Who's got sand in their pants?
Even after six weeks of summer, we at New Times can't stop getting sloppy with South Beach. This month alone, SoBe has hooked up one-night stands with oh-so-sexy, critically acclaimed EDM producers such as Tiësto, Funkagenda, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki. And while Ibiza may host endless summer raves and Swedish House Mafia residencies, we breathlessly maintain that uhntz-uhntz-ing in the Mediterranean will never be as butt-bustingly intense as bangin' on the Beach.
Check out this week's six best club parties.
Best South Beach Club Parties July 19-25, 2012
Sander van Doorn. Thursday, July 19, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Around the globe, Sander van Doorn is already a respected DJ who's been cranking out electro club bangers since the early '00s. But in his native Holland, he's the winner of a 2011 Zilveren Harp, an annual prize bestowed by Buma Cultuur, an organization that recognizes and promotes the best of Dutch music.
Sishi Rösch. Friday, July 20, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-614-4478; treehousemiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. In Barcelona, there's a burgeoning underground music trend known as gangsta disco. And behind its decks are two musical cats named Miguel Puente and Sishi Rösch, dropping a stellar blend of hip-hop beats and disco sounds. Half of that duo will make his Treehouse debut in Miami, and you certainly don't want to miss it.
Tritonal. Saturday, July 21, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Dave Reed and Chad Cisneros are the dudes behind Tritonal. And in just less than four years, the progressive-trance duo has skyrocketed to international superstardom via Beatport chart-toppers and nonstop club tours. Catch them live at Mansion this weekend.
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Reboot. Saturday, July 21, 11 p.m., Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3131; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Reboot's official bio describes his tracks as "so visceral they're positively orgasmic." Quite frankly, that's accurate. Influenced by house, jazz, world music, and beyond, Reboot knows how to satisfy just about anyone's sensual desires. And it's all a matter of creativity. "In my opinion," he told Australia's In the Mix, "creativity is nothing but an endless journey. It takes you to lots of different places. Sometimes you stay longer, sometimes you move on fast." But you always get off.
Max Vangeli. Saturday, July 21, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $50 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. The name Max Vangeli screams house music. Last year, after his New Year's Eve set with Tiësto at the Fontainebleau, MTV called him "one of the most promising artists for 2011." He told the music network: "I remember when I started playing in San Francisco. I would play in front of like 15 people and then slowly going to like maybe 20, 25, 30, to 150. And now I'm doing New Year's with Tiësto? It's overwhelming, but I'm ready!" Finally, Maxie boy is back at the Fontainebleau. Only this time, he's the headliner.
Cirque de Mansion. Wednesday, July 25, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Mansion's Wednesday-night weekly is a favorite of internationally renowned DJs and EDM fans alike. But it's the locals who dig it the most. After all, it's a year-round dance party in their very own back yard. The perfect place to bang on the Beach after a really, really, really long weekend.