DJ battles, grand openings and big names are taking over the hottest clubs in Miami. This week dance the night away while partying it up with special guests Swanky Tunes, Miss Kittin, LA Riots, and more. Check out this week’s top party picks.
Automatic Slims presents Road to Ultra DJ Battle
1216 Washinton Ave., Miami Beach
The Road to Ultra starts at Automatic Slims Miami for a special Battle of local DJs where contestants will rock the decks for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and get their own party during conference 2013. It all starts at 11 p.m. Enjoy $3 shots and $5 drafts all night. Doors open at 10 p.m., you must be 21 and older to get in.
Swanky Tunes invade LIV
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Swanky Tunes are taking over the decks at LIV for a night of electro and progressive house that will have you dancing until the sun comes up.This DJ/producer trio of Vadim, Dmitry, and Stanislav has been making a name in the scene since the late '90s bringing their funky mix of techno, electro-'80s and progressive house beats to all the EDM lovers across the world. Their latest hit “You Are Like Nobody Else” is already becoming a big hit. Don’t miss their one of a kind show, be there at 11 p.m. Tickets are available at Wantickets.com.
Other events at LIV this week- Jesse Marco takes over Dirty Hairy on Wednesday, catch Icona Pop and DJ Politik on Friday, and let loose with Michael Brun on Saturday.
Friday Nights at Gramp’s Bar Grand Opening
176 NW 24th St., Miami
Get ready for a new Friday night special place to chill out and kick it. This Friday start the weekend off at the newest bar to set up shop in Wynwood, Gramps Bar, hosting their Grand Opening with live music, 2-4-1 specials from 6-9 p.m., board and trivia games, and music by residents Mikey Ramirez and Benton inside while movies play outside with free popcorn starting at 8 p.m. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to keep it low-key and mellow.
Mansion presents LA Riots
1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
So many choices for the weekend, but don't miss out on LA Riots at Mansion. Dance to electro and pop/electro-rock hits such as “In My City” featuring Will.I.Am and “London to L.A.” Get your bodies moving, you’ll be in for a night of high energy beats rocking you until the morning hours. Doors open at 11 p.m. Dress code is trendy chic.
Other events at Mansion this week include Cocodrills and Jonathan Cowan on Thursday and special guests Bass Kleph, Helena, and Wippenberg taking over the decks on Saturday. Get tickets here.
Get to know Designer Drugs at Bamboo
550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Another option for the evening is down the street at Bamboo with some of the best in Indie dance and electro house as Fresh Fridays presents DJ/producer duo team Designer Drugs. They’re taking over the decks to keep you on your toes with hits like “Poison” and “Atrium.” It all starts at 11 p.m.
Story presents Miss Kitten
136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Are you ready for the lights, insane sound and, of course, special guest Miss Kittin along with Kevin Saunderson? Get it together, because the night will be rocking hard with tech house tracks like “Life is My Teacher,” “Girlz” and “The Sound” to name just a few. Doors open at 11 p.m. Tickets here.
Also at Story this week is Erick Morillo taking over the decks on Friday.
Nikki at Night celebrates DJ Diaga’s birthday
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Say goodbye to the weekend and celebrate the post Superbowl festivities at the one and only Nikki at Night featuring DJ Diaga alongside resident DJ Felipe Kaval. It’s going to be a special night as Miami’s own DJ Diaga celebrates his birthday at the iconic Sunday night party. DJ Adivo will work the decks upstairs at Pearl to keep you dancing until 5 a.m. For reservations email Viptables.Miami@nikkibeach.
Mansion nightclub (1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Photo: Tomas Loewy