Every Miami’an has been there. Space Nightclub in Downtown Miami on 34 NE 11th St.. You’ve either done an all-nighter and ended up at its infamous after-hours party or have been induced into the party scene when you were 18 (or maybe younger) and visited the various rooms as a newbie. “Space has always been ahead of its time, more than just being a staple in Miami nightlife, Space has served as the pulse for the dance music scene in this city for over a decade,” says Shane Vernon from Red Rabbit Presents, a communication firm specializing in event management and creation. We can’t deny that we haven’t had a good time at Space, but as we grew up and moved on from the Downtown clubs of Miami, Space has consistently stood tall on a block that has a constant rotation of nightclub turnover. Known for its large-scale parties and various rooms offerings, Space is actually an amazing Miami club staple with consistency and reputation.
Now, Space Nightclub continues to revolutionize the clubbing experience and has brought on the event management company Red Rabbit Presents to re-brand their Hip-Hop room at the club, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With the current state of hip-hop constantly evolving, Hip-Hop has become extremely diverse. The idea is a return back to fundamentals, a return back to the BASE – and with that comes the new identity for the Hip-Hop room called BASE. They already have DJ’s like Luminox, Gent & Jawns, DJ SLiiNK, Salva, and Green Lantern booked – I think their going in the right direction. “With the cyclical nature of music, we are getting to witness this electronic music influence fuse together with Hip-Hop, and many other genres, to give birth to all kinds of new music on a daily basis.” Hip-Hop isn’t 50 Cent and Puff Daddy anymore. Hip-Hop has changed dramatically and continues to everyday – that’s why the re-branding effort comes as a refreshing and impressive change for Space. For an established Downtown club to be able to accept change and welcome a “new” genre of sorts into their main room is almost never heard of. Where do we get to hear EDM trap in Miami? Even smaller clubs that try it are scared to embrace its rookie-ness and end up turning to more commercial music to ease their generic crowds.
Who should check out the new Hip-Hop room at Space I asked Shawn. “Anyone with an open mind… Music holds no prejudice, no stereotypes, and no judgements. BASE is built on those same principles. So in my eyes, the ideal BASE attendee would carry those same traits close to their heart. It’s about having a love for music, a passion for a good time, and a respect for everybody.”
I like this. A new Hip-Hop room updated with 2013 ideals. I don’t want to hear that damn Fat Man Scoop drop that’s asks you, “if you have a hundred dollar bill put your hands up!” – that’s outdated and old. Lets turn to the future and embrace the trends! I’m over hearing the same tired records. No more “Poison” by Bell Biv Davoe for God’s sake.
Check out the first installment of BASE this SATURDAY with LUMINOX.
What: 8&9 Clothing “Artist Series” With Freeway x the Renaissance Summer Fest Pre-Party At The Showroom
Where: The Showroom By 8&9 Clothing
When: Friday June 7th
Address: 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami,FL 33138
Friday June 7th, Miami based 8&9 Clothing company will host it’s sixth Artist Series event with Philly hip Hop artist Freeway along with the pre-event for “The Renaissance Summer Fest” which features some of Miami’s upcoming artists. The RSVP event will be held in the company’s private showroom from 6-9 pm. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Freeway, the artists of The Renaissance Fest, network with some of Miami’s tastemakers along with checking out all of 8and9′s latest clothing. Beverages provided by Remy Martin VS and music provided by South Florida’s finest.
Freeway, along with Diamond D will be performing on June 7th at Rick’s Bar for the Miami Pro Am event which is from June 7th to June 9th. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets available HERE.
The Renaissance Summer Fest will be held at Finnegan’s in Brickell. the event features performances by Prez P, Lucci, RansomNote x Art Klub, Motive, Flight School Preps, Glocky Davis,Phresh James, J. Nics, Lil Champ Fway, Denzel Curry, S Dot Braddy, Philo B and Vurn. doors open at 5pm and event ends at 11pm. Tickets available HERE
For more information on The Showroom, Freeway meet & greet or The Renaissance Fest, ask 8and9 on twitter @8and9 email showroom(at)8and9(dot)com or text 305.747.1706.
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Happy Monday everyone.
While people are stuck at their desks, miserable in their cubicles or wherever they work, I present something to listen to to make our day a little better. We here at 2DopeBitches constantly get music submissions and it’s a mission to try and hear them all, let me tell you. No complaints though, because we get to experience new music from hungry, hardworking up and comers who are tackling their own PR and marketing along with working their 9-5′s all while making the music they are passionate about. That’s dedication. And sifting through the masses we often come across some real talent budding in So Fla.
Enter JR. The 21 year old Broward County native has been working hard on his 14-track mixtape, titled “Make My Mark,” dropping June 25th. His single, “The Good Life,” is an honest, gritty explanation of his struggles and dreams. I love his calm yet confident flow, wich reminds me of J Cole. The beats are well produced and the content is witty. Take a second to listen to “The Good Life” and feel free to check out his Reverb Nation page for more! Watch out for JR’s mixtape, produced by Royal Audio Tunes.
Why does this album remind me of The Love Below? If you’re not a long time reader of the blog then you probably don’t know I’m the hugest fan of Andre 3000′s The Love Below and live and die by its lyrics and composition. From it’s psychedelic mind wandering melodies to its catchy funk chorus hooks, the New Coast Blues EP is a surprise package of modern blues and hip-hop. Incredibly well produced and mastered, this EP caught me by surprise.
Well-Bred Delinquentz is an independent Hip-Hop duo from South Florida consisting of ‘Bass’ (Sebastian Carandang) and ‘Kid Zordon’ (John Diaz). They originally started by the name of ‘The Putty Pal Program’ as a comedy rap duo, during High School, in 2007. They have released 7 projects as the Well-Bred Delinquentz. They are currently still working on more projects, such as self-produced mixtapes, albums, and visuals.
I’m all for hip-hop that really isn’t hip-hop and this can pass as alternative and even indie rock and funk at times. Along the lines of XXYYXX with actual lyrics it’s the kind of music that takes you on an actual sonic journey. I love it, and if you have time the small six track EP is enough to keep on repeat as you work on your computer and realize its played 10 times. Yeah, It’s good.
Always delightfully surprised to see Miami, or in this case Naples locals create great quality products. You have a new fan.
Please take a moment to listen to a pretty dope instrumental track entitled “My Love Goes” by Morehouse student, Tri Randall. The track is trippy in a moody, calm way. With the angelic voice of Mariah Carey in the background (the track samples her song “Bliss”) Randall manages to still keep your head nodding to the Trap-y sounds. I’ve said it a million times but I LOVE when I can leave a song playing and just sort of zone out in my own thoughts. This is definitely one of those songs.
It’s no secret that I almost never listen to the radio. We all know that shit is repetitive and I at least think it can get pretty boring pretty quickly. I will get into a long conversation with you about why I hate a majority of what’s “hot” right now in mainstream music if you let me. That being said, I do like listening to music, even just as a background filler, basically all day. It’s almost as if I can’t make a move without music. My mom was in a band in the 70′s. My dad plays the drums and guitar like Santana. My sister does too, minus the drums, add in the Classical Flute. I cannot escape my musical roots, so I’ll embrace them instead. More on that later.
I have really been on this wave of what I like to think of as Boutique Music- it’s what would be playing (in my mind) at some snooty, upscale boutique where the customer service probably is terrible but you don’t care because they sell Yohji Yamamoto and Comme Des Garcons. I’ve said it before, I really like music I can kind of zone out to. And more and more lately that zone-out music has been electro/soulful/and definitely nothing I’ve heard on the radio. Spotify has really become my best friend, playing me exactly what I want to hear and then introducing me to an artist I’ve never heard of. I know I’m not the only one. Spotify has introduced me to artists and bands such as Disclosure, Quadron, Julio Bashmore and Poliça to name a few.
Below are a few of my favorite songs for the moment. I hope you at least like one as much as I do. And if you are feeling it, head over to Part One of this series. Enjoy!
Disclosure Feat. Eliza Doolittle “You And Me”
DJ Shadow Feat. Little Dragon “Scale It Back” (Silkie Remix)
B. Bravo “Computa Love”
Parallel Dance Ensemble “Juices”
Still with me? Last but not least, here’s my mix, with the help of Frantz Mza, of even more weird jams:
Last week I think we were all surprised to hear that Travis Scott announced he was partnering up with T.I. as an artist on his Grand Hustle recording label. The G.O.O.D. Music trained producer and rapper released his first single Upper Echelon on radio interview with DJ Skee. The single features the energy expected from T.I. and 2 Chainz but Scott’s energy and production in itself is a refreshing take on the usual Trap music with a more dark feel. Miami Marci compiles his rendition of the debut surprisingly adding more energy to the track with crafted builds and drops at just the right times. Listen and Enjoy.
I’m a Southern girl at heart and nothing throws me back better than a little Kirk Franklin. When I hear AND watch this video I immediately think of Summers in Mobile, Alabama as a child with my Aunt Norma (yeah, I got my name from her). On her estate, my sister and I had to sneak watching music videos and we fell in love with the Holy Spirit! Man, you have no idea. After watching this video we made our Mom buy the Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin on tape and then it started a Kirk Franklin fad that continued until The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin album in 2002 (great album by the way, you should take a listen!).
Taking a refreshed and more mature look at the video, I noticed really how much fun everyone is having in the video! Sheesh, It looks like a party and there’s even a cameo of Coolio in it. If church was that exciting I’d probably go more often. Other than that Kirk Franklin has the God-given gift to make gospel music that is both commercially successful and really fun and enjoyable. Listening to his music always has me singing in the car. Anyways, hope you enjoy this throwback as much as I did!
The second installment of YNG’s “No Sleep Till Boogie II” has recently released and it has been playing in my house for hours now. The production on this album is really tight. I love how in such a hater city as Miami, there are still people from different camps working together. There was a lot of Miami-local love on the New Yorker’s album, from song features to design elements. Enough about that, the music speak for itself. Hit that download link below, it’s FREE, and you won’t regret it.
YNG explains a bit about what this albums is to him:
“NSTB2” is a testament to a year filled with Rooftop sessions at the Vue after NYPD hassles to battling student loans and family members going away. In conversation I tend to ask myself how to juggle all these thoughts and I think I’ve successfully done so with this release with features from Quest, Prez P, Mike G, M Cash & more. I now present to you No Sleep Till Boogie II.”
Executive Produced by Wally West, Executive Produced by YNG
Make sure you check out the Official Page of NSTBII for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram updates as well !
Need more YNG?? Check out THIS POST we did a little while back on who YNG is, his story, and his single “Still Not A Player” featuring Ordinary Cool.
Miami Trap Ambassador and producer Miami Marci has released his first mix in a series he dubs, TROPICAL TRAPPING VOL. 1. His first of a compilation of carefully prepared mixes and podcasts, Miami Marci perfectly introduces electronica and new genres to the elemental Trap music which has become popular recently but which is a primary influence to diversity of Miami Marci’s sound.
Starting with Miami’s best kept secret Bobby Biscayne and ending with Packs by Migos, you hear a little something familiar and a bit not so familiar as you get into TROPICAL TRAPPING. Looking forward to more mixes by this talented artist.
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