Art Basel is well established as an international art world meeting point. Since 1970, Art Basel has made Miami an essential destination for art world curators, collectors and visitors from around the globe. As the world of Art Basel has grown, it has extended into film and music, hosting some of the most renowned, original and talked about spectacles and events in history, combining Miami’s ever-growing reputation as a premiere spot for nightlife, art, music and culture with an influx of art and art lovers. 

There’s a film program. There’s exclusive art world parties (even a tradition of articles listing the greatest parties “you won’t get into” and we have to admit, the covet is strong.) There’s the temptation to create a party schedule, with a carefully laid out map of the must-see party circuit. And if all of this sounds like it’s only for the headstrong, you’re right. At the end of all this, there’s Life and Death.

Now celebrating its 5th installment in Miami, the Life And Death party (December 1) keeps innovating with a stellar line up of quality electronic artists. The venue this year is the Little River Studios, a state of the art production village for Film and TV projects with an original 1880’s wood barn, two 1920’s Beach Cottages and a Beach House situated on sand with palms, as well as 2 separate warehouse spaces and a spacious courtyard. It has never been used to a party before to showcase electronic music before.

Art Basel Miami is North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair , with 267 galleries from 31 countries showcasing works by over 4000 artists in 2015, and has become widely considered as the most important and exciting time of year in Miami, attracting people from all over the globe.

Here is the final release of Life and Death’s heavyweight lineup:

Damian Romero
Dj Tennis
Dorisburg Live | Miami Debut
Job Jobse
Hernan Cayetano
Prins Thomas | Miami Debut
Taimur Agha & Fahad
The Wizardry : DJ Three | Damian Lazarus | Dj Tennis
Radio Slave (Official)
RØDHÅD I Miami Debut
J Dubs | Miami Debut
Tijana T | Miami Debut

Art Curation by HYBYCOZO

Life and Death tickets (5th release still available) via Resident Advisor

View Life and Death Event Page on Facebook

DJ Tennis was a major highlight of a packed program at this past summer’s Electric Picnic, Toronto’s own laid back party on the Island (Hanlan’s Point).  It’s not too late to chase the sun, as winter seems to have dropped suddenly (rude!) on Toronto. Join an international scene where you are more likely to run into the art party jet set from Japan, New York, Australia and Mexico than to see fellow Canadians. It’s a rare opportunity and a special place built out of creativity and fantasy to meet the world without going further than Miami. 

Photo via Life and Death (Twitter) @LifeandDeathYes