Danny Daze

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    May 13, 2014

    Michael Mayer on His Legendary Kompakt Label: "Breaking Expectations and Formulas"

    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 >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    March 27, 2014

    Miami's 25 Best Electronic Music Acts

    The 305 helped invent modern dance music. In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit after disco hit from KC and the Sunshine Band, even introducing the word booty into the pop lexicon. Today, Miami party music is still making asses shake. And the ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    WMC and MMW 2014's 20 Best Parties

    Go, raver. Go, raver. Go. Chug a Red Bull. Down a vial of Five-Hour elixir. Pop a packet of Jelly Belly energy beans. The Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week marathon starts now. And it doesn't end till next month. Here are the 20 best parties during WMC and MMW 2014. See also: WMC and ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    New Year's Eve 2014: Miami's 14 Best Parties

    Only 13 parties? That's sooo last year. With the passing of NYE after NYE, it becomes necessary, if you're just as addicted to bubbly and ball drops as Crossfade, to increase the number of hotel galas, megaclub blowouts, and downtown throwdowns on your personal end-of-year itinerary. It's called se ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    It may be only Tuesday, but guess what? Tonight, you're gonna party! So as soon as the clock strikes 5 p.m., head home, take a long nap, then get ready for a liquor-fueled night of non-stop bumpin' and grindin' til the dark, starlit sky turns shades of orange, pink, and blue. Because in Miami, th ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    Maceo Plex Talks Jupiter Jazz Debut EP, Ultra Music Festival, and WMC/MMW 2013

    Maceo Plex is pretty much the biggest thing in underground dance music right now. He's definitely one of the most highly anticipated acts playing next week for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2013. You'll get to catch him at several parties, not the least of which are his Ellum label s ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Danny Daze's Homecoming Show at Story Nightclub?

    Growing up in the 305, Danny Daze started out as a 13-year-old DJ inspired by the ass-quaking bass of DJ Laz, Crazy Legs, and Dynamix II. "I really got influenced by the b-boy scene in Miami -- Hot Wheels, Thunder Wheels," he told Crossfade last year. "Then little by little got into the rave scene ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Danny Daze's Top Five Miami Jams of All Time

    DJ-producer Danny Daze is an international player now, zigzagging around the global party circuit and throwing down at all the hotspots from Los Angeles to Ibiza to Melbourne. But for Danny, it all started in Miami -- the place he still calls home. Back in March, he reminisced with Crossfade about ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    ​A week's worth of panic attacks, insomnia, depression, and paranoid delusions, no we're not having showing signs of ecstasy withdrawal. We're on team Deadmau5 and we're showing signs of EDM withdrawal. It's been four days since WMC wrapped, pulling the digital needle off the MP3 record player a ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    Top Winter Music Conference 2012 Parties For Sunday, March 18

    ​After spending the past three days getting wasted and shaking ass all over SoBe, uhntz-uhntz-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Tikki Beach, and getting pruney in the Shelborne's pool, you're fucking pooped on partying. And like EDM quirkmeister Riva Starr's mustachioed clubber baby, you're whin ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Danny Daze on Miami Clubs: "Telling DJs What to Play Because of a Douchebag Spending Three Grand on a Table"

    Miami homeboy Danny Daze (AKA Daniel Gomez) blew up big time in 2011 thanks to a bass-heavy dancefloor bomb called "Your Everything" signed to Jamie Jones and Lee Foss's Hot Creations label. Needless to say, the record made our cut for Miami's Best Albums of 2011. And it put Danny's name on the lips ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Nine Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    ​Holy time-lapse! Where'd January go? February seemingly came out nowhere and that silly little groundhog's predicting another six weeks of winter. This has been a really crazy week. Oh, and happy Black History Month. Plenty of gnarly shit's going down this weekend en la playa. And per usual, ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 21, 2011

    Miami's Best Albums of 2011: Danny Daze's Your Everything/Fall Away From Love EP

    ​To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011. Danny Daze Your Everything/Fall Away From Love EP (Hot Creations) Despite the 305 being a transatlantic house and techno mecca during WMC, we hadn't really sp ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Miami's Five Best Electronic Dance Music Parties This Week

    Seth Troxler ​We've said it before and we'll say it again: Miami's underground EDM scene is on fire! This week alone, there are five world-class bookings. And there's a little something for everyone, from the dark minimal techno heads to the leftfield live electronica connoisseurs. We've got the ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Music Guide: All the Acts Announced So Far

    ​Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach. A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Danny Daze's "Your Everything" Is Seducing Soundsystems Everywhere (Video)

    Danny has got us in a daze.​Danny Daze started out like every Miami DJ: spinning at South Beach clubs and downtown joints, trying to earn a buck. But deep down, there was an electronic music artist waiting to come out. And now, whether it's under his own name, DiscoTech, or Señor Stereo, Daze s ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    DJ Craze Gets Grilled by Wannabe DJs and Tech Nerds at SAE Institute

    ​The Nicaraguan-born, Miami-bred super DJ who runs Slow Roast Records with Kill the Noise, DJ Craze, lives right here in the 305. During the week, at least. On the weekends, he's traveling from Vegas to Manila, doing what it takes to keep massive crowds of party people dancing. Recently, administ ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Catch Steve Bug, Matt Tolfrey, and Danny Daze at TreeHouse This Sunday

    Steve Bug​The LINK crew has been busy all year booking some of the biggest stars on the international techno scene at venues like Space and the Electric Pickle. And earlier this month, LINK auspiciously kicked off its new Summer Sessions with world-renowned DJs Heidi and Bill Patrick at TreeHous ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Score DJ Mix by Miami's Danny Daze, Newest Star of The Hot Creations Label

    ​If you've partied in Miami in the last decade, you've heard DJ-producer Danny Daze (AKA Daniel Gomez) throwing down at venues like Rokbar, LIV, and former downtown hangout White Room. And if you haven't clubbed with Mr. Daze, then you will soon, because homeboy is about to blow up in a major ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Bikini Take a Drugged-Out Midnight Trip to Bardot February 24

    See deep waters with Bikini.​Unlike most bands named after seaside apparel and/or accessories (i.e. Swimshorts, Sunglasses, Sandals), bicoastal digi-pop duo Bikini doesn't spin hazy, wavy sounds designed specifically for sunny, sandy days at the beach. Dark, distorted, and dance-y, this stuff is m ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Party With Afrobeta and Get Drunk for Free at Scope Miami's Night Event

    Photo by Karla GarciaAfrobeta's Cuci Amador is good for the party.​Alcohol intoxication is fun. However, getting drunk is literally equivalent to drowning your brain in booze. The lesson: What's bad for your body is good for the party. A little less detrimental to your amygdala's good health, but ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Green Velvet, Hollywood Holt, Treasure Fingers This Weekend at Grand Central

    Hollywood Holt​We promise we'll stop writing about Grand Central when their bookings start to suck -- which doesn't seem to be happening any time soon. This weekend the downtown venue is packing another wallop of dance music.Friday, Green Velvet, AKA Cajmere, will be returning to Miami hopefully b ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Felix Da Housecat at Grand Central Friday

    Felix Da Housecat: The DJ with nine lives.​Seems like Grand Central's opening weekend is going to be a busy one. We already talked about Thursday night's grand opening as well as Saturday's massive event with Major Lazer. Well, you might as well camp out at venue the entire weekend because it was ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    DiscoTech Releases Devastating EP

    ​If you aren't aware of DiscoTech, the production trio is compromised of Midwesterns Joe Maz (who relocated here recently) and Gigamesh, along with local boy Danny Daze. Together they've produced remixed from Classixx, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Lykke Li, and more.Well now the group is also relea ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Video: Scion Radio 17 Danny Daze Interview

    We've already said plenty about Danny Daze, so we'll keep this short. Above is a video interview with the Miami DJ/producer did for Scion Radio 17. In it he talks about his side projects DiscoTech and Señor Stereo. He also talks about how he got his start DJing and how he manages to keep sane desp ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Danny Daze "White Light Mix, Vol. 9"

    ​What to say about local DJ Danny Daze that hasn't been said before? Daze has been one of the most in demand DJs around the country for the last few years and he keeps busy with side projects like DiscoTech and Señor Stereo. Is it any surprise we picked him as this year's Best Club DJ?Well if you ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Get Funk'd Up at Soho Studios this Saturday Night with Pirate Stereo, Danny Daze, and More

    ​In the ongoing spirit of philanthropy that seems to have taken over Miami's dance music scene (with recent charitable events like "The Vagabond for a Cause" with John Digweed and "Dance for a Cause" featuring Chris Fortier at Electric Pickle) Technique Miami presents "Get Funk'd Up" at Soho Studi ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: Local Motion 3 Fights Cancer at Nocturnal August 7

    Flyer design by Kent Hernandez Sometimes a party isn't just a party. Sometimes it's Local Motion, the annual charity electro concert benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, organized by Loscar Rodriguez, a.k.a. HenceSoLo, and presented by Lexyn Intelligence and Nocturnal. First l ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Local Motion

    More recent South Florida releases.

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    June 8, 2009

    Best of 2009 Preview: Best Club DJ

    Best Club DJDanny Danny Daze has been doing the DJ/producer thing for a while now, but he has definitely been getting plenty of attention recently. He spends as much time on the decks at clubs around the nation as in Miami, and when he's here, you can catch him at Sou ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Scion House Party with Dopplereffekt and Discobelle DJs at White Room

    Miami rarely ever gets the honor of hosting rare, once-in-a-lifetime events. But next week, if you're smart, you'll be at White Room, Wednesday, May 13, to catch illusive Detroit techno outfit Dopplereffekt, who will be performing live as part of the Scion House Party event. Very little is known abo ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    March 17, 2009

    Introducing Midnight Moroders, featuring Danny Daze and Induce

    Miami's own Danny Daze and Induce are now part of the Midnight Moroders, a loose-knit group of music lovers.  Induce, also of Casual Sax, is a brightly colored lad, known to also DJ in short pants and a hat, playing from his hip-hop roots to more current and eclectic underground dance favorites ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    On the List - Frankie Chan, Prince Terrence, Dita Von Teese and Guns 'n' Bombs

    Er, so last night we were suppose to go see Diplo at LIV, but our disco nap turned into a deep slumber. Oh well, no worries, Diplo will be back for WMC, and we are excited about Mad Decent's party at O.H.W.O.W. during the week.Anyway, we suppose we've got some catching up to do, so here's what you a ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Things Get Hairy Wednesdays at LIV

    Call us nightlife anthropologists, because our assessment of downtown's nightlife set being courted by glitzy South Beach continues to be reinforced. We wonder if we can present this as a thesis for our doctoral research?The ever-expanding Poplife, plus Overthrow (Alexis Mincolla and Sam Baum) and V ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    On The List - New Trend Alert Edition

    With the economy going way south, it seems like the nightlife industry is starting to implement new business tactics. Bottle service is surely going the way of the dinosaur, and the industry knows if it's going to survive its got to find untapped market.Enter in the downtown hipster promoters.Often ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Tonight: Spam All-Stars at Mansion, Common at Louis

    'Tis the season, ya'll! And the Opium Group wants you to open your wallets, er, for charity of course! It goes without saying, we are all hurting a bit financially this season, but there still are a lot people worse off than you. So if aren't aware already of all the toy drives going on this weekend ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Danny Daze Mixes Things Up For Scion Radio

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, ya'll! Well, in case you are in need of a rump-shakin' soundtrack for Black Friday, Danny Daze is here to provide the goods. In his newest mix, created specifically for Scion Radio's Turntable Lab channel, Daze drops electro beats over thumpin' Miami bass groo ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    Italian DJ Duo Crookers Hits Heathrow Lounge this Saturday

    Score another point for Miami in the good fight to keep quality dance music coming down here beyond WMC. The latest coup? Why, the only East Coast appearance on the current tour by white-hot Italian producer/DJ duo Crookers, who skip down here straight from Toronto. What's even stranger is where the ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Head Spins: Danny Daze

    A Miami native turned roadmaster.

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    July 15, 2008

    Danny Daze Mixes His Way Into My Heart

    Danny Daze As far as local DJs go, Danny Daze easily comes in as one of my top five favorites. Why? Because he is better than most DJs in the nation, and even better than most DJs who have come to rule the blog house "genre." But I sort of like that Daze is Miami's best kept secret, because I'd hat ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    On The List - Klever, Danny Daze, Fistfight and Bella Rose

    Bertha, the first hurricane of the season formed in the Atlantic this week, and while its no threat to South Florida, it definitely brought with it the summer slowdown we've been expecting for a while. Nightlife pickings are slim this week and probably won't pick up until the fall. Such is life, but ... More >>

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