Two years ago we were just about to have a full week of Miami festivities when the whole world was shut down due to the pandemic. It feels like a lot has been on hold since then, and many have experienced unprecedented worries or suffering. But now that everything is opening up pretty much everywhere, we can start remembering and revelling in the beauties of our global culture once again.
Miami Music Week is returning as one of the major highlights in the electronic dance music calendar, and this issue we spotlight some of the top events of the week in the sunshine city. Vintage Culture graces our cover, the Brazilian DJ/producer who’s come a long way since his humble beginnings and is now set to light up the DJ Mag pool party at the Sagamore in Miami along with a host of others. Our Miami coverage begins on page 24.
Elsewhere this issue we print in-depth features on the UK Afro house scene (p79), bassline (p86) and amapiano (p90) styles, and look at how festival safety is under a renewed spotlight following the disaster at Travis Scott’s Astroworld event in Texas last year. Along with all your favourite regular features it’s another jam-packed issue, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we have putting it together.