Ocean Drive Launches Music Issue with Cover Star J Balvin Logo

In preparation for the return of the long-awaited Ultra Music Festival, Ocean Drive highlights the best that the Miami music scene has to offer.

MIAMI, FL - Today, Ocean Drive, part of Modern Luxury Media, the nation’s largest luxury media company, will deliver The Music Issue, an ultimate celebration of Miami’s premium and lively music scene.

The rhythm of Miami is becoming stronger and stronger as we enter the spring months in South Florida. That’s why the editors of Ocean Drive have compiled The Music Issue. Whether you’re heading to the festivals or enjoying the artistry from home, music continues to feed

the souls and fuel the vibrant culture of Miami. At the center of the issue, Ocean Drive celebrates the return of Ultra Music Festival after a three-year hiatus. Taking place from Friday,

March 25, to Sunday, March 27, the iconic Bayfront Park will play host to an epic lineup of musical acts, ranging from headliners like David Guetta, Kygo, Alesso, Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake, Afrojack, Tiësto, Zeds Dead and Martin Garrix. This year’s Music Issue is the ultimate guide to keep festival goers dancing and inspired all day and night long.

To celebrate Ocean Drive’s Music Issue, Editor in Chief Paige Mastandrea sat down with international music star J Balvin. Balvin is globally recognized, boasts millions of social followers, has received numerous accolades including multiple Latin Grammy Awards and Billboard Latin Music Awards, has headlined massive festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland, has collaborated with some of the biggest luxury fashion houses in the world, and even has his own video game character in Fortnite. He’s accomplished many firsts for the Latin culture, which has resulted in him being referred to fondly as the torchbearer for “la escuela nueva.” In “José Unplugged,” Mastandrea and Balvin discuss the endless opportunities in front of him and how he makes time to keep himself grounded.

“Throughout my career, there’s been certain interviews and subjects that have truly stood out to me. J Balvin is one of them,” said Mastandrea. “I’m proud to showcase Balvin on this year’s March Music Issue, where we travel through the transition of his career and life, from fashion to family, new projects and his goal to bring mental health awareness to the forefront of our world. I look forward to introducing you to “José Unplugged.”

The Music Issue is available now to subscribers. Read the cover story and subscribe to the digital edition to explore more stories.

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