The terminus point of Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express, Miami bass uses the showroom dummies'robo-funk to voice the bass-est, squishiest urges of the human body. (In other words, they talk about butts a lot.) The secret ingredient was the booming systems of the souped-up muscle cars that forever cruise Miami's downtown drag. MC ADE's 1985 anthem “Bass Rock Express” gave the genre a name, and it's survived, in one form or another, for twenty years. Miami bass is the primordial DNA of all southern rap music, from bounce to crunk.
By Dan Epstein on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Over the course of his four-decade career, Blowfly (the masked alter-ego of Miami producer/songwriter Clarence Reid) has compiled a body of work so gleefully raunchy and unapologetically offensive it's a wonder that...
By James Sullivan on 01.24.07 in Reviews
"All you freaky residents, meet your first black president," the original dirty rapper chanted on this characteristically eccentric release, which gave new meaning to the terms political junkie and democratic p...
By Marc Hogan on 02.27.15 in News
The music will keep playing without commercial interruption. For now. On Thursday, the U.S. telecom watchdog voted to adopt tougher rules that would treat broadband internet service as a public utility, like landline...
By J. Edward Keyes on 02.26.15 in Features
When we launched Wondering Sound in March of last year, I wrote that the site's purpose was to be "a place where smart, opinionated writers can craft rich, detailed pieces for curious readers." As mission statements go,...