Imagine this: The vibrant streets of Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, famous for their graffiti-laden walls and eclectic spirit, play host to the art world's glitterati. Now, add to that a lineup of DJs who are the toast of the dance music scene. We're talking about a day-into-night event that promises to fuse the energy of Miami Music Week with the pulse of the city's magnetic vibes.

(C) The Essential Party @essentialpartymiami

The Essential Party And Deep House Brunch Host Miami Music Week's Patio Bar-B-Q At Higher Ground

Join the "Essential Party" and Deep House Brunch branded music teams on Thursday, March 21, 2024 for a groovy afternoon at Miami Music Week's Patio Bar-B-Q event. Starting at 2PM, they'll kick off this unforgettable event for House Music enthusiasts at one of the world's most recognized electronic music festivals. (Click here to book your tickets now!)

Get ready to dance, mingle, and indulge in delicious food and drinks while enjoying stunning views from the venue, Higher Ground at Wynwood's Arlo Hotel. A fun, friendly, vibrant gathering, the Patio Bar-B-Q promises a fantastic time spread across Higher Ground's third-floor indoor-outdoor environment, with separate Patio and Living Room performances. The ambiance and stellar sound combined with a mouthwatering full menu and barbecue delights, will create an atmosphere of pure bliss.

Higher Ground at The Arlo Hotel (C) The Arlo Hotel

What Are The Essential Party And Deep House Brunch?

There's no better celebration for Miami Music Week's milestone tenth year. This special barbeque combines the talents of the "Essential Party," the EDM event founded by renowned DJs Mark Brickman and Jay-J that has been running since 2014, and Deep House Brunch, the Los Angeles-based monthly Sunday brunch series by Billboard chart-topping DJ Scotty Boy (Scott Schroer). Over the years, both these storied sessions have engaged the best artists in House and Soul genres. During Miami Music Week and Art Basel, Essential has featured the likes of Soul Clap, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, Doc Martin, Danny Krivit, and many others.

So, as Jay-J and Scotty Boy say, you can't miss this year's Patio Bar-B-Q! "This is more than a party," the veterans note. "It's at the heartbeat of Miami Music Week’s nightlife. It's where art aficionados and music lovers converge, where you can rub shoulders with Miami's elite, and let loose in an atmosphere charged with creativity and excitement. And let's not forget – this is Miami. The city doesn't just party; it sets trends, and this event at Higher Ground is where trends are born."

Higher Ground at night (C) The Arlo Hotel

The Bar-B-Q's Patio lineup includes Scotty Boy himself, with Gene Farris, James Hurr, Gettoblaster, The Cube Guys, Saliva Commandos, Lavelle Dupree, Frescobar, Rumpus, Madison Orange, Christian Ten and electric violinist Dave Damage. In the Living Room series, Jay-J and Mark Brickman will hold court with Hatiras, Jask, Ron Carroll, Vincent Caira, Nutritious, Dan.K, and Luis Dee, plus live performances from Lisa Shaw and Shawn Christopher.

The Essential Party co-founder, DJ/producer Jay-J, courtesy of The Essential Party @essentialpartymiami
Deep House Brunch founder, DJ/producer Scotty Boy at Miami Music Week (C) Miami Music Week

The Essential Party's Jay-J And Deep House Brunch's Scotty Boy Share Their Miami Music Week Weedsday Playlist

Under the authority of Jay-J, one of the most prolific and respected DJ/producers in the industry, and Scotty Boy, whose 25-plus years in the space have made him a House Music staple, this event will mark Miami Music Week's best year ever. For their Weedsday Playlist, the giants are showcasing standout artists slated for the Patio Bar-B-Q at Higher Ground.

“Our Essential brand joins forces with LA's Deep House Brunch to bring you a day of music, food, drinks, good vibes and fun in the sun," Jay-J describes.

“Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the infectious rhythms,” shares Scotty Boy. “Put on your dancing shoes, and head to Higher Ground for an unforgettable experience!”

Gene Farris

Gene Farris lives and breathes House music. A bonafide Chicago legend, he’s been pushing musical boundaries for close to three decades, from spinning at underground warehouse parties in the early 90s to working with the current crop of world-leading labels and artists. Relief, Dirtybird, ViVa Music, Defected: all have released and championed Gene Farris records over the past few years, alongside his own Farris Wheel imprint: a fitting testament to the quality and relevance of the music he creates.

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Madison Orange

Madison Orange has been sparking fire from the dance floor to the decks for over a decade. She first pioneered the integration of LED and Fire props while GoGo dancing. GoGo Hoop Dance, LLC is now a premiere L.A. entertainment dance company with global renown. Madison Orange brings that same spirit of innovation and experience to her music. As an open format DJ, she crosses genres and brings the party from the clubs of Hollywood to the playa of Burning Man. Her passion for music, entertainment prowess and love of performance makes Madison Orange a quintessential Party Rock DJ.

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Ron Carroll

Electronic dance music legend Ron Carroll has given us all dance fever for decades by releasing infectious club records and working with some of the biggest names in the business. Since his early days as a vocalist, Ron Carroll wrote and sang on many major singles including "Lucky Star" with SuperFunk, "What A Wonderful World" with Bob Sinclar and Axwell, "Back Together" with Hardsoul and many more. As "R.O.N.N.," Ron Carroll’s production alter ego, production and remixing duties have been heavy, with classic releases such as "Love Generation" for Bob Sinclar all ranging from tech house, techno to big room house.

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Nutritious is an artist, remixer, DJ, and founder of Liquid Culture Records. He was selected to perform at The Whitney Museum of American Art and he’s made repeat appearances for Ultra Music Festival, Rodarte for New York Fashion Week, Le Bain, Cielo, Pete Tong’s Evolution FM in the USA, E.S.L. in D.C., Ace Hotel NY, and more. Nutritious sets himself apart with consistent awe-inspiring performances and outside-the-box production. Having learned on vinyl, he currently performs on 3­ to 4 Pioneer digital turntables plus DSP FX, using them as live instruments, bending music and tone, remixing and re­-editing on the spot, often blurring the line between organic and electronic. Through his approach, he delivers two distinct shows: Uptempo (indie dance, house, techno) and Downtempo (edits, nu-disco, funk, soul). An improvisational musician since childhood, he also sits-in with bands and other DJs, like his prolific 2x4 with DJ Logic at Catskill Chill Festival. He’s opened Mushroom Jazz shows for Mark Farina in various cities in the U.S. and internationally on Jam Cruise. 

Click here to play on SoundCloud!

*Editor's Note: Did you know? Tokeativity's Chief Creative Officer Nickia Delaware chose Nutritious's "Ket" for her Weedsday Playlist. Check it out here! Nutritious is also spotlighted in the Weedsday Playlist created for House music icon liL Ray's Jamaica Frenzy, happening May 2-7, 2024.


Gettoblaster has created their own sound by taking what they’ve been influenced by for years and twisting it with a modern-day edge and pushing the genre of warehouse tracks to the future. These powerhouses stay well-rinsed and consistently charting with their distinct blend of addictive hooks, crisp percussion, and room-shaking basslines. Gettoblaster’s music has been in regular rotation for Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Diplo, Shiba San, Dom Dolla, Danny Howard, Patrick Topping and many more. Even Mixmag champions their "tough, warehouse sound" with a full-page article introducing them to the world in the UK print edition of the magazine.

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Weedsday Playlist Bonus Tracks

Miguel Migs Featuring Lisa Shaw - "This Melody"

Since Lisa Shaw will be gracing us with a live performance in Miami, we decided to include this bonus Miguel Migs track “This Melody.” Shaw has been a proven staple in the deep house world. Her music is featured on a broad spectrum of genres ranging from Deep House and Downtempo to Drum and Bass and Broken Beat. She’s been featured on albums with King Britt, QBurns Abstract Message. Presently, Lisa tours solo as well as with DJ/producer Miguel Migs of Salted Music in San Francisco. 

Click here to play on SoundCloud!

German Garcia - "Always Forever (Dave Damage Violin Edit)"

In honor of electric violinist Dave Damage joining the festivities, we included this bonus German Garcia track “Always Forever (Dave Damage Violin Edit).” In an industry where electronic sounds reign king, the name Dave Damage is quickly becoming known for smashing musical boundaries. Dave has breathed new life into the way people view the violin; an energetic live performer with thousands of shows under his belt, Dave stuns audiences both across the U.S. and internationally with his unique spin on what is largely known as a classical instrument.

Click here to play on SoundCloud!

The Essential x Deep House Brunch Miami Music Week Patio Bar-B-Q takes place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, starting at 2PM at Higher Ground at The Arlo Hotel, 2217 Northwest Miami Court in Miami, FL. Click here to get your tickets via Eventbrite.

Miami Music Week runs March 19-24, 2024. For a full event and artist calendar, visit To learn more about The Essential Party, follow @essentialpartymiami on Instagram. For more about Deep House Brunch, visit

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