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SiriusXM House of Chill Returns to Faena Miami Beach

Caroline O'Keefe

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Always some of the greatest highlights of Miami Music Week, SiriusXM’s events are unforgettable and include soundtracks by some of the finest names in dance music. Following a successful event last year at Faena Miami Beach, SiriusXM’s House of Chill returned for another intimate gathering on the Pao terrace. With downtempo/ deep house performances by Sam Feldt, Lost Frequencies, Armin van Buuren, Conro, SG Lewis, and Above & Beyond, this was certainly a party we won’t soon forget.

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 27: Lost Frequencies performs on stage at SiriusXM’s “House Of Chill” Miami Music Week Party at The Faena Hotel on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Wednesday’s festivities took form with beach-ready sets as industry folks met and gathered for this serene mixer. Broadcast of course live on SiriusXM Chill, listeners could jam along to the evening session as well from home. Faena’s breathtaking backdrop is painted with swaying palm trees and bright blue water – the ideal setting for an event in Miami. Lavish decor and an overall luxurious feel make Faena a standout location, fit for a standout brand.  

Building up the evening beginning at 4pm, Sam Feldt took over the decks with his good vibes sound and was followed by Lost Frequencies for more Summer-ready tunes. Dance icon Armin van Buuren played an hour long set in a style he hasn’t quite done yet, which turned out to be a wonderful surprise to all. Hearing tracks like “Another You,” “Sunny Days,” “Therapy,” “I Need You,” and “Blah Blah Blah” in a deeper style definitely added a unique perspective to songs we already love. Canada’s own Conro followed up Armin’s big performance on a vibe-centric note, with SG Lewis carrying the day into night afterward. His charismatic energy flowed straight into a colorful sunset performance by trance legends Above & Beyond.

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 27: Armin van Buuren and Lost Frequencies perform on stage at SiriusXM’s “House Of Chill” Miami Music Week Party at The Faena Hotel on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MIAMI, FL – MARCH 27: Above and Beyond performs on stage at SiriusXM’s “House Of Chill” Miami Music Week Party at The Faena Hotel on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Above & Beyond returned to the event this year with a surprise closing set that ended things with a beautiful deep spin on their typically emotive trance sound. Familiar with the deeper side of things, Above & Beyond release deep tracks on their Anjunadeep label, housed under Anjunabeats. The vibes they bring to the forefront are perfection in a nutshell, especially at a private mixer such as this where guests can really immerse themselves and be up-close and personal with such legendary artists. Can’t wait to see you there next year!

Featured image: MIAMI, FL – MARCH 27: Armin van Buuren performs on stage at SiriusXM’s “House Of Chill” Miami Music Week Party at The Faena Hotel on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Caroline is an avid electronic music enthusiast. Born and raised in the Boston area, Caroline relocated to New York and then again to Florida to complete her Bachelors Degree in Social Entrepreneurship & Business. First attending Wagner College in Staten Island, she transferred to Rollins College in Orlando. Her passion for EDM and music festivals has taken her up and down the East coast, and inspired her to pursue her dreams within the industry. Electronic music truly has been a blessing in her life, and landed her on a path she is sure is her life calling.

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