Miami Weekend Preview: May 22-26, 2014

Memorial Day weekend in Miami means only one thing: Urban Beach Week. No where else hosts such an eclectic mix of house, hip-hop, and R&B parties as this one weekend does. Crazy line-ups, unforgettable events, and the sickest parties will be thrown throughout this weekend extravaganza. Besides, all the EDM DJs are at EDC NY, Detroit Movement, Las Vegas or Mysteryland, so may as well broaden your musical horizons. Here’s a list of some of the must-see events going on this holiday weekend.

Thursday – May 22, 2014

Elevate presents David Tort w/ Jose Estrada and Hazardous @ Passion Nightclub –Seminole Hard Rock

Kicking off Memorial Day weekend is one of the most influential Spanish artists in electronic music worldwide. David Tort will be spinning tunes and pumping up the only megaclub in Hollywood, FL.  Ladies drink free 10 p.m. to midnight.

Just Dance presents: Mednas & CID – LIV

LIV nightclub just wants to dance this Memorial weekend and there’s no better way than with Mednas and CID mixing sounds that’ll make you boogie the night away.

Link Miami Rebels present Pan-Pot – Trade Miami

Berlin’s favorite techno duo is spinning a sick set at Trade Miami.  Known for their underground-oriented as well as independent from any existing genres of contemporary sounds, traversing techno, house and yet experimental elements with strong EDM influences. This is one set you wouldn’t want to trade!

Hot 97’s Takeover With DJ Camilo, Fergie & Springer, Massive B, and DJ Young Chow – Cameo

Hot 97’s top DJs are taking over the Cameo decks and lighting up the night with an eclectic blend of today’s hottest tracks and best mixes.

Fabolous presented by Headliner Market Group with DJ Stevie J, Iron Lyon, and Fly Guy – Story

Fabolous hits the stage at Story with DJ Stevie J, Iron Lyon, and Fly Guy by his side. Story is known for it’s electro, progressive house, techno, trance, and dance/electronic with a splash of hip-hop; this club will make you want to twerk, twerk, twerk that ass up!

Friday – May 23, 2014

Kingdom – Museum of Contemporary Art

L.A.’s Kingdom is transforming the MOCA into a dance party extraordinaire this Friday night.  Kingdom has a unique blend of upbeat R&B sensibilities and modern dance tempos with a futuristic ’90s aesthetic.  His beats are so sick the artwork may jump off the wall and start gyrating.  This is no ordinary art exhibit!

Kill the Zo Tour – Mat Zo & Kill the NoiseGrand Central

What happens when you combine bass monster Kill the Noise and melodic house kid Mat Zo? You get a house explosion! This Friday night Kill the Zo Tour hits Grand Central for the ultimate house party with the widest range of house, trance, and techno music this side of Ultra.

Meek Mill and DJ Khaled Mansion

DJ Khaled welcomes rapper Meek Mill for a wild night of convent music. Warning: This party will be insanely loud! Turn down for what?

Dave Sol – Story

Story’s resident DJ Dave Sol will be doing his thing alongside mystery guest DJs for Headliner World.

Saturday – May 24, 2014

Marco Carola @ The Terrace – Club Space

Marco Carola has been spinning mixes since the early ’90s international techno scene.  His style is an upbeat blend of percussive minimal techno that’ll have Space dancing until the early hours of Sunday morning with an extended set from midnight until 9 a.m. Be sure to wear comfy shoes and dance your face off.

Mano Le ToughGrand Central

Irish DJ Mano Le Tough has formulated a way to split the EDM genre completely in half with his beats consisting of both mainstream, dance-pop, festival, house beats with the underground subculture trance music.

Stephan Luke & MednasLIV

If you missed Mednas on Thursday night, no need to fret.  Mednas is performing an encore set alongside Stephan Luke for a Memorial Day weekend to remember.

Sunday – May 25, 2014
Scaramouche presents: Late Nite Tuff GuyThe Electric Pickle Co.

Don’t miss out on the Australian disco king’s Miami debut this Sunday @ the Electric Pickle Co.

R3hab @ Passion Nightclub Seminole Hardrock

Passion Nightclub welcomes R3hab, one of the influential DJs who modernized “Dutch house.” With psytrance and gabber compositions, R3had will rock the Hard Rock harder than its ever been rocked!

YMCMB’s Memorial Weekend Takeover with DJ Stevie J and Don P. – LIV

LIV is living up to hosting the sickest “Urban Beach Week” party with an unbelievable YMCMB line up this Sunday.  Anything is possible and anyone might show and with beats ranging from house, trance, and dub step to the heaviest hip-hop tracks this party will be pumping!

The Best of the Best Music Fest – Bayfront Park

Best of the Best International Music Festival is an event/concert like no other. It is a 10-hour long experience with the best live Caribbean and Urban music performances in Miami! Doors open at 2 p.m.

Monday – May 26, 2014

Memorial Bass– Congress Hotel

To close out the weekend the Congress Hotel is hosting “Memorial Bass.”  The illest rooftop pool party with DJs spinning trap, twerk, hip-hop, bass, and trance music.  It’s the dopest way to spend Memorial Day.

If you’re still thinking to yourself “Eh, I’m still looking for something else,” head over to DJOYbeat’s Miami Page, for a listing of everything happening in the city, venue previews and more!

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