Art Basel has established itself as the leading art exhibition in the United States including a music program that has little to envy from some of the world’s top electronic music conferences and festivals.
Here, we present our top picks from the different parties and events that will be happening that week.
Monday, December 4th
Electronic Groove has partnered with Arson Restaurant to deliver a unique night where food and music unite to celebrate the beginning of Art Basel Week. The 44-seater restaurant located on NE Second Avenue in the heart of downtown Miami will be the host of this special gathering. James Beard Award nominee Chef Deme Lomas will be in charge of ‘Mixing’ some delectable tapas as the prolific local duo Puma & Harry will be ‘Mixing’ some electic sounds with the style and class they are known for. The limited capacity event will be live-streamed at facebook.com/electronicgroove with the support of Black Flamingo Films.
Lineup: Puma & Harry
Wednesday, December 6th
Three Miami powerhouses get together to bring you a one of a kind event. The evening starts with an Electronic Groove live stream of Majunmasi’s Mark Slee followed by the unique and exclusive performance of Sublevel Live with Doc Martin featuring Lillia. Closing duties are in the hand of Confession’s Ben Finx and Speakerbox co-founder and Miami favorite Kike Roldan.
Thursday, December 7th
The Dutch producer and live act return to Miami, this time to pay an extended visit to The Electric Pickle during the art week.
Lineup: Ion Ludwig (Extended session)
Friday, December 8th
Bob Moses (Live) + tINI and the Gang – Art Basel Edition
The talented Canadian duo Bob Moses returns to Florida’s shores to guide you into a glorious morning at Space’s Terrace while Cap, Molly, and Sammy Dee keep things moving in the first tINI and the gang club party in the city.
Lineup: Bob Moses (Live), tINI, Sammy Dee, Molly, Cap
For the 4th year in a row, Crew Love visits Miami with three areas of sound at The Electric Pickle. Starting outside at 10 pm with a special 45 minutes set by Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap, continuing past your bedtimes upstairs on Miami’s most legendary dance floor.
Lineup: Soul Clap, PillowTalk (Live), David Marston, The Fitness & Pony, Ancient Deep, Gran Moxy and Los Negros aka Don Redfoxx & Shaney Shane
Guy Gerber, world-renowned curator, label head, DJ, and producer, will bring his iconic RUMORS showcase to the famed 1 Hotel for Art Basel. The day-into-night event sees the label’s return, bringing along its singular production and top-notch performances from the likes of NYC legend Bill Patrick, rising star Lauren Lane, Argentinian duo NonCitizens, and the Parisian prodigy Dead Tones.
Lineup: Guy Gerber, Bill Patrick, Lauren Lane, Noncitizens, Dead-Tones
Grammy-nominated producer and internationally acclaimed DJ Nic Fanciulli perform his first ever live show of his debut album ‘My Heart’. Agoria, Audion and Eagles & Butterflies will be supporting the British artist.
Lineup: Nic Fanciulli (live), Agoria, Audion, Eagles & Butterflies
Saturday, December 9th
Life and Death and Innervisions are excited to announce a brand new collaborative party concept that will make your heart swell at the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami. Making love over 12 hours, Rakastella promises to be a diverse and eclectic musical affair with romantic and intimate house vibes from start to finish.
Lineup: Ame || Ame, Axel Boman, Dixon, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Jennifer Cardini, Lovefingers, Mano Le Tough, Marvin & Guy, Moscoman, Octa Octa (Live), Red Axes
After bewitching tens of thousands of people crisscrossing the globe this summer, Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream touches down Miami at the famed 1 Hotel, for a singular open-air experience. The renowned record label and party series is a warm and welcoming music affair, attracting a broad spectrum of nomads, adventurers, day-dreamers and dancers. It’s the perfect rabbit hole for Art Basel’s artisans to lose themselves in.
Lineup: Lee Burridge, Bedouin, Yokoo
Solomun’s back-to-back party that had its fifth consecutive season in Ibiza this year comes to the city for a promising musical journey at Space’s non-stop terrace.
Lineup: Solomun, Adriatique
Three deep house maestros are joining forces in an intimate music soiree to continue Art Basel’s festivities. Get ready for some magic beats.
Lineup: Behrouz, Hoj, Gab Rhome
Miami’s infamous deep dance party returns to the city as their brightest heroes and darkest villains come together once again for the annual unsanctioned Art Basel masterpiece; F*ck Art | Let’s Dance.
Lineup: Osunlade, Eli Escobar, Tomas C, Captain Ridiculous, Will Renuart, Masha.
Sunday, December 10th
Argentinean progressive house legend closes out the Art Basel week at Miami’s most intimate room.
Lineup: Hernan Cattaneo, Kike Roldan
We hope you enjoy this week packed with so many adventures. Go see some art, and then continue to get your mind blown with this world-class lineup of parties!