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WMC 08 - As it was...

Miami WMC 08: As it was...
Down the Rabbit Hole
Dr. Agatston created the South Beach Diet to help people lose weight. Hmm? After extensive field research in South Beach by our own experts, we discovered the true secrets behind this diet:- 1) No Sleep, 2) Very little food, 3) Lots & lots of Dancing and 4) much mind-altering consumables. If you were on the same diet in Miami, then you understand that it took us a while to recover from the week's worth of music and debauchery known as the Winter Music Conference. Going on it's 23rd year, the WMC has evolved into a clubber's paradise where the world's best DJs gather to show who can rock it hardest. There's no better way to give you an accurate description then to let our pictures do the talking. Our photographers were especially selected due to their finely-honed sense of F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out). As an upshot, they hit it hard and fast, documenting a record amount of events. We’d like to thank our high-powered camera-toting Delta Force comprised of Damien Miller (Sapient Photography), Bennett Sell-Kline (BSKphoto), Peter Dada (RiseSF), Kevin Sam and our own Sam Khedr for braving the path down the rabbit hole to bring you the most extensive collection of photo coverage for this year’s WMC. So fix yourself a drink, put on your favorite dance mix, turn off the lights, and enjoy the show. (FR) link View All Pictures Here!

WMC 08 Photo Gallaries:

The Best of WMC 2008
link 5th Annual - 144 Hours Of Dance, Decadence & Debauchery

March 25 | Tue
link The Ambassadors Opening Day @ The Sky Rooftop
link Shelter Party @ Shine

March 26 | Wed
link Danny Tenaglia Marathon @ Pawn Shop
link Miami Gets Salted @ The Fifth
link Gotsoul Therapy @ Karu-Y
link Sex On Wax vs Canada Loves Miami @ Shelborne Poolside
link King Street Sounds @ Sony Building
link Bob Sinclar @ Victor Hotel Rooftop
link MIAMBIENT @ The Standard Hotel & Spa
link Subliminal Sessions @ Cameo
link Network Miami @ Spire Deck Rooftop

March 27 | Thr
link OM: MIAMI 2008 @ Karu-Y
link Juicy Beach @ Nikki Beach
link BeatPort Pool Party @ Remix Hotel - The National
link LemonAID: A Benefit for NextAid @ Hotel Shelley
link IDM Ceremony @ Miami Beach Resort & Spa
link President Hotel WMC Showcase @ President Hotel
link Smart Bar Chicago @ Beach Plaza Hotel Gardens

March 28 | Fri
link Sasha & Digweed Boat Party @ Boat
link Miami Gets DEEP @ The Gem
link Pacha Ibiza @ Shelborne Poolside
link Remix Hotel/Beatport Pool Party @ Remix Hotel/National Hotel
link Miami's Most Wanted @ Beach Plaza Hotel Gardens

March 29 | Sat
link MUSIC2 @ Opium Garden and Prive
link Sunset Soiree @ Delano Poolside
link Hi Tek Soul @ Beach Plaza Rooftop
link Listed Loves Mobilee @ Townhouse Rooftop

March 30 | Sun
link Nikki Beach Closing Party @ Nikki Beach
link Scooter & Lavelle @ B.E.D.
link Remix Hotel/Beatport Pool Party @ Remix Hotel - The National
link Sunday School for Degenerates @ Sixx

Life Size Mousetrap
The famed board game miniature has turned into a life-size spectacle! This giant Rube Goldberg device is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot, 2,000-lb game board.The Mousetrap will snap into action for a weekend of fanatical fun offering two distinctive sets of performances for adults and families. Other attractions include Chicken Sh!t Bingo, an Ax Throwing Contest, Rat-Tac-Toe, tunes by DJ Deep-fry, and David Apocalypse's Oddity Museum Date: Friday, 4/18 Time: 2:00pm-12:00am. Place: 702 Earl St. SF,CA. Cover: $10
link More Info (WF)

Tenori-On tour
Ok, so normally we aren't ones to support the marketing of products, but this thing looked so cool, we thought we'd give it some love. The Tenori-On is an innovative new musical instrument which incorporates an interesting new visual element to music composition. Using it's 256 LED buttons, the Tenori-On turns the music you create into a "moving wall of light graffiti", that is "painted" as you press the buttons. How cool is that? Designed for advanced users and as an introductory instrument for people that want to compose, the Tenori-On is going on tour, with it's San Francisco stop being at Ten 15. This multi-media presentation will be led by it's inventor Toshio Iwai, and will feature performances using the Tenori-On by artists such as Robert Lippok, Pole, Sutekh, I am Robot and Proud, Nathan Michael and Safety Scissors. So show up, "ooh" and "aahh", listen to some tunes, and you might even win a free Tenori-On! (Unless I beat you too it!). Date: Friday, 4/18, Time: 10pm, Place: Ten 15, link More Info (JV8)

Link Of The Week

Uncle Jay Explains the News
Tax time! In America there are no exceptions, so let’s hope Pope Benedict is keeping all his receipts. Stories in the news have been sort of like taxes, too, because they just won’t go away: the fighting in Iraq, the sinking economy, the squabbling Democrats, the ailing airlines, the Rolling Stones. Uncle Jay explains it all!.
link here

Flyer Of The Week

Our flyer of the week is For Stiletto @ AsiaSF


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Event: Soft Target
Venue: 222 Club
DJs: Solar,Brian Walls, David Marks
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: no cover
If you're looking to get back on the groove after returning to the work week grind, but aren't ready for the full-on experience, then start things off at Soft Target. This Tuesday techno jam is notorious for hitting you with techy and minimal beats to get you back in the flow. Putting the beat back into your week is Sunset's DJ Solar, so you know that dance floor control will be in good hands. (JV8)

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Event: Love It Wednesdays
Venue: Icon Ultra Lounge
DJs: Mark Rae, J Boogie, Michael Tello, No Battles
Music: house, hip hop, funk, breaks, reggae
Cover: $8 b4 11pm, $12 after
Mark Rae and Rhys Adams traveled all the way to Jamaica for a musical exploration that eventually led to the creation of "Yes King." The name originates from a Jamaican greeting given over the course of making the album and eventually became the essence of the project. Combine Jamaican-inspired dancehall, ska and ragga with hip-hop and R&B and you've got a Wednesday night that'll rock this world! (EB)

Event: Satellite Wednesdays
Venue: Anu
DJs: Barry Weaver,Ramyt, Kevin Knapp,Scott Carrelli
Music: house, techno, minimal
Cover: no cover b4 10pm, $5 after
The long running Satellite jammy is a special one for those who know. West Coast veteran DJ Barry Weaver drops the diverse mix of house and techno that only an experienced house rocker knows how to make, while Hawaiian flowmaster Ramyt gives the mix that makes you wish you were on the Islands. Throw in the Satellite residents, and you know you'll need an extra cup of coffee come Thursday morning. (JV8)

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Event: Phonic (2 Year Anniversary)
Thursday, April 17th
The Endup
Lee Mortimer, LadyHouse, Jason Greer, Sharon Buck, Paul Thomas
Music: house
no cover, b4 11pm, $10 after

What started up as Minx and currently known as Phonic, is now celebrating 2 years of bringing you the beats to get your weekend started early. Helping you celebrate in style, Phonic is bringing in Liverpool DJ and producer Lee Mortimer to throw down his signature techy and jackin house style. Throw in Phonic resident Ladyhouse and birthday boy Jason Greer, and you'll wish anniversaries happened every week! (JV8)

Event: Afrolicious
Venue: Elbo Room
DJs: Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz
Music: afro beat, soul, funk, disco, latin
Cover: $5
With sounds reminiscent of Fela Kuti, Roy Ayers, and Tito Puente, Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz will be taking you on a journey through jazz, funk, disco, afro beat and nu jazz. These brothers usually get down with live elements to accompany them in their set, leading to a new stereophonic element not experienced at most club events. Get up, get out and groove down. (WF)

Event: Lovehouse
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Frenchy Le Freak, Pheeko Dubfunk, Vahid, Dirtyhertz
Music: house, trance, funky house
Cover: tba
Get down with your bad self at Lovehouse with some of your favorite DJs in house music. Frenchy Le Freak feeds off the crowds energy, gaining momentum as partygoers get excited for his funky house. Pheeko Dubfunk works his magic behind the decks with his dub laced house while Vahid and Dirtyhertz drop the hottest in bass heavy, tripped out house. (CQ)

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Event: OM: Spring Sessions w/ Supreme Beings of Leisure
Friday, April 18th
Supreme Beings of Leisure, Turntables on the Hudson, Samantha James, J Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Black Spade, Hakobo, Proof, Rob G, Dj Fluid.,
Music: house, dub, funk, hip hop
$15 presale

Tonight Om Records has pulled together an amalgam of time tested talent as well as some new favorites. What makes tonight different is that most of the headliners are accompanied by a full band or various live elements. Back from a six year hiatus, Supreme Beings of Leisure will be dropping a full band performance. In addition, Turntables on the Hudson will be dropping a mix of live percussion with afrobeat, house and latin beats. There are too many headliners here to go on a tangent, but this line up most is impressive and should not be missed. (WF)


Event: No F#$%king Requests Ever
Friday, April 18th
222 Hyde
Limeowolf, 40 Thieves ,
Music: house
no cover b4 10pm $5 after

Expect the unexpected tonight as residents M3 & Ryan Poulsen (aka Limowolf ) play whatever the fuck they feel like spinning. One thing this duo knows how to do is get the dancefloor jamming, so you'll probably never even get the urge to make a request. To make the night extra funky, 40 Thieves will be bringing some groovy disco-house. Get there early for Dinner Party Records' happy hour pizza party starting at 6pm! (EB)

Event: Da Joint Celebration & Finale
Venue: Milk
DJs: Derrick D, Shortkut, Blaqwest, Mr. E, Royce
Music: hip-hop, party rock
Cover: $5 before 11 pm, $10 all night
Da Joint is coming to an end after 7 years of providing the masses with quality hip-hop and party rock, ending it's run on a high note. Derrick D, Shortkut, Blaqwest, Mr. E and Royce all dust off their finest old skool, new skool and classic records to celebrate all that the Da Joint has created and not to mourn that it's finally coming to an end. Come pay your respects to Da Joint. (CQ)

Event: Funkconnection
Venue: Mighty
DJs: Nick Thayer, Romanowski, Tal M. Klein, Chris Nicholson, Motion Potion
Music: funk, breaks, hip-hop
Cover: $10 advance, b4 11pm
Tal M. Klein celebrates his newest release "Plastic Starfish" at Funkconnection this Friday. His album will be released April 28, but he can't wait for you to experience the result of hours of crate digging.  Aussie breaks God Nick Thayer brings his electic style to the decks while South City records remixer Chris Nicholson throws down on the 1s and 2s. Motion Potion and Romanowski join forces to commemorate James Brown and his birthday, so be prepared for all things James Brown! (CQ)

Event: Sander van Doorn
Venue: Ruby Skye
DJs: Sander van Doorn, James Williams, Jonathan Williams
Music: house, progressive, trance, hip-hop, downtempo
Cover: presale $15
Dutch DJ/producer Sander van Doorn is achieving stuff dreams are made of – he just wiped out WMC Miami with Best Breakthrough Artist at the IDMAs – and sits at #15 on DJMag's prestigious Top 100 poll. Every van Doorn production of 2007 has sent tidal waves through the electronic music industry with support from DJs in many genres. He continues to fill top clubs around the world, and now you can experience the hype as he tours with his debut artist CD, Supernaturalistic. (ST)

Event: SICK!
Venue: Matador
DJs: Jason Knight, Jeffrey Allen, Jonathan Neil, Kuze, MeekRob
Music: techno, tech house
Cover: no cover
It's going to be another SICK night of deep techno and tech house beats at Matador. Jason Knight has been known for his take on tech trance over the years, and has recently branched out into the techno and electro spheres to forge a new sound. Everyone's favorite pink sweatband-wearing Jeffrey Allen will drop filthy twisted drums and basslines that'll make you think twice and dance twice as hard. No cover and bangin beats in an intimate location? SICK! (JV8)

Event: Stiletto: Prom Nite!
Venue: AsiaSF
DJs: Corey Biggs, Eric Sharp, Forever 21
Music: electro, house, rock
Cover: $8
Looking to relive the prom? No matter how long it was, Stilletto gives you the perfect opportunity to relive the end of the high school days. Notorious for it's theme-oriented indie rock/electro shindigs, Stilleto is letting you celebrate the prom you always wanted, so put on that corsage, vote for prom king and queen, and go on a twisted ride down memory lane! (JV8)

Event: Stompy: Nitty Gritty
Venue: Pink
DJs: Justin Long, Deron, Tasho
Music: house
Cover: tba
SF's underground house music standard, Stompy, returns and this time they're taking over Pink for a little Nitty Gritty. Tonight, they're featuring Chicago's Justin Long , one of best kept secrets in house music. He's played with heavy hitting house DJs and released tracks on some the largest labels, such as: Classic, Junior Boys Own, Music for Freaks and Cajual. Long is here tonight to drop his undeniable Chicago flavor for the masses, so check out what you've been missing. (WF)

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Event: Junkie XL & Tommie Sunshine
Saturday, April 19th
Junkie XL, Tommie Sunshine
Music: dance rock, funk, electro
$10 Presale Enter Access code “Sunshineto get diiscounted price.

Dutch-born LA-transplant, Junkie XL, has been a much sought after remixer as of late and recently released a remix of Madonna's new single "4 Minutes." His latest album "Booming Back at You" marks a return to JXL's dance-rock roots and his single "More" will be featured in the new EA Need For Speed Pro Street game. He's an energetic performer, likes to keep it upbeat, and says "I wanted to capture that…and the album as a whole, throws that vibe right back at the fans." (EB)


Event: Deep Blue w/ Doc Martin
Saturday, April 19th
underground location
Doc Martin, M3, Rooz, Helicoptor (Gordon & Sunwoo), Bo, Jimmy B, Ken Minn
Music: house, electro, techno
$15 - 20

Geat ready for another great Deep Blue party with an underground house pioneer: Doc Martin. As a major influencer in the underground house movement in San Francisco, Doc helped establish SF as the West Coast's capital for house music. Despite living in Los Angeles and having numerous gigs in the US and abroad, Doc stays true to the underground vibe by dropping his signature house and disco sound at Deep Blue. Come down and get your groove on with a house music legend. (JV8)

Event: 4th Annual Aries Underground
Venue: The Endup
DJs: Jared F, J-Bird, Jason Greer, Solar, Seven, Mancub, Sol, Nick Thayer, Mancub, Ben Seagram, Dean Samaras, Eric Sharp, Dfunkt
Music: house, breaks, progressive house, tech house, minimal house
Cover: $10 w/ RSVP
Tonight The Show celebrates the 4th Annual Aries Underground. Birthday DJs (too many to mention) rock 14 hours of non-stop house, breaks, progressive house, tech house, and minimal madness. Being the first sign of the zodiac, headstrong Aries is a pioneer, so it's not surprising that this lineup sports some of the most innovative and groundbreaking underground crews in the city. Sunset, Brass Tax, NK7, Space Cowboys, Rock it Science, and SENSE all have a hand in this event, so 4-20 it underground house style. (ST)

Event: A Match Made in Heaven
Venue: underground, check on Friday for location
DJs: Syd Gris, Icon, Vinkalmann, Smoove, Dex Stakker, Dulce Vita
Music: breaks, electro, tech funk
Cover: $10 b4 11:00 pm or 'playafied', $15 otherwise
An anonymous Opulent Temple supporter has offered to match all the donations collected through their website until 4/20 and all profits made at this party. It truly is a match made in heaven! Your participation counts twice as much, so show OT just how much you want them back at the playa and celebrate the beginning of 420 with some sick breaks and tech-funk at a sweet underground. (EB)

Event: Black Market Techno
Venue: Club Oasis (135 12th St Oakland)
DJs: Todd Sines, Sassmouth, Evan Rhodes, Mike Rhythm, Razvan, Farzana, IXD,dcoy
Music: techno, house, minimal
Cover: $5 b4 11pm, $10 after
Oakland's Black Market Techno keeps the rhythm going and this time they're pushing the envelope by bringing in two techno stormers. Accomplished producer and DJ Todd Sines hits you with both barrels with a combination live and DJ performance while Chicago techno diva Sassmouth drops the style which rocked the Beatport tent at 2007's DEMF. Throw in Detroit-bred house DJs Mike Rhythm, Evan Rhodes and the BMT residents, and you'll have beats thumpin in your head long after the music is done! (JV8)

Event: Change
Venue: Levende Lounge
DJs: Short Bus Kids (DK Watts & Lance Leber), Naz, Johnny
Music: house, funk, electro, breaks
Cover: donation
Do you go to the same clubs every weekend? Well, change it up! RiseSF has teamed up with Bounce House Recordings for a new monthly party sure to get the dancefloor raging. DK Watts and Lance Leber (aka Short Bus Kids and Bounce House co-founders) will be serving the funk before DJ Naz drops the deep and silky stuff. Then, RiseSF DJs Johnny "Rock" and Little B will mix it up with some sexy electro. (EB)

Event: Collide
Venue: 222 Club
DJs: Jeno, Galen
Music: house
Cover: tba
Jeno, from the famed "Wicked Crew" who helped define the San Francisco sound, will join Tweekin Record's Galen for an intimate night at the 222 Club. Both DJs have been major players in San Francisco's aboveground and underground music scenes. People may offer you drugs on the street outside the club, but the best drug is the music inside. (EB)

Event: Fiction meets Dubzilla
Venue: supperclub
DJs: Nikita, Andre Lucero, The Worker, Christian Schmidt, Ripple, Subtek & Enzyme, Samsupa & Kozee, Jus Wan, Cyan & Dashe
Music: techno, minimal, house,dubstep
Cover: $10
Looks like it's war and supperclub is the battleground. Bumpin tech house beats meet deep and driving dubstep feats when techno coalition Fiction meets Dubzilla. In the main room, Endup superstar Nikita drops his signature deep minimal tech house style alongside Fiction residents, while DJs from Full Melt, Grime City and Brapdem turn into the dance floor monster known as Dubzilla. It may be war on the decks, so watch your ass for dance floor destruction! (JV8)

Event: French Kiss
Venue: Vessel
DJs: Frenchy LeFreak, Gordon Waze
Music: house
Cover: discounted admission b4 10pm
Everybody knows the best kind of kiss is a Frenchy one, so put a little tongue in your partying this weekend! Frenchy le Freak's obsession with music started at a very early age in Toulouse, France and he hasn't stopped cultivating his improvisational style of deep, funky house ever since. Find your French Kiss partner and get your LeFreak on at Vessel! (EB)

Event: Just Boogie
Venue: 1015 Folsom
DJs: Vahid, Kevin Kind, Brian Salazar, Kayvan, Cyber Joe, John Beaver, JB, Illtracks
Music: hip-hop, house, techno
Cover: $25 presale
For those of you wanting to Just Boogie, visit 1015 this Saturday to do just that. DJ Vahid throws down his signature funky progressive and electro house while Kevin Kind drops your favorite hip-hop and 80's classics. Brian Salazar takes a break from throwing Mingle to party hard, Kayvan keeps the crowd moving with his bass thumping house and Cyber Joe, John Beaver, JB and Illtracks all rock the 1s and 2s. (CQ)

Event: Lotus
Venue: Great American Music Hall
DJs: Lotus, Gram Rabbit
Music: electronica,rock
Cover: $15
Tired of turntables or looking for a different dance music experience? Lotus is a live rock band that uses all live instrumentation to create dance rhythms and melodies with house, breakbeat, funk, jazz, and psychedelic influences. The Philadelphia-based five-piece jamband has been playing together for nine years and their high-energy live shows are perfect for a clubber looking to expand their horizons. (EB)

Event: Tedd Patterson
Venue: Temple
DJs: Tedd Patterson, David Harness, Tone, Destro
Music: house, electro, nu disco.
Cover: $10 b4 11pm, $20 aftger
Veteran DJs like Tedd Patterson don't come a dime a dozen. Originally cutting his teeth in Atlanta, Tedd moved on to become a leader in his generation of New York house DJs. In addition to his work with labels like Emotive and Liquid Groove, and regular NY gigs, he went on to have regular guest spots abroad at clubs like Ministry of Sound and Pacha. He describes his style as adventurous and diverse, often blending a variety of forms to create a dance floor fusion. DJs like Tedd don't come around too often, so treat yourself to a true dance floor technician. (JV8)

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Event: Beat Symposium
Venue: Golden Gate Park (Bunny Meadow)
DJs: Jason Knight, Spacelotus, Hans Gruver, Freshstep, Mystic
Music: soulful house, tech house, techno
Cover: no cover
Why party inside when you can party outside! Today at Bunny Meadow in Golden Gate Park those boys from are having a BBQ beat throwdown.  Appearing today is special guest, Coda co-founder, Jason Knight. This all out blast, starting at 11am till dark, wouldn't be complete without hoopers and fire dancers and a percussion group for the later hours. Go out. Catch some rays. Hear some tunes and grill some stuff. (WF)

Event: Cypress Hill
Venue: The Fillmore
DJs: Cypress Hill
Music: hip-hop
Cover: $41.50
What better way to celebrate 420 than going to see Cypress Hill? The group is best known for their enthusiasm for mary-jane and they were banned from SNL after Muggs smoked cannabis on-air. With smash Billboard multi-platinum hits like "Insane in the Brain" and "Hits from the Bong" these guys have become a stoner-staple and the most successful and influential Latino hip-hop group in history. Just don't bring your bong to the Fillmore. (EB)

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The week as it was...

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WMC 08

Qool @ 111 Minna

Groove Sessions @ Mr. Smiths

Divine @ Harlot

Salted @ Mighty

Stacey Pullen @ Temple