This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending the sophomore year of Miami’s three day festival, III Points – a fusion of music, art, and tech through live performances, exhibitions, and activations spread throughout Wynwood’s Soho Studios. With a lineup made up of musical acts like Flying Lotus, Lykke Li, Jamie XX, Jacques Greene, Cashmere Cat, Thundercat, Duke Dumont, and Kaytranada plus loads of local homegrown talent, there was no way that any musically obsessed Miami native could find themselves missing out on three days of grade A f*cking music. Pictured above: Miami’s Telescope Thieves performs his set of “sadboy booty jams” and funky beats on Friday at III Points. Pictured above: Festival goers checking out one of many hypnotic art installations displayed throughout Soho Studios during III Points. Pictured above: Swedish songstress and ultimate babe, Lykke Li, performed fan favorites like “Dance, Dance, Dance”, “Little Bit”, “I Follow Rivers” as well as a cover of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”. She was undeniably perfect. Picture above: Critically acclaimed musician and producer, Flying Lotus, melted the minds every audience member present during his Friday set filled with 3D type of projections, booming bass sounds, maniacal laughs, and intense beats. Nothing like it. Day one of the fest kicked off Friday and prior to attending I made a quick stop at III Points‘ “Artist Lounge” for some pre-gaming and super cool encounters with the one and only Flying Lotus and Lykke Li’s wardrobe (I promise I’m not a creep…). As the sun began to set, I made my way to Soho Studios and upon entering the festival’s grounds, you’re thrown into “Sector 3″– a post-apocalyptic setting outfitted with airplane parts, a dilapidated school bus, and tree house like structure. Once you’ve made your way through, you’ve entered III Points’ “Mainframe” where many of the festival’s biggest headliners took the stage, including indie babe, Lykke Li, and motherf*cking FlyLo. Beyond the “Mainframe”, there were two additional stages, “Mindmelt” and “Skatespace” where acts Millionyoung, Hercules and the Love Affair, Telescope Thieves, and RJD2 took the stage.
Day one went on into the early hours of Saturday morning and ended with a deep house set from Duke Dumont. To be honest, I didn’t even make it to the night’s final performances. Blame it on a mind f*ck of a performance from Flying Lotus. Regardless, day one did not disappoint and III Points was off to one hell of a start.