Blowfly, otherwise known as Clarence Reid, is more than just the world's first recorded rapper, a smooth-singing soul crooner, and a sex prophet for profit. He is living proof of Miami's global relevance to the world of music. And there are not many people who know Blowfly as well as manager, drumm ... More >>
Does your wardrobe consist of parachute pants, shoulder pads, fingerless gloves, and huge earrings? Is your record collection dominated by bands like Flock of Seagulls, the Smiths, the Cure, Pet Shop Boys, the Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Run-D.M.C., Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, and Boogie Down P ... More >>
Biz Martinez makes magic happen. And pulling rabbits out of hats is for amateurs. As music director and talent buyer for LIV and Arkadia at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Biz is the ringmaster, drawing big-ticket bookings week after week. Flash back to 2001 and you won't find that superhero stre ... More >>
Otto Von Schirach seems to be big everywhere but America. In Europe, he tours extensively and plays at big festivals. Here, he's just one of Miami's many oddly awesome characters.That could change this year as he tours across America with Atari Teenage Riot, the '90s digital hardcore outfit that ... More >>
DJ-producer Lee Jones is a trendsetter in many ways. He was one of the first Brits of his generation to migrate to Berlin and join that city's burgeoning EDM community in early 2000s. He was also playing deep melodic cuts long before deep house became the international standard. In fact, he was p ... More >>
Atari Teenage RiotYou know the current crop of noisy electronic acts like Crystal Castles and Sleigh Bells? Well, they owe a lot to a certain Berlin hardcore outfit spearheaded by Alec Empire, Hanin Elias, Carl Crack, and Nic Endo. They were better known as Atari Teenage Riot and throughout the ' ... More >>
Crystal Castles' Alice Glass and Ethan Kath.Say you're playing the 1983 Atari console game Crystal Castles, in which Bentley Bear must collect gems to advance. Bentley accidentally ingests a jewel and falls through a hallucinogenic tunnel that spirals into a secret level filled with panicky confu ... More >>
German DJ-producer Timo Maas has been in the EDM game since long before it was the mainstream soundtrack for weekend clubgoers around the world. As a child of the early '90s rave generation, he soaked up the era's variety of cutting-edge new electronic music styles, emerging as a master of experi ... More >>
myspace.com/anamanaguchiAnamanaguchi is freaking us out!The best thing about electronic music is its limitlessness. Having thrown aside the sonic limitations of rock's overdone guitar-bass-drums combo, synthesizer music can sound like virtually anything. And it does. Electronic music has spaw ... More >>
Blast From the Past is an occasional Crossfade column re-examining classic South Florida releases of yesteryear. Click here for past editions. FUTURISK - The Sound of Futurism (Clark Humphrey Records) For all the cool synth acts the hipsters drool their PBR's for nowadays, I'm glad and q ... More >>
Raveonettes still rule at RadiateDialed In is a new weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists for South Florida's campus radio stations. University of Miami - WVUM 90.5 FM, "The Voice" The Voice is dedicated to playing music that commercial stations leave out of their broadcasts.1 ... More >>
Hecker's next project is reported to be a Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle about the guy who invented Atari, so this may be your last chance to hear him speak in a relaxed venue.
Mindless Self Indulgence savors its own flavor.
Armin van Buuren's digital domination.
From mullets (before, above) to crew cuts (after, below) Think of cop cars as haircuts. The former incarnation of Miami Beach patrol cars were like mullets: somewhat business oriented and vaguely patriotic but with more than a hint of party. Mostly white, the cars sport a playful red squiggle tha ... More >>
Year Zero (Interscope)
There's not much besides an extra controller to these minigames.
Get out the magnifying glass. It's time to burn a game.
The Garden (Atlantic Records)
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown
After bad decisions cost Gabriel Fain a spot among Miami's DJ elite, the house music jock gets a shot at redemption
Two UM radio jocks explore the outer limits of bad music
Music for the Maases2 (Hope/Kinetic)
DJ Sandee sounds off New Times asks DJs what they would say to President George W. Bush if they were to see him face to face