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WMC Event Review: What The Funk?!

By Ryan Vasta posted Mar 30, 2014 at 09:08 PM

DJ Ryan Vasta made it over the the Massive Ideas Ultra After Party on Friday here to see what the funk he thought

            The place to be after Ultra Day 1 was The Nest, Massive Ideas’ WMC pop-up venue. The electo-funk showcase featured Kill Paris, Michal Menert, The Floozies, and more. The venue was intimate, and the crowd was ready to get down, creating a great atmosphere.

            Michal Menert took the stage at 12:30, with about 50 people filling the room. Menert played a soulful set, singing and dancing along on stage. You can truly see the emotion in Michal when he performs live, to which he says, “If one person in the room can relate to the feelings in my music, I’ve done my job.” When his audio failed early on in the set, he treated us to one of his signature freestyle mixes. Menert ended his set with “Your Ghost,” the song for which he is releasing his first music video this week, and “Summer Love,” proclaiming that its great that we can all enjoy the warm, summer-like weather in Miami.

            Kill Paris kept the party going, with his signature glitch-funk style. Playing through hits such as “Slap You” and “To a New Earth,” it was truly a treat to see such a talented producer at work. Kill Paris was rocking it, but I was torn away to see brothers Matt and Mark Hill, better known as The Floozies. The duo’s first time in Miami, The Floozies were absolutely on fire. Matt was playing guitar and mixing, while Mark accompanied him on drums. Their set included “Stuntin,” “Love, Sex, and Fancy Things,” and “Scram.” The brothers even went into a couple of improvised jams, as Matt wailed away on his guitar and voice box effect. The bothers had massive grins on their faces the entire time, undoubtedly energized by the crowd, and vice-versa.

            After their sets, all the artists were hanging around the venue, meeting and chatting with fans, adding to the laid-back feel of the party. Local artist Warp9 closed the affair, delivering a set of originals and funk classics. Massive Ideas truly brought the funk to Miami this WMC. 

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