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Basel Castle Music Showcase Rocks Art Basel

Trinidad James, Purity Ring and Twin Shadow bring the noise to Miami art expo
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Art Basel Miami Beach, held annually in early December, is the largest contemporary art fair in the United States and one of the biggest events in Miami's cultural calendar. It's also becoming known for bringing diverse music offerings into a city largely ruled by big-room club DJs and bottle-service clubs. Although UR1 Fest – a marquee music event set to feature Kanye West, Slash and Santigold – was cancelled, the artists who appeared at both official and unofficial events during this year's Basel week included A$AP Rocky, Flying Lotus, Metric, Danny Brown and Thurston Moore.

One of the most notable music showcases this year was the Basel Castle party hosted by the underground promoters Overthrow. The Saturday night event, held in an actual castle in Miami's Wynwood arts district, boasted performances by Trinidad James, Purity Ring and Twin Shadow in an eclectic, carnival-like block party. Click through to see the wild night.

By JESSE SERWER

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