If Germany has dominated techno since the turn of the millennium, it's thanks in no small part to the enduring influence of one label: the legendary Cologne-based Kompakt Records. Launched in 1998, Kompakt artists would marry ambient electronica's abstract, hypnotic sound design with driving four-to ... More >>
Spring is rather a moot point in Miami. After all, our temps tend to turn from wintery (a brisk 70 degrees) to summery -- all in one hot minute. For all intents and purposes, it's already summer 'round these parts, which means cold beers, beach days and sweat. Lots of sweat. For the dirt on the lat ... More >>
Like homeboys and Visionquest partners Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, DJ/producer Ryan Crosson is part of a new breed of Detroit-bred artists who have staked their place in Berlin's underground EDM scene since the late '00s. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Crosson absorbed the native sounds of s ... More >>
Webbz brings the long awaited God's Plan project to life. Its technically a mixtape, but most definitely sounds and plays out more like a street album. And with Dade Dilla, Midus and God himself serving as executive producers - God's Plan has some of Webbz's best work yet.The mixtape starts off s ... More >>
Like homies and Visionquest partners Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, DJ/producer Ryan Crosson is part of a new breed of Detroit-bred artists who have staked their place in Berlin's underground EDM scene since the late 2000s. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Crosson absorbed the native sounds of se ... More >>
The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>
The goth takes to the canvas, with mixed results.
For such a relatively short existence, few bands have excited such extreme reactions in the heavy music world as the Orlando-based quartet Trivium. Formed in the earlier part of this decade while the members were still teenagers, the band’s 2003 full-length debut, Ember to Inferno, messed with the ... More >>
Miami, a city that has inspired numerous crime-driven TV shows, plenty of bad movies and countless rap videos. And why wouldn't it? It's sunny city laced with danger -- and plenty of coke. So it goes without saying, plenty of songs have been written about our fair city. I've narrowed down the choice ... More >>
In this week’s Winter Music Conference guide, we summarized why you should check out the white-hot techno DJ, and now label impresario, Anja Schneider. Click here to read the article. Of course, there were a bunch of interview outtakes, so here’s the full Q&A for the super fans. Scroll to the en ... More >>
Seventh Tree (Mute U.S.)
Judging from 2007, Miami is growing up as an art destination.
Its all about good music and great art
Beautiful Bytes (Basswerk Records/Caroline)
Architect Zaha Hadid blurs the line between interior and exterior
Following a long lineage, Germany's independent producers maximize minimalism
Bruce Weber wrestles with the fashion beast he helped to create
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Haitian radio host Marcus Garcia's work in Miami is done. It's time for him to go home.