The 4th of July weekend has become well known for barbeques, fireworks and spending time with family and friends. Oh, and if you're into dance music, good ol' American partying! When the holiday falls around a weekend like this year, it makes for an extended run of debauchery. We've spent the time gathering the best events from 12 American markets - it's a mix of underground and more commercial parties, so there should be something for everyone. Enjoy the holiday and don't forget your sunscreen!
If there is one city that knows how to do a firework spectacular its New York. Same can be said for the selections available to you during the weekend. Friday offers Guy Gerber all night at Space Ibiza (NY) in Manhattan as well as Verboten’s StageONE in Brooklyn hosting Sasha, Scuba, Guti, Agoria, Joris Voorn and more. On Saturday, Reynard Productions reveals their fantastic new pop-up venue, The Brooklyn Mirage with The Cityfox Experience hosting Tale of Us, M.A.N.D.Y., Behrouz, Patlac, Canson and more. Off deep in a warehouse in Brooklyn, you’ll be able to catch Valentino Kanzyani, D’Julz, and more offerings with Blkmarket and Resolute teaming up for the special day. Great selections all around.
Guy Gerber - Space Ibiza (NY) | Info
Sasha, Scuba, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Joris Voorn and more - Verboten StageONE | Info
Tale of Us, M.A.N.D.Y., Behrouz, Patlac, Canson and more – The Cityfox Experience at the Brooklyn Mirage | Info
Valentino Kanzyani, D’Julz and more - Blkmarket/Resolute - Secret Warehouse | Info
In the nation’s capital, Guti is called upon to rock the floor at Flash with support from Schubert, Philco, Lisa Frank and more. If you’re looking for an alternative outing you can hear Harry “Choo Choo” Romero taking over the decks at Toro Toro.
Guti, Schubert, Philco, Lisa Frank and more – Flash | Info
Skylite DC presents: Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Toro Toro | Info
You won't be short of options this year in Miami. Nick Warren & Valentino Kanzyani headline at Treehouse. DJ Three takes over the Electric Pickle all night. Over at Nikki Beach you'll be able to catch Boris, Cocodrills, and more tearing up the neon skyline.
Nick Warren & Valentino Kanzyani – Treehouse Miami | Info
Fourth of July with DJ Three (Hallucienda) - Electric Pickle | Info
11th Annual IndepenDANCE Beach Party w/ Boris, Cocodrills & More – Nikki Beach | Info
Chicago never seems to shortchange its locals and supporters of the scene. It's refreshing to see such a range of shows going on this weekend. On one hand, legendary maestro, Sasha takes over Spybar. On the other you have progressive duo Gabriel and Dresden making their rounds again and anyone who is a fan of theirs knows how special this is going to end up being, its a serious treat. If that isn't satisfying your urge there is some real techno going on too. Dubfire, Dettmann, and Visionquest in a Chicago Warehouse. Sign us up.
Sasha – Spybar | Info
Gabriel & Dresden - The Mid | Info
Paradigm presents Dubfire, Marcel Dettmann, Visionquest – Warehouse | Info
We're loving seeing Detroit represent by hosting Visionquest's 4th of July day party and BBQ. Tastemakers Visionquest, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and others will be spinning for you all night. Best vibe in the city.
Visionquest 4th of July Day Party & BBQ ft Visionquest, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Ataxia and more – TV Lounge | Info
Philadelphia / Boston
Both Philadelphia and Boston have been generally smaller markets in the ecosystem of electronic music in the US but that doesn't stop them from bringing in incredibly rich artists to hold the fort down. We dug deep to find these two gems that will have you dancing till you drop.
Philadelphia: Nora En Pure - Coda | Info
Boston: Mindependence Day W/ Detroit Swindle - Middlesex Lounge | Info
Tinseltown has it popping pretty solid in both the underground and in the commercial world. On Saturday afternoon, Chaim, Droog, MANIK, Louie Fresco and Kate Simko play a free party at Le Jardin. That night, Scuba, Radio Slave and Plastic Love rock the warehouse vibe at Lot 613. Dirty South at Avalon and Chuckie at Create round out the club offerings for the EDM crowd.
Chaim/Droog/MANIK - Le Jardin | Info
Scuba/Radio Slave - Lot 613 | Info