James Murphy deserves an IDMA or two.Every year, coinciding with Winter Music Conference, the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) recognizes those who make electronic music great. Sure, it's not exactly the Grammys or MTV's Video Music Awards. But dammit, it's a homegrown awards show and tha ... More >>
David SamayoaSustain Restaurant & Bar opened to the public this past Saturday. I was invited to Friday's social media preview (complimentary) dinner.The space is airy and open. Most eye catching is a massive wooden rib cage structure hanging along one wall, which managing partner Jonathan Laz ... More >>
When they say Miami is a city built of snow, rest assured they aren't talking about the weather. Even pop culture, through movies like Scarface and TV shows like Miami Vice, have helped equate the city to sweet Lady Cocaine. That's reason enough to honor it by listing some of the best cocaine-relate ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenThe Golden Filter performing live Grand Central.Click here to view photos from the Golden Filter at Grand Central.The Golden FilterSaturday, August 21, 2010Grand Central, MiamiWhen Goldfrapp released its disco monstrosity, Black Cherry, in 2003. It was heralded as a disco reviv ... More >>
Symmetry means that it sounds equally awesome in each earSymmetry, a new compilation curated by W Hotel's Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua, made the rounds at Winter Music Conference, and now there's an event planned for Fort Lauderdale's W Hotel at Living Room (401 N. Fort Lauderdale ... More >>
Bells are made to be BrokenIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.This week, the collaboration between Shins' lead singer James Mercer and Gnarls Bar ... More >>
There's hardly anyone who was around in 2003 and didn't get caught up in the pure unadulterated pleasure -- guilty, or otherwise -- of Benny Benassi's mega-hit "Satisfaction". Praised by the likes of Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Darren Emerson and played ad nauseum by big-room DJs and radio statio ... More >>
Another year in the books. It is just us or did 2009 seemed to rush by like it was in overdrive? Still, 2009 was another stellar year for clubland, music and all. The economic recession didn't prove to be the wet blanket many had predicted it would be. The nightclubs are still here and people are st ... More >>
This synth-pop group's shows are so happy they hurt.
Sometimes a girl just needs a tune.
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>
Two deft DJs, one now sound.
Miami transplant Social Klash crafts electro en español.
By ANDY VIHSTADT Sex & Violence For your viewing pleasure: the new Kanye West video, directed by Spike Jonze. Much like his 1995 vid for Wax’s “Southern California” (reminisce here), Jonze shows his penchant for slow motion and fire. Add a shovel-wielding lingerie model to the equation and y ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT Stephen Malkmus, at left Gold Soundz Along with the deluxe version of Pavement’s Brighten the Corners, Stephen Malkmus will be issuing solo LP4 in 2008. You Ain’t No Picasso’s has more info and a live version of the title-track from the forthcoming Real Emotional Trash, du ... More >>