It's officially Ultra season, beat freaks. Just yesterday, the EDM fest announced its Phase Two lineup, adding Chance the Rapper, Miami's own DJ Craze, as well as the Diplo and Skrillex collab Just U, and 50 other acts to the party plan. But already the Ultra Music Festival peeps have followed up ... More >>
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 >>
Sensation Ocean of White With Fedde Le Grand, Nic Fanciulli, Prok & Fitch, and Mr. White Saturday, October 12, 2013 American Airlines Arena, Miami Better than: All the colors found in a Crayola 64 box -- and that horrible crayon sharpener that never fucking worked! As we've gotten older, we've fou ... More >>
Imagine 10,000 people descending upon American Airlines Arena, every single one of them dressed entirely in white and ready to dance for hours. Inside, they find themselves transported into another world filled with pyrotechnics, giant plastic marine animals, and all manner of spectacular things. N ... More >>
Finally, after months of speculation, we finally know who has been tapped to perform at the Sensation's Ocean of White tour stop at Miami's American Airlines Arena on October 12. Fedde Le Grand, Nic Fanciulli and Prok & Fitch, along with Sensation resident DJ Mr. White and MC Gee are on the bill. I ... More >>
Aside from the blisteringly humid heat, people who drive around as if they paid their way to getting a driver's license, and corrupt politicians ... Miami is one hell of a city. We're surrounded by pristine beaches, great music, and endless partying that runs till the early-morning sun rises. Chec ... More >>
If you don't know about the massive Dutch EDM event known as Sensation, there's still hope for you. Sensation will finally make its Miami debut this year! This is the second time that the event has come to America. Last year, Sensation made its U.S. debut in New York. But this time around the event ... More >>
Yay, it's a short week! Just when you thought life couldn't get any better right about now, check your calendar. It's already Wednesday, and because you live in the non-stop party city of Miami, you can start your weekend as early as tomorrow. After all, it's never too soon to have a good time. H ... 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 >>
Kaskade and Tiësto, two undeniable titans of the current electronic dance music landscape, took to the decks on two different stages toward the end of Ultra Music Festival 2013 last night. They could have easily shared time on the same stage, though. Kaskade has certainly grown in stature enough fo ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival is goin' on tour, beat freaks. So if you don't have the massive cash stash for a road trip to the flagship in the MIA (or enough frequent flyer rewards points for a jet ride to Ultra Europe in Croatia), just rendezvous with the UMF crew, Fedde Le Grand, and Sultan Ned Shepard ... 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 >>
Miamians are addicts. They can't get enough bottle poppin'. They can't get enough of lookin' pretty. And they certainly can't get enough fist-pumpin'. Thankfully, they live in the dance music capital of the United States. So there's a never-ending onslaught of sets from the best of the best in hous ... More >>
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll uhntz-uhntz uncontrollably. That's right ... We're talking about Ultra Music Festival's 45-minute concert documentary, Can U Feel It: The UMF Experience. With a cast of 200 uber-mega-superstar DJs, lazer-wielding robots, tattooed mice men, half-naked electro g ... More >>
Do you hear that uhntz-uhntz in the distance? It's been 53 days since Ultra Music Festival 2012 announced its Phase 1 lineup, "a sprawling 92-act roster that ranges from massive dance superstars Avicii, Tiësto, David Guetta, Kaskade, and Fedde Le Grand to electronic music legends Kraftwerk, Ne ... More >>
That's it, folks! According to its website, Ultra Music Festival 2012 is officially sold out with 73 days remaining until the first day of the festival. This breaks last year's record, when tix sold out on February 18 with a full 34 days left before the fest.Of course, Ultra's 2012 lineup, feat ... More >>
Le Grand wants to own the Western Hemisphere.When he's not hanging out with Chris Martin and remixing Coldplay tracks (see "Paradise"), superstar Dutch DJ-producer Fedde Le Grand likes to stay busy plotting the final stages of his total takeover of the North American continent. As if superexplo ... More >>
The room starts to spin. Bitties shaking their stuff seem to move in slow motion. And the man behind the decks raises his arms in the air in admiration of the hot, hot mess he has created. Behold Hardwell. On Friday, August 19, DJ-producer Robbert Hardwell is bringing his big-room house sound to ... More >>
Ever since Fedde Le Grand dropped his robotically hypnotic electro-house hit "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" back in the summer of 2006, the Dutch beat technician's been doing his best to top it. And yeah, he's taken a few solid shots with tracks like 2007's "The Creeps," 2009's "Scared Of Me," a ... More >>
UK producer Ramadanman.Dubstep was impossible to avoid during last month's Miami Music Week. Even electro-house megaproducers like Fedde Le Grand and Benny Bennassi threw some dubby stuff down in the middle of their Ultra Music Festival sets. So it's safe to say that the womp-womp has hit its s ... More >>
So, Fedde Le Grand rocked the hiz. Back in 2006, homie exploded out of the Netherlands with "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" and landed loads of worldwide awards, including several International Dance Music Awards. He released his debut, 2009's Output, on his own Flamingo Recordings imprin ... More >>
Trip to Ultra and rip your hair out with Rusko.Let's be prepared, beat freaks. There is absolutely no reason to wait till we're trapped at the bottom of a 1000-foot k-hole to start planning our Ultra Music Festival itinerary. So before digging out our dosage, stripping down to our rubber unde ... More >>
The WMC-Ultra electronic music season has reached its 26th year and British DJ-producer Carl Cox is one of the few scene veterans who can boast having been there for the long ride. A child of the late-'80s acid house boom and Second Summer of Love, Cox cut his teeth spinning for the rave gener ... More >>
Early this morning, Ultra Music Festival organizers announced Phase Two of its lineup. Added to the 2011 bill are Duran Duran, Underworld, Kaskade, will.i.am, Erick Morillo (Live), Sasha (Vortek Live), Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, and The Disco Biscuits.Also confirmed is our previous announcement that ... More >>
Photo by Linda van den BroekFedde Le GrandIn the last four years, Dutch DJ, producer, and label impresario Fedde Le Grand has literally blown up. It's incredible to witness the breadth of his success, especially when he's said that in his early days people didn't even like his music. He founded majo ... More >>
The Electric Zoo festival, which launched just last year, is New York City's somewhat latecoming answer to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival and Miami's own Ultra -- better late than never, right? 2009's successful inaugural event at Randall's Island Park in Manhattan summoned over 26, ... More >>
Finally the moment all of you South Beach club rats have been waiting for: The Opium Group has released its official 2010 WMC lineup. With its vast real estate of glitzy big-room venues, including clubs Mansion, Louis, SET, and Cameo, the Beach's ubiquitous nightlife conglomerate is responsible f ... More >>
Fedde Le Grand has been a staple of the Netherlands' electronic dance music scene since the early 2000s, when he co-founded the renowned Sneakerz club night in Amsterdam and the Hague. But in the past few years, the Dutch DJ/producer has has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame, starting with the massi ... More >>
Who is Fedde Le Grand? According to Wikipedia he is a world famous Dutch house DJ and producer. Why is he in Miami? Apparently they got some kind of techno festival goin on down here. Who cares? A lot of people, maybe even you. So what's with all the stupid questions? I'm setting up the big finis ... More >>
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So in addition to yesterday's news of the unexplainable choice of booking the Black Eyed Peas for next month's Ultra Music Festival, the final phase of the lineup has been announced. Notable additions include Rinton, Rye Rye, Surkin, Para One and Shiny Toy Guns to Day 1, and MSTRKRFT, BT Laptop Symp ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival released the second phase of its lineup, and while the biggest names in the list offer no big surprises, a number of other, smaller acts added to the bill demonstrate more of the festival's forward-thinking approach this year. So here are the titans who will play (again): Paul ... More >>
I know, I know, WMC talk already -- yikes, we just celebrated the new year. But if you've got any interest in WMC then you know that the Shelborne always grabs absolutely stellar lineups who play legendary parties. If you like big-room house music, you've already been to some of these, and you alrea ... More >>
Put your hands up for Fedde le Grand. Everyone knows Fedde le Grand, the Dutch DJ/producer who burst onto the mainstream dance scene with "Put Your Hands Up For Detriot." It was one of those tracks everybody easily loved. It had awesome hook, dirty beats, and an outrageous climatic peak. But with ... More >>
Last weekend was a busy one, but there is still plenty of momentum going in the nightlife scene to keep things going. The highlight this weekend of course being the reopening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In case you've been hiding under a rock, the hotel is celebrating its reopening with a pa ... More >>
The king of clubs, and official Miami Heat DJ, now boasts a namesake party weekend.
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