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1235 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33119 | 0 | 305-695-8411

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If one nightclub epitomizes South Beach fun and excess, it's Mansion. Mansion features all the South Beach nightclub staples: strict door policy, pricey cover, and bottle service. But where it excels is booking the hottest electronic dance and hip-hop acts week after week, no matter the time of year. Then there's the opulence of it all: The foyer leads to a small alcove that eventually takes you to the main area. There, the private balcony that hosts ultra-VIPs and celebrities overlooks the main floor. But dance-floor space is limited. Mansion was one of the first clubs to place couches and tables for bottle service directly on the dance floor.


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    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: 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: Giveaways
    "WOOHOO!" That's exactly how stoked trance superstar Armin Van Buuren was to hear that he'd won DJ Mag's ultimate EDM fan poll (again), ecstatically shouting via Twitter: "Just picked up...
  • Music: Columns
    Electronic dance music has America by the throat. But how did it get to be this way? Well, we can't say definitively. But it kinda began with blogging hipsters in 2006. Hell, some of the...
  • 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: Photos
    Damn ... Peaches is a freak. And not just in the ass-blasting, titty-shaking, cock-rocking, gender-fucking way. This lady's got, like, two dozen boobs with nipples that look like...
  • 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: Giveaways
    Peaches is the professor of freaks. For the last 12 years, she's been leading a master class in how to have the most insanely ass-blasting, titty-shaking, cock-rocking time while giving...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    EDM has America by the throat. But how did it get to be this way? Well, we can't say definitively. Although, it kinda started with blogging hipsters in 2006. Hell, some of the DJs making...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    These days, you can't go outside without hearing the sickeningly familiar strains of "Le7els." But before that sweet melody had the scene on fire, the go-to track of the moment was a little...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Wanna get Jacked? Again? That's right ... Even though Mr. Nick van de Wall (better known among beat freaks as Afrojack) just slammed Miami with a two-night stand in June, the 24-year-old...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Let me see you dutty wine to the bassline, girl. Bitches all over the world are going to drop it low when Italy's massive electro monster Congorock drops his new track with dancehall...
  • 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: Giveaways
    See also "Steve Aoki Talks Snorkeling in the Keys" -- "Steve Aoki Throws a Birthday Cake on the Crowd at Ultra Music Festival 2012." Eager beat freaks ... Have you been fantasizing about a...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    While the rest of the nation is freaking out about the potential effect of a category-two hurricane on the Republican National Convention in Tampa, we here at Crossfade are focused on only...
  • Music: Show Preview
    We've gotta give props to the folks at Kontrol Miami. All summer long, they've somehow run a successful underground EDM night at Mansion, the same club that purportedly kicked DJ Dennis...
  • Crossfade: Useless Lists
    See also Crossfade's review of Peaches at Grand Central in September 2011 -- plus the full 30-photo slideshow. Hold on to your tits, kids. 'Cause Peaches is coming to town. Yes, 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: Q&A
    See also "Dennis Ferrer on Commercial EDM: 'They See an Easy Customer Who Wants It Fast & Cheap.'" When renowned DJ-producer Dennis Ferrer got kicked off the decks mid-set at Mansion...
  • 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: Concert Preview
    We've gotta give props to the folks at Kontrol Miami. All summer long, they've managed to run a successful underground EDM night at Mansion, the same club that purportedly kicked DJ Dennis...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    See Crossfade's concert review, "Avicii Totally 'Le7els' Miami at American Airlines Arena, June 8." Even though Avicii's spent the entire summer luring underage uhntz-uhntz addicts to arena...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The British are coming! Quick, put on your dancing shoes and head to South Beach! The UK’s Alex Metric hits the scene Friday at Mansion (1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), where...
  • 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...
  • Cultist: Culture
    As the Florida Primary Elections approach next week, politicians are appealing to local voters on a wide variety of issues: the economy, education, and the inalienable right of fast food...
  • Cultist: Around Town
    We've had a rough past few weeks. News reports are full of tragedy, violence, economic collapse and other altogether unpleasant business. It can be hard to break away from the bad sometimes,...
  • 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...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    The dog days are over, yo! Well, they're over for the next two days, at least. After a strenuous week of hot mamis and papis strutting their stuff on our catwalks for Mercedes-Benz Fashion...
  • 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...
  • Crossfade: Interviews
    Kevin Saunderson didn't just invent Detroit techno as part of the legendary Belleville Three with Juan Atkins and Derrick May. He also perfected the techno hit, catapulting the seminal...
  • 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: 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,...
  • 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....
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 35-photo slideshow of Afrojack at Mansion. Afrojack With Shermonology, Quintino and R3hab Mansion, Miami Beach Friday, June 15, 2012 Afrojack is like the USPS. Neither rain...
  • Music: Columns
    What could role-playing games, the Internet, Disney cartoons, the Grammys, and dirty Dutch house beats possibly have in common? Simply, 24-year-old Nick van de Wall, better known to Miami's...
  • 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: Giveaways
    Break out your rubber underwear and alien-eye sunglasses, beat freaks. 'Cause if the official video trailer for Afrojack's Jacked 2012 Summer Tour is even 69% accurate, this Dutch dude's...
  • 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...
  • Crossfade: Interviews
    Win free tickets to Afrojack's Jacked Summer Tour at Mansion Miami on June 15 and 16. What could RPGs, the Internet, Disney cartoons, the Grammys, and dirty Dutch house beats possibly have...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Armin van Buuren — he spent four consecutive years atop DJ Magazine's list of the 100 most popular DJs on the planet, a feat no other jock has accomplished in the British rag's...
  • 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: Memorial Day Weekend
    See also "Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami." The Beach is about to get flooded, son. At this very moment, there are 250,000 rappers, DJs, celebs, porn...
  • Music: Feature
    The Beach is about to get flooded, son. At this very moment, there are 250,000 rappers, DJs, celebs, porn stars, strippers, and regular people packing the Hummer full of champagne, cash...
  • Crossfade: News
    Win free tickets to Afrojack's Jacked Summer Tour at Mansion Miami on June 15 and 16. Afrojack is bummed. "Just found out some of my shows are postponed till November [because] of...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Armin van Buuren. He spent four consecutive years atop DJ Magazine's top 100 list of the most popular DJs on the planet, a feat no other jock has accomplished in the British rag's history....
  • 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: Show Announcements
    Shave the sides of your head right after buying Skrillex tickets on Saturday morning and it will have grown back by the time his show hits Mansion on September 28. But you'll still have...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If Crosstown Rebels honcho Damian Lazarus is playing in Miami, it’s most likely taking place somewhere downtown. Probably at Electric Pickle or Space, where his forward-thinking sets...
  • 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...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    Ay caramba! It's Friday, y'all. Finally.In a few hours, it'll be time to unleash your inner Mexican. We know we have one (no, really, we're Mexican). During this time of the month, gringos...
  • 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...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Everyone knows Swedes are gorgeous. They also make awesome meatballs. And when it comes to inexpensive, DIY furniture, IKEA has the entire house on lock. Of course, though, we gotta add...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    Thanks in no small part to a certain House Mafia, Sweden is becoming synonymous with electronic dance music to the mainstream masses of the world. But if there's one artist who's truly...
  • 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
    Sweden gets a lot of things right. Everyone knows Swedes are gorgeous. They also make awesome meatballs. And when it comes to inexpensive, DIY furniture, IKEA's got the entire house on...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Yes, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week are over. But that doesn't mean the uhntz-uhntz is dead and gone. This Friday, Mansion will bring the party back with Flosstradamus. If you...
  • 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: Ten under $10
    Good, Friday's here. For some folks, April 6, 2012 is a Friday like any other. If you're a practicing Christian, however, and buy into the whole canonical gospels--particularly John...
  • Music: Show Preview
    At the end of 2010, Toronto-based electro-pop trio Dragonette released "Hello," a sprightly collaborative single with DJ Martin Solveig. Though too late to make the cut for year-end lists...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Yes, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week are over. But that doesn't mean the uhntz-uhntz is dead and gone. On Friday, April 13, Mansion is bringing the party back with...
  • 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
    At the end of 2010, Toronto-based electro-pop trio Dragonette released, "Hello," a spritely collaborative single with DJ Martin Solveig. Though too late to make the cut for year-end lists...
  • 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...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    The week of uhntz-uhntz is over. Did you have enough, Miami? We didn't think so. So pick up your serotonin-depleted head and blown eardrums off the floor where you left them after Sunday...
  • Crossfade: Winter Music Conference
    Check out Crossfade's daily party guide -- plus WMC and MMW's fifteen best parties. Are you ready to spend the next three days penned inside the gates of Bayfront Park like some kinda wild,...
  • 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
    Happy hump day, beat freaks. How fuckin' rowdy was Steve Aoki last night at Mansion? The Dim Mak Miami party was so worth the $2,500 VIP table for six. Our frat bros loved it. They met so...
  • 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...
  • Crossfade: Winter Music Conference
    It's Winter Music Conference. So for the last 24 hours, we here at Crossfade have been raving and raging with a gang of incurable beat freaks, hardcore partiers, Junior Boys, sun junkies,...
  • 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...
  • Music: Columns
    Before Steve Aoki was voted DJ Most Likely to Waste Champagne, he already had a pretty sweet reputation as the head of Dim Mak Records. When he started the label in 1996, Aoki focused...
  • 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: Miami Music Week
    Before Steve Aoki was voted DJ Most Likely to Waste Champagne, he already had a pretty sweet reputation as the head of Dim Mak records. When he started the label back in 1996, he focused...
  • 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: Show Preview
    Though obviously rooted in the beat matching and live mixing of the disc jockey, the mashup, as we know it today, is a distinctly '00s phenomenon that revealed itself at the very beginning...
  • 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...
  • Crossfade: Department of WTF
    See also "Dennis Ferrer's Final Word on Getting Kicked Off Mansion Miami's Stage for Not Being 'Commercial Enough.'" Earlier this week, we told you about South Beach's Mansion kicking its...
  • Crossfade: Department of WTF
    See also "Dennis Ferrer's Final Word on Getting Kicked Off Mansion Miami's Stage for Not Being 'Commercial Enough.'" Yesterday, we told you about South Beach's Mansion kicking its headliner...
  • Crossfade: Department of WTF
    See also "Dennis Ferrer's Final Word on Getting Kicked Off Mansion Miami's Stage for Not Being 'Commercial Enough.'" Mansion has always catered to a very mainstream crowd with very...
  • Crossfade: Miami Music Week
    The official start of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week is less than a month away, and local venues are starting to reveal all the beat-wrapped goodies. One of the bigger...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Though obviously rooted in the beat matching and live mixing of the disc jockey, the mash-up, as we know it today, is a distinctly 2000s phenomenon that revealed itself at the very beginning...
  • 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
    Wanna know how Crossfade spent the weekend? Well, we met the Mau5 at Mansion on Friday, ogled "a half-naked girl covered in fake diamonds," didn't do drugs, partied till morning, and then...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Deadmau5's Unhoooked Mansion Reopening Party Friday, January 20, 2012 Better Than: A late-night with Tiësticle. After ten days of all work and no play, Mansion swung out its doors to the...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    When Mansion suddenly and mysteriously revealed that it was "CLOSED," were you among the SoBe clubbers wracked with shock ("What?!?!"), anger ("WTF? So pissed"), and sadness ("Mansion will...
  • Crossfade: News
    On Tuesday, mansionmiami.com read: "MANSION IS CLOSED." Fans freaked out ("WTF? So pissed") and South Beach haters rejoiced ("Finally!!! That club was garbage") while others just shrugged....
  • Crossfade: News
    UPDATE Mansion and Deadmau5 have just announced a two-night reopening party for January 20 and 21. Log onto mansionmiami.com and the nightlub's site has been scrubbed clean, except for a...
  • Music: Columns
    A decade ago, Tracy Young broke out in a big way when she mixed songs for the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. At the time, Miami's party people were psyched because Young was a resident of...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    A decade ago, Tracy Young broke out in a big way when she mixed songs for the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. At the time, we were all psyched here in Miami since Young was a resident of our...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Khaled bin Abdul Khaled — DJ Khaled for short — is turning 36 this month, and the legendary radio personality, label executive, and accomplished music producer will celebrate the...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Khaled bin Abdul Khaled -- DJ Khaled for short -- is turning 36 this month, and the legendary radio personality, label executive, and accomplished music producer will be celebrating the date...
  • Crossfade: Giveaways
    Why did all y'all basic bitches and chicken heads blow your entire Arby's paycheck on too much "Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada"? That's just bad budgeting. No worries, though,...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    In the time (approximately five days) that it took 600,000 YouTube junkies to fire up their MacBook Pros, smoke a fatty, and sing-along to the hot and sticky candy-colored vid for a song...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Rick Ross called Kreayshawn a "dirty bitch" and threatened to "slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags." But the 22-year-old rapper-slash-Ricky Rozay enemy does not give a...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    For a minute, the entire wired world was asking, "Where the F#@K is Kreayshawn?!" But all that initial hype generated by "Gucci Gucci" has begun to die down. And now, locked into a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Given the godlike status enjoyed by superstar EDM DJs today, it's easy to forget their profession's humble roots. Before DJs were selling out global festivals, arenas, and megaclubs, many of...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Given the godlike status enjoyed by superstar EDM DJs today, it's easy to forget their profession's humble roots. Before DJs were selling out global festivals, arenas, and mega-clubs, many...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It’s no surprise that Mansion booked Samantha Ronson for its weekly We Rock Hip Hop party. Because it’s all in the family when she takes over the decks at this Opium Group locale....
  • Crossfade: Art Basel Miami Beach
    There are very few bald men as gnarly as Richard Melville Hall, especially in the record business. Better known as Moby, the 46-year-old DJ, producer, and songwriter is an electronic music...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Some DJs were raised with all the spoils of Western capitalism, weaned on Tower Records and Top 40 radio. Others, like Uros Umek, grew up in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War era, cut...
  • Music: Show Preview
    As the Magic City's Diamond Princess makes perfectly clear on her newish pretty-girl party track, "Red Bottoms (Long Heels)," she's the boss. And you ain't. "These niggas gonna love what...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    As the Magic City's Diamond Princess makes perfectly clear on her new-ish pretty-girl party track, "Red Bottoms (Long Heels)," she's the boss. And you ain't. "These niggas gonna love what...
  • Crossfade: Photos
    Broward County hustler and We The Best prospect Ace Hood never stops, sleeps, or surrenders. The game is ruthless. And a real player's gotta stay hard. Just like Hood spits on "King of the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Ace Hood's career is the stuff of rap legend. A few years ago, the Broward boy handed a demo to 99 Jamz's DJ Khaled in the hopes of performing at his birthday bash. Soon enough, he was the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    This past year has been a whirlwind for Dutch electronic music producer and techno-house DJ Afrojack, AKA Van de Wall. In addition to constantly touring the States and sitting on a treasure...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Ace Hood's career is the stuff of rap legend. A few years back, the Broward boy handed a demo to 99 Jamz's DJ Khaled in the hopes of performing at his birthday bash. Soon enough, he was the...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    This past year has been a whirlwind for Dutch electronic music producer and techno-house DJ Afrojack, AKA Van de Wall. In addition to endlessly touring the US and sitting on a treasure...
  • Music: Show Preview
    It's no small feat coming up in the cutthroat international DJ game, especially if you're a woman. But Miami-via-Toronto DJ Sydney Blu has defied the odds, becoming one of the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If there's one thing Miamians really love, it's a good show. So even if you're not crazy about Steve Aoki's mixes, at least you can expect a night of instantly recognizable party tracks,...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    Down here in the Magic City, if there's one thing we really love, it's a good show. So even if you're not crazy about Steve Aoki's mixes, at least you can expect a night of instantly...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you haven't already met spacey soul singer Miguel (or pirated his debut album, All I Want Is You), here are some fun facts. He was born 24 years ago in San Pedro, California. He has black...
  • Crossfade: Pop Gossip
    If you haven't already met spacey soul singer Miguel (or pirated his debut album All I Want Is You), here are some fun facts. He was born 24 years ago in San Pedro, California. He's got...
  • Crossfade: Photos
    Last night, all the little SoBe monsters crawled out of their ultraglam holes, slipped into their weirdest costumes, slapped on some facepaint, and slithered down to Mansion for Lady Gaga's...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Building a DJ rep on the back of remixes isn't a new career strategy. But Dragan Roganovic has had a particularly prosperous go at it. Born in Serbia, raised in Australia, and now based in...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Put your paws up, little monster. Lady Gaga is coming to town. Er, well, sort of. Not really. But her Born This Way album listening party will be hitting SoBe. And thanks to Gaga's latest...
  • Crossfade: Nightlife
    Building a DJ rep on the back of remixes isn't a new career strategy. But Dragan Roganovic has had a particularly prosperous go at it. Born in Serbia, raised in Australia, and now based...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Excuse us for all the Lagy Gaga coverage, but you know how it is ... Big popstar comes into town and the whole city comes to a standstill.Our sources have told us Gaga's...
  • Crossfade: Ultra Music Festival
    Last night at Mansion, Italian electro-house DJ Benny Benassi warmed up his turntables --- and our town --- for his performance at the Ultra Music Festival. The world-renowned musician,...
  • Crossfade: Winter Music Conference
    See the full 35-photo Paul Van Dyk WMC 2011 slideshow at Clubchaser.com. Paul Van Dyk's orchestration of sound and light last night at Mansion was true to the title of his upcoming album:...
  • Music: Show Preview
    As an Iranian-American teen caught up in Washington, D.C.'s '80s music scene, Ali Shirazinia became a fan of hardcore and New Wave. But when that decade died out, the kid switched, like a...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    As an Iranian-American teen caught up in Washington, D.C.'s 1980s music scene, Ali Shirazinia became a fan of hardcore and New Wave. But when that decade died out, the kid switched, like a...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    World-renowned DJ-producer Junior Sanchez hardly needs an introduction. Like his homies Erick Morillo and Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Sanchez was bred in New Jersey's seminal '90s Latin...
  • Music: Columns
    At this point, San Franciso-based DJ-producer Max Vangeli is basically a made man. He has scored support sets for Swedish House Mafia. He's been signed to Mafia member Steve Angello's Size...
  • Crossfade: Over the Weekend
    When the hypemongers start tossing around loaded phrases like "Nicki Minaj," "All-Pink Everything," and "New Year's Eve," your mind instantly floods with hot and luscious fantasies of...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    Way back in the beginning of 2010, you harbored this strange delusion of spending a pleasure-filled night with the best (lady?) rapper alive, Nicki Minaj. You imagined romping through a...
  • Music: Columns
    If you're a pop culture junkie, you might recognize DJ Tracy Young from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where she recently appeared alongside ex-girlfriend Kim Zolciak. But if that's the...
  • Crossfade: New Year's Eve
    All you pop culture junkies might recognize DJ Tracy Young from The Real Housewives of Atlanta where she recently made a cameo alongside ex-girlfriend Kim Zolciak. But if that's the only...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    That old-school jacking house sound from the early '90s made a big comeback in 2010. One of its pioneers was none other than Miami's Oscar Gaetan, who along with DJ Ralph Falcon and their...
  • Crossfade: Slideshows
    See the full 26-photo La Roux slideshow. Yeah, it wasn't exactly a "concert." A nightclub's got bottles to sell and a dance floor to fill, so La Roux's set last night at Mansion was...
  • Crossfade: A Compelling Visual
    La Roux performs at Mansion tonight. It's a makeup date for the band's South Beach show that was canceled back in August. Last month, when Elly Jackson and friends made-up their show at the...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Much like Robyn, Little Boots, and Annie, La Roux is another European indie-dance commodity with outlandish hair and songs seemingly too brash for regular radio play in the States. Yet...
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    Recording under his persona Plastikman, minimal mastermid Richie Hawtin first established himself as a standard-bearer for material as much about breath as breadth. Now, seven years since...
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    Performing under his own name, Canadian-born, Berlin-based Richie Hawtin for two decades has navigated the space between DJ and recording artist, constructing epic swaths of spatial...
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    Performing under his own name, Canadian-born, Berlin-based Richie Hawtin has navigated the space between DJ and recording artist for two decades, constructing epic swaths of spatial...
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    Maybe Mr. Officer Ricky Rozay never flooded the streets with keys. But the facts don't really matter. It's been two years, a couple of months, and a pair of solo albums since the Carol City...
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    If you need an argument against the idea that smoking marijuana will rob you of ambition, you need look only as far as Snoop Dogg. The continually blunted West Coast rap superstar is less a...
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    Party thump-producing icon Roger Sanchez will pack the house at Mansion this Saturday. Well, that's his intention at least. Fresh off a South American tour, the New York City native began a...
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    Ryan Raddon is the DJ/producer known to audiences as Kaskade. He admits he's a really bad surfer, though he wears flip-flops. It's soon reinforced that, aside from his inability to ride a...
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    Pulling off the whole big-room commercial house music thing without falling into the lowest common denominator is no easy feat. (We're looking at you, David Guetta.) Nevertheless, the...
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    Fedde Le Grand has been a staple of the Netherlands' electronic dance music scene since the early '00s, when he cofounded the renowned Sneakerz club night in Amsterdam and the Hague. But in...
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    Rest assured, dedicated Web 2.0'ers: D.C. rapper Wale has not forsaken Twitter. One of the most committed tweeters this side of Japanese schoolchildren, Wale earlier this year swore off the...
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    After eluding the annals of popular dance music for practically forever, France finally got with the program in the late '90s thanks to a quirky little duo named Daft Punk. It didn't take...
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    Canadian producer Joel Zimmerman, AKA Deadmau5, can come off as a dead ringer for other dance favorites. There are pretty good odds that you could put on some new Deadmau5 tracks, chant...
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    You already know Sander Kleinenberg's music, although you might not be aware of that fact. You probably first heard it at a certain Park West nightclub at 8 a.m. while rolling so hard you...
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    If you recognized the name in this little headline, let's just get this out of the way: Yes, Brand Nubian is still around. Or rather, since the inception of this original paragon of...
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    Initially catching a break as an opening DJ for progressive figurehead Sasha, UK DJ/producer James Zabiela funneled an interest in acid house's tightly pitched trills and the instant editing...
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    If the DJ is a god to some, the mix CD is his communion. Sometime between the personal mixtape compilations of the 1970s and the omnipresent podcasts of today, the DJ mix became an artistic...
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    This Saturday night at Mansion, Armand Pena will introduce his new, slick-as-hell house compilation for Nervous Records, Nervous Nitelife: Miami 2009. The disc features a number of Pena's...
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    Naming his label Size Records, DJ/producer Steve Angello set himself up for criticism if he couldn't lay down the magnitude of tracks necessary to command a room like Mansion, where he will...
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    There's something a little Sheila E. about Tracy Young. Her steadfast, stoic presence when she's doing her DJ thing reminds you of Prince's bongo-smacking concubine in her Arsenio Hall Show...
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    It seems like every time Deadmau5 leaves the house, he has to stop over for an appearance at Mansion; his last time at the club was just this past August. So what has he been up to since...
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    Like fellow Frenchman Laurent Garnier, house DJ Joachim Garraud cut his teeth at Paris nightclub Boy, ground zero for the country's techno scene. Unlike most DJs, however, he came in with a...

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