The King Rat says, "This is The End."
The clubs will close. The uhntz-uhntz will fade. The sticks will cease to glow. And 150,000 ravers, ragers, beat freaks, pro DJs, and professional party people will flee South Florida like EDM-addled rats, scrambling aboard planes, trains, automobiles, and even Skrillex's spaceship to seek out their next, awesomely ecstatic taste of that electronic cheese in places like L.A., Ibiza, and Vegas.
But until The End actually arrives, it's still fucking party time. So see the cut for today's top WMC and MMW throwdowns.
Photo by Tomas Loewy
Mau5trap. With Feed Me, Moguai, Steve Duda, Kill the Noise, and others. 10 p.m., Amnesia Miami, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; amnesiamiami.com. Tickets cost $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Yes, a little rodent has finked, confirming that the Mau5trap bash's "Very Special Gue5t" will indeed be the King Rat himself. So buy the cheese, take the ride, and go meet the Mau5.
Big Gigantic. With Plastician, Keys N Krates, Nobody Beats The Drum, Grandtheft, Tjani, and others. 10 p.m., Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-538-2424; miamieve.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 18 and up. Currently located on "Earth" and influenced by "people, places, and things," the Big Gigantic is just a couple of Colorado dudes throwing beats into infinity.
Get interstellar with The Martinez Brothers at Space.
Space's Closing Party. With Victor Calderone, Paco Osuna, Ida Engberg, The Martinez Brothers, Guti, and others. 10 p.m., Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-375-0001; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $30 to $45 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. The price tag of an actual trip into outer space is about $200,000. But for $25 (and a little drug money), you can go zooming through Space Miami like Laika the Russian Cosmo-Dog on an interstellar EDM adventure.
Made in Miami. With Murk's Oscar G and Ralph Falcon, Steve Lawler, Nic Fanciulli, and Lazaro Casanova. 11 p.m., Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8018; dreammia.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. A lot of stuff is made in Miami, like cigars, pornography, and blackmarket horse meat. But the 305's top product has gotta be hard and heavy house music cooked, cut, and sold by straight SoFla gangstas like Oscar G, Ralph Falcon, and Lazaro Casanova. Support your local beat dealer!
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Sander Kleinenberg's This Is Miami. With Pleasurekraft and Kraver. 10 p.m., Shine at the Shelborne Beach Resort, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-341-1455; shinesouthbeach.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. After 96 hours in clubland, has your party plan fallen to pieces, leaving you drunk, drugged, disoriented, emotionally crippled, and physically crushed? Well, just listen to Sander Kleinenberg when he says: "This is Miami. We're at Winter Music Conference or Miami Music Week or whatever. And it's almost over."