Miami's 25 Best Electronic Music Acts

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Murk's Oscar G, a true Miami house OG.

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.

See also: Miami's Five Best Electronic Music Labels

25. Eons
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


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iamjoester
iamjoester

No George Acosta at Eleven that's the best set I have heard in miami

iamjoester
iamjoester

The person that did this article have no idea of who are really the best electronic acts they didn't put Chus and Ceballos at Space and the best new club and set that I have heard in a long time was George Acosta at ELEVEN

jjcontramus
jjcontramus

Since this list includes people who are no longer active, It seams like there should be more bass and some freestyle.  Where's Pretty Tony or DJ Laz?  Both were exceptionally important for early miami electronic music.

Miamified
Miamified

What a HUGE fail of an article . Maceo Plex is one of the biggest artists in all of dance music. Producer of the year 2013 . Ibiza residiencies , played ultra, movement, tomorrowland, playing coachella . Won best house 2013 at the IDMA's made the cover of Mixmag, Djmag,

Maceo Plex is from Miami . Not mentioned at all ? Who didn't do their research ??

Miamified
Miamified

Maceo plex is from Miami..... What a huge FAIL of an article.

iamjoester
iamjoester

The writer has no idea of the best acts if didn't include Chus and Ceballos and the best set and club the best set I have heard in a Long time George Acosta at ELEVEN

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