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MillionYoung's Grown-and-Sexy Chillwave Crashes Into The Vagabond Miami on April 13

Who's feeling overdue for some grown-and-sexy chillwave romance?

Wait no longer, lonely dance-floor hearts! 'Cause MillionYoung will be at The Vagabond for an intimate performance on Friday, April 13.

This South Florida native is sure to help you shake it down

with his under-the-radar hooks and sentimental melodies, backed by the kind of

drum machine beats that made the 1980s so lovable.

Growing up in a Coral Springs cul-de-sac not unlike every other one in the tri-county area, Mike Diaz cultivated a music alter ego that he named MillionYoung.

It all started as a personal project in his bedroom. But

when he uploaded some songs to the internet, catching the

attention of music bloggers everywhere, Diaz's hobby got an upgrade. His first EP, Sunndreamm, was a big hit with the hipster crowd in 2010. With upbeat yet brokenhearted dance tracks such as "Youthless" and "Mien," it wasn't very hard to fall in love with the Million Young sound.

Since those early days, he's snagged a deal on Old

Flame Records while also recruiting a full band to help him flesh out the pretty nuances. And together, Diaz and crew have put together a new collection of songs titled Replicants. These tunes give off a slightly more beachy

feel than the older MillionYoung stuff. But there's still that same lo-fi, nostalgic vibe.

Come out and support South Florida's favorie suburban-youth-turned-internet-rock-star next Friday. It'll make you feel grown, sexy, and a lil' romantic.

MillionYoung. With Sumsun and resident DJs Lolo, Ray Milian, Nitebloom, UVS, Run Sevim Run, and others. 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami; 305-379-0508; No cover before 11 p.m. and $10 after. Ages 21 and up.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.