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Many look at Ft. Lauderdale and see a bland concrete wasteland north of Miami, but not Mathew P and Eric Michael K of the JAMS DJ Network. They see a city on the verge of a cultural revolution -- if it wants it.
"I think there is an opportunity, especially in this particular area in Ft. Lauderdale, to be able to expose a lot of people to music they may not have heard of before," said Eric, who founded JAMS along with Matthew in 2010. They spin records around town as Esoteric and Damask respectively, alongside buddies including Kristof Ryan and Mike Diaz of Millionyoung.
For years, they've worked to build a scene in the 954 that fosters a love for the more progressive side of dance music. It's been a struggle, but they think their upcoming performance as part of Saturday's Block x Blog, taking over the Revolution Live! complex, is a sign of change.