Miami Weekend Preview: July 3 to July 6, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

AMPM presents Bacon Beach Bash @ Nikki Beach – Saturday July 5

This week’s event spotlight goes to Nikki Beach’s first ever Bacon Beach Bash. Part of Miami’s 10th annual IndepenDANCE weekend festivities, Bacon Beach will bring together two things Miami’s known for: great food and great music. Headlining this Saturday are David Tort, David Solano, LA Riots, Damaged Goods, Paul E, Laurent Simeca, F3R, Chris Valenica and Malone. Bacon Beach bash will also allow guests the opportunity to satisfy their culinary palette too as master chefs prepare a dazzling assortment of dishes featuring bacon as the star ingredient.

Thursday, July 3

Link and Miami Rebels present Matador @ Trade

If you’re looking for an alternative to the IndepenDANCE pool parties and big-room mainstream names, make your way to Trade this Thursday for your underground techno fix. Known for his “deep, dark, chuggy, warped, trippy and driving” sound, Matador is the perfect artist to headline in Trade’s dark, warehouse-style space. And with tickets priced at an extremely reasonable $15, the show will be as friendly to your wallet as it will be to your ears (plus, there’s no dress code). Doors open at 11 p.m.

Afrojack with special guest Bobby Burns @ Mansion

If you are looking to kick off Independence Day weekend early with a bang, you’ll want to head down to Mansion this Thursday to see electro house titan Afrojack, joined by special guest Bobby Burns. General admission tickets are $60 for guys and $30 for girls on Wantickets. Dress code is strictly club attire and doors open at 11 p.m.

Just Dance presents Gareth Emery @ LIV

Although originally known in the realm of trance, Gareth Emery has proven himself a master at incorporating euphoric melodies into a big room, progressive house sound. We’re excited to hear him work his magic over the crowd at LIV this Thursday, where he will hopefully be playing some of his recently released album, Drive. Warming up the floor for him is longtime LIV resident (and an internationally demanded name in his own right) Mednas. As usual, dress code is strictly club attire. Tickets are $40 for guys and $30 for girls. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Funk D’Void @ Do Not Sit On the Furniture

If you aren’t trying to exhaust all of your energy so early in the weekend, or if you prefer a deeper kind of soundtrack and a more relaxed atmosphere, you can head to Do Not Sit for a taste of Lars Sandberg. Having provided remix duties for the likes of Kevin Saunderson, New Order and Underworld, the UK-based producer will be serving up a hearty dose of 808s and his signature blend of techno and house. Tickets are usually between $15 and $20.

KNR Hospitality presents Henry Fong @ Wall Lounge

As part of Miami’s Independence Week celebration, the W Hotel’s Wall Lounge welcomes Henry Fong, one of the  dance music scene’s most rapidly-rising stars. While there isn’t a strict and specified dress code for Wall Lounge, we suggest keeping it classy and sticking something lounge appropriate. Tickets are $50 for guys and $40 for girls. Door open at 11 p.m.

Minimax and Un_Mute present Cultivate with Matt Tolfrey and Droog @ Treehouse

If you like to go where the locals go, you’ll want to consider Cultivate at Treehouse. One of Miami’s most-happening weekly parties at one of Miami’s most-beloved venues, Cultivate aims at enriching the city’s underground music scene by bringing top-notch artists to true music lovers for a night of good vibrations. Minimax and Un_Mute welcome London-based techno pioneer Matt Tolfrey and Los Angeles-based trio Droog to the decks at Treehouse for a night of techno and deep house. Presale tickets are $15. And if you’ve never been, Treehouse is a dress code free zone. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Also Consider: DTF Thursdays @ SET, DJ Stevie J @ Story, Capital Cities performing live @ Cavalli Miami

Friday, July 4

Link and Miami Rebels present Marcel Dettmann and Audiofly @ Trade

If you are somebody who considers his or herself versed in the techno music sphere, we trust you’ve already heard of Marcel Detmman. You may have even seen him perform in the Loft at Space. The German producer brings his own “ruff, rugged and raw” techno sound to the dance floor at Trade. Fans can look forward for a set heavy bass lines, kick drums and hi-hats in a way that blends together the house-y bounce of Detroit’s techno with the cool and sleek big room sound of Germany’s techno mecca, Berghain. Also on the night’s roster is Spanish duo Audiofly, who’s sexy fusion of tech and house never fail to set off a Miami dance floor. There’s no dress code, and tickets are $15. Doors open at 11 p.m.

AMPM presents Steve Lawler, Boris and Oscar G @ Nikki Beach

You can celebrate the Fourth of July in classic Miami fashion at Nikki Beach, where Steve Lawler, Boris and Oscar G will be joined by Vanjee, Patrick M, Cocodrills, Edgar V., ALX, Renato Lopez and Bark Boson for a full day of house and techno. Guests who prefer the celebrity treatment can reserve an intimate cabana. If you’re on a budget, general admission tickets are $25 if you plan to arrive by 2 p.m, or $35 if you prefer all-day access.

Hierbas Ibicencas presents Cedric Gervais and DVBBS @ the Raleigh Hotel

If you’d rather begin your IndepenDANCE celebrations with more of a big room bang, you can take things poolside at the Raleigh Hotel, where Cedric Gervais and DVBBS will be cranking up the energy alongside Michael Woods, Digital Lab, Damaged Goods and Andres Fresko. The party starts at noon and will run until 11 p.m. General admission tickets start at $35. Gervais and DVBBS also play into the wee hours at Space the same night.

Dada Life @ Story

If the IndepenDANCE beach parties haven’t worn you out, head over to Story this Friday night where the rules of Dada will be taking over. Expect a forecast of intense energy with a good chance of champagne showers. Admission is at the doorman’s discretion, so dress appropriately and arrive before midnight to avoid waiting in line. Tickets are $50 for guys and $30 for girls.

Carnage @ Mansion

Are confetti canon assaults and champagne storms not enough excitement for you? You’ll be hard pressed to find a show this weekend that brings the noise as hard as what promises to ensue this Friday at Mansion when Carnage takes over the decks as part of the venue’s Super Fridays series. General admission is $30 for guys and girls and dress code is strictly enforced. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Also Consider: FDR Fridays @ Delano Hotel South Beach, Jet SET Fridays @ SET, T.R.O.Y. @ Mokai, Vice @ LIV

Saturday, July 5

Hierbas Ibicencas presents Loco Dice and Stacey Pullen @ the Raleigh Hotel

The IndepenDANCE weekend festivities take toward techno and house this Saturday at the Raleigh Hotel with German producer Loco Dice and Detroit’s own Stacey Pullen, accompanied by internationally and locally loved artists Paul Ritch, Louis Puig, Danyelino + Mada, ALX and Cocodrills. Tickets are $35 if you plan to arrive by 2 p.m., and $45 if you prefer all-day access. The party starts at noon. Loco Dice also plays Saturday night at Space.

Link and Miami Rebels present Guy Gerber’s Wisdom of the Glove @ Underground Story

Guy Gerber will be bringing his Wisdom of the Glove party to Story as this week’s #UndergroundStory headliner. Founded a year ago at Ibiza’s legendary Pacha nightclub, Wisdom of the Glove made a name for itself by turning nightclubs into carnival-esque playgrounds. If this week’s rendering is anything like the original in Ibiza, expect an over-the-top evening filled with puppeteers, Zoltar fortune-telling machines, magicians, Gerber’s famous $150,000 glove, and above all some phenomenal music. Tickets are $40 for guys and $30 for girls, and doors open at 11 p.m.

LA Riots @ SET

If you missed them earlier in the day at Nikki Beach or if you didn’t quite get your fill, you can catch LA Riots again at SET. The indie rock meets alternative dance meets electro duo will be taking over the dance floor at the intimate South Beach venue this Saturday night and we recommend arriving early to avoid waiting in line. Doors open at 11 p.m. and dress code is strictly enforced, so change out of your Nikki Beach swimming trunks and into a club appropriate outfit. General admission tickets are $30 for both guys and girls.

Martin Solveig @ LIV

“How does it sound if we spend the night out?” Our guess is you’ve probably heard that hit enough, but this Saturday LIV invites you to do as the song suggests and spend a night out and get the true Miami nightlife experience with French electro house DJ and producer Martin Solveig. We’re predicting a massive turn out for this one, so reserving a table might be worth the expense. If you prefer to go general admission, tickets are $75 for guys and $50 for girls. Dress code is strictly enforced and doors open at 11 p.m.

Also Consider: Feenixpawl @ Mokai, Dzeko & Torres @ Wall Lounge, Champagne Saturdays @ Cameo

Sunday, July 6

Max Vangeli @ Story

If you are still kicking when Sunday rolls around and want to close out the weekend like a true club kid, head down to Story where Max Vangeli will be heating up a crowded dance floor.  Given that its a Sunday, tickets are a steal for $30 (both guys and girls). Proper dress attire is required. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Also Consider: Vanjee @ SET

Didn’t find a party for you? Check our events page for the complete listing of Miami EDM events.

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