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Labor Day 2012: Ten Best EDM Parties From Miami to South Beach

Labor Day 2012: Ten Best EDM Parties From Miami to South Beach

See also "Labor Day 2012: Nine Best Rap Parties, From Timbaland to Trick Daddy and Strippers."

It's Labor Day weekend, y'all.

You could spend your free time maxin' and relaxin' by the pool. Or you could spend it getting white-boy wasted, fist-pumping your way into blackout oblivion.

We think that second option sounds much more exciting, especially when all of SoBe and Downtown Miami will be lit up with some of the funkiest, bassiest top-dollar DJs in the world. Check out these killer lineups and plan accordingly.

Hardwell and Miike Snow. Thursday, August 30, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Kick off your weekend with some hard progressive house and a sick live set from Swedish pop electro geniuses Miike Snow.

Claude VonStroke with Maya Jane Coles. Friday, August 31, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613 ; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.com. Come get down with two of the funk-nastiest groove heads around.

One Night in Miami with Vaski, Juan Basshead, and Others. Friday, August 31, 10 p.m., Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305 -375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $25 via wantickets.com. Committee Entertainment's raging monthly is back with a big night of bass.

Martin Solveig. Friday, August 31, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $80 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. How does it sound if we spend the night out? Sounds sexy as fuck when club-kid hero Martin Solveig is working the ones and twos.

Tiësto. Saturday, August 31, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Online tickets are sold out. Ages 21 and up. Party away your stressful week with the one, the only, the highest paid DJ in the game ... Tiësto.

Nervo. Saturday, September 1, 11 p.m. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Come catch two bad bitches form Australia making a damn ruckus up in the booth.

Avicii. Sunday, September 2, 11 p.m. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $100 plus fees via wantickets.com. Sure, he won't have his fancy head DJ booth, but he's going to drop all your favorites and then some.

Riva Starr. Sunday, September 2, 11 p.m., SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Come shake your fists at God while this London-based boss lays down the big, hard beats.

Laidback Luke. Sunday, September 2, 10 p.m., Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305 -375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $25 to $35 via wantickets.com. This Dutch DJ is one of the biggest names in the biz. If you've never witnessed it before, experience the hype for yourself.

Krewella. Sunday, September 2, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmia.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via fla.vor.us. Chicago's evil threesome are coming to kill it like a bunch of baby Dalmatians. No, we're just kidding. Tell PETA to calm down.

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