DJ Le Spam, aka Andrew Yeomanson, had been DJing in Miami for years already when a fellow DJ in Kansas City turned him onto an awesome made-in-Miami record. That’s when he got “extra obsessed” with searching for Miami stuff.
The first GroundUP Music Festival comes to Miami this weekend, with GRAMMY-winning Snarky Puppy as the headliner. It’s not just performances though – artists will school attendees in workshops on the lawn and beach.
Back in the 1980s, when South Beach was basically a retirement community full of cheap real estate, these two guys were driving around playing house music out of a truck. Then came the Winter Music Conference.