The Eight Best Afterhours Events During Miami Music Week 2017

Damian Lazarus
Damian Lazarus
Khris Cowley for Here and Now

Miami is one of the top party cities in the nation, but during Miami Music Week, the party is on steroids. And Red Bull. And some other lab-crafted substances your mother has never heard of.

Along with offering sets from the world's best and most sought-after DJs, Miami Music Week presents a seemingly endless onslaught of immersive party experiences, often lasting up to 24 hours. During MMW, you can wake up, head straight to the club, spend all day and night dancing, and leave the next morning before the hangover hits. So if you're the kind of person who's already done that at Space for years, MMW is your chance to feel normal next to festies who'll join you just this once.

A 15-hour party is the height of excess during a regular week, but stacked against the many daylong events at MMW, that's taking it easy.

Maybe it's your first year, or perhaps you're a veteran. In either case, start chugging the energy drinks now (responsibly, of course).

Here's a rundown of some of the best after-hours events that will have you calling in sick the next morning or at least stumbling into work with glow-in-the-dark confetti in your sweaty hair.

Roger Sanchez, AKA the S-Man
Roger Sanchez, AKA the S-Man

This year's Undr the Radr showcase will be presented and headlined by a veteran. Not only has Roger Sanchez — also known by his alter ego, the S-Man — spent more than two decades soundtracking the world's best parties, but he's also a bona fide Miami Music Week alum.

Undr the Radr will take over Heart's main room with sets by French house-and-hip-hop outfit Amine Edge & Dance, along with Carnao Beats, Darius Syrossian, Flash Mob, Lupe Fuentes, and Sydney Blu.

If you need some time to breathe after dancing for too many hours straight or just want to see the sun joining the festivities in the morning, you can leave Heart's main room and head to the patio, where the Incorrect Showcase will offer sets by Steve Lawler, Technasia, Anthony Attalla, and others.

Even when you leave the party, you're still at the party.

Undr the Radr. 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Heart, 50 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-912-3099; Tickets cost $20 to $750.

Photo by Sabrina Feige

Even if you're being safe and are high only on life at the Masquerade Miami, you might think you're hallucinating when Claptone hits the stage late Wednesday night.

Is it lack of sleep, or is there really a human-bird hybrid behind the decks? It's not a hallucination. When Claptone brings his globe-trotting Masquerade to Miami, he'll bring his mysterious golden bird-beak mask with him.

Joining the fantastical creature will be Darius Syrossian, Kevin Saunderson, Jonas Rathsman, Mat.Joe, Nhan Solo, and Rodriguez Jr.

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This is one of the more affordable MMW parties, so take advantage of catching these DJs at the Masquerade, because they'll play other, often pricier gigs later in the week.

The Masquerade Miami. 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; Tickets cost $15 to $35 via

Claude VonStroke
Claude VonStroke
Photo by Dan Wilton

Even if you're a local, it's not a true Miami Music Week experience if you haven't ventured to the sandy, drunken concrete jungle that is South Beach. Dirtybird Players' B2B Throwdown, headlined by Claude VonStroke, is worth the Uber special-event surge pricing.

VonStroke will be joined by fellow headliners Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and Shiba San, along with an extended lineup featuring 15 other DJs, including Ardalan, Billy Kenny, and Christian Martin.

With two rooms of music and an affordable admission, you've got a little more cash flow for drinks and all the Red Bull-refueling you'll need.

Dirtybird Players B2B Throwdown. 10 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-6666; Tickets cost $10 to $60 via

Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
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Unless you're traveling into town for MMW, you already live in paradise. You're used to the beaches and the burning orange glow of those epic Miami sunsets. For some, these are worthy tradeoffs for rush-hour traffic and ever-rising rent prices, but if you're jaded about living in eternal summer paradise while the rest of the country battles blizzards and wind chills, Paradise in Space has you covered.

Jamie Jones curates and headlines this extraterrestrial getdown, featuring appearances by Green Velvet, Danny Tenaglia, Art Department, Joris Voorn, Lee Foss, Stacey Pullen, and others. It's a lineup full enough to keep the party raging till 6 a.m. the next day. The sun comes up later now — you won't even notice you've been dancing for hours until some rays peek through to the Terrace.

Paradise in Space. 11 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; Tickets cost $35 to $60 via

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