MIAMI MAGAZINE ART BASEL ISSUE RELEASE PARTY

I love collaborating with Modern Luxury & represent my city’s official magazine, especially during one of my favorite times of the year, Art Basel. It was honor to soundtrack MIAMI Magazine’s Basel / December issue release party for a second consecutive year. More than 150 artists, creatives and VIPs filled the room at the top of East Miami in the new Brickell City Centre to celebrate the works by Ye Hongxing, whose art graced the cover of MIAMI’s December edition.

This annual event kicks off an extremely eventful Art Basel week and included a great mix of artists including  gallerist, Lexïng Zhang of Art Lexïng, local performers GMNI & Virgo to entertain all the senses. As always, Thank you MIAMI Magazine… looking forward to more events with you in 2017!

Photos courtesy of World Red Eye

NEIMAN MARCUS x OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

Ocean Drive Magazine along with sister publication Art Basel Magazine hosted the FURTIF ART PROJECT at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. The event showcased this season’s most sought-after and modern designers in a runway fashion show that I had a pleasure soundtracking. In the audience were Miami’s leading arts philanthropists, collectors and art lovers and participating artists TYPOE, AHOL and Santiago Rubino. Aside from the runway show, the night included a one-of-a-kind artistic collaboration with Roche Bobois and six notable talents to reimagine the iconic FURTIF desk. Heidi Klum, Venus Williams, RISK, Santiago Rubino, TYPOE, and AHOL each transformed the desks into works of art which are available for auction with proceeds benefiting one of Miami’s most notable and respected charity organizations, Lotus House. The auction of Heidi Klum’s design will benefit UNICEF. The FURTIF ART PROJECT will be on display at Roche Bobois’ Wynwood Miami Warehouse and available for auction through December 5 at www.biddingforgood.com/thefurtifartproject.

And just weeks before…

Another stylish night at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour included 100 VIP members joined to preview a custom fashion presentation curated exclusively for the group redefining the new business casual dress code. Music for the fashion show was provided by myself and included a live musical performance by The Voice runner-up Karina Iglesias. As always, Thank you Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour for always thinking of me to curate the fashionable beats.

Photos courtesy of World Red Eye

SHAKE-A-LEG 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA

Shake-A-Leg Miami celebrated its 25th anniversary with the Art of Sail Gala. The night welcomed more than 500 guests and raised more than $150,000 which will support the organization’s mission and commitment to all regardless of abilities or disabilities.

There were a number of notable artists included in the Art of Sail exhibit & in attendance including Miami favorite, Romero Britto. I provided the festive music alongside the multifaceted band, The French Horn Collective. The event’s biggest highlight however, was the moving fashion show which featured some disabled sailors and community notables as the models and showcased exclusive garments  made from recycled sails adding a unique and touching twist.

A big round of applause to my friends at Think Red, Inc for another great production & for having soundtrack such a momentous occasion.

– Pictures courtesy of The Louis Collection & World Red Eye – 

MAISON & OBJET AMERICAS

As a lover of design, I was thrilled to DJ for Maison & Objet Americas for the second consecutive year. This time, the annual awards celebration took place at the iconic Moore Building in the Miami Design District. M&O is the french trade show that gathers professional players in decoration, furniture, home accessories & fabrics for home and design in search of innovation & emerging trends.

The event visits the states annually and is hosted here in Miami. This year’s Designer of the Year award went to Rafael de Cardenas. The event produced by client favorites, The Rally Agency, included incredible lighting & catering, a harpist and a Parisian inspired soundtrack by yours truly.

– Pictures courtesy World Red Eye –

HAUTE LIVING x DANIEL MAZZONE x ART BASEL

Just one of the many of events I’m participating in throughout Miami in conjunction with Art Basel, still I was very excited for this one in particular as Haute Living & Alliance Bernstein celebrated the work of Daniel Mazzone, popular for his colorful collage work & dubbed “the next Andy Warhol,” by Elite Daily.

The exhibition was held at the 1 Hotel South Beach unveiling 24 never-before-seen pieces with 1,000 art collectors, enthusiasts and VIPs enjoying cocktails, conversation & curated music by me.

– Pictures courtesy of World Red Eye – 

ABSOLUT x ART BASEL

Back another year for Absoult Art Bureau, this time with L.A. based commissioned artist, Ry Rocklen. The week long installation titled, Night Court is a pop-up bar, a performance venue, a sports arena and a showroom for Rocklen’s new line of furniture, “Trophy Modern”. Everything from the bar to the bleachers were all custom designed. I evened my own custom trophy DJ booth (I possibly the coolest & most creative booth I’ve had to date)

Chosen again as the resident DJ, I performed each night along with an eclectic roster of talent each night including, Ariel Pink, The Bushes & the spandex choreographed, balletic accompaniment of Bodies International. The Absolut cocktails are all inspired by sports terminology like the ‘Winning Spirit’: a shot of Absolut on the rocks. And then there’s ‘And One.’ The last night concluded with the Parisian pop-up Le Baron, making an unexpected appearance on our basketball court. Absolut knocked another Basel party out of the park… Thank you again for having me at the center of it all!

– Pictures courtesy of Roberto Chamorro – 

ART BASEL SWITZERLAND

I had the pleasure of meeting artist Mickalene Thomas in 2012 during a private dinner held by Absolut Vodka during Art Basel in Miami. She enjoyed the vinyl records I was playing and made a connection instantly through music.
I later received an invite by her to perform at her gallery opening in Soho New York, which of course, I happily excepted. It was there when I got a true feel of her artistry. She is a true creative!
She then invited me to be part of her commissioned work in Basel, Switzerland sponsored by Absolut Basel. Mickalene recreated a 1970’s disco den in every detail from interior design to the cocktails served for the week, and I was lucky enough to be her choice of resident DJ amongst the elite invites and other invited guests to perform during the week long instillation, including Jasmine Kara & Solange Knowles. 

– Pictures courtesy of Roberto Chamorro –