"Bass Rock Express" was the first international Miami bass hit, and it opened the floodgates for the rush of quad-heavy records that followed. The song was co-produced, engineered, arranged, and vocalized by Amos Larkins II for MC ADE, and William "Billy" Hines on 4-Sight Records in 1985. Amos prod ... More >>
Dat Lil' Chico is the new Dick Clark. The Cubano rapper born Armando Christian Perez will host Pitbull's New Year's Revolution, an end-of-the-year fiesta broadcasting all across los Estados Unidos from Miami on Fox. "The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve, because we are taking the ... More >>
Yes, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) is still a total asshole. Last week, we here at Crossfade attempted to conduct a phone interview with the Public Image LTD frontman and former Sex Pistol. But unfortunately, Johnny seemed to be stuck in one of his legendarily shitty moods. After only a couple of ... More >>
The year was 1973. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres lands a sit-down interview with then 43-year-old Dick Clark at his Malibu home. After snacking on berries dipped in brown sugar and topped with sour cream, the self-described "naive, long-haired inquisitor from San Francisco" on assignm ... More >>
Life is incredibly unfair. Dick Clark, dead at 82. The thought of it makes us sick to our stomach. Is a world without "the oldest teenager" even a world worth enduring? While all hope may seem lost, we're here to remind you that there're still plenty of awesome reasons -- at least ten of them -- ... More >>
New Year's Eve will be a little less rockin' without the smiling face of "America's oldest teenager," Dick Clark. The beloved media mogul passed away today after suffering a heart attack at the age of 82, leaving behind a television legacy that will be hard to top. Way before Ryan Seacrest, Clark ... More >>
Inside a New York state civil courtroom, a musical tale of "irreparable harm" continues to unfold as Lindsay Lohan refuses to drop a seemingly bogus lawsuit against Pitbull, Nee-Yo, and Afrojack, the result of her "Give Me Everything" overreaction. In LiLo's eyes, "Hustlers move aside, so I'm t ... More >>
VIP this, general admission that ... New Year's Eve is totally overrated. Why deal with hoards of drunk buffoons sporting ridiculously goofy 2012 sunglasses, overpriced prix-fixe menu options, and endless DUI checkpoints when you can slip into your Forever Lazy and ring in the New Year from y ... More >>
Armando Christian Pérez is a boss. El tipo es tremendo performer, Dr. Pepper's best bilingual spokesperson, y Miami's biggest act since Gloria Estefan. Pitbull is undeniably one of pop music's favorite male artists. And no, not just in our Cuban-American eyes, but in the eyes of the 2011 Ameri ... More >>
Yes, Dick Clark is a dumb-ass new year tradition.Stupid traditions ... Like assholes and opinions, everyone has one. You've groaned when your mom forced you to follow hers. Or you've nervously complied when trapped at some boring New Year's Eve party with your brand-new girlfriend and her extend ... More >>
This year we're turning our backs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and dropping two beans at the Fontainebleau for Tiësto's goodbye 2010 fiesta. The electro Dutch master is ringing in the New Year with a three-hour poolside set at the historic resort. And for just $25,000, you and your ... More >>
Ian WitlenNew Year's Eve Overthrow with DJ Tamara Sky Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Heathrow Lounge, South Beach Better than: Ringing in the New Year wearing the played out all-white uniform of post-Diddy South Beach parties. Way too many times South Beach club parties end up being more hype than s ... More >>
Because lips are so 2008.
You might need a medic.
As nostalgia for the fun-filled Studio 54 era kicks in, don't forget Reagan, Boesky, and nuclear winter
DJ and friends offer an early wake-up call
George Clooney impressively toys with the twisted delusions of a game-show producer
This New Year's Eve, the possibilities are inebriating
The Miami Film Festival's new director tells his critics to wait and see
The Castro government is marketing music, and the whole world is buying. Except Miami.
Two sides of the Godfather of Soul