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SPECIAL ISSUE #03 | 11.27.19

DISPLAY UNTIL 12.4.19 CENTERFOLD MODEL: STEAMY DJ HANSELL LEYVA TOP TRAX: HAPPY DANCEGIVING FLIX: FORD V FERRARI OUT & ABOUT: THE CAKE

CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019 FESTIVAL PREVIEW | DJ INTERVIEWS | GUIDE TO ALL THE PARTIES


TABLE OF CONTENTS: 8. TOP TRAX: HAPPY DANCEGIVING

With Turkey Day descending on the same weekend as Circuit Festival Miami this year, DJ FR8-O gives us some extra motivation to help get our cardio on for days.

12. FLIX: FORD V FERRARI

According to film critic Alyn Darnay, Ford v Ferrari is by every measure a great film, the kind they rarely make anymore.

14. CENTERFOLD MODEL: DJ HANSELL LEYVA

16. COVER STORY: CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019

Enjoy the hottest DJs at Circuit Festival Miami, returning to our Magic City this Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 through December 2.

20. COVER STORY: CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019

PARTIES GUIDE

Take advantage of Wire Magazine's handy guide to all official Circuit Festival Miami parties and make your Festival experience the best it can possibly be.

22. OUT & ABOUT: THE CAKE

The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter heads to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County December 5-22.

WIREMAG.COM: ISSUE VIDEO

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PUBLISHER'S CORNER CIRCUIT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MIAMI Circuit Festival Miami was a resounding success last year. So get ready to enjoy another exciting Circuit Festival this Thanksgiving weekend from November 28 to December 2. According to Festival co-founder Luis Morera, "We are thrilled to bring the world's biggest international gay event back to Miami." The five-night, four-day Festival will be attended by thousands of very sexy men from around the globe flying into Miami to dance at an array of parties full of international and U.S. partygoers. Circuit Festival Miami will also showcase some of the hottest DJs in the gay circuit party scene. In this week's issue, we preview the Festival and interview DJ Rick Braile and DJ Enrico Meloni, the two international DJs spinning at the Matinée Aftersun Pool Party and Matinée Terminal M, respectively. We also bring you a comprehensive guide to all the Circuit Festival Miami parties. Whether you are looking forward to the Matinée Pervert XXL at Club Space, the super popular La Leche! Beach Party on South Beach, or any of the other thrilling parties, our Parties Guide provides you all the details to plan your festivities. If you love the thrill of speed and fast racing cars, you will enjoy this week's Flix about the new film Ford v Ferrari. This is an exciting, action-filled movie with great acting performances. Film critic Alyn Darnay thinks it will become an instant classic that moviegoers will remember for a long, long time. Alyn also believes Ford v Ferrari is definitely Oscar-worthy for Best Picture of the Year. In Top Trax, DJ FR8-O wishes everyone a Happy Dancegiving in preparation for Circuit Festival Miami and showcases a curated list of songs that will provide us extra motivation to get our cardio on for days and burn off some of our Thanksgiving dinner calories. Lastly, in Out & About, we preview The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County December 5-22, 2019, in the Carnival Studio Theater at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Brunstetter is the writer and producer of the hit TV series This Is Us, and The Cake is just as hilarious. This emotional play was inspired by the Supreme Court case about the baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. We interviewed Artistic Director Margaret Ledford to discuss The Cake and the importance of having plays with LGBTQ storylines. I want to wish you the best for Thanksgiving with your family and friends. I also look forward to seeing you on the dance floor during Circuit Festival Miami 2019. I really enjoyed the parties last year, so I am definitely looking forward to attending the Festival this year.

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TOP TRAX By DJ FR8-O

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he last Thursday in November is always a bittersweet time of year. We get an excuse to eat three times our weight in carbs without judgment (mostly), but then we work three times as hard to burn them off. Well, lucky for you, I've got some carb-free options to feast on this season! With Turkey Day descending on the same weekend as Circuit Festival Miami this year, here's some extra motivation to help get your cardio on for days. You can thank me later.

"All round the World" (La La La) (Mark Shakedown Mix) - R3hab and A Touch of Class It's hard to believe ATC debuted this song almost 20 years ago! While the original can still fill dance floors across the globe, Shakedown's little refresh takes all the best parts of the track and gives it a bright new shine for 2019. "Don't Start Now" (Barry Harris Club Mix) - Dua Lipa Oh, how we've missed you, Dua! The Princess of post-breakup pop has done it again. This time she's channeling an infectious nu-disco vibe with a sing-out-loud hook that's sure to make it the anthem of the season. "I Don't Need Love" (Mark Knight & Michael Gray Mix) - Karen Harding and Wh0 With the new decade quickly creeping up on is, it's all about looking back to decades past and the sounds that made us move. The early '90s introduced us to the joy that is house music, and these guys take us right back there flawlessly with this sultry rework. "M.I.A." (Cahill Club Mix) - Cher Lloyd Call me biased because I'm from the 305, but the best thing about this track is its double meaning. With thousands of hot bodies converging onto Miami this weekend, how could I not give this a shout out? Nothing could be more uplifting than the sound of a whole beach party singing "Let's go MIA!"

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ome memories never fade and a great film sometimes has a way of making them all that more vivid. One I'll never forget is racing through the canyons of Beverley, Coldwater, Laurel, and Topanga in my brand new GT 350 Ford Shelby Mustang. Sure wish I still owned that car, it has always been my favorite and fastest. Thank you, Carroll Shelby, for a lifetime of memories. Carroll Shelby, if you didn't know, was an American automotive designer, race driver, and entrepreneur. During his racing career, he drove for the Aston Martin and Maserati teams and was named Sports Illustrated's Driver of the Year in both 1956 and 1957. Before retiring from racing in 1959 due to health problems, he and co-driver Roy Salvadori won the grueling '24 Hour of Le Mans' Race. He then turned his talents to modifying and building highperformance sports cars. All of that aside, this high-performance film is about how he and his friend Ken Miles, a British born sports car racing engineer and driver, got involved with the Ford Motor Company and what they struggled to accomplish together. It's a story, a film, and two brilliant performances you'll find yourself totally wrapped up in. Here's the storyline… In 1963, in order to combat lagging car sales and at the suggestion of corporate executive Lee Iacocca (Bernthal), The Ford Motor Company decided to boost its image by getting into the international racing game. When Henry Ford II's (McKinnon) bid to buy out Ferrari falls flat and he is personally insulted by Enzo Ferrari, Ford's racing division is tasked with building a car that can beat the venerable Italian Company at Le Mans, the world's oldest active sports car endurance race which has been dominated by Ferrari's powerful machines. Knowing that they can't do it without first-hand knowledge of racing and race cars, the Ford executives turn to Carroll Shelby (Damon) to head up the design and construction of a vehicle strong enough and powerful enough to win the prestigious race. Knowing he'll need the talents of someone with real racing genius to pull off this almost insurmountable task, Shelby turns to his friend, race driver, and engineer, Ken Miles (Bale) for help. Expecting to have control over the construction and racing of the new vehicle, the boys soon find out what life under the thumb of unknowledgeable overseers is like. Together they battle corporate politics, company interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons in pursuit of mechanical perfection.

If you're a racing fan, like fast cars, love to drive, or if you like great underdog stories, exciting action-filled movies, or great acting performances, this is your film. Director James Mangold has created an instant classic, one you'll remember for a long, long time. It's definitely Oscar-worthy for Best Picture of the Year. Christian Bale gives us another brilliant characterization and is the perfect foil for Matt Damon's stellar performance as Shelby. It's almost impossible to separate one from the other; they are two co-joined pieces of the same puzzle. Give them both the Oscar right now, and be done with the wait. Or just give the whole cast an Oscar for Best Ensemble; they are all really that good. My take… Ford v Ferrari is by every measure a great film, the kind they rarely make anymore. Rev your engine, throw yourself into first gear, and lay some rubber as you take off to see it! FORD V FERRARI Rating: 5 stars (out of 5) Rated: PG-13 (for some language and peril)

Running Time: 2 hours and 33 minutes

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CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019 HOT MEN FROM AROUND THE WORLD RETURN TO MIAMI By Rafa Carvajal

"WE ARE THRILLED TO BRING THE WORLD'S BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL GAY EVENT BACK TO MIAMI."

encourage everyone to book their stay and enjoy an amazing weekend in our Magic City.

The Festival will have some of the hottest men from around the globe flying into Miami for the weekend festivities. Circuit Festival Miami will also showcase some of the hottest DJs in the scene, including Abel (Aguilera), Isaac Escalante, Phil Romano, Dan Slater, Taito Tikaro, Tom Stephan, GSP, Lydia Sanz, Ivan Gomez, Nacho Chapado, Ed Wood, Rick Braile, and more. The sexy Dream Hotel South Beach is this year's host hotel, and we

When you party at Circuit Festival Miami, you will also be supporting Miami Beach Pride because a portion of the proceeds from the Festival will benefit this very popular annual LGBTQ celebration. To purchase your Circuit Festival Miami 2019 tickets visit circuitfestival.net/miami.

Circuit Festival Miami kicks off with an over-the-top opening party at Exchange Miami. This party will be followed by several high-voltage events taking place this weekend, so check out our Circuit Festival Miami 2019 Parties Guide in the following pages to plan your festivities. You can also access the digital version of our Circuit Festival special issue from your phone, tablet or computer by visiting wiremag.co/specialissue03_2019, or at wiremag.com/blog.

Wire Magazine sat down with DJ Rick Braile and DJ Enrico Meloni to learn more about this year's Festival, and what we can expect from their DJ sets.

PHOTOS BY J.R. DAVIS

- LUIS MORERA

D

eemed as "the world's biggest international gay event," Circuit Festival returns to Miami this Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 through December 2. Last year's Festival was a resounding success jammed packed with hot men, so get ready to dance again in exciting events full of gorgeous partygoers. The fivenight, four-day Festival is made possible by Luis Morera, Billy Kemp and Hilton Wolman, the creators of the Miami party brand URGE. According to Luis, "we are thrilled to bring the world's biggest international gay event back to Miami."

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Photo provided by DJ Rick Braile

DJ RICK BRAILE Rafa Carvajal: Why did you decide to DJ at Circuit Festival Miami 2019? DJ Rick Braile: I'm so excited to be invited to play for the first time at Circuit Festival Miami because I've heard so many good things about this event and I'm super happy to be part of it this year. RC: What is the best part of DJing at a festival of this magnitude? DJRB: The best part is to have the opportunity to show my work to so many people around the world and feel the energy that only Circuit Festival Miami can provide to you when you are playing. RC: What kind of sets are you getting ready for the Festival? DJRB: I will play at the pool party, so I'm bringing a lot of energetic vocals, mixed with exciting drums to make the people have fun and enjoy the day. RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DJRB: I would like to invite everybody to follow me on social media, and I'll see you on the dance floor! soundcloud.com/ rickbraile. Instagram: @djrickbraile. SPECIAL ISSUE #03 2019 | WIREMAG.COM 17


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DJ ENRICO MELONI Rafa Carvajal: Why did you decide to DJ at Circuit Festival Miami 2019? DJ Enrico Meloni: During the year, there are gigs and very special gigs. Circuit Festival Miami is a very special gig. Before becoming a DJ, I was a huge Circuit Festival fan from the first edition in Barcelona. Now, to play at Circuit Festival Miami is a dream come true. RC: What is the best part of DJing at a festival of this magnitude? DJEM: There are so many. It's always special when you play at a big festival. It's amazing to be far from your hometown and having people know you, your music, and come listen. It is really fantastic to be able to express yourself and have people understand it. That's the best part of touring. RC: What kind of sets are you getting ready for the Festival? DJEM: My sets are always very energetic. I try to communicate emotions that give people goosebumps. I love to play tracks with vocals, good melodies, and tribal drums. For Circuit Festival Miami, I'm finishing some new remixes that I will present for the very first time. Except for my original tracks, I don't select the music that I'll play prior to the event. I prefer to wait and see the audience, the club and the energy of the night. Improvisation is what keeps things interesting.

Photo provided by DJ Enrico Meloni

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RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DJEM: I think being a DJ is very tiring, you are always traveling and the expectations about you are very high. However, for me, it is the most beautiful job in the world. It allows you to discover new people, places, cultures, and lifestyles every day. The people who follow you are all different but always fantastic in their differences.


CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI 2019 PARTIES GUIDE

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Exchange Miami (10 p.m.) 1532 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Featuring: DJ Omar Segura & DJ Taito Tikaro

WORLD AIDS DAY POOL PARTY Dream Hotel Rooftop (12 p.m.) 1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Featuring: DJ Dani Brasil & DJ MDMATIAS

MATINÉE AFTERSUN POOL PARTY The Oasis at Magic City Innovation District (12 p.m.) 363 NE 61st St., Miami Featuring: DJ Rick Braile & DJ Paulo Fragoso

The opening event of Circuit Festival Miami brings Colombian producer Miguel Nieto to Miami for a spectacular themed party. Admission: $35

Matinée presents the World AIDS Day Pool Party at the Dream Hotel Rooftop in Miami Beach. Party under the sun with lots of very sexy men. Admission: $35 MATINÉE PERVERT XXL Club Space (10 p.m.) 34 NE 11 St., Downtown Miami Featuring: DJ Tom Stephan, DJ Micky Friedmann, and DJ Kidd Maddony Matinée Pervert XXL comes to Club Space, taking over all 3 rooms. VIP tickets include access to the exclusive VIP area, open vodka bar from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., and express entry. $85 General Admission, $135 VIP, $300 for VIP with hotel & pool

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Matinée presents the Aftersun Pool Party. $55 General Admission, $90 VIP MATINÉE MEAT MARKET The Warehouse at Magic City Innovation District (10 p.m.) 363 NE 61st St., Miami Featuring: DJ Flavio Zarza, DJ Isaac Escalante & DJ Hansell Leyva Party with hot men at Meat Market. VIP tickets include access to the raised VIP area, exclusive bathrooms, open vodka bar from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., and express entry. $90 General Admission, $140 VIP


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019

LA LECHE! BEACH PARTY Lummus Park (2 p.m.) 12th Street Beach, Miami Beach Featuring: DJ Phil Romano & DJ Dan Slater

THE AFTER - THE LEGENDARY MONDAY MARATHON Wynwood Factory (6 a.m.) 55 NE 24th Street, Miami Featuring: DJ Nacho Chapado & DJ Pablo lopez

La Leche! Beach Party heads to the sands of South Beach with thousands of sexy men and sensuous dancers dancing into the night, across the street from the famous Versace Mansion. Benefiting Miami Beach Pride. Upgrade to VIP for a vodka open bar, express entry, an exclusive raised deck overlooking the dance floor, and private bathrooms. $115 General Admission, $175 VIP

Say goodbye to a fabulous Circuit Festival Miami 2019 with a bang at the legendary Monday morning marathon, before heading back home. Admission: $50

URGE TITANIUM The Warehouse at Magic City Innovation District (10 p.m.) 6301 NE 4th Avenue Featuring: DJ Abel & DJ Ivan Gomez

MATINÉE TERMINAL M Exchange Miami (10 p.m.) 1532 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Featuring: DJ Enrico Meloni & DJ Musso

Party with gorgeous men at URGE Titanium. Upgrade to VIP for express entry, an exclusive raised VIP area, open vodka bar from 10 p.m.- 2 a.m., and private bathrooms. $90 General Admission, $140 VIP

Join in for Matinée Terminal M's big opening with DJ Enrico Meloni & DJ Musso. Admission: $40

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OUT & ABOUT

THE CAKE By Michael Bustamante

T

he Cake by Bekah Brunstetter heads to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County December 5-22, 2019, in the Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). Bekah Brunstetter is the writer and producer of the hit TV series This Is Us, and The Cake is just as emotional and hilarious. Inspired by the Supreme Court case, the play follows the story of Della, a baker who is in a sudden conundrum when a girl she helped raise asks her to make a wedding cake for her and her soon to be wife. Don't miss out on this beautiful play about putting our differences aside and focusing instead on what unites us – love.

Michael Bustamante: Tell our readers about The Cake and what it is about. Margaret Ledford: The Cake by Bekah Brunsetter is about Della, a North Carolina Baker, who after learning that her deceased best friend's daughter is marrying Supreme Court. She based it one several denied gay wedding cake stories that had a woman, declines to bake their wedding been surfacing, including the Colorado case that went to the Supreme Court. cake and the consequences of that action for all involved. MB: As Artistic Director of City Theatre, why did you feel it was important for your theatre company to present this production to South Florida audiences? MB: How did the idea of the play come ML: We are a nation so divided on a variety of topics, I believe it is my duty in about? Tell us how it was inspired by the and to my craft to get all kinds of people with varying opinions in the same room, Supreme Court case. experience the same theatrical moments – moments that may or may not reflect the ML: Brunstetter began writing The Cake viewers own beliefs – and experience humanity. And, in that experience, maybe we in 2015 before the case was seen by the can grow and lean into what is the same about each of us as humans, rather than focusing on what divides us. 22 WIREMAG.COM | SPECIAL ISSUE #03 2019

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We sat down with Artistic Director Margaret Ledford to discuss The Cake and the importance of having plays with LGBTQ storylines.


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MB: As the director of The Cake, what is your favorite scene from the play, and why? ML: I am a southern girl, I identify so strongly with the character of Jen in having southern roots, but with a more worldly spirit. She is torn between where she came from and who she is. In a beautiful and funny scene between Jen and her wife to be Macy, Jen explains that she is split between both of these worlds and it is both heartbreaking and funny. I love it because it speaks so strongly to me and mirrors my own experience of loving my southern roots and not being like my family at all. MB: What would you like audience members to take away from The Cake? ML: A deeper understanding of themselves and how the choices they make ripple out into the world. I also hope for a better understanding of people that do not hold the same viewpoint as they do – increased compassion for humanity as a whole. As well as a lot of laughs and cake! MB: How important do you think it is to have plays with LGBTQ storylines? ML: Extremely! Especially in Miami where we are a melting pot of cultures and different ways of life that often stay in different siloes from each other. MB: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? ML: City Theatre will be hosting post-performance discussions about the play and its topics and themes following our Sunday performances on the 15 and 22. And get your tickets quick!


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