Club Space, today the name is synonymous with dance music in the United States. The go-to venue for any nightlife enthusiast in the nation, the club is proudly marching on into it’s second decade of operation.Enter Louis Puig. As of the late 1990s, this former DJ-turned-nightclub impresario had already owned a few successful nightclubs in the South Florida area. However, for his next project, he wanted to break from the commercial feel of his previous ventures and embark on something new.Ever the risk-taker, Puig embraced the challenge and began construction of a new multi-room megaclub at 142 NE 11th Street, to be named Club Space.
Irnhabiting a “fixer-upper” of a sprawling one-story warehouse just off of Biscayne Boulevard, the original Club Space was a serious gamble on the part of Puig. With a concentrated marketing push emphasizing an egalitarian, no-nonsense approach towards the customers, as well as the then-unheard of 24-hour operating permit, Club Space promised an exciting, over-the-top club experience for the discerning dance music enthusiast. With state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and visual systems, the venue rapidly set “the” standard for clubs not only in the Miami area, but throughout the country.
With original residents such as legendary DJ/Producer Oscar G, trance maven Edgar V, house stalwart Roland, and local favorite Ivano Bellini, the gauntlet had been thrown down. Coupled with a sudden influx of guest DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Sasha, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia (who played a record 20-hour set during the 2000 WMC), and a then-unknown Dutch fellow named Tiësto, the nightlife landscape of the area, and the nation as a whole had been shaken up.Guest DJs of course took note of this phenomena, and these former main room denizens soon were requesting to work their magic on the outdoors. Closing times of 2 PM rapidly became the norm.
After a bittersweet farewell to the old building in early 2003, the Space crew moved into their new digs with a vengeance. Like the predecessor, the new Space took up residence in a vintage warehouse. Unlike the previous facility, the new building was a multi-story monster, complete with an outdoor rooftop terrace to take the place of the legendary patio from the old building. Redefining the term “superclub”, the new Space had vastly increased it’s capacity, bringing in record crowds for such DJs as Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Sasha, Tiësto, as well as then-rising stars such as James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells, and numerous other talents. Drawn to it’s even more amazing technical sophistication, the new “Space 34″, had become the stop in Miami for every DJ of note.Soon, Space began to receive numerous media accolades and awards from the local government for “making” Downtown. Some pundits went even as far to suggest that NE 11th Street be named “Louis Puig Boulevard”.
With no signs of slowing, Space progressed througout the first decade of the 21st century, consistently bringing in the top dance talent from throughout the world. Sets of ten hours or more became the norm for guest DJs, with talent like Deep Dish, Behrouz, Sander Kleinenberg, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Victor Calderone, Mark Knight, Boris, Desyn Masiello, as well as new residents Cedric Gervais, Patrick M, and Lazardi easily playing into the afternoon hours.This current year, 2012, sees Space celebrating twelve years in the business. With most venues in South Florida perishing after a mere season of operation (the dreaded “infant mortality”), the fact that Space has existed for ten years is regarded as a miracle. Not content to rest their laurels, Puig and the Space team have taken the club to the next level, regarding Space as more than just a club, but as a brand, establishing touring events, pool parties, music releases, and more, as befits a venue regarded by the international dance music press as the top in the United States.Rushing into it’s second decade of existence, even the founders of Space have sat back in amazement at the creation they’ve wrought. One can only speculate what will happe
Saturday February 2,2013
The Terrace Presents
his evening, we’re proud to welcome back one of Miami’s favorites, Rony Seikaly, back to the decks on the Terrace! Though some may know him from his storied career in professional sports, Rony has always had a passion for house music, with his former teammates dubbing him ‘The Spin Doctor’, for his devotion to DJing. And now, Rony has broken out of the mold, becoming a respected house music producer in his own right. And now he brings the action to the Terrace! Opening for him will be Space resident DJ Louis Puig…
The Techno Lof Present
Tonight, the Techno Loft crew is proud to welcome Miami locals Pirate Stereo to the decks for their Space debut! Leading the charge of Miami’s underground music scene, Pirate Stereo has become known on the scene as one of the purveyours of the best new music around. Joining them will be Loft residents Dsan Powell and Allan Gallego…
Saturday February 9,2013
The Terrace Presents
This evening, Space is proud to welcome back to the decks, the legendary DJ/Producer Reboot. One of the new breakout talents from the Cadenza imprint, Reboot stunned the Space Terrace crowd last year with an extended set of some of the most innovative and driving music in the world. And, now, he returns to bring that unique style to Space once again! Joining him will be Space resident DJ Louis Puig…
The Techno Loft Presents
This Saturday night, the Techno Loft crew is proud to welcome to the decks Miss Jools and Patrice Meiner! These two new talents have been shaking up the dance music world by storm, with their dark and dirty tech-influeneced grooves and driving beats! And now, they make their Space debut! Joining them will be Loft resident Dsan Powell and guest DJ ALX…
Saturday February 16,2013
The Terracce Presents
Tonight, we’re proud to welcome back none other than Loco Dice to the Terrace! Youasked and we listened, and we’ve bought back Loco Dice to dominate the Terrace with another massive marathon set. His performances at Space have transcended the definition of DJing and elevated themselves into legend. With his performances at Space lasting for twelve hours or more, Loco Dice takes the crowd on an unprecedented musical journey that has to be seen to be believed. Joining him this evening for opening duties will be DJ QU.
Venue: Space Club
Adress: 34 NE 11th St,Miami, FL 33132-1724
More Info: http://www.clubspace.com/