BY Michael Light / On October 2, 2023


My friends, Latin Music Week is here. In most of the world, they probably don’t care much about it but in Miami, Latin Music is life. Buckle up. Hear the reggaeton and embrace the culture.

For my tribute this year, I’m going to uncover some secrets. Sound studios that not many people know about and they’re all right here with us. Some of the best sounds to blast on your speaker could have been produced right here. The stars could be your neighbors.

Latin Music has had such a surge in popularity and we are so happy to be able to be here with these people as they rise to stardom. Not everyone understands the words they sing, but they’re always soulful and never about violence. We have an immense respect for the hill these artists have to climb in order to get on the Billboard charts, so let’s celebrate them.

Where The Stars Live

If you have been out and about in Brickell, you might have bumped into a latin megastar without realizing it. They are known to have homes somewhere in the Brickell or Downtown area. When out and about, they look just like your or I.

I ran into J Balvin at brunch recently at Le Bouchon and aside from his hair color, he blended with everyone. Nobody bothered him and he didn’t bother anyone.

Nicky Jam was casually hanging out in the lobby of Rise at Brickell City Center, even though we have known him to have apartments at Millecento Residences and Paramount Miami Worldcenter, finally settling at 1000 Museum.

Chencho Corleone was a fixture at Barsecco with his signature hairstyle before he got famous. Now he would need a security detail but the vibe is still there and we can’t ignore Bad Bunny’s restaurant, Gekko, in SLS Lux.

If you go a little further north, you will find Porsche Design Tower. That is where Anuel AA lives.

Secret Studios

We aren’t supposed to talk about this but we will anyway. There are secret recording studios throughout Miami that produce some of the best music this decade will offer.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter has a studio where Nicky Jam still records. It is a common area amenity that is included with any rent or purchase in the building. Buy or rent a unit and you could potentially run into Nicky Jam in the studio. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s there.

In Infinity at Brickell, there is a studio under the name Gallardo Productions. They mostly work on Latin tracks and are based from Ecuador.

Skipping over to South Beach, we can’t avoid the secret studio in the penthouse of The Setai. Units there average $4 million without considering the secret penthouse recording studio. It was designed by Lenny Kravitz in the same time he designed the common spaces of Paramount Bay in Edgewater. At that moment, he blew everyone’s mind as nobody had pegged him to be an interior designer but here he is. The best of the best.

We are so happy this week to honor all of the Latin artists that keep our culture alive. Un abrazo!

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