Iconoclast, philosopher, auteur -- these are words that come to mind to describe Francis Harris.
Iconoclast because he came into the electronic dance music game through the back door as a former hardcore punk rocker hell-bent on defying EDM's musical conventions.
Philosopher because he was literal ... More >>
If the EDM industry handed out high ranks for badassery and length of time spent on the battlefield, like they do in the military, Mr. C (AKA Richard West) would surely be a general by now. Yes, this UK rave veteran has pretty much been through it all.
West got his start MCing in the late '80s semi ... 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 >>
Maybe you're planning to spend the entire weekend performing glowstick tricks at Ultra Music Festival. Or enjoying the lavish amenities at Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Hotel. Or bleep-bloop-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Biscayne Lady.
But if not, you need a beat-freaking plan. In total ... More >>
Originally the brainchild of Berlin tech-house veterans M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, and DJ T, Get Physical Music has been going strong for a full decade ago now.
In fact, Winter Music Conference 2012 marks the label's ten-year anniversary, as well as its return to Miami for yet another highly anti ... More >>
Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.
A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>
As far as we can tell, there are two kinds of electronic dance music lover: (1) The kind that likes its dancefloor fare soulful and sexy; and (2) The kind that likes the dark and twisted stuff. Brooklyn-based DJ-producer Francis Harris (AKA Adultnapper) definitely caters to the latter camp. And i ... More >>
Brooklyn producer Francis Harris is a philosophy PhD drop-out and former political activist/hardcore punk rocker who confessed to having originally hated dance music. At one point or another, he had a major change of heart and his shadowy electronic alter ego Adultnapper has emerged as one of the ... More >>
For nearly two decades, German DJ, producer, and label magnate Steve Bug (born Stefan Brügesch) has stood as one of electronic dance music's prime movers and most influential tastemakers. A veteran of the early-'90s Berlin techno scene, Bug's first label, Raw Elements, would prove instrumental i ... More >>
Adultnapper is the
shadowy alter ego of Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Francis Harris, a
philosophy PhD drop‐out, former political activist/hardcore punk
rocker, and one of the darker iconoclastic figures of contemporary
techno. For a man who once admitted to having originally hated dance
music, Harri ... More >>