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Nervous Records

Back in the good old days of vinyl, it seemed like every DJ with a love of four-four beats was toting a Nervous Records bag around New York City. That little sweating cartoon guy logo was ubiquitous in the late '90s and early '00s, but the label refuses to stay mired in the past and remains one of the biggest brands in dance music. Still, there's something a little old-school about the Nervous vibe. The label's releases are up on the latest technology yet hark back to a day when clubbing in Manhattan was actually about dancing. Nervous tracks remain full of big diva vocals, relentlessly thumping beats free of extraneous synths, and a hip-hop attitude and swing.

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Nikki Beach Miami

1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Out of Town

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Oscar G, at the Juicy Beach party, with Joachim Garraud, Funkagenda, Robbie Rivera, George Acosta, and others. Noon Thursday, March 25, to 5 a.m. the next day. Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $60 in advance from wantickets.com; ages 21 and up; 786-515-1130; nikkibeach.com. King Britt and Oscar G, at the Pacha NYC presents: Nervous All Nite party, with Behrouz, Chus & Ceballos, and others. 11 p.m. Thursday, March 25, to 11 a.m. the next day. Parkwest, 30 NE 11th St., Miami. Tickets cost $30 in advance from wantickets.com; ages 21 and up; 305-350-7444; stereomiami.com. King Britt, at the One Night Only party, with Adultnapper, Bad Boy Bill, Josh Wink, Steve Bug, and others. 10 p.m. Friday, March 26, to noon the next day. Karu & Y and the Ice Palace, 71 NW 14th St. and 59 NW 14th St., Miami. Tickets cost $45 in advance from wantickets.com; ages 21 and up; 917-723-9381; madeevent.com. King Britt, at the Sundae Pex Pool Party, with Hector Romero, Rich Medina, and others. Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 27. South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $15 in advance from residentadvisor.net; 305-538-1141; southseashotel.com. Oscar G, at the Space Miami presents Murk/Made in Miami party, with Ralph Falcon and Lazaro Casanova. 11 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami. Tickets cost $20 for entry before midnight, $30 after in advance from wantickets.com; ages 21 and up; 305-372-9378; clubspace.com.

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Two of its biggest stars, Oscar G and King Britt, are all over Conference this year. Oscar G, a favorite of the Miami downtown after-hours set, infuses a Latin vibe into his slightly prog- and tech-tinged sound. He continues to play in support of his 2009 artist album on Nervous, Deja. King Britt, meanwhile, is a lifelong shape-shifter, evolving from hip-hop into house into almost IDM turf. His recent release for Nervous, Intricate Beauty, is reportedly the last "conventional dance" record he will ever make, so make sure to catch his final hurrah with house during WMC.

 
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