Something really weird happened.
We were walking into Ultra Music Festival, and just as we came around a corner, we saw a giant boombox blasting 808s and emitting smoke. We got closer to see what was up. Turns out, it was the UMF Radio stage, but it was overrun with hip-hop electro fusion.
When we ... More >>
Too broke to uhntz-uhntz at Ultra? Stuck in Boise, Idaho?
Well, no worries. 'Cause UMF organizers have hooked up free, live broadcasts on both YouTube and online radio network Digitally Imported. So you can even rave and rage at home alone! And it'll cost you absolutely nothing!
Just like last yea ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, Ultra Music Festival has pushed even the most seasoned EDM addicts to the very brink of physical and emotional collapse.
But now UMF has expanded to two entire weekends (AKA six whole days), which just might turn certain (weaker) members of the Crossfade team into pathet ... More >>
Everybody loves trap music.
It's been around for decades on the Southern hip-hop scene, but 2012 saw the trap house get raided by electro and house producers. And despite the fact that the EDM trap phenomenon is barely a year old, Ultra Music Festival has already granted the genre its own showcase. ... More >>
With just 29 days till Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park becomes totally flooded with LED-wielding beat freaks ... Ultra Music Festival 2013 has announced its Phase 3 lineup.
Among this final round of 40-plus acts: Intrepid Ultra defender Tommie Sunshine, along with Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, DJ M ... More >>
Just when you thought the party couldn't get any better, Ultra Music Festival has announced its Phase 2 lineup. So let's not bother with the formalities.
Here's who's been added: Alesso, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex), Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Loco D ... More >>
Today, Sonny Moore turns 25.
It's been 25 years of dreaming, hard living, rule breaking, game changing, love, laughter, angry lyrics, highs and lows -- and of course, lots and lots of bass dropping.
Moore, famously known the world over as American dubstepper Skrillex, has always had a fanatic lo ... More >>
Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with big-name DJs.
"Hey, there's Zedd in line for pasta salad! Wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator! Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans! Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!"
With this mesh of artists and ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia (AKA the EDM party boat Holy Ship!!) and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (AKA Fort Lauderdale).
Here in the industrial port, the sky was overcast, a ... More >>
Holy Fucking Ship!!
The three-day activities and music schedule for the most massive EDM cruise was just released. And now our pants are a little heavier.
There are some returning favorites, like A-Trak's DJ lessons and Dillon Francis's mini-golf tournament. There will be wet-dream back-to-back s ... More >>
EDM was bigger and badder than ever this year.
Lady Gaga went on tour with electro-wunderkind Zedd. Skrillex won three Grammys. Shit, even the American Music Awards created an EDM category, because it's what the kids demand.
Of course, with so much marketing value and commercial viability to the ... More >>
Sorry, Eminem. There's a new Mr. Just Don't Give A Fuck. And he ain't passin' out no shits neither.
Who is famous enough to have the scene on fire? But not famous enough for anyone to know who he is? Who has the balls to pretend to be the richest man in all of EDM, pulling up in a limo and signing ... More >>
See also "Diplo, 'Mr. Express Yourself,' Announces Expression Session Party at LIV Miami."
So, as you should know, Diplo will be coming to LIV for a special expression session on Wednesday, October 11. But what exactly is expressing yourself?
Does Diplo want you to write an epic poem about love an ... More >>
See also "Identity Festival 2012 Announces Tour Schedule and Lineup, Tries Again in Miami."
Last year, the Identity Festival turned out to be a real tease. There was the threat of a hurricane. The party got canceled. And we here in Miami never even got the chance to get down.
But this summer, ID F ... More >>
Toss a couple Dramamines into your party-time pill pack.
On January 4, 2013, the second annual edition of Hard's Holy Ship!! electronic music cruise will set sail from Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades for three nights of brain-busting beats. Tickets sold out in only 28 hours and now the hotly anti ... More >>
Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties.
Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
Are you ready to spend the next three days penned inside the gates of Bayfront Park like some kinda wild, half-naked, EDM-addled party animal?
With just 18,000 seconds till Ultra Music Festival starts uhntz-uhntz-ing like a raver dry heaving after too many pep pills, you might be frantically pre ... More >>
See the full 35-photo Hard Miami Moombahton Massive at Grand Central slideshow.
Hard Miami and Mad Decent's Moombahton Massive
With Diplo, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, and others
Grand Central, Miami
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Better Than: Seven hours of reggaeton and sirens.
Back in the fall of ... More >>
Who's straight fiending for some beats?
Well, with just 31 hours, 29 minutes, and 55 seconds till it's time for you and 150,000 other furry-booted beat freaks to crash the gates at Ultra Music Festival, you will soon be overdosing on the uhntz-uhntz.
In the meantime, though, there's no reason t ... More >>
Photo by Romain P. JamesGet Hard with Busy P and his bangers.Almost without question, Ultra Music Festival now dominates the American dance festival scene. But Los Angeles' Hard may be the next big event brand to rise to the top.
What started as a bunch of one-off West Coast events has become a ... More >>
Photo by Bruno PostigoDavid Guetta might have changed the entire sound of commercial pop and Deadmau5 may have gotten legions of clubbers to don faux rodent heads. But there's no question that over the past year, the hottest name in electronic dance music is Skrillex, born Sonny Moore.
The pol ... More >>
Check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's Phase 1 lineup.
There are only five weeks left till epic levels of uhntz-uhntz turn Downtown Miami into a 150,000-person public orgy!
Back in December, Ultra Music Festival announced its initial 92-act roster. And just 14 days later, the fest "completely s ... More >>
Photo by Daniel De Las CasasDiplo getting Hard for Miami in March.Hard, the long-running Los Angeles club night and electronic music festival, made its Miami debut during WMC 2010 with a pool party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. We called it out for being a lite version of Hard's notoriously h ... More >>
Get intimate with Bromance Records' Brodinski and Gesaffelstein.What's a bromance?
Well, according to the t-shirts worn and tote bags toted by gentleman DJs Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, it's "a close but non-sexual relationship between two (or more) men, a form of homosocial intimacy."
And jus ... More >>
Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise.
Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>
Fatboy Slim, your electronic music captain.There is finally a lineup for the upcoming Hard Cruise -- now cleverly named Holy Ship! -- departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2012 and returning on January 9. The four-day cruise will travel Port Lucaya in the Bahamas and a p ... More >>