By Adam Stewart
WMC 2010 is underway and the MTV News experts are on the ground bringing you all of the action. Thanks to our friends at Ultra Records and BMF Productions for hooking us up with a sweet poolside setup at the swanky Raleigh Hotel, right in the heart all of the wildest parties and hottest DJ sets. Our inaugural coverage of the insanely popular global affair’s 25th anniversary will find us getting the lowdown on the latest and greatest from the dance music world from some of the biggest names in the bizz, including Tiesto, DeadMau5, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Paul Van Dyk and Armin Van Buuren.
Each year, over 200,000 hardcore electronic music fans join 2,000 DJs, producers, musicians and A-list celebrities flock to the sandy beaches for the seaside soiree. The party rarely lets up, with plenty of events continuing well into the daylight hours (shows ending at noon that began the night before are not unusual). Miami Beach itself transforms into one giant dance club for six straight days.
On Wednesday (March 24), we caught up with Tommie Sunshine, Robbie Rivera, Cedric Gervais, Oscar G, the Cube Guys and Spanish power duo Chus and Ceballos. Later in the afternoon, we caught up with a Lil Jon (a house music aficionado in his own right) as he threw down at a killer set at sexy party hotspot Nikki Beach dubbed “The Flying Circus.” We finally wrapped the day up at Gansevoort Beach to catch the Cube Guys’ huge set as they unveiled “Scarcube,” an early favorite for the title of “Official WMC 2010 Anthem.”
Thursday’s (March 25) lineup includes Sharam, A-Trak, Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Shiny Toy Guns and Riva Star, just to name a few. Stay tuned for more hot news from some of the biggest names in the electronic world and beyond.