World Class DJs come to Miami Beach to spin for Winter Party
Every year, the gay community in Miami says goodbye to days of no humidity and 70 degree temperatures with the week long Winter Party celebration. Since 1994, our community has come together to raise funds for those effected by HIV/AIDS. What started as a once a year party has morphed into a series of parties that are a major fundraiser for the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Winter Party is known for bringing some of the biggest names in the music world to town, and this year is no exception. With plenty of returning faces, you are sure to find that your favorite DJ will be in town spinning at one of the famous parties. However, keep your eyes out for a few new additions who are making their South Florida debuts and promise to make this year’s events HOTTER THAN EVER!
Here is a condensed version of some of the talent you can expect to see, for a complete list of talent, visit WinterParty.com. Stay tuned to Hotspots, next week we will bring you a lineup of all the hottest events that make Winter Party the place to be in Miami.
Alex Lo– An international artist and one of Mexico´s house scene’s biggest names, Lo is the Dj Residente at Karmabeat and Arena Festival. His Dancefloor talent, in very short time, has given him a privileged status, having shared the DJ booth with such greats as Isaac Escalante, Offer Nissim, Manuel de Diego, Chris Cox, Filipe Guerra, Stephan Grondin, Nacho Chapado, Ana Paula & Oscar Velázquez. Along with DJ Aron, Lo will be spinning at Winter Party’s Ignite on Thursday, March 2. When asked about coming back to Miami to play at Winter Party he told Hotspots: “I am so excited to come back to Miami and happy to get the chance to see my friends from all over the world. The US is a special place for me and the parties there are always incredible.” You can follow Alex at: @alexlodj on Instagram and Twitter. Check him out on Facebook www.facebook.com/alex.lo.28 or www.facebook.com/alex.lo.dj.mex
Aron Abikzer– Israeli born, Aron Abikzer lives in New York City but he spends most of his time traveling the world spinning at the hottest LGBT events. Abikzer is no stranger to Miami audiences, hopefully he will get hot enough to take his shirt off and show off those furry abs for the party boys at Winter Party this year. He will take over the ones and twos at Ignite on Thursday, March 2. Follow him on Facebook at Facebook.com/djaronnyc
Dan Slater– Dan Slater is an Australian DJ/Producer based in Sydney. After years in the club scene as one of the most in demand dancers and show producers, Dan’s love of music eventually lured him onto the decks – and this new chapter has gained him the attention of promoters and clubbers around the world. Following a successful set at last year’s Winter Party Beach party, you can catch Dan at the Under One Sun party on Saturday, March 4. Follow Dan on Facebook at Facebook.com/DJDanSlater.
Dawson– DJ Dawson AKA Justin Dawson was the winner of 2015 Matinee USA’s DJ search. Dawson is best known for his ability to smoothly blend deep and underground sounds with high energy tech, electronic, and circuit house beats. This year for Winter Party, Dawson will take control of the dance floor at Elevate on Friday, March 3. You can find him on Facebook at facebook.com/DJDawsonNYC
Nacho Chapado– Nacho Chapado is a Spanish DJ from Barcelona who is making his Winter Party debut at Heat on Friday, March 3. He has surrounded himself in music from an early age, not just working as a radio D.J. but also holding down various positions with a number of record companies and soon got the taste for not just DJ-ing live, but also engrossing himself into the recording studio. Follow him on Facebook at Facebook.com/nachochapado
Erik Vilar– Erik is a Brazilian DJ who others describe as the type of guy with an “old soul”. It is hard to believe that he’s only 21, although it’s easy to realize that he has the whole package: he’s really sexy, he’s got a huge world-wide fan base, and his performances are super high energy .With little more than one year experience, he has landed gigs at some of Brazils hottest events like Sao Paulo and Recife Gay Pride, and Hell & Heaven (2016) where he played Winter Party Festival’s event. His performance there got him an invitation to be part of Winter Party Festival 2017 where he’ll spin at Illuminate II, the Block Party by Palace on Sunday, March 5. Hit him up on Social media. He’s at facebook.com/erik.vilar.3 or instagram.com/erikvilar
Rosabel– The U.S. remixing duo Rosabel comprised Chicago-based DJ/producer Ralphi Rosario and Miami-based DJ/producer Abel Aguilera. They debuted in the late ’90s while working on records by Donna Summer and Gloria Estefan. The duo is a mainstay in the South Florida circuit scene and have performed at Winter Party events in the past. This year, they are back to headline the biggest event of the week, The Beach Party on Sunday, March 5. Check them out on facebook at Facebook.com/djsrosabel.
Seth Breezy– Hailing from Atlanta, DJ/Producer Seth Breezy brings a unique sound and a much anticipated freshness to the DJ scene. Breezy has quickly captured the hearts and ears of music lovers here in the US and abroad. Seth has blown up the Atlanta scene and hopes to expand his influences to the rest of the country and internationally. He will be making his Winter Party debut at Finale on Monday, March 6. Follow Seth on at Facebook.com/DJSethBreezy
There are so many more amazing DJs spinning at Winter Party this year. For a complete lineup and to purchase tickets, visit them at WinterParty.com.