Miami Weekend Preview: June 5 to 7, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight

Vicetone @ Adore, Thursday, June 5

Ruben and Victor are in the house, and by house we mean none other than Magic City’s newest jewel, the megaclub Adore. Designed like a gothic cathedral, the red and gold venue should set quite an impressive stage for the progressive house duo. Patrons can get lost in the beats and the nightclub’s prized 3D LED sphere.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, June 5

Till Von Sein (DJ Set) @ Trade

If you missed their two-night 5-year anniversary event last week, we’re very sorry for your loss. Happily, you can witness the magic that is Trade again this Thursday when the warehouse-style club opens its doors to welcome techno and house legend Till von Sein. You might know him from his extensive repertoire (which includes releases on labels like Suol, Supplement Facts, and Dirt Crew) or his long list of stellar collaborations with the likes of Catz’n’Dogz, Aera, Tigerskin, and Chopstick. Once again, expect plenty of thumping bass and plenty of grooves. The crowd and atmosphere is laid back, so don’t worry about dressing to impress. Just bring your dancing shoes. Tickets are $15 on

Leon (Music On) @ Do Not Sit On the Furniture

Less than a year old, Do Not Sit is the venue brainchild of the Electric Pickle’s DJ Behrouz and Will Renaurt. The décor is very much like an Anthropologie window display turned indie-disco chic—gold-painted cassette tapes cover parts of the walls, potted tropical trees make the space feel like a desert oasis, and a disco ball ringed by multi-colored bulbs shines perpetually over the crowd from above. This Thursday, Music On’s Leon is scheduled to take command of the dance floor, after an opening set by Miami native Mark Brickman. If you want to know where the locals go, this is it. There is no strict dress code—just keep it artsy chic. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Also Consider: Just Dance Presents: Firebeatz @ LIV, and DTF Thursdays @ SET

Friday, June 6

Adventure Club @ Mansion

There’s very little we can say about Adventure Club that hasn’t already been said or written. The Montreal-based electronic dance music duo will be touching down in South Beach this Friday for a performance Mansion that’s bound to be epic. Expect an abundance of confetti, smoke guns, and an spectacular visual performance that will knock your socks off and plunge you into sensory overload. When it comes to lighting effects, visuals, costumes and dancers, Mansion is a veritable funhouse (picture costumed women stretched out and staring down at you like Black Widows from enormous spider-web nets hung across the ceiling). The dress code is strict, so dress accordingly. Admission is set at $30. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on VIP, never fear—it’s one of the few clubs where even general admission is actually a really good time. Doors open at 11 p.m.

J.Phlip/Waifs & Strays @ Trade

If smoke guns, lasers, and soaring synths aren’t your thing, and you’re looking for more of a locals-only dark room kind of vibe, Link and Miami Rebels have just the party for you. Make your way to Trade for a no-frills night that’s all about the music and keeping the groove alive. Join,the team this Friday as Miami welcomes “booty-bass” queen J. Phlip and Bristol-based house duo Waifs & Strays. Tickets are $15.

Also Consider: Chuckie @ Story, Craig Pitcock at Do Not Sit, Lil Jon @ LIV, Young Jeezy @ Aqua Nightclub

Saturday, June 7

Helena and Yousef @ Space

Whether you arrive at 11 p.m. when doors open or at 5 a.m. the following morning, you can always expect the party will be bangin’ at Space. This Saturday the legendary Terrace presents the Club Space debut of UK-born/Aussie-bred starlet Helena, who is still generating buzz for the release of her WMC 2014 hit “Levity.” Opening up for her is long-time Space veteran Patrick M, Miami favorite Mark M, and the club’s founder himself, Louis Puig. Also this Saturday, the Loft welcomes London-based techno and house mogul Youself, for revelers who want to get lost to something a little bit darker and a little bit funkier. For free entry, guests should text the word SPACE to 38714.

Sunday, June 8

Sasha @ Story

Link and Miami Rebels have planned another powerhouse night for this week’s Underground Story. The evening’s sounds will be provided by house titan Sasha, and if you don’t know who that is then you don’t really know music. If you are visiting Miami or are new to nightlife on the Beach, you should know that music reigns supreme on Saturdays at Story, where the atmosphere is laid back, the dress code is nonexistent, and patrons come to only to dance. Despite the venue’s fame for its exclusivity and velvet-rope treatment, Underground Story has stayed true to its name and become a revolutionary party that’s all about the energy and has nothing to do with VIP. Even sans dress-code, though, Story is still one of the finest venues on the beach, so cover is typically $30 for girls and $40 for guys. If you ask us, though, Sasha is worth every penny, especially when heard over one of the city’s greatest sound systems.

Sydney Blu @ SET

Deemed the crowned jewel of the Opium Group, SET is perhaps one of the most beautiful and more intimate venues on South Beach. Its only fitting, then that it welcomes beautiful producer and DJ Sydney Blu as this Sunday’s étoiles de la nuit. The former Mau5strap star is also the head of her own imprint, Blu Music. Known for her large-scale live performances and eclectic house-influenced sound, seeing the red-headed vixen work her magic amidst the lavish opulence of SET should be nothing short of spectacular. Tickets are $30.

Roger Sanchez @ Story

If you missed Sasha or Yousef (or perhaps their sets left you craving more), you can get your house fix on Sunday at Story with NYC house master Roger Sanchez. Known for his more underground, All-American house sound, Sanchez has become a favorite over the years here in Miami, where we like our bass as heavy and thick as the humidity outside. Admission is $30 for girls and $40 for guys.

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