Since 1955, Haiti has offered the world a uniquely danceable and infectiously sexy music known as compas, konpa, and kompa. The Kreyol language has only been standardized in written form since 1979, so there are several ways to spell everything.
But what has hindered Kreyol's literal documentation ... More >>
Major Lazer shows are unlike anything else you'll see at an EDM fest.
The Diplo-led crew's performances are an enthralling orgy of confetti-spraying machine guns, hyper-sexual dancing, and human-sized hamster balls, all set to a peculiar mixture of dancehall, dubstep, pop, and every other genre th ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival has never offered much homegrown local flavor. Even as the globally minded EDM fest has broadened its musical scope to include rappers, R&B stars, and indie bands, the other sounds -- reggae, salsa, merengue, authentic Miami Bass -- that keep much of the 305 dancing the rest ... More >>
Sir-Mixx-A-LotBaby got banana at Sir Mixx-a-Lot.It doesn't matter where you are. When you hear rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," the anthem for curvy gals, you have to stop and shake it! The same goes for Sir Mixx-a-Lot, a new food truck that features shakes, smoothies, and batidos. F ... More >>
via Reggae Zine UKA dub plate used to refer to an acetate disc used in mastering studios to test recordings before mass producing the vinyl.Caribbean battle music in DJ vs DJ soundclashes took on the dubplate to create exclusive remixes to popular songs usually with the artist shouting out the na ... More >>