Miami Weekend Preview: May 30-June 1, 2014

DJOYbeat Event Spotlight:

Link 5 Year Anniversary: Visionquest Showcase @ Trade – Friday, May 30

Link and Miami Rebels have developed a certain “underground” notoriety among Miami’s more discerning ears for putting together some of the city’s most unique and distinguished acts. Since their beginnings at  beloved venues like the Electric Pickle and Treehouse, they have brought us legends: Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Dubfire, Sasha, DJ Three, Lee Foss, Matador and Lee Burridge, to name a few.

In celebration of their fifth year in business, the team brings the sounds of Detroit to South Beach with a showcase of artists from Visionquest at their newest home, Trade. The anti-thesis of Miami’s stereotypical posh, velvet-rope ambiance, the eclectic crowd and Trade’s no-frills attitude will have you feeling like everybody’s a long-lost friend. Newcomers to the warehouse-style venue should arrive prepared to groove. The lights will be low, and the bass will compel you to move whether you’re a dancer or not – don’t even try to fight it.

Tickets are only $15, and there’s an open bar ‘til midnight – ‘nuff said.

Friday, May 30

Arty @ Story

If you haven’t yet seen the boy-wonder in action, then there’s no excuse for missing him at Story this Friday. If you’ve never been to the gorgeous mega-club, even more reason to be there. Expect a set of trance-influenced progressive-house – if soaring melodies and big-room anthems are your style, this is the night for you. Although it’s bound to be a fun night, dress appropriately – the dress code is non-negotiable. Cover is set at $40 for guys and $30 for girls (yes, ladies, this is Story).

Damaged Goods and Paul E @ Mansion

Home-grown through and through, Miami-native Damaged Goods will be causing mayhem at Mansion this Friday. His music style ranges from hip-hop influenced electro to melt-your-face dubstep, but there’s always bounteous bass. Joining him is Brooklyn-born Paul E, another Magic City favorite. General Admission is $30, but there’s an open bar ‘till 1 am.

Saturday, May 31

Erick Morillo @ LIV

We saw him play a couple weeks ago at Space’s Anniversary party, and the experience was an unparalleled adventure into rhythm. Beneath LIV’s magnificent vaulted-dome ceiling and gleaming glass staircases, Morillo’s set will most likely find a middle-ground between his signature sexy tribal house style and a more mainstream big-room sound – a perfect medium for music fans not quite into taking a trip too far underground. Tickets are set at $60 for girls and $90 for guys, but don’t let the number scare you. You’ll definitely feel like a million bucks partying as lights shoot up the ceiling like comets and confetti falls endlessly from above.

Summer @ Space Kickoff Party

It’s the season local club kids look forward to the most: Summer at Space. Our very own version of Ibiza’s three-month-long party-marathon, this is the place to go at 5 in the morning when you want to keep the party going. It’s also the place to go when you want a no-nonsense, no-frills party that’s strictly about the music and keeping the good vibes rolling. The kick-off party this Saturday will feature Un_Mute’s local favorites Alx, Renato Lopez, Erick Hernandez and Allan Gallego in the Techno Loft, club owner/resident Louis Puig, CH1RI, Alfredo and Damaged Goods on the Terrace, and B.O.B in the Basement. Entry is free if you text the word SPACE to 38714. Miami’s only venue with a 24-hour liquor license, expect the party to continue well into Sunday morning. Oh, and did we mention the night’s attire theme is beachwear?

Also Consider: Lee Burridge @ Story

Sunday, June 1

Ace Hood @ Bamboo

Prestige Sundays at Bamboo have become known as the place to get your hip hop fix while still lavishing in the glamor of a posh Miami nightclub. Known for its famous massive chandelier, Bamboo is perhaps one of the most opulent intimate-style clubs on the beach. This Sunday, YMCMB’s Ace Hood will play host to the party, so make sure you bring the Bugatti to this one.

Also Consider: Bauuer @ Story

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