New York's Roger Sanchez has been an insanely popular house DJ since releasing records on the classic dance record label Strictly Rhythm in the early Nineties. Apparently he's a big draw on at least a few continents. To wit: Last month some dodgy club promoters in South Africa falsely advertised Sanchez as spinning at their club, when they had never even made a request. Not to worry, though, houseketeers: Sanchez's next Miami appearance, for the twelve-hour pool and beach party dubbed "Independance" for the holiday, is secured. He'll be joined by performers like Madrid's Chus and Ceballos as well as local luminaries DJs Oscar G and Cedric Gervais. It should be a lot of fun to dance during the day and still have time to hit another hot spot after the 11:00 p.m. finale. Careful, though: Slippery When Wet is more than the name of a Bon Jovi album.
Independance takes place Wednesday, July 4,
beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the DoubleTree
Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave, Miami
Beach. Tickets cost $30 for those 21 and older.
Call 305-375-0001, or visit