011, Richards -- the Los Angeles DJ, producer, and superpromoter also known as Destructo -- has spent WMC and MMW destoying the dance floor at downtown Miami's Grand Central with his crew, his favorite DJs, and thousands of his most rage-ready fans.

For 2015, Hard Miami is back. And so is Hard Pool Party. Just check the cut for party details, ticket info, and the lineup so far.

See also: WMC and MMW 2015: The Parties Announced So Far

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Red Bull Guest House 2015 Announces Label Showcases

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There's no shortage of exclusive parties come Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week, but one of the most drool-worthy is, hands-down, the Red Bull Music Guest House.

In 2015, the winged energy drink is taking control of SoBe's Sagamore, aka the Art Hotel, and it's packing the spot with four days and three nights of stellar programming. Before the light turns off for good, seven labels will have given it all they've got. We finna go HARD, show some Troxler Titties, and spend all our Young Money.

Start texting your connect now.


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WMC and MMW 2015: The Parties Announced So Far

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Yesenia Hernandez

There's a great boom gathering in the distance, and it's the impending drop of thousands of DJs descending upon our shores for the Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week season of 2015.

Doesn't it start on Monday, March 23? Nah, it gets going the week before. How will you ever keep track of everything? You won't, but we at Crossfade surely will.

Stay tuned as we comb the abyss of event announcements and shine like a focused beam of untz. No need to thank us. It's what we do.

See also: South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

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BT and Tommy Tallarico Announce Electronic Opus Dance Music Symphony for WMC 2015

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Via Electronic Opus' Kickstarter page
Electronic producer BT (right) and video-game composer Tommy Tallarico.

"Electronic producers aren't real musicians" - Haters

Get ready to eat your words, "real music" enthusiasts... Because Grammy-nominated electronic producer BT is teaming up with video-game composer Tommy Tallarico (AKA that dude who transformed your childhood into high art with Video Games Live) to re-create 12 favorite tracks from his decade-spanning career into full orchestral masterpieces.

It's his Electronic Opus, a dance music symphony. And BT's lifelong dream culminates in a first-ever performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Sunday, March 29, during Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week. Oh, it is sweet to live in Miami.

See also: Ten Best Video Game Songs Ever

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Giorgio Moroder on DJing, Daft Punk, Retirement: "Playing Golf Is Great but Boring"

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Giorgio Moroder.

"Hello, my name is Giovanni Giorgio. But you can call me Giorgio," he says before kicking off his hour-and-a-half set on the rooftop of the Gale Hotel on South Beach.

Reality is, the man needs no introduction. He's Giorgio Moroder, one of the 20th century's most influential record producers. He's worked with everyone from Donna Summer to Debbie Harry to David Bowie. However, the works that may have most firmly secured his spot in the pantheon of American pop culture are his compositions for films. Whether it be "What a Feeling" from Flashdance or "Chase" from Midnight Express or "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun, you've encountered Moroder's work.

See also: Deep Dish - Ice Palace Film Studios, Miami

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