By Nicholas Philippou
"Wow!" That’s the simplest and best way to sum up the Kings of Ace Pool Party at the National Hotel.
The party delivered on everything you would expect from a trip to Miami Music Week – beautiful weather, beautiful people and big beats combined with a cornucopia of celebrities, DJs and EDM fanatics.
Where do I start? The scheduled acts included the marvelous Nervo sisters, Bassjackers, Quintino, Bobby Burns and Sidney Samson, who brought King of Krunk Lil’ Jon with him to perform their remix of “Mutate.” The party rose to a frenzy when Ultra Fest main stager Afrojack smashed the stage with his Wall Recording’s label-mates, Shermanology, for an energizing rendition of “Can’t Stop Me.” He later shared the stage with R3hab, firing up the crowd with favorites like “Prutataa” and “Sending My Love.”
The music was the main event, but there was certainly a steady buzz in the crowd for some of the celebrities who turned out, including Afrojack’s friend and recording partner, Paris Hilton, who took pictures of the raging crowd from onstage during his set, and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman, who seemed to be anything but retired from the Miami party scene.
The vibe was steady cool and the energy from the crowd was high throughout the day. Besides a huge line outside, the music attracted a swell of people from the beach just outside the party doors. They didn’t even need to come inside to get their party on!
A special thanks to Pacha NYC for helping us skip the line and Andrew from Third Day Productions for bringing you a very exclusive sneak peek of the party that you’ll only see on MTV News. Check it out below:
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