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    April 14, 2014

    Coachella 2014's 50 Most Beautiful People

    So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses. There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 mo ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Toro Y Moi's Sold-Out Show at Grand Central Miami

    As Toro Y Moi, AKA one-man electro-pop wonder Chad Bundick, points out: "You're working double just to have a life." Those lyrics from "Come Alive," his new collabo track with Chromeo, are proof that the self-described indie soulster truly understands existence as a cultured individual in a Great R ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    EDM's Ten Best Female DJs

    We here at Crossfade recently got all up in the EDM scene's face about its lack of respect for the ladies. And part of our argument was that women who rave don't get the love they deserve, even though some of the finest talent in the game comes equipped with a vagina. So in the hope of enlightening ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Holy Ship!!! 2014 Announces Parties, Theme Nights, and Private Beach Lineups

    Holy Ship!!! Oh yeah, we're experiencing a level of excitement that can only be expressed with three exclamation marks. That, and it's the third year running for the world's greatest electro-based music cruise. This year, the ship is bigger and better than ever. For 2013, HARD upgraded to the bra ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Basel 2013: Fool's Gold Day Off With Trick Daddy, A-Trak, and Danny Brown

    Fool's Gold Day Off With Trick Daddy, A-Trak, Danny Brown, and others Mana Wynwood, Miami Sunday, December 8, 2013 They called it a Day Off, but that shit was lasted from early in the afternoon till way after dark. The insta-midnight feel inside Mana Wynwood's warehouse setting helped dancers forge ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Basel 2013: Ten Free Weekend Parties

    Have you crashed enough exclusive celebrity-studded, liquor-fueled, art-driven Basel bashes yet? We didn't think so. And if you've already blown all your cash getting in on that VIP list to see Pompeya at Soho Beach House or Kendrick Lamar at Mana Wynwood, here are ten free Aret Basel Miami Beach p ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
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    December 2, 2013

    Basel 2013: Ten Best Parties

    Who's ready to arty party? Oh yes, you beautiful and brainy bastards, we're about to begin another edition of Art Basel Miami Beach week. But as we all know, four whole days spent wandering through exhibition after exhibition of world-class cultural artifacts just ain't enough. We also need four wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Party Guide

    Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Diplo Calls Flo Rida a "Fuckboi," Accuses Rapper of Stealing Misogynist Video Concept

    Flo Rida is a Florida boy who's basically made a career of ripping off dance music instant classics, and Diplo is a Florida boy who's made a career spawning them. So far, the two haven't really crossed paths. But it seems that's all changed in the time it takes to shake an ass and tweet "ur a fuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Holy Ship!!! 2014 Announces Lineup: Skrillex, Duck Sauce, Diplo, 43 Others

    Ahoy, beat freaks!!! The bad news: Holy Ship!!! 2014 is sold out. The slightly less bad news: You can join a waiting list, just in case some weak-ass cruiser cops out and cancels his trip. And now the good news: Everyone's favorite uhntz-uhtnz-ing high seas adventure has just announced a 45-act l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Fifteen Best Concerts During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

    Most art is silent. Even during Basel week. That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Music Guide: Acts Announced So Far

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012
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    February 21, 2012

    The Hood Internet's Gonna Mash All Night Long at Mansion on March 2

    ​​Though obviously rooted in the beat matching and live mixing of the disc jockey, the mash-up, as we know it today, is a distinctly 2000s phenomenon that revealed itself at the very beginning of the decade. The modern blueprint for expertly splicing together two songs (often from sources so di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Sirens and Sealions Release New EP at The Stage Tonight

    When a band chooses a name as romantic and whimsical as Sirens and Sealions, you might expect a stage show that leans heavily on harps and incense. But this Miami band isn't really a gang of hippies. So while tonight's album release party at The Stage will involve lots of live music and plenty of go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    DJ Mehdi Dead at 34

    ​DJ Mehdi died tragically and accidentally at the age of 34 on September 13. There are mixed reports on what occurred. Though it hasn't been confirmed, Resident Advisor reported that he fell from a mezzanine with others. Three people have been hospitalized. And according to LA Late News, Fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Rapture's U.S. Tour Stops at Grand Central October 17

    ​When we last saw the Rapture, it was at Nocturnal, of all places, alongside the Miami Heat's DJ Irie and electro icon Felix Da Housecat. Odd lineup? Definitely. It was one of those liquor-sponsored events that took over the 11th Street nightclub on a weekday for the sole purpose of creating "br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Moby Coming to Ultra Music Festival 2011; Phase Two Acts Will Be Announced Soon

    Moby​It's been a while since the Phase One acts for Ultra Music Festival 2011 were announced. So, what's taking so long? Well, the wait will soon be over, as our sources tell us to expect something next week. We aren't entirely sure who will be on the Phase Two lineup since Ultra's organizers se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Armin Van Buuren Confirmed for Ultra 2011 (UPDATE)

    Armin Van Buuren​Even with the first phase of Ultra Music Festival 2011 acts announced, there are still a few more DJs and bands being added here and there while we all wait for the full second phase of acts to be revealed.Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren is the latest to be confirmed for Ultra, taking p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Needless Records' Adam Gersten Talks Jimmy Buffett, and His Need for an Intern

    Adam Gersten is a hard-living lawyer who runs a record label.​Currently living what sounds like the premise of a television legal drama, Adam Gersten is a dude from Miami Beach who's found himself with the seriously serious job of being a Key West lawyer. Though Matlock and Sam Waterston do inspir ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 24, 2010

    Windish Agency's Steve Goodgold: WMC Lacked Open Communication

    ​It feels like we are beating a dead horse when it comes to Winter Music Conference vs. Ultra Music Festival news -- even Louis Puig got in on the action by accusing Ultra of forcing booked acts to sign exclusivity contracts (something the festival's been doing for years) and greed.On the other en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Ess & Emm Giving Cafeina the Maple Leaf Touch for The Eh Team Friday

    Photo by JipsySasha Lauzon (right) and Michelle Leshem are Ess & Emm.​It's not a secret that Canadians love South Florida. Every time you are stuck behind some idiot on I-95, it's almost a guarantee that their license plate says Je me souviens. Still, our neighbor to the (way up) north have gi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.

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    March 19, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.

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    March 19, 2009

    Fool's Gold, Poplife, White Room

    A-Trak, Catchdubs, and downtown hotties. Need we say more?

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    February 19, 2009

    Finding Your Cure is Now Synonymous With LIVing

    Give thanks to Michael Honablue.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Oddest. Booking. Ever? Diplo and Dave 1 (Chromeo) at LIV

    Really, we don't know why are shocked anymore. It's getting obvious that clubs are grasping anything in order to stay afloat. But during our daily Pitchfork read, we stumbled upon the news that M.I.A./Santogold producer/DJ Diplo would be spinning at LIV alongside Dave 1 of Chromeo Wednesday, March 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top Dance Albums of 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Crookers Coming to Heathrow November 8

    All the way from Italy comes the Crookers, a DJ duo who basically put its nation on the electro-house map. For a country who loves its traditional house, it's refreshing to see someone actually breaking the mold and the Crookers have no problem doing so. So when they stop by November 8 at Heathrow L ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Scion A/V Tour Returns October 21 at White Room with Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers

    Click the flier for full view. Last time the Scion A/V Tour came to Miami, it brought with it Frankie Chan and Drop The Lime to celebrate the release of the IHEARTCOMIX compilation. We attended the party , but don't ask how it was; many drinks were consumed to the point that we made as much sense a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    2007 Music Year in Review

    It's all in the stars.

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Let Her Bang

    The female sibling of Flosstradamuss J2K comes into her own as a sharp-tongued MC

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Camp Classic

    More than just gay culture for dummies, Scissor Sisters practice the art of subversion

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    March 4, 2004

    WMC Events

    Listings, listings, listings