Opening with the Winter Music Conference’s official opening party on Tuesday March 26th, the EPIC Pool Parties are quickly becoming Miami Music Week’s most talked-about events. A partnership between Electric Ibiza, Jonathan Cowan and the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, the week sees some of the scene’s biggest party crews taking charge of the iconic rooftop pool with a who’s-who of dance music in tow. Even with the weekend plans still firmly under wraps, Do Not Sleep, Defected and Repopulate Mars have now dropped their respective line-ups and, as expected, it’s more than just a statement of intent.
On Wednesday March 27th, Do Not Sleep will bring their inimitable brand of heavy-duty house and underground techno to the EPIC Hotel for a party that is guaranteed to start the weekend early and ensure the poolside is bouncing from start to finish. With more still to be announced, Phase 1 of the line-up features WMC legend Danny Tenaglia whose history at the event speaks for itself and has regularly provided the week’s most memorable sets. Darius Syrossian will be on hand for an eclectic journey through everything house, as will another currently unannounced DNS Ibiza resident to ensure the techno side of things is well represented. Luigi Madonna will be bringing a flavour of the White Isle to proceedings, whilst Steve Lawler throws down a full-flavour poolside set for the true Warriors. With more special guests still to be announced, this one is definitely a date to keep an eye on.
As part of the brand’s appropriately epic 20th anniversary celebrations, Thursday March 28th will see the Defected family deliver their infectious house sound with some seriously heavyweight talent on show. The legendary Kenny Dope will be their first special guest, with sets from Sam Divine, Riva Starr and Monki all showing why the brand is still top of their game after two decades. Low Steppa and Josh Butler will both be dropping some serious fire as Jacky, Jess Bays and Ferreck Dawn round off a premier showcase from the biggest crew in house music.
Arriving though the stargate on Friday March 29th is Repopulate Mars’ crack team of the finest tech house selectors in the galaxy, with Lee Foss leading the way. Joining him is house legend MK, with Detlef and Nathan Barato going B2B, and Michael Bibi delivering some serious bassweight of his own. Eli Brown will be playing B2B with Mason Maynard, whilst Max Chapman, Secondcity and Huxley go toe-to-toe-to-toe for an exclusive B2B2B. Joining the already solid line-up are scene favourites Prok | Fitch and Danny Howard, with Mirko Di Florio, Natalia Roth and Kaysin completing what is promising to be one of the week’s most eventful parties. Oh, and did we mention the special guests?
The calibre of talent being prepped for arrival is raising the bar and ensuring the EPIC Pool Parties are going to be the crown jewel in the WMC’s fresh new look for 2019 – earlybird full week passes are available now for just $100, with the price set to increase to $150 on Friday February 1st.
03.26 – Official WMC Opening Party
03.27 – Do Not Sleep
03.28 – Defected
03.29 – Repopulate Mars
03.30 – TBA
04.01 – TBA