The Boombox will spin retro 1980s nostalgia with a modern twist for its upcoming roller skate rave on September 24.
Ricardo “Mango” Cano, co-founder of the underground nightclub, says Super Speed Roller Rave is an event Miami has missed since 2016, when queer party and retired DJ group, Internet Friends, hosted his own roller skate rave.
“It’s super dope that they created it and made it popular, so it all feels very poetic coming full circle,” Cano says. “We pay homage to the things that came before us while giving them a more recent twist.”
Internet Friends co-founder Ultrathem (also known as Gami) is one of five Miami DJs in the lineup. Others include Winter Wrong, Exzakt, Uprokk and Miami Bass’d Mob, led by Cano and Laszlo Kristaly of Boombox.
The bill also features Australian techno powerhouse Jensen Interceptor.
“Jensen is an OG name in the electro scene, but our main mission is to elevate the locals and the artists who have been with us since day one,” he points out.
The 18-plus rave, kicking off at Miami’s iconic Super Wheels skating facility, will blast techno-electro beats for an all-night affair. Roller skates are included with every ticket, but you can upgrade to inline skates upon arrival or bring your own.
As long as you’re Miami, Cano even encourages amateur skaters like him to show off.
“I dress like I want people to know I watched Mid 90s and I liked that. Like I could ollie, but inline skating is a long way from my wheelhouse,” Cano admits jokingly. “Of course I can’t rollerblade, but I can DJ, so that’s what I’m excited to do, especially for our first few days.”
Super Speed Roller Rave. With Ultrathem, Winter Wrong, Exzakt, Uprokk, Miami Bass’d Mob and Jensen Interceptor. 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Super Wheels Skating Center, 12265 SW 112th St., Miami. Tickets are $25 via shotgun.live.