No Sleep Tuesdays Launches at The Garret: "Dancehall, Reggae, Everything In Between"
Looks like you won't be sleeping tonight.
Courtesy Addy Alexander
It's No Sleep Tuesday.
So drink a Red Stripe well cold and get ready to touch di road for some dancehall, reggae, soca, and all things Caribbean.
"It's a non-stop dancing vibe," says Addy Alexander, AKA Addytrix, the man behind the party. "You're gonna get dancehall, you'll have some reggae, and everything in between."
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Positive vibes may be what No Sleep's all about, but the goal behind the bash is to reignite the flame of Caribbean music in the Magic City.
"Miami used to be popular when it came to reggae music. All that kind of died out slowly. And you have to drive to Fort Lauderdale for an authentic party," Addytrix points out.
"[But] there's still a lot of Caribbean people down here who want it. There's no weekly [dancehall] party on Tuesdays, there's no competition... And people are like, 'You know, it's Tuesday.' You have the rest of the week to rest and it's free."
While the playlist will be mostly dancehall, essentially Jamaica's party music, the wilder younger brother of reggae, there'll be other kinds of music (and maybe some Jamaica Grass Energy Drink) to keep you going till dawn.
"Dancehall is basically [high-energy] dancing. We're also playing reggae too and soca, which is for the girls."
Residents from Eccentrix Sound will be manning the decks, along with special guests every week to "switch it up," Addy says.
"We're using No Sleep Tuesday to play a lot of songs we don't get to play. You will get to hear the old stuff, like Bob Marley, mixed with the new."
But he adds, "I'm kinda trying to stay away from other genres and keep it authentic Caribbean. I wanna bring back the scene to Miami."
So like a deep gulp of Jamaican air, Addytrix hopes No Sleep will leave you feeling refreshed.
"Like, 'Yo, it was worth it. I came out on a Tuesday and the rest of the week is gonna be great.'"
No Sleep Tuesday. With DJs from Eccentrix Sound. Every Tuesday. The Garret, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. and admission is free. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.
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