DA’s Weekend Party Picks for Art Basel Miami 2014BFA 7982 940923

DA’s Weekend Party Picks for Art Basel Miami 2014

It’s Basel time, and if you’re currently in Miami you’re probably already experiencing the higher than usual amounts of traffic on the road. As frustrating as this can be for locals, with the flocks of tourists and heightened parking prices also come a slew of artist appearances, forward-thinking events and parties all up and down the Magic City. If you happen to be in town, here are some parties worth hitting.

Friday

When Pigs Fly by LINK Miami Rebels at Trade

Who: Sasha, Dubfire, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear

When: Friday, December 5 at 11 pm

Why: The LINK Miami Rebels team never fails to deliver, and as a venue, neither does Trade. Intimate, dark and always full of good vibrations, Fridays at Trade have easily become one of the most beloved night spots in the city among locals and only the most scene-savvy visitors. This is a party for the most discerning techno lovers, and it comes with the kind of heavyweight lineup that doesn’t happen often.

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Behrouz  at Do Not Sit On the Furniture

Who: Behrouz and guests

When: Friday, December 5

Why:  Known for his dark and earthy house sound, Behrouz is a staple of the Miami music scene. Trained in legendary parties like Twilo and Vinyl in New York and Womb in Tokyo, his sets are the epitome of a musical journey. If you’re looking for a true underground low-key night, this is a safe bet for some Friday night satisfaction, Basel style.

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Club Space presents Basel Weekend on The Terrace

Who: Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers

When: Friday, December 5 at 11 pm

Why: If you are looking for more of a ‘big club’ experience but still want an underground sound, head to Space this Friday to catch these titans go back-to-back behind the decks on the Terrace. Cover is $20 before 1 am and $30 before 3 am, so it won’t break your bank either.

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#LetTheFreakOut Erick Morillo at Story

Who: Erick Morillo

When: Friday, December 5 at 11 pm

Why: Not a fan of the underground sound? Erick Morillo will be delivering his signature tribal-big-room-house blend at the mega-club for fans who want a little bit more fist-pumping action. If his performance at Space’s 14th Anniversary party earlier this year is any indication, plan on ending your night utterly exhausted.

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Saturday

Music On Opening Party at Story

Who: Marco Carola and Bill Patrick

When: Saturday, December 6 at 11 pm

Why: Because Story’s nightlife mantra seems to be ‘go big or go home,’ they chose Art Basel weekend to launch Marco Carola’s first-ever Music On residency in Miami. Carola hand-picked the venue to be the location for Music On Miami, and the opening party this Saturday will feature an extended set. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the techno mogul.

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Blow Up presents Drumcode Showcase at Treehouse

Who: Cari Lekebusch, Manic Brothers, Allan Gallego

When: Saturday, December 6 at 11 pm

Why: Complete with floral-patterned couches, coffee tables and an antique piano, Treehouse is one of those clubs that always feels like home. Small and intimate, don’t let it’s size fool you – the two-room lounge-esque venue packs on of the city’s most coveted sound-system and serves up bass so thunderous you can actually feel it in your throat. The Drumcode parties at Treehouse are always a smashing success, so if you’re a fan of the label (or dark European techno in general), this is your night.

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Corona presents Electric Beach at The Clevelander

Who: Junior Sanchez and Solidisco

When Saturday, December 6 from 4 pm – 8 pm

Why: Whether you want to avoid staying out late or are looking for a pre-party for your Saturday night plans, this pool party offers something for both groove-lovers and art lovers. Hosted at The Clevelander’s legendary pool patio, the event will feature a feel-good disco-inspired soundtrack curated by Junior Sanchez and Solidisco. Meanwhile, renown Miami Beach street artist Atomiko will work on an onsite mural. The party is free as long as you rsvp to info@findyourelectricbeach.com.

Paul Van Dyk Extended Set at Space

Who: Paul Van Dyk

When: Saturday, December 6 at 10 pm

Why: Because it’s Paul Van Dyk, it’s a six hour set, and if you’re a trance fan that should be enough.

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S&T After Hours feat. Nosaj Thing at E11EVEN Miami Rooftop

Who: Slap & Tickle, Nosaj Thing

When: Saturday December 6 at 2 am

Why: Voted the best weekly party in Miami by the Miami New Times, Slap & Tickle knows how to throw a party. If you find yourself wanting to keep the Basel party state of mind going on until the early hours, E11EVEN Miami is one of the only places you’ll be able to do so. Catch the crew along with Los Angeles based producer Nosaj Thing. Oh, and there’s no cover.

Sunday

Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves (Visionquest) at Do Not Sit On the Furniture

Who: Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves

When: Sunday, December 7 at 11 pm

Why: This is probably one of the only noteworthy parties happening this Sunday, and it’s a pretty damn good way to end your Art Basel party spree. Given that the duo usually performs at larger clubs when they come down to Miami, this is a great opportunity to catch an up-close and personal set by these two in the intimate and ever-comfortable Do Not Sit.

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