Insomniac has acquired an ownership stake for Club Space.
The legendary Miami venue has partnered with EDC's parent company to forge what is expected to be a long-lasting relationship.
Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella said, "Davide, Coloma and Sinopoli have done an exceptional job revitalizing this venue to be better than it’s ever been. They are passionate people that care about creating experiences, and share the same core values that Insomniac lives by."
When one club door closes, another opens. Quite literally, in fact.
2016 was a year of change the world over, and dance music didn't go unscathed. When the legendary Space Ibiza shuttered its doors this season, guided to its final breath by Carl Cox, many a seasoned clubber lamented the end of an era – and a hole in the heart of the island.
While Ibiza will surely be hard-pressed to replace its 27-years-running institution, something special has been reborn in its wake... 5,000 miles away in Miami, Florida.
Location: Miami, United States
Miami’s Club Space has undergone a number of changes since it came under new ownership in 2017. Although it’d gained a reputation as a spot solely for the EDM-inclined, the club — now guided by local promoters Link Miami Rebels and members of the team behind III Points music festival — has now become a de facto hub for forward-thinking music in Miami. With four rooms and two clubs within the venue (Floyd and the Ground), Space plays host to everyone from techno titans such as Ben Klock, house heavyweights including Honey Dijon and The Black Madonna, and even the likes of goth godfather Peter Murphy. With the help of resident DJs Danyelino, Ms Mada, Hardline, Bakke, and Thunderpony, Space has truly become a place where anything can happen — where else can you catch Wu-Tang’s RZA MCing over a Call Super set?
Location: Miami, Florida
A longtime Miami staple — and fixture on our Top 100 Clubs list — Space Miami has been under new ownership for a little over a year, and the 24/7 club now feels like a fresh, inspired reboot of the iconic Ibiza outpost we all knew and loved. Space's new parents are a trio of locals who have been passionately pushing Miami's underground electronic music scene for years: Davide Danese, Coloma Kaboomsky and David Sinopoli know how to bring the world's greatest underground and indie acts to town. A highlight of 2017 was the addition of a new live music venue on the club’s ground floor (aptly named The Ground), which has already hosted the likes of HVOB, Front 242, r&b starlet SZA, and an Anjunadeep label showcase.
Once a dilapidated yet sprawling one-story warehouse just off of Biscayne Boulevard, the original Club Space has come a long way since its 2003 inception. 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.
Space of March 2016 bears only a passing semblance today yet holds the same ethos. Having undergone several changes in theme. Mother Nature inspires a bamboo-decorated DJ booth situated like a lion's throne on the terrace.
Spacious VIP tables line the perimeter of this house jungle, while go-go dancers show off their most titillating moves and still, unlike South Beach's pretentious and pricey mega clubs, Space is for foot-shuffling patrons who are there simply and purely for the music. The 25,000-square-foot downtown dance oasis is a must-visit, especially during after-hours.
While the lower room caters more to the EDM crowd, the real club magic happens upstairs in the iconic Space terrace and loft. We could start rattling off the names of the DJs who spin here, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a decent DJ who hasn’t. From Miami locals to electro A-listers, rap heavyweights to techno titans and everything in between, this Space is where you want your night to end and your morning to begin.