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Florida Live Music Recap – March 2018

Claude Von Stroke Green Velvet MMW

MIAMI

Miami Music Week was all the rage last month. With day fests, pool parties and club nights, MMW featured a gathering of the world’s most popular electronic musicians. One of the biggest highlights of the weekend was the Dirtybird Players at Space Miami featuring Claude Von Stroke, Green Velvet, Tiga, Kill Frenzy, Justin Martin, Will Clarke to name a few. (Above photo by Adi Adinayev @adiadinayev)

Space also hosted Maceo Plex and Friends:

As well as Marco Carola b2b The Martinez Brothers:

Get Lost’s list of mentionable performances was a mile-long and included Bedouin, Art Department, Kölsch, Seth Troxler, Tiga and Kenny Glasgow B2B, Guy Gerber, DJ Tennis, DJ Three and many more: 

Get our full recap and photos of Rapture Electronic Music Festival here.

ORLANDO

Jansten at The Geek, Winter Park

Jansten made an appearance at The Geek for Bassnight in Winter Park just a few minutes from downtown Orlando. Jansten is a Boulder, CO electronic musician known for his collaborations with Bassnectar. He brought out every basshead in central Florida! The night was opened by DJ Rottin, Cosmic Anarchy b2b Rest in Pierce, and Play the Line celebrating his 21st birthday. Gorilla Productions supplied the massive audio / visual experience and The Geek kept plenty of craft beer and sandwiches flowing all night.

Video: Play the Line at Bass Night

Key West Fest @ UCF

Gorilla Productions also provided sound and light for Kill the Noise at Key West Fest, UCF’s largest outdoor festival. The festival was in benefit of the military heroes campaign:

M.K. & Solardo at Celine Orlando

Internationally recognized house DJ/producer Marc Kinchen (M.K.) appeared at Celine Orlando courtesy of Team Market Group & Alliance Events and Nightlife. His  extended playlist that night gifted us two listens to MK’s chart-topping hit “17” – complete with a shower of confetti and plenty of cheers (video here).  MK’s Family Affair also featured a set by 1/2 of tech house duo Solardo. Celine Orlando is a top notch venue featuring two indoor levels and an outdoor rooftop patio with live music. All-around this was a classy event with superior sound, lighting and plenty of beautiful people.

View photos here

Video: MK plays “Stop It” by Fisher
Video: Watching Solardo’s set with MK & guests 

Mystic Grizzly at The Pearl

Dub artist Mystic Grizzly made an appearance at The Pearl with London/Jacksonville selector DJ Love Lee providing the tech house sounds in addition. Rachael Lauraine also DJed the evening. The event was brought to town by J Dog Productions which is has a few more upcoming Orlando events (view here). As you can see from AJ Hege’s coverage below, downtown was the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day, unless you were stuck in the traffic jam (with me lol):

Coverage: AJ Hége Photography of New Source

Posted by AJ Hége Photography on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Music Releases: The 502s & Ashley J

The 502s released their brand-new single “What to Do” ahead of their show at Stringbreak Music Fest. The catchy indie folk / americana song music written by Edward Isola, Jonathan Ruiz, and Jacob Isola;
produced by Matthew Tonner and recorded / mixed by William Snyder at WJSP Studios in Altamonte Springs, FL. Listen below:

Ashley J, a rising, chart-topping dance pop sensation debuted her EP Satisfied. Ashley’s infectious hooks laid over highly danceable production make for a commendable first project. On the title track “Satisfied,” Ashley worked with the multi-platinum, Grammy & Emmy-winning Narada Michael Walde, who called Ashley “a real American sweetheart with a big voice and lots of energy!” We’d have to agree completely. “Unbreakable” is one of my personal favorites – relatable, catchy and upbeat. Support this upcoming Florida artist with a listen & like below:

JACKSONVILLE

Marvel Years @ 1904 Music Hall

Marvel Years played a highly-talked about show at 1904 Music Hall with opening support by Bit DeffCharlie HustleRocks n Blunts and Aurakull. View the photo gallery by Courtney Scout here.

Interview: Marvel Years [Interview and Photos]

Video: Bit Deff opening for Marvel Years

Posted by Florida Music Blog on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

1904 Music Hall was busy all month with shows by The Groove Orient, Sunsquabi, Melody Trucks, Ajeva, Blackwater Grease and more. View the upcoming events here.

Toadface at Club Shed

Toadface with direct support from Easybaked threw down at the new Club Shed warehouse in downtown Jacksonville. Read more here. Space Lab has several EDM events coming up on their calendar including Levitation Jones, Esseks and Amtrac.

Saeed Younan @ Myth

Myth Nightclub, Kinesis Pro, Phukheadz, PMD and I Love FL House presented world class DJ, recording artist, and remix producer, Saeed Younan. Award-winning songwriter, house music producer, and DJ, Oscar G also appeared at Myth. We The Plug presented Dazey with Swarm, Sub-Lo, Inner G, Sorce and Q45. For upcoming Myth events including Harry Romero on April 14th DJ Icey on April 28th visit Myth’s event page.

FESTIVALS

Gasparilla 2018 Photos

Rapture Electronic Music Festival

Okeechobee 2018 Photos & Review

Suwannee Spring Reunion

Reggae Rise Up:

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