MSO IN MIAMI 2015
ABOVE & BEYOND // ADVENTURE CLUB // BEATPORT
BIG GIGANTIC // THE CRYSTAL METHOD // DATSIK // DESTRUCTO
HARD MIAMI // MAKO // PAUL VAN DYK // STEVE AOKI
|ABOVE & BEYOND|
|Thursday, March 26||Mana Wynwood|
|Friday, March 27||No Sugar Added @ Nikki Beach|
|Saturday, March 28||Ultra Music Festival @ Bayfront Park|
|THE CRYSTAL METHOD|
|Friday, March 27||The Clevelander|
|Thursday, March 26||Smog vs. Firepower @ Mekka Nightclub|
|Wednesday, March 25||HARD Miami @ Grand Central|
|Thursday, March 26||Funk Me Funk You @ FIFTY (Viceroy Hotel)|
|Thursday, March 26||Night Bass Pool Party @ Dream Hotel|
|Friday, March 27||HARD Pool Party @ Red Bull Guest House/Sagamore|
|Friday, March 27||Sweat It Out @ The Shelborne|
|Saturday, March 28||Heldeep Pool [email protected] Delano|
|Saturday, March 28||GTA @ NSA Nikki Beach|
|Saturday, March 28||BNR @ Gramps Bar|
|Wednesday, March 25||HARD Miami @ Grand Central|
|Thursday, March 26||HARD Rumpshaker @ Grand Central|
|Friday, March 27||W South Beach|
|Sunday, March 29||The Beatgasm Hotel @ Clevelander Hotel|
|PAUL VAN DYK|
|Friday, March 27||Space MIAMI|
|Saturday, March 28||Vandit Boat Party Aboard The Musette|
|Sunday, March 29||Ultra Music Festival @ Bayfront Park|
|Tuesday, March 24||Steve Aoki & Friends @ LIV Miami|
|Thursday, March 26||Dim Mak Miami @ Nikki Beach|
|Saturday, March 28||Ultra Music Festival|
ABOVE & BEYOND
Thursday, March 26 @ Mana Wynwood
British electronic music trio ABOVE & BEYOND are wrapping up their 50+ date global “We Are All We Need Tour” in support of their new album, WE ARE ALL WE NEED during Miami Music Week on Thursday, March 26 at The Soundgarden at Mana Wynwood. The 21 and over show will also feature support from (in alphabetical order): 16 Bit Lolitas, ilan Bluestone, Lane 8 and Super8 & Tab with more to be announced soon. Released January 20 via Anjunabeats/Ultra Music, the album—their third studio album and most successful to date—placed in the top 10 iTunes album charts in 20 countries including the U.S., U.K. and Australia, with #1 placings in six countries, including India and Argentina, and also reached #1 on the iTunes dance charts in 22 countries. An expansive 16 tracks, WE ARE ALL WE NEED is rich in texture and emotion; including reflective down tempo moments alongside progressive club selections. Songs from the album include the passionate ode to friendship “We Are All We Need” (feat. Zoë Johnston), the anthemic “Blue Sky Action” (feat. Alex Vargas) and the possessive, post break-up tension record “Sticky Fingers.” ABOVE & BEYOND (aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) also enlisted the vocal talents of Justine Suissa on “Little Something” and Gemma Hayes on “Counting Down the Days.” Their remarkable 15 year rise continues with achievements such as their October 2014 sell-out headlining show at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, becoming the first British electronic act to headline the venue. The landmark show was recently broadcasted on Palladia TV and can also be viewed here. Listen to their special tour mixtape the guys recently compiled for Pandora here and tune in to Last Call with Carson Daly on April 3 to watch the live performances of “Peace of Mind” and “Thing Called Love” from their sold-out Los Angeles Forum show last month.
Canadian electronic music production and DJ duo ADVENTURE CLUB are pushing into 2015 strong. Christian Srigley and Leighton James announced a Las Vegas Residency at Drais, a round-up of festival dates for the spring and the release of a brand new remix of MS MR’s “Hurricane.” During Miami Music Week ADVENTURE CLUB will headline No Sugar Added at Nikki Beach alongside The Chainsmokers. Then on the festival front, they will return to Chicago for Spring Awakening and make their first time plays at Alabama’s Hangout festival and Squamish Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada. DRAIS—one of the premiere destinations on the Las Vegas Strip—welcomes ADVENTURE CLUB for several dates this March, April and May for both their nightclub and beach club. Day or night, lucky weekend visitors to DRAIS will be able to experience ADVENTURE CLUB’s famed set displays on March 21, April 11, 18, May 15 and 23. Highlights of the residency include the duo kicking off Grand Opening Weekend at DRAIS Beach Club and performing there once more during Memorial Day weekend.
Listen to and download the “Hurricane” remix now at: https://soundcloud.com/adventureclub/reference-ms-mr-hurricane-adventure-club-remix/
BEATPORT, an SFX Entertainment company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, the flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, their sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The BEATPORT platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, BEATPORT is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, BEATPORT became part of the SFX network of companies focused on electronic music culture. Various primaries from the company will be in Miami.
Saturday, March 28 @ Ultra Music Festival – Live Stage
BIG GIGANTIC, one of the most celebrated acts in live music right now, recently released their brand new single “Get On Up” to rave reviews with DJ MAG USA hailing the song as a “funk-laden bass masterpiece that explains exactly why they’re called Big Gigantic. Mindblowing” (2/9/15). Available as a FREE download via their website www.biggigantic.net , you can also listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/biggigantic/get-on-up. The Boulder, CO-based duo of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken—known for their interpretation of traditional DJ-based music with saxophones and drums–is coming off one of the biggest years in their career. In addition to releasing their fifth studio album THE NIGHT IS YOUNG—also available as a free download via their website and featuring the title track “The Night Is Young” with Cherub, “Touch the Sky” and “Let’s Go” among others—at the beginning of the year, 2014 also saw BIG GIGANTIC make their debut at Coachella, featuring a performance from a local Indio, CA high school marching band, and at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, where they performed with Bassnectar. The guys also teamed up with their good friend Skrillex to be a part of and act as Musical Director of his Bonnaroo Superjam, featuring the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mystikal, Robbie Krieger from The Doors, Damian Marley, Janelle Monae and many more for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out the performances along with behind-the-scenes footage here: http://uverse.com/bonnaroo. And in addition to two headlining tours and many other festival appearances throughout the year, BIG GIGANTIC hosted “Rowdytown III,” their third annual hometown show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado for two sold out nights September 26 and 27. They’re looking forward to hitting the festival scene again this year which will include appearances at Lollapalooza Argentina and Brasil among many U.S. fests.
THE CRYSTAL METHOD
Friday, March 27 @ The Clevelander
Last year, pioneering American electronic music duo THE CRYSTAL METHOD celebrated their 20th anniversary as a group with their self-titled fifth studio album THE CRYSTAL METHOD. Rolling into 2015, the duo of KEN JORDAN and SCOTT KIRKLAND will release THE CRYSTAL METHOD REMIXED on March 17 via their Tiny e imprint. THE CRYSTAL METHOD REMIXED will feature a wide variety of remixes from the #1 iTunes Top Electronic The Crystal Method by an assortment of emerging artists in bass, electro and house music including Bixel Boys, Terravita, Kennedy Jones, Darth & Vader and many more. THE CRYSTAL METHOD along with Tobias Enhus also provides an original score for the film The Sisterhood of Night, in theatres April 10. In other news, THE CRYSTAL METHOD recently teamed with Dada Life to score the music for the League of Legends champion, DJ Sona. The highly popular Riot Games premiere of DJ Sona’s “Kinetic” theme music has already received over 2 million YouTube views since launching on February 4. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHJyAZtRrOY&t=114
DATSIK— the North American producer and purveyor of new bass hip-hop–is currently in the midst of his North American Ninja Nation Tour in support of his new EP DOWN 4 MY NINJAS out now via his own imprint Firepower Records but makes a break for the Smog Vs Firepower night in Miami at Mekka. He’ll highlight material from his new Down 4 My Ninjas EP plus other cool cuts from his Firepower arsenal. The new EP boasts collaborations with hip-hop legends KRS-One and DJ Paul from the GRAMMY-Award winning rap collective Three 6 Mafia. DATSIK gives the classic genre new energy to burn with his signature bass forward approach…a formula for future hip-hop. From Mayor Apeshit’s filthy lyrical swordplay in “Katana” to DJ Paul’s Dirty South “Zero F**ks” attitude in “Get Smashed,” the tracks could have possibly been featured in the rap sections in record stores of the past. Listen to the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/datsik/sets/down-4-my-ninjas-d4mn.
Wednesday, March 25 HARD Miami @ Grand Central
Thursday, March 26 Funk Me Funk You @ FIFTY (Viceroy Hotel)
Thursday, March 26 Night Bass Pool Party @ Dream Hotel
Friday, March 27 HARD Pool Party @ Red Bull Guest House/Sagamore
Friday, March 27 Sweat It Out @ The Shelborne
Saturday, March 28 Heldeep Pool [email protected] Delano
Saturday, March 28 GTA @ NSA Nikki BeachSaturday, March 28 BNR @ Gramps Bar
In support of WEST COAST, his new EP for Insomniac Records/Interscope, out now, Los Angeles based DJ/producer DESTRUCTO continues to set the tone for his new sound “G-house” that merges deep house grooves with smooth rap flows. Its current single “Dare You 2 Move” featuring Problem is starting to move now at radio (You can watch the clip right here: http://vevo.ly/uz9zng) and the EP has already yielded “Party Up” featuring YG, which racked up over 300K YouTube views since its debut, plus cameos from other west coast luminaries including Kurupt, Too $hort, Warren G and Ty Dolla $ign. Also the founder of HARD EVENTS, the world-renowned event and festival company recognized for landmark festivals such as HARD SUMMER, HARD Day of the Dead and the electronic music cruise HOLY SHIP!, Gary Richards has been included on the “50 Most Important People in EDM” list by Rolling Stone twice, InTheMix’s “50 Most Powerful People in EDM” list and Do Androids Dance’s “20 Most Influential People in EDM” list.
Wednesday, March 25 HARD Miami @ Grand Central
Thursday, March 26 HARD Rumpshaker @ Grand Central
MSO PR Press Releases & Assets:
HARD EVENTS return to Miami for two nights during Miami Music Week. The team behind HARD SUMMER and HARD Day of the Dead will return again to Grand Central (697 N Miami Ave, downtown Miami) with not-to-be missed line-ups each night for HARD Miami. Night one launches Wednesday, March 25 with Maya Jane Coles, Tchami, Cajmere, Destructo, Shibasan and Amine Edge & DANCE, plus back-to-back sets with Route 94 and Secondcity as well as AC Slater and Amtrac. For night two HARD MIAMI’S “RUMP SHAKER” hosts a bass heavy bill featuring Knife Party and Zeds Dead as well as Salva, Jauz, Crookers, Hunter Siegel, Nadus, Nina Las Vegas, Carmada and Wax Motif.
Friday, March 27 @ W South Beach
Sunday, March 29 @ The Beatgasm Hotel at the Clevelander Hotel
Mako on Spotify
In an era where unexpected ingredients thrive, MAKO offers a truly unique experience. Before an introduction was made, the two budding artists, Logan Light and Alex Seaver, spent their early life progressing musically in radically different worlds. Alex attended The Juilliard School on full scholarship as musician and played with some of the world’s elite classical artists in the most storied of venues. Meanwhile, Logan was quietly mastering the art of DJing and within only a few years, began opening for some of dance music’s biggest international acts, including Tiesto and Avicii, and major appearances, including Lollapalooza. The group’s first release “Beam” quickly circulated on blogs and YouTube, logging more than 2.5 million views to date. The track was featured on SiriusXM’s Beta Test Tuesday which then prompted them to proclaim MAKO is “the next big thing.” Since then, MAKO has found themselves in studio with some of dance music’s top artists: Avicii, Sander Van Doorn, R3hab, DubVision, Heather Bright, Le Castle Vania and many others. They recently released their new track “I Won’t Let You Walk Away” with Island Records recording artist Madison Beer on February 24 (https://youtu.be/TmEOX2kCSzw).
PAUL VAN DYK
Friday, March 27 @ Space MIAMI\
Saturday, March 28 @ Vandit Boat Party aboard The Musette
Sunday, March 29 @ Ultra Music Festival
A decade and a half since its first installment and 10 years since its last outing, PAUL VAN DYK officially returns on May 4 with THE POLITICS OF DANCING 3 for Ultra Music. The seventh artist album from the Grammy nominated producer, DJ and electronic music bastion is the result of shared studio time with 23 other producers, singers and songwriters–an album that at once retains the musical frequency of the first Politics and emphatically plants the series’ feet in a new decade. The Politics Of Dancing 3 contains the Beatport chart-topping singles “Come With Me,” “Only In A Dream,” “Guardian” and “Louder,” along with 10 other striking new-gen productions. Among PAUL VAN DYK’s collaborators are established studiologists like Ummet Ozcan, Aly & Fila, Roger Shah and Giuseppe Ottaviani, singers/songwriters including Sue McLaren, Betsie Larkin, Tricia McTeague and Fisher and fast-ascending newer production blood, including Genix, Jordan Suckley, Las Salinas and Mark Eteson.
Listen to Louder here: https://soundcloud.com/paulvandykofficial/sets/louder-by-paul-van-dyk-and
Tuesday, March 24 Steve Aoki & Friends @ LIV Miami
Thursday, March 26 Dim Mak Miami @ Nikki Beach
Saturday, March 28 @ Ultra Music Festival
STEVE AOKI is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. AOKI’s second artist album NEON FUTURE I, was released September 30, 2014 via Dim Mak/Ultra Music and features his Gold certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink, “Born To Get Wild” featuring will.i.am and “Rage The Night Away” featuring Waka Flocka Flame. The second part of his Neon Future album NEON FUTURE II will be released May 12 and is an all-star extravaganza from one of dance music’s most heralded entertainers. It features collaborations with Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, Mathew Koma, NERVO and more.
Listen to Steve Aoki featuring Moxie’s “I Love It When You Cry” from Neon Future II at: https://soundcloud.com/steveaoki/steve-aoki-moxie-i-love-it-when-you-cry-moxoki