There are ventriloquists in Las Vegas, sunrise sets in Ibiza, field raves in England, and pool parties in Miami; we all have our strengths. Take notes, Sin City, because the Magic City was doing this before you even knew dance music existed. Important: Floaties at pool parties aren’t funny, so please be respectful. The cocktails with the overturned Coronas, however, are great. Also, ladies, be cognizant of your coverups; one woman at the Delano last year had a fishnet-ass-cheeks sunburn.
Most important, will you catch something if you get in the water? Says Biscayne Pool Spa owner Eric Nuñez: “If you want to jump in, then you should be fine, but I recommend keeping your head above water.”
Here are seven pool parties that will make waves and cause a splash during Miami Music Week 2017. Cannonball!
Axtone Miami Pool Party. The Delano, a legendary Miami Beach venue, offers an all-star DJ lineup including Voltron, Axwell, Arty, Benny Benassi, Bob Sinclar, Chocolate Puma, and other impact players. “World, Hold On” and “Satisfaction” are reason enough to choose this bash, but it offers so much more. For starters, Axwell has special guests on the slate. Swedish House Mafia reunion? Maybe. 2 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000; morganshotelgroup.com. Tickets cost $48 via wantickets.com.
All Gone Pete Tong. The phrase “Hi, this is Pete Tong with this week’s Essential Mix” still rings in the ears of dance music fans around the world. Before SoundCloud and Mixcloud, dance music became popular if it was heard on Tong’s radio show. He is the undisputed greatest dance music on-air personality of all time. And this year’s All Gone Pete Tong pool party is the tenth edition.