Miami's Five Best Electronic Dance Music Parties This Week

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​We've said it before and we'll say it again: Miami's underground EDM scene is on fire!

This week alone, there are five world-class bookings. And there's a little something for everyone, from the dark minimal techno heads to the leftfield live electronica connoisseurs.

We've got the usual local crews -- like PL0T, LINK and Un_Mute -- along with the clubs -- Electric Pickle, Treehouse, and Eve -- to thank for closing out 2011 in style.



PL0T Presents No Regular Play (Live). With PL0T residents. Friday, December 16, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Brooklyn-based production duo No Regular Play have been turning conventional dance music on its head since first joining the Wolf + Lamb collective in 2009. Sexy live jazz trumpet and vocals by Greg Paulus filtered through Nick DeBruyn's kaleidoscopic live electronics will both jack your body and expand your mind on the dancefloor.



Link Presents Shonky at Treehouse. With LINK residents. Friday, December 16, 11 p.m., Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-674-7447; treehousemiami.com. French DJ-producer Shonky's sound straddles the sleek futurism of techno and house's raw soul in a way that perfectly nails that "tech-house" hybrid every talentless run-of-the-mill producer's trying to pull off these days. As such, he's capable of bringing together both the techno purists and house heads and making them all bounce on one floor.



Un_Mute Presents Marc Houle. With Un_Mute residents. Friday, December 16, 10 p.m., Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-995-5050; miamieve.com. Ages 21 and up. As part of the Minus label collective with Richie Hawtin, Troy Pierce, and Magda, DJ-producer Marc Houle has always focused on the darker minimalist sections of the techno spectrum. And that suits his fans just fine. Plus, with his penchant for playing loads of unreleased self-produced material, Marc Houle sets are unmissable one-off experiences.



Electric Pickle & Blkmarket Membership present Miami Residency Launch with Three, Ryan Elliott and Heartthrob. With Blkmarket and Electric Pickle residents. Saturday, December 17, 10 p.m., Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; electricpicklemiami.com. Blkmarket Membership has emerged as one of the foremost underground EDM parties in NYC, a safehaven for underground sounds similar to Miami's own Electric Pickle. So it makes perfect sense for the two to pair up with a new Blkmarket Miami residency, launching on Saturday. And they've prepared a formidable lineup for the occasion: Hallucination Limited's DJs Three, Ryan Elliott of Ghostly International, and the Minus Label's Heartthrob. Check out DJ Three's Top Ten Dancefloor Weapons.



Movement Presents Seth Troxler and Danny Daze. With Louis Dee. Sunday, December 18, 11 p.m. SET, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. World-renowned DJ and Visionquest chieftain Seth Troxler hardly needs an introduction. And neither does Miami homeboy and the newest star of the Hot Creations label, Danny Daze. Troxler was one of the first star DJs to break Danny's hit "Your Everything" this year, so it's only fair Danny spots him an opening set this Sunday!

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raved out on the weekends :D
raved out on the weekends :D

i want to go back to the days were i was raving hard to rabbit in the moon and AK1200 at the grand prix race arena for their full moon parties. that was the real ish!!!            

where can a girl like me go out tonight and rave out like old times?

circa 2000

Undertaker
Undertaker

MIami needs UNDERGROUND WAREHOUSE parties!!!! fuck all this clubs BS!!! sorry the room is full stay out side in the rain when you pay 40 bucks to be told what to do... its really BS. Its great to see miami moving away from sexy house electro house bull shit that been going on for years, but the down side is you start to make the "UNDERGROUND SCENE" more pop.. Thats were the real shit has to happen we need people to do illegal warehouse parties and see who are the real music loving people come thru! not just cos its cool. I bet half of the people that go to these parties don't even know shit about who's playing!!! they just wanna do what is cool and what everyone else is doing. Most of them think Space in underground that the TECHNO LOFT plays real TECHNO... lol you get my point....  

Teresa Rupp
Teresa Rupp

We're rockin' it @ Set this Sunday...:)

Minimax Events
Minimax Events

Just for clarification. The Sunday party with Seth Troxler will have Danny Daze opening, not Louis Dee. For more info here is the link, https://www.facebook.com/group...¬if_t=group_activity#!/events/154832971265370/

esreveR Backwards
esreveR Backwards

zomg a positive review of parties in the rave scene? no way. i'm floored. Where are the insults and put down new times is so popular doing to other rave parties?

Jdjr107
Jdjr107

Are you really serious...This is exactly why Miami has lost its dance floors to sparklers in your drinks and VIP (viciously impaired people) sections so that the mollys set in and they can sit...these Dj's suck ass and wouldn't get anyone off the couch to dance. 

The Vagabond has Carlos Mena a Afro House Bembe party Score has Paulo

They are more true to Miami...The French should stick to cheese and fashion.

Lalaalala
Lalaalala

one of the best parties that I ever went to was in miami, its called sunday school for degenerates.... i don't think there is an need for any illegal warehouse parties you just need the right crowd thats all. 

Levisman
Levisman

We've been supporting the local EDM scene forever dude... not sure what insults you're talking about...

Levisman
Levisman

Carlos Mena could have made the cut, he's on Yoruba Records so that give him so credibility... but he doesn't quite have the same following as the DJs in these top five parties.

Paulo? Never heard of him. And Score? Do you mean the gay lounge on Lincoln Rd? Don't me laugh, pal. That place doesn't even have a dancefloor. 

Jrodriguez67
Jrodriguez67

LOl @ Jdjr107. That's hilarious if you think Eve, Electric Pickle and Treehouse and the respective DJs playing there: Shonky, No Regular Play, and Blk Market have anything to do with VIP clubs and sparklers, they pretty mcuh the furthest thing from that. Set however I would agree with, pity Seth is playing there and not at a more underground venue.

Baez Suazonegger
Baez Suazonegger

Paulo? You meant Pauly Shore? i didnt know he was a dj. 

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