Words by LargeUp Crew—
Each March, Winter Music Conference brings what feels like a majority of the world’s DJs to Miami but amongst all the house, trance and occasional hip-hop going on, dancehall always seems to get left out of the mix. To remedy the situation, this year LargeUp is bringing New York City’s best dancehall party, Rice and Peas, to Ricochet in Miami during WMC. Even better, the event, on Wed. March 21, doubles as a release party for Mr. Vegas’ Sweet Jamaica LP, an easy frontrunner for the year’s best reggae/dancehall album in our collective opinion.
In addition to a live performance from Vegas and sets from the Rice and Peas crew— DJ Gravy, Max Glazer, Micro Don, DJ Maya and Orijahnal Vibez—we’ve put together a heavyweight DJ lineup that includes Jillionaire (Major Lazer/Feel Up), Walshy Fire (Major Lazer/Black Chiney), Dre Skull (Mixpak), Iron Lyon (Faction Sound), DJ A-Train and G Brown.
Just as Rice and Peas brings the authentic vibes of an outer-borough bashment into a centrally located Downtown setting in New York, allowing for a unique mixture of demographics you just don’t get anywhere else, expect something similar at Ricochet, a brand-new spot located in Miami’s Midtown area. If you were even giving a thought to coming down to Miami for WMC, it’s time to book those tickets. You’ll thank us.