WMCEEMEE!

There are only so many words I’m going to say about this year’s WMC. I hadn’t been since 2008, so I definitely felt unfamiliar to say the least. With the invasion of ‘EDM‘ ever so prevalent in recent years, I think it’s safe to say the SoFL scene is on the brink of demise.  Yet still managing to make my way around, I saw some good shows and some familiar faces. Thanks to the good homie Snipeskillz for making the trek alongside!

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M.O.P. got things started off (for us at least) for the Boom Bap party at the Blackbird Ordinary. Big shouts to Sven, Ynot and the Lazy Afternoon fam in attendance. That show was one hell of a way to kick things off!!

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Then it was off to the WoDnB (World of Drum & Bass)! We caught some of Dave Shichman, Drumsound, and NC-17. Not bad, but the crowd wasn’t at all what I expected. I’ve definitely seen much larger crowds for WoDnB Miami. Tried to bounce out to Hot Cakes for 2 Live Crew, but I guess we missed that one.

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North Beach.

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VERSACE VERSACE VERSACE!

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Wet Willies is among my favorite spots in South Beach. Of course not for the douche bro-house knobs, but for the ‘Call-A-Cab’ frozen daiquiri that they serve. Amongst a wide assortment of other flavor varieties. I’ve always said that the Call-A-Cab is the cheapest way to get drunk in SoBe.

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Come on pelican!

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What does WMC mean to you?

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The homie Gary (Stereotype) showed lots of love and hospitality. We visited his Apt downtown, just before hitting up FSoB to see Roni Size and Stanton Warriors. Turned out I missed LTJ‘s 2 hour set, which left me gutted! Still had a good time, only cause I dodged that outrageous cover charge… For a party that does not pay 80% of the billed talent, it’s actually a disgrace.

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A picture is worth 1,000 words?  Or just two really accurate ones?

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The Red Bull Guest House was an impenetrable fortress all weekend. On the private party tip, with crazy obnoxious levels of security throughout. Luckily we were able to weasel our way in on the coattails of Mr. Carmack for the Mad Decent party on Saturday. I was not all too familiar with this gentlemen before the day began, but have grown quite fond of him! (Not just because he squeezed in some Madlib).

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 Fire Marshall was not Feelin’ WAKA FLAKA.

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Then our adventures took us to the Wynwood Arts District in downtown Miami to visit the Do-Over. Really wanted to stick around for Benji B but I spent most of the time in the area snapping photos of all the amazing art painting the walls throughout the district. I was thoroughly impressed, and will most certainly be coming back in the near future for Art Basel.

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On our last night in Miami, we attended the homies night: Stank Love at Club Jazid. Got to see the homies rinse it and was most certainly the highlight of conference as far as vibe is concerned. Stereotype and Sopheye set things up, while Ben Soundscape (The Insiders) & A-Sides knocked em down!  Meanwhile house legends Dj Dan and Sneak held it down for the Houseguest party downstairs.

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For Sunday-Funday, of course you’ll find the crew at the beach lampin’! SoBe yet again for a very necessary pit stop at La Sandwicherie, which is likely the best Cuban sandwich you will have in your existence. Another pool party or two, and it was on the road North bound to Orlando. Bye bye Miami!

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While in ORL for the night, we quickly realized that a trip to SIN Night at HOB was an unapologetic requirement. Big shouts to Rob for holding down the boards all these years. And wow Magic Mike is, and has always been the man. A living legend on the turntables! Salute that man!! Thanks FLA for a good time!

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