Your Weekend Playlist: Art Basel Edition ft. Matoma
It’s been one hell of a week so far in Miami at Art Basel, though not enough to keep us from delivering our weekly playlist. And with Corona Electric Beach coming up tomorrow, we thought it only fitting that festival headliner Matoma should curate, and curate he did.
This isn’t the Norwegian DJ’s first rodeo—after headlining last year’s Los Angeles CEB iteration following his Hakuna Matoma album release (featuring the likes of Sean Paul, J. Lo, and Jason Derulo), he’s back for round two this weekend, this time in Miami. So whether you’re in town and plan on coming through tomorrow’s event, or you’re stuck elsewhere, get ready for EOD with Matoma’s choice tracks below. Bonus: while you’re listening, take a second to check out our behind-the-scenes interview with Lee Gamlin, Associate Brand Manager for Corona Extra at Constellation Brands, for a little pre-CEB inspo.
For our readers who might not yet be familiar with Corona Electric Beach, how would you describe it in a nutshell?
Corona Electric Beach is a DJ-driven-music platform that transforms the traditional day club party into a musical paradise. Our vision has always been to create a place where “Beats meet the Beach.”
Your upcoming Miami event is right around the corner! How are you gearing up for it this weekend?
For every event we do, we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and elevating our fans’ experience. Art Basel is huge event for us and we intend to once again cut through the clutter during this iconic event week. Everybody is very excited for another Matoma + Corona Electric Beach event (Matoma took our last event to another level). For this upcoming weekend we are adding a live art installation by renowned King Saladeen to really bring the art component to life.
What makes this year different than last year specifically?
Expansion into more markets (Atlanta, Denver, and Dallas) and a festival partnership with Live Nation across their Dance Music platforms such as EDC Las Vegas, EDC New York, HARD Summer, Escape Psycho Circus, Nocturnal Wonderland, and EDC Orlando.
What are your most memorable moments thus far?
One of our most memorable moments this year was when we launched in Denver. We were overwhelmed by excitement of our fans who waited over an hour in line to come hear Thomas Jack. Everyone had so such a great time that Thomas Jack played an extended set. We were confident the market would react positively, and we look forward to doing more in the area.
For our festivals, we recently constructed a traveling day club complete with its own pool and stage to take to the festivals that we sponsor so that our fans can experience the excitement and energy of Corona Electric Beach.
Packing out America’s Backyard for our Dia De Los Muertos themed Corona Electric Beach party with Chus + Ceballos. It was great to explore the sub-genre of Tech House and the passion our fans have for it in Fort Lauderdale.
Image courtesy of Matoma.
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