Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide

Dorothy Hong
FKA Twigs photographed on Aug. 6, 2014 by Dorothy Hong at Webster Hall in New York City.

FKA Twigs, Miguel, Theophilus London, James Blake & more artists provide a musical backdrop to the Miami art fest.

An estimated 70,000 global visitors will descend on southern Florida this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, a socialite smorgasbord of contemporary art shows, forward-thinking fashion galleries and cutting-edge design showcases.

In recent years, Art Basel has emerged as a bona fide music week as well, attracting some of the world's finest talents to perform and mingle during the multifaceted event series. As the festivities kick off in South Beach, Billboard compiles some of the week's most exciting musical offerings to serve as a preview for what's in store for this year's attendees.

Wednesday, Dec. 3:
#HAITIBASEL Launch Party
5865 NE 2nd Ave
Time: 6 p.m.–2 a.m.
Music by: Richard Kennedy of Hercules and Love Affair

Beck's Access Launch Party
Gale Hotel Rooftop  - 690 Collins Avenue - Miami
Private Event - Invite Only with RSVP
Time: 7 p.m.-midnight
Complimentary Beck's Beer
Music by: Matt Edwards aka Radio Slave and Special Guests
RSVP

Subject to Change meets Rumors
SLS South Beach - 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 7 p.m.-midnight
Music by: Guy Geber & WIFE
RSVP

Artsy Dance Party
The Moore Building – 4040 NE 2nd Ave
Time: 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Music by: Theophilus London (DJ Set)

James Murphy at Bardot - Presented by III Points
Bardot - 3456 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: James Murphy (DJ Set), Jacques Renault, Mr. Brown
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Fuck Art, Let's Dance! - Presented by Cyborgs & The Electric Pickle
The Electric Pickle Co. - 2826 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Radio Slave, Uchi, Will Renuart
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20 Years Of Martin Buttrich - Presented by LINK MiamiRebels
Trade - 1439 Washington Avenue - Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Martin Buttrich, Pete Tong
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Thursday, Dec. 4:
YoungArts and III Points present Art Week Concert Series - Day 1 - FKA Twigs - LIVE, Clams Casino
presented by III Points, National Young Arts Foundation and MoMA PS1
National YoungArts Foundation Campus - 2100 Biscayne Boulevard - Miami
Time: 7 p.m.
Music by: FKA Twigs - LIVE, Clams Casino
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5th Annual Bombay Sapphire "Artisan Series"
Soho Beach House – 4385 Collins Ave – Miami Beach
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Music by: Miguel

PAMM's One Year Anniversary
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Time: 8 p.m.-midnight
Music by: Kelala, Future Brown

Life and Death - Art Basel Showcase - Presented by PL0T & Poplife
Grand Central - 697 N. Miami Avenue - Downtown Miami
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Dixon, Bob Moses, Mind Against, DJ Tennis, Recondite, Vaal, Thugfucker
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Leftroom Records: Don't Be Leftout
Treehouse - 323 23 Street - Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Matt Tolfrey and Friends
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Modern Amusement - presented by LINKMiamiRebels
Trade - 1439 Washington Avenue - Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Lee Foss, Patrick Topping and More
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Les Sins - Live - presented by III Points
Bardot - 3456 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Les Sins - Live
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Richie Hawtin
LIV Nightclub - 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Richie Hawtin, Hardline
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Steve Bug
Do Not Sit On The Furniture - 423 16th St; Miami Beach
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Steve Bug, Orazio Rispo, Surreal Flight
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I'm a House Gangster
Steam - 30 NE 14th Street, Miami
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: DJ Sneak, Jesse Perez, Juan Basshead
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Friday, Dec. 5:
YoungArts and III Points present Art Week Concert Series - Day 2 - James Blake LIVE
presented by iii Points, National YoungArts Foundation and MoMA PS1
Time:  TBD
National YoungArts Foundation Campus - 2100 Biscayne Boulevard - Miami
Music by: James Blake LIVE
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Paris Hilton Guest DJs at The Wall Miami Beach
W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave – Miami Beach
Time: TBD
Music by: Paris Hilton (DJ Set)
RSVP

VH1 + SCOPE Party
1235 Washington Ave
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Music by: Nabiha, Swizz Beatz

Crew Love - presented by PL0T
The Electric Pickle Co. - 2826 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco, Miami Players Club
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1-800-Dinosaur - presented by III Points
Bardot - 3456 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: James Blake (DJ Set)
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When Pigs Fly - Presented by LINKMiamiRebels
Trade - 1439 Washington Avenue - Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Sasha, Dubfire, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear
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My Favorite Robot & Friends
Treehouse - 323 23 Street - Miami Beach
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
My Favorite Robot, Infinity Ink, Pillowtalk, Amirali, and more TBC
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Bromance Homieland
Grand Central - 697 N. Miami Avenue - Downtown Miami
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Brodinski, Para One, Gener8ion, Louisahhh!!!, Sam Tiba, Myd
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Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers
Club Space - 34 Ne 11th Street, Miami
Time: 10 p.m.-2 p.m.
Music by: Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers

 

Doorly
Steam - 30 NE 14th Street, Miami
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Doorly, Flynn Nolan, Grant Grosky, Carabetta & Doons
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3rd Annual Vibes 305 Fish Fry
Toe Jam Backlot – 150 NW 21st St.
Time: 10 p.m.-4 p.m.
Music by: Dutty Dex, DJ LS One
RSVP

Saturday, Dec. 6:
YoungArts and III Points present Art Week Concert Series - Day 3 - SBTRKT LIVE
presented by iii Points, National Young Arts Foundation and MoMA PS1
National YoungArts Foundation Campus - 2100 Biscayne Boulevard - Miami
Time: 7 p.m.
Music by: SBTRKT LIVE and A$AP Ferg
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Guy Gerber & Friends
Delano Hotel – 1685 Collins Ave – Miami Beach
Time: 6 p.m.–midnight
Music by: Guy Gerber & Friends
RSVP

Treehouse Art Basel Special - by BlowUp
Treehouse - 323 23 Street - Miami Beach
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Cari Lekebusch, Manic Brothers and more
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Benoit & Sergio
Bardot - 3456 N. Miami Avenue - Wynwood
Time: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Benoit & Sergio, DJ Three, Valentin Stip and Uchi
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Music On Miami – Opening Party
Story Miami - 136 Collins Avenue; Miami
Time: 11 p.m.–6 a.m.
Music by: Marco Carola, Bill Patrick
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Drumcode Showcase
Treehouse - 323 23 Street - Miami Beach
Time: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Music by: Cari Lekebusch, Manic Brothers, Allan Gallego
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