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Ultra Week - Top Picks

Scenes from the pool parties at the Shelborne Hotel during Winter Music Conference 2011. Photo: Tomas Loewy
Scenes from the pool parties at the Shelborne Hotel during Winter Music Conference 2011. Photo: Tomas Loewy

Welcome to the unofficial second leg of Winter Music Conference. After all the drama surrounding the split between WMC and the Ultra Music Festival, can we just focus on the music, people? Thank you! Here’s a guide to the hottest events during “Ultra Week”.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

 

Pacha NYC

When: Noon – 9 p.m.

Where: Gansevoort Beach Resort, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; free.

Cost: Free

What better way to kick off the week than with WMC godfather Danny Tenaglia, plus Miami homeboy Oscar G, Boris, Sander van Doorn, Chus & Ceballos and Felix da Housecat.

DJ Mag Party

When: Noon – 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $15, www.wantickets.com

Groove by the pool to the sounds of Joachim Garraud, Carl Craig, James Zabiela, A-Track and Dennis Ferrer.

The Bullitt Agency Mixer

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $25 and up, www.wantickets.com

Elite progressive-house lineup includes Audiofly, Danny Howells, Darren Emerson, Dubfire (from Deep Dish), Jonathan Peters, Miss Nine, Nic Fanciulli, Satoshi Tomiie, Umek and many more.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

 Juicy Beach

When: Noon – 5 a.m.

Where: Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Cost: $20, www.wantickets.com

It doesn’t get any sexier than Robbie Rivera’s annual WMC party out on the sand at Nikki Beach – this year’s acts include Tocadisco, Joachim Garraud, Umek, Alex Gaudino, Pleasurekraft, Thomas Gold, Tommy Lee & Aero, Oscar G, Richard Vission, Tom Stephan, George Acosta and many more.

John Digweed presents Bedrock

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $30, www.theopiumgroup.com/mmw2011

One of the founding fathers of progressive house showcases his label, along with Hernan Cattaneo, Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, Guy J, Kazell and Denis A.

Anjunabeats in Miami

When: 10 p.m.- 6 a.m.

Where: Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th St., Miami

Cost: $60, www.wantickets.com

One of the hottest parties of the week features progressive house and trance stars Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, Jaytech, Desyn Masiello. Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) and the special reunion of Gabriel & Dresden

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

 

Pete Tong’s Pool Party

When: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $65-$85, www.wantickets.com

British DJ who started the Essential Mix radio and CD series hosts an amazing DJ lineup including Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), Luciano, Sharam (Deep Dish), James Zabiela, Joris Voorn, Riva Starr, Nervo, Sleepy and Boo

F— Me I’m Famous with David Guetta

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $175, www.wantickets.com

French superstar DJ produced the Black Eyed Peas’ massive hit “I Gotta Feeling,” plus “When Love Takes Over,” featuring Kelly Rowland, and “Sexy Bitch,” featuring Akon.

Bob Sinclar

When: 10 p.m.

Where: SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Cost: $100, www.wantickets.com 

Another French superstar DJ takes over the decks across town, spinning his smash hits “World, Hold On” and “Love Generation”; SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

 

The One Night Stand at the Masquerade Motel

When: 2 – 11 p.m.

Where: Tents at Eighth St. and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Cost: $99.99, www.wantickets.com

Party on the beach features an exclusive performance by the Swedish House Mafia, plus sets by Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Pete Tong, Armand van Helden, Thomas Gold and more.

Viva Music Presents Our Music

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Karu & Y, 71 NW 14th St., Miami

Cost: $50, www.wantickets.com

Legendary British DJ Steve Lawler brings labelmates Stacey Pullen, Yousef, Lee Burridge, Nic Fanciulli, Peter Bailey, Tiefschwarz and more.

The Lost Weekend

When: 10 p.m. Saturday – 10 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th St., Miami

Cost: $60, www.wantickets.com

This 24-hour event features Victor Calderone, Behrouz, Adultnapper, John Roberts, Josh Wink, Nicolas Jaar, Steve Bug and many more.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

 

The Annual Be Yourself Closing Pool Party

When: Noon – 11 p.m.

Where: The Shelborne, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Cost: $30, www.wantickets.com

Danny Tenaglia, the king of WMC, puts his signature on another year of new dance beats and decadence, along with DJ Vibe. Stick around for Sander Kleinenberg and Pleasurekraft starting at 10 p.m. inside.

Sasha

When: 10 p.m.

Where: SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Cost: $70, www.wantickets.com

The British DJ who made his name alongside John Digweed, then found solo success with his incredible “Involver” remix series, performs an extended set.

 

Space Closing Party

When: 11 p.m.

Where: Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami

Cost: $30-$45, www.wantickets.com

This is where the party REALLY winds down, as who knows exactly when the beats will stop pounding (they list 4 p.m. Monday as the end-time, but…). Markus Schulz headlines, with Cedric Gervais, Wally Lopez, Justin Sheppard and the CLINK Showcase crew holding it down.

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