DJ Mag pool party was full of people bursting with energy ready to kick off Miami Music Week on Wednesday, March 25th at The Surfcomber in South Beach, Miami.
Photos By Poselski Brothers Photography
Of course Hardwell was there to welcome his boys on stage. Early in his set, Dannic played his progressive house track with Shermanology “Wait For You,” released on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings label. Shortly after we heard “They Don’t Know Us” produced by Borgeous with stunning vocals blaring through the speakers; “they don’t see the way we dance and they don’t see the way we love…” I was a witness to the entire crowd dancing and singing along while the blazing Miami sun was beating down upon us.
Dyro dropped Naten’s first track released on his new label, WOLV, titled “Automation;” an electro house track exploding with intensity. Crowd members were rocking WOLV hats supporting Dyro’s new record label. A memorable track he played was Nom De Strip’s ballsy remix of Deadmau5′ “The Reward Is Cheese” which had everyone buzzing and Calvin Harris’ anthem “Summer”. Coming from New York, Miami sure did feel like summer.
The surprise guest was none other than young superstar Martin Garrix to continue the Dutch invasion. He played his contagious dance records such as electro house track produced with MOTi titled “Virus,” out on Spinnin’ Records, and a mash up of “Turn Up The Speakers” produced with Afrojack vs. John Legend’s “All Of Me”. Garrix is also extremely entertaining to watch on stage.
My personal favorite set of the day was Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, these two Greek/ Belgian Djs seriously brought the heat as we transitioned into the night. They played W&W’s track “Rave After Rave” which seemed fitting as the lights were flashing under the giant canopy at The Surfcomber. The highlight of the night is when they dropped the intro of Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says (Get The F*ck Up)” and seemingly blended it together with “Nova” produced with Tujamo & Felguk. The crowd went off and my 13 year old self was super pumped to hear “Simon Says” ‘cause it was played in the scene when the bad guy shot the glass behind Drew Barrymore and she fell down the hill naked in Charlie’s Angels. That track is SO badass. Anyways… they also played another throwback by Eurythmics titled “Sweet Dreams” and high energy track “Tales Of Tomorrow” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Fedde Le Grand featuring Juilan Perretta on vocals. Lastly, another massive track to remember was Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix vs. Armin Van Buuren “Ping Pong Tremor” (Hardwell Mash Up).
Speaking of massive, can we talk about the sound system at The Surfcomber?? Pure Groove Sound Systems is a aesthetically unique and technologically advanced system. It’s sound and signature orange coloring was created by former NASA Director of Electroacoustic Research Tom Danley. Pure Groove is the first system to be made entirely out of eco-efficient materials and recycled materials; making it not only top of the line in development, but ecologically safe.
Most recently, Pure Groove has been used by Annie Mac during her UK show at The Guild Hall and will be supplying sound for The Silent Disco Stage at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Festival next month. Eco- friendly, sounds great, and is Mac approved- we’re sold!
Thank you Dj Mag for throwing a banger of a party in Miami!
-Ashley Zucker for EDMNYC
-Photos by Poselski Brothers Photography