Our annual trip to Miami is always one we look forward to at DJ Mag HQ. Not only because it’s our chance to expose our pasty bodies to some much-needed sunshine, but also to network, drink and dance with some of our best-loved industry pals and artists from North America and beyond. There’s a plethora of parties, talks and catch-ups to attend each year — not to mention unrivalled festival giant Ultra Music Festival — but never fear, DJ Mag’s exhaustive Miami guide has got you covered. From the best spots for a calorie-laden hangover feed (page 34) to the coolest free things to do around the city (page 36), this issue will be your trusted sidekick to seven nights of non-stop debauchery. We’ve also tapped up Holland’s mighty Don Diablo to front March’s fun-filled issue, with the future house hero discussing everything from self-doubt to Star Wars in his most candid interview yet (page 24). Elsewhere, we speak to Ukrainian techno killer Nastia about her rise to fame (page 66) and take a quick trip to South Korea to check out one of the country’s new hotspots (page 85). We also meet prog house and techno heroes Rolo Green and Lehar (pages 75 – 81) and take a deep dive into why vinyl-only labels could be promoting elitism in electronic music (page 62).
So whether you’re on the beach or further afield, it’s time to put your feet up and grab a tropical cocktail, turn on Will Smith’s classic ‘90s banger ‘Miami’ and absorb yourself into the pages of our sun-soaked March special — trust us, you’re in for one hell of a trip.
CHARLOTTE LUCY CIJFFERS
Editor, DJ Mag North America