In the world of independent House Music labels, staying power is rare, and few outfits have had the ability to consistently release standout tracks while staying true to their vision and sound. Even fewer have had the sheer volume of hit records and breakout artists as Chicago's Large Music. Operating now for over 15 years under the leadership of founder Jeff Craven, Large Music's roster has become a who's-who of House Music. They have been behind an unbelievable number of songs that are now considered "classics", while at the same time releasing a constant flow of top-quality music, helping to break a new generation of artists. It's this combination of veteran legends and fresh energy that makes the Get Large Miami party one that we look forward to every year.
Get Large first hit South Beach in 2002, and has been a major conference event ever since. Gourmetbeats first attended in 2004, when those in the know could email to get on the guest list and receive a special "Large" pin in the mail. It's this sense of sincere community, even with Large's success, that makes this event really special and has helped to build Large's devoted worldwide following.
The event itself will be held at SoBe Live, and includes an exciting lineup featuring Deron Delgado, Jonn Hawley, Sonny Fodera, Nathan G, Jask, and a special appearance by Doc Martin. With Large's tremendous influence, we wouldn't be surprised if you saw some surprise guests behind the decks as well. For us, the Get Large event has been a gauge of what the new sounds and influences in house music are going to be for the coming year, and we're excited to see what they bring to 2012!
Jonn Hawley lives and breathes house music. He's been rocking the turntables since 1991, the production studio since 2000, and his own record label since 2003. Now, with releases coming out on legendary Large Music as well as his own Soul Fuel imprint, and appearances playing around the country, it seems 2011 may be the year that Hawley crushed. We sat down with the man from Milwaukee during his recent east-coast tour to talk music, food, and the green and gold:
Well the Winter Music Conference is upon us once again. Starting this Tuesday the 24th and continuing through the week, music lovers from around the globe will flock to South Beach in Miami to experience this annual much-anticipated event. There are literally hundreds of great events by talented musicians, dj's, and promoters being thrown throughout the week. Check out the official list HERE.
Two events that we will DEFINETLY be at are being thrown by our friends over at Large Music, and by our very own Adam Auburn respectively. Afternoon Delight was one of the most memorable parties of the entire conference last year, and is not to be missed. Large Music has been throwing one of the best parties in southbeach for several years now, and has partnered with Outloud in 2009 to continue the tradition.
Large Music consistently throws one of the best events at the Winter Music Conference, eagerly awaited by house heads the world over. This year looks to be another success as Large has announce that they will be throwing it once again at SoBe live, the same amazing venue that hosted last year's Get Large party. Look for the lineup to be announced soon on www.largemusic.com.