Music Festivals

WMC 2009: Institubes Takes Over Louis, White Room Starts Out With a Bang! Bang!

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Justin Namon
Para One taking over the decks at Louis. Click here to view the full slideshow.
I must have spent the whole day at the Gansevoort South yesterday, because after attending A Party Worth Blogging About (debatable), I returned for an private Ultimat Vodka event at the hotel's rooftop pool featuring Steve Aoki. It was, eh. Really, I only attended because I was planning to go to Louis -- also located at the Gansevoort -- for Les Six Years du Institubes party featuring Para One and Surkin.

Do I really have to say how awesome the Institubes event was? I had high expectations and the party definitely didn't disappoint. I arrived just as Curses! (also known as Drop the Lime) was in the middle of his set. But the highlight of the night was definitely Para One who built up the momentum and had the entire place going crazy.

Around 3 a.m. I decided it was time to go see how White Room was kicking off Conference. Their first WMC party was Bang! Bang! which featured Craze, Shy FX, Drop the Lime and more. The place was packed, wall-to-wall, which was a bit overwhelming. It was obvious the crowd was enjoying themselves but I avoided the main room because I don't think another body could fit in there.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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