This week TFU infiltrates Art|Basel Miami, and we’re hitting up our top underground picks for this legendary week of Art, Music and the delicious melting pot of weirdos, wannabes & celebs.
Tuesday 12.5.17 TFU Top Pick.
Duh. Bjork DJ set here in Miami? Shout out to III Points & Mana Wynwood. Quite the pull. We’d normally bash celebs or other music genre artists for jumping on the “I’m a DJ now” bandwagon, but Bjork has always taken risks, and that’s underground as fuck. Built like a closing party, but we’ll take it as a unique Basel kick-off.
7 p.m. – who gives a shit. TICKETS
Wednesday TFU Top Picks.
Trade Miami along with Speaker Box Productions, Electronic Groove and a gaggle of locals bring together a nice lineup lead by the one & only Doc Martin. 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. FREE
This one’s for the OG’s and young alike – Underground pioneers Jellybean, Rich Medina and Tony Touch plus a nice local collective come together for a feelgood Feel the Spirit & Funkbox 4 on the floor throwdown at the Electric Pickle.
10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
We think using the music to do something for our home planet is underground as fuck, so yeah we’ve included love for NYC’s House of Yes & Zero Records‘ Art & Music benefit for Oceanic Global on our list. Rampue will melt your face.
10 p.m. – 6 a.m. FREE b4 12
Thursday TFU Top Picks.
The 3rd Annual Miami Love/Superfine! experience boasts 150 artists & a tune or 100 by Afrobeta plus some Inhale Miami yoga – oh yeah, and more giving back – proceeds benefit Marine Mammal Responders.
4 p.m. – 11 p.m. TICKETS
Street Art is UGAF and it includes Street Photography. Miami Street Photography Fest celebrates 6 years, and you can get your fix at the History Miami Museum. Over 50 global togs plus legends Alessandra Sanguinetti, Constantine Manos, Larry Fink, Richard Sandler, Maggie Steber, and Harvey Stein.
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. TICKETS
Local techno? Yep. Local heroes ALX & Leyva lay it down at the very new Villa Lounge Miami for a pop-up (yet it’s promoted ahead of time?)
11 p.m. – 6 a.m. FREE
Friday TFU Top Picks.
Another home run at Electric Pickle: Crew Love with Soul Clap, PillowTalk, David Marston, The Fitness & Pony with locals Will Renuart (resident), Gran Moxy & more. We already feel warm & fuzzy.
7 p.m. – 5 a.m. TICKETS
What’s a Friday night in the Magic City without a proper Heart party? This one makes our heart beat and gives us butterflies. Nic Fanciulli brings some friends Agoria, Audion and Eagles & Butterflies for a morning to remember. Another Humans Alike win.
11 p.m – it’s fucking Heart. TICKETS
Ladies of the Underground come together for a fiery spin session at SQL Miami? HELL YEAH. Props to Globalmixx and Lemon City Studios on this one.
10 p.m. – 6 a.m. TICKETS
Murals. Yes. And this one goes from the 8th through the 10th at Basel House (RC Cola Plant) plus a free drink when you RSVP (ALSO FREE). Free anything in Miami is underground as fuck.
You paying attention Miami? UGAF.
12 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily FREE
Saturday TFU Top Picks.
This made our Top Pick for Saturday because again: music & art for social change & our home planet is (say it loud for the back rows) underground as fuck. It may not be all house & techno, but we’ll make an exception for the cause. Besides, TFU has bow-down respect for the Host: Bill Kelly, Founder & Director of Miami Winter Music Conference (WMC, which was way before Miami Music Week and that Ultra Mess-tival). Shout out to Earthdance Florida, Govinda and the Earth Basel family for this one.
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. TICKETS
This one’s for the seasoned professionals only. 48 hours. That’s 2 whole days, kids. Legends and Locals. We won’t even go into the tagging, you already know. A big TFU salute to Heart & Humans Alike once again.
11 p.m. – do the mAth. TICKETS
Another one for the pros – 17+ hours with Solomun, Adriatique and Musumeci at Space. Looks like a B2B club hop is in order for this weekend, we feel the burn already. Proper respect to the Link Miami Rebels team.
11 p.m. – 4 p.m. TICKETS
Sunday TFU Top Pick.
A Sunday in culture-rich Overton/Wynwood filled with a righteous Florida triangle of selectors from Orlando, Tampa and Miami, at a spot called The Blind Pig? And it’s FREE? We’re down like, well, The Florida Underground. This one makes the Top Pick because of its unified vibe. Shout out to Made with Love and The Dance Relief.
2 p.m. – 5 a.m. FREE
TFU pick any night of the week for Art|Basel: DNSoTF.
There’s always a smooth flow, and you can always find a top international selector, respected local or five on the decks, along with Behrouz himself (he performs Saturday).
10 p.m. – 5 a.m. pretty much every night. TICKETS
And don’t forget our friends at ElektrikEventz and their Art|Basel Elektrik Fantasy IV: Dark Magick Seas MasqueRave Festival group tickets special this week only! A year will go by fast. 1 ticket. 5 people. Save $7 each on #BelieveinFantasy early bird tickets OR buy single tickets for 20% off using our code THEFLORIDAUNDERGROUND at check-out & get a FREE TFU TEE right here. Proceeds benefit Oceana and support Renewable Energy in the Sunshine State.
There are so many good parties this week, TFU will do our best to cover as many of these events as we can, but it depends on a few variables; from traffic to parking to how welcoming the door guys/hostesses are when our journalists show up to do their jobs of covering this amazing and eclectic underground scene for the world to see.
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