It's only been a couple of years since two Dutch boys with a mutual love for the old Motown sound dropped their first collaborative release as Detroit Swindle. But that's all the time Maarten Smeets and Lars Dales have needed to grow into a veritable international deep house institution. And as thei ... More >>
"I'm sweating like crazy, actually," says Dutch producer Palmbomen, AKA Kai Hugo, from his mother's home in the south of Holland. "Especially when I play live. When I play live, I'm really soaking wet. It just heals me, always, when I play. The same when I DJ. Yeah, I like to move." The scruffy, ... More >>
Heavy bass, ear-shredding distortion, booty beats, syrupy synths, and prime rhymes. Even though the 305 is a sunny city, it's definitely got a weird, dark, and dirty side. So while this year's top local releases were often sexed-up and fun-obsessed, they were also experimental, X-rated, drugged-ou ... More >>
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 State's infamous summer showers. But one thing's certain: Whatever the weather, it's always cool and sweaty insi ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
Last evening, I glued myself to the television in hot anticipation of Anthony Bourdain's newest episode of The Layover: Amsterdam. As Tony lands at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, I picture an hour of pot-smoking, hash brownie-eating, hooker-laden indulgence before Tony wakes up in a pool of his ow ... More >>
Frenchman Norman Doray plays with the big boys. Coming straight from Ibiza where he hit up the Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel, Mr. Doray is dropping into Arkadia at the Fontainebleau this Thursday for the weekly Subliminal Sessions party. Co-producer of "Chase The Sun", last summer's epi ... More >>
"Captain, is there someone on our ass?"What's a crack reporter over at the Miami Herald to do when the news wire stops spitting out 700 words worth of cheap and easy automatic copy every couple of minutes? Read and regurgitate a tabloid rag called New Times, obviously. If, like us, you buy the H ... More >>
Fly2Miami's Sied Van Riel.How many Dutch DJs, producers, and dance music fans does it take to get a major airline to completely re-route its flight plans? The answer: About 150 of them, plus the power of Twitter and the co-sign of Dutch dance music god Tiësto himself. On the Wednesday of the s ... More >>
Jill WeisbergSpeakeasy and small live music venue Bardot has really brought the 'burbs and the beach to Midtown since it opened a few years ago. North of Space and west of South Beach, it's right off the highway, so Winter Music Conference partiers will find their way there easily, with ... More >>
From AmsterdamAfter recently writing a goofy post about imaginary pot-food pairings, I received an email from the pseudonymous William Breathes, one of two medical marijuana critics for our sister paper Westword, in Denver, Colorado. He expressed gratitude for being mentioned in the post and disa ... More >>
Indomania Shrimp (with rijs & beans)Pieter and Ineke Both, owners of Indomania Restaurant, are taking their annual "summer recess", presumably to relax in their native Amsterdam. This treat of an Indonesian eatery will shutter up starting Sunday, August 29, and will reopen Thursday, September ... More >>
Jeffrey DelannoyMusic is a Weapon has been making some noise for a couple of years. This coming Saturday they will be rocking the Vagabond alongside local Spanish-language punks G2 and Dutch DJ's Saskia Rocks and Geza Weisz for the big-top party Cirque Excentrique; featuring "Party Monster" ... More >>
When New Times featured Music is a Weapon over the summer, the Magic City hustlers were giddy with go after a 7-day Netherlands stand that saw the band treated like the rock stars they're destined to become. You could see the sparkling stars in their eyes, refracting back from the gilded mirrors ... More >>
Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit MiamiMusicFestival.org for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival purposes. Oth ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Top Five Albums for the Week of November 16 - 22 Sweat Records, MiamiThe first release from rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, made up of members of Queens of the Stone Age ... More >>
We last spoke to local hip-hop shooter Derick G. back in June when he had just leveraged his still image work into the world of moving pictures, in high definition.Derick recently hit a new phase in his career when he gained unprecedented access to roll with Cash Money Records as a documentarian ... More >>
via the305.comThe305 is relaunching its print magazine!*Off the Radar is pretty much the only locally based blog that keeps up with all the international bloggy MP3 stuff, while providing some decent writing that explains why the hell we should care. You won't find too much coverage of the local ... More >>
The Wynwood season began fast, with larger spaces and some sizable sales.
Indomania Will Take August OffPieter Both, proprietor of Indomania Restaurant on Miami Beach, will be taking his annual vacation back home to Amsterdam -- meaning that, as per usual, the restaurant will be closed for the month of August. He also wrote to remind me that ever since I mildly mocked Ind ... More >>
I went to a fancy French restaurant called 'Deja Vu'. The headwaiter said, 'Don't I know you?' ~Rod SchmidtHave you heard about the new restaurant on the moon? Great food, but no atmosphere. ~UnknownA cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter. ~Morey AmsterdamA gourmet res ... More >>
Diplo returns to Miami for WMC.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 already hosted numerous parties, include a string of them during Art Basel ... More >>
It was a damn good weekend for the vanguard of the Bolivarian Revolution, Fidel Castro's BFF Hugo Chavez.courtesy Wikimedia CommonsAbout 54 percent of Venezuelans on Sunday voted to remove term limits so that Chavez can run again for president in 2012 -- and presumably well beyond, if Castro is real ... More >>
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