When Hurricane Irma ploughed into St Martin on 6th September 2017, it had devastating consequences. Not only did the Caribbean island suffer significant loss of life, many of its buildings and much of its infrastructure were wiped out. In the weeks that followed, the survivors contended with food and water shortages, no power or fuel, and an ever-increasing level of desperation.

It is testament to the human spirit and particularly the determination of St Martin’s people that only 18-months later it was able to host the third edition of SXM Festival – an event that harnesses the island’s natural beauty and mixes it with a finely crafted programme of electronic music. The theme of this year’s festival, which took place on 13-17 March, was that of rebirth and prosperity in the face of adversity. It featured a brand new Funktion-One sound system from Solution One.

Read the full article in the May 2019 issue of LSi Magazine.