MIAMI
03/16/2012 10:59 am ET | Updated May 16, 2012

The Moment I Knew I Loved Miami: DJ Irie Talks Family, Coming Together For The City (WATCH)

We want to know, so we've been asking: what was the exact moment you knew you loved Miami?

For the Miami Heat's official music man DJ Irie -- see his answer in the video above -- it all had to do with a party.

"The moment I knew I loved Miami is all about this right here," the globe-trotting DJ said from his 12th Miami Heat family festival. "I knew I loved Miami because the first [family festival] I saw the people of Miami come together all around one cause, all around supporting our city, and we all do it together, having fun.

"That's what family's about," he added. "It's about having fun, it's about togetherness, all kinds of people, different races, different backgrounds, you name it! We all come together, we have a great time, and we take care of ours -- our city."

Indeed. Perhaps no one sees the whole city come together like Irie, who'll host his 8th annual Irie Weekend benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida in June.

But why wait? Not only can you catch the Miami-raised superstar at Heat games on Sunday (vs. Orlando) and Tuesday (vs. Phoenix), but he'll be tearing it up during Miami Music Week on March 23 at the DJ Irie and Timbaland Experience at Bamboo, presented by Artist Rotation.

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