"A DJ nowadays brings their laptop and shows up at the club and they're ready to go," says Miami bass veteran Juan Basshead. "But back in the day, DJs had to have everything -- all the gear, all the decks, all the way down to the sound." The rise of digital technology and EDM has seen a shift in D ... More >>
Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.
Miami residents are faced with tough decisions every day. Beach or pool? Take I-395 or I-195? SPF 30 or SPF 15? Put the top down or leave it up? The list is endless. Another FAQ for MIA heads: "Which club should I head to tonight?" And indeed, the Miami nightlife scene never sleeps, with new clu ... More >>
Dubtribe's Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones.If there's one way to tell the true old-school house heads from the posers, it's by measuring the natural spike in their serotonin levels whenever Dubtribe Sound System hits the airwaves. That's because the beloved San Francisco duo has been pulling hea ... More >>
Seen, well, heard, and then seen in Wynwood, check out the killer sound system on this ice cream truck and its Latin style soundtrack. Next up, subwoofers and an iPod and this truck could be making the rearview shake while making money in club parking lots.We've heard plenty of bootleg-ass, shit ... 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 >>
Of all the out of town head-spinners to hit South Beach, the one who would seem most perfectly suited for LIV has gotta be DJ Chachi. Yeah, we know. His primary residency is at New York's ultra-hip Ten June, which might boast a similar clientele, but it in no way resembles the Vegas-like feel of The ... More >>
Sneaky Sound SystemSneaky Sound SystemWednesday, June 17, 2009LIV at the Fontainebleau, Miami BeachBetter Than: Most vocal-accompanied house music.I've got to admit I don't know much about Sneaky Sound System apart from what I've heard played at the clubs. So when the Sydney trio were scheduled to m ... More >>
About BluesWhen I was a little boy I used to sit on the floor in front if a bookcase in my Dad's living room and look through his records. They were all in alphabetical order and I would play them on his old old old turntable and hi-fi stereo system. One of the records was About Blues by ... More >>
They'll be up all night.
Touane with Punisher, DJ NovaSaturday, December 20, 2008Blue, Miami BeachBetter than: your average DJ set in a favorable venue. Minimal techno is a bit of an acquired taste, much like straight liquor. Verse and chorus are the requisite ice and soda mixer most social drinkers need in their music ... More >>
South Florida's favorite reggae sound system, Black Chiney is at again. They just released a brand new free mix project full of the hottest tracks coming out of Jamaica at the moment. But in typical Black Chiney fashion, the songs are mashed up with solid hip-hop tracks at just the right mome ... More >>
The South Beach stronghold celebrates 12 years of live music.
1980 to 2007 6 Song Retrospective of Unreleased Material II (Digestive Systems)
International turntablist DJ I-Dee's life on South Beach is low-key. No surprise: He's too young to buy a drink.
JahCuban reps the 305 as reggae ambassador
At Miami's Scratch Academy, students master the fine art of spinning vinyl
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about
Pushin On (Ubiquity)
After bad decisions cost Gabriel Fain a spot among Miami's DJ elite, the house music jock gets a shot at redemption
Miami on Vinyl (SFP)
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Mix Master Mike puts the needle to the metal
Live at Fuácata
Victor Calderone seeks a new music mix
Yesterday & Today Dance Music
On Live Human, Elefish Jellyphant, and more
Rastas and b-boys find common ground in Marley's legacy
The mass marketing of stereo equipment put truly obsessed audiophiles on the lunatic fringe
Videotapes! Drill presses! Toasters! Sphygmomanometers! If the Dade County Store's prices were any lower, they'd be insane!