There is an underground cathedral among the bright lights of Miami Beach. When compared to the variety of nightclubs that the underground aficionado indulges in places like Ibiza or Berlin, Miami is at times underrated. The truth is this city is hosting events and parties underground electronic music enthusiast on a regular basis. You can get your fix of good music at different places, but TRADE is the place where you will catch a quality set by a top flight DJ and/or producer, week after week.
From the first impression you get at TRADE, it already feels like underground home. Low key entrance, and as you walk upstairs you arrive to a pretty straight forward club et-up. There is a VIP section on one side of the club for those who prefer to sit and relax; however, most of the action happens on the dance
floor, which covers up most of the nightclub’s space. The floor is always filled with a big crowd; typically, people at TRADE are open-minded and sociable. The nightclub has a bar at each side of the club, which makes it convenient, and the staff is great. TRADE is a club that feels like it is at peak or prime time throughout the whole night; the energy remains high until closing time.
Essentially, TRADE’s reputation has been highly influenced by the repertoire of artists the club delivers. Just last Friday, the club was on full effect with Fur Coat providing the audio dope for the most part; the place was packed, the vibe was on point, as always. Personally I have been to TRADE for Guti, Apollonia, tINI, Martin Buttrich, Art Department, Catz ‘N Dogz, Lee Curtiss, Adriatique, and Maceo Plex just to mention a few. One night in particular, Francesca Lombardo stretched her set a couple hours beyond regular closing time. So if you recognize any of th
e names mentioned above, you know you can not go wrong with TRADE especially on a Friday night. Local talent showcased weekly includes Ms. Mada, Thunderpony, Danyellino, Hardline, and Bakke among others.
A vast majority of this greatness at TRADE is thanks to LINK Miami Rebels, with David, Coloma and Lucaz along with a great team. Recently, the Rebels have had nights at Club Spac
e and LIV, to switch things up a bit. TRADE is highly recommended to the underground heads, but also for those with an ear for good music, as well as the ones who enjoy a good party. Before the year ends you can expect to see Ellen Allien, Paco Osuna, Matthew Jonson, Andhim, Thugfucker, Bedouin, and Richie Hawtin.