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DJ Mix: DJ Ross One "Favela Chic, Vol. 2"

It's often the complaint of many that South Beach has become stale, particularly its DJs, who seem completely content with spinning the usual Top 40/hip-hop mess that really is no different than you just turning on your car's stereo. But if there is one DJ that is try to walk the fine line of giving the masses what they want but at the same time showing great technique as well as superb track selection, it's DJ Ross One. He skillfully laces his mixes with Top 40 mainstays, but he doesn't forget that DJs are also supose to introduce people to new music.

When Ross One does get the opportunity to spin on the mainland, his sets are always a lot more progressive than I imagine his South Beach counterparts allow him to be.

But we know, you what some audible proof that he is as good as we say he is. His latest mix Favela Chic, Vol. 2, which features tracks by Estelle, Santogold, M.I.A., Bonde Do Role, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem and Lil Wayne -- just to name a few -- is a pretty good example of what you'll hear if you stop by Mokai's Favela Chic party on Tuesday, where he is the resident DJ. You can download the full mix, as well as the first installment of his Favela Chic series by clicking here.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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