During an event as massive as Miami Music Week, there’s nothing better than having a little edge over the average fan to make yourself feel special.
Enter the ingenious F*YOU wristbands, which grant access to all MMW events at eight different venues, at any time, including access to sold-out events. Snap your fingers at the doorman and skip the line at pool parties at the Surfcomber, Raleigh and National Hotel, plus Club Space, Icon, Set, Heart and Libertine.
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These wristbands will typically set you back $399, but three lucky winners will receive a pair of these all-access gold mines.
Once you have the all-access bands, you have to know the best things to do with them, so here’s our guide to the top seven F*YOU events at MMW
1. DJ MAG Poolside Sessions at the Surfcomber
Noon-11 p.m. Weds., March 16
Stellar DJ talent includes Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who hold the magazine’s No. 1 ranking in its annual Top 100 DJs poll; plus Philly legend Josh Wink, Dutch progressive house fave R3hab, California electro house DJ Steve Aoki, Canadian EDM duo DVBBS, and many more.
2. Armin van Buuren at Icon Nightclub
10 p.m.-5 a.m. Weds., March 16
Superstar Dutch progressive trance and electro house DJ has been ranked No. 1 in the world by DJ MAG a record five times, and is currently No. 4 – he’ll be joined by Marlo, Khomha and Fatum.
3. Nicole Moudaber Presents Mood Day at the Raleigh
Noon-10 p.m. Thurs., March 17
Lebanese-Nigerian techno and deep house DJ celebrates the 100th episode of her weekly In the Mood Radio show with a live broadcast, along with special guests Carl Craig, Damian Lazarus, Endo and many more.
4. Steve Angello at Space Terrace
11 p.m.-noon Fri., March 18
If you miss Swedish House Mafia’s big-room anthems, this is the event for you, as Angello was a member of the beloved trio. He’ll be joined by Junior Sanchez and Sunnery James +Ryan Marciano, among others, in what should prove to be an epic marathon evening.
5. Sharam Presents Yoshitoshi Recordings Showcase at Heart Nightclub
11 p.m.-11 a.m. Fri., March 18
Anyone who has ever seen Deep Dish perform live will not want to miss this, as Sharam was one-half of the Grammy-winning deep-house duo. Yoshitoshi’s roster features Morel (“True”) and Narcotic Thrust (“Safe From Harm”), among many others.
6. Angels of Love Presents Bob Sinclar at Set
10 p.m.-5 a.m. Sat., March 19
French house legend always rocks a party with dance anthems including “Love Generation” and “World, Hold On.”
7. The Buygore Pool Party with Borgore, G.T.A. and Special Guests at the National Hotel
Noon-10 p.m. Sun., March 20
This one is for those of you (you know who you are) who love to get nasty, as Israeli dubstep producer Borgore loves to stir up trouble with his sexed-up tracks.