Newest mix from our own Tyler Schmith for the 2012 Winter Music Conference
Direct Download (MP3)
- Al Green - Gospel According to Al Green - Acorn
- Hardsoul ft. Ron Carroll - Back Together (Soul Purpose Mix) - Soulfuric
- Smoove & Turrell - In Deep (Kraak & Smaak Remix) - Jalapeno
- Nathan G-Come & Get It (Original Mix)-Large
- Liquideep - Feel It (Andre Lodemann Remix) - Deeper Shades
- Mic Newman - The Fidelity - Freerange
- Sonny Fodera - Missed Call (Original Mix) - Large
- Faisal-Start Over-Monkey See Monkey Do
- Yakka - Something For My Soul (Original) - Nite Grooves
- Hedonist - Chicago Nights (Original Mix) - Mjuzieek Digital
- Nick Harris - Surfing With Kilgore (Original Mix) - Stoned Immaculate
- Anthony Rother - Sleep - Data Punk
- Franky Rizardo - Real Love - Defected
- Mowgli feat. Amber Jolene - Back In The Day (Original) - Defected
- Superfunk & Ron Carroll - Lucky Star (Solomun Remix) - Noir Music
- Jay West - Smile - Brown Eyed Boyz Records
- Margaret Grace - My Love is Not Blind (Extended Vocal) - Save Your Soul
The conference is here and we’re jumping in! Watch out for live tweets from the Gourmetbeats twitter team to show up right here on the front page, or follow the list on twitter at http://twitter.com/gourmetbeats/wmc2012-gourmetbeats-team
Remember, you can see ALL of our WMC2012 featured posts by following the WMC2012 Tag. As our last WMC countdown post, we wanted to feature some of the parties that we may have missed. With 500+ events happening, there is just no way that we can cover all of it, and those that we featured here don’t even begin to scratch the surface of what’s out there. Here are a couple of others that we didn’t get to.
Future Classics (TODAY)
Organized by our good friends Terry Thompson and Neil Kurland, future classics at the National is going on its Fifth year at the conference, and features some of the biggest names in dance. The venue itself is out of this world, and this is sure to be a showcase of the wilder side of Miami.
Baltimore Soultree (WEDNESDAY)
Bringing that Baltimore sound to Miami and featuring our good friend N’Dinga Gaba, along with DJ Pope, Teddy Douglas and Cleo Khary, this will be a great place to get your dose of Soul on Wednesday!
Pool party featuring squirt gun battles, beach balls, and booty shaking music. Need we say more? Presented by our friends at SpinSpinNYC!
APT Entertainment Showcase (FRIDAY)
Another rocking day party, we’ll let the lineup speak for itself: Mark Farina, Sonny Fodera, Atnarko, Nutritious, Colette, Wattie Green, Olivier Desmet, Jason Hodges, Hanna Haise, Andy Riley, Joshua Iz, Hugh Cleal, Sleep & Boo, and Elephant Noise. What???
House Guests @ Love/Hate Lounge (SATURDAY)
This little bar down on Washington Ave is one of our favorite places in Miami. Last year we saw our top two performances of the conference here. It’s just large enough to allow comfortable dancing, has awesome sound, and the Saturday night party with DJ Sneak, DJ Mes, Sonny Fodera and DC’s own Dimitri Max is sure to be a showcase of jacking house at its finest.
The Un-Official WMC Hangover Vol. 4 (SUNDAY)
Sunday marks the end of the conference and our favorite closing party has returned to D’Vine Hookah Lounge! Featuring some of the best in the biz, including Oscar P, Jeff Craven, Jonn Hawley, Tommy Largo, JC Hanna, The Elders, and more, it’s a great place to unwind with friends before bidding farewell back to normal life.
Full event listings: http://www.thelistwmc.com/
Wednesday March 21st at Deluca
530 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
What's better than dancing to great music? Doing it for a great cause! Organized by our good friend Donny Sizemore (Sizemo) and featuring some great Gourmetbeats talent including The Elders and our own Tyler Schmith, the event hopes to raise awareness for the Campaign for Cancer Prevention which supports several of the world's largest and longest running studies into understanding cancer causes and preventions. It's free, but we suggest contributing to Donny's goal of $3,000 towards the cause!
Daytime parties are one of the best things about the Winter Music Conference. It's been cold all winter, and March in Miami is that perfect time when you can work on your tan while your friends are still wearing long-sleeves back home. The girls are in bikinis, the palm trees are swayin', and the hardest decision you'll have is choosing where to spend your day. If it's house music and outdoor revelry that you're looking for, March 23rd's Afternoon Delight is a great choice.
Going on its 7th year at the conference, A.D. has successfully remained one of the most exuberant and well attended daytime events at the WMC, bringing just the right mix of excellent music, lovely ladies, and ice cold popsicles. Adam Auburn of LA's Auburn Entertainment along with DAE Recordings and a host of other sponsors and contributors have successfully branded Afternoon Delight as a rocking ass party, and after being named as one of the best 5 daytime events in Miami by Mixmag, it's even expanded to LA where it is now a regular summer fixture.
One of the things that elevates Afternoon Delight from the rest of the daytime WMC events is the careful planning that's put into the lineup. Not just the top-tier talent that plays every year, but the thoughtful programming of set times which results in an overall experience that is cohesive and never boring. You can bet that as the sun is going down, the music will align with just how your feeling at that moment, and this makes for one of the best vibes we've experienced at the conference.
The lineup this year sticks with the recipe seen previously of proven crowd-moving performers and includes the likes of Todd Terry, Ron Carroll, Jamie Lewis, Andy Caldwell, Spinna, Jask, Groove Assassin, Adam Auburn, Aaron Dae & Dirty, and David Sabat. Recently moving to Oceans 10 @ 960 Ocean Drive, you can find tickets and guestlist requests at http://afternoondelight2012.eventbrite.com/
It's good to take a trip across the bay at least once when at the WMC. The Beach is great, but sometimes you need to replace the sand between your toes with the cold hard streets of the city. We suggest making The Electric Pickle your mainland destination. The description from their website probably does it the most justice: "An intimate, liquor fueled love machine, designed as a forum for creative expression and cross cultural exploration, geared towards the discerning music enthusiast." What more could you really want in a venue?? The Electric Pickle was host to some crazy parties last year including an exclusive appearance by DJ Harvey that we missed, only to hear that it was possibly one of the best nights of the conference. We learned our lesson and will not be making the same mistake in 2012.
The thing that we love about The Electric Pickle is that they take their mission of focusing on the "descerning music enthusiast" to heart. Looking at the lineup you can tell that they are not a venue that just books anyone that shows up with an act. They have a certain vibe - call it what you will - and the artists and events that they book reflect that. We're excited about the GIANT-Throbbing-Electric-Pickle-Invades-Miami party on the 25th, but they also have events from Crosstown Rebels, Air London, Planet E plus more! See all their events on the website.
Wednesday March 21st
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Who doesn't enjoy the VIP treatment every once in a while? The WMC has plenty of exclusive invite-only events, but no one seems to be doing it quite like Tommy Boy Entertainment. They have secured what has got to be on of Miami's most impressive venues. The New World Center is home to the New World Symphony and is a creation of legendary architect Frank Gehry. "Conceived to be at the intersection of music and architecture", the venue alone is worth the visit. Tommy Boy and Big H Entertainment in partnership with Belvedere Vodka, iheartradio, Haute Living, and Mercy will be hosting their sunset sessions at this amazing locale. If you can score a ticket, it's sure to be a memorable night.
Lineup includes live performances by Barbara Tucker, Eva, and Tion, plus sets from Afrika Bambaataa, Vision Factory, Laze and Royal, Denis Naidanow, Lee Dagger, RLP, Chris Cox, and R3HAB.
By invitation only, RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
We've created a list on twitter featuring a few select people who will be tweeting live from the 2012 Winter Music Conference! If you are going, think of it as your extra eyes on the street, telling you where the action is. If you aren't going to be there, it will offer some live coverage of the trending sounds of the conference, typically a barometer for what's to come in 2012. At the end of it all we'll be cataloging the tweets and giving a rundown of the whole event. Follow the list HERE - and remember you can see our complete coverage of the 2012 WMC under the #WMC2012 tag.
Who we're following:
@DJNutritious - DJ, Producer and Percussionist, New York's Nutritious is making waves in the house music scene as co-founder of SpinSpinNYC, Brooklyn Shakedown, and with his weekly Gratitude radio show.
@ZoeWilder - Dancer and self-described "Music Fiend", Zoe Wilder is Nutritious' partner in crime, helping to run SpinSpinNYC, hosting the Brooklyn Shakedown parties, and generally dancing wherever good music can be found.
@MzBehavinInBmor - Katie Elder misbehaves all over Baltimore, and she'll be doing the same in Miami. Resident DJ at Ultra Nate's Deep Sugar party, blogger, photographer and one-half of "The Elders", we're excited to see what kind of trouble she gets into at the WMC!
@Megan_ATS - Megan Tipton knows what makes people dance. She has an ear for music that any A/R rep would be jealous of, and she's not afraid to challenge the status-quo!
@Sizemo44 - Just Added! Donny Sizemore (Sizemo) is a Deep House veteran, spreading the love from coast to coast for years now. He's worked with some of the biggest names in the scene, and we're excited to have him tweeting for Gourmetbeats!
One of the best things about the Winter Music Conference is the huge variety of South Beach venues that will be hosting events. You can literally go to an amazing, multi-million dollar club with a top of the line sound system on Wednesday, and then go to a small family-owned corner bistro on Thursday, seeing the same level of world-renowned talent and having the same amount of fun at each. In fact, some of our best experiences at the WMC have been at the most unexpected of places, be it coffee shops, sushi bars, or hotel lobbies. The great thing about having such a tremendous amount of talent descending simultaneously into one city is that the music can sneak up and get you at almost any moment. It’s always recommended that you have your dancing shoes on.
One of those unexpected gems that ranked in our top-10 of party destinations last year was D’vine Hookah Lounge. D’Vine is a small family-owned wine bar and hookah lounge that sits on the busy thoroughfare of Lincoln Road. It's typically not a place that one would go to hear world-class house music, but some crazy DJs have plopped a giant stack of speakers and a booth right in the middle of the place for the duration of the WMC, and it works. It's intimate and comfortable, and full of like-minded house lovers all ready to dance, and the lineup is one you might expect at any of Miami's top super-clubs: Roy Davis Jr., Jonn Hawley, Sonny Fodera, Gene Farris, Corduroy Mavericks, Stacy Kidd... the list just goes on and on! Best of all, the events are completely free and when your legs are tired from dancing you can enjoy a hookah in one of the outdoor couches overlooking Lincoln road. This is most definitely on our list of places to be this year.
D'Vine is located at 445 Lincoln Rd., and you can see a complete list of events online at http://www.thelistwmc.com/wmcvenues/venue/131.html