DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get a VIP package for one to Spinnin' Sessions at Nikki Beach on Wednesday, March 20 (up to a $70 total value). The VIP package includes:
Anytime arrival (up to a $46 value, including all fees)
Unlimited re-entry (a $10 value)
Mix CD of the performers (a $14 value)
The concert runs from noon to 9 p.m.
Spinnin' Records has brought down countless houses since 1999, playing the thumping sounds of such dance artists as Afrojack, R3hab, Starkillers, and Sander van Doorn. For Miami Music Week, the electronic behemoth rattles the sand on Nikki Beach with nine full hours of some of the finest trance, techno, and house music from Europe, the United States, and Australia. Spinnin' Sessions spices up the night with two mystery artists in addition to the star-studded lineup:
Sander van Doorn: The headlining act comes from the Netherlands with such trance hits as “Close My Eyes,” “Kangaroo,” and his latest release, “Joyenergizer.”
Carnage: According to White Raver Rafting, “There was the state of trap music prior to Carnage... and then there was the era after.” This year, the L.A.-based DJ moves on to uncharted genre territory.
Cedric Gervais: Cedric Gervais packed up and left Paris for Miami at age 15, dreaming of DJing but not knowing a single word of English. Fortunately, plenty of South Floridians are fluent in house music.
Daddy's Groove: This Italian trio's newest track, “Hurricane,” drops a two-ton bass on a sweeping melody through Sander van Doorn's own label.
DJ Danny Howard: In an interview with this Blackpool DJ and BBC Radio 1 superstar, Chris Mckay of the Independent marveled at a man who transformed himself from “debt-ridden student to global superstar in a matter of 14 months.”
DubVision: Brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher fill dance floors as this club-ready duo.
Firebeatz: This Dutch pair stormed onto the scene in 2008, landing three of their records in the top 15 of Beatport's main chart.
Hook N Sling: Songs by Fedde Le Grand, Miike Snow, Wolfgang Gartner, and Calvin Harris all count among this Sydney producer's official remixes.
Julian Jordan: Only 17 years old, this producer from the Netherlands drew the attention of Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, and Oliver Twizt with his stylishly aggressive numbers.
Leon Bolier: The classically trained producer has steadily climbed DJMag's list of top 100 spinners since 2008.
Martin Garrix: The boyish Amsterdam producer worked with fellow wunderkind Julian Jordan on the melodic floor filler “BFAM.”
Michael Calfan: Iconic mixer Bob Sinclar said about his still relatively unknown prodigy: “It was long since I had felt such good vibes with a young artist."
Mightyfools: The bass-loving trance-masters could power their own light show with their limitless energy.
Starkillers: The bright lights and fast pace of his hometown of Las Vegas heavily informs producer Nick Terranova’s style.
Showtek: Known for their collaborations with Tiësto, Hardwell, and Justin Prime, these two brothers have moved beyond the labels of genre to produce broadly defined EDM.
TV Noise: Arcade bleeps and bloops prevail in the sounds of TV Noise, who sum up their motivations simply: “We couldn't dance. Loved music. Became TV Noise.”