Danny Tenaglia: At the Independance Pool & Beach Party. With Victor Calderone. Saturday, July 4. Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Presale admission costs $45 for entry before 2 p.m., $60 after. 305-532-7715; wantickets.com
Danny Tenaglia is the ultimate head spinner, the platonic DJ form of which other DJs are but pale shadows. His roots can be traced all the way back to the legendary Paradise Garage in New York, where he witnessed the pioneering work of Larry Levan. Tenaglia's style is wide open, dictated by the mood on the dance floor and his impeccable talent for finding the dirtiest, most twisted grooves on the planet. He's remixed tracks for big names including Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Jamiroquai. On his own, he's scored a number of bona fide hits, most notably "Elements," a killer track that breaks down the components of dance music and spins them into a ferocious groove. His skills on deck are legendary, and he's particularly noted for marathon sets that last all night — only the hardiest can survive his legendary WMC parties. Tenaglia, along with fellow DJ titan Victor Calderone, returns for another epic party, the annual Independance blowout at the Surfcomber.
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