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Wild Week at Winter Music Conference 2010

Posted in Events, Festivals, From the Front Lines (Show Reviews) with tags , , , on April 3, 2010 by worldromper

Miami! Miami! Miami! I just spent a wild week at Winter Music Conference 2010, quite possibly the world’s largest gathering ever of electronic music fans, freaks and friends in the flashy city of blingy blue ocean waves, lazy palm trees, slick star-scrapers and an energy level almost as high as the dance floor.

A week-long cavalcade of party after party after rave after boat after beach after pool after rooftop, WMC is most definitely a one-of-a-kind experience that every electronic music lover should experience at least once before you go to meet the great beatmaker in the sky.

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OFF TO MIAMI! DF5K’s Survival Tools for WMC 2010

Posted in Festivals, Lists with tags , , on March 24, 2010 by worldromper


I am packed and ready to dance upon the sacred playground in Miami! When I’m stopped at LAX for a “random search” yet again, the TSA will get to rifle through the following items in my bag:

  • Mullet
  • Water wings
  • Inflatable frog
  • Purple plastic fanny pack
  • Jar of 100 earplugs
  • Mentos
  • One bag of jellybeans, crème-filled Hershey’s kisses & chocolate-covered malted eggs
  • One bag of Twizzlers
  • One more bag of assorted candy bars and chocolates
  • Approximately one shit ton of Emergen-C
  • Seven bikinis
  • Hundreds and hundreds of flyers
  • Drew Best’s prescription glow-in-the-dark raver glasses
  • Rainbow hologram glasses
  • Package of glow bracelets (HEY I’M GOING TO ULTRA BOTH DAYS OKAY?!?)
  • Three-season sleeping bag – because you just never fucking know

…and a bag of chips

DF5K’s WMC 2010 Itinerary

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , on March 22, 2010 by worldromper

Thursday March 25- Arrive Miami 7:15 AM

  • Cadenza VS Desolate @ The Shelborne Beach Resort w/Luciano & Loco Dice
  • Twilight on the Tikki: Desyn Masiello, Demi, Omid & Naveen G
  • HARD Pool Party: Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Jack Beats, Proxy, Brodinski
  • Get Physical Beach Party: Thomas Schumacher, Matthew Dear, Jesse Rose
  • Bring on the Beats: DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, the Freestylers, Baby Anne
  • D25: Detroit Techno: Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Theo Parrish, Kenny Dixon Jr.
  • Blue Collar Showcase: Justin Martin, Riva Starr, Bruno Pronsato, Christian Martin, Jesse Rose, Nikola Baytala, Droog & more
  • SMOG vs Basshead: Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Plastician, 12th Planet, ras Kass, Excision, Datsik, Drop the Lime, Noah D, Mochipet, Von D, EMU, DLX, Steady, Pawn, DJ Evol, Dustmite, Kelly Dean & more

Friday March 26:

  • ULTRA Music Festival Day 1: TIESTO, Disco Biscuits, Groove Armada, Infected Mushroom, the Crystal Method, Rabbit in the Moon, Pretty Lights, Carl Cox, Luciano, Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors, Adam Freeland + 8 zillion more
  • Future Sound of Breaks: DJ Icey, Infiltrata, Plastician, Excision, Datsik, Nero, Borgore, Kutz, Noah D, Trillbass, Juan Basshead & more
  • Annie Mac Presents with DJ Mehdi, Jack Beats, Brodinski, L-Vis 1990 & more

Saturday March 27:

  • ULTRA Music Festival Day 2: Rusko, Glitch Mob, Skream, Deadmau5, Ghostland Observatory, Major Lazer, Bassnectar, Benga, Freqnasty, Nero, Caspa, Toddla T + 8 zillion more
  • Beatport Pool Party: LA Riots, James Zabiela, M.A.N.D.Y. & more
  • SLIPPERY fo SHO w/Mochipet, Fresh2Death, S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Pressha, Siren, HipGnosis, Stutterfly, Afromonk, Munkz, Goodroid, Bryce & MC Far Fetched
  • Dubstep Massive with DZ, EMU, Pawn, Somejerk, Juan Basshead, Babylon System, Kelly Dean, Steady & more
  • Miller Party Genuine Draft/Get Physical: M.A.N.D.Y. Live, DJ Hell, DJ T, Heidi & more
  • Metalheadz vs Bassdrive: Goldie, Bailey, Random Movement & more

Sunday March 28:

Monday March 29: SLEEP.

What am I missing? Tell me in the comments section below:

Top 10 Ways to Look Like a Winter Music Conference Virgin: The Anti-Guide for Noobs

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by worldromper


You want your glow to come from the inside, not from irreversible skin damage cause by the sun.

You want your glow to come from the inside, not from irreversible skin damage caused by the sun.

Take advantage of your time in Miami to experience as much as possible: do it up, do it right and do it all. However one thing you don’t want to do at Winter Music Conference is act like a tourist who showed up without a single clue and is just begging to get punked by shiesters, sun rays and sloppy drunkenness. Here are ten things to avoid doing at all costs unless you want to look like a Winter Music Conference NOOB:

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WMC 2010 Full Coverage

Posted in Events, Festivals, Note to Readers with tags , , , on March 20, 2010 by worldromper

Along with a team of writers I will be live-blogging and posting photos from all the crazy events of WMC 2010 over on, which is also a great source of all kinds of Winter Music Conference information, such as:

MIAMI Venue Listing and the Complete WMC 2010 Party Directory, including:

PLUS by my friend Ryan Xristopher:

A Short Guide to Current DJ Technology AKA What the hell are they doing up there?

The Genre Police: How to Have a Conversation about Electronic Music in Miami (or anywhere)

…and tons more.



with Mochipet, Fresh2Death (Ben Samples & Grek Fisk), S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Pressha, Siren, Hipgnosis, Stutterfly, Afromonk, Munkz, Gooddroid, Bryce, & MC Farfetched

Saturday March 27 @ Club Cinema Upstairs 673 Washington Ave. Miami Beach

10PM -5AM, FREE with RSVP to, 21+

Dubstep Massive downstairs


Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , on March 19, 2010 by worldromper

Miami Glitch and Glitch.FM bring you one of the only Glitch Hop parties of Winter Music Conference 2010 with a stacked lineup of amazingly talented master producers and performers; almost everyone will be doing live sets on controllers to smack down glitchy bass sounds created on the fly.

And it’s FREE with RSVP to, otherwise $15 at the door.

We present to you the CRUNKEST line up for WMC!

[Daly City Records]
Taipei, Taiwan

Fresh2Death (Ben Samples + Fisk)
[Denver Bass Squad]

[Basslab/Denver Bass Squad]

[ECE, Bass Drop Music, C89.5fm]

[Multi Music]
Oakland, CA

Des Moines, Iowa

Sarasota, Florida

Afro Monk vs Munkz
[ Glitch]
Miami, Florida

New York/Miami

[(954)Noise, CTC, Miami Glitch]
Broward, Florida

MC Farfetchd
Miami, Florida

Slippery goes down Saturday March 27th from 10PM to 5AM at Club Cinema (UPSTAIRS) located at 637 Washington Avenue Miami Beach.

There is a beautiful patio upstairs and plenty of lounge area, and we will have drink specials all night long. Downstairs there will be a special Dubstep party going down as well.