We're officially balls-deep into summer and everyone is covered in a thin film of uncomfortable sweat. But despite the already-oppressive temps, Grand Central is turning up the heat. The Downtown Miami hangout just added three killer new shows to its end-of-summer and early-fall concert schedule, k ... More >>
In Angolan culture, the celebration of life is strongest at death. This ritual is called komba and it takes place seven days after a corpse has been buried. Instead of shedding tears of sorrow, the deceased's friends and family dance wildly into the night, drinking heavily and eating the dead one' ... More >>
Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties. Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
See the full 35-photo Hard Miami Moombahton Massive at Grand Central slideshow. Hard Miami and Mad Decent's Moombahton Massive With Diplo, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, and others Grand Central, Miami Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Better Than: Seven hours of reggaeton and sirens. Back in the fall of ... More >>
Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise. Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>
Fatboy Slim, your electronic music captain.There is finally a lineup for the upcoming Hard Cruise -- now cleverly named Holy Ship! -- departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2012 and returning on January 9. The four-day cruise will travel Port Lucaya in the Bahamas and a p ... More >>
In order to prepare for Saturday's Major Lazer concert at Grand Central, Skerrit Bwoy and Fader have conveniently released an instructional video explaining daggering. If you aren't familiar with daggering it's basically simulated sex (at least, we hope so) on the dancefloor. It's definitely not for ... 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 >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
J-Wow of Buraka Som Sistema (front) making his Miami debut during WMC.Finally, here it is. Poplife has announced its annual WMC party, and not a moment to spare -- cutting it close there kids. This year Miami's perennial hipster party is teaming up with Mad Decent and Fool's Gold to bring you Mad ... 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 >>
Miami's resident internationalist.
Saturday night, 2:00 a.m. A club raftered with Colombians and Venezuelans, Argentines and Bolivians. There are Cubans too, primarily born in Florida. And there's also a smattering of Italians. Pepper the crowd with a fistful of Yanks and then stir.That's the stew. It could be La Paz; it could be ... More >>
The year's finest tracks, both mixed and unmixed.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>