Miami's 25 Best Electronic Music Acts
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The 305 helped invent modern dance music.
In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit after disco hit from KC and the Sunshine Band, even introducing the word booty into the pop lexicon.
Today, Miami party music is still making asses shake. And the local electronic scene is booming, with old-school DJs, barely-legal producers, and longtime label heads reppin' that MIA sound and stepping up as ambassadors for their city.
In 2014, there's been a Grammy, a solid showing of Miami acts at Ultra Music Festival, and lots of gritty 305 shit going down during Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week.
To commemorate all that booty bouncin' and head noddin', here are Miami's 25 best electronic music acts.
Imagine a night at the club when you've sipped too many (or too few) Stolis and tonics. Your ex just showed up. You just might cry. And you definitely don't want to dance any faster than some guy wearing mascara in a slow-mo music video. For those moments in Miami, we have Eons, an emo electro duo that channels '80s synthpop via 2010s indietronica. Now, in the wake of last year's debut Time & Space EP and singles like "Stay," this twosome -- Johnny D and Matty G -- will be playing their first Ultra Music Festival this weekend. So grab another drink and tell your ex to stay home. S. Pajot
See also: Downtown Miami's Five Best Dance Clubs