Written by Zack Kostaras
Photos by @adiadinayev
After a three year hiatus because of Covid-19, Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost party returned to Miami Music Week for its 15th edition in the sunshine state. Being one of the premier events during the Miami Music Week madness, the 24-hour party took place across 5 stages at the new venue Factory Town in Hialeah. While the venue was a little bit further than most of the Miami action, the industrial setting was the perfect location for the more than 70 house and techno artists that played from 5 AM Saturday to 5 AM Sunday.
The ceremony commenced with a funky, groovy opening set from the Detroit Maestro’s Carl Craig and Seth Troxler at the Time Tunnel Stage. When the party began, only two of the five stages were open as the other outdoor stages opened later in the day. Both the Time Tunnel and House of Freaks stages were both indoor and gave a warehouse vibe similar to what you’d experience in a Brooklyn or Detroit warehouse setting. At the House of Freaks stage next door, Miami-native Danny Daze was spinning the house music at the crack of dawn and got the crowd moving early. Back over at the Time Tunnel stage as Carl and Seth wrapped up, another special b2b from progressive house legends Nick Warren and Sasha was just getting started. Sasha was announced the day before as the surprise guest going back to back with Nick Warren, a feature that I love about Get Lost. The duo played an incredible set building off each other one track at a time, playing loads of unreleased music that brought you back to the height of progressive house from the 90’s. After the journey came to an end, another surprise guest took over the decks. This time, the rising Russian sensation Anfisa Letyago kept the crowd energized with her thumping beats of techno. Shortly into her set, we took a break from the warehouse vibes and stepped outside into the sun to head over Sunshine Alley where the Desert Hearts crew kicked things off for an impeccable sunrise set.
This is what you can expect when you attend Get Lost. World class electronic music, top notch production, amazing vibes, and a ton of surprises. When we came back later in the evening after a much needed disco nap, the main stage was in full swing with Major Lazer taking the controls with flames shooting into the sky. A Ferris Wheel had been set up, and there were clowns on stilts walking throughout the crowd. There were several unique b2b’s that took place that evening, including Joeski b2b Harry Romero b2b Doc Martin, Ameme b2b Yulia Niko, and Tiga b2b Rebelledo to name a few. The 24 hour extravaganza ended with the festival boss Damian Lazarus closing out the main stage, and Carl Craig returning once again to the Time Tunnel for another unique b2b set with Luciano.
After 15 years, Get Lost continues to raise the bar by bringing the most in demand and underground names in electronic music complimented with world-class production and entertainment. This year’s edition was much larger than the 2019 edition and brought some unique surprises that I never thought I would see. Until next year, we can’t wait to Get Lost.