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Culture - Music Festivals - May 24, 2018

Rakastella Announces Return to Miami’s Virginia Key for Art Basel

This week international underground electronic music tastemakers Life and Death and Innervisions announced the return of Rakastella, their collaborative music, and art experience, to be held during Art Basel Miami on December 8th. The event will touch down again on the idyllic shores of Miami’s Virginia Key as they welcome worldly revelers and nomads for a 14-hour day-into-night experience.

Rakastella – a Finnish word meaning ‘to make love’ – is just that, a coming together of some of the greatest minds in the global house and techno community with the aim of immersing attendees into a world of musicality and art. Italy’s Life and Death and Germany’s Innervisions are two of dance music’s most ambitious collectives, founded by DJ Tennis and Dixon & Ame respectively, they have built reputations for their singular sonic palettes and event production. This Fall, Innervisions will take over London’s famed Royal Albert Hall for four nights, while their Lost In A Moment party series has thrown events on remote islands and in abandoned castles.

Rakastella’s inaugural session during Art Basel 2017 delivered everything this dream collaboration promised, featuring iconic musical moments from the family and friends of the two collectives including Dixon, Âme II Âme, DJ Koze, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis, Mano Le Tough, Octo Octa (live), Axel Boman and more. The 2018 edition will see a similar wealth of selectors and live acts showcasing the breadth of the electronic music spectrum.


The brilliant white sand beaches and ocean breezes of Virginia Key act as a quintessential container for Rakastella’s whimsical stage environments, lounges, and otherworldly art installations. A one-day wonderland is birthed through this collision of bespoke natural beauty and awe-inspiring creativity, provided by production partners PL0T, Secret Garden and Where Are My Keys.

Rakastella welcomes the creative worlds of music and art to lose themselves in a unique seaside escape. Dance in the sand as the sun goes down, explore a curated art landscape and enjoy a soundtrack curated by two of the world’s finest label collectives.

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Tickets On Sale June 7 via Eventbrite: