Grammy Award winning artist Miguel unveiled his two-night “Wildheart Motel” installation this past Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th in Los Angeles. Inspired by his 2015 critically praised third studio album, Wildheart, Miguel collaborated with creative director and designer Willo Perron to transform a Baldwin Hills motel into a live, interactive experience.
Each room featured art installations boasting their own theme and title, including the “Band” room where members of Miguel’s band played all night, and the “Cave” room which featured DJ sets by MICK (who also programmed the music for every other room).
The event started off strong on Friday night, with none other than Rihanna who was one of a handful of celebrities who made an appearance over the weekend. On Friday, she and Miguel performed a version of the Temptations classic My Girl with Miguel’s full band in the “Band” room.”
Miguel closed out Saturday night with a full set on the motel rooftop, which included an appearance by acclaimed recording artist and producer Travis Scott, followed by a tag team DJ set by MICK and Skrillex.
“I imagined Wildheart Motel to be a visceral playground that inspired debaucherous levels of imagination. A place built to incite spontaneity. Created exclusively for the free thinkers, wild hearts, creatives, time travelers, lovers and doers like me,” said Miguel. “If you were there, you know that’s exactly what it was.”