June 15, 2017
By Alejandra Torres | June 1, 2017 | People
Trying to curate the perfect summer playlist? Check out what the top players in Miami’s music scene are listening to this season.
When she’s not backing vocals for Juanes or Shakira, this Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is playing at intimate venues throughout Miami. From The Filling Station Lofts to The Wynwood Yard, you can catch her in almost every corner of the city. This summer, she’s listening to reggae, which pairs perfectly with any beach.
"I'll be jamming out to 'Música Sin Tiempo' by Cultura Profética while I lay on a toasty beach in Puerto Rico, enjoying my island's endless summer." —Raquel Sofia
Whether he’s dropping beats after hours at nightclubs or spinning records at an extravagant soirée like Veuve Clicquot Carnaval, DJ Rascal always plays the best sounds—and this summer is no different.
"I would have to say the summer song this year is Rolex by Ayo & Teo, There’s a lot of great new hip-hop records out right now, but the chorus on this song is extremely catchy. You’ll find yourself singing this all day once you hear the song." —DJ Rascal
As part of the Slap and Tickle Miami party, you can catch Enzo Picardi orchestrating the music of your dance dreams on Tuesday nights at Bardot.
"I was hooked on this one as soon as I heard it. It shows how two artists from separate genres can team up and deliver a hit destined for radio success by making their styles coexist perfectly on the same record. Kendrick and Rihanna's voices compliment each other over a fun and well-crafted beat." —Enzo Picardi
Despite her young age, DJ Yazmine has been mixing and making beats for some time, perfecting her craft while performing in the city and producing a roster of epic mixes for her sound cloud. What’s this DJ, model, and all-around cool girl listening to this summer? The genius CHXPO.
"Its a fun song that anyone can ride to, and it correlates with myself. My young adult life can be pretty 'daring,' doing things that others would think is crazy. So, the angels protect me, and my demons respect me." —DJ Yazmine
Locos Por Juana started it all back in 2000 right here in the Magic City. Since then, the Grammy- and Latin-Grammy nominated band has graced us with six studio albums, which are best paired with beach days.
"This song feels good and makes me smile. It's a classic—it reminds me of my childhood in Miami going to the beach every day and falling in love...then hanging out with your friends all night. Good times." —Locos Por Juana
Miami's very own Indie Funk band has expanded its wings to tour other cities in the country, though they make sure to stop by and play in the Magic City every now and then.
"Kung Fu Kenny and Rihanna absolutely crush this one! What's so wild about this track is that they’re already flipping a sample of '24K Magic,' spinning one massive hit into another within less than a year. Crazy! The new Kendrick album dropped toward the end of our tour when the weather warmed up and we stepped foot back in our hot, sweaty corner of the country. That’s what we associate with it. So rest assured we'll be bumping it all summer long here in Miami." —Magic City Hippies
You can always catch DJ Irie at one of Miami’s coolest spots—from a Miami Heat game to E11EVEN, his energy is electric and contagious.
"Despacito was already a huge smash, but the remix with Justin Bieber singing in Spanish extends the shelf life of this song and takes it to another level. Expect the Despacito remix to dominate summer ’17." —DJ Irie