New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Winter Music
Conference PR) - For the third consecutive Winter Music
Conference, Basic NYC returns to the Beach Plaza Hotel in South Beach for a week's worth of memorable daytime showcases. But for 2007, there's going to be double the Miami madness, with parties popping off in not only the hotel's lush tropical gardens, but also on the brand-new Beach Plaza roof deck as well.
This year's lineups feature a brand new set of label showcases that will be joining some of the favorites from last few years. Deep house, jacking underground funk, and cutting-edge twisted beats will all be served up to a pack of eager revelers from some of the leading names in the house music game.
Here are just a few of the tasty highlights of the week.
• Thursday's rooftop Dirtybird Recordings party, with the notorious Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin joined by some very "Physical" special guests.
• The Canadian kids at Nordic Trax celebrating the label's 10th anniversary with a Saturday showcase.
• Phil Weeks' Robsoul Recordings breaking out the heavy jacking goods with DJ Sneak returning to the garden
• Chicago clubbing institution Smart Bar celebrating it's 25th year, headlined by the 10th anniversary of the Superjane DJ crew.
• The UK's Freerange crew, featuring label boss Jimpster, coming stateside for its first-ever WMC showcase.
• The notorious AA party, hosted by Olivier Desmet's Amenti Records and Raoul Belmans' Aroma, coming to the Beach Plaza
It hardly gets more "Miami" than partying WMC-style at the Beach Plaza Hotel. The gardens, complete with shady palm trees and landscaped waterfalls, is the ultimate atmospheric venue. With a wooden dancefloor, tiki torches, lounge chairs and bars, it's a perfect place to spend a WMC day, as industry leaders and party people alike get down to some of the underground's top DJs. The hotel's new roofdeck features a stunning 360 degree view of South Beach and a unique, intimate spot for partying and networking alike. Forget about the velvet ropes and door drama of the Miami clubs: the Beach Plaza is heavy on the collective vibe that makes the WMC such a magnetic experience year after year. Soundwise, the parties will be powered by Allen & Heath's top-of-the-line Xone 92 mixer, with speakers provided by KV2 Audio.
From 12pm till 11pm, Tuesday through Sunday, the following parties will be going off at the Beach Plaza Hotel. All the events are free with RSVPs, with pre-sale drink badges available at wanttickets.com/basicnyc.
BASIC NYC @ THE BEACH PLAZA HOTEL
WMC 2007 EVENT SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 20:
Garden: So Sound Recordings Showcase
DJs: Lineup TBA
Wednesday, March 21:
Garden: Amenti / Aroma AA Meeting
DJs: Raoul Belmans, Olivier Desmet, East Coast Boogiemen, the Littlemen, Jason Hodges, Kinky Movement, DJ Mes + Ricardo Rae, Kai & Janga, Greg Yuen
Rooftop: City Deep Music Showcase
DJs: Halo, Ian Friday, Alix Alvarez, David Harness, Aaron Ross, DJ Offbeat
Thursday, March 22:
Garden: Blue Collar Entertainment Showcase
DJs: Lineup TBC
Rooftop: Dirtybird Records Showcase
DJs: Claude VonStroke, Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, Chris Duckenfield, Worthy, Christian Martin, Matt Tolfrey and Marc Ashken, Tanner Ross, Alland Byallo
Friday, March 23:
Garden: Robsoul's Most Wanted 2007
DJs: DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, Chris Carrier, Hector Moralez, Justin Long, Santiago & Bushido, Loopity Goofs, Cimai
Rooftop: Smart Bar 25th Anniversary
DJs: Superjane (10th Anniversary) feat. Heather, Colette, Dayhota, Lady D, Justin Long, Jason Hodges, Fred Everything, Raoul Belmans, Troydon, James Amato
Saturday, March 24:
Garden: Nordic Trax Presents the Goods (5th Annual)
DJs: Luke McKeehan, Members Only (San Francisco), Lawnchair Generals, Jay Tripwire, Pete Moss, Kelvin K, Jazzy Eyewear, Late Night Soiciety
Rooftop: Freerange Recordings Showcase
DJs: Jimpster, Justin Martin, Hipp-e, Fred Everything, Kaje (Trackheads), Troydon
Sunday, March 25:
Garden: Afternoon Delight – Dae Deep Showcase
DJs: Andy Caldwell, Sir Piers, Groove Junkies, John "Julius" Knight, Mark Grant, Justin Michael, Adam Auburn, Housing Project Ft. Aaron and DJ Dirty, N'Dinga & Tai
Rooftop: Guest House Music / Spatula City Showcase
DJs: Demarkus Lewis, Diz, Justin Long, DJ Mes & Ricardo Rae, Raoul Belmans & Massimo DaCosta, The Sound Republic, Scud Bloom & Bryan Jones, RTHM, HAWT Crew