There are far too many electronic dance music artists blowing up because of sheer hype these days. Too many bedroom producers stitching tired old samples and DJ tools and saturating the market with unremarkable dancefloor fodder.
But every once on a while, we're treated to flashes of genius, like t ... More >>
During WMC 2010, White Room (currently Eve) was the unofficial DJ VIP room. Except, it wasn't really VIP. DJ and fans easily hung out side by side. It was the only place were the average partygoer could find him or herself talking with some of the best EDM and DJ acts. It's where we talked Annie ... More >>
Before Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week became a spring breaker's paradise, it was all about discovering new music and artists. When did we all lose sight of that?
Well, if you look close enough, you'll still find there are acts worth discovering. Just let us introduce you to Tensnak ... More >>
Check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's Phase 1 lineup.
There are only five weeks left till epic levels of uhntz-uhntz turn Downtown Miami into a 150,000-person public orgy!
Back in December, Ultra Music Festival announced its initial 92-act roster. And just 14 days later, the fest "completely s ... More >>
When it comes to electronic dance music, there's probably no greater benchmark for superior taste than BBC Radio 1. From the eminent Pete Tong's long-standing Essential Mix to shows by esteemed tastemakers like Gilles Peterson and Annie Mac, Radio 1 has been the first to break EDM's cutting- ... More >>
via myspace.com/jakwobJakwob, AKA James Jacob.Like a lot of other post-millenial musicians, 21-year-old dubstepper Jakwob (AKA James Jacob) is an internet-made man.
A year and a half ago, nobody really knew his name. Hailing from the English Midlands, he was just another university student who ... More >>
It feels like we are beating a dead horse when it comes to Winter Music Conference vs. Ultra Music Festival news -- even Louis Puig got in on the action by accusing Ultra of forcing booked acts to sign exclusivity contracts (something the festival's been doing for years) and greed.On the other en ... More >>
Earlier this week we previewed Annie Mac's upcoming Thursday gig at the Electric Pickle and there is definitely no shortage of buzz and anticipation for this show building up among Miami's dance music cognoscenti.
The Irish-born BBC Radio 1 host specializes in a wildly energetic blend of styles ... More >>
Miami gets Mac-ed!BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac is a well-respected female DJ -- a real rarity in the dude-dominated halls of clubland. Not that there aren't great lady DJs out there, but people always seem to assume that a woman's success is somehow linked to her looks. (Sample misconception: "She' ... More >>
Annie MacWhat is up with all these WMC-quality bookings outside of Conference? Jeez! Couple that with the amazing indie-rock shows happening at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and we haven't seen this sort of amazing musical cornucopia happening, well, since we've been old enough to go out.Now add to a ... More >>
We are sort of stretching this since Winter Music Conference wrapped up Sunday, but it just took a while to finally sit down and process everything we did over the course of last week. But here it is, our final call on all the great and not-so-great things that we experienced last week.Photo by Sant ... More >>
Yes, WMC ended on Sunday, but considering I ended my experience some time technically on Sunday, I've just now gotten my head screwed back on straight. Blame the amazing Get Physical WMC party on Saturday night/Sunday morning, the best edition of that party yet. But I'll get to that shortly. From ... More >>
photo by Nicole CussellThe evening's headliners had interesting choices in headgear.To view a full slideshow from this event, click here. Saturday, I took a day of rest and hibernated rather than try to hit up any day parties. I knew I was going to get sweaty as hell at Get Physical's annual ... More >>
We charmed British DJ Annie Mac on the first night of WMC.We normally try to conserve our energy the first few days before getting too crazy the rest of the week, but how could we skip out on the first night of Winter Music Conference? In fact, there were a few good reasons to nix the sleeping fo ... More >>
At 24, Burns has a DJ career most would be envious of. But his meteoric rise has been because of the hard work and dedication he's put into his craft -- and well, a shout out from the likes of Annie Mac, Mylo, and Calvin Harris doesn't hurt either. He'll be releasing the lastest installment in his E ... More >>
photo by Mari SaraiHipster dance music trends may come and go, but BBC uber-DJ Annie Mac is always one step ahead of them all. Definitely the fiercest female on Radio One, her eponymous Friday-night show, with its trademark guest mini-mixes, give you an up to date who's-who in the scene. (Recent ... More >>
Finally the moment all of you South Beach club rats have been waiting for: The Opium Group has released its official 2010 WMC lineup. With its vast real estate of glitzy big-room venues, including clubs Mansion, Louis, SET, and Cameo, the Beach's ubiquitous nightlife conglomerate is responsible f ... More >>
Erol Alkan headlines Hard's first-ever Miami event.Hard has been bring electro-house to the masses in Los Angeles ever since blog-house exploded over the scene. Sometimes the events can go down as epic, but the event's organizers have had a few blemishes too. We've got to say, we wondered when th ... More >>
via physical-music.comLet's just get this out of the way first: Heidi absolutely, never, ever fails to straight-up kill it on the dancefloor. As one of the leading lights of the Get Physical label stable -- home of M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, et. al. - she was also their first female signing. This B ... More >>
photo by Ian MeyerSo you wanna be a hotshot DJ with your own hip record label? It's not as easy as you might think. But it can be done. And if you're Nick Catchdubs of Fool's Gold, it can be dynamite! New Times caught up with the ever-explosive head-spinner on the eve of another Winter Music Confere ... More >>
Chromeo, Crookers, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold star because it's getting ridiculous. It almost seems like Heathrow is quickly becoming the Studio A replacement we hoped for -- except it's ill equipped to handle any kind of li ... More >>