The Stage Miami: Five Reasons It's the Design District's Best Party Spot

Another night, another party.
Another night, another party.
Photo by George Martinez

This weekend The Stage Miami is celebrating three years of music, and the approximately 624 parties they threw in about the past 1,000 days.

Since its inception, this little club under the highway has ushered in a new era of live music and DJs in the heart of the City of Miami.

DJ Heron's Friday-night Beats and Rhymes party alone has brought down Raekwon, KRS-One, Slum Village, Mobb Deep, and Styles P, to name a few. And there's way more classic hip-hop on deck, including this Friday's featured artist for the third anniversary throwdown: Miami's own king of culo, DJ Laz.

We here at Crossfade caught up with Heron to find out why The Stage Miami is the Design District's best party spot.

See also: Miami's Top Ten Hip-Hop DJs of All Time

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5. The Music

"The live music that they have, the DJs that they have there is always phenomenal," Heron says. "It's always hot, always great music. At the Beats and Rhymes Friday-night party, we gonna have hip-hop, old school, funk, jazz, and the famous DJ Laz with his famous booty music. His classics. Everybody that knows him from back in the day before he was even talking on the radio knows that his booty sets are crazy. He's dropping an old-school DJ Laz set.

And it's also me, Heron, Self Born, Klassik, and Exes till 5 a.m. We love to play for the people and keep em' dancing. They can come up and ask us to play anything and we're gonna have it in the catalog."

See also: KRS-One, Uncle Luke, Styles P: How Did the Stage Become Miami's Best Rap Club?

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