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  • March 20 2012

Hed Kandi @ Nikki Beach (WMC2012)

As we countdown to one of the biggest Hed Kandi parties of the calendar year (Hed Kandi @ Nikki Beach Miami for this year's WMC2012), we thought we would touch base with Hed Kandi Head of Events & Headline DJ, Sam Cannon, to see how preparations for this sublime party are going...

Q1. Hi Sam, this is always an exciting time of year with WMC2012 just around the corner. So how are preparations going in the lead up to this weekend's big Hed Kandi party in Miami, and what can people expect from Hed Kandi this year?

Yes it is always an exciting time of year for those going to Miami, not for those who are stuck in London!  No it is very exciting!!  We love Miami and the conference is such an amazing time to be there.  Everything is ready for what promises to be another fantastic year at Nikki Beach.  We welcome back Milk and Sugar after tearing the place up last March, and are very excited to have Treasure Fingers and David Jones on a Hed Kandi line up for the first time!  There will be plenty more surprises on the day so I guess you will just have to make it down to find out!  (and the dancers are pretty hot too!)

Q2.  Hed Kandi returns once again to the beautiful Nikki Beach for this year's party, if I'm not mistaken that's 5 years in a row now. So what makes Hed Kandi and Nikki Beach such a good fit?

To be honest, I only think it is 4 years, it may be five.  However long it is it is now firmly established in the WMC calendar.  We always play the Sunday which is the official closing of the conference, and it always goes off with a bang. Nikki Beach and Hed Kandi go hand in hand.  Beautiful people, beautiful weather, beautiful location.  What an address.  1 Ocean Drive!  My penthouse is round the corner!

Q3. Alongside the Hed Kandi headline DJs, the line up this year features some exciting names out in the scene at the moment. Milk & Sugar are back again and headlining this year (always love their sets!) and you've also included the likes of Treasure Fingers, David Jones, J Paul Getto,  Anie from II Elements and Rafael from Plastic Funk on the line up. Will more Hed Kandi event shave such amazing line ups in future or is this just a once of for this special occasion?

We always try to do something a little different in Miami.  As every single DJ is in one area for such a small space of time, we like to get those who are involved in our albums and releases on the line ups.  It great to have these guys involved, and we have some very exclusive news coming up about one of these superstars being involved in our Ibiza events.  Check out for more details

Q4. Music wise, what can people expect this year? Will it be along the lines of the new Hed Kandi World Series: Miami release?

Miami is a proper party, so expect a little bit of everything.  More soulful and deeper vibes to start, moving into good old chunky house plus an amazing crowd to play to!

Q5. WMC has always been a breeding ground for discovering new talent and the massive tunes for the up and coming summer, any producer, DJs and tunes we should be watching out for in 2012?

I always find this hard to predict as no matter what you say there is always someone with a secret weapon that they pull out the bag.  Big ones for me this year will be Patrick Hagenaar feat. AMPM 'L.O.V.E. (You Give The)' and Alesso “Years”.  Enjoy!

Q6. Can you recommend any other parties for people  to check out while they are at this year's WMC?

So many parties!  If you get to one more while you are there check out Ministry of Sound at The Raleigh.  Huuuuge line up!  Also, if you come across Sasha playing at a pool party somewhere stay for the whole time.  Witnessed it last year first hand and was amazing. (From what I can remember)

Q7. For people who have never been to Miami for WMC, in five words, what makes Miami so special?

One week with no sleep!


For tickets to this years party Click Here

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See you on the dancefloor! xx

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