Winter Music Conference is Czech ex-pat electro impressario Daniel "Whodany" Hubalek's favorite holiday. For 50 weeks of the year, the late hours and chemical excesses of south beach's electronic music scene keep the devoted family man clear of his music's natural habitat.
Most conference attendees utilize WMC's 24/7 schedule to sneak in disco naps during panel discussions or test their accountants' ability to make mojitos a tax write off. Hubalek manages a the daylight hours wisely enough to: entertain his international stable of laptop artists on his Pearlicka label, play matinee gigs at swank hotels, and party with house music's illuminati before his 7-year old daughter Pearl hits the sack.
Hubalek puts the "house" in house music - creating UK dance smashes on a computer that has shared hard drive space with Dora The Explorer and Disney Princesses. His perennially sunny disposition shines through the tracks, even when they are entitled "Drugs Are Bad" or "Drugs Are Very Bad."
So if you are revving up for a serious WMC electronic bender tonight, you should start the night out at Whodany's "Trendsetter" showcase at the Palms Hotel (3025 Collins Ave)l. Unlike the debt-inducing, bottle service joints that litter Sobe's version of debauchery - tonight's extended house music happy hour at the palms is free, and all the food and drink is half off. The gig starts at 5PM, and if you show up early enough, Whodany will comp you a cocktail and tell you the tale of how he and 100 of his closest friends confused Grandmaster Flash in Berlin by shouting Blowfly lyrics during "White Lines."
Pearlicka Records' new, 21 track, WMC compilation "Pearls Of Miami Beach Volume 3" is available at amazon.com and pearlicka.com . A free Whodany ringtone is available on the pearlicka records site as well.