Saturday of Miami Music Week 2022 was a treat for house and techno lovers as one of Damian Lazarus’ special-themed parties, GET LOST celebrated its 15th anniversary at Factory Town in Hialeah, Florida.
Crosstown Rebels collaborated with Space Invaders to create a grand experience in one of Club Space’s featured venues, an indoor and outdoor space that kept the party going for a solid 24-hours with a stacked lineup featuring over 70+ artists. From sunrise to sunrise, attendees were able to get lost in the musical prowess that danced within the circus-themed event.
GET LOST MIAMI was a full-ride experience as the 24-hour event provided both open-air and dark intimate warehouse spaces where 5 stages lay across the industrial area. The Time Tunnel, House of Freaks, Sunshine Alley, Carnival of Souls, and the Engine Room all differed in decorations as the theme of each stage added to the magnificent and bizarre sights you’d see at a circus.
A clock-themed stage with gears floating on the ceiling of a vast warehouse was home to the Time Tunnel, where Detroit-bred techno connoisseurs Carl Craig and Seth Troxler kicked off the start of the event with a special B2B set. Their two-hour journey set the tone for the high-energies and non-stop grooves that would take place in that grand room for the remainder of the day.
Including sets from special guest Anfisa Letyago, the breakout techno star paved her effervescent style at the Time Tunnel, pounding time away on early Saturday morning. Gorgon City, Mathame, Maceo Plex, and even Nicole Moudaber B2B Sama Abdulhadi displayed their talents in the cavernous space where attendees could dance away in the darkness.
Time flew by and the eventful day was wrapped up with another iconic B2B set featuring Carl Craig and Swiss house and techno sensation Luciano.
Disassembled manicans, barbies, dolls, and miscellaneous body parts dangled in chandeliers and geometric décor that made up the House of Freaks stage. Being the second warehouse throughout the venue, attendees too could dance in the depths of darkness here where they could hear the sounds of talents such as Danny Daze, Audiojack B2B Kevin Knapp, DJ Tennis B2B Carlita, Audiofly, and many more.
The simplicity, yet intricate detail of this stage created a creepy ambiance where guests could dance alongside grisly glitz and glam.
Attendees could enjoy the breeze of the morning and bathe in the sun as Sunshine Alley was one of two large open-air spaces at the event. Lined with giant avant-garde flower cage figurines and a collection of rose trellis’ along the walls of the wide space, the area illuminated pure joy as attendees could enjoy the outdoors.
The Desert Hearts Crew, Layla Benitez, Goldcap, Doc Martin B2B Joeski B2B Harry Romero, Tiga, and many others shared their flavorful techniques on the dancefloor. Serge Devant ended the night as wide lasers and a collection of lights lay among a tree – lighting up the vibrant rhythm that the New York icon swayed the hearts and feet of many.
Carnival of Souls, the main stage of GET LOST truly indulged you in a circus as the stage took shape as a big top tent, with red and white stripes on the tarp of the fabric, dangling in a whimsical manner that truly encapsulated the image of a circus tent.
A giant ferris wheel lay perpendicular to the stage, adding to the grand sensation of being surrounded by pure fun and adventure. Giant letters to the left of the stage glimmered in red as lights spelled out ‘GET LOST CIRCUS’.
The Engine Room was the most peculiar of the stages as you could catch this unique stage inside a wall that appeared to be a jail cell in Factory Town. Walking from Sunshine Alley towards the Time Tunnel stage and Carnival of Souls, you’d catch the beats of the masterminds behind the decks of the Engine Room adding pep to your step as you made your way between stages.
A special VIP entrance to the stage lay inside a fireplace, where attendees could duck into the firebox and enter a secret hangout room. Consisting of lounging chairs, vintage art, and a dancefloor behind the decks – you could dance in the imagined jail cell. Amalgamation Sound System filled the sounds of this room, adding fiery and groove to the intimate space.
Providing re-entry to guests, GET LOST gave Miami Music Week enthusiasts the freedom to attend other events and still have the opportunity to return at whatever point of their day and enjoy what the 15th celebration had to offer.
From circus games that prized inflatables, in addition to a variety of special drinks and food options for attendees, GET LOST was the place to be for Saturday of music week. This 24-hour event was treated like a 3-day festival as the level of production, sound quality, vibes, and rich lineup made the event one of a kind.
GET LOST could use future improvements on warehouse capacity and security, however, these weren’t too big of an issue that took away from the experience.
If you want to truly get lost in the midst of some of the most-worthy Miami Music Week parties in 2023, add GET LOST MIAMI to your list and enjoy the ride.
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