Deep house fans should be excited about this week's South Beach party madness. The tides are really turning, and it seems like the house revival is real and crashing upon our shores.
But that's not to say we're heading into a week without nasty, in-your-face, raw energy. And trance fanatics can rejoice too. Just check out Crossfade's six best parties on South Beach and get hyped.
Congorock and Clockwork. With Ruen and Jessica Who. Wednesday, April 10, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. If you're hoping to fit twerks and raw bouncy beats into your fun-filled SoBe week, make sure to schedule this party in your planner. Congorock's produced some of the most colorful electro bangers of the past few years, and he takes his mixing seriously. Together with Clockwork (AKA trap master R.L. Grime), this promises to be one helluva electrified evening.
Blond:Ish. With Ms. Mada and Hardline. Thursday, April 11, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Fans of deep house and girl power should check out this Montreal-bred, London-based duo. They stick to a fine-tuned recipe, cooking up a bass-heavy atmosphere with smooth textures and vocals, ready to move between genres and styles, wherever the groove wants to go. Vibe with them in a Treehouse on Miami Beach.
Kontrol's First Anniversary. With DJ Sneak and Jesse Perez. Thursday, April 11, at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionimiami.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Kontrol Thursdays celebrates 365 days of success, having brought Miami-quality uhntz every week for a whole year. And the Kontrol kids are out to prove that the party isn't over. DJ Sneak - yes, the guy that wrote the lyrics for Daft Punk's "Digital Love" - will be heading up the night, alongside the 305's own booty house club killer, Jesse Perez.
Sander Van Doorn. With Julian Jordan. Friday, April 12, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; story.wantickets.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. This Dutch producer is famous for his trance and progressive house productions, but fans of all genres seem to speak his name with awe. His technique on the decks and his contagious passion for the music resonate with beat freaks of all kinds. Perhaps it's that universal quality that led fans to vote him number 16 in the DJ Mag Top 100. If you missed Sander at Ultra Music Festival last month, this is the next best thing.
Dyed Soundorom. Friday, April 12, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $10 to $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. The house vibes keep coming as this rising star of the underground makes his way to Miami. The Parisian hit it big with a remix of Maya Jane Coles's "What That Say," but his dynamic originals and exciting mixes prove Dyed Soundorom can stand on his own.
Seth Troxler. Saturday, April 13, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; story.wantickets.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Troxler has become synonymous on the tech house scene with quality. Deep house fans all over the city are no doubt shitting themselves at the chance to vibe to his upbeat and sexy grooves. Come see the man that Resident Advisor named the number-one DJ of 2012.
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