Old electronic music genres don’t die — they just go back underground. Such is the story with breakbeats, the syncopated, synth-filled electro offshoot that ruled the Florida subterranean party scene until about a decade ago. (We even had our own special subgenre known as “Florida breaks.”) As the new millennium dawned, though, the old boom-boom-boom-bap seemed a little less than fresh. But a few years’ beauty sleep and some fresh blood seems to have done the breaks scene some good. The increased interest in dubstep and other low-end-favoring genres in general has helped. And in recent years, a new generation of party kids, DJs, and producers has revived old Winter Music Conference staples such as Planet of the Breaks and kept the party going throughout the rest of the year. Case in point: Friday’s Booty Breaks getdown at Mekka, a hive for the new 18-and-over electronic music crowd.... More >>>