It was Saturday night, when it finally hit me – Miami is going through a seasonal renaissance. At 4 a.m., I was still wandering around the Overtown/NE 14 Street area when I stumbled into the Vagabond for the Dirtybird Invasion. Despite the low light and my blurry vision, it seemed to me like everyone was having a good time. It left me feeling good about the city, that maybe, just maybe, this summer wasn’t going to be so bad like year’s past, and that despite the threat of humidity and hurricanes, promoters might still be able to book quality acts.
Well if this week is any indication, things are going to be rather busy this summer.
Have you heard of a little party called Money Shot? No? Well then I suggest you stop by the Vagabond (30 NE 14th St., Miami) tonight. Money Shot is kind of a house party in a club setting and with better DJs. No importance is placed on the way you’re dress or bottle service, instead you’re expected to have a good time. If you stroll in, local boutique Our Fly Lives will be there handing out free goodies along with Stussy, so arrive early. To top it off, New York DJ Egg Foo Young will be stopping by for a special guest set.
Fast-forward to Saturday at Studio A. It’s rare for Miami to get unusual quality bookings outside of Winter Music Conference. Sure Deadmau5, Richie Hawtin, Paul Oakenfold and many others visit us outside the realm of WMC, but when Studio A (60 NE 11th St., Miami) and local promoters Future Mob booked Modeselektor for this Saturday, it left many wondering how the hell they managed to pull that off. The Berlin duo, whose specific style of music could fill up an entire post, will be kicking it off in an early “concert” along with Miami’s very own Otto Von Schirach. Heed my warning when I tell you to buy your ticket early at wantickets.com/futuremob, because I expect this to possibly sell out.
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Cinespace (LA) DJ Steve Aoki will also be in town on Saturday night at Dek23 (655 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), one of the newer clubs in the resurging area of Washington Avenue between 8th and 5th Streets. Aoki is probably one of the original hipster DJs, so you’ll get a good blend of everything across the board with a touch of electro in the background for good measure.
Also on Saturday, Miami’s definitive club, Space (34 NE 11th St., Miami), will be celebrating 8 years of existence. Rest assured, anything attached to Louis Puig is going to be big. Oscar G., Edgar V., Lazardi, Louis Dee and more will be on hand to keep the crowds pumped up all night. The event starts at 10 p.m., but I suggest you get there for afterhours around 3 or 4 a.m., because that’s when the real party starts.
Next week? Get ready for the grand opening of AeroBar, a few surprise bookings on the beach and some other hidden gems.