Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami

See also "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Rap Parties in Miami and South Beach."

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. And "Urban Beach Week" has officially begun.

From DJ Khaled's party at Cameo to Young Jeezy's bash at King of Diamonds, there're plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with hip-hop heavyweights, primetime strippers, and porn stars this weekend.

But we get it, not everyone's into that sort of thing. Some of y'all want to pop bottles and drop designer drugs, right?

Well, fear not, beat freaks ... We've wrangled up some of the best Memorial Day weekend electronic music parties 'round Miami as an alternative to the annual hip-hop craziness. Check 'em out after the cut.

Nicky Romero. Thursday, May 24, 11 p.m., LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Visit livnightclub.com. Rappers, strippers, and porn stars may run South Beach. But north of 40th, it's a Dutchman's kingdom. Nicky Romero is the 18th best prog house DJ in the world and he takes over LIV tonight. Use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Gerardo Aragon, Gare Ludeña & David Zafra. Friday, May 25, 10 p.m., Queen Lounge, 841 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Visit queenloungemiami.com. Think Naples, Florida, is nothing more than a glorified retirement community where old folks go to die and rich snowbirds spend their winters? Think again, bro. This Gulf Coast city is also home to up-and-coming tech house DJ Gerardo Aragon.

Treehouse at Sea. With Cassy, Guy Gerber, and others. Friday, May 25, 11:30 p.m., The Musette Yacht, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Visit treehousemiami.com. Sometimes nightclubs are a little too landlocked. Understandably, the folks from Treehouse decided to take their party onto the water and rent out one Miami's premier party yachts for the evening.

Marco Carola. Saturday, May 26, 10 p.m., Space, 34 NE 11 St., Miami. Visit clubspace.com. He's back and ready to lay down a marathon set of deep trance on Space's legendary Terrace.

Patrick M. Saturday, May 26, 11 p.m., LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami. Visit livnightclub.com. We're not entirely sure what the M after Patrick stands for, but it's gotta be "monster." This veteran's one of our favorite house DJs.

Nikki at Night. With Special Guest DJ Brandon Rullan. Sunday, May 27, 7 p.m., Nikki Beach, One Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Visit nikkibeachmiami.com. Fresh tracks and even fresher entertainment ... Every Sunday night is a first-class party at Nikki Beach. This week, this sandy paradise welcomes Brandon Rull alongside residents, Bruno Robles and Felipe Kaval. Bleep-bloop, bitches.

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