The hot weather is here. And South Beach summers are all about naked shoulders, bare backs and sweet, sweet music.
So go get your epic party on at one, two, or all six of these steamy SoBe soirees. Some big names are coming to the beach, raining down trance, electro, and deep house. The forecast even predicts a thunderclap of grown-and-sexy R&B.
If you're gonna get sweaty, you might as well do it in style.
Calvin Harris. Friday, April 26, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets are sold out. Ages 21 and up. Calvin Harris is one of the biggest DJs in the world, but he still needs your love, Miami. Turns out, you're giving the electro-house producer (almost) more than he can handle. Tickets are already sold out for this Friday's show at Story. But all is not lost, because we're giving some tickets away, just because we're awesome. We feel so close to you right now.
Paul Van Dyk. Friday, April 26, at Mansion, 1235 Mansion Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-8411; mansionmiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $35 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Warm your upper arms, you're going to be pumping fists all night. German trance master Paul Van Dyk is nothing to sleep on. He was a huge name in the game before most of these party animals were even old enough to get into the club, and he only gets better with time. Mr. Van Dyk's a Grammy winner, and this is your chance to find out why.
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. With Jaz von D and Mednas. Saturday, April 27, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $60 to $125 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. What's better than one awesome Dutch DJ? Two awesome Dutch DJs! It's math, and this pair of house heads working together yields added results. They're blowing up because of a big and soulful signature sound that's a little darker than the standard VIP, bottle-service hoopla. So come get freaky with these bros, bro.
Ida Engberg and the Martinez Brothers. at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. We love it when a girl gets on stage and shuts the haters up, and that's exactly what Ida Engberg is going to do this weekend. She's got the tech house game on pop-and-lock. With support from New York's Martinez Brothers, we can tell it's gonna be a deep and sexy evening.
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Tritonal. Saturday, April 27, at Mansion, 1235 Mansion 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. People from Texas do things a little differently than the rest of us. So it's no surprise Austin duo Tritonal put a bit more back into it than the average trance superstars. In fact, this tag-team takes its name from a caustic element used for making bombs. Go catch these guys as they drop a few of their own sonic booms on the Mansion crowd.
Prestige Sunday Hosted by Trey Songz Sunday, April 28, at Bamboo, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4771; bamboomiamibeach.com. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Alright, so Trey's not exactly scheduled to sing, but we think all the ladies in the 305 know it doesn't really matter what Mr. Songz does, as long as he's in the room. We're happy just to smell his sweat. Maybe get caught in some of the alcohol shower he's bound to spray. Dress up and look sharp, and try not to have a "Heart Attack" when this man comes a lil' too close.