Lee Burridge and Danny Howells
UK DJ Lee Burridge has become something of a semi-resident at the Vagabond, landing in downtown Miami every couple months or so. Perhaps it's because he recently relocated to New York. But also, the Vagabond's cozy dance floor and famously up-for-it Saturday crowd lend themselves well to Burridge's nuanced, slowly building sets. His style usually sits in the gray area between stripped-down house and techno, probably best captured on his sprawling, three-disc 2007 mix, Balance 012. It was alternately minimal, spaced-out, and dubby, and remains a pretty current snapshot of his live sets.
The bonus this Saturday is a coheadlining slot by fellow Brit Danny Howells. In the '90s, Howells played what some folks called "deep trance." But when trance became a four-letter word, his style eventually shifted. And though these days it's slightly more techie and tribal, it remains lusher and more synth-heavy than pal Burridge's. Miami loves Howells, and he loves the city back; his Global Underground 027: Miami mix captured a live set at Club Space in 2004. Saturday night presents one of the cheapest opportunities to see him play — tickets cost just ten dollars in advance. Act fast to avoid getting stuck in the long queue of hopefuls on 14th Street.
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