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 >>
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 >>
Without music, those eight hours spent in a cubicle, the bumper-to-bumper traffic on your commute home, and life alone would be an unbearable nuisance. Good thing we never lack any good vibes in the Magic City. Just check the five best concerts going down this week from indie rock with the UK's ... More >>
Another year, another Grammy show. This may have been the 56th run, but the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences still can't work out the kinks. It certainly wasn't the worst Grammys that we've ever seen, but there was plenty to bitch about. Some of the performances were groundbreaking, and som ... More >>
Another year, another 365 ragers. In Miami, though, the New Year's Eve getdown doesn't last just one night. It's a weeklong bender of pachangas con Pitbull, tiki-tiki tunes with Tiësto, stripping and singing along with Robin Thicke and Pharrell, drankin' in the VIP with Lil Wayne, and chasing tha ... More >>
Forget the candy ... Halloween in Miami is all about getting drunk and laid. That's why we here at Crossfade advise against wearing ultra-creepy costumes. 'Cause almost no one (except maybe that family member whose 4Chan screename is "Uncle Fester") wants to have sex with a dead nun or killer clow ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, Ultra Music Festival has pushed even the most seasoned EDM addicts to the very brink of physical and emotional collapse. But now UMF has expanded to two entire weekends (AKA six whole days), which just might turn certain (weaker) members of the Crossfade team into pathet ... More >>
In a scoop that will surely rival the significance of famed investigative reportage like "Blunts Found at Reggae Festival" and "Cocaine Use Suspected at Studio 54," the Miami Herald ran a front-page story today informing the community of something that just about everyone already knows: People do dr ... More >>
Generation Wild Tour With Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie and Mikael Weermets Thursday, February 14, 2013 Better Than: Speed dating for a Valentine's companion. Did the youth of Miami prove they party hardest? Last night, the Generation Wild Tour made its stop at LIV for a crowd of eye-contact e ... More >>
When Miami throws an end-of-year blowout, it's guaranteed that everyone is going home broke. And drunk. And accompanied by some creepy-sexy stranger who'll ask for money in the morning. So if you wanna wake up in 2013 with empty pockets, a booze-damaged brain, and a bed full of hot mess, check out ... More >>
Wow, y'all. Another year has come and gone. But what do we have to show for it? Sure, we had a lot of fun. We discovered a lot of new, hopeful artists and said goodbye to a few favorites. But we also saw the rise of some terrible pop bullshit and we were forced to listen to some of the worst manu ... More >>
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
You know that terrifying wet dream where you're, like, a totally boner-worthy brain-eater locked inside a superchic warehouse space with a thousand other sexy zombies? There's blood and gore smeared all over the floor. The walls are rattling at 69 BPMs. And every undead perv in the place is humpin ... More >>
When talking about Miami house, Murk is a name that reigns supreme. The seminal DJ-production duo of Oscar Gaetan and Ralph Falcon not only put Miami on the house music map in the early '90s, but they also cut some of the biggest house classics, period. But what is Miami house? Does the 305 house ... More >>
Madonna's now-infamous Ultra appearance continues to weigh heavy on the electronic dance music community, ruffling more feathers than an Ecstasy-induced seizure. The latest EDM heavyweight to weigh-in on Madge's "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" question, Paul van Dyk. "Madonn ... 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 >>
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 >>
Axwell: He wears the sunglasses at night.Miami's big-room house heads have been raving for months about Swedish House Mafia's upcoming Halloween Masquerade Motel ball at the Scope Art Fair tent tonight.Earlier this week, we caught up with the dynamic trio's Sebastian Ingrosso for an, er, eng ... More >>
Lazaro Casanova: Don't let the baby face fool you.Local DJs like Oscar G and Cedric Gervais may get all the glory on a national level, but they better watch out for Lazaro Casanova. The young musician has gone from obscure indie-party DJ to legit techno/house producer. He even paired up with Jay- ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.
Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.
He's heavy on the hedonism.
The fact that DJ Justin Sheppard is the son of a drifter makes sense when you consider the smooth, supple soulfulness he brings to his spinning. That he's also got a degree in computer science, however, might not make as much sense, especially when you consider just how dizzying he is. But this is t ... More >>
Tired of the FM radio grind, DJ Affect hits the virtual airwaves
Armand Pena will play hip-hop for you, but he really likes house music, okay?
How to navigate your big night
How to navigate your big night