Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>
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 >>
Who will survive Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week 2013? With UMF becoming a two-weekend behemoth and WMC/MMW turning into a ten-day smackdown, the month of March in the MIA has officially become an insane EDM endurance test. And here is the most important rule: Do ... More >>
With the kickoff of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week just a little over seven days away, our anxiety has reached an all-time high. Only Election Day voting lines throughout South Florida, it seems, are longer than our WMC Party Guides, and that's becoming increasingly difficult to handle ... More >>
TenDJiz is a Russian-born producer and engineer in Miami on an Extraordinary Ability in the Arts visa. He owns a studio on Miami Beach, and he's the mastermind behind an awesome mixtape series that mashes Soviet jazz instrumentals with American hip-hop. The first two releases were De La Soulviet, ... More >>
Last year, when Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd's House of Balloons dropped within weeks of each other, critics and music fans celebrated the arrival of a fresh movement in R&B. Though the moods of those recordings differed considerably, they were both remarkably self-assured an ... More >>
Back in the day (circa 1998), an underground rap slab hit the streets and it was called Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. The duo behind this record -- Black Star, consisting obviously enough of Brooklyn MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli -- took its core concepts (and its name) from Marcus Ga ... More >>
Photo by Lex HernandezRemember when Diplo played a secret set at Bar?Over the last year and a half, few Miami venues have impacted the local scene as significantly as 14th Street's Bar. After taking over the space formerly occupied by PS14 and setting up a replica of New York City bar Max Fish ... More >>
Growing up in suburban White Plains, New York, during the early '90s, Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller) was a pretty average teenage kid. He watched a lot of MTV. He listened to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. And he smoked some weed. The son of liberal, social worker Jewish parents ... More >>
By now, Black Bobby's a recurring character here on Crossfade. Last month we caught him on "Miami Ave," and before that he was sparking a mini-war in our comments section with a Waka Flocka Flame dis. But if he shows up often here, it's because he's been hustling hard releasing mixtapes and ... More >>
via facebook.com/agapefeaturingnadiaharris1Nadia HarrisNadia Harris, lead singer of the local band Agape, is without a doubt one of the city's best female vocalists. An effusive, instantly likeable live performer, Harris switches between a reggae croon, a soul wail, and any number of other flexib ... More >>
Crossfade looooves the Florida Room and its hidden, Art Deco, '30s-gangster vibe. Sure, the cocktails are expensive but 1) they're delicious (especially if someone else is buying), and 2) you can always perfect the cheapskate's art of pre-gaming and then treating yourself to one or two, to be sip ... More >>
The best DJs dig deep into the sounds they're spinning. And that doesn't mean just the the components of a given track - the structure of the beat, the motion of a melody, the drive of a bassline, and so on. No, the best want to know where a song comes from, be it who did what and why, or the whe ... More >>
MC, community activist, and Kendall native, Brimstone is serious about the history of Miami's hip-hop culture
WMC samples the vitality of vinyl
"Theyre throwing us out two weeks before Christmas"
Devour a buffet of excellent music at the Langerado Music Festival
DJ Snowhite is more than just a pretty face
Another band from Monterrey is out to conquer the world
Determine your electronic destiny: Paradise or Mekka
The Sugar Hill Gang and the label that made them famous
Product placement comes to adult videos ... hey, watch where you put that thing!
Handsome Boy Modeling School, Calypso at Midnight!
Bass Mekanik breaks beats and windows