Sure, Record Store Day is usually a day when indie rock enthusiasts take the spotlight. But maybe you prefer BPMs to bands.
That's alright. There are still plenty of bottle-poppin' moments to look forward to this week. And the underground's in for a treat too.
Get ready for some trap, tech, deep house, electro house, old-school rhythms, and good old wobbly brostep. Nobody can stop the beat.
Bassjackers. With Dyro and Henrix. Thursday, April 18, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. "Mush Mush" to LIV for some seriously bouncy electro house. Heavy synths backed by beats that attack the dance floor will have you feeling like 2009 never ended. This duo has been around since 2007, but they got their big break when none other than Tiësto gave that aforementioned hit a shout-out last year. If Tiësto is going to play Bassjackers' bangers, they must be exceptional, right? Show some love for Dutch rising star Dyro and the local boy Henrix while you're at it.
Dirty South. Friday, April 19, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. The party start at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $60 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Sound moves at the speed of life, and Dirty South is going to have your body burning streaks on the floor. This Grammy-nominated electro-house producer has grown into a bona fide powerhouse, commanding crowds at festivals and nightclubs across the globe. If you missed him last month at Ultra, make up for it now.
DJ Sliink. Friday, April 19, at LIV 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The party starts at 10:45 p.m. and tickets cost $40 to $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. This trap master from New Jersey is hitting Miami under the big bright lights and he's going to make the whole crowd stand at attention. His mixing skills are dope and his beats are banging. He's one of the forerunners of the whole trap-house movement. If you like your hip-hop dance-y as fuck, don't sleep on Sliink.
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Shonky. With Lee Curtiss and Ms. Mada. Friday, April 19, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-4478; treehousemiami.com. The party starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10 to $15 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. In the Urban Dictionary, shonky means of poor or bad quality. Fuck Urban Dictionary. This tech house wonder is groovy, tech-y, deep, dark, minimal, and a bit playful. Bring someone sexy to this party and see where the night takes you.
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Funkagenda. Saturday, April 20, at Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. This UK electro-house head has a nice following in the Miami scene. He's often graced our stages, but this Saturday's set at Mansion will surely be extra energetic. He lets loose a solid mix of uplifting dance, big-room build, and gritty raw power. It's funky with a flashy twist.
Tube and Berger. With Axel Beca and Hugo M. Saturday, April 20, at Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4771; bamboomiamibeach.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. The German deep house duo had a big hit stateside in 2004 with "Straight Ahead," featuring vocals from the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde. They're still pumping out funky jams and they'll bring all the deep grooves to SoBe this weekend. It isn't gonna be fist-pumping central. But if you're a real house fan, you probably don't want that anyway.