You've probably never heard of J. Fred Coots, but damned if his ditty hasn't been blowing up your car radio for the past month. Way back in 1934, Coots co-wrote a little tune called "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" -- a track that cracks the ten most played songs worldwide almost every year and ha ... More >>
Legitimate pop star and party starter, Calvin Harris. Calvin Harris is a chart-topping pop superstar. In the UK, of course. In America, he earns a bit of a blank stare. Why? We aren't sure. He proved he's definitely able to compose killer hooks with tracks like "Girls," "Acceptable in the '80s," ... More >>
Thalia has engineered a rather successful comeback post hiatus from the limelight to instead bask in the glow of motherhood and enjoy family life with husband and music mogul Tommy Mottola, followed by her commercially disappointing 2008 release Lunada (her last on EMI). We couldn't be happi ... More >>
In a perfect world, you'd be able to access your entire music library from any computer, iPhone, iPad or any other cellphone, sans USB. You wouldn't have to transfer files or carry around a portable hard drive. Finally, that world is here, but it's not perfect... yet. Let me introduce you to clo ... More >>
Sorry guys, I think this cover is the most interesting thing about the NationalIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.This week, Radio-Active Rec ... More >>
Greek-Swedish DJ/producer Steve Angello has become one of the most recognizable names in commercial EDM since the mid 2000s, with big international hits like his jacked-up rendition of the über-soulful "Show Me Love" by Robin S, a track exemplifying his glitzy disco diva-vocalized big-room ho ... More >>
You can't buy it anymore, so don't even bother trying. Not only has EMI Records prevented it from being officially released to the public, but a site-specific offering of book and (blank) CD-R sold out before the grouchy label heads could even sic their mouthpieces on the culprits. And while there d ... More >>
The seminal duo ditches the paranoia on its latest album, Yes.
A last minute heads up to the house music fiends: Jazzy Eyewear, Miami's best kept secret and pretty much our most talented local proponent of classic Chicago-style funky house will be spinning at the Electric Pickle tonight. Fabian Giannattasio a.k.a. Jazzy Eyewear is an Argentinian transplant w ... More >>
Cage the Elephant could be on the cusp of something huge. Over the last couple years, they've gone from a relatively unknown alternative/punk/blues band from Kentucky to signing with EMI records, playing at South by Southwest, and last month they appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Th ... More >>
Raffa and Rainer's beloved Can You Rock a Little Softer night long ago moved on from Churchill's. But for the summer, at least, you can still get your Wednesday night fix of local acoustic music at the sort-of English pub. As we reported here before on Crossfade, the weekly event, sponsored by Ne ... More >>
via nakedeyesmusic.comWith 1980s playlists all the rage these days, you don't have to be of a certain age to appreciate the tuneful joy of Naked Eyes' 1983 "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me." But it helps. If only for the fact that you can count yourself among those who were there when ... More >>
New releases from South Floridians.
A Miami Cuban-folk-fusion singer grows up.
Bring a juice box -- its like a half-hour car ride
Celebrate Sir Paul with coffee and music
Habana Abierta, the supergroup made up of Cuba's premier rock and roll pioneers, prepares for international stardom
Sol shines as an alternative musician who happens to be female
Fate may make MSM and JD Natasha the new voices of Latin pop, but they couldn't look or sound more different
The Billboard Latin Music Conference trudges through a transition year for the music industry
At the M3 music conference it was that audacious crossbreed The Grey Album
Rap duo Akwid represents a new generation of Mexican Americans
King Sunny Ade's early-Eighties "crossover" recordings still retain their power
De Noche en la Ciudad "EMI Latin"
Danny Dominguez won't go with the mass- market hip-hop flow
Enrique Bunbury appeases his old fans by sticking to his old attitude
A brand-new label takes a chance on a little orphan has-been -- and wins
As rap recedes on the U.S. mainland, reggaetón rises on the enchanted island
Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz
At MIDEM 2001 it's no more Mr. Nice Download
The Story of Cuba
The songsmithery of Alejandro Escovedo
If this were war, U.S. would win