The 305 helped invent modern dance music. In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit after disco hit from KC and the Sunshine Band, even introducing the word booty into the pop lexicon. Today, Miami party music is still making asses shake. And the ... More >>
James Murphy deserves an IDMA or two.Every year, coinciding with Winter Music Conference, the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) recognizes those who make electronic music great. Sure, it's not exactly the Grammys or MTV's Video Music Awards. But dammit, it's a homegrown awards show and tha ... More >>
Photo by Luciana Val & Franco MussoAirWhen Air's Moon Safari came out in 1998, I was 15 years old and still in my teenage ska/punk phase. But here was an album with lush electronic soundscapes and minimal beats that really spoke to me. Air is responsible for introducing me to electronic music ... More >>
via myspace.com/schemalandNothing about the Fourth of July exactly screams "clanging, experimental electronic noise" -- but then again, the elusive, quasi-legendary Miami duo Phoenecia doesn't appear live too often, either. So for fans of the loosely labeled genre known, unfortunately, as IDM ("inte ... More >>
He gets down, dirty, and quieter on his new album, written in Miami.
Justin Namon GrandMarnier, Julie Budet (a.k.a. Yelle) and Tepr. When French electro-pop trio Yelle's C'est La Amerique tour stopped at the Magic City last Friday, we decided it was a good opportunity to meet with the group face-to-face. We originally hoped to spend the day with Yelle, getting to kn ... More >>
Astralwerks gives Air's Moon Safari the 10th-birthday treatment.
By ANDY VIHSTADT Casino King For those of you holding out for the follow-up to LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Stereogum’s got something to hold you over. The song, “Big Ideas,” will appear in 21, the film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House. The O.S.T. hits stores Mar ... More >>
By Andy Vihstadt Separated at Birth Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan premiered the first material from their Gutter Twins project on MySpace last week. The duo, dubbed as the “Satanic Everly Brothers,” will be releasing Saturnalia on Sub Pop on March 4. Get on their space to stream a couple of tr ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT Led On Those of you waiting on a full-scale reunion tour from Led Zeppelin should find something else to obsess about in 2008. According to Robert Plant’s site , he and Alison Krauss are launching a European tour in May with US dates to follow. In the meantime, here’s the setl ... More >>
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Miami scenesters sound off
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