Premiere: David Berrie, Jean Pierre – This Is Why [Pakate Records]

Miami’s calling, Pakate answering. After the successful first volume released last year, Jean Pierre’s label Pakate Records is back with another Various Artists compilation to celebrate one of the busiest weeks of the year. As always, Miami Music Week means seductive groovy beats, stripped-back drums, and hip-moving Latin influences. With its seven original tracks – “Pakate Alike – Miami 2023” contains everything you need to get your body moving throughout all the WMC marathons.

Opening cut “This Is Why” sees label-head Jean Pierre teaming up with fellow NYC artist David Berrie for a malicious, scattering jazzy jam, followed by a tight techy number by Rhoowax and the highly addictive “Problema” by Shahar & Motum with Luquez on the mic. To follow, we welcome back Rhoger & Blockhead with the bubbling “G Woman”, Cuttin’ Headz affiliate Daniel Orpi, Trangaz & Lowest and Davide Mentesana, all providing essential dancefloor tunes. Alike it or not, this is a must-have. Bienvenido a Miami!

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