We need to have a conversation about Miami’s Club Space. A staple in the Miami nightlife scene since opening in 2000, Club Space has experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent months since coming under new ownership in January. If you are a Club Space frequenter, you probably noticed the atmosphere of the club gradually changing over the course of the last year. The club has always had its music rooted deeply in the house and techno scene, but until its recent ownership, the club seemed to be having some identity issues. Mainstream EDM would play on one night, while the techno DJs of yesteryear would play another. Now, Space is slowly starting to reestablish itself as one of Miami’s electronic music heavyweight hot spots by bringing in some of the most innovative forward thinking names in today’s house and tech scenes.
This past weekend it was Parisian house wizard Shiba San and English mainstay Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) that took the stage under the Space parachute. Of course, it’s still Club Space so the Frenchman did not take the floor until 3am. However, when Shiba San took the decks, he had the room under his control. He dropped a slew of tech-house bangers like ‘Okay’ one after another to get the whole club moving and grooving non-stop. Like the lyrics in his remix of Denney’s ‘Low Frequency,’ Shiba San literally rocked the club with his lower frequencies. The bouncy set settled down around 5am when the decks were handed off to TEED who took responsibility for Space’s famed the sunrise session. Looking around, I could see that the crowd was still in full force, but it didn’t look like the crowd I had come to be familiar with from years before, it was one full of Space Invaders. Club Space is officially back and the Sunday sunrise session is, as the club has so eloquently put it, finally a ritual again.