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March 13, 2006
NextAid Continues to Build a Movement of Social Responsibility
(Los Angeles, CA) - This year NextAid ( www.nextaid.org/miami2006.htm ) returns to Miami for its fifth year of conscience-raising awareness during the most important electronic music networking week in the U.S, if not the world. Florida heats up when the musical masses return to South Beach for the most decadent and productive week of parties, panels, and product debuts. The technically savvy M3 Summit ( www.m3summit.com ) takes place over 4 days and nights, from Wednesday, March 22 - Saturday, March 25, 2006 and the granddaddy of DJ-culture conferences, the annual Winter Music Conference (WMC) ( www.wmcon.com ) now celebrating its 21st year, runs for five days from Friday, March 24, 2006 - Tuesday, March 28, 2006. WMC's base of operation this year is at The Wyndham Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. This renowned week of festivities attracts thousands of music industry professionals from all over the globe, with a focus on the advancement of electronic music, digital media and technology.
Players from all corners of the music industry will join NextAid in inspiring the dance music community to raise awareness for children in Africa who have been orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic. This year NextAid, a Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization, is an official partner of M3 Summit. NextAid will man a booth, poolside, at the Surfcomber (17th & Collins) for three days of M3, they will be co-presenting the OM Records BBQ on Thursday, March 23rd during " M3 Sessions " starting at noon, and on Friday night the 24th NextAid in association with UrbanGroove and Onitsuka Tiger hosts " Beats Build Hope " on the rooftop of the Townhouse Hotel (20th & Collins) from 8:00pm - 2:00am. NextAid has produced customized condoms called "Sustain" with the tagline "Conserve Natural Resources" that will be available in M3 VIP bags and given out throughout the week, as well as new t-shirts, hats and wristbands. Additional conference involvement and collaborations are in the works.
Dealing with devastating global issues in a positive upbeat manner, NextAid, whose motto is "Using the beats of our generation to provide hope for the next," goes about social change in the most optimistic of ways. Fusing the world of electronic music with some of the most impoverished children on the planet, NextAid utilizes the momentum of the thriving dance music community by collaborating with nightclubs, concert promoters and DJs to produce music benefits and awareness raising activities. Join them poolside for three days of M3 (3/23 - 3/25) during the "M3 Sessions" at the Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 ( www.surfcomber.com ) starting at noon. Even at a casual poolside party like this they raise funds in order to provide emergency and long-term aid to African children in need.
Produced in a beautiful, poolside, beachfront environment and featuring state-of-the-art sound, video, and multimedia, the "M3 Sessions" present A-list artists alongside the most exciting new talent from around the world. The lineups push the boundaries of electronic and urban music, highlighting top DJs, turntablists, and live performances. Each afternoon during M3 2006 at the Surfcomber starts with a BBQ and pool party, and the " M3 Sunset Sessions " run until 11:00 PM each evening.
On Thursday, March 23, 2006 make plans to stop by "M3 Sessions" at the Surfcomber from noon - 5:00pm for the Om Records BBQ presented in conjunction with NextAid featuring Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz set), Colossus (live - exclusive Miami 2006 show), Strange Fruit Project (live) and J-Boogie . NextAid will be there, backed by music moguls and humanitarians alike, enlightening people and empowering the cause they live to represent. Every day, 6,500 Africans die of AIDS. A whole generation is being lost on the continent that gave birth to life and music. The pandemic is out of control and requires a response from every sector of society. I bet you didn't know that by attending a party in Miami you could help make a difference. NextAid will be happy to enlighten you.
On Friday night, March 24, 2006 you're invited to this exclusive and intimate (250 capacity) event on the rooftop of the Townhouse Hotel, 150 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 ( www.townhousehotel.com ) from 8:00pm - 2:00am. "Beats Build Hope" is brought to you by NextAid, UrbanGroove and Onitsuka Tiger in association with JetBlue and Heineken . There is no cover and the special guest DJs include Colette, jojoflores, Mark Lewis, Rich Medina, and Troydon. There will be a Heineken Light open bar from 8:00pm - 9:00pm and raffle prizes courtesy of Asics Onitsuka-Tiger (5 pairs of OT sneakers), and 2 RT JetBlue airline tickets. UrbanGroove is a seasoned creator of artist and brand development campaigns that defy traditional methods of entertainment marketing ( www.urbangroove.com ).
NextAid is partnering up and getting support this year in Miami from M3 Summit, Spundae, GotSoul, BASIC NYC, Grab Recordings, OM Records, Seven Limited Records, Hi-Beam Entertainment, Waking Monster, FNOM Recordings, Soulflower Management and Promotions, Superlative Group, Salted Music, Opel Productions, Music 2 Productions, Sole Channel, ESDJCO, Green Galactic, Remix Hotel, and more TBA. Details of the events these companies are involved with are available on the NextAid Miami page here: http://www.nextaid.org/miami2006.htm .
NextAid is busy on the ground in Africa as well. They broke ground in July 2005 on their pilot project, the building of an Ecological Child Support Center in Dennilton, South Africa. Eco-Architect Joseph Kennedy heads this project. The center will serve as a template for many such centers to be built throughout the continent ( www.nextaid.org/multipurposecenter.htm ). Their first CD compilation, reBOOT: Notes for the Next Generation was released in the summer of 2005 by Om Records ( www.nextaid.org/reboot.htm ). Proceeds from the sale of this CD directly impact their building budget in Africa. NextAid is growing and thriving as a conglomerate of musicians, DJs, artists and activists. Supporters include Louie Vega , Thievery Corporation , Carl Cox , BT , Marques Wyatt , DJ Garth and Kascade , to name a few.
See you in Miami!
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