Come summer, most Miamians will either practically live on the beach or find a way to escape the scorching heat.
But with endless nights of debauchery and uhntz-uhntz from Calvin Harris, Arty, and other superstar DJs, you'll probably find yourself hitting up SoBe more than usual, with make-up melting down your face, clothes sticking to your body, and all.
So check out Crossfade's six best parties going down on South Beach this week.
Nina Sky. Tuesday, June 25, 11 p.m., at Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4771; bamboomiamibeach.com. Tickets cost $20-$40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. ¡Boricua, Cubano, Dominicano, Colombiano... oye mi canto! Nina Sky's gone from moving their bodies to the beats of reggaeton to singing EDM fused R&B ballads you can "Move Ya Body" to.
Madeon. With DJs Ruen and Mike Deuce. Wednesday, June 26, 11 p.m., at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40-$50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. He may only be 19, but Madeon's house hits have struck the EDM world "like a flash of lightning," almost as a sure sign that the house prodigy is far from his grand "Finale."
Calvin Harris. Friday, June 28, 11 p.m., at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $74-$125 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Oh, Calvin, we just wanna "Feel So Close" to you right now, so let your love pour down on us and surround us like a waterfall.
Irie Weekend. With Sky Blu of LMFAO and Jermaine Dupri. Friday, June 28, 11 p.m., at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $40-$75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. You'll be "Pop[pin'] Bottles," makin' it rain, and hittin' the club with Sky Blu and Jermaine Dupri all in support of the Irie Foundation.
Arty. With Laurent Simeca. Saturday, June 29, 11 p.m., at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Arty, we don't know what it is about your trance, but your music is an EDM spell. Guess it "Must Be The Love."
Dirty Dutch. With Chuckie, Mitchell Niemeyer, and Mednas. Saturday, June 29, 11 p.m., at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. Tickets cost $60-$75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "Make Some Noise" and go Dutch! Dirty Dutch, that is, with Chuckie.
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