Music Festivals

JAMS DJs on Fort Lauderdale's Music Scene: "Some Good Things Are Going to Happen"

Many look at Ft. Lauderdale and see a bland concrete wasteland north of Miami, but not Mathew P and Eric Michael K of the JAMS DJ Network. They see a city on the verge of a cultural revolution -- if it wants it.

"I think there is an opportunity, especially in this particular area in Ft. Lauderdale, to be able to expose a lot of people to music they may not have heard of before," said Eric, who founded JAMS along with Matthew in 2010. They spin records around town as Esoteric and Damask respectively, alongside buddies including Kristof Ryan and Mike Diaz of Millionyoung.

For years, they've worked to build a scene in the 954 that fosters a love for the more progressive side of dance music. It's been a struggle, but they think their upcoming performance as part of Saturday's Block x Blog, taking over the Revolution Live! complex, is a sign of change.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.