Shaun Reeves and Russ Yallop at Mansion August 23

We've gotta give props to the folks at Kontrol Miami. All summer long, they've somehow run a successful underground EDM night at Mansion, the same club that purportedly kicked DJ Dennis Ferrer off the decks midset for not playing "commercial enough" in February.

Given the chance, the promoters seem to have proven to the club's management that Miami does, in fact, have a demand for noncommercial dance music. By booking hotly tipped international talent such as Lee Burridge, No Regular Play, and Droog (all artists you wouldn't expect to hear at a South Beach big room), Kontrol has given the die-hard underground heads a reason to trek to the Beach each Thursday. And next week should be no exception, with both Shaun Reeves and Russ Yallop on the bill.

Of course, Reeves is part of beloved DJ-production outfit and eponymous label Visionquest, along with Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, and Ryan Crosson. Inclined toward a murky minimal techno sound, Reeves delivers immersive, hypnotic DJ sets. Meanwhile, Yallop brings the type of bass-heavy future funk that's given him a home on labels Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations.

Catch these two internationally renowned headliners, along with the Electric Pickle's Will Renuart, at Mansion.

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Sean Levisman

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