Juan Basshead

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    January 22, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Electronic Music Labels

    Are you tuned in to the constant hum of these streets? It's a bass rattle pounding into the night. It's a tinny hi-hat on repeat. It's a vocal sample morphed into obscurity. It's the indefinite groove of Miami. But who's supplying the rhythm that our city dances to? Who's carving a giant 305 into t ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash in Miami: Four DJ Crews Do Battle

    "A DJ nowadays brings their laptop and shows up at the club and they're ready to go," says Miami bass veteran Juan Basshead. "But back in the day, DJs had to have everything -- all the gear, all the decks, all the way down to the sound." The rise of digital technology and EDM has seen a shift in D ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Sweatstock 2013's Full Lineup and Set Times

    Go wild in the streets! Score swag! Mosh! In exactly 49 hours, everyone's favorite Little Haiti music shop, Sweat Records, will be celebrating Sweatstock 2013, its third annual one-day music fest, anniversary party, and Record Store Day bonanza. There will be limited-edition RSD releases, indie m ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    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 >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Badklaat Brings the Real Bass to The Vagabond On January 10

    Are you mad bro? It's understandable. Have you seen the state of dubstep lately? It's all big drops and wobble sirens and buff dudes in silly tank tops. But it's OK 'cause The Vagabond and its Get Low crew are going to make all the bad feelings go away. They'll be kicking off 2013 with lots of mas ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    SomeJerk Talks Moombahton Over Miami and Gives Away Free EP

    Moombah what? Moombahton! We here at Crossfade have been geeking over this quirky style of tropical bass music all year. And locals like DJ-producer SomeJerk and the good folks at (((SHAKE))) are giving us plenty of reason to with their monthly Moombahton Over Miami party at the Vagabond. Plus, t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Fifteen Best Parties at Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2012

    ​Maybe you're planning to spend the entire weekend performing glowstick tricks at Ultra Music Festival. Or enjoying the lavish amenities at Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Hotel. Or bleep-bloop-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Biscayne Lady. But if not, you need a beat-freaking plan. In total ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Free Events This Week: TweetUp, Get Low, Strut

    ​February has been a pretty rough month thus far. In the past 12 days alone, The Real Housewives of Miami has been confirmed for a second season; we found out everyone is cheating on everyone; and Rick Santorum won three caucuses, which is just...we can't.In the spirit of improving the remainder o ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Say Thanks With Dancegiving Music Festival, Wolfgang Gartner, Diplo, and MSTRKRFT

    ​Each year 'round Thanksgiving, we here at Crossfade like to sit around the conference room table and share the things for which we're most thankful. And while we're plenty grateful for the web hits Justin Bieber's baby drama produced this year, we're even more grateful for a crazy little thing ca ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    12th Planet Talks Dubstep, Brostep, and Why Skrillex is the Future

    ​Tomorrow marks dubstep ambassador 12th Planet's much-anticipated return to Miami, when he'll headline an evening at Grand Central rounded out by Juan Basshead, MC Jumanji, Animal Krackerz, and Mike Deuce. We reached him recently to chat about the past and current state of heavy bass. But th ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    12th Planet Talks Pop Production, DJ Craze, and Hardcore

    ​When 12th Planet (AKA John Dadzie) talks, the world of bass music listens. That's because, as we explain in last week's mini-feature on the DJ, producer, and label co-founder, the man has been hardcore since (electronic) hardcore was a new genre. Though it's as a dubstep producer that he's ga ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    12th Planet Brings That Brutal Bass to Grand Central July 16

    via Planet, AKA John Dadzie.​John Dadzie, better known as 12th Planet, is one of the reigning kings of American dubstep. He vividly remembers the first time he was smacked upside the head with heavy bass. It was the '90s. He was a teenager in Los Angeles. And after ... More >>

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    June 19, 2011

    Borgore at the Fillmore Miami Beach, June 17

    Photo by Gaby Izarra​Boregore With Caligula, Juan Basshead, and MC Jumanji Fillmore Miami Beach June 17, 2011 Better Than: My high school graduation, which just happened to be at the same place. A full moon brings out the untamed and feral-minded, and the kids were ruthless last night at the F ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    Kool Keith at Eve, April 2

    ​Kool KeithWith Otto von Schirach, Juan Basshead, and othersEveSaturday, April 2, 2011Better Than: Staying home and crying over the demise of LCD SoundsystemThe downtown/midtown Miami corridor found itself in a pleasant hip-hop time-warp last night, with Too $hort playing an unexpected set at Bard ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Sweatstock 2011 at Sweat Records With Beings, Panic Bomber, Lil Daggers, and More

    ​If you missed out on last year's Sweatstock, Sweat Records' birthday bash and Record Store Day celebration, you're gonna want to make time for this year's event. The Little Haiti store has announced the first phase of the lineup for its April 16 bash. The outside stage returns this year -- ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Take the Nine Mile Trek to Marley Fest at Bayfront Park Amphitheater This Saturday

    Follow Stephen and the rest of the Marley clan to the Nine Mile Fest.​Hidden in the rolling, bright-green Dry Harbour Mountains of St. Ann Parish on Jamaica's north coast, there's a tiny rural village called Nine Mile. You will find it by following the narrow road from Brown's Town and counting ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Goldie at the Electric Pickle's Two-Year Anniversary, February 19

    ​Goldie Electric Pickle Saturday, February 19, 2011 Last night, on its two-year anniversary, the Electric Pickle proved it is the club it always promised to be. When the club opened during WMC 2009, there was hope the club might fill the void caused by Circa 28's sudden closure. And with jungle a ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Major Lazer and the Marley Family Headline Nine Mile Music Festival March 12

    Major Lazer's Switch and Diplo.​Man, Winter Music Conference is only two months away. But while your club kid cousins are off doing the WMC thing, getting loopy on funny drugs and dancing away their inhibitions, you're gonna be sucking on sweet sticky ish and nodding your dreaded head to righteo ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Aholsniffsglue, Shake, and Get Low Wish You A Shitty Christmas

    ​Club promoter and artiste extraordinaire Aholsniffsglue has a heart of gold. He's constantly thinking of ways to help the community. His motto: "You can talk about how bad things are. Or you can step up and do something about it." It's this attitude that got him in the party-making business in th ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Big Boi, ¡Mayday!, and ArtOfficial at Trinumeral Festival's Final Night

    Big Boi in lights!The Trinumeral Festival With Big Boi, ¡Mayday!, ArtOfficial, Juan Basshead, Mochipet, and more Sunday, October 10, 2010 (10/10/10!!!) Grand Central Better Than: Probably the other two nights of the Trinumeral Festival. There's no doubt that 10/10/10 is a date that will make any ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    10th Annual Trinumeral Festval Comes To Miami in October with Big Boi, John Hancock & Friends, ArtOfficial, and More

    via heard-words.comBig Boi​When something happens in threes, we take note. When Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper died earlier this year, everyone was asking, "Who's next?" The universe answered: Rick Moranis Art Linkletter. There are three primary colors, three types of matter, three little pigs, t ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Juan Basshead Named Top U.S. Dubstep Artist By Major U.K. Newspaper

    Juan Basshead​Yesterday, the major U.K. newspaper The Sun ran a music trend piece whose thesis more or less deserves a resounding "Duh" from anyone around here. The headline: "Dubstep making leaps in the U.S." Well, yeah. Anyone into electronic music in the States -- like the thousa ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Dubstep Godfather Hatcha Plays Vagabond on Thursday

    ​As the dubstep phenomenon continues to blow up stateside (in Miami it's been eagerly taken up as a formidable 21st-century successor to Miami bass) it's easy to forget the genre's geo-specific roots. But dubstep can be traced all the way back to a very precise point of origin: the London borough ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    February 18, 2010

    Get Low Turns 10 (Months) Tonight at the Vagabond

    Photo by Michael Maryanoff​It's not surprising that Miami, "the city of Bass," would so fondly embrace a form such as dubstep. A heavy mash of UK garage and grime, with roots tracing back to Jamaican dub, the genre is deep and low and perfect for the kinda nights where the action takes place in th ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Berlin DJ D.I.M. Takes Over White Room Saturday

    D.I.M.​If there is one thing Germans do right, its electronic music. Some of the best consistently comes out Deutschland, Berlin in particular. Why? I'm not sure. But D.I.M. is definitely not an exception. The Boys Noize Records DJ/producer has found plenty of success behind the decks with tracks ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Getting Rowdy With Rusko at White Room Saturday

    Rusko: The face of dubstep.​If dubstep was a kingdom, then Rusko would surely be its king. The British born, L.A. transplant has been damaging speakers worldwide with his hard hitting beats. But limiting him to the genre of dubstep would be underestimating the 23-year-old. He easily mixes electro, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: Get Low with UltraBlack at the Vagabond December 17

    ​If you thought Phoenix dubstep duo UltraBlack's minimal moniker was some kind of warning scream against the sleek and opulent evils of future technology, you were wrong. Truth is, Bryan Marek and Nick Suddarth make dark party tracks that, perversely, seem to revel in the debauched potentiali ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: Panic Bomber at White Room December 12

    ​In a digitally distorted blaze of electro-house glitch, local party starter Panic Bomber, a.k.a. Richard Haig, has spent the last year going supernova. First came his six-track EP effort, Calling in Threats, a December 2008 release loaded with crunchy club killers like "Miami Stunnaz" and "Disi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    More Dubstep Madness at Shake on Thursday with Joker and MC Nomad

    Straight out of Bristol, Joker is a 20-year-old wunderkind whose hybrid club experiments may be the next big step in the ongoing evolution of dubstep. Just don't tell him that -- like many stridently independent studio jockeys, he hates genre tags. (Joker prefers to describe his tunes, cryptically ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Weekend Leftovers: Samantha Ronson at Louis One-Year, Klever at White Room

    Weekends are so busy there is bound to be stuff we've forgotten to highlight. But here are two high-profile events you might just want to check out:​First up, Samanthan Ronson, who's better known as Lindsay Lohan's on-again/off-again girlfriend than for her DJ skills, will be helping Louis at the ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Devil's Eyes" by Drop the Lime, Playing White Room This Saturday

    ​Brooklyn's Drop the Lime has been nothing if not prescient. Those last few years, while everyone was running around to overly processed, overly happy so-called "blog house," the DJ/producer born Luca Venezia carefully stuck to his own thing. In the face of all that neon glare, Venezia and his Tro ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    White Room to Renovate This Weekend in Preparation for Next Week's Dubstep Extravaganza

    Skream​Fresh from their blowout weekend with Peter, Bjorn and John middle man Bjorn Yttling on the turntables, White Room has decided to perform a quick makeover before next Wednesday's dubstep spectacular with Skream and Benga. As anyone who knows dubstep knows, Skream and Benga are pretty much t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Skream Coming to White Room September 16

    via MySpaceSkream​Dubstep DJ/producer Skream is no stranger to Miami. He played at Laundry Bar late last year and made several appearances at this year's WMC. But something clicked in the Magic City earlier this year that has it enamored with the dubstep genre. It's not entirely surprising since M ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    August 6, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    Shake's Monthly Dubstep Party, Get Low, Features Brit DJ N-Type on August 6

    via N-Type​Black Sheep as we know it may be extinct, but its erstwhile proprietor, Juan Basshead, is still dedicated to the low frequencies. As such, he's got a hand in a number of wall-rattling events around town, and on Thursday, August 6, he and the Shake crew reunite for ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    June 24, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: DJ PJ of the Remote Controllers Jumps in the Dubstep Arena

    Dj PJ hard at workIn a crass display of blatant commercialism, Patrick Walsh a.k.a. DJ PJ has posted his version of a Dubstep mix for free download.  This genre is an outgrowth of the English rave and garage scene that takes some elements of UK garage blends it with Grime rhythms and some two s ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Andy C Drops Beats at Black Sheep June 25

    Next week Juan Loumiet is bringing Andy C to Black Sheep (formerly Laundry Bar).  Besides being one of the first kids on the block with that drum 'n' bass stuff and besides the fact that he is dope on the tables, not always sticking to two decks, he is also known for talking promoters into lett ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Jeru the Damaja to Play the White Room this Friday, June 12

    The Sun Rises in the East is a classic hip-hop album from the early 1990s. It is chock full of great -- really, really great -- beats courtesy of DJ Premier and is almost flawless, other than the annoying and degrading track "Da Bichez." Jeru takes aim at commercial rap artists and record labels wit ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    J Majik and a Whole Lot More Drum 'n' Bass at Black Sheep Bar Tonight

    Are you sick of the old tried-and-true musical formula for your Friday night carousing? If you usually go out clubbing in South Beach and you still have any semblance of distinction and personal taste left after sustained Top 40 self-abuse, you've gotta be eager for a change of pace. Or maybe you we ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Tron as Fuck = Free as Fuck, Next Tuesday, May 26, at the Original Fat Cats

    Tron as FuckI was looking more closely at this Tron as Fuck event that is going down at the original Fat Cats next week. It's the third in a series that apparently goes down the last Tuesday of every month and it looks like a pleasant cluster fuck of colliding styles and sensibilities. First off, ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    Friday Night: Dieselboy at Black Sheep Bar

    Basshead Productions is celebrating its 8th year anniversary at Black Sheep Bar this Friday with a night of bass-heavy sounds, including an exclusive performance by American drum & bass legend Dieselboy. This best-selling Brooklyn-based producer was the first American to be voted into the UK-bas ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    WMC Preview: The Week in Dubstep

    For those of you unfamiliar with dubstep, its sound first originated in London in the early 2000's and is a close relative of both UK garage and drum 'n' bass. Rooted in the sparse yet effects-laden production stylings of dub reggae, one of dubstep's best qualities is its versatility in encompassing ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Full Ultra Music Festival Lineup Revealed

    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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    December 12, 2008

    On the List - Dieselboy, Holy Ghost!, Switch and Black Sunday

    They say distance makes the heart grown fonder, but we sort of dropped the ball with On the List; its being almost three weeks since our last compilation. Don't fret children, we're back! And we promise we will never leave you -- er, again.We aren't sure how many of you actually want to go out this ... More >>

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