The Music Lounge | Day 1: Steve Aoki & Friends Funk It Up

Photo: Gray Fuller.

Crave, iHeartMedia and 7UP  got the party roaring yesterday at the 10th Anniversary of The Music Lounge, held at the W South Beach hotel. The epic three-day long EDM takeover of the classy hotel’s pool and lounge during the world famous Ultra Music Festival kicked off with an awesome line-up of guests DJs, exclusive attendees, specialty cocktails and, of course, the requisite ice luge.

Special sets began at noon with Cash Cash and Robin Schulz, with a high-powered lunchtime transition courtesy of Sunnery and James & Ryan Marciano, after which Chris Malinchak, Klingande and Louis the Child took our exclusive crowd of hyped fans and revelers towards sundown.

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The Music Lounge guests enjoying a 7-Fifty Six cocktail. Photo: Daniel DeSantis.

Amidst the beats, booze and dancing, Martin Garrix dropped by for an intimate sit-down, during which he discussed his new album and label, as well as the inspiring video, “Music Lifts You Up“, which documents an innovative and emotional Concert For The Deaf that the world famous DJ/Producer orchestrated in partnership with 7UP.

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Shane O’Neil from EDM.com interviews Martin Garrix for Crave. Photo: Daniel DeSantis.

Finally, as the day began to fade, Steve Aoki took to the proverbial tables with his signature swagger, getting the boys and girls back into the groove, and no doubt setting the mood for a night full of wonderful dance debauchery at one of the world’s most celebrated music events. 

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Steve Aoki Performing. Photo: Gray Fuller.

Running until March 19, The Music Lounge will continue to feature live sets and interviews with the world’s biggest DJs, producers and more. Keep your eyes peeled here for updates throughout the weekend!