We really are incredibly lucky here in Miami. Most people across the country save up their money and their energy for that one big show that comes around every three months or so. Here in our cradle of bass, we have tons of awesome artists coming in every couple of days! Sometimes one after another!
Like, we put together this list every week, and we can't even fit all the amazing talent that blasts through our shores. But we will always make sure to tip you off to the best of the best.
So if you have to wittle down your weekend experience (and there's really no way to fit in every beat-freaking moment), these are this week's top six.
Bingo Players with Popeska and Mednas. Thursday, February 7, LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $40 to $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com. This electro duo are going to "rattle" the audience with their hyphy style under the lights. More than likely, you're going to hear some trap breakdowns. You definitely want to be there for this.
Carlo Lio with Thunderpony. Friday, February 7, Treehouse, 323 23 St., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4478 or visit treehousemiami.com. But if tech house and grooving is more your speed, do not sleep on this Canadian wonder. He'll have you jiving into the wee hours of the night.
Borgore Friday, February 8, Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $30 to $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-479-4426 or visit storymiami.com. Bitches love cake, and bitches love Borgore, so if you want to keep your bitch, don't let her get too close to the DJ booth. But definitely bring her out, because this Israeli dubstepper will get her wet.
John Dahlback Saturday, February 8, Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-695-8411 or visit mansionmiami.com. This handsome Swede is a legend in the scene, and he's sure to deliver a ballin' set of progressive house with a tight electro edge. Come get your fist pump on in a way that's actually legit.
Cazzette Saturday, February 8, LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $40 to $75 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com. Come surrender to the beautiful sounds of this Swedish electro house duo as they make their return to the bright lights of LIV. Their epic, full sound will take you higher, guaranteed.
Danny Tenaglia with Denyelino and more. Saturday, February 8, Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-479-4426 or visit storymiami.com. This Grammy-nominated New Yorker found fame with his tribal house and state-side take on the UK garage noise, and now you can experience it for yourself at SoBe's "alt" destination. But you know you're gonna pup some bottles, so plan on making it count.
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