A Fight to Remember: Heldeep Vs. Monstercat

by Jason Adamchak 6 months ago

Miami Music Week is flooded with an array of events from the beginning of the week to the very end. With so many choices and artists to see sometimes people get half invested into each event because they are worried they may have chosen the wrong one to attend.

 For the people who attended Heldeep vs. Monstercat at Soho Studios on March 21 this was a feeling that never crossed anyone’s mind because it was phenomenal. From start to finish this Miami Music Week event had it all and did not disappoint. Truly out of all the parties that one could have attended all week this was the one not to miss because that “surprise guest” left everyone in shock.

First off, the lineup for this event for the price was just too good to be true. Tickets were going for around $25-30 plus taxes and fees and the roaster had Oliver Heldens, SNBRN, Throttle, Afsheen b2b Zonderling, San Holo, Droeloe, Robotaki, MYRNE b2b Grant, Seven Lions, and of course the “Surprise Guest, who ended up being the one and only Kaskade! Yes, you read that correctly. This lineup gets a solid A plus and without a doubt was the perfect combination for a successful night of good vibes and fantastic electronic dance music.

The theme for Soho Studios that night was surrounded around the world of fighting. They had a beautiful ring with ropes on the stage that mirrored a fighting ring. As well as having a traditional MC coming out and announcing the next “fighter” on stage while women would come out holding signs. The imitation and relating all of this as if it was a true UFC fight was remarkable and added a whimsical tone for the night. The breakthrough set of the night had to have been from Droeloe, who really stole the show and set the mood for the night. Oliver Heldens dropped beautiful future house and tech house vibes all night long. San Holo delivered a bone chilling intro by starting it off with his hit track “Light” while having the lights perfectly synced up to the melodies leaving the crowd speechless.

The venue for this event gave off the perfect underground warehouse mood that helped enhance the experience even better. The sound was bouncing off all of the walls and was not too low and not too high. The sound and lighting professionals deserve an award for perfecting everything that night. The bars never had a wait and the staff were all friendly. However, there were complications with tickets claiming that they were already scanned when they were not and that was a reoccurring problem but that was the only problem all night.

Miami truly united that night in Soho Studios. This was the first electronic dance music event I was able to take my mother too and she had a wonderful time. She stayed from start to finish and loved all of the room the venue offered so she could dance, the people were all kindhearted and friendly. Bravo to Heldeep Records and Monstercat for putting on in my opinion one of the best Miami Music Week events. It was a night that I could tell many people did not want to leave because the crowd stayed packed full from start to finish. Seven Lions closed out the night and it was a flawless way to end the event.

Jason Adamchak

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