Miami has always played host to its fair share of slightly bemusing, contrasting line-ups, and 2012 is no different in that regard. Still, the quality is there when you go-a-looking, as is the case with the much diverse No Sugar Added parties, who've again adopted a kitchen sink policy where (just like the WMC) they cast their net far and wide by catering to fans of house, techno, electroclash and the downright commercial.
Taking place on Miami's much revered Nikki Beach, the two-day extravaganza will run from Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th March - and regardless of your preferences - the roster is chock-a-block with talent.
From a less mainstream point of view, Friday's showdown is all about Detroit pioneer Carl Craig and Radio 1 DJ, Heidi. Both mann their own stages, with C2 being joined by a veritable cast that includes a live set from Martin Buttrich, while Radio Slave and Stacey Pullen go b2b, with Craig pencilled in for the same with an as-yet-unannounced guest. Meanwhile, Heidi's Jackathon features a similarly promising array, with a female-heavy ensemble hosting the likes of Miss Kittin and Ellen Allien (who'll play b2b), Maya Jane Coles, and suffice to say, Heidi herself, who'll spin alongside Diynamic boss Solomun.
Saturday takes on a slightly different agenda though, as the Beach Arena this time incorporates more particular jocks a la James Zabiela, Riva Starr and Visionquest's Lee Curtiss. Luciano's Cadenza imprint will host the aptly titled Cadenza Garden, where Reboot headlines alongside label mainstays Robert Dietz and Michel Cleis, with Detroit legend Kenny Larkin also set to appear. Both Digitaline and Uner will play live there too.
Saturday's wonderfully titled Dancing Astronaut stage is filled with the least recognisable names though, as Wally Lopez and Alex Kenji are the only two acts of any real note on offer. Culminating the line-up is the Electroclash stage, where we're sure, you'll find the vast majority of America's burgeoning EDM crew jacking to the likes of – surprise, surprise - Felix Da Housecat, Digitalism and Brodinski. So, something for everyone then - and while there's No Sugar Added - there's still plenty of spicy goodness on offer.
No Sugar Added Miami 2012 @ Nikki Beach
Fri 23rd & Sat 24th March Noon - 5:00AM
FULL LINEUP BY DAY AND STAGE:
|FRIDAY 23rd MARCH
Gabriel & Dresden
Swanky Tunes b2b Hard Rock Sofa
Carl Craig & FRIENDS:
Carl Craig b2b w/ Surprise Guest
Radio Slave b2b Stacey Pullen
Heidi PRESENTS THE JACKATHON:
Heidi b2b Solomun
Maya Jane Coles
Miss Kittin b2b Ellen Allien
Jack Beats (Special Guests)
Kill The Noise b2b Craze
|SATURDAY 24th MARCH
Manuel De La Mare
Felix Da Housecat
Drop The Lime b2b AC Slater
Bart B More
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