What's that barely audible uhntz-uhntz, bro? Just Ultra Music Festival oh-so-quietly releasing 2014's Phase Two lineup, exclusively via its official iPhone and Android apps. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are never too far from our cellular devices. So we snagged UMF's adds for you. Just ... More >>
"It's lineup day!" For the last 21 hours, Ultra Music Festival has been taunting and teasing international beat freaks with its 2014 Phase One reveal. But now it's finally here ... A 105-act roster packed with big-name DJs (Avicii, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Hardwell, Tiësto) and a killer live contingen ... More >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
Turns out mixtapes aren't just for rappers. But British critical darling Dan Black, who recently played to a somewhat unappreciative crowd at LIV, doesn't have much use for genre constraints. A rare pop singer (to try to label him simply) who creates his own compositions, he travels easily betwee ... More >>
Fatboy Slim will be forever preserved in the mainstream pop culture annals as that funk soul brother who all but left so-called "electronica" behind as he crafted commercial-ready dance hits. Seriously, his late Nineties/early 2000 hits are so massive that they need not even be named. (Oh, here are ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
Dizzy with the Good Life.
Maths + English (Definitive Jux)
Playtime Is Over (Big Dada)
A breakdown of UGK's Underground Kingz, possibly the most anticipated Southern rap album of the year
Upstart conference M3 goes on hiatus
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys, and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
Make way for the S-O-V at M3
UK boy wonder Dizzee Rascal gets ready for showtime
What is dirty house? Don't ask
Arular XL Recordings
Hip-hop dominates the charts but the resurgence in modern music is propelled by its subgenres
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
Showtime XL Recordings
WMC hits town and South Beach reels from the impact
Everyone wants to carve up the WMC cash cow
Kish Kash (Astralwerks)