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20 Miami anthems

Miami greats

  • Charlie Case
  • 18 March 2016

Over the years some of the biggest tunes in dance music history have got their big break during the WMC and Miami Music Week. Here’s our selection of twenty of the greatest Miami anthems


In the mid-90s Miami was all about the New York house scene and ‘The Bomb!’ by Kenny Gonzalez, half of Masters At Work, tore up South Beach and beyond with its bouncing horn.


With its Method Man ‘How High’ sample, Miami was the perfect place to show off TFP’s pumping vibes, leading to a huge early hit for the Boston-born DJ.


Louie Vega of Masters At Work was the first to break ‘Free’ to an unsuspecting audience at WMC that year after receiving an early promo. Incorporating elements of soul and disco into a house template, it remains a defining track of the 90s.


The French house tune’s world domination began with its debut in the Magic City. The lone single from the Bangalter/Braxe/Diamond supergroup became one of the highest-selling tracks of the year.


DJ Rolando’s ‘Knights Of The Jaguar’ with its tropical techno rhythms tapped into the Miami vibes perfectly. So successful, major label Sony put out an unauthorised version. Perhaps the ultimate Miami anthem.

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