Who's got sand in their pants?
Even after six weeks of summer, we here at Crossfade 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 like Tiësto, Funkagenda, A-Trak, and Steve Aoki.
And while Ibiza, Spain, 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.
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 2000s. But in his native Holland, he's the winner of a 2011 Zilveren Harp winner, an annual prize bestowed by the Buma Cultuur organization, which 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. One half of that duo is making 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 under four years, the progressive trance duo has skyrocketed to international superstardom via Beatport chart-toppers and non-stop club tours. Catch them live at Mansion this weekend.
WOW Three-Year Anniversary. With Alex Kenji. Saturday, July 21, 11 p.m., Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3131; wallmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Can you believe it's already been three years since your first one-night stand with Wall? Well, serial banger, here's the proof ... This weekend, the W Hotel lounge will be hosting its WOW Anniversary bash with celebratory beats provided by Alex Kenji and dancefloor humping courtesy of you.
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Max Vangeli. Saturday, July 21, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $50-$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, Maxey boy's 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 backyard. The perfect place to bang on the Beach after a really, really, really long weekend.