The line up this year was great, different too. I got to see a bunch of artists I wouldn't normally come across, I did miss a few favorites like Electric Soulside, Shit Robot, Holy Ghost, Porter Robinson, Harvard Bass, and Autoerotique. My favorite performances of the whole weekend would have to be Joachim Garraud on Friday night, Boys Noize on Saturday, and Fake Blood on Sunday. There were for sure some other great performances, like MSTRKRFT, Dada Life, Jefr Tale, Martin Solveig, Sidney Samson, Wolfgang Gartner, and Elite Force. I got to see a bit of Moby and The Chemical Brothers, the small part I got to see sent chills down my spine. I heard Sander Van Doorn was insane, I highly suggest looking for his set online. The one artist that stuck out to me the most was Beardyman, a beatboxer from the UK. His style was innovative, different, and all around mind-blowing. I found it interesting how he records the sounds he uses live and then uses them throughout his set.
I was able to record a few videos from several of the sets I got to see, as well as some from HARD Miami.
HARD Miami was an awesome night, I had been waiting for a long time to attend one of their events and I really enjoyed myself. The lineup was very diverse and well thought out. My favorite performance of the night was Tiga, his set was unlike his original style you hear in his tracks but he threw it down and closed off the night real HARD. Unfortunately the artist I was looking most forward to seeing, SebastiAn, was unable to attend. HOWEVER, there was a surprise guest for the crowd, FAKE BLOOD. The crowd went crazy. As did I. He is one of my all-time favorites. Here are some of the videos I got.
Miami Music Week 2011 was a hot mess of fun. Can't wait until next year (I find myself saying that every time it ends). To finish off, I present to you some tracks your might enjoy listening to.
Fear - Amtrac (off his new EP Fear, you should get the whole thing it's amazing)
The new World Tour 2011 mixtape by Mightyfools is baller. I recommend you take some time out of your day to jam out to it, you won't be disappointed.
- Silva's Gold