11 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Heart, 50 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-912-3099; heartnightclub.com. Tickets cost $20 to $40 via heartnightclub.com.
The Colombian-American DJ will once again rule 11th Street. DJ'ing since the early '90s, Morillo has enjoyed a consistent career that most producers should be envious of. He recently released "Gone" on Subliminal with Chris Child and Junolarc and featuring Ora Solar. The tech-house cut is a slow burner with beats that seem straight out of the '90s.
Noon Monday, July 3, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne; 305-960-4600; virginiakeybeachpark.net. Tickets cost $55 to $5,000 at eventbrite.com.
Walshy Fire, Bunji Garlin, Ape Drum, Brenmar, Ryan Sayeed, Sliink, and others are all on the lineup for the inaugural festival. Electric Karnival promises to fuse dance music and Caribbean sounds, which isn't a far-fetched concept because a couple of years ago dancehall was whitewashed and rebranded "tropical house." People might be amazed to find out Justin Bieber's "Sorry" didn't invent Caribbean riddim.
11 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $10 to $25 via ticketfly.com.
Looking to welcome the Fourth of July at sunrise? Space has you covered when Sasha (of Sasha & Digweed) takes over the Terrace. He recently released a single on Kompakt, "Out of Time," featuring synthpop band Poliça. Like everything Sasha touches, it's dance-floor gold, with a deep groove that is sure to fill a cavernous venue like Space.
Noon Tuesday, July 4, at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-7715; surfcomber.com. Tickets cost $45 to $180 via wantickets.com.
A plethora of pool parties will take place Tuesday, but if you can go to only one, it might as well be the original. Now in its 13th year, IndepenDance has perfected the pairing of the patriotic spirit and heavy beats. This year, the bash, helmed by Emi Guerra and Luis Diaz, will see the Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice headline at the Kimpton Surfcomber.
4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Standard, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-1717; standardhotels.com. Admission is free with RSVP at bbqjuly4.splashthat.com.
South Beach parties are notoriously hype affairs — except for the Standard, which keeps things pretty chill even if there's a DJ spinning. The boutique hotel will celebrate the Fourth with a set by Studio 54 resident DJ Nicky Siano. The party will end at 9 p.m., but if you want to hang out and watch the fireworks light up the bay, the Standard will keep the bar open a little later than usual.