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4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140 | Mid/North Beach | 305-674-4680

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Located in the luxe Fontainebleau, LIV is upscale and known for its glamorous oomph. The VIP section is separated with velvet ropes and tight security. Balloon ceiling fixtures and lights displaying an array of trippy colors animate the large main space. The lower level houses a dance floor, and the upper level boasts a bar to congregate. DJs spin house music as well as some Top 40. LIV holds events that include special guest star DJs, live entertainment, and occasional celebrities. Unless you know someone that knows someone, expect an admission fee. A very strict door policy can make entry difficult, so make sure to dress to impress.


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    OMG, you guys. Please shut up with all these awful statuses about "holy crap da Mayans" and "whatchu think gon' happen tomorrow" and "evolved consciousness ftw" and "damn I better wear my...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Only boring people spend the season singing silly songs in the company of loved ones while getting stuffed full of fruitcake, sucking back Manischewitz, and forging lovely lasting...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Spoiler alert: The world isn't about to end. But that doesn't mean we can't drink like it will. At LIV, the club rats will saying goodbye to 2012 with almost a whole week of superstar DJs...
  • Music: Show Preview
    You know what EDM needs? More sex kittens. 'Cause if you're going to be banging in the club, you need some eye candy with a lil' edge, like fierce Chicago trio Krewella. Working a trendy mix...
  • Music: Columns
    For wealthy locals and jet setters, Art Basel Miami Beach is a chance to shop for fresh additions to their extravagant art collections and attend velvet-rope receptions in chic new getups....
  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    Art Basel Miami Beach is officially in full swing. So even though we've already hit you with the ten best EDM parties and the fifteen best parties period ... The awesome arty parties just...
  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    Tiësto is larger than life, an EDM demi-god of epic proportions. You'll almost never get the chance to meet a DJ as big as Tiëstbro Well, unless you head on over to Lincoln Road Mall's...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    C'mon Miami! Don't trip now. You've been putting in your time, and the weekend is just around the corner. Shit, it's kind of already here. It may not be Friday. But we get the party...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    You know what EDM needs? More sex kittens. Like, if you're going to be banging out, you need some eye-candy with a hard edge. And that's where fierce Chicago trio Krewella comes in...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Calvin Harris Created Disco in 2007. He was Ready for the Weekend in 2009. Then he "Found Love" with Rihanna in 2011. And now he's shutting 2012 down in Miami-Dade County. The Scottish...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Over the weekend, Khaled bin Abdul Khaled rounded up some of the biggest names in the rap game and invited them to "Temple." And by "Temple" we mean LIV, the site ofDJ Khaled's "Temple...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Have y'all heard Trilogy yet? It dropped Tuesday, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate The Weeknd's first major-label release this Sunday night at LIV. It's that good ... The...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Amnesia is an inability to recall things because of brain damage. A story is something you have when lots of really exciting things happen in your life. Both can be caused by excessive...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Welcome to SoBe. A strange and beautiful seaside oasis where it's considered perfectly normal to spend one's entire life wandering barefoot and half-naked through the streets and across the...
  • Music: Columns
    Welcome to SoBe, a strange and beautiful seaside oasis where it's considered perfectly normal to spend one's life wandering barefoot and half-naked through the streets and across the sands...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Listen ... DJ Khaled has been a prominent member of Miami's hip-hop community for years, making dope albums, collaborating with the nation's best artists, laying down fat beats on 99 Jamz,...
  • Short Order: Celebites
    Kim Kardashian celebrated a belated 32nd birthday with a super hero themed combination Halloween/birthday party at LIV Nightclub.Read also:- Olympian Danell Leyva Gets Giant Cake- Heat...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Hulk Hogan and Kanye West walk into a bar.... No, seriously. The Hulkster and Yeezy spent Halloween together at LIV, where Kayne's girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was celebrating her 32nd...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Calling all sexy, bad bitches to the dance floor. It's time to twerk it. This Wednesday, Oakland's dirtiest hip-hop designer hater, Kreayshawn, will be shredding the stage at LIV with a...
  • Music: Columns
    In the immortal words of hip-pop visionaries Loving My Friends and Others, more commonly known as LMFAO: "We're in Miami, bitch." In fact, we at New Times are drink-all-day, play-all-night,...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    In the immortal words of hip-pop visionaries Loving My Friends and Others, more commonly known as LMFAO: "We're in Miami, bitch." In fact, we here at Crossfade are drink-all-day,...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    There's just somethin' 'bout Kreay. The O-Town rapper has copped a lot of fame recently, leading up to her major label release and a big nationwide tour that she can only describe as...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Halloween is a holiday for sluts and children. And we here at Crossfade don't really care about kids. Miami does it super big, and there are only about a bajillion Halloween-themed parties...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Another day, another hustle. But stay pimpin', playa. 'Cause the light at the end of the tunnel swiftly approaches. You've been getting your grind on, but this city will provide you with...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    You know that terrifying wet dream where you're, like, a totally boner-worthy brain-eater locked inside a superchic warehouse space with a thousand other sexy zombies? There's blood and...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Wow, it's the weekend already? What the hell even happened these last few days? We here at Crossfade still feel kinda drunk from last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. But that's just...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Kim Kardashian has all but moved into her $10-million Miami mansion with Kanye West. The two have been spotted all around the MIA, fighting photographers and touching each other's asses,...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    While the rest of the country has been putting on hoodies and celebrating the first cold-fronts of autumn, we've been down here slaving away through the endless summer of our SoFla...
  • Crossfade: Department of WTF
    Ever eat a shit sandwich? Well, brrrother, go get your fill when Cedric Gervais and LIV's all-out Sh!t Show on October 27. They're going totally balls to the wall. In fact, Cedric and the...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
  • Music: Show Preview
    Spread your legs, arch your back, work it down, and make it clap. Diplo is coming to town. Oh yeah, Mr. Express Himself will hit the flashing lights of LIV for a crunked-up edition of the...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    The week's been rough, y'all. The week. Has been. Rough.Not to worry, though. It's finally Friday -- can we get a hell yea? -- and we can finally start winding down and prepping for the...
  • Crossfade: News
    See also "Juvenile Arrested in Miami Beach" and "Juvenile's Miami Beach Arrest Report: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown." Cocky and Confident, just like the title of his 2009 LP, Juvenile...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    See also "Kreayshawn Talks Debut Album, Smokin' Weed and Keepin' It Craccin' With Snoop Dogg." Calling all sexy, bad bitches to the dance floor ... It's time to twerk it. Oakland's...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Heyoooo! You know, despite the fact this week was only four days long, Friday really couldn't have come sooner. Am I right? I mean, sure, it's nice that we had Monday off (or not so nice...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Calvin Harris has been a busy little boy. He recently made his very first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 when massive hit "Feel So Close" fist-pumped to number 12. Next, he penned a...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Someone has answered our mindless rambles. We've got a three-day weekend, y'all!That's right. It's Labor Day on Monday.Unless you have to work that day (which, if you do, we sincerely...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    See also "Labor Day 2012: Nine Best Rap Parties, From Timbaland to Trick Daddy and Strippers." It's Labor Day weekend, y'all. You could spend your free time maxin' and relaxin' by the...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Spoiler alert! Y'all watch the final episode of the The Franchise last night? Well, we're miserable, quite possibly the saddest sacks of sunflower seeds in Major League Baseball. But the...
  • Crossfade: Party Petitions
    See also "25 Diplo-Certified Ways to 'Express Yourself.'" The booty clap is an artform. It's no paltry shake or bounce. It takes real finesse and diligence. And no one has done more to...
  • Crossfade: News
    See also "Juvenile's Miami Beach Arrest Report: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown." New Orleans rapper Juvenile was arrested in Miami Beach early this morning after apparently showing his...
  • Crossfade: Extremely Detailed Breakdown
    See also "Juvenile Arrested in Miami Beach This Morning." When Terius Gray (AKA Juvenile) was arrested on Miami Beach outside LIV at 4 a.m. today, he might have said, "Ha? I'm just Being...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If there were a Dutch version of Swedish House Mafia, it would be Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. That's quite a lofty statement, but when it comes from SHM's Axwell after he played with...
  • Music: Columns
    Dude, South Beach is gonna be boiling over with beats and babes this weekend. Oh, and totally famous European DJs, who'll be invading SoBe's best clubs for four straight nights of expensive...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Dude, South Beach is gonna be boiling over with beats and babes this weekend. Oh, and totally famous European DJs, who'll be invading SoBe's best clubs for four straight nights of expensive...
  • Crossfade: Interviews
    As you should know, Afrojack protégé R3hab is coming to rock the house at LIV this Saturday. And we here at Crossfade sent him some need-to-know questions. We were desperate for the scoop...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    See also "Diplo, 'Mr. Express Yourself,' Announces Expression Session Party at LIV Miami." So, as you should know, Diplo will be coming to LIV for a special expression session on Wednesday,...
  • Music: Columns
    Blitz, bitches! This weekend, the Miami Dolphins open the 2012 preseason with a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tickets cost as little as $45, while admission to LIV at Sun Life...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Blitz, bitches! This weekend, the Miami Dolphins open the preseason with a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tickets cost as little as $45 while admission to LIV nightclub at Sun Life...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    See also "25 Diplo-Certified Ways to 'Express Yourself.'" Spread your legs, arch your back, work it down, and make it clap ... Diplo is coming to town. Oh yeah, Mr. Express Himself will be...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Another week, another dollar has come and gone, y'all.In the spirit of cherishing all that is good with the world (a.k.a: an absolute guarantee that the weekend will always be there to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Miami: a city of clubs, a premier dance music destination. Our crowds want only the best in established and up-and-coming house DJs from around the world. And what the Magic City wants, the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    In the church of hip-hop, Run-D.M.C.'s Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell are the apostles who broke onto the scene some 30 years ago to...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    How 'bout them Marlins? Just kidding. Despite the win last night over Atlanta, the Fish are still struggling to stay afloat. The team's front office spent the better part of July trading...
  • Music: Columns
    Maybe all those never-ending rainstorms that soaked South Beach through most of July have finally freaking disappeared. Or maybe not, and August will be just as flooded by the Sunshine...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Maybe all those never-ending rainstorms that soaked South Beach through most of July have finally freaking disappeared. Or, maybe not, and August will be just as flooded by the Sunshine...
  • Music: Columns
    Who's got sand in their pants? Even after six weeks of summer, we at New Times can't stop getting sloppy with South Beach. This month alone, SoBe has hooked up one-night stands with...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Who's got sand in their pants? Even after six weeks of summer, we here at Crossfade can't stop getting sloppy with South Beach. This month alone, SoBe has hooked up one-night stands with...
  • Cultist: Fashion
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is a big deal, but every swimwear designer can't fit into the Raleigh tents schedule. Cue: the satellite show. Happening in the midst of all the beach...
  • Riptide 2.0: Mugshots Friday
    Sometimes the booking photos we feature on Mugshots Friday just deserve closer examination. A man arrested with his face painted like an American flag on the Fourth of July was clearly...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Curiously, LIV has become Miami Beach's epicenter of irony. A couple of weeks ago, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Shane Battier reveled in their 2012 championship win at...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Legendary fitness guru and Florida State University alum Richard Simmons is 64 today. And frankly, he doesn't look a day over 64. The peppiest man in short-shorts is a true testament to...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    See also "Kaskade on EDM Critics: 'Anytime Something's on Top, People Will Be Ripping It Down'" and "Kaskade on EDM's Future and Freaks of Nature: 'Summer of 2012 Could Go Down as Best...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In keeping with the madness that is Fourth of July weekend, one of nightlife’s biggest names will join forces with one of nightlife’s hottest clubs for one epic evening of all...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Miami New Times' pick for Best Dance Club is readying for a feel-good Swedish invasion, and it wants you on the front lines. This Saturday, LIV will welcome Adrian Lux, the Grammy-nominated...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    The Fourth of July may be over. But Independence Day weekend's just beginning. America's 236th birthday celebration continues on South Beach this weekend with some of the biggest names in...
  • Music: Columns
    As America celebrates its 236th birthday, the parallels between the historic two-and-a-half-century rise of our relatively young nation and the recent popularity spike of electronic dance...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    What a week it's been, eh? The Miami Heat paraded down Biscayne Boulevard, celebrating their 2012 NBA championship with hometown fans in the streets of Downtown Miami. A few days later,...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    In the church of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash is the father and Run-D.M.C. are the apostles who broke onto the scene in Hollis, Queens, some 30 years ago to spread the word of rap music one...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Curiously, LIV has become Miami Beach's epicenter of irony. Last week, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Shane Battier reveled in their 2012 championship win at the megaclub,...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    The Miami New Times' pick for Best Dance Club is readying for a feel-good Swedish invasion, and they want you on the front lines. On Saturday, July 7, LIV is welcoming Adrian Lux to the...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    For the Miami Heat, failure was not an option last night. And not because taking the title would've proved that much more difficult in Oklahoma City, but because the post-victory...
  • Short Order: Happy Hour Hunt
    After the Miami Heat won the championships last night, the team celebrated  at LIV, where the boys ran up a $200,000 bar tab. If you want to celebrate the team's win (but are finding...
  • Music: Columns
    When did June become Miami's hottest month? And no, we're not talking about the weather. The arrival of summer has brought electronic dance music's biggest names to the Magic City. From...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    When did June become Miami's hottest month? And no, we're not talking about the weather. The arrival of summer has brought electronic dance music's biggest names to the Magic City. From...
  • Crossfade: Fourth of July
    America celebrates its 236th birthday this year, and the parallels between our relatively young nation and the popularity spike of electronic dance music are becoming increasingly clear....
  • Music: Show Preview
    Take some coarsely chopped fruit, a bit of apple juice, water, apricot preserves, and a little soy sauce. Add a few pinches of garlic powder, dry mustard, and a half-cup of brown sugar. Now...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Win free tickets for Afrojack's Jacked Summer Tour at Mansion. The Marlins are barely over .500 and still six games back in the NL East. The Heat trail the Oklahoma City Thunder by a game...
  • Crossfade: Best of Miami
    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full...
  • Music: Show Preview
    From underground electro-pop to mainstream success as one of dance music's biggest names, Calvin Harris has enjoyed a rise to the top that's been quite the whirlwind adventure. And though...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Sure, Avicci may be taking over the American Airlines Arena on Friday. But he's hardly the biggest DJ booked to play the 305 this weekend. From electronic dance music veterans to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When historians look back at turn-of-the-century music at the dawn of Y2K, Jonathan Smith’s name will surely be mentioned. How could it not? He’s a composer, producer, and...
  • Music: Columns
    The seemingly endless traffic nightmare is over. The crowds have gone home. That's right — Memorial Day weekend came and went, and now the locals have reclaimed South Beach. The...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    The seemingly endless traffic nightmare is over. The crowds have gone home. That's right -- Memorial Day weekend 2012 came and went, and now the locals have reclaimed South Beach. The...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Take some coarsely chopped fruit, a bit of apple juice, some water, apricot preserve, and a little soy sauce. Add a few pinches of garlic powder, dry mustard, and a half-cup of brown sugar....
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    From electro-pop to mainstream success as one of dance music's biggest names, Calvin Harris's rise to the top has been quite the whirlwind adventure. And though he may not be the richest...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Miamians are addicts. They can't get enough bottle poppin'. They can't get enough of lookin' pretty. And they certainly can't get enough fist pumpin'. Thankfully, they live in the dance...
  • Crossfade: Memorial Day Weekend
    See also "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Rap Parties in Miami and South Beach." Memorial Day weekend is upon us. And "Urban Beach Week" has officially begun. From DJ Khaled's party at...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If Swedish music were a piece of furniture, it'd be a Bestå/Framstå setup, IKEA's topnotch entertainment storage combo. Like that particular line of fine affordable furniture,...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    The Miami Heat better show up tonight and do work against that group of underpaid unknowns collectively referred to as the Indiana Pacers. Despite losing by only a single possession,...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Miamians are addicts. They can't get enough bottle poppin'. They can't get enough of lookin' pretty. And they certainly can't get enough fist-pumpin'. Thankfully, they live in the dance...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    What'd you get momma for Mother's Day? Exactly. It's just around the corner and you've yet to buy your mom a gift. It's crunch time, yo. You can either (a) buy flowers from the back of a...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Nicki Minaj is cool and everything. But when it comes to raw rapper women, there's an even newer bad bitch in town. The sexy and slick-witted Australian import Iggy Azalea has been going...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    If Swedish music were a piece of furniture, it'd be a Bestå/Framstå set-up, Ikea's top-of-the-line entertainment storage combo. Like the Bestå/Framstå, Swedish acts come in several sizes...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Nearly a million people have seen Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y." About 4,000 really liked it. But it left a sour taste in about 770 others' mouths. "No words," YouTube user Serbsaint says. "I hope...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. You probably don't recognize the name. But General Seguín is the reason you'll tape a felt mustache to your clean-shaven face and inadvertently offend 66...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Nearly a million people have seen Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y." About 4,000 really liked it. But it left a sour taste in about 770 others' mouths. "No words," says YouTube user Serbsaint. "I hope...
  • Crossfade: Guides
    Whether you're getting high this weekend with Yanni or kicking it German-style with Rammstein, stoners are in for an unforgettable 4/20. However, recreational drug use isn't limited to...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Have y'all filed your taxes yet? That Tuesday, April 17 deadline is right around the corner, folks. And unless you're pulling a Mitt Romney and keeping your change in foreign bank...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    WWLD--What Would Laz Do? We've been asking ourselves that question since DJ Laz severed ties with Power 96, a radio station he helped build into what it is today, Miami's true party...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    A week's worth of panic attacks, insomnia, depression, and paranoid delusions, no we're not having showing signs of ecstasy withdrawal. We're on team Deadmau5 and we're showing signs of EDM...
  • Music: Feature
    Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a...
  • Crossfade: Winter Music Conference
    Who's straight fiending for some beats? Well, with just 31 hours, 29 minutes, and 55 seconds till it's time for you and 150,000 other furry-booted beat freaks to crash the gates at Ultra...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Last night, walking into the lobby of the decadent Fontainebleau Miami Beach as Laidback Luke's Super You & Me got underway, I had to remind myself ... It's only Wednesday. With Winter...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's daily party guide. Maybe you're planning to spend the entire weekend performing glowstick tricks at Ultra Music Festival. Or...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    It's spring in South Florida, and you know what that means: the annual migration of a truly fascinating breed, the common Spring Breaker.So many of these specimens choose our home as their...
  • Crossfade: Winter Music Conference
    Are you still alive? Yes? Good. Because there are still six more days of partying. God help your liver.Today marks the official start of Miami Music Week (AKA Ultra Week), so that means big...
  • Music: Columns
    Maybe you're planning to spend the entire weekend performing glowstick tricks at Ultra Music Festival. Or enjoying the lavish amenities at Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel. Or...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Bro, what a mission! We just moved into a new place outside the city limits y los vesinos are already starting to piss us off. They've got three huge dogs, one of which insists on barking...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    Miami residents are faced with tough decisions every day. Beach or pool? Take I-395 or I-195? SPF 30 or SPF 15? Put the top down or leave it up? The list is endless. Another FAQ for MIA...
  • Music: Columns
    Holy time lapse! Even with that extra day tacked on to the end of the month, February flew by and gave way to the madness that is March. And in Miami, that means 128 bpm bass drops and...
  • Music: Columns
    Of all federal holidays, the third Monday in February is often welcomed with very little fanfare. With the exception of a monthlong celebration in Alexandria, Virginia, and the annual George...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Remember when we told you that LIV was among the highest-grossing nightclubs in America? Well, the reason this glossy Miami Beach joint gets so damn paid is because it books really dope...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Forget English, we should've majored in nightlife. Despite the fact our economy sucks, 2011 was an incredibly profitable year for the nightclubbing industry. Nightclub and Bar's new list...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The best dance parties don't leave your sexy intact. If you've had a rad time, you should be stumbling from the club with hair that's a total mess and clothes covered in booze. Maybe you'll...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Part passion project and part philanthropic endeavor, Lupe Fiasco's latest gig is both catchy and admirable. The Chicago-based rapper has combined forces with longtime friend Sky Gellatly...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If Tiësto is the Led Zeppelin of electronic dance music, a title bestowed upon the Dutch DJ by 1,400 beat freaks who took New Times' recent poll, what does that make Steve...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    The best dance parties aren't the ones you can escape with your sexy intact. Great nights are the ones that leave your hair a mess and clothes covered in booze. Maybe you wake up the next...
  • Music: Show Preview
    It was in a 1974 Dodge Dart that Q-Tip and his Tribe Called Quest brethren took a four-minute cross-country trek with "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo," the second single off the group's 1990...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    It was in a 1974 Dodge Dart that Q-Tip and his Tribe Called Quest brethren took a four-minute cross-country trek with "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo," the second single off the group's 1990...
  • Crossfade: Video
    DMX may be the Marion Barry of the rap game. Like the former Washington D.C. mayor, Earl "DMX" Simmons has overcome drug charges and prison time to remain a fan favorite in the world of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Tiësto. Unless you've lived under a soundproof rock since the mid '90s, you know that this Grammy-nominated Dutch beat maker is one of the biggest electro acts of the modern dance...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Tiësto. Unless you've lived under a soundproof rock since the mid '90s, you know this Grammy-nominated Dutch beatmaker is one of the biggest electro acts of the modern dance era. He's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “I’m a lonely Jew on Christmas,” sang South Park’s Kyle Broflovski, feeling left out of the holiday festivities enjoyed by his gentile friends. Indeed, the holiday...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Totally contradicting Western civilization's standard calendar, New Year's Eve now lasts a lot longer than just one night. Especially in Miami Beach. In the land of endless neon and fake...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    During Christmas in South Florida, a sizable part of the population is left with one dark city and not too many outing options. So 25 years ago, one inventive Jew came up with the greatest...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Tiësto. Unless you've lived under a soundproof rock since the mid '90s, you know that this Grammy-nominated Dutch beat maker is one of the biggest electro acts of the modern dance era....
  • Music: Show Preview
    When he's not hanging out with Chris Martin and remixing Coldplay tracks (see "Paradise"), superstar Dutch DJ-producer Fedde Le Grand likes to stay busy plotting the final stages of his...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Totally contradicting Western civilization's standard calendar, New Year's Eve now lasts a lot longer than just one night. Especially on Miami Beach. In this land of endless neon and fake...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Yes, suave Frenchman and electronic stud Cedric Gervais is one of Planet Earth's top disc jockeys to the stars, especially the TV types, sports celebs, talking heads, professionally sexy...
  • Music: Columns
    It might seem like a really rad idea to spend the next four days scorning sleep, sucking down free shots, and shuttling at top speed between endless arty parties, secret shows, and secretly...
  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    Santigold With Wale Wednesday, November 30 LIV Better Than: Waiting in line at a Basel party for free drinks. Nightclubbing ... Aside from the 1977 Iggy Pop track, we pretty much hate...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Yes, suave Frenchman and electronic stud Cedric Gervais is one of Planet Earth's top disc jockeys to the stars, especially the TV types, sports celebs, talking heads, professionally sexy...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Bribe the bouncer. Buy a dozen bottles. Get a job behind the bar. We will personally do whatever is necessary to get our art-addicted asses past the velvet ropes at LIV this Wednesday. But...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Your skull is being sawed in half by a pristine sonic blade. Your brain is being diced by a swirling symphony of brutal, buzzing synths. And now whatever is left of your seriously mangled...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Ugh. Don't y'all hate it when you're so deep into the ecstasy of dance music that you forget the name of the city you're in? Sure, you've put your hands up for Detroit plenty of times. But...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    When he's not hanging out with Chris Martin and remixing Coldplay tracks (see "Paradise"), superstar Dutch DJ-producer Fedde Le Grand likes to stay busy plotting the final stages of his...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    We just got off the phone with our bookie. Chasing that Sucker Free paper, Crossfade dropped a fat stack on a four category parlay -- Rookie of the Year, Best Crew, Song of the Year, and...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Admittedly, we here at Crossfade have gotten into the habit of hatin' on Lil Wayne. We ragged on "How to Love" for months. We insisted on enumerating the top five signs that the Young Money...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Ugh. Don't y'all hate when you're so deep into the ecstasy of dance music that you forget the name of the city you're in? Sure, you've put your hands up for Detroit plenty of times. But...
  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    Bribe the bouncer. Buy a dozen bottles. Get a job behind the bar. We here at Crossfade will personally do whatever's necessary to get our art-addicted asses past the velvet ropes at LIV on...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Buried deep in the Comcast Digital Preferred package of premium pay cable, and sandwiched between MTV Hits and MTV Tr3s, channel 140 belongs to that moderately popular MTV sister station...
  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Lists
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: News
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Crossfade: Last Night
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  • Crossfade: Lists
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    It was an evening for the ladies. Or better yet, the queens who inspired the Q in Pharrell William's Qream. Frosted in cherry-blossom pink, LIV was tricked out with chandeliers and lilies,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Crossfade: Lists
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  • Music: Bars & Clubs
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    Ever since Fedde Le Grand dropped his robotically hypnotic electro-house hit "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" in the summer of 2006, the Dutch beat technician has been doing his best to top it....
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Ever since Fedde Le Grand dropped his robotically hypnotic electro-house hit "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" back in the summer of 2006, the Dutch beat technician's been doing his best to top...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Crossfade: Lists
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Jump around! House of Pain's touring again. And on April 1, Everlast and Danny Boy are going to jump up, jump up, and get down with you at LIV. Earlier this month, two-thirds of...
  • Crossfade: Ultra Music Festival
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  • Music: Feature
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  • Crossfade: Slideshows
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  • Music: Show Preview
    Have you seen the very meta, '80s-referencing music video for Dragonette and Martin Solveig's hyperactive retro-house collabo track "Hello"? If not, dial up the YouTube immediately. All the...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Heads Up
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Rookie DJ-producer Tim Berg (AKA Avicii) is only 22 years old. But his resume already reads like that of a seasoned industry heavyweight. In 2008, after topping BBC Radio 1 luminary Pete...
  • Music: Feature
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  • Music: Show Preview
    If he hasn't already made plans to build himself a giant geodesic disco dome atop the Fontainebleau Hotel, Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello's top priority in 2011 should be...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    It's unlikely Jamie Foxx will come anywhere close to matching the absurd spectacle that Lady Gaga brought to the Fontainebleau last year with her overloaded smoke machines and one-thousand...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    If he hasn't already made plans to build himself a giant geodesic disco dome atop the Fontainebleau Hotel, Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello's top priority in 2011 should be...
  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    If we are a little sluggish this morning, we have Mark Ronson to thank. We stopped by LIV at the Fontainbleau Hotel last night after watching LCD Soundsystem play for a bunch of old, rich...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    In the run-up to November 2009's release of his debut disc Attention Deficit, D.C. rapper Wale floated into pop consciousness on a thick, fast-moving cloud of accumulated hype. After...
  • Short Order: Booze Hound
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  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    You might recognize the surname Ronson thanks to the three famous siblings attached to it. Charlotte Ronson is a well-known designer, while Samantha Ronson is a semi-talented DJ better known...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    It ain't no Masquerade Motel, but two-thirds of the Swedish House Mafia are coming back to the city -- for separate gigs, mind you. Yes, the guys still make time to tour as solo acts....
  • Music: Columns
    Producer and Perfecto Records founder Paul Oakenfold isn't your typical DJ. He has toured every inch of the planet with legendary acts such as U2 and Madonna. And known for the glitz and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Miami Horror is not from Miami — nowhere near it, actually, for the disco-infused electropop foursome hails from Melbourne, Australia — but we can't help but smirk at the 305...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Washington, D.C.'s Grammy Award-winning production duo Deep Dish enjoyed unparalleled international success during its late-'90s and early-'00s heyday. Much of the pair's universal appeal...
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    Donnis is definitely a member of the class of Kid Cudi, Drake, and company, a performer who's neither commercial rapper nor obscure, lyricism-obsessed MC. And still, thanks to a shrewd,...
  • Music: Feature
    DJ Contra began life in Munich, Germany, on the left side of the Berlin Wall. He spent his teen years around Washington, D.C., and as an adult, he finally wound up in Miami. Since then, he...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Few Hispanics have had electronic dance music careers as fruitful and influential as that of DJ/producer Erick Morillo. Born in Colombia and raised in Union City, New Jersey, the house music...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Hailing from Leeds, England, 2020Soundsystem is a quartet that puts the disco in disconnected. The combined effort of Danny "Dubble D" Ward, Ralph Lawson, Fernando Pulichino, and Julian...
  • Music: Columns
    Dutch DJ Tiësto is like clubland's equivalent to J.R.R. Tolkien's one ring. The recipient of multiple "world's number one DJ" awards from DJ magazine and other publications, this...
  • Music: Show Preview
    These days, everyone likes to pretend they didn't like electroclash at the turn of the millennium and that it's a blight on the illustrious hipster recent past. (Give it another couple of...
  • Music: Show Preview
    In the Venn diagram of modern electro, fidget, and hip-house, Milan-based DJ duo Crookers resides in the overlap. The pairing of producers Phra and Bot, Crookers is often mentioned alongside...
  • Music: Columns
    A hail of bullets greets Baltimore MC Ryeisha "Rye Rye" Berrain in the club. Well, the crowd hails the sound of bullets. There's nothing outright dangerous about a Rye Rye performance, and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Do thumping club tracks move better when they're being pumped out by a couple of guys donning gold Jason Voorhees masks? Maybe. In the four years that Toronto duo MSTRKRFT has been supplying...
  • Music: Show Preview
    It would be enough of an accomplishment if 24-year-old DJ Chachi simply spun at Tenjune — after all, it is one of the Big Bad Apple's hippest hot spots. But that's not nearly enough...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Fatboy Slim will be forever preserved in the mainstream pop culture annals as that funk-soul brother who all but left so-called electronica behind as he crafted commercial-ready dance hits....
  • Music: Columns
    Stockholm-born Axel Willner has, since 2006, braided together two full-length albums from the chromosomes of minimal techno and trance. His latest, Yesterday & Today (ANTI-/Kompakt),...
  • Music: Column
    Two years ago, during Winter Music Conference, the now-defunct Snatch almost burned to the ground. Oh, there wasn't a fire. But there was a hell of a lot of heat. And it all sprang from a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Dirty Hairy, the latest South Beach party promoted by a cohort of downtown kids, prides itself on being over-the-top. Its setting, LIV, is an almost ridiculously glam club in the revamped...
  • Music: Columns
    Ever look around at all of these kids in too-tight fluorescent jeans, cheapie Ray-Bans, and musty-smelling thrift-store wear and wonder, What the hell happened here? There's a simple answer:...

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