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Space Miami
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No relation to its Ibiza namesake, Space Miami is every bit as central to Miami's club scene as the Playa d'en Bossa superclub is to the White Isle. Located downtown on 34 NE 11th Street, Space Miami shares the same legendary history of terrace raving too.

But there is one crucial difference. Whilst the terrace at Ibiza's Space has long been covered (and more recently thumped with Draconian licensing restrictions), the Miami experience continues uncovered and unrestricted to this day.

As Toolroom's Mark Knight states: "There aren't many clubs left in the world where you can start playing at 6am and finish at 4pm, let alone in the sunshine."

And it is that unbeatable feeling of dancing outdoors amongst the palm fronds, looking out across the backdrop of Miami's iconic skyline, that makes Space Miami the clubbing experience it is.

"The Space terrace is the best dancefloor in the world," believes Desyn Masiello from SOS. "It's been going on 'til the sunshine hours of Sunday afternoon every weekend for the past 10 years.

"The Dynacore soundsystem there is as good as it gets, the owner of the club is also an expert in sound and lighting and ensures it is always perfectly tuned... playing or dancing there in the daylight just cannot be beaten."

It's high praise indeed but to lay all the credit for Space's magic on the terrace alone would be an injustice on the heritage of the Miami house scene.

For it is in the steaming hedonistic abyss of the dark Space main room where the legendary Oscar G has embarked on his famed 10-hour marathons of dark grooves, tribal funk and insistent basslines since joining as resident back in 2001. One half of seminal production outfits Murk, The Funky Green Dogs and Liberty City, Oscar goes down in the books as one of the architects of what was once so renowned as the 'Miami sound'. To this day, he remains a vital institution at the club. At least twice a month, Oscar can be found leading Space's main room on a journey through funk and bass.

Of equal legend, though, are the many WMC marathons that Danny Tenaglia has taken the Space main room on - classic nights that turned into lost days they remain renowned as the ultimate Tenaglia experience, a clubbing medal that many talk about but few can claim to properly own.

Big hitting guests like Steve Lawler, Nic Fanciulli and Mark Knight have also all appeared.

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BERGHAIN
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SPACE IBIZA
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WOMB
5
AMNESIA
6
MINISTRY OF SOUND
7
PACHA IBIZA
8
WATERGATE
9
D-EDGE
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The End
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GUVERNMENT
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ZOUK SINGAPORE
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SUB CLUB
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WARUNG
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SANKEYS MCR
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DC-10
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SIRENA
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Paradiso
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24
ROBERT JOHNSON
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Ruby Skye
26
Matter
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The Arches
28
Space Miami
29
Club Volume
30
Pacha Miami
31
AGEHA
32
Hardpop
33
RAZZMATAZZ
34
CIELO
35
Eden
36
Alte Börse
37
The Rex
38
Batofar
39
Studio Martin
40
Avalon
41
Club JB's
42
My House
43
CAVO PARADISO
44
FABRIK
45
Noxx
46
TENAX CLUB
47
Fuse
48
Clash Club
49
PRIVILEGE
50
Onzi-eme
51
ANZUCLUB
52
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Vanguard
54
Villa
55
Metro City
56
Kristal
57
Club Midi
58
360°
59
Harry Klein
60
MANSION
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Circa
62
ARMA 17
63
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Vision
65
Vinyl
66
Caves
67
CHINESE LAUNDRY
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Goa Club
69
Stereo
70
Bar 25
71
Byblos
72
Warehouse
73
Heaven
74
Air
75
Florida 135
76
Culture Box
77
MINT CLUB
78
Dirty Dancing
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Circus Afterhours
80
Tribehouse
81
Cabaret Voltaire
82
Pacha Sharm
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1015
84
Haoman 17
85
Prince Of Wales Bandroom
86
Numero Uno
87
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
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89
Café D'Anvers
90
Stiff Kitten
91
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TRESOR
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Global
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YALTA
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LUX FRAGIL
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Sq Klub
98
Le Queen
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Weekend
100
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