Art Basel 2017

by Zach Huenink

Art Basel, the globe hopping celebration of the arts is returning to Miami for the 15th year in spectacular fashion. Known for glamorous galleries, outrageous parties, and a healthy dose of sophistication, the ‘official’ 3 day art convention has for years maintained it’s ‘must-go’ status and this year is none different. As there are an incredible amount of activities to partake in during the week and weekend of Art Basel, we’ve hand-picked a few choice events and galleries that should provide a stellar experience. You can find them below, starting with our top pick of a party.

Tuesday - Dec. 5th

Björk DJ Set III Points Art Basel


For the first time ever, the Icelandic artist is setting foot in Florida to curate a dj set in a massive, 100,000 square foot warehouse. As she needs no introduction, we highly recommend attending as this will be a unique experience for all.

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Wednesday - Dec. 6th

Zero & House of Yes present: Art Basel Opening: Ocean City


If you’re in Miami early, and digging a taste of New York, then Zero and House of Yes will have you covered. The lineup includes a host of local talent from Brooklyn as well as favorites Be Svendsen, Magdalena, and Oona Dahl. Expect playa vibes and incredible production all night.

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Thursday - Dec. 7th

U.N.U.M Art Basel Launch Party


‘Out of Many, One’ is the headline for this party. Movers and shakers of the underground around the United States have come together for a celebration of all the things that go bump in the night. Expect all forms of techno, and house while rubbing shoulders with some of the best in the scene.

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Friday - Dec. 8th

Bob Moses (Live) + tINI and the Gang by - Art Basel Edition


Rolling into the weekend, Friday has a few notable parties. Canadian duo, Bob Moses are playing a live set at Space. Fans of the darker, moodier side of things should make it point to see this pair as they put on a fantastic live show and hardly ever disappoint. Also on the bill, and equally as exciting is Tini and her gang of selectors which include Sammy Dee, Molly and Cap. Expect more stripped back, minimal tunes from this group, who should keep the party going well into Saturday.

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Nic Fanciulli presents My Heart Live

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Keeping with the live theme, Nic Fanciulli is performing his debut album ‘My Heart’ at (irony aside) Heart in Miami. Alongside the Brit, will be Agoria, Audion and Eagles & Butterflies. This has all the makings for a wonderful night, as Nic has brought along a stellar group of djs and producers that have been making waves.

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Rumors Art Basel 2017


If you didn’t get enough of Guy Gerber Wednesday, then luckily enough he’s playing again on Friday but this time under his party, Rumors. The lineup includes Bill Patrick, Lauren Lane, Noncitizens and Dead-tones. Tech-house vibes await and fortunately, this is a free party so no need to shell out at the door.

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Saturday - Dec. 9th

Rakastella by Innervisions & Life and Death


There’s not much to write about this collaboration between two underground juggernauts other than, for all that is holy, you should go to this party. The lineup is extremely well curated as a who’s who of both labels and fresh talent with a few standouts being of course, a rare Ame b2b (Frank and Kristian), Marvin & Guy, Solar, and Mano Le Tough. For parties like this though, 

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All Day I Dream of Art Basel


Fans of Lee’s globe-hopping celebration will rejoice as for the second year in a row, he’s setting up shop in Miami for Art Basel. This year’s lineup includes Yokoo and Brooklyn’s beloved Bedouin whom have spent the last few summers in Ibiza establishing their new party, SAGA.

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Sunday - Dec. 10th

Hernan Cattaneo [Art Basel Closing Party]


To close out the festivities, we’re dipping more into the progressive side of things as Hernan Cattaneo is playing out at Do Not Sit On The Furniture. A great venue, a great dj and producer, and one last hurrah before the come down from the days of partying before.

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