Music, dancing and Latin flare came together on September 21 at Redbull’s “Estados Unidos de Bass.” Hosted at Miami’s Wynwood Factory, the evening featured performances from over 14 Latinx artists, a Hookah bar and a whole lot of neon.
Redbull hosts music concerts in cities across the country as part of their “Redbull Presents” series. The energy drink company held “United States of Bass” in Miami back in 2015. It featured performers like Uncle Luke and Egyptian Lover at Gramps, a Wynwood bar.
But this concert was different.
“Estados Unidos de Bass,” the Spanish translation of “United States of Bass,” added the Latin flavor of Miami’s music scene to a traditional club event. Sky Rompiendo, Good Times Ahead, Feid and Mariah were a few of the DJs and singers to take the stage. From global bass to reggaeton to moombahton, performances went on until 5 a.m.
The venue had two performance spaces to house different sides of Latin musical influences. While one room had a main stage featuring reggaeton singers and live bands, the other held DJs and artists of the global bass and moombahton world. Both had an edgy, retro vibe to match their unique sounds.
A Redbull-sponsored event would not be complete without the namesake energy drink. The beverage of the night was a Redbull and vodka cocktail – named “Callaita” on the drink menu.
Outside, a brick terrace overlooking the Wynwood walls and Miami skyline gave guests a break from the action. An open hookah bar allowed attendees to see their pipes in-the-making.
The crowd brought as much vibrance and culture to the event as the musicians. Attendees were diverse in age and origin, yet all shared a love for music and Miami. Hearing both well-known and up-and-coming artists on the same stage was certainly special for this reggaeton-loving gringa.
words & photo_emmalyse brownstein