Its impossible to speak of local nightlife and electronic dance music culture without mentioning Space, Miamis quintessential megaclub. Ten years ago, the club opened and put our city on the international clubland map, hosting superstar DJs such as Paul van Dyk, Deep Dish, Paul Oakenfold, and Danny Tenaglia. Spaces original incarnation was a one-story warehouse off Biscayne Boulevard, launched by DJ-turned-nightclub impresario Louis Puig as an experiment in inclusive nightlife for discerning electronic dance music lovers. In 2003, the club relocated to its current multistory location, where mainstream house DJs (everyone from David Guetta to Eric Prydz) headline regularly. Theres also been a strong underground current, represented most recently by the weekly Techno Loft parties and their high-profile, cutting-edge bookings of Magda and Troy Pierce. This Saturdays Space Miamis 10th Anniversary Party will be a musical extravaganza lasting well into the following day. German techno legend Martin Buttrich and the Techno Loft residents will headline alongside Space veterans Oscar G and Cedric Gervais. The party will represent an impressive cross section of the talent that has made this venue one of Miamis prime dance music spots.
Sat., May 22, 11 p.m., 2010