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George Martinez

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    November 17, 2014

    Hardwell on Debut Album: "Whether It Flops or People Like It, I Love What I Did"

    Another year, another number-one spot atop the infamous DJ Mag Top 100 rankings. Another headlining spot at the main stage of Ultra Music Festival. Another absurdly successful set at Tomorrowland. So goes the life of young, Dutch DJ Hardwell. He has become one of EDM's biggest mainstays at 26, and ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Dance Promoters

    You may take for granted that Miami is a great dance music mecca, but there's a lot of work that goes into it. Big-name DJs don't just decide to come to town. They've got to be invited, and then provided for and paid and all that backstage business shit. Same with the underground acts, and in that c ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Fashion Freakouts From Fourth of July 2014 on South Beach

    Things sure aren't perfect here in the land of the free, but we're still happy to bravely drink our weight in alcohol and wear almost nothing on the Fourth of July ... Because isn't that the whole point? Our founding fathers celebrated life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And so shall we. ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Morrissey Slams Meat, Voting, and Pharmaceutical Commercials in Miami

    Morrissey Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Saturday, May 31, 2014 The Moz is beloved as the undisputed master of post-punk balladry, louche melodrama, and biting lyricism. But he's just as revered (and loathed) for his proclivity toward provocation on a great many subjects, including the consumption o ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Fashion Freakouts at Urban Beach Week 2014

    Maybe you spent the past three days hidden in your bedroom, sleeping and watching Cosmos for fear of the insanity that was South Beach during Memorial Day weekend's belovedly named Urban Beach Week. Of course, if you missed out on all the fashionable highlights, all the protruding bubble butts, all ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    50 Things You See at Ultra Music Festival

    If you've got ears, Ultra Music Festival is a pretty fun time. But if you've got also got eyes, it's amaaaaaaaaazing. Basically, this sprawling EDM fest is a phantasmagoric fun parade, starring famous people, nearly naked ladies, the beefiest of beefcakes, the kandiest of ravers, and the most ridi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Ten Best Moments

    Another year, another Ultra Music Festival. We here at Crossfade always make the annual pilgrimage to Ultra land. And from one UMF to the next, there is a lot of stuff that's not-so-shockingly new. Or as Deadmau5 might screech: "It's the same fucking thing every year!" Inevitably, though, there's ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Go-Go Dancers of Ultra Music Festival

    We've all seen them. They're gorgeous, perfectly unattainable beauties with grace, poise, and loads of talent. They're the go-go dancers of Ultra Music Festival, and they're dressed in fantastic costumes, floating from the rafters, and charming the crowd from lofty pedestals flanked by fire and la ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Ultra 2014's 20 Raddest Raver Chicks

    At every single musical gathering, there is an enclave of pretty ladies ready to party. Now, unlike the country gals at a Willie Nelson concert or even the MILFs squabbling for a seat at a taping of the X Factor, Ultra Music Festival features fine-ass females of the very undressed and colorful sort. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014 Superlatives: Grumpiest Cat, Most Revealing Raver, and More!

    Grumpiest Cat For a festival plump with PLUR, it was certainly odd to see a Grumpy Cat prowling amidst the bubblegum-colored tutus testing the saccharine smiles of kandi ravers. But nothing, not even this guy, could bring the party down with a frown. Well, maybe the stench lurking under that rubber ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014: Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Dizzee Rascal, Riff Raff

    No lie, this Winter Music Conference was kind of a failure. WMC has always been the land where new records, artists, and genres are broken and made. If you're track catches fire at Ultra Music Festival, you're guaranteed to have the best year of your career so far. Play your cards right, and you'll ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra Ravers' Ten Tips for Finding Love at an EDM Fest

    We all know the words to the song. But is Rihanna telling the truth? Is it really possible to find love in a hopeless place? Ultra Music Festival can sometimes seem to be as hopeless a place as any for finding a true connection. You're lucky just to find toilet paper. And yet, would you believe ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014: M.I.A., MGMT, Basement Jaxx

    Much like the actual weather in this era of global warming, the emotional climate at Ultra Music Festival's live stage is wildly unpredictable. The fans might love it. They might hate it. It's always tough to predict. But the fervor and size of the audience often mirrors the enthusiasm, though not ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Ten Walking Raver Cliches You Meet at Ultra Music Festival

    Ravers are like snowflakes, right? Wrong. It's actually not uncommon to find two (or twelve) who look (and sometimes behave) almost exactly alike. In fact, we here at Crossfade have spent a lot of time wandering around EDM fests in a state of perpetual déjà vu, encircled by thousands of party pe ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Lauryn Hill and Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley at Nine Mile Music Festival 2014

    Nine Mile Music Festival With Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and others Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, Miami Saturday, February 15, 2014 Better Than: Staying home, eating discounted Valentine's chocolates while listening to "One Love" over and over again. After last year's Nine Mil ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys Start a Riot, Hug the Fans at Fillmore Miami Beach

    Arctic Monkeys Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, January 30, 2014 British post-punk foursome Arctic Monkeys completed its first performance of 2014 last night for a sold-out crowd at the Fillmore Miami Beach. In support of the outfit's fifth studio album, AM, the current tour has been ping-ponging a ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Miami's NYE 2014 in Pics: Robin Thicke, Tiesto, Lil Wayne, Luciano, Pharrell

    Do you even remember what you did on New Year's Eve? If you had any fun, the answer should be an awkward "Umm, maybe?" We here at Crossfade know how it goes, so we're here to remind you. In the case that you attended these superfancy events (but perhaps don't remember), you may recognize yourself i ... More >>

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    December 28, 2013

    Life in Color Festival: A Brilliant Blast Off in Miami

    Every end has a beginning, and every beginning has an end. That's the kind of cheesy statement you'd expect to find on a bumper sticker or the pages of some flowery Chicken Soup bullshit, but it's also the truth. Life in Color underwent a paradigm shift this weekend. The old days are gone, the old ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Boy George's Basel 2013 Bash at Mansion Miami: A Photo Recap

    When Miami heard that the legend, the fashion (and karma) chameleon, and now comeback kid, Boy George, would be coming to play a DJ and an acoustic set during Art Basel Miami Beach week, every mouth was yapping about it from Hialeah to Wilton Manors. There's no one quite like Boy George. In the '8 ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live Broadcast to the AMAs, Put Haters to Shame in Miami

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis With Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli American Airlines Arena, Miami Sunday, November 24, 2013 Better Than: We could have ever expected. A great man once said, "If you want to be an active participant in hip-hop culture, you have to get off the couch, go to a show, and experien ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    The Six Ravers You Meet on EDM-Date.com

    You know that feel when you're at the rave get-down all by yourself and everyone around you has a spirit-hooded cuddle buddy? Big room drops just aren't the same without someone to love, but never fear, edm-date.com is here! The sweet kandi gods of love did smile upon thee with this dating website ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Boys Noize Does Halloween at Grand Central Miami, Like a Chainsaw Bat Out of Hell

    Halloween is one of the biggest party nights of the year. So if you head out on All Hallow's Eve in Miami, prepare yourself for all kinds of spooktacular sights. Are those zombies really zombies? Or have they just drunk themselves near death? The answer, dear partier, is yes and yes. We spent our ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts From Halloween in Miami

    Happy Halloween, Miami! All of the city's horny black cats are prowling the streets and dressed to the 9 lives. Long before tonight, the 305 has been raging in costumes glorious enough to make the professionals jealous. You guys really went all out this year. So we've compiled some of our favorit ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Ten Worst Raver Cliches

    We used to go to raves to break out of the ordinary, to lose ourselves in a dark room, rubbing against sweaty bodies. To meet strangers from strange lands, each character more colorful and absurd than the last. We're not sure if it's just that we've been doing it for ten years or that y'all have ac ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts at Sensation: Ocean of White in Miami

    How many different ways can you wear white? It's not the most exciting color in the crayon box, but get tens of thousands of ravers together in the same brilliant monochrome, and you've got an experience that's anything but bland. Sure, Sensation: Ocean of White's got a strict all-white dress cod ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Sensation: Ocean of White in Miami Might Have Renewed Our Faith in EDM

    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 >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Kaskade's Atmosphere Tour: The Most Satisfying EDM Arena Show Ever

    Kaskade's Atmosphere Tour With Amtrac and Late Night Alumni American Airlines Arena, Miami Saturday, September 14, 2013 Better Than: Any DJ in any arena we've ever seen. As electronic dance music rises in popularity, a lot of DJ-producers lower the bar. Many succumb to gimmicks or let flashy light ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Robin Thicke and Pharrell See "Blurred Lines" and Bikinis at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Robin Thicke and Pharrell As part of the BleauLive concert series Fontainebleau Miami Beach Sunday, September 1, 2013 Better Than: Any typical Sunday funday that includes a concert and cocktails. Is there anything better than a long weekend spent at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach? It hasn ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Ten Best American Flag Bikinis From Fourth of July 2013 on South Beach

    Oh, America the beautiful. After 237 years of freedom and fireworks, you still shine on, a beacon of hope for all the world to see. And we, your beautiful people, continue to raise our glasses and our flag-manicured fingers to the sky every Fourth of July. Being a United States citizen comes with ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Miami Heat and 2013 NBA Finals: Five Best Sports Bar Parties Near the Arena

    Who's actually surprised the Miami Heat made the NBA Finals again? The Indiana Pacers were doomed before halftime in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, because the level of intensity put forth by LeBron, Bosh, D-Wade, and the rest of the boys was redonkulous. And now the San Antonio Spur ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Ultra Ravers Boost Miami Tourism, Pack Hotels Through March at $238.12 Per Night

    South Floridians owe beat freaks and frat boys a drink. Fueled almost entirely by Red Bull, Molly, and (presumably) a little bit of cocaine, sunburned college students from the Midwest, foreign ravers, and Ultra Music Festival organizers rallied to resurrect South Florida's economy in March. See a ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts at Ultra Music Festival 2013

    What's the one place on Earth so magical that you can see titties, butt cheeks, and creepy man-horses, all while wearing the contents of a sixth-grade girl's friendship bracelet box? That's right! Ultra Music Festival, the land to which people from all over the world travel to show off their freshl ... More >>

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    March 16, 2013

    Swedish House Mafia Kicks Off Ultra 2013, "F#$%s Miami in the Pussy"

    What's the most epic come-on in the history of Scandinavian EDM? Duh. "We're gonna fuck this party in the pussy!," as uttered by Swedish House Mafia, when Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, and Axwell were still young, up-and-coming electronic dance music studs. Today, though, the SHM dudes are su ... More >>

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    March 16, 2013

    Ultra 2013, Day One: The 15 Photo Highlights, From Marijuana Boobs to Human Bananas

    Ultra Music Festival is a weird and wonderful place, where strange and spectacular creatures roam free and freaky -- humping, fist-pumping, and just generally upending the natural order of shit. Take this human banana. A total anomaly of evolution. He's about 100 times bigger than the average bana ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Miss Kittin Crushes South Beach's Story Nightclub: A 15-Photo Recap

    "Suck my dick, kiss my ass" ... Circa '98, Miss Kittin busted the club wide open with "Frank Sinatra" -- a sly, sarcastic electroclash banger that laughed in the face of bottle-poppin', limousine-fuckin' club rats. "I saw it coming, the star DJ world, not knowing I would be part of it," the French ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Fashion Freakouts at Justin Bieber's Believe Tour in Miami

    Did you feel that sonic wave burst through the city this weekend? It felt like some kind of tween-wave terror bomb, but it was just the collective scream of every hopeful heart in the tri-county area. Justin Bieber brought his swaggy self to the American Airlines Arena, and the kids came out in the ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    BCS 2013 Concert in Miami With Flo Rida, Dierks Bentley, and DJ Irie: A 15-Photo Recap

    The BCS national championship game goes down tonight. Over the weekend, though, this four-day football frenzy blitzed South Beach as dance-hoppin' fanatic Flo Rida, country-poppin' shit-kicker Dierks Bentley, crowd-hypin' DJ Irie, and pep-stepping Fighting Irish and 'Bama devotees swarmed the sand ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Carl Cox, Half-Naked Party Girls, and NYE 2013 at Mansion Miami: A 25-Photo Recap

    Spending New Year's Eve with Carl Cox is so sexy. On the last day of 2012, true acid house aficionados and horny people of all kinds gathered at Mansion Miami to ring in NYE. Females felt up their friends. Dudes oogled the half-naked party girls who'd been paid to ride poles and dole out premium l ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Life in Color: Diplo, Benny Benassi, R3hab at "World's Biggest Paint Party" in Miami

    Life In Color With Diplo, Benny Benassi, R3hab, David Solano and more Miami Convention Center, Miami Friday, December 28, 2012 Better Than: Rollin' through the Sherwin-Williams store geeked up on mollies. "Does Miami go hard in the motherfucking paint?" Yeah, we do. We let it drip from our chin a ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Eric Prydz, Doctor P, Porter Robinson, Others at Identity Festival 2012 in Miami, August 4

    See the 55-photo slideshow from Identity Festival 2012 at Klipsch Amphitheater as well as The Fashion at Identity Festival Miami. Identity Festival 2012 With Eric Prydz, Excision, Doctor P, Porter Robinson, Le Castle Vania, Audrey Napoleon, and others Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami Sat ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Punx, Perfect Mohawks, and Tonight We Unite Tour in Miami: A 15-Photo Recap

    Punx are sloppy. They'll spill beer all over the fucking carpet. Crumble corn chips in your hair. Piss on the toilet seat. Gob in your face. Puke in the dishwasher. Dye your dog pink. And bleed in the bathtub. But curiously, they also demonstrate an awesome amount of pride in their personal appea ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Fashion Freakouts at Kaskade's Freaks of Nature Tour in Miami

    See Crossfade's concert review of Kaskade's Freaks of Nature tour in Miami -- plus the full 50-photo slideshow. Fashionistas the world over flock to America's EDM scene seeking inspiration and insight into new trends and hip styles. Paris, London, and Harajuku hold their breath to see what our nat ... More >>

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    July 15, 2012

    Kaskade and His Freaks of Nature Kick Summer's Ass in Miami, July 14

    See the full 50-photo slideshow of Kaskade in Miami -- plus "Kaskade on EDM's Future and Freaks of Nature: 'Summer of 2012 Could Go Down as Best Ever.'" Kaskade Freaks of Nature Tour With Alvin Risk Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami Saturday, July 14, 2012 Better Than: High-school heartb ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Maroon 5 at iHeartRadio's Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, June 30

    See the full 80-photo slideshow from the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. iHeartRadio Bleau Live Ultimate Pool Party A "special appearance" from Enrique Iglesias With performances by Flo Rida, Maroon 5, and Gym Class Heroes Fontainebleau Miami Beach Saturday, June 30, 2 ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    Avicii Totally "Le7els" Miami at American Airlines Arena, June 8

    See the full 39-photo slideshow of Avicii at the American Airlines Arena. Avicii's Le7els Tour American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, June 8, 2012 Better Than: It being past 11 p.m. and not knowing your kids' whereabouts. Avicii is taking over. He's captured the hearts and minds of America's ne ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Top Five Miami Restaurants for Dining During a Hurricane

    During the coming week, you'll be hearing and reading a lot about how this Friday kicks off the official hurricane season in South Florida. You will be privy to all manner of advice on how to best weather the potential storms, and the very word hurricane will blow into your ears over and over a ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Ten NSFW Pics of Deadmau5 Groupies at Mansion Miami's Reopening Party

    ​Wanna know how Crossfade spent the weekend? Well, we met the Mau5 at Mansion on Friday, ogled "a half-naked girl covered in fake diamonds," didn't do drugs, partied till morning, and then went back the next night for another shot of sweaty club rats, bottle service, electro-house tuneage, totall ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Photos: Cee Lo Green Did Not Reprise "Imagine" at Orange Drive Fest on Miami Beach

    ​On New Year's Eve, Cee Lo Green rang in 2012 by visiting Times Square, hanging out with Carson Daly, and then brutalizing John Lennon's "Imagine" before a TV audience of millions. It was a disaster. So the next day, he fled south to Miami Beach for the Orange Drive Music Festival where he (than ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Photos: Skrillex and 12th Planet's Surprise Mothership Afterparty in Miami

    Photo by George MartinezSkrillex and 12th Planet manning the Mothership.​Read Crossfade's recap of Skrillex at the Fillmore Miami Beach. On Saturday night, the Mothership made its final official stop, setting down in the middle of South Beach like some sorta interstellar party bus. But after fi ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Caribou and ARP at Grand Central, October 19

    Photo by George MartinezCaribou with full band at Grand Central.​Check out New Times' 24-photo Caribou slideshow.CaribouWith ARPGrand Central, MiamiTuesday, October 19, 2010Better than: Going to the club with a bunch of tweens and teens. Okay, so we're a little biased. We had way too much fun at l ... More >>

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