Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WMC 2010: The Aftermath.......

Another great time was had by all this year at Miami, Florida's annual WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE. Saw a ton of familiar faces and met some new friends as well. A quick run-down of the week...

Kicked off the week nicely on Wednesday @ Jazid for the WMC edition of 'STANK LOVE' (big shouts to THE SUBSTITUTES for throwing another rocking party). I was accompanied by talented Florida-based vocalist JETT during my set. Thanks JETT!

Early Thursday, it was over to old haunt LIQUOR LOUNGE for the BASSDRIVETUNES label launch day party which featured a number of the station's DJs including Miami-based FUSION featuring MC DIRECT among many others.

Later that evening, we headed to PURDY LOUNGE for my set at the 'CALL + RESPONSE' party. With great music from METHODUS, ATLANTIC CONNECTION, and tons of others, it was a great way to get prepped up for the evening. Big thanks to ELECTRON C and kru for putting this on.

Rounding out Thursday, we headed to MEKKA for 'THE WORLD OF DRUM+BASS' party. Really nice venue with multiple rooms, the music was banging all night with an especially epic set from BREAKAGE in the main room. Big thanks to the COMPRESSION kru out of San Fran for holding things down at this party and also to EDWARD OBERON for tagging with me during my set and also the mic control from MC DIRECT.

Friday, it was over to the downtown bayfront for the first day of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL. I'd actually never been to the fest, and it was definitely a massive feast for the eyes and ears. With multiple stages and genres of music displayed, I got to represent DRUM+BASS alongside ORLANDO's CIRCLE K and MC COLLABORATOR (and aldo got a chance to have a whirl on the new PIONEER CDJ 2000s ...they are very dope).

Late-night on Friday, it was back to the LIQUOR LOUNGE for the DRIVEN AM and friends' showcase which featured artists from the management company and music label's roster alongside a number of close friends. Big thanks to DAVE SHICHMAN for throwing a fun and FREE party for all the WMC-goers. Good times.

Saturday afternoon, it was kick-back time to chill out for a minute on OCEAN DRIVE...

...and then it was straight over to the second annual METALHEADZ vs BASSDRIVE party. This year it was held at the HEATHROW LOUNGE and proved to be a truly memorable night with great music and vibes on both floors. Big big thanks to OVERFIEND, DVUS, DFUNK, JAMIE and ELIZABETH SMITH, A-SIDES, METHODUS, and all the fans and supporters who made the night another success.

Closed things out on Sunday night back up at the FUSION/URBAN CHEMISTRY RECORDINGS studio for their weekly BASSDRIVE show 'LAB SESSIONS' which turned into a 10-hour marathon set as we overlapped into 'SUNDAYNITEFEVER' territory. A great way to close out the week. Big thanks to the FUSION guys for the hospitality and good times. Until next year..........

** If you'd like to check out the rest of the week's pictures, head on over to the gallery: •• HERE ••