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    June 27, 2014

    Holy Ship! 2015's Lineup: Skrillex, Knife Party, Pretty Lights, 98 Others

    Party on a boat! Again!!!! For the fourth consecutive year, the Holy Ship! electronic dance music cruise will be sailing outta South Florida for the Bahamas with dozens of big-name DJs and thousands of beat freaks all aboard a sweet MSC supership. Unlike previous years, HS! will be taking two trip ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Ten Best Moments

    Another year, another Ultra Music Festival. We here at Crossfade always make the annual pilgrimage to Ultra land. And from one UMF to the next, there is a lot of stuff that's not-so-shockingly new. Or as Deadmau5 might screech: "It's the same fucking thing every year!" Inevitably, though, there's ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014: Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Dizzee Rascal, Riff Raff

    No lie, this Winter Music Conference was kind of a failure. WMC has always been the land where new records, artists, and genres are broken and made. If you're track catches fire at Ultra Music Festival, you're guaranteed to have the best year of your career so far. Play your cards right, and you'll ... More >>

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    March 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Full Lineup and Set Times

    Get to party plannin', raver. In just one week, Ultra Music Festival 2014 begins at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Arrive unprepared ... And you will be screwed. Of course, we mean: "Do not forget your cellphone and water-purification pills. Blah, blah, blah." But we also mean: "Put together a ti ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Top Ten Fashion Trends: Unicorns, Muscles, and More!

    If you think rave culture is about the music or drugs, you're so very wrong. Above all, it's about the look. And at a rave: the freakier, the finer. Year after year, fans of EDM and friends of Molly help the culture evolve with their fashion choices at Miami's Ultra Music Festival. Even though the ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014: M.I.A., MGMT, Basement Jaxx

    Much like the actual weather in this era of global warming, the emotional climate at Ultra Music Festival's live stage is wildly unpredictable. The fans might love it. They might hate it. It's always tough to predict. But the fervor and size of the audience often mirrors the enthusiasm, though not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    WMC and MMW 2014: Thursday Party Guide

    Time to party like it's Thursday, people. Well, because it is the fourth day of the week. But during Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, the intensity of the average weeknight is ratched up to OMG-so-epic-I'm-gonna-remember-this-moment-forever-unless-I-black-out-which-is-a-real-oh-shit le ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Gary Richards Gets the Hard Family Together in Miami: "It's Not For the Money"

    When you think "family reunion," you might imagine a barbecue in some park full of screaming children and an uncle who drinks too much. You may hear loud music from a scratchy sound system piercing the awkward tension like a plastic spork through mac-n-cheese. But what if we take away the drunken u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    WMC and MMW 2014: The 130 Parties Announced So Far

    Ragers, raves, getdowns, throwdowns, pool parties, boat parties, beach parties, club parties, street parties ... Yep, it's already time to get set for another bout of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week madness. Now, at the moment, with the ten-day blitz still over a month away, the WMC a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Hard Miami Announces 2014 Party Lineup: M.I.A., Boys Noize, Basement Jaxx, 18 Others

    Get Hard, beat freaks. 'Cause Destructo (AKA Los Angeles DJ, producer, and superpromoter Gary Richards) has just announced this year's Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week party plan. For the third straight WMC/MMW season, Hard Miami will throw down two full nights of fist-pumping and hump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014 Announces Set Times and Stages

    It's officially Ultra season, beat freaks. Just yesterday, the EDM fest announced its Phase Two lineup, adding Chance the Rapper, Miami's own DJ Craze, as well as the Diplo and Skrillex collab Just U, and 50 other acts to the party plan. But already the Ultra Music Festival peeps have followed up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Phase Two Lineup: Diplo and Skrillex's Jack U, Chance the Rapper, 50 Others

    What's that barely audible uhntz-uhntz, bro? Just Ultra Music Festival oh-so-quietly releasing 2014's Phase Two lineup, exclusively via its official iPhone and Android apps. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are never too far from our cellular devices. So we snagged UMF's adds for you. Just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Ultra 2014 Announces Phase One Lineup: Avicii, Diplo, M.I.A., MGMT, 104 Others

    "It's lineup day!" For the last 21 hours, Ultra Music Festival has been taunting and teasing international beat freaks with its 2014 Phase One reveal. But now it's finally here ... A 105-act roster packed with big-name DJs (Avicii, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Hardwell, Tiësto) and a killer live contingen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Duke Dumont's Mission: "Make the Women Dance and Everyone Has a Good Time"

    There's something wonderful happening to pop music over in the U.K. Underground dance music styles like deep house, garage and bass are breaking through the roof and taking over the charts, in much the same way they did during the '90s. DJ-producer Duke Dumont is the prime example of this phenom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

    We're almost done with the week, and we're almost done with the first month of 2013. How much have you gotten done so far? Alright, forget that question. How much have you partied this so far? Not enough, right? Cool, well, we've got loads of great music coming around the bend this weekend, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Blood Orange Promises Miami: "Naked Girls in the Style of Piña and Lots of Guitar Solos"

    If you were donning baggy fluorescent pants and twirling glowsticks during the so-called "nu-rave" boom of the mid-noughties, then you may know Devonté Hynes as one-third of the group Test Icicles. And if you're a hipster indie rock nerd, you might know him as Lightspeed Champion, the "49th cooles ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Sam Sparro Playing New Return to Paradise Tracks at Bardot Miami on April 28

    Back in 2008, it was practically impossible to escape the catchy vocal hook of "Black and Gold," the Grammy-nominated breakthrough single from Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album. The consensus among newly converted fans was that the Australian-born singer-songwriter had it. Namely, soul. It helps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival 2012

    ​Back in the 1990s, Fatboy Slim helped establish the standard for EDM producers breaking through to the mainstream. A decade and half later, DJs and producers are once again showing up on Top 40 and what's left of MTV. We're not saying Slim has any sort of axe to grind. But it's quite possible a ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    SBTRKT Talks American Dubstep, Post-Dubstep, and Ultra Music Festival

    ​When we mentioned SBTRKT (pronounced subtract) in our list of of ten most exciting acts at Ultra Music Festival, we were being dead serious. The British musician is often pigeonholed as post-dubstep. But in reality, he carefully navigates EDM genres, splicing disparate styles and influences lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Five Things Peaches Wants You to Know Before Her Show at Grand Central Tomorrow

    ​This week, the queen of electroclash, Peaches, spoke with Crossfade over the phone. We were a little starstruck, so we couldn't even get the tape recorder working properly.But we did ask her whether she's prepping new music, which it seems she isn't, telling us that the world will probably hear s ... More >>

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    March 20, 2011

    Keep It Hard With Gary Richards at Grand Central March 24

    ​Gary Richards wants to introduce you to your new favorite party. It's called Hard, and since 2007 it's been drawing thousands of electro heads together for messy free-for-alls in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Next city in Richards's sights? Miami, of course. A DJ and record industry ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 10, 2011

    Ultra Naté Interview, Part Two: Divadom, Hero Worship, and the Future

    via​Earlier this week as she prepped for her Wednesday night appearance at the Clevelander's House You! party, Crossfade and fierce deep house diva Ultra Naté discussed Winter Music Conference and the ongoing evolution of house. And now she's back for another gig and another discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Vampire Weekend Gets the Club Treatment with Two Remixes

    ​We're pretty sure most of you are at least somewhat hyped about Vampire Weekend coming to the Fillmore on October 14 with Beach House. But the Columbia-bred indie darlings aren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea. Though you'll likely hear their jams everywhere from the radio and TV commercials ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    December 9, 2009

    Air Making Miami Debut at the Fillmore Miami Beach March 13

    Photo by Luciana Val & Franco MussoAir​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Q&A with DJ Ralph Lawson of 2020Soundsystem, Playing LIV on Saturday

    ​In this age of laptop-toting faux live electronic dance music acts, an actual band employing actual live instrumentation and vocals is a rare thing, especially when said band is delivering funked-out dancefloor bangers like 2020Soundsystem. The musical brainchild of Leeds-based DJ and esteemed 20 ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Jay-J and Luke McKeehan Play Electric Pickle this Friday

    It seems like the international EDM talent is just pouring in at the Electric Pickle lately, to the point where the artist bookings are coming in pairs and even triples each night (see last week's disco/house/techno three-way with Sunshine Jones, Pete Herbert and Benno Blome). Needless to say, this ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 18, 2008

    Switch Coming to Heathrow December 13

    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 live ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    May 21, 2008

    Full Q&A with Yo Majesty

    In this week's issue of the Miami New Times, for my Suicide Blonde column I spoke with JWL B and Shunda K of the Tampa-based electro-rap group Yo Majesty. Click here to read my explanation of why they're one of the most punk rock things out there right now. But of course, the interviews ran longer ... More >>

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    FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive Records)

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    September 7, 2006
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    September 29, 2005

    Jason Forrest

    Shamelessly Exciting (Sonig)

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    July 21, 2005


    The Understanding (Astralwerks)

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    January 13, 2005

    Various Artists

    Appleseed original soundtrack Tofu Records

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    October 28, 2004
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    October 14, 2004


    Mouse on Mars are the radical connectors of electronic architecture

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    June 24, 2004

    Don't Speak

    A man of few words, dance music hero Sasha talks with his hands

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    October 23, 2003

    Basement Jaxx

    Kish Kash (Astralwerks)

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    March 20, 2003

    WMC 2003

    The week rolls on with more sun, sex, and sounds

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    April 4, 2002

    Continent Divide

    Dance music may never hit as big in the United States as in Europe, but maybe for these DJs it doesn't matter

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    April 19, 2001

    Basement Jaxx


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    September 9, 1999

    Basement Jaxx Sidebar

    Felix Burton's Top 5 Records to Move a Crowd

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    September 9, 1999

    Girl, They'll House You

    No shiny silver miniskirts, please, we're Basement Jaxx

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