It's finally here! Record Store Day (and cough, 4/20) is right around the corner. And that means tons of great acts are ready to get down and dirty with all y'all Miami music lovers. Whether you're looking for rock, punk, hip-hop, jazz, synth-pop, booty bass, or Latin, there's the perfect party wi ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival has never offered much homegrown local flavor. Even as the globally minded EDM fest has broadened its musical scope to include rappers, R&B stars, and indie bands, the other sounds -- reggae, salsa, merengue, authentic Miami Bass -- that keep much of the 305 dancing the rest ... More >>
Music is more than just a collection of sounds. It's a whole 'nother world where anything is possible. You don't have to be yourself, you don't even have to be human, and a lot of artists take full advantage of this world of illusion. The benefits? Well, you can safely walk into any grocery store, ... More >>
When Swedish electro outfit Little Dragon performed at Electric Pickle back in January, S. Pajot noted a few sound issues, saying "[Yukimi Nagano's] vocals were drenched in a little too much reverb and buried a little too deep in the mix. Her singing was sweet and sharp. But she just couldn't cut ... More >>
via myspace.com/delthefunkyhomosapienDel is the product of 200,000 years of evolution.A strange and highly mutated (or some would say evolved) breed of great apes emerged approximately 200,000 years ago on the African continent. These creatures had huge brains. They were physically weak, slow, a ... More >>
At this point, San Franciso-based DJ-producer Max Vangeli is basically a made man. He's scored support sets for Swedish House Mafia. He's been signed to Mafia member Steve Angello's Size Records. And he's even the production partner of Stevie's brother, Antoine Josefsson, otherwise known as AN21 ... More >>
San Francisco-based DJ/producer Max Vangeli is one of the fastest-rising stars of the international house scene, with a 2010 breakthrough boosted in no small part by his status as a sort of honorary American member of the Swedish House Mafia. The last year alone has seen chart-topping Vangeli rem ... More >>
No confirmation if Caribou's album title is a nod to Surfer BloodIn 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.Hole is officially back. And, er, so is C ... More >>
After Beach House topped sales last week, are we seeing a theme?In 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, Ramirez, Crossfade and record buyers ... More >>
Musician/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is a top seller this week at Sweat Records.Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Gorillaz - Plastic BeachBroken Bells - Broken BellsJoanna Newsom - Have One On MeCharlotte ... More >>
On Friday, we brought you "Superfast Jellyfish," the new Gorillaz track most likely to make the Finding Nemo 2 soundtrack. Today, the riches continue with the Guardian offering an exclusive stream of Plastic Beach in its entirety currently rocking the office. Aside from Damon Albarn's requisitely ... More >>
Must-see acts on the two-day fest's lineup.
Since their inception two years ago, the Ting Tings have enjoyed unbridled success, laying siege to charts and hearts in both the UK and the United States. So much so, that even a reporter could become nervous when speaking for the first time to one half of the British outfit, drummer/vocalist/produ ... More >>
Enormous artwork gets unveiled in Little Haiti.
11th Hour (Definitive Jux)
Gnarls Barkley tests the One Ring theory
Actual Fucking (Automation)
Sweat Records takes indie culture out of the clubs and into your speakers
Demon Days (Virgin)
Ice Palace Studios, Wednesday, March 23
A Healthy Distrust Epitaph
Laika Come Home "Astralwerks"