Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend
The seemingly endless traffic nightmare is over. The crowds have gone home.
That's right -- Memorial Day weekend 2012 came and went, and now the locals have reclaimed South Beach. The nightclubs are back to business as usual, booking superfamous international DJs and catering to the bottle-popping, fist-pumping tiki-tiki music crowd.
From Venezuela to France, DJs from around the globe come here to drop beats and bleep-bloops in our backyard. If electronic dance music were a religion, Miami Beach would be a mashup of Mecca, Vatican City, and Jerusalem.
These are the six best club parties on South Beach this weekend.
Kontrol Presents Fur Coat. Thursday, May 31, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Is Venezuela the next Sweden, a breeding ground for internationally accessible house music and groove funk? If Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine are any indication, the answer is a very definitive yes.
Digital Fridays. Friday, June 1, 11 p.m., Cameo Nightclub, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami; 305-532-2667 ; cameomiami.com. Tickets cost $25 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up.. Whether it's a touring DJ or resident Christian Falero, Cameo's Friday-night house music party is one of the best on South Beach. This weekend, Mr. Falero takes the deck and spins some of the finest EDM music you'll hear all summer.
Super Fridays Presents Knife Party. Saturday, June 1, 11 p.m., Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $45 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Australians are wild. Don't believe us? Clearly, you don't know Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire, two electro rockers turned dubstep DJs from Perth. These guys go hard with the womp-womps and they're taking over Mansion this weekend. Don't even think about blocking these dudes on Facebook.
Cedric Gervais's Birthday Sh*t Show. Saturday, June 2, 11 p.m., LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnighclub.com. Tickets cost $50 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. He was only 14 when he landed his first residency at Papa Gaio in St. Tropez. Today, Gervais has got his very own so-called Sh*t Show. Happy birthday, Cedric! Miami loves you like we love "Molly."
Junior Sanchez. Saturday, June 2, 11 p.m., WALL Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; ; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Junior Sanchez has worked with everybody. The dude's produced tracks for Katy Perry, Mya, and even Daft Punk. But as he told MTV News last year, "I tend to borrow from a lot of different genres, because my palette is really pretty wide with music." So his extensive and varied resume shouldn't come as a surprise.
Hook N Sling. As part of Cirque de Mansion. Wednesday, June 6, 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. Be it Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday, there's always a party on South Beach. And on this hump day, Hook N Sling's your guide.
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