DJ-producer M A N I K (AKA Chris Manik) might be best known as an uhntz-uhntz purveyor on the global party circuit. But from the beginning, he also set himself apart as a serious musician -- a classically trained production wunderkind with a knack for arrangement and melodic hooks, not to mention a ... More >>
He might be a relative newcomer to the international dance music scene, but Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (AKA Orlando Higginbottom) certainly landed with a meteoric bang. Trouble, his critically acclaimed 2012 debut artist album, was an iTunes and DJ Mag pick for Electronic Album of the Year. ... More >>
Yay, it's a short week! Just when you thought life couldn't get any better right about now, check your calendar. It's already Wednesday, and because you live in the non-stop party city of Miami, you can start your weekend as early as tomorrow. After all, it's never too soon to have a good time. H ... More >>
Among the legion of global superstars alighting in Miami for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2013, one name carries some pretty serious weight at the moment: Maceo Plex. DJ/producer and Ellum label boss Eric Estornel's rise to international stardom over the last couple of years has be ... More >>
With just 29 days till Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park becomes totally flooded with LED-wielding beat freaks ... Ultra Music Festival 2013 has announced its Phase 3 lineup. Among this final round of 40-plus acts: Intrepid Ultra defender Tommie Sunshine, along with Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, DJ M ... More >>
Just when you thought the party couldn't get any better, Ultra Music Festival has announced its Phase 2 lineup. So let's not bother with the formalities. Here's who's been added: Alesso, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex), Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Loco D ... More >>
By now, there's not much King Britt hasn't done musically in a career spanning almost three decades. As one of Philadelphia's electronic dance music pioneers, Britt enjoyed massive commercial success in the '90s, through his Sylk 130 project and as half of E-Culture with fellow luminary Josh Wink, ... 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 >>
Having released his debut EP to immediate acclaim on Josh Wink's Ovum label in January 2010, NYC wunderkind Chris Manik made the leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" producer in little more than year. MANIK has since joined the artist rosters of chic labels like Poker Flat ... More >>
Troy Pierce just enrolled in Sunday School.As if Sunday School for Degenerates wasn't already a crazy-ass concept, Made Event's decided to dial up the wonk to an an almost unsafe level. Step One: Expand the deviant dance marathon from 24 to 36 hours. Step Two: Book Richie Hawtin, Tiga, Adultnapp ... More >>
M.A.N.D.Y. headlines Get Physical Yacht Party.No WMC would be complete without a few yacht parties. And this March has, count them, four stellar lineups aboard the infamous Biscayne Lady.From big-room house heavyweights like Desyn Masiello to underground techno stars like Reboot, there's a bi ... More >>
Sander KleinenbergWhy choose between Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, when you can have both? DJ Mag has decided to do exactly that this year as it once again takes over the Shelborne, and its nightclub Shine, for two weeks worth of parties.Highlights include the return of DJ Mag ... More >>
Photo by Angela MazurRichie Hawtin headlines Sunday School's 2011 lineup.Four weeks and a few days ago, we here at Crossfade notified all party perverts that Made Event's Sunday School for Degenerates would be expanding its deviant dance marathon from 24 to 36 hours. At the time, there was no of ... More >>
Although Miami's hosted WMC for decades and booked commercial DJ heavyweights at megaclubs like Space for years, it's only recently that there's been a steady influx of quality underground EDM bookings. And if 2010 was any indication, you could almost say the MIA is starting to become an electron ... More >>
After 20 years, DJ-producer Josh Wink still hasn't lost sight of what originally got him started in the EDM game -- his passion for the music itself. It's taken him from stints in the early '90s as a rave DJ, through his "Higher State of Consciousness" chart-crushing heyday, and now all ... More >>
NYC-based DJ-producer Chris Manik is on fire right now. In little more than twelve months he's made a formidable leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" boy, with releases on top labels like Ovum and Poker Flat. Specializing in a delectably deep and bass-heavy fusion of t ... More >>
It's been a sensational year for Seattle-based DJ-producer Dave Pezzner, who despite almost two decades of experience under his belt was virtually unknown by the international EDM community until very recently. For over fifteen years, he banged out quirky glitch-house and breaks as production d ... More >>
House meets techno this Friday when both King Britt and Andrea Ferlin take over the Electric Pickle for a night of eclectic transatlantic dance grooves. Philadelphia native King Britt has been a long-time staple of the international EDM community, having gotten his start in the early 90's on lege ... More >>
Paul Morris started the booking agency AM Only in 1995, while he was a student at the University of Florida. It was a fortuitous time, right when dance music was about to break big into this country's consciousness. As electronic sounds shifted through the rave scene and beyond, AM Only continued ... More >>
Having booked EDM giants the likes of Laurent Garnier, Darren Emerson, and Dave Seaman in the recent past, the folks at Shine certainly seem keen on presenting Miami clubgoers with the crème de la crème of international dance music. This Friday they continue the trend with a night of sounds by vet ... More >>
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via www.windishagency.comDJ and producer Darren Emerson was once in dub-strewn acid house collective Underworld. And lest you forget, he opens and closes his new mix compilation, GU36: Bogotá with the then-progressive trio's 1993 epic "MMM Skyscraper I Love You." The two CDs this bookends are Emers ... More >>
So in addition to yesterday's news of the unexplainable choice of booking the Black Eyed Peas for next month's Ultra Music Festival, the final phase of the lineup has been announced. Notable additions include Rinton, Rye Rye, Surkin, Para One and Shiny Toy Guns to Day 1, and MSTRKRFT, BT Laptop Symp ... More >>
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