Nicky Romero at LIV Nightclub May 24

Miamians are addicts. They can't get enough bottle poppin'. They can't get enough of lookin' pretty. And they certainly can't get enough fist pumpin'.

Thankfully, they live in the dance music capital of the United States. So there's a never-ending onslaught of sets from the best of the best in house, techno, and electro at some of the glossiest clubs in the world. Case in point: One of MTV's EDM artists to watch in 2012, Nicky Romero, will feed EDM addicts' cravings at LIV this Thursday. Go buy bottles, look pretty, and pump that fist.


Nicky Romero

11 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; Tickets cost $40 plus fees via Ages 21 and up.

Romero, known to his mom as Nick Rotteveel, is only 23 years old. But he has the resumé of a veteran of the game. Thanks to original hits such as "Toulouse" and "Se7en," he's shot to the top of international DJ ranks, scoring a comfy summer residency at Ibiza alongside David Guetta. But Guetta isn't the only big boy to show the kid some love. His tracks have also been dropped by progressive house heroes Tiësto, Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, and Fedde Le Grand. No wonder MTV is all over Romero's deck.

You don't have to just buy into the hype, though. This is Miami, and we make the hype. So catch this dude's set at LIV and decide if he's really the next big thing in house music.


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