Tom Laroc

DJ Tom Laroc has thousands of records, and every Thursday he brings more than 2000 of them to the Pawn Shop to spin a seven-hour mix that encompasses everything from hip-hop and R&B to reggae and freestyle. His sets have become increasingly popular with the bobbing masses of SoBe exiles and ritzy wannabes slumming in the environs of downtown. The New Yorker acquired his first set of turntables in 1984. Since then, he's put in countless hours perfecting his cross-generational knowledge of urban music. This is the DJ who matches beats, has perfect phrasing, gets the cues right, and actually keeps the party going. It's an approach that is rarely seen in Miami-Dade, where most beat jockeys are content to spin Top 40 or indie-ironic sets. Did we mention that this party has barbecue too? You know it's on.

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