Music Festivals

WMC 2010: Mad Fools Party with Buraka Som Sistema, Kill the Noise, Jokers of the Scene at Electric Pickle March 27

J-Wow of Buraka Som Sistema (front) making his Miami debut during WMC.
​Finally, here it is. Poplife has announced its annual WMC party, and not a moment to spare -- cutting it close there kids. This year Miami's perennial hipster party is teaming up with Mad Decent and Fool's Gold to bring you Mad Fools.

The party features an endless list of DJs taking over all three areas at Electric Pickle (2826 N Miami Ave., Miami) on Saturday, March 27. Lineup includes DJ Dinosaur vs. DJ Canada, Congorock, Kill the Noise, Hardwel, Flashing Lights (Nick Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, Jubilee), Jokers of the Scene, Dre Skull, J-Wow, DJ Sega, Nacho Lovers, Savage Skulls, Nadastrom, L-VIS 1990, Breakage, Craze, Nick the V, Jillionaire, and, surprisingly more "mega" surprise guests.

We're really excited about hearing J-Wow spin -- no not JWoww of Jersey Shore fame, J-Wow of Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema, who gained popularity particularly after M.I.A. sang on their track "Sound of Kuduro." The track, as most of their work, exemplifies kuduro, a musical genre originally from Angola, which spread to Portugal in the '90s.

But that's not even the best part. All this, and more, can be yours for free. That's right, the party is free!

After the jump, Buraka Som Sistema's video for "Sound of Kuduro."

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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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