Score another point for Miami in the good fight to keep quality dance music coming down here beyond WMC. The latest coup? Why, the only East Coast appearance on the current tour by white-hot Italian producer/DJ duo Crookers, who skip down here straight from Toronto. What's even stranger is where they're playing -- rather than the usual-suspect venues on the mainland, they'll tear down the walls of Heathrow, smack in the middle of South Beach.
Originally darlings of the so-called "blog house," uh, "scene," Crookers eschew their peers overuse of chainsaw basslines, in favor of bouncy, aerobic-tempo jams with an updated hip-house flavor. Similarly minded, neon-colored acts like Chromeo, Kid Cudi, and Steed Lord have famously gotten the Crookers remix treatment. But they've also attacked tracks by dance dinos like the Chemical Brothers and Armand Van Helden. In both cases, they've gotten club kids' asses to the floor, in droves. Check them out now while there's still room to dance.
After the jump, full details on the gig, and a top Crookers track. -- Arielle Castillo
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Crookers perform Saturday, November 8 at Heathrow Lounge, 681 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Pauly Crush and Danny Daze also DJ the main room; Stravinsky, DJ, and Jessica Who? play the Spy Bar. The event is hosted by Bronques of www.lastnightsparty.com.
Doors open at 10 p.m.; tickets cost $15 in advance from www.ticketweb.com. Ages 21+ with ID. For VIP reservations call 786-387-9040.
Heres' for the Crookers remix of Kid Cudi's "Day N Nite," which is starting to leak into local mainstream radio.