With Miami Music Week fast approaching, we felt that it was important to learn more about some of the key players involved in this year’s parties, as well as gain an insight into what makes the city such a special place. Ubi Hernandez is the Talent Buyer for Seven Lines Group, Miami’s leading promotional outfit. This year they have unveiled an unrivalled set of line-ups for the week. As well as a debut back-to-back showcase from Deerperfect and Descend, globally recognised brands such as ANTS, ML’s Area 10, Armada and Chuckie & Friends will be hosting some of their biggest events ever, with many of them already close to selling out. Hernandez has helped bring headliners such as Stefano Noferini, Cuartero, Mathis Kaden, MK, Tiga, Matthias Tansmann, EDX, Arty, Goldfish, and many more to 2019’s edition of Miami Music Week, covering every shade of house and techno under the Miami sun.
He was also previously the Director of A&R at Florida’s Revolution 93.5 FM, one of highest rated EDM radio stations in the US, so it’s safe to say he’s a leading figure in Miami’s dance music scene. We sat down with Hernandez to get his guide to the Magic City.
Best Place to Get a quick Bite: La Sandwicherie
Located in 229 14th Street Miami Beach. This location was established in 1988. A counter service stop for the best baguettes in town with their infamous sauce, a vinaigrette that is crazy delicious!
Best Place for Dinner: Komodo
Located in the Brickell area. You can have a delicious Southeast Asian dinner in a hip in a three-story indoor/outdoor local. Have their Korean Fried Chicken, you’ll thank me later.
Best Place to buy Records: Technique Records
For your vinyl needs, head on over to Technique Records located at 853 NE 79th St, Miami, FL. There you can peruse the rows of records for that gem you’ve been looking for.
Best Bar: Broken Shaker
Hands down the Broken Shaker. Their eclectic cocktail menu with handcrafted drinks made by some wickedly talented Mixologists. Located at the Freehand Hotel in Miami Beach, stop by for a good ambience and a stiff artisan drink.
Best Dancefloor: National Hotel
It goes without saying, that the best dancefloor in Miami is the terrace at Space Miami in Downtown for your night to day partying desires. However, if you want some sand between your toes, don’t forget to check out the pool parties at the National this year during WMC as we have some killer lineups featuring MK Area 10, Deeperfect Records vs Descend, ANTS Ibiza, Armada Invites and very special surprise guests. Tickets at: 7lines.electrostub.com
Best place for activities: Basement Miami
Located at the Edition Hotel, has it all from an ice skating rink, to a bowling alley which both boast some funky lights and groovy beats.
Best Place for a date: The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel
Take your sweetheart to The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel on South Beach. From their Croquetas de Jamón (Spanish ham béchamel fritters) to their Cuban Coffee Rubbed Churrasco to their deconstructed Key Lime Pie, everything is delectable. As they say in Spanish, “barriga llena corazon contento”, English translation “full belly happy heart”. Enjoy! The Bazaar
Best Place to relax: The Esencia Wellness Spa
This is definitely the place to decompress. Located at the Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, do your body and soul a favor and treat yo’ self. The Nobu Zen is just one of the many treatments offered and is comprised of a massage tailored to your needs. Along with your massage you will have access to heaven aka the relaxation room, which overlooks the pool area and where you can enjoy some yogurt covered pretzels, dried fruit and ice cold lemon water for some extra hydration.
Best Place for sight seeing: Duck Tour
Take a Duck Tour! Yes, I said “Duck” Tour and no I don’t mean Quack Quack, Ducks. Take a 90 minute tour of some of Miami’s landmarks from land to sea.
Best Place to deal with a hangover: VITASQUAD
A little needle prick is nothing compared to a WMC hangover, so hit up the VITASQUAD. Get their VITAHYDRATE to treat that pesky hangover and be brought back to life. Conveniently located in Miami Beach you can stumble in for a treatment or if your feeling defeated you can have them make a “hotel” call with their mobile service.
Wednesday, March 27th: Deeperfect Records vs Descend Records (MMW Opening Pool Party)
Thursday, March 28th: MK presents The Area 10 Pool Party
Friday, March 29th: DJ Chuckie + Friends Pool Party
Saturday, March 30th: Armada Invites Pool Party
Sunday, March 31st: ANTS (Ibiza) Miami Music Week – Closing Pool Party