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  • Slideshows: Electric Pickle Grand Opening and Fischerspooner at LIV

    published Mar 19, 2009

    Usually, the week before conference is pretty dead, but for some odd reason or another parties are still going strong. Last night alone, Electric Pickle opened in the former Circa 28 space and electro... More >>

  • WMC Preview: Q&A with Surkin

    published Mar 19, 2009

    Compared to most DJs, Benoit Heitz, better known as Surkin, is a relatively young to be so far ahead of the game. Yet, the 23-year-old proves he has plenty of maturity when it comes to laying down th... More >>

  • WMC Preview: Q&A with Carles of

    WMC Preview: Q&A with Carles of

    published Mar 19, 2009

    When we heard that the "blog worth blogging about" Hipster Runoff was hosting a party during Winter Music Conference, we admittedly thought WTF. Not because it's a bad thing, but because this means we... More >>

  • Former Circa 28, Electric Pickle, Opens Tonight

    published Mar 18, 2009

    When Circa 28 suddenly shut down last year, it came as a shock to many. Well its back, er, sort of. We reported about the Electric Pickle taking over the space back February, and just in time for Win... More >>

  • Get Physical Miami Playground at Charcoal Studio CANCELED MOVED

    published Mar 18, 2009

    We received word that Get Physical Miami's event Saturday, March 28 at Charcoal Studio has been canceled. Calls to Charcoal Studio confirmed that it was true. We still are looking into the specific re... More >>

  • WMC Preview: Q&A with Para One

    published Mar 18, 2009

    While 2008 was a quiet year for Jean-Baptiste de Laubier -- better known as Para One -- 2009 promises to be a busy one for the DJ/producer. Laubier will be in town during Winter Music Conference to ce... More >>

  • Meet Us in the Cockpit

    published March 19, 2009

    The area between Fifth and Eighth Street on Washington Avenue was long a hellhole of nasty clubs with even nastier clientele. But sometime last... More >>

  • Innovative French Label Institubes Celebrates Its Sixth Year

    published March 19, 2009

    It wasn't too long ago that we were renaming French fries to freedom fries, but Franco-American relations have come a long way. Featuring... More >>

  • Editor's Picks: The Best of WMC 2009

    Editor's Picks: The Best of WMC 2009

    published Mar 17, 2009

    It's almost here! Winter Music Conference is always our favorite time of year thanks to the non-stop musical assault on the Magic City. But in preparation for our Winter Music Guide 2009, which hits N... More >>

  • Random Abum Review: MSTRKRFT - Fist Of God

    published Mar 17, 2009

    MSTRKRFTFist Of God(Dim Mak)Three words: Worst. Album. Ever. MSTRKRFT should be glad we don't have a rating system here on Crossfade, because if we did, they would rightfully receive a zero-star ratin... More >>

  • Letter to the Editor: Death of the Miami Herald

    published Mar 12, 2009

    Normally, we wait to print letters to editor in our actual print edition, but the letter we received today by Miami-Dade County teacher Paul A. Moore concerning the recent layoffs at the Miami Herald ... More >>

  • Mad Decent, Turntable Lab and IHEARTCOMIX to Take Over O.H.W.O.W. For WMC

    Mad Decent, Turntable Lab and IHEARTCOMIX to Take Over O.H.W.O.W. For WMC

    published Mar 11, 2009

    Just got word that Our House West of Wynwood will be hosting a party during Winter Music Conference. The Allapattah gallery hasn't been open for long, but it's quickly becoming a favorite. It's alread... More >>

  • Take a Hit of the Bella Donna

    published March 12, 2009

    A packed house could have told the story as well, but a recent New York Times’ nod gave Bella Rose another boost on the cool meter for... More >>

  • Booze Hound: Pepsi Challenge, Belvedere IX-Style

    Booze Hound: Pepsi Challenge, Belvedere IX-Style

    published Mar 10, 2009

    To say we get courted for promotion is an understatement. We got harassed by P.R. whores asking us to talk about their products. Psst! Let me let you in on a little secret: Best way into a New Times w... More >>

  • Wednesday: Joaquin Phoenix at Dirty Hairy at LIV

    Wednesday: Joaquin Phoenix at Dirty Hairy at LIV

    published Mar 06, 2009

    Er, I just received this in my inbox. Actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix had threatened the world that he was going to become a rap superstar, but I don't think anyone took him seriously. Well, appar... More >>

  • Q&A with Prince Terrence of Heartsrevolution

    published Mar 06, 2009

    When Scion's Kitsuné CD release party comes into The Vagabond Sunday, Brooklyn duo-turned-trio Heartsrevolution will be doing a rare live performance in Miami. Crossfade spoke with the band's newest ... More >>

  • On the List - Frankie Chan, Prince Terrence, Dita Von Teese and Guns 'n' Bombs

    On the List - Frankie Chan, Prince Terrence, Dita Von Teese and Guns 'n' Bombs

    published Mar 05, 2009

    Er, so last night we were suppose to go see Diplo at LIV, but our disco nap turned into a deep slumber. Oh well, no worries, Diplo will be back for WMC, and we are excited about Mad Decent's party at ... More >>

  • The Upper Eastside Shifts into Overdrive

    published March 5, 2009

    Miami’s Upper Eastside has been slow to break free from its red-light-district past, but that hasn’t deterred some locals from trying to... More >>

  • M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade at Get Physical at Charcoal Studios

    published Mar 03, 2009

    If there is one party you must never, and I mean never miss, it's Berlin-label Get Physical's Winter Music Conference party. For the last two years, Studio A has served as its venue, so we were a bit ... More >>

  • Last Night: Kid Sister and Flosstradamus at LIV

    Last Night: Kid Sister and Flosstradamus at LIV

    published Feb 26, 2009

    Kid Sister and FlosstradamusWednesday, February 26, 2009LIV at the Fontainebleau, Miami BeachBetter than: Getting your toes done up.When I got the invite for LIV's newest party, Dirty Hairy, I was sor... More >>

  • Dip It Lo

    published February 26, 2009

    Mention the name Diplo and most people would probably respond with a blank stare. But Wesley Pentz, the man behind the digital-chic... More >>

  • Local Blog Destructoid Valued at $2.5 Million

    published Feb 24, 2009

    Yesterday, 24/7 Wall Street released its list of the 25 Most Valuable Blogs, and local gaming blog Destructoid came in at number 16 with a value of $2.5 million (full disclosure: Prior to working at ... More >>

  • Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    published Feb 20, 2009

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the R... More >>

  • Over the Weekend - Freezepop, Delvin & Darko, Bella Dona and Steve Angello

    published Feb 19, 2009

    Can you believe it? Winter Music Conference is only five weeks away! We are already putting together our WMC Guide, which at this point seems a little, er, overwhelming to say the least. So many parti... More >>

  • Things Get Hairy Wednesdays at LIV

    published Feb 17, 2009

    Call us nightlife anthropologists, because our assessment of downtown's nightlife set being courted by glitzy South Beach continues to be reinforced. We wonder if we can present this as a thesis for o... More >>

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