Photo Credz: Katherine Rosario
This past weekend was one for the books in Miami. Rolling Loud set the stage for crazy performances and after parties that had the whole city lit non-stop. Rolling Loud brought artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Future and many more to the city. And after the last performance of the weekend, Norma threw her weekly SUNDAZE party.
This one was special, this edition of SUNDAZE featured beer pong, free swishers, $4 dollar drinks and a new artist’s special performance! We had Original Fani, ASAP Bari, Reese, Robb Banks, and the whole 070 crew in the building. Big thanks to 070 Shake and crew for giving an amazing show for their first performance in the 305. The energy was high all night and at one point we may or may not have broken the stage.
Everyone also loved the special customized Sundaze cups as much as the drinks they put inside (well almost as much). Between the DJ sets, performances and the amazing Sundaze crowd, we were able to put the proper exclamation point on Rolling Loud!
You might wonder what it takes to create the Best Day Ever. Well it’s really simple because all you need is a rooftop pool, drinks, hot girls, and of course NormaNow & Yesjulz better known as the dynamic duo. Skrt Skrt… move out the way because this past Sunday Dream hotel South Beach was on F L A M E S (even the rain couldn’t put us out!).
Thank you to all the DJ’s (Jun-ill, Reid Waters, Kitty Cash, DJ Kittens, and Eccentric Sounds) who kept the vibes going along with a surprise visit from: @MadeInTyo. Every corner you turned you were bound to see a girl twerking to the sounds being played. Oh, and not to mention the dolla bills flying through the air landing on any given booty. At a NormaNow party there is never such a thing as “too cool” because as the music drifted in and out our ears, the people were splashing into the pool (in the rain, might I add). It was definitely a rooftop rendezvous! Along with the amazing music, we also had amazing food. S/o to all the chicken sandwiches & bomb ass fries made along with some Lulu’s delicious nitrogen ice cream to cool down all our sweaty buns!
Nonetheless, what would the Best Day Ever be without all the amazing people that copped tickets and helped us sell out to capacity? It’s safe to call it a lituation when the only thing you can see by the end of the night are beach balls flying, water guns squirting, and people consuming all the liquor. Best Day Ever was a fresh alternative to the typical Ultra festival vibes you get in Miami during Winter Music Conference. So it’s safe to say that we all better rest up for our next Best Day Ever, until next time!
Memories <3 Each and every Friday we would get together at Grand Central at The Garret and get sweaty. Now since our lovely Grand Central is no more we celebrate at Thompson Hotel on South Beach once a month on the last Friday of the month. Today actually, we are doing out first LA edition of Peachfuzz alongside 143 at the Echoplex! Super exciting, plus New York is coming next! But for now, Miami Peachfuzz is back this Friday! Last month we had the pleasure of DJ Craze bringing in our first party at our new home on the Beach! It was tons of dun and the space is amazing and big so we can all have fun with ease and I mean its beautiful so why not! This Friday in Miami we welcome ROOFEO to come bring his NY energy to Miami! Check out the photos from last PEACHFUZZ below and if you’re in Miami make sure you come early 11PM so you don’t get left outside!
ALL PICTURES BY KATHERINE ROSARIO <3
Always a good time at Your Girls Favorite Party!
Another week, another round of events. Safe to say, I am tired.
Sidebar in Brickell is always fun. I am lucky enough to have my own Sunday party there titled SUNDAZE. This past Super Bowl Sunday we did a Super Bowl themed party! We set up the projectors, laid out some chairs, and made our very own watch party! So good to see all the usual faces and some new ones! We had the homies Eccentrix Sounds in the building too, playing all the good good Caribbean vibes. We got a dunk tank thinking it would be fun but no one got in it because for once in Miami is was cold. Lesson learned lmao. Oh well.
Every Sunday it’s hard, it’s a gamble and I really try to make it special each time. Its hard doing events and especially a weekly without any help really. Me and my partners Junil and Gio try every week to spice it up and make it different which is why we have different DJs, different drink specials, and the bounce house and games. We want to make Sundays a chill place to hang out with friends and chill out. Nonetheless, I’m enjoying getting more experience with weekly parties, watching crowds, and happy to see people’s faces every week with some incredible music and great energy! If your reading this, you should come next week
Check out the pictures below! Taken by my good friend Katherine Rosario
ALL PHOTOS BY THE LOVELY KATHERINE ROSARIO @KMERCEDSR
It’s that special time of the year. We wait all year for the feeling of family and love to hover around us around the Holidays. Honestly for me, it’s the only time of the year I find myself falling back into whats really important: family. Family is important to me as I take all my friends and supporters as an extended family of sorts. I mean I see a lot of them every week, for christ sakes!
I was lucky enough to put a little friends and family holiday party together with the great guys over at COYO Taco at their new POP-UP location on South Beach and I’ve got to say it was just pure amazing vibes! I’m all about sitting somewhere and having real conversations with people. Sometimes the club is too much, I actually want to hear you and what you saying, you know? haha. So imagine tons of tacos, quesadillas, chips and dip and margaritas – ALL FOR FREE! Too cool.
I love COYO and what their doing to bring new & refreshing to Miami and its music, food, and social scene. I think everyone had a great time and I had an amazing time welcoming all my supporters to enjoy a night of love and laughter! It’s the most I could do for the year around support. Until next time looking forward to more magic to be made with COYO, jason and Sven! See ya!
There is nothing like a NormaNow party and the Night Show was a full representation of that. Moving in silence, I was able to put together a really cool event for Art Basel in the beginning of the madness of what is Art Basel week. Coming together for the people – I linked up with Ashley Outrageous and Cashavelli to create something memorable. Music was presented by Just Dimy, Kitty Cash, LTENGHT, JuniLL and the infamous Mannie Fresh. They had the whole crowd turn up and ready to dance, but the night doesn’t end there. The sauce God, Post Malone also came through for a live performance and no one could help but sing along. Despite the bad weather and the unruly crowds at the door, Libertine security kept the situations to a minimal. Creatives like A$AP Rocky, J $tash and Ian Conner also showed up to see what all the talk was about. All in all the night was a success. Missed out? Take a look at some of the flicks captured by Kathy (@KMercedesR) below. Can we also say how bomb this flyer is? Ya!! Its the little things.
Looking forward to what the new year brings with the momentum after Art Basel – I’m ready to create some magic with my friends and get things poppin! Art Basel really taught me a lot and proved to me more then ever that I really need some help as things expand and grow. I’m looking forward to everything and so happy I could help put on a really dope show with my friends! Until next time
ART BASEL SZN IS AMONG US!
With Basel week creeping up on us, our magical city of Miami will be jam-packed with tons of exhibitions, artist lectures, and of course, PARTIES. This year, I have filtered out the best events once again to curate a guide for the crazy week we have ahead and the events leading up to it. From a documentary screening to a concert series and even a couple parties hosted by yours truly, the events from the guide below are ones you wont want to miss! TRUST ME. So start RSVPing and group chat the homies to finalize your schedule, but keep checking back here for updates as I will be adding more to the Norma Now Art Basel 2015 Guide as we go!!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
GG’S OCEAN IN THE OCEAN: Stay woke on the effects of climate change and attend the first night of Miami artist GG‘s micro-art exhibition “Ocean In the Ocean” at the adidas SoBe location with tunes by DJ Murkem and NALA | 226 8th ST Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 6PM – 10PM | Exhibition runs Nov. 28th – Dec. 5th
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
LOVE BELOW : Get down with Miami’s best underground party – where dancing is key and its all about the music. This edition, we welcome Miami’s newest record label REAR VIEW for their label launch. Good vibes & good music, promise you will not stop dancing! | Live Performance by: Kodiak Fur | DJ Sets by DZA, Jun-ill, Pazmal, LENGTH, Louie Arson, The Gamma Bot, Tha Yellow R Kel, Telescope Thieves | FREE | Free drinks for girls before 12AM | 10PM | The Electric Pickle 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
STYLE MAFIA x Oxydo Basel Lab: Get down with DJ Coco Hara, sip on complimentary cocktails and ‘become one’ with fashion and art at Basel Lab’s opening night where Style Mafia and Italian eyewear brand Oxydo will present an interactive experience with a series of camouflaging pods | 7PM – 10PM | 2324 NW 5th AVE Miami, FL 33127 | Special Guest TBA | Basel Lab runs Dec. 1 – Dec. 6 | RSVP@STYLEMAFIA.US
BASEL BASE CAMP: Art Basel Base Camp, allows our guests to regroup with their friends, refresh at our cooling stations, and recollect themselves at our facilities. Complete with charging stations, information booths, and tons of free giveaways, Art Basel Base Camp provides a captivating home base while bouncing between Basel events | 4PM – 12PM EVERY DAY of The Week | FAME Studios 46 NW 36th St | FREE
RUM & BASS: Walshy Fire presents Rum & Bass at Coyo Taco with Corey Chase and Silent Addy! | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127
BASEMENT’S 1 YR ANNIV: Basement celebrates their first birthday with a party hosted by Silencio, Paper Magazine, A Hotel Life & One Management | Sounds provided by Seth Troxler, Nicolas Matar, Orazio Rispo, and more DJs! | 11PM | Edition Hotel 2901 Collins AVE | RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
SNEAKERHEADZ: Join McDonald’s, Complex and the Peachfuzz fam at D-Koncept for some complimentary cocktails, the screening of the documentary SNEAKERHEADZ and music by Pase Rock | 7PM – 10PM | 2085 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127 | 21+ RSVP: http://agenda.complex.com/sneakerheadzmia
BUILDING REALITY: WeWork presents Building Reality, an evening of conversations moderated by Eric Shriner (Director of The Andy Warhol Museum) with artists such as Miami’s own Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou Art Collective, BHQFU’s President Seth Cameron, and other magic makers of the industry | 5:30PM – 7PM | 350 Lincoln Road TONE TO TRANSFER: wetransfer and G-Star Raw presents Tone to Transfer Art Basel featuring Greg Lamarche and Jasmine Solano for some awesome art and music vibes | 7PM – 10PM | Brisky Gallery 130 NW 24 ST Miami, FL 33127 | RSVP: tonetotransfer.splashthat.com
UPTOWN UNCORCKED: Lexus is hooking you up with free food and wine tasting featuring some of Miami’s hottest chefs: Chef Amari Jones & Chef Irie. And in the spirit of Art Basel, you can enjoy some art by: King Saladeen, Aaron Maybin, & Desmond Mason. | 7PM – 10PM | Hype Studios 255 NW 25 ST Miami, FL 33127
DUBWISE: Vibe at Coyo Taco with Yaadcore (Jamaica) and Trippy-I (Virgin Island) | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127
THE 12 EXPERIENCE: Presented by oddblueroses with music and art exhibition by The 12 | 2401 NW 5 AVE Miami, FL
WE LIT WEDNESDAYS: UNO from Umbrella hosts We Lit Wednesdays with special sets from 40 Oz Van, DJ Entice, DJ Junior, Ham Made, and Sean Bang! Including a special appearance by Relax Rekords and a meet & greet with Damaris Lopez | FREE | 60 NE 11 ST Miami, FL 33132 | RSVP: lyfeartmusic.splashthat.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
NIGHT SHOW: Norma Now x AO! x CA$HAVELI bring you Night Show with performances and sets by Post Malone, Mannie Fresh, Just Dimy, Kitty Cash, LTENGHT, Jun-iLL, and some other very special guests! | 11PM – 5AM | Libertine 34 NE 11 ST Miami, FL 33132 | TIX: WantTickets.com/TheNightshow
NATUREL IN THE PAINT: Naturel x GreenLabel present Naturel In The Paint with performance by GoldLink, Austin Millz, and special guests! | 10PM – 1AM | 21+ Only | Private Key 567 NW 27 ST, Wynwood | RSVP: http://agenda.complex.com/greenlabelartbasel
LIFE AND DEATH: III Points and Plot present Life and Death for Day 1 of III Points’ 3rd annual Art Basel Concert Series at Mana Wynwood. House and tehcno vibes will be provided by DJs and producers such as Thugfucker, Tale of Us, and special guest Richie Hawtin | 318 NW 23rd ST Miami, FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1S6LOP6
WE FOR REAL: WeWork presents We For Real, a house party to honor the panelists from Building Reality and to celebrate FriendsWithYou’s “Light Spirit,” a virtual reality experience made in collaboration with New Tropics. Dance to tunes provided by DZA and Arthur Baker while you enjoy some complimentary cocktails and beer provided by Absolute Elyx and Peroni | 8PM – 1AM | 350 Lincoln Road | RSVP: http://weareallfriendshouseparty.splashthat.com/
OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE: Come check out “Other Side of the Bridge: A Collection of Miami Street Photography” at the 8&9 Showroom with music by DJ Jimbo Slice. Photography by: Darryl Omar, Derick G, Esdras PhotoTea Thelusma, Jon J, Jonny Walker, Misstakes, and Smith D! | 7PM – 10PM | 7814 NE 4 CT Miami, FL 33138
DJ MUSTARD: The award winning landmark destination E11EVEN MIAMI will play host once again to some of Art Basel’s best after parties and afterhours events | 11PM | E11EVEN MIAM 9 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33130
#WELLCURATED: Your Friday afternoon hang is at the Shaker with our West Coast pals Nick Monaco and more. Art will adorn the backyard + pop-up’s by Kri Marino and Modern Vice | 12-6PM | FREEHAND Miami 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140 | FREE
DFM X MAMA: The dFm and MAMA Gallery present installation works by Nick Thomm, performative works from Nana Ghana, Lisa Solberg, and Double Diamond Sun Body. Tunes provided by Sophie and Heron Preston | 8PM – 1AM | The Surf Lodge 1500 Collins AVE Miami, FL
#BAEGOALS: Spend your night with baes Blake Newton, Hanna Ali, Natalie Chin, Erika Money, enjoy some art and live painting by Kaylin Garcia, and nail art by Krocaine. Tunes provided by SydneyLove and FWAYG | 7PM – 11PM | 2401 NW 5 AVE Miami, FL 33127 | RSVP: baegoals.splashthat.com
DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Father and more TBA for Day 1 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
PEACH FUZZ PRESENTS: Official Miami Launch Party for “Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999″ | BOWL: DJ Brett Sylvia | 11PM | The Basement at The Edition Hotel 2901 Collins Ave | FREE | RSVP: Reservations@BasementMIAMI.com
DIEM POP-UP: Come party with your girl as I host a Diem pop-up with Sean Bang and DJ Smokey on the boards at Opera Gallery Miami | 2PM – 9PM | 30 NE 39 ST Miami, FL 33137
JAMIE XX: On the back of his critically acclaimed debut album In Colour, Jamie xx comes back to Miami for his first show here on the In Colour to co-headline Friday of Basel with the genius producer Four Tet | 10PM | Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Miami, FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1S6QCUA
NAKID MAGAZINE: Nakid Magazine invades Art Basel 2015 in Miami! Come celebrate the ISSUE III: FALL 2015 release starring cover artist JEN STARK and our Special Edition Dual-Cover Designs! | 10PM | Libertine Miami 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132 | RSVP:Supermarketcreative.com/NAKID
NYC’s No.8 BASEL TAKE OVER: DJs: Formerly ERock + Mike Deuce | 11PM | Rec Room 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | FREE
BASEL BURGER: Witness “the art of hamburger making” at Basel Burger where there will be live murals by Rob Regis, Paper Frank and Marlon Preuss, as well as live music by Sel. 6 and Gvintvge | 1PM – 5PM | Cheeseburger Baby 1505 Washington AVE Miami Beach, FL 33139
THE GO:OD AM TOUR: Mac Miller makes a stop in Miami while on tour with EarthGang, Michael Christmas, and Choo Jackson! | Fillmore 1700 Washington AVE, Miami Beach, FL 33139
FOUND IN THE RIVER: Found In The River is a collective of artists, musicians, fashioners, and MADE members representing different components of The Miami River. From budding high school students to internationally acclaimed muralists, Found In The River is a platform for all creative communites to explore, exhibit, learn, and create on new levels | 7 PM | MADE at The Citadel 8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138 | ENTRY base on donation.
DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents SpaceGhostPurrp and more TBA for Day 2 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets
SOULECTION TAKEOVER: Get down with Joey Kay, Sosupersam, and The Whooligan at Coyo Taco | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127
K-PAX: Join Metro Boomin and special guests out on the rooftoop at Gale South Beach for the launch event to showcase the collaboration between PAX + K-HOLE! | 5PM – 8PM | 1690 Collins AVE Miami Beach, FL 33139 | RSVP: thedfm.com/k-pax
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
A$AP ROCKY x KAYTRANADA x STWO: The III Points Festival alum has been on the rise with his incredible production and live sets that bridge the gap between the dance world and hip hop. Join us as we rage the night with one of Art Basel’s most exciting line-ups for this III Points x Tidal Wave event | 10PM | Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Miami, FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1O6kf9s
CORONA’S ELECTRIC BEACH: Corona’s Electric Beach is going to be hitting the Miami Art Week with special DJ performances and better yet, a live Art installation. While Corona brings in the ambient colors of music & art, this epic pool party will be one to remember! | Featuring Music By: Craze, Ape Drums, Astronomar, & TJ Mizell | LIVE Art Installtion By: DASIC | 3PM | 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | FREE w/ RSVP(21+) email@example.com
DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Robb Bank$ with IndigoChildRick, wifisfuneral, and more TBA for Day 3 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets
H<3RT B453L: Hit up Sneak Attack for a night full of art by some of the dopest out there like Claw Money and Distorted to name a couple, plus live sets by Brian Breach, FTLiens, 2DOPEBOYZ, and other DJs | 2519 NE 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33137 | RSVP: HEARTB453L@GMAIL.COM
SLICK RICK: Join us for some Art Basel craziness! Slick Rick will be gracing us with a performance | 10PM | BlackBird Ordinary 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130 | FREE
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & FRIENDS: DJ’s PB Wolf, Ynot, & Viviana Hosted by Soarse | 5PM | Wood Tavern 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 | FREE
MISTER LEE’S SHANGRI-LA: LA-based artist Lisa Solberg will debut her latest concept, Mister Lee’s Shangri-La, an exotic dance club sheltered inside an exotic greenhouse. The instillation will take place during the Art Basel Miami Closing Party at the Soho Beach House | 10PM – 4AM | 4385 Collins AVE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
LAZY SUNDAY: The Standards Annual Art Basel Sunday BBQ. This year, music will be provided by Brendan Fallin | 12PM | The Standard 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | RSVP required to LazySunday@StandardHotels.com
WHO’S WHO & UNKNWN: Basement Basel DANCE with: Flat White (Virgil Abloh) BOWL with: DJ Legato DJ Papo | 11PM | The Basement at The Edition Hotel 2901 Collins Ave | FREE | RSVP: Reservations@BasementMIAMI.com
HARD2LEAVE: Blocks from Wynwood in the heart of downtown, Team No Sleep takes the party to an entirely new level with a whirlwind of DJs, live performances and five-star hospitality | 11PM | E11EVEN MIAM 9 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33130
COYO BASEL: The north meets the south as Nickodemus (NYC), DJ Moma (NYC), and Erick Paredes (Toronto) fill up Coyo Taco with good vibes and sounds | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127
DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Denzel Curry and more TBA for the last day of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets
40OZ BOUNCE MIA: Sundaze x 40oz Bounce present Bounce Miami | 6PM – 12AM | FREE | Sidebar 337 SW 8 ST Miami, FL 33130 | RSVP: https://40ozbouncemia.splashthat.com/
Oh thank heaven. My prayers have been answered as a new party comes to town that combines what I’m all about. Cool kids and power players. My wonderful friend YesJulz has been working undercover to bring these two worlds together and hopefully we’re on to something here. Teaming up with Phil the Mayor from Miami’s most popular parties #LivOnSunday and Story Thursdays – we’re bridging that gap and bring the cool to South Beach. Its RECREATION WEDNESDAY time y’all!
JOIN ME and YesJulz as we bring the rage this Thursday and my beautiful friend ASHLEY OUTRAGOUS is telporting back to Miami just to bring her aura! This Wednesday is totally going to be magical. Holler at me to come thu Make sure your fly! HAHAH.
Wednesdays transform into a safe haven for the few. Join us as we celebrate the ushering of a new party concept that combines Downtown cool and South Beach sophisticate, RECREATION Wednesdays, powered by YesJulz and DIEM. It’s all happening at Rec Room at The Gale Hotel with Stevie Williams (Professional Skateboarder) and Ashley Outrageous (Celebrity Blogger) hosting the vibes alongside Atlanta’s own OG MACO (“Bitch You Guessed It?!”). Come hang out with the cool kids at RECREATION Wednesdays, where its all fun & games.
The sixth installment of The Void is tonight and pre-sale tickets are already sold out- naturally. If you haven’t experienced Void yet, stop pushing it back and come out from 9pm – 4am to Miami’s very own LMNT.
Notorious for being an event that combines an eclectic range of music and art, at Void you will be able to admire visuals showcased by @Pxsh6xd and @Lofty305 while enjoy live performances by resident DJ Sean Bang, singer Gaby Duran, and rock band Plastic Pinks. There will even be an exclusive screening of Giancarlo Loffredo’s short film Stripper Wars shot at the infamous KOD.
As if that isn’t enough, you can munch on some organic food from a food truck that will be posted up out front, sip on some Hennessey and Jack with $8 specials all night, and peep DIEM’s special exhibit of their F/W line.
To continue living in the spirit of giving back, Void has partnered up with Live Fierce and anyone 21+ that brings in a new toy to Void will gain FREE entry before midnight.
RSVP here; 18+ to party & 21+ to drink!
As always, ladies in groups of 5+ will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne.
DON’T FORGET: Peach Fuzz is also going down tonight! Hosted at The Garret by none other than the lovely Norma, Peach Fuzz will be LIT thanks to special guest DJ Craze.
Now don’t say there isn’t anything to do tonight! Come network and party with us on the last Friday of the year!!
Peter hit me up from SneakerPimps and asked if I could help out with the show. When he asked I was on board immediately as SneakerPimps has been an event I attended as a young in’ so why not help him make it happen?! I am in charge of the musical programming and such so I got my homie JUST DIMY who’s in town from NY to play. He rules and really gets people grooving – then we’ve got Reid Waters who has a weekly party in Miami called Chocolate Sunday at Purdy Lounge which pretty much rocks every week! Plus DJ Elle in the mix and we’ve got a party!
Peter wanted this event to focus less on Sneakers and more on the PARTY. So why not get the party queen (ahem; me!) in the mix to make it happen!
Hope you guys can make it! Click the flyer to buy tickets or just click here, you lazy!
I’m excited because I’ve wanted to book Cam’ron for a couple of my events based off the fact that he RULES and anything Dipset would kill it. So I’ll be dressed in my flyest kicks and maybe something pink just for this man right here! You better come correct!