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    December 6, 2013

    Ben Wash on Electronic Music, Moving to Miami, His King's Head Label, and Basel 2013

    At 22 years old, Ben Wash is hoping to become a music mogul and electronic music heavyweight. He's so committed to his craft, he moved from his native Greenville, South Carolina, to Miami in order to gain wider exposure. And with his label King Head Records, he's well on his way. In addition to hi ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Steve Aoki: The Neon Punk of EDM

    Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.

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    January 3, 2013
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    December 26, 2012

    Holy Ship!! 2013 Survival Guide

    Can you hear that tropical drum? It's actually just our hearts beating in feverish excitement for the official embarkation of Hard's second annual Holy Ship!! Like, have you seen the artist and activity schedule? It's going to be three days on the high seas with Ed Banger, Dirtybird, Boys Noize, M ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Fake Blood, Kavinsky, Temper Trap Added to Grand Central Miami's Concert Schedule

    We're officially balls-deep into summer and everyone is covered in a thin film of uncomfortable sweat. But despite the already-oppressive temps, Grand Central is turning up the heat. The Downtown Miami hangout just added three killer new shows to its end-of-summer and early-fall concert schedule, k ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Jacques Renault Talks Disco, NYC, and His On The Prowl Label

    ​Disco is back in a major way. Hotly-tipped international labels like DFA, Running Back, and Permanent Vacation are championing that exuberant vintage four-on-the-floor funk sound as more and more EDM snobs dare to cut loose and get their Saturday Night Fever on.At the forefront of this disco rev ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Ed Banger's Miami Music Week Party at Bar, March 26

    Photo by Liz TracyStoked for the return of Beavis and Butthead? So is Busy P.​In the wee hours of the morning, Busy P and DJ Mehdi brought a little bit of La France to Downtown Miami with a short but sweet Ed Banger party. Not your normal night, the patio was thick with fans of cocaine, left ove ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    John Digweed's Miami Music Week Getdown at the Vagabond, March 26

    Photo by Alex BroadwellDigweed behind the decks at the Vagabond.​You tweetcasted from the port-a-potty. You got goofy and sunburned with Simian Mobile Disco, Boys Noize, and a middle-aged, glowstick-wielding paramedic at Day Two of Ultra Music Festival. And then (so long as you didn't overdo it ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Hard Miami at Grand Central, March 24

    Photo by Daniel De Las CasasDiplo live at Grand Central.​View photos from Hard Miami at Grand Central.The line stretched around the block. And inside, it was already packed. Numbers-wise, Hard Miami was a resounding success. On Wednesday, Poplife announced that the event was sold out, so dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Uffie at the Standard Miami Beach, March 9

    Photo by Jose D. DuranUffie​UffieWednesday, March 9, 2011The Standard, Miami BeachBetter Than: Not sure it was "better than" anything. Definitely reminded me of being on some kind of bender.The Parisian-by-the-way-of-South-Florida singer Uffie really came out of nowhere in 2006, having lucked out ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Mr. Oizo at Grand Central, January 29

    Photo by Daniel De Las Casas​Mr. OizoSaturday, January 29, 2011Grand Central, MiamiBetter than: Standing in the hot sun at a certain electronic music festival.If you missed Mr. Oizo's appearance at Grand Central Saturday night, don't worry, he'll be back. He's scheduled to appear at Ultra Music Fe ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Heard the Rumor Bar Is Closing? Well, It's 100% Not True, According to OHWOW's Al Moran

    ​Late last night while scooping the spam out of Crossfade's constantly clogged inbox, we spotted a shocking subject line: "Bar Is Closing." WTF? It's been barely a year since OHWOW's Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran ran a blitz on the 2009 Basel scene by remaking the former PS14 space into a near-rep ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Mr. Oizo Bringing His Jagged Jams to Grand Central January 29

    Mr . Oizo​If there was ever an underrated musician out there, it's Mr. Oizo. While he gained a bit of notoriety thanks to his track, "Flat Beat," and its adorable video star, Flat Eric, Oizo has always been a behind-the-scenes kind of man. When he isn't busy directing films or commercials, he's pr ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Breakbot Brings His Funky French Sound to Grand Central This Thursday

    Photo by Sean BeolchiniBreakbot is bringin' the funk.​What is about the French doing modern '70s funk better than their American counterparts? French DJ/producer Breakbot is one of countless examples, but he definitely stand out as one of the best as well.Signed to the quintessentially French elec ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    L.A. Riots Play Mansion on Wednesday Night

    ​In 1992 the city of Los Angeles was besieged by thousand of rioters lashing out angrily against the verdict of the racially-charged Rodney King case. 15 years later, Southern Californian DJ/producers Daniel LeDisko and Jon Pegnato would, with no shortage of irony, dub themselves L.A. Riots in hom ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Best of Miami 2010: Best Part-Time Citizen

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Photo by Takuya Sakamoto (via Bondaroff​Aaron "the Downtown Don" Bondaroffoh-wow.comAt age 33, Aaron "the Downtown Don" Bondaroff can't be called a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    WMC Thursday Night Recap: Candy Ravers at Cinema, Ed Banger Party at Bar, and Nothing at Space

    photo by Jose D. Durana wall by Reas at Bar​I had big hopes for yesterday evening, hoping to check out most of the downtown circuit. There was the Louie Vega WMC party at the Vagabond, the free Ed Banger party at Bar, the Smog vs. Basshead party at White Room, Steve Lawler's Viva party on the Spac ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    WMC 2010: Uffie Skipping Out on Conference, Source Says

    Uffie, no more.​Bad news kids: Electro Lolita Anna-Catherine Hartley, AKA Uffie, will not be stopping by Miami next week for Winter Music Conference. According to a source, the Ed Banger chanteuse decide to rehearse for her upcoming tour in support of her debut album, Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans, ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    WMC 2010: Busy P and DJ Mehdi at Bar, March 25

    Busy P​We already have heard about tons of parties that are happening during Winter Music Conference, but we've been told to keep mum until everything is confirmed. Finally, here is one of those parties we've known for a while but haven't been able to say anything about -- until today.Though cool ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    New Uffie EP, MC's Can Kiss, Drops February 1

    ​Paris-via-South Florida singer Uffie has been quiet for the last few years. However, late this year she finally released a video for her track "Pop The Glock" -- almost 4 years after it was released. Ed Banger head honcho Pedro Winter, a.k.a. Busy P, explained that the odd move was to reintroduce ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Concert Review: Busy P at Electric Pickle, October 31

    Photo by Jipsy​Click here to view more photos from this event.Busy PSaturday, October 31, 2009Electric Pickle, MiamiBetter Than: The prefect pair of alt breast, y'all.If websites like Hipster Runoff have taught us anything is that when the alt community comes together for a 'meaningful' experience ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Over the Weekend: NeckFace, MoonFest and The Other Hollywood

    We skipped dressing up for Halloween this year, but people wouldn't stop bothering us as to why we weren't in costume. Being an overworked, underpaid writer is a full-time job and is the scariest costume we could come up with.But enough about us -- here is what you missed over the Halloween weekend: ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 5, 2009

    South Florida's Uffie Re-releases "Pop the Glock" with Video, Full LP in 2010

    Despite having grown up in South Florida, Uffie hasn't actually step foot in our swampy parts since 2006 when she made an appearance during Winter Music Conference. Still, South Florida's influence on her style of music in undeniable. Hints of Miami booty bass, freestyle and crunk are all there mash ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Sunday Night: Scion A/V Trouble & Bass CD Release Party with Drop the Lime, AC Slater at Bella Rose

    Lex HernandezDrop the Lime and the Trouble & Bass crew taking over the decks at Bella Rose. Click here to view the full slideshow.Scion A/V Trouble & Bass CD Release Party with Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes and The CaptainSunday, June 21, 2009Bella Rose, Miami BeachBetter than: Partyin ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    WMC Preview: Q&A with Para One

    While 2008 was a quiet year for Jean-Baptiste de Laubier -- better known as Para One -- 2009 promises to be a busy one for the DJ/producer. Laubier will be in town during Winter Music Conference to celebrate that label that pushed him to the forefront of the French-house craze, Insititubes. Check hi ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    January 27, 2009

    Random Album Review: Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger

    Mr. Oizo Lamb's Anger (Ed Banger) "You are about to hear a collection of some recorded stuff. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are just okay," admits the robotic vocals a minute into the opening track of Mr. Oizo's Lambs Anger album, "Hun." She doesn't tell you which fall into what category, but a ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008

    WMC Preview: Interview with M.A.N.D.Y.!

    M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade's hit 2005 track "Body Language" M.A.N.D.Y., hailing from Berlin, isn't female -- nor is it even one person. Rather, it's the purposefully ambiguous moniker of the DJ/producer duo of Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung. Longtime pals since boyhood, over the years they moved f ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Blog Rave

    The Internet and the rise of the Day-Glo, electro-hipster-house smashup.

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    March 15, 2007

    Future Hop

    Busy P's hardly political party