The Miami Music Vibe: Evolving again
Today Miami is home to a vibrant techno and dance scene, and hosts the Winter Music Conference, the largest dance event in the world, Ultra Music Festival and many electronica music-themed celebrations and festivals. Currently, the EDM subgenres popular in South Florida are deep house, tech house and techno.
The Miami VIBE: International & local
Greater Miami is a cultural melting pot and perhaps that's no more self-evident than in the range of music throughout the destination. From world-class symphony orchestras and opera to electronic dance music and the biggest names in pop, Greater Miami's music scene also extends to its Latin roots.
Although there is an abundance of talent, Miami has a way to go to uplift its music scene. Miami also lagged in other measures, ranking No.49 out of 50 cities for small concert venues, with just 0.6 venues per capita. we'll keep you up to speed as the scene evolves.
Where Miami's music scene is going is anybody's guess. There are so many different styles, genres and flavors that anything is possible. But its hard to consider its future without looking at the past. That past is deep and glorious dating back to the 1930's. But for today, we'll start with the 80's. Miami bass (booty music or booty bass) is a subgenre of hip hop music that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The use of drums from the Roland TR-808, sustained kick drum, heavy bass, raised dance tempos, and frequently sexually explicit lyrical content differentiate it from other hip hop subgenres.
The Conduit: DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled is an American music artist who doesn't produce but organizes, directs, and promotes his songs. He's hot and he's been hot for a long time.
After weeks of anticipation stoked by motivational speeches galore, DJ Khaled’s 13th studio album God Did has finally arrived, laced with features from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake (twice), Lil Baby (also twice), SZA, Lil Wayne, Eminem, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Gunna, City Girls, Kodak Black, Future, Jadakiss, Juice WRLD, Latto, Roddy Ricch, Buju Banton, Vory, and more, including production by Dr. Dre.
Rather than making the music himself, he gets artists and beatmakers together to come up with tracks that are later released under his name. He's been a regular on Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Last year, he made $27 million in large part to his endorsement deals with Weight Watchers, Apple, and Ciroc. The year before, he made his $24 million from his six-figure DJ gigs and deals from Champs Sports, Mentos, and Apple again.
NEW VIBEZ: Tafia
Tafia is a Miami artist to watch. The Dream Chasers signee has grown a solid fan base with dynamic freestyles and innovative new music from his latest project, Street Clarity, hosted by DJ Drama. The Haitian rapper has been through a lot, from his shocking car accident to finally dropping new music. Tafia delivers a wide and diverse set of musical tunes from his recent Fanci No. 9 mixtape with Major Nine all the way back to his early project Gorilla Drippin.
While Miami contiues to evole, so will its breakout artists that could becoime the next generation of global performers. After all, with a lgacy of strong international icons that have laid the path, anything is possible.