Wednesday, March 23, 2011
With so many dubstep and bass music events going on this week, it’s almost impossible for partygoers to manage it all. With the aptly dubbed “Miami Music Week,” already catering to numerous massive raves it could be easy for attendees to get lost in all the hype. Which is precisely why I wanted to spotlight one particular event, The Hotflush Showcase at Electric Pickle.
It goes down Saturday night after all the pool parties wrap up, the lines begin to form outside of the mega-clubs, and Ultra releases a floodgate of anxious youth on to the streets of Downtown Miami. The best in bass music will be highlighted from 10pm to 5am, housed within the familiarity of midtown’s Electric Pickle.
Hotflush Recordings is one of dubstep’s original record labels, founded by the DJ/producer Scuba (Paul Rose) in 2003. Never a slave to genres, from the earliest days of dubstep Hotflush has embodied an array of sounds including breakbeat, grime, garage, and most recently techno. Last year saw the record label release not one but two groundbreaking albums with Mount Kimbie’s “Crooks & Lovers” and Scuba’s own “Triangulation.” Up and coming artists like Sepalcure and George Fitzgerald guarantee the future will be just as promising for the label.
This is a showcase of powerful, often dark, emotionally satisfying, sex inducing dance music. All the way down the lineup, its not to be missed and truly a blessing for Miami bass music lovers.