The Great Escape: Poolside Sessions in WMC 2011 Miami

Yes people, it’s almost that time again, where all house heads flock to this little place called South Beach to celebrate the madness known as the Winter Music Conference. For those who don’t know what the WMC is, its a huge yearly event where electronic music is celebrated. From House, to Techno, to Electro, to Soulful. It’s a pivotal platform for advancement in the industry as well as a great way for people to network. This conference is now in its 26th year and it always gets better with time.

Okay…so you are in Miami and you have no clue of what parties to go to during your stay. Check out these events from Poolside Sessions to make your search a little less difficult:

Monday, March 7

NYC Deep WMC 2011 Opening Party @ Jazid

1342 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

10Pm – 5AM

NYC Deep invades Miami once again with 2 floors of music and plenty room for dancing.

DJ Lineup:

DJ Justice (NYC Deep,
Carlos Mena – (Ocha Records, Yoruba Dance Sessions)
Victor Simonelli – (King Street / Stellar)
Ray Vazquez – (Just Us Productions, Coney Island Brooklyn)
Julius “The Mad Thinker” (Mi Casa, 3 Degrees Global)
Antonello Coghe (NuLu Music, Vega Records)
DJ Bruno (NYC Deep, Utopiabostonradio)
Sal Negro (Power of Love / Mezzo Recordings)
Kervyn Mark (Melting Pot Global)

Free admission before 12AM with RSVP.

Tuesday, March 8

Mi Casa Su Casa Holiday Opener & Pool Party @ The South Seas Hotel

1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

12PM – 9PM

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 marks the beginning of the Mi Casa Holiday Season the South Seas Hotel, Miami Beach. Mi Casa es su Casa Holiday (MCSCH)

The culture behind “Mi Casa es Su Casa” exemplifies and reminds us of the generosity that exists in our hearts. “Holiday” suggests that Not taking time for ourselves is not an option. Together we’d like to share our Mi Casa Holiday experiences with you, with stops in Miami, Costa Rica, Detroit, New York, L.A., Barcelona, and the Finale this fall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico October 6-9th.

In addition, we are also proud to share, donate, and support the unfailing vision and selfless mission of NEXTAID.ORG Beats Build Hope, so be sure to join us in celebration as we swim, dance, and kick-off the 26th Annual Winter Music Conference!


DJ Kamala

Kristel Morin

Master Kev

Cory Centric

Hallex M

Keith Evan

Max Pela

Risk Sound System

DJ Keith

Abel Rogers

Jose Marquez

Steven Feinberg

Boogie Libre


Marco Castro

Julius the Mad Thinker

& a very special performance by Stephanie Cooke

Presented by: Aid to the SouLLess, House Society, Turntables on the Hudson, United Music Records,, Poolside Sessions, vitaminwater, Media Services NYC, The Joint, Pilikia by the Pool, IS Tours & friends

Hosted By: Jenn Hurst, Lady J, Lauren Segal, Monica Chiodo

Free with RSVP!

Wednesday, March 9th

Where’s My Mojito!!! @ The South Seas Hotel

1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

12 Noon – 9PM

Head on over the South Seas Hotel and Pool and shout… WHERE’S MY MOJITO!!!


With music from:

Gene Douglas


Brian Coxx

Maurice Joshua

Jesus Roa

Hanna Hais


Ray Vazquez

DJ Romain

Live PA by Lissa Fiore

RSVP here for complimentary admission and 2 for 1 drink vouchers featuring Leblon Fresh Fruit Caipirinhas & Brazilian Mojitos

Get Large Miami @ SoBe Live

1203 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

9PM – 5AM

Large Music presents their 10th annual party during the conference. If you are a seasoned veteran party, then you know what the vibe is!

This year’s line up is….

Derek Dunbar ( LA)

Jonn Hawley (Milwaukee)

Scope (Ireland)

Sonny Fodera (Australia, UK)

Nathan G (Australia)

Mr V. (New York)

Jask (Tampa, Miami)

RSVP here for Media Services NYC List, for reduced admission before 1am

Thursday, March 10

I’ll House You Pool Party with Oscar P & Friends @ The South Seas Hotel

1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

12PM – 9PM

NYC’s Bar 13’s most beloved bi-weekly Friday party comes to The South Seas Hotel for your poolside pleasure!

DJ Lineup:

Todd Terry

Oscar P

Sonny Fodera

Brian Burnside

Davidson Ospina



In association with Poolside Sessions, vitaminwater, Media Services NYC, The Joint,, The South Seas Hotel and Pilikia by the Pool, Leblon, Bar 13, Deepa Grooves, Beatdown, InHouse, Soulgasm NYC, The REDness

RSVP here for complimentary admission and specials from the sponsors!

Friday, March 11

DIVE in Miami @ the South Seas Hotel & Pilikia by the Pool

1751 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

12PM – 9PM

The world renowned party from San Diego returns to South Beach for the annual DIVE in Miami extravaganza!

Line Up:

jojoflores (jamsteady, Montreal)
Carlos Mena (Ocha Records, SF)
Brian Salazar (Housemen, SF)
Mark Grant (Blackstone, Chicago)
Cris Herrera (Soul on Beat, SD)
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades, LA)
Mikeytown (DIVE, SD)
Hallex M with Marissa Guzman (live PA)

Click here for more on DIVE

Saturday, March 12

The South African Invasion @ The South Seas Hotel

1751 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

12PM – 9PM

South Africa’s hottest headlined DJs invade Miami! In association with Amplified Management, Media Services NYC, The Joint, The South Seas Hotel and Pilikia by the Pool.

The DJ line up

Black Coffee
Culoe de Song
Zandy Shejay
Alix Alvarez (US)
Nick Holder (Toronto)

and live performances by:

Liquid Deep

Wayne Tennant

Roland Clark

and Master of the Mix’s own Vikter Duplaix

$15 presale

$25 at the door

All guests who stay at the South Seas Hotel and the Avalon Hotel will receive COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION.

Your guide is all set! Now get out and have some fun!


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