Beats and booze ... That's all you really need for some good club fun in the Magic City.
But when you throw in dance tunes from some of the most talented DJs in the party biz, you get the six best club bashes in the 305, from Grammy Award-winning megastar Skrillex at Mansion to techno legend Dubfire at Story to "soulful house" king Jellybean Benitez at Don't Sit.
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Guti. With Danyelino and Ms. Mada. Thursday, September 25, 11 p.m. Trade, 1439 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; trademia.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Restore your Hope in underground dance music with Argentine pianist-turned-house-head Guti at Trade.
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Skrillex. Fall Tour with Alesia and Valentino Khan. Friday, September 26, 11 p.m. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Legend has it that Skrillex once had a weird dream he was roaming the streets of France with fellow OWSLA buddy Alvin Risk. Somewhere in between creepy mimes, ninja chefs, and military gunfire, Skrillex had an epiphany and his latest track, "Try It Out" was born. Sure, it's pretty intense, but don't take our word for it -- experience the uhntz-uhntz madness for yourself at Mansion.
Tommy Trash. With Henry Fong and Wax Motif. Saturday, September 27, 11 p.m. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. We're all just a bunch of crazy "Monkey[s] In Love." Embrace that amour with Tommy Trash and other like-minded party animals at LIV.
Dubfire. With Hardline and Maurizio. Saturday, September 27, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Party with Dubfire, the darker, sultrier, more techno-driven half of the Grammy Award-winning DJ duo Deep Dish at Story.
Sub-Motus 2nd Year Anniversary Party. With Daniel Bortz, Surreal Flight, and LoudSilence. Saturday, September 27, 11 p.m. The Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Celebrate two years of some of the best underground parties in the 305 with Daniel Bortz, Surreal Flight, and LoudSilence at the Pickle.
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Feel the Spirit. With Jellybean Benitez. Saturday, September 27, 10 p.m. Do Not Sit on the Furniture, 423 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-450-3809; facebook.com/DoNotSit. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Feel the Spirit and go on a "time machine trip to the exuberant dance floors of disco's past" with the legendary Jellybean Benitez at Don't Sit.