Nicole Moudaber is a veritable cultural force, a fearless revolutionary. She was organizing the very first electronic dance music parties that the Lebanese capital of Beirut saw in the years following its horrific civil war. It was a dangerous time for anyone, let alone a woman pushing a Western m ... More >>
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 healthy living, proving one jumping jack at a time that dedication, dancing, and dieting can keep you looking li ... More >>
See also Stacey Pullen in "Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend." Last month, we here at Crossfade had a chat with second-wave Detroit techno legend Rick Wade about "disposable tracks" vs. "substance." One of Wade's homeboys from that second wave is celebrated DJ-producer Stacey Pull ... More >>
Over the last few years, Miami nightlife has seen a definite paradigm shift. And it coincides with the emergence of DJ-promotions collective LINK. The tyranny of commercial dance music and VIP culture on South Beach is being battled each week by parties like LINK's, which cater strictly to undergro ... More >>
With the imminent demise of the summer season, LINK's Summer Sunday Sessions at Treehouse will also see its finale on September 11. (Note: For those of you who loved the thought of rolling into work on Monday morning after a hardcore night of techno and whiskey, Sunday Sessions will still be going d ... More >>
Maya Jane ColesThe electronic dance music community has always been a major sausage fest. But why? The ladies like to get down on the dance floor just as much as the gents. And they certainly have plenty to contribute behind the decks and in the studio. Nevertheless, for decades, the superstar DJ ... More >>
Having released his debut EP to immediate acclaim on Josh Wink's Ovum label in January 2010, NYC wunderkind Chris Manik made the leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" producer in little more than year. MANIK has since joined the artist rosters of chic labels like Poker Flat ... More >>
NYC-based DJ-producer Chris Manik is on fire right now. In little more than twelve months he's made a formidable leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" boy, with releases on top labels like Ovum and Poker Flat. Specializing in a delectably deep and bass-heavy fusion of t ... More >>
If you're old enough to remember vinyl LPs, then you know that album design used to be an art unto itself. Who doesn't fondly remember rolling a fatty across the face of iconic sleeves such as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? But toda ... More >>
Anja Schneider is a veritable renaissance woman of electronic dance music. The DJ, producer, radio show host and record label magnate is a long-standing veteran of the Berlin scene whose renowned weekly show on Berlin's Radio Fritz has been going strong for a decade. But it's the success and bran ... More >>
You wouldn't know it by his minimal but funky robo-beats, but Parisian star Dan Ghenacia started off his DJ career enamored of deep house. Yes, he was lured to the psychedelia dark side during a year abroad in California, and brought back the soulful sounds to his native Paris, where he started o ... More >>
DJ Joaquin Estevez was born in the Dominican Republic and relocated to Miami in 1992, where he's been a mainstay of the local underground EDM scene since his long-standing residency for Sobebeats and their infamous warehouse parties in 2006-2008. He has since played regularly in support of the PL ... More >>
The Techno Loft at Space has consistently delivered the goods since launching earlier this year, showcasing some of the top techno talent from around the globe with a special emphasis on the Berlin sound. Saturday, December 19 continues the trend with a stellar double booking featuring Berlin techno ... More >>
The PL0T and LINK crews have been busy this year hosting some of the top international techno talent at downtown venues like White Room, Electric Pickle and Space. Now they've embarked on an entirely new collaborative effort that aims to showcase Miami's own local talent in the intimate patio set ... More >>
Alexander Tsotsos a.k.a. Gummihz is a Greek-born and Berlin-based DJ/producer who has garnered much praise from the international dance community in recent years. Drawing inspiration from a variety of musical styles-- including disco, jazz, and the whimsical sounds of chanson -- his floor-f ... More >>
Every year, without exception, WMC showcases the biggest commercial names in electronic dance music at Miami's myriad world-class nightclubs and posh beachside hotels. With all the hype going to the top dogs, it's easy to overlook some of the smaller gems on the Conference's highly-anticipated itine ... More >>
A tech-house hottie leaves Miami blind-sided.
In this week’s Winter Music Conference guide, we summarized why you should check out the white-hot techno DJ, and now label impresario, Anja Schneider. Click here to read the article. Of course, there were a bunch of interview outtakes, so here’s the full Q&A for the super fans. Scroll to the en ... More >>
M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade's hit 2005 track "Body Language" M.A.N.D.Y., hailing from Berlin, isn't female -- nor is it even one person. Rather, it's the purposefully ambiguous moniker of the DJ/producer duo of Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung. Longtime pals since boyhood, over the years they moved f ... More >>
Anja Schneider takes the future sounds of Berlin from the radio to the dance floor.
Everything you ever, ever wanted to know about the spin event of the century.