Jake Jefferson

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Wood Tavern Owner's Bizerq Breathes New Life Into Former Soho Lounge Space

    Walking up the familiar stairwell, all that is heard is the sounds of hammers and electrical saws. As soon as the second level is reached, it looks like Bizerq -- the newest nightclub in mainland Miami -- has a long way to go. To say the space is in the white box stage would be generous -- there's e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Poplife, Mamushka's, Black Division: A Holiday Gift List for Your Local Club Owner or Promoter

    ​Miami's club owners and party promoters toil day after day, year after year, planning your nightlife adventures. They give you exciting stories to brag about for decades. And lucky for Miami scenesters, we have a dedicated stable of nightlife overlords who make this city one of the Planet's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Preview Grand Central's Upstairs Lounge at 42Below Party This Saturday

    ​The upstairs lounge at Grand Central is one of those projects we've been hearing about since 2010. Awhile ago, venue reps told us that they would be opening a more intimate hangout in the second-floor loft where live acts and DJs who weren't necessarily suited for the cavernous space downstairs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Photos: Mark Ronson at LIV with a Peaches Cameo

    Photo by Lex HernandezA silver-haired Mark Ronson at LIV.​If we are a little sluggish this morning, we have Mark Ronson to thank. We stopped by LIV at the Fontainbleau Hotel last night after watching LCD Soundsystem play for a bunch of old, rich people at the Raleigh during MOCA Los Angeles' party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Induce Named Kid Sister's Official DJ; Catch Both at Grand Central Saturday

    ​DJ Induce is no stranger to the local music scene ... in fact, he is the scene. Having started his burgeoning DJ career well over ten years ago, Induce (a.k.a. Ryan Smith) has DJed for anyone and everyone, in every night and day club, selecting records varied and vast, from EPMD to Metallica.Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Major Lazer Returns to Miami May 15 at Grand Central

    Switch and Diplo, along with Major Lazer himself.​If you missed Major Lazer during Ultra Music Festival you are in luck. The Diplo and Switch side project along with Skerrit Bwoy is coming back to Miami on Saturday, May 15 for a live performance at Grand Central. We were told about the news during ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Video: Casual Sax & The Saxual Revolution "24's & More"

    If you haven't heard of Casual Sax & The Saxual Revolution, you've probably been in some kind of soap operatic coma for the last few years. Induce and Sven Barth compromise the duo that found viral success after Perez Hilton featured their video for "Baby I'm Black (From the Waist Down)" on his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    BlackBook Features Poplife Crew

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Poplife Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

    The long-standing local shindig went down at White Room.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Q&A with Prince Terrence of Heartsrevolution

    When Scion's Kitsuné CD release party comes into The Vagabond Sunday, Brooklyn duo-turned-trio Heartsrevolution will be doing a rare live performance in Miami. Crossfade spoke with the band's newest member Prince Terrence about the band's full-length debut, the Heartschallenger and Hipster Runoff.N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Opening This Week: The King Is Dead, Louis at the Gansevoort

    Roxy Cottontail is getting you high at The King Is Dead Friday. Are we in a recession? Because the nightlife industry sure hasn't gotten the memo. In fact, this week the much delayed opening of The King Is Dead is finally happening. The venue is rumored to officially open tonight (Roc Media, the ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Nine Years of Poplife

    Jose D. Duran Poplife founders Barbara Basti and Aramis Lorie. Nine years is a lifetime in clubland. It’s hard to stay relevant in a business in which the trends change as fast as the minds of the people who frequent it. So when perennial indie party Poplife turns 9 this weekend, you better belie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Bunny Hop

    Here comes Roxy Cottontail.