Where to see Art Basel mu­sic

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - SPOTLIGHT - By Phillip Valys

Art Basel Mi­ami Beach brings its con­tem­po­rary-art shenani­gans to the Mi­ami Beach Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Dec. 6-9, draw­ing no short­age of white-tented fairs and con­certs.

Such is the al­lure of Art Basel that scores of big-ticket mu­si­cians and DJs will de­scend on Mi­ami and Mi­ami Beach, in­clud­ing South African hip-hop duo Die Ant­wo­ord, DJ Kaskade and elec­tron­ica duo Thiev­ery Cor­po­ra­tion.

If the lineup below seems un­der­whelm­ing — af­ter all, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan and 50 Cent topped last year’s Mi­ami Art Week bill — know that last-minute mu­sic acts are still be­ing an­nounced, and this post will be up­dated with fresh names.

Die Ant­wo­ord, Ac­tion Bron­son and Juice Wrld

10 p.m. Dec. 5 (Die Ant­wo­ord), 10 p.m. Dec. 6 (Ac­tion Bron­son), 10 p.m. Dec. 7 (Juice Wrld) at Soho Stu­dios, 2136 NW First Ave., Mi­ami; $25-$40 per con­cert via Wi.SeeT­ick­ets.us/ BlnkCnvs

Die Ant­wo­ord will take over Wyn­wood’s Soho Stu­dios for the open­ing night of Blnk Cnvs con­cert se­ries.

The fol­low­ing night, rap­per and re­al­ity-TV star Ac­tion Bron- son, who has three un­scripted se­ries on the Vice­land TV net­work, will per­form.

Juice Wrld (“Lu­cid Dream”), nom­i­nated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Oc­to­ber, fol­lows on Dec. 7.

XXXTenta­cion "Skins" Re­lease Party

8-11 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 6 at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami; Face­book event page

Awarded with a post­hu­mous Best New Hip Hop Artist tro­phy at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Oc­to­ber in Mi­ami Beach, late South Florida rap­per XXXTenta- cion, born Jah­seh On­froy, left a deep im­pres­sion on the ris­ing Soundcloud rap land­scape. His first post­hu­mous al­bum, “Skins," will be re­leased Dec. 6 with a rap­per-stud­ded re­lease party at Bayfront Park fea­tur­ing Lil Pump, A$AP Money, PnB Rock, DJ Car­nage and mem­bers of Broward County rap col­lec­tive Mem­bers Only.


10 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 6 at Eleven Mi­ami, 29 NE11th St., Mi­ami; $50 via Tixr.com; 305-829-2911 or 11Mi­ami.com

The one­time Lil’ Wayne pro­tégé (“Me, My­self and I”) rose to ac­claim along­side a new class of post-Eminem white rappers (such as Asher Roth and Mack­le­more and Ryan Lewis). But the Oak­land-based man born Ger­ald Earl Gil­lum has rapidly set him­self apart with his hu­mor­ous col­lec­tion of songs about booze, sex and girls. G-Eazy will come bear­ing songs from his new­est al­bum, “The Beau­ti­ful and Damned.”

Rakastella 2018

3 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8 at Vir­ginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Vir­ginia Beach Drive, Mi­ami; $90-$150 via Eventbrite.com; 954-328-4091 or Rakastella.com

It’s of­fi­cial: Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val will drop the bass on Vir­ginia Key in March, but those un­will­ing to wait for that elec­tronic mu­sic fes­ti­val can watch Rakastella do its thing on Dec. 8. The day­long bash fea­tures spin­ning from Âme, Ap­pa­rat DJ, Dixon, DJ Har­vey, DJ Ten­nis, Gerd Jan­son, Job Jobse, Seth Trox­ler, Tim Sweeney, Young Marco and oth­ers.

Thiev­ery Cor­po­ra­tion

8:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8 at Fill­more Mi­ami Beach, 1700 Wash­ing­ton Ave.; $42.50 via LiveNa­tion.com; 305-673-7300 or Fill­moreMB.com

The elec­tron­ica duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hil­ton are near­ing the end of a glo­be­trot­ting tour sup­port­ing their new­est al­bum, “Trea­sures From the Tem­ple,” a reg­gae-punched col­lec­tion of EDM and world mu­sic re­leased in April. The Suf­fers will open the con­cert.


10 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8 at Soho Stu­dios, 2136 NWFirst Ave., Mi­ami; $45 via BlnkCnvs.com and SeeT­ick­ets.us

A peren­nial DJ at Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Grammy-nom­i­nated megas­tar Kaskade (“Lick It,” “Dis­arm You,” “4AM”) will close out the four-night Blnk Cnvs Art Basel con­cert se­ries. The Las Ve­gas-based DJ, re­spon­si­ble for 21 hits on Bill­board’s elec­tron­ica chart, will be joined by open­ers J Worra, Lokuii and Char­les Meyer.

Hard 2 Leave fea­tur­ing A-Trak and Friends

8 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 9 at Gold Rush Cabaret, 7770 Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami; $20 via Tixr.com; Face­book event page

We ad­mit that an elec­tron­ica show in­side a Mi­ami strip club is a strange pair­ing. But the head­liner here is A-Trak, the vet­eran Cana­dian DJ who has built a ca­reer in­fus­ing hip-hop bravado into dance mu­sic, remix­ing ev­ery­one from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the Rap­ture. The 21-and-older (nat­u­rally) show will in­clude open­ers Dam­aged Goods and oth­ers to be an­nounced.


A re­lease party for "Skins," South Florida rap­per XXXTenta­cion's first post­hu­mous al­bum, will take place Dec. 6 at Bayfront Park in Mi­ami.

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