To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.
Do You Party? EP (Do IT Entertainment)
Since 2006, Afrobeta has been peddling its sugary electropop to Miami's small music scene. But the pair's marketing machine hit high gear in 2009 after hooking up with Ultra Music Festival co-founders and Do IT Entertainment label bosses, Russell and Charlie Faibisch.
The partnership resulted in more than just exposure, though. The Do You Party? EP provides hard proof of Afrobeta's superior songwriting and production skills.
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Sure, singer Cuci Amador coos with more attitude than ever before on cuts like "Play House" and the title track. But it's the electro-ballad "Two Different Worlds" that shows the duo has the hooks to match its new 'tude.
Next year, with another slot at Ultra and a promised full-length, Miami could finally have its answer to West Palm's Surfer Blood.