My Miami 2017 Vol. 5: Todd Terry, DJ Boris, Hector Romero, Terry Hunter, Carnao Beats

Who’s ready to join us for some fun in the sun? Ahead of Miami Music Week this year we caught up with a bunch of our good friends and artists to talk their favourite places to have a boogie, classic Miami tracks, where you can catch them spinning this year and what they love about Miami! In Volume three, we asked Todd Terry, DJ Boris, Hector Romero, Terry Hunter, Carnao Beats to dish the dirt..




Todd Terry

1. Where are you flying in from and are you ready for the madness?

I have shows in the UK the week before so I’m flying direct from London to Miami.


2. Where do you like to eat when you’re here, any favourite spots?

I like the News Cafe anytime and Big Pink for breakfast.


3. What’s the best venue(s) in Miami, where do you like to throw down some moves?

It seems to change every few years. I used to love the XMIX party at the Shelbourne, but this year it might be The River Yacht club as I’m playing the Nervous Records party and the Juicy Music party there this year, we will see.


4. Where can we catch you playing during Miami and who are you looking forward to seeing?

Starting the week off on Wednesday at The Deck then over to The W for the Delete Records party late night Wednesday. Thursday I start off at Ocean’s Ten then move late night to 1Hotel Rooftop. Friday I start at the Epic Hotel Pool then move to Don’t Sit On The Furniture in the evening. Saturday (Juicy Music) and Sunday (Nervous Records) over at the River Yacht Club. Is that enough?


5. What’s your favourite thing about Miami?

Seeing the friends I only see at WMC.


6. What’s your favourite classic Miami track and what tracks do you predict are gonna be big in Miami this year!?

Kenny Dope presents The Bucketheads “The Bomb!” is classic for 20 years I can still play in Miami. Come out and see me I’m going to drop something new just for the conference!





DJ Boris

1. Where are you flying in from and are you ready for the madness?

I’m split my time from NY & Miami so not that far.


2. Where do you like to eat when you’re here, any favourite spots?

I have a ton of different restaurants I love to go here when I’m down. Naiyara for Sushi, Prime Italian or Macaluso’s for Italian, Las Vacas Gordas for Steak are just a few.


3. What’s the best venue(s) in Miami, where do you like to throw down some moves?

Right now I would have to say Heart, the boys over there are doing it right with the bookings and the venue as a whole.


4. Where can we catch you playing during Miami and who are you looking forward to seeing?

We’re going into our 12th year of doing our GetWet Pool party, one of the longest running events down at the conference. We always have some of the biggest guests at our event, and this year we have Steve Lawler, Oscar G, Anthony Attalla as well as myself. We also have our Transmit showcase at Heart that lineup includes Carlo Lio, Cocodrills, Saeed, Jean Pierre, and myself.So far I am looking forward to seeing, so many talented guys playing i can’t really name. I will go check out Hyte festival, some of the pool parties have some big lineups, and of course Heart.


5. What’s your favourite thing about Miami?

The Weather and that fact that the venues downtown can go late without having to close.


6. What’s your favourite classic Miami track and what tracks do you predict are gonna be big in Miami this year!?

So many classic tracks to choose from. I would say the one that stands out for me is Cassius “ Sound of Violence” that track always gives me memories of past conferences and Miami. As far this year. Hopefully one of my new ones on Intec or Tronic :)





Hector Romero

1. Where are you flying in from and are you ready for the madness?

I’m flying in from NYC and ready for my 30th year of WMC madness!!


2. Where do you like to eat when you’re here, any favourite spots?

It’s all about Argentinian meat at La Parilla!! Puerto Sagua is so 1990’s!! LOL! Kidding! That’s my 2nd fav spot!!


3. What’s the best venue(s) in Miami, where do you like to throw down some moves?

Hard for me to say as venues keep changing in Miami but I do enjoy The Basement at The Edition Hotel! Def Mix party in 2015 was a blast there! It’s a fun room with a great sound system.


4. Where can we catch you playing during Miami and who are you looking forward to seeing?

“Monday March 20th I’m at the Keep It Deep Party at Kill Your Idol and Wednesday March 22 I’m at the annual Def Mix Party at Yuca with David Morales, Quentin Harris and very special guest DJ Spen from Quantize Records”


5. What’s your favourite thing about Miami?

The weather because I’m coming from NY in the middle of the winter and it’s such a pleasure to break it up a little with some sunshine and a mojito in hand!


6. What’s your favourite classic Miami track and what tracks do you predict are gonna be big in Miami this year!?

“One of my favorite House Classics is Ruffneck Feat. Yavahn Everybody Be Somebody – Original Mix. I have a clear memory of Tony Humphries breaking this at Warsaw Night Club during WMC 1995 (pretty sure of the year). If my predictions come through I’d like to see these tracks do well this WMC:
Ann Nesby & DJ Spen ‘I Feel’ David Morales Remix Quantize
Mabiisi ‘King’ MoBlack
Mya ‘Circle Of Life’ MD Afro-Tech BlackBall MixX T’s Crate”





Terry Hunter

1. Where are you flying in from and are you ready for the madness?

Im flying in from Chicago… always ready for the madness in the sun.


2. Where do you like to eat when you’re here, any favourite spots?

I have a few places that I like to visit but I think the go to spot is Puerto Sagua on 7th & Collins & of course la sandwicherie 229 14th st Miami Beach.


3. What’s the best venue(s) in Miami, where do you like to throw down some moves?

Lately there have been a lot of venue changes but for me Yuca is one of the premier places to go for House Music during WMC.


4. Where can we catch you playing during Miami and who are you looking forward to seeing?

Chosen Few Dj’s party at Yuca Sunday March 19th, Keep It Deep Miami at Kill Your Idol, Barbara Tucker And Let The Singer Be Heard Tues. March 21st at Armandos Records formerly Vagabond.


5. What’s your favourite thing about Miami?

For me seeing people in the industry that i haven’t seen in a while due to our schedules & of course going to different party to hear whats coming, also the weather but the last couple of years it hasn’t been that hot hopefully this year that will change.


6. What’s your favourite classic Miami track and what tracks do you predict are gonna be big in Miami this year!?

Hmmmmm for me i remember Gladys Pizarro giving me copy of red vinyl which happen to be Ultra Nate “Free” I was playing at MAW party where the vibe was perfect! Not even listing to it I just drop it & I knew that was going to be the record of the conference. I hope all of T’s Box Records will light up this years WMC.


Keep your eyes peeled for our next installment of ‘My Miami’ where we’ll be catching up with more of your favourite artists ahead of MMW!





Carnao Beats

1. Where are you flying in from and are you ready for the madness?

I’ll be coming in via London Heathrow frozen and arriving in the heat of Miami ready for some MIA MADNESS :)


2. Where do you like to eat when you’re here, any favourite spots?

There was a really good italian restaurant I went to down town Miami but can’t remember the name of it sorry for being so unhelpful lol other than that place we ate some stake and lobster at Ocean 10 but very pricey bring a extra wallet for there lol


3. What’s the best venue(s) in Miami, where do you like to throw down some moves?

LIV at fontainebleau was quite dope to be honest and also liked Heart Night Club too.


4. Where can we catch you playing during Miami and who are you looking forward to seeing?

I will be at Heart Club for Undr The Radr 22nd March with Roger Sanchez, Amine Edge & Dance, Darius Syrossian and definitely looking forward to seeing some Detlef.


5. What’s your favourite thing about Miami?

Sunshine ,Beats and Food


6. What’s your favourite classic miami track and what tracks do you predict are gonna be big in Miami this year!?

BrotherHood of Soul – I’ll be right there – HardTimes Mix





Why not check out our Traxsource guide to Miami here, stay on top of our hometown like a local:‘HERE’.


And in case you missed it, we’ve given you the lowdown of the tracks to watch for this year’s Miami in our 2017 Miami Buzz Chart: ‘HERE’.