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 >>
Time to party like it's Thursday, people. Well, because it is the fourth day of the week. But during Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, the intensity of the average weeknight is ratched up to OMG-so-epic-I'm-gonna-remember-this-moment-forever-unless-I-black-out-which-is-a-real-oh-shit le ... More >>
Reservations for the whole crew, please. Later this month, the Red Bull Guest House will be moving into the Gale Hotel for four whole days as part of those annual EDM shenanigans known as WMC and Miami Music Week. From March 27 to 30, the #RBGuestHouse (as it's referred to in Twitter speak) will b ... More >>
If you still need proof that Miami has grown an underground electronic dance music scene to rival international meccas like London and Berlin, look no further than the success of Underground Story. Five years ago, it was practically inconceivable for promoters to pull off an underground house and ... More >>
Most of the club rats getting down to electro and booty bass these days are too young to remember the scene's old-school pioneers like Egyptian Lover, AKA Greg Broussard. After all, most of us were still learning how to crawl (or hadn't even been born yet) when Broussard was already mastering the ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, Ultra Music Festival has pushed even the most seasoned EDM addicts to the very brink of physical and emotional collapse. But now UMF has expanded to two entire weekends (AKA six whole days), which just might turn certain (weaker) members of the Crossfade team into pathet ... More >>
Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.
Its recent commercial explosion notwithstanding, electronic dance music culture in the U.S. has been mostly marginal. But in the UK, EDM has been a continuously growing massive mainstream movement since the late '80s. So much so, that music critics often speak of the UK hardcore continuum, an ongoi ... More >>
Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties. Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
When in Rome, you shuffle through the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum with a tour group. Guided by a dopey ex-pat, you learn the condensed histories of these places, take cliché family photos, and drop serious Euro coinage on overpriced gelato. When in Miami, however, you drop a hundred bucks an ... More >>
While popular electronic music has become synonymous with hugely inflated ticket prices, tables full of empty bottles, and mindlessly overproduced big-room bangers, Miami's own Jonathan Cowan keeps the fire burning for the South Beach's long-lost underground. For Winter Music Conference 2012, Th ... More >>
Cocodrills' Adam Cruz and Christian "Pridef" Diaz.After years of being knee-deep in the grime of Miami's nightlife and music scene, Cocodrills have become experts on the city's best music spots, the best places for a meal, and the best summer drinks. Before catching the duo tonight at the Elect ... More >>
Steve BugThe LINK crew has been busy all year booking some of the biggest stars on the international techno scene at venues like Space and the Electric Pickle. And earlier this month, LINK auspiciously kicked off its new Summer Sessions with world-renowned DJs Heidi and Bill Patrick at TreeHous ... More >>
The Electric PickleMiami is inseparable from her nightlife and clubs. But she's also a gold-digging, glamor-drunk whore. Ninety percent of the establishments around town (especially in South Beach) cater to people with a truly masochistic approach to nightlife, and it's all because of that in ... More >>
Behind Bayside Marketplace's Hard Rock Café, the Biscayne Lady enjoys a mid-afternoon hosing under the hot Florida sun. As cold water trickles down her sleek frame, we board the vessel to meet the ship's captain and Biscayne Bay legend, James Cho. Since joining the Biscayne Lady team, Cho h ... More >>
We guarantee guido DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore is NOT in this guide.If you're a discerning local EDM lover, then you probably have a love-hate relationship with the month of March. On one hand, it's the best month out of the year in Miami for the sheer awesomeness of parties and bookings. On th ... More >>
Soul Clap: hungry for the vinylIt seems like only a few years ago that the international EDM scene was in some sort of minimal techno dark age. The sounds were cool and slick and oh-so-Berlinesque, but they just weren't very fun. Fast-forward to 2011 and Boston's Soul Clap have helped kick-star ... More >>
Crosstown Rebels exec Damian Lazarus.Clubland can be a wasteland. But former Dazed & Confused music editor, current Crosstown Rebels label exec, and minimal DJ-producer Damian Lazarus is a natural-born opponent of mediocrity, unearned hype, and cash-bloated trash. For the last ten years, h ... More >>
"In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And Jack boldly declared, 'Let there be house,' and house music was born." So goes the Genesis-like mythos of house music, as expounded by the legendary Chuck Roberts.Esteemed DJ/producer ... More >>
For those of you tragically not in attendance that night, legendary UK DJ Greg Wilson made his highly anticipated WMC debut (in fact his Miami debut altogether) at Electric Pickle on Wednesday, March 24, schooling us all on the authentic disc jockey artform. Beyond simply reinstating the definiti ... More >>
Since alighting on Brooklyn's underground dance music scene with partner Zev Eisenberg in 2001, DJ/producer Gadi Mizrahi has emerged as one of the most influential tastemakers in the wider international network of EDM labels and collectives. As a DJ and co-owner of the Wolf Lamb imprint, he has ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.
Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.