SAFE Miami is turning five years old this month.
Now that may mean something to you if you're a regular Crossfade reader, because we've been following the electronic dance music tastemakers and promotions veterans since the beginning.
And it'll definitely mean something to you if you're a regular ... More >>
There's a lot of great stuff going down in Miami this weekend. But so much of it's so damn expensive.
Like y'all, we'd like to be able to go out and have a great time without having to spend an entire paycheck on covers charges, overpriced tickets, strippers, etc.
While it may seem increasingly ... More >>
Earlier this week, we gave you a heads up on the new Wynwood Radio show hosted by Nightdrive's Laura (of Miami).
Well, the Internet station is about to get another great addition to its repertoire when longstanding Miami electronic music tastemakers SAFE launch their new show on Friday.
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You may have noticed a recent wave of electronic music producers with "spoonerisms" for monikers -- silly twists on famous musicians' names, like Joy Orbison, Jichael Mackson and Wevie Stonder.
Well, New Jersey-based producer Seth Haley didn't choose to toy with the name of an influential pop st ... More >>
Seth Troxler We've said it before and we'll say it again: Miami's underground EDM scene is on fire!
This week alone, there are five world-class bookings. And there's a little something for everyone, from the dark minimal techno heads to the leftfield live electronica connoisseurs.
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You either get Matthew Dear or you don't.
Whether he's fronting his eponymous avant-pop band or spinning techno records as Audion, Dear is challenging listeners with his taste for the edgy and experimental. But even if he doesn't hit your personal pleasure zone, there's no denying the indelible ... More >>
Since launching in 2009, the Miami Dance Party website has emerged as one of Miami's premier sources for local underground EDM. The weekly podcast showcases guest mixes by a bevy of local DJs and producers, from Miami staples like DJ SpinnZinn of 90.5 WVUM to resident favorites at hotspots like t ... More >>
Brooklyn trio School of Seven Bells chalked up a whole lotta blog and magazine love in 2008 with its debut album, Alpinisms, a set of beat-driven dream-pop that sounded, at times, like an updated version of the Cocteau Twins. The ethereal, sometimes vaguely tribal female vocals came, even, from i ... More >>
Like many of you, I had the immense pleasure of hearing Ryan Elliott spin at White Room last May, and witnessed a DJ at the peak of his powers. The Spectral Sound label man crafts truly spellbinding live sets that are dually physical and mental -- "body music for the mind," as his Ghostly Interna ... More >>
photo by Jipsy / Nefariousgirl.comThe Big Bounce plays on Saturday.Grass and the King is Dead hosted a pretty epic WMC week, with big-deal parties like the Ghostly International 10-year anniversary party, and another Luciano/Cadenza event. Still, the King is Dead had been moving in a new, welcome ... More >>
Yes, WMC ended on Sunday, but considering I ended my experience some time technically on Sunday, I've just now gotten my head screwed back on straight. Blame the amazing Get Physical WMC party on Saturday night/Sunday morning, the best edition of that party yet. But I'll get to that shortly. From ... More >>
Michna played relatively early in the evening.Ghostly International 10 Year Anniversary PartyWhite Room, MiamiSaturday, December 5, 2009Better than: Any record label party this side of WMC.Despite the unfavorable weather most of Saturday, things cleared up enough for Miami to enjoy partying ... More >>
As if SAFE hadn't won over enough hearts this weekend by serving up the Ghostly International 10 Year Anniversary Party at White Room on Saturday night, they have a veritable techno extravaganza in store for Miami tonight at Grass Lounge in the Design District, featuring Radio Slave and Argy, alo ... More >>
Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Adrian Michna a.k.a. Egg Foo Young started his musical career DJing parties and gigging in bands on the NYC bar circuit before migrating to Miami in the mid-'90s. It was in our neck of the woods that he co-founded the pioneering hip hop/electronic outfit Secret Frequenc ... More >>
AudionA heads up to Miami's downtown cognoscenti: Michigan's esteemed Ghostly International label will be celebrating 10 years of forward-thinking music and subculture at White Room on Saturday, December 5. Founded in 1999 by DJ Sam Valenti, Ghostly has become one of the most highly-acclaimed intern ... More >>
Photo via BlackBookAramis Lorie, Barbara Basti and Jake Jefferson.We definitely take pride any time locals get national attention. So after BlackBook sat down with Aramis Lorie, Barbara Basti and Jake Jefferson -- better known as the people behind the Poplife brand -- we definitely feel like we'r ... More >>
Talk about a T&A weekend! Exxxotica is in town and so is Aqua Girl, making this a great weekend to see plenty of lovely ladies around the beach. So get ready, because here is what you might want to check out this weekend:For seven days, 120 cars have travel 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to Miami ... More >>
Ghostly International DJ Ryan Elliott is a busy head-spinner -- in Berlin one weekend; Miami the next; all the world between. And on the odd occasion when the cat's not on the road, he's back in Dearborn, Michigan remixing and serving as co-A&R (with Matthew Dear) of Ghostly's sister imprint, Sp ... More >>