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WMC 2013: Top 10 Splash Bashes

WMC 2013: Top 10 Splash Bashes

Winter Music Conference in the Magic City is all about after-hours mischief for the night owls, but it’s the pool parties that keep the lounge lizards fired up with a plethora of boozy cocktails, a feast of beats and beautiful ragers from around the globe. Here’s Melodysiac’s roster of the most popular splash bashes taking over Miami in 2013.

Winter Music Conference in the Magic City is all about after-hours mischief for the night owls, but it’s the pool parties that keep the lounge lizards fired up with a plethora of boozy cocktails, a feast of beats and beautiful ragers from around the globe. Here’s Melodysiac’s roster of the most popular splash bashes taking over Miami in 2013.

What: Anjunabeats Volume 10 Pool Party
Who: Mat Zo, Seven Lions, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer, Jaytech, Maor Levi, Beckwith
When: Saturday, March 16 from noon to 10 p.m.
Where: National Hotel
Why: When something’s good, you stick with it. Anjunabeats has a history of curating some of the best dance fetes around, featuring staple artists and progressive up-and-comers, alike.


What: We’re All Friends
Who: Body High, BoysNoize Records, Bromance, Fool’s Gold, Mad Decent, OWSLA, Smog, WEDIDIT
When: Wednesday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Raleigh
Why: Because it’s your only chance all week to party with eight different record labels in one place for eight hours of mixed electro bliss.

What: King of Ace
Who: Afrojack, Sidney Samson, Quintino, Shermanology, Bassjackers, Bobby Burns, Chocolate Puma, Leroy Styles, Franky Rizardo, Mitch Grown, Baggi Begovic, Billy The Kit, Jaziah
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from noon to 10 p.m.
Where: SLS Hotel South Beach
Why: Why not? Wait for the ‘drop’ over and over again for 10 hours strong with progressive house icon Afrojack and slew of his favorite peers.

What: The Dim Mak 2013 Showcase
Who: Steve Aoki, Datsik, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Dirtyphonics, Azari & III. Yolanda Be Cool, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Keys N Krates, Sound of Stereo, TAI, Deorro, Dzeko & Torres, Botnek, Dan Sena, Kid Ikarus, Will Brennan, Bones 
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 from noon to 10 p.m.
Where:
Raleigh
Why:
Throughout the past year, Steve Aoki has been a crowd boating, cake-throwing, jumptastic lunatic, and his cult following can attest to that. Join the original Miami native himself, along with his favorite Dim Mak musicmakers for a day of antics under the sun.

What: Boiler Room
Who: Jamie XX, Carl Craig, John Talabot, Mano Le Tough, Bicep
When: Thursday, March 21 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Red Bull Guest House at Dream
Why: Special ‘hotel guests’ can dance to everything from Detroit house (Carl Craig) to London indie electro (Jamie XX) at Highbar’s quaint rooftop pool overlooking all of South Beach.

What: HARD Miami Pool Party
Who: Felix Da Housecat, Baauer, Skreamizm, Clockwork, Just Blaze, Alex Metric, Destructo, Surkin, Oliver, Para One, Kill Frenzy, Jesse Rose, Light Year, Gina Turner, Samo Soundboy
When: Friday, March 22 from noon to 10 p.m.
Where: Raleigh
Why: Have you ever been to a HARD event before? And, we’re not talking a HARD night event, either. HARD pool parties are just as intense. Join the Master of Ceremonies Gary Richards, along with a handful of HARD powerplayers for a day of killer beats.

What: Wavefront Chicago Presents “Never Say Never”
Who: Sasha, Adam Beyer, Guy Gerber, Dusky, Lee Curtiss, Thugfucker, Dino G, Garrett B
When: Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: SLS Hotel South Beach
Why: World-renowned deckmaster Sasha premieres tracks from his new release, Involver 3, and any true EDM fan would be all over that tip. Plus, one of the sexiest new pools to grace SoBe gears up for a day of luxury and untz. 

What: Wolfgang Gartner & Friends
Who: Wolfgang Gartner, Charlie Darker, Clockwork, DallasK, Just Blaze, Kill The Noise, Popeska, Tokimonsta, Tommy Trash.
When: Saturday, March 23 from noon to 10 p.m.
Where: National Hotel
Why: Instead of partying Downtown at ULTRA, get loaded on fruity drinks and sexy grooves with a few hundred people who couldn’t care less about the happenings at Bayfront Park.

What: WMC Electric Splash
Who: Paul Oakenfold, Alex Kenji, Andy Caldwell, Brass Knuckles, David Jones, Dinka, Disfunktion, Dmitry KO, DJ BL3ND, EC Twins, Jeremy Carr, Lazy Rich, MAKJ, Manuel De La Mare, Modern Machines, MYNC, Mysto & Pizzi, Nari & Milani, Project 46, Promise Land, Spencer + Hill, Starkillers, Tom Swoon, Zen Freeman
When: Saturday, March 23 beginning at noon. 
Where: FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy
Why: It’s the only pool party of its kind taking over Brickell at the swanky digs of the Viceroy’s newly renovated club. The intimate rooftop will make for a different kind of vibe, and the views from the 50th floor of the city and the water will blow your mind.

What: Fool’s Gold Rap Party
Who: A-Trak, Craze, Alchemist, Brodinski, Nick Catchdubs, Thee Mike B
When: Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Red Bull Guest House at Dream South Beach
Why: Well, for starters, you’ll have to be lucky enough to be invited as a guest of the exclusive Red Bull Guest House. Once you’re in, shake your T&A all day with hip-hop madness and booty classics.

Image courtesy of Highbar at Dream, transforming into the Red Bull Guest House from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.

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March 12th, 2013

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