Everyone's 'bout to get long-weekend wild. It's almost Memorial Day in Miami. There are way too many megaclub and nudie bar parties. But "yeah, yeah, uh," we're still gonna attend 'em all. As Mr. Trinidad says: "Got new shoes, got new clothes ... We got bad bitches and a ton of brew." It's work ... More >>
Sanchez is the anti-Pat Boone. Where the conservative crooner made early rock and roll "safe" in the '50s by taking all the edge of out of songs like "Tutti Frutti," Sanchez has made a career of refashioning the schmaltziest pop and R&B songs into dangerous, seductive dancehall and reggae. The Kin ... More >>
Pop the Dom. Buss that wallet open. Hit the ATM. Repeat. If you've never done Memorial Day in Miami, here is a warning: It's going to get expensive. The bottles aren't cheap. And neither are the hookups. But if you wanna party (or you know, remember the men and women who died while serving in the U ... More >>
It's Monday, and although it may feel like the end of the world, here are a few things to cheer you up. El Heat made it to round three of the playoffs. Memorial Day is exactly one week from today, which means we'll have an extra day to party our asses off. And there are plenty of good concerts happ ... More >>
Come summer, reggae festivals are as commonplace in the States as Bob Marley tees are at reggae festivals. Held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Miami since 2007, Best of the Best is one of the only annual fests in the U.S. that puts the emphasis squarely on dancehall, and it's certainly the ... More >>
Left to right: Switch, the Major, and Diploâ€‹What do you need to know that you don't already know? Over the last few years, Switch (real name Dave Tayor) has become one of the most massive masterminds of mash-up music in this new-ish millennium. He and Diplo (real name Wesley Pentz) were the guys b ... More >>
Miami Carnival time is here. If you're not familiar with the festival, just know this: They don't stop. It's not a party, or even a series of parties -- it's a party marathon. If Miami Carnival was a U.S. president it would be called Drinkard Fillmore. Check out this slick video ad to get info on ... More >>
The International Caribbean Music Festival runs tings.
Reggaeton artist Lashy is back in Miami for Calle Ocho
Buju Banton is dead wrong, but he’s hatin’ anyway
Memorial Fest will be the best reggae concert in years
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Dance music, Stevie Wonder, pot-smoking teens, and Leona Helmsley
You may not have heard of Tony Kelly, but you have probably heard him
Dancehall, soca, and protests
Thanks to Pitbull and Nina Sky, Scatta Burrell's beat was the riddim of choice this summer
Whether it's festivals, VIP-only events, or block parties, it's all about how you work it
Back to Basics Virgin Records
With the success of "Dude," Beenie Man and Ms. Thing prove they are the wickedest duo
In 2003 reggae and dancehall ruled the roost
Vybz Kartel debuts to the yard and the world
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Diwali lives on, but new riddims for the New Year will put ants and more in your pants
Buzz "Black Shadow Records"
Belly Skin "Greensleeves"
Strictly the Best, volume 29 and 30 "VP Records"
How does Miami love its music fests? Let us count the ways
TOK is no barbershop quartet
Tropical Storm "Virgin"
Mr. Vegas is still Damn Right
Lovers rocker Beres Hammond is back in Jamaican hearts
Blues, son, dancehall, compas, and Maradona
Raul del Sol
Reynaldo and Roberto Martino are T-Vice
Rastas and b-boys find common ground in Marley's legacy
Sizzla, Charlie Haden Quartet West with the Chamber Orchestra