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DJ YSL's Ultimate Guide to WMC and Miami Music Week Parties

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Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week officially kick off today, and that means two things: non-stop parties and amazing EDM lineups. Navigating this crazy week of musical madness is rough, so we're tapping in DJ YSL, one of Miami's hottest and most stylish music tastemakers, to curate a full list of parties that are definitely worth adding to your iCal, whether you're looking to see your favorites or you're hungry for some new sounds.

As the resident DJ of Hyde Beach for its weekly Saturday pool party, you'll find DJ YSL playing soul, funk, nu disco, house, and vintage rock on the regular, often on vinyl and almost always in five-inch heels. You can also hear her spin quarterly at Liv on Wednesdays, not to mention at every fashionable event around town like, most recently, the Bebe Lincoln Road opening. Catch her this Thursday night spinning at the Funkshion x Peroni Music Lounge from 7 to 11 for the Miami Beach Centennial celebration. Read all about it here.


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Discobox Presents Jamie Jones and Lee Foss at The Edition

Both Jamie Jones and Lee Foss are a part of the deep house group Hot Natured, and you should start off the week at one of Miami's trendiest hotels at the moment.

Where: Basement at The Edition South Beach, 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Tickets: $30 and up


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Liv Featuring Cederic Gervais and Chris Lake

If you're a local, you already know LIV is the spot on a Wednesday. This week the club steps up its game by bringing two of the biggest music DJs and producers in the world.

Where: Liv Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Tickets: $50 and up


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All Gone Pete Tong Pool Party at the Surfcomber

British DJ and music influencer Pete Tong has shows on BBC and Evolution Radio and is always on the forefront of what's cool. He teams up with legendary DJ duo Deep Dish and indie dance producer Duke Dumont for what should be a pretty posh pool party.

Where: Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $80 and up

Salted Music Party at Touche Rooftop

Salted Music is a dance music record label based in San Francisco, California, that was founded by Miguel Migs. I've been going to this party for years to check out the most sophisticated sounds in deep house, soulful, dubby and nu disco genres. This year the show features Danny Krivit, Mr. V and Lisa Shaw.

Where: Touche Rooftop, 15 Northeast 11th St., Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $20


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Nervo Nation at the SLS South Beach

I'm spending my day into the night here because... well look at the line-up! I'm supporting female talent with Nervo and a live performance by Kiesza, and I'm always excited to see what stylish attire the ladies will rock! I'm also excited to check out Amand Van Helden, Deorro, Chuckie, and Tchami.

Where: Hyde Beach, 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $110 and up


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Potion Pool at The Mondrian

I'm a huge lover of The Magician's monthly mixes "Magic Tapes," and also of record label French Express. Expect nothing short of sunshine kissed grooves and melodic deep house music from this line-up, which includes Watermät, Jonas Rathsman, and Moon Boots.

Where: The Mondrian Miami, 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: N/A

No Neon at Rec Room

No Neon includes a versatile lineup of amazing producers, including headliner and DJ Darling Anna Lunoe, Hunter Siegel, Shaun Frank, and Snbrn.

Where: Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Tickets: Free with RSVP


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Tropical Pool Party at Red Bull Guest House

This is Red Bull's third year bringing this trendy activation during Miami Music Week. It just wouldn't feel like Miami without tropical house and deep vibes, and music tastemakers like Kygo Thomas, Jack the Magician, Sam Feldt and Pete Tong know just how to bring it.

Where: Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: Invite only

Enormous Tunes Showcase at Rec Room

Enormous Tunes features some of the best deep house and indie dance producers topping the Beatport charts right now, like EDX, Nore En Pure, Croatia Squad, My Digital Enemy, Calippo, Cedric Zeyenne, FlicFlac, Me & My Toothbrush, and Sons Of Maria. Expect some seriously sweet sounds!

Where: Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Hard to Leave at E11even

Overthrow presents the unofficial annual closing party, which makes it HARD TO LEAVE! Expect a combustion of trap, techno, leather, and lap dances alongside beats by DJ Snake, Diplo, Craze, Sava, and Damaged Goods.

Where: Touche Rooftop, 15 Northeast 11th St., Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $40 and up