Juan MacLean

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    October 13, 2014

    III Points BBQs: Questlove and Okayplayer, Juan Maclean and DFA, Booty Bass & Bounce

    In the lull before another night of main-stage mania at Soho Studios, III Pointers got to spend Sunday afternoon with famous friends (and regular friends) at bars and galleries throughout Wynwood. These midday getdowns were called Pre-Points BBQs, though there wasn't much smoking or grilling of me ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    You don't need to be banking in order to have a kick-ass weekend in the Magic City ... All you need for three days worth of cheap booze and great music is a Hamilton. Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 in Miami this weekend, from Latin funk masters Electric Piquete at Railroad Blues ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Juan Maclean on In A Dream and Nancy Whang: "I Can't Conceive Doing It Without Her"

    The last time that the Juan Maclean performed live in Miami, it was in 2009. At the then-new LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau, he and DFA Records diva Nancy Whang were booked for the megaclub's Dirty Hairy party, a weekly Wednesday-night party meant to mimic what was happening downtown, even goin ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    III Points 2014's Ten Best Satellite Parties

    There's no doubt III Points' anchor will be the amazing lineup of artists performing throughout the weekend at the fest's Soho Studios headquarters. Lykke Li and Flying Lotus alone are worth the price of admission. But if you want to get up close and personal with your favorite acts, you'll need to ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    III Points 2014's Activation Schedule

    The hour of III Points is almost upon us. Soon, Wynwood will be a mass of hipsters, artists, thinkers, musicians, geeks, freaks, and confused passerby. The whole 'hood will come alive with discussion, live drawing, video games, bleepy-bloops, and the best looks we've been hiding in our closets unt ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Music & Clubs Winners

    Game On! We did it! The Best of Miami 2014 is complete! Places to eat, places to meet people, places to go pee in public ... This annual issue's got it all. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped to discuss the 305's top tuneage and party spots. Just check the cut for Best Band, B ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    YACHT and Otto Von Schirach - Desperados' #SeizeTheNight - Wynwood, Miami

    YACHT With Otto Von Schriach and a DJ set by Juan MacLean Desperados' #SeizeTheNight Friday, June 13, 2014 Toejam Backlot, Wynwood, Miami Better Than: Free beer. Before the recession hit, it seemed parties thrown by beer and spirits companies were the norm in Miami. They would put on these extreme ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    YACHT on DFA Records: "Total Creative Freedom, We've Never Been Told What to Do"

    Since 2002, Jona Bechtolt has been churning out tunes under the name YACHT. But it wouldn't be until six years later, when Claire Evans turned the solo project into a duo, that the band became a DFA classic. Mixing symbolism and religious iconography with catchy hooks, YACHT fits well with the DFA ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    James Murphy Returns to Bardot Miami: "He and DFA Demand a Different Type of Crowd"

    Ah, James Murphy. The former LCD Soundsystem frontman, DFA Records founder, entrepreneur, and generally amazing human will be gracing our city once again. He'll be returning to Bardot (where last year's Red Bull Music Academy Couch Session was held during the inaugural III Points Festival) to spi ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    WMC and MMW 2014: Friday Party Guide

    Too much party. But that's not a bad thing. Obviously. With only three days of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week left, we here at Crossfade wanna be certain that you're living that club life to the max ... Which means ten parties per night, vodka straight from the bottle, and no sleep. ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    WMC and MMW 2014's 20 Best Parties

    Go, raver. Go, raver. Go. Chug a Red Bull. Down a vial of Five-Hour elixir. Pop a packet of Jelly Belly energy beans. The Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week marathon starts now. And it doesn't end till next month. Here are the 20 best parties during WMC and MMW 2014. See also: WMC and ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    December 5, 2013

    Basel 2013: Thursday Party Guide

    Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Beats, boats, and the beach -- that's what summer's all about. And even though us hard workers still have to face the work week ahead, summer nights are meant to be enjoyed no matter what day it is. Check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from EDM to trap to ska. Lon ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    April 4, 2012

    Juan MacLean Continues DFA Love Affair with Miami, Playing Bardot on April 7

    ​The DFA Records love affair with Miami continues. And what has seemingly become the label's home-away-from-home venue, Bardot, is once again opening its Midtown doors to welcome former Six Finger Satellite guitarist and DFA fan favorite Juan MacLean. This Saturday marks MacLean's returns to the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    Bardot Continues Love Affair with DFA Records, Adds The Crystal Ark to Living Room Sessions

    ​Bardot and DFA Records sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G... After celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang, and Juan MacLean at Bardot, DFA Records' love affair with the Midtown lounge has literally reached telenovela-level hotness. Miami's best neighborhood bar 2010 just ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Art Basel Music: DFA Records' 10th Anniversary Party With Holy Ghost! at Bardot, December 3

    ​DFA's 10th Anniversary Party With Holy Ghost! DJ Sets by Nancy Whang and Juan MacLean BardotSaturday, December 3, 2011 Better Than: Spending midnight in Paris. DFA Records, the label masterminded by LCD frontman James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin, and Tim Goldsworthy, celebrated its 10th anniversary ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Music Guide: All the Acts Announced So Far

    ​Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach. A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    DFA Records' Secret Show, Moby, Macy Gray Added to Bardot's Art Basel Lineup

    ​In terms of show announcements, the weeks leading up to Art Basel Miami Beach are like Crossfade's never-ending Hanukkah. Every day, we get a new gift, as one culturally relevant musical act after another proclaims its mission to rock the Magic City, Basel-style. Just a short time ago, Bardot ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Shit Robot Serves Up a Steaming Pile of Awesomeness at Grand Central August 13

    Photo by Sean Dack​You wouldn't wanna expect too much from a guy named Shit Robot? But has DFA ever wronged you? The label has spawned stellar dance-rock acts like LCD Soundsystem, the Juan MacLean, and YACHT. And it has rarely, if ever, released at dud. In fact, the Irish-born, New York-based D ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 27, 2011

    LCD Soundsystem and Juan MacLean's Nancy Whang Gets Her Pickle On July 9

    Nancy Whang performing with the Juan MacLean.​​When LCD Soundsystem called it quits, it came as a surprise to the band's legion of devoted dance rockers. Now where would they get their dizzying electro-ballad fix? Would any other occasion ever be worthy of LED-lit shutter shades? Well, Soundsys ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Catch the DFA Label's Juan MacLean at Electric Pickle This Saturday

    ​Few labels have had a greater impact on dance music in the new millennium than DFA Records, the beloved imprint of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. With acts like the Rapture, Hot Chip, Shit Robot, and Holy Ghost! on its all-star roster, DFA's injected the international scene with a reinvigorati ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Hard Cruise Sailing Out of Port Everglades January 2012

    Photo by Daniel De Las CasasDiplo at Hard Miami.​Miami, couldn't get enough of Hard's measly one-day event at Grand Central last week? Well, you're in luck! Hard is returning to South Florida in January 2012 with its first-ever Hard Cruise!We noticed flyers scattered around the city during Miami M ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Lazaro Casanova Talks Studio M.O., petFood Label, and Miami March Madness

    ​Last year was a big one for Miami homeboy Lazaro Casanova, and 2011 looks to be even bigger for the up-and-coming DJ-producer. Once the wunderkind of Miami's indie dance scene when he presided over downtown's infamous Revolver party in the late 2000s, he has since graduated to the international s ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    The Juan MacLean Drops a DJ Set at Bardot Tonight

    The Juan MacLean​If DFA has taught us anything, it's that if you combine nu-disco beats with a dash of house and a bit of punk attitude, you have an instantly winning combination. Sure, label head James Murphy (under his LCD Soundsystem moniker) has made an entire career out of it. But here's a l ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Questlove, Matt & Kim, Toro y Moi, and More at Bardot for Art Basel Week

    Questlove wraps Basel week at Bardot.​Even though Art Basel Miami Beach doesn't officially begin for another three days, the peripheral non-art happenings (read: booze and music) are already raging. And Bardot's wasting zero time. Tonight, the semi-secret Midtown spot will kick off a full week's ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Lazaro Casanova and petFood Label Showcase at Vagabond This Saturday

    ​Cuban-born DJ and producer Lazaro Casanova hardly needs an introduction among Miami's EDM cognoscenti. Many of you remember him from his days as the resident DJ at Revolver, the infamous, long-standing party that put downtown Miami hipster nightlife on the map. After Revolve ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Annie Mac Talks Eclectic Music Tastes and Why All DJs Should Dance

    ​Earlier this week we previewed Annie Mac's upcoming Thursday gig at the Electric Pickle and there is definitely no shortage of buzz and anticipation for this show building up among Miami's dance music cognoscenti. The Irish-born BBC Radio 1 host specializes in a wildly energetic blend of styles ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Caribou Live Performance at Grand Central October 19

    The man they call Caribou, Daniel Snaith.​We expect things to really take off at Miami's only mid-size live venue, Grand Central, in the fall. There are plenty of rumors -- some that can be confirmed, others that are still a bit murky -- about who will be stopping by in the coming months. Well, he ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Best of Miami 2010: Best Weekly Party

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Photo by Lex HernandezUncle Luke's "backup dancers" during his performance at LIV.​Dirty HairyLIV at the Fontainebleau4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 33140305-674-468 ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Diplo, Dan Black, Calvin Harris Confirmed for Dirty Hairy at LIV's Winter Schedule

    Calvin Harris performs at LIV Febrary 24.​We've been a little quiet lately on LIV's Wednesday night party Dirty Hairy. Partly because the acts that have been booked lately are more gimmicky than actually, er, talented. Nothing wrong with gimmick -- a mega-club of LIV's size needs to make money -- ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    DJ Mix: Lazaro Casanova's "The Perfect 10 Back to Basics"

    Lazaro Casanova: Don't let the baby face fool you.​Local DJs like Oscar G and Cedric Gervais may get all the glory on a national level, but they better watch out for Lazaro Casanova. The young musician has gone from obscure indie-party DJ to legit techno/house producer. He even paired up with Jay- ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Concert Review: YACHT at Electric Pickle, November 14

    Photo by Jipsy​Click here to view more photos from this show.YACHTSaturday, November 14, 2009Electric Pickle, MiamiBetter Than: Yachting on Biscayne Bay.Hong Kong is a long way from Miami, but YACHT was somehow convinced to do a small, two-city Florida trek between the Chinese financial capital an ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    June 2, 2009

    Dialed In: Top Tens From Local College Radio

    Raveonettes still rule at RadiateDialed In is a new weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists for South Florida's campus radio stations. University of Miami - WVUM 90.5 FM, "The Voice" The Voice is dedicated to playing music that commercial stations leave out of their broadcasts.1 ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Wednesday Night: The Juan MacLean at LIV

    Lex HernandezThe Juan MacLean performing at LIV at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach Wednesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.The Juan MacLean with The FieldWednesday, May 27, 2009LIV, Miami BeachBetter than: Ninety-nine percent of the acts to have performed at LIV.Miami, you are hopele ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Diary of a Flasher: Urban Beach Week, Dirty Hairy, and Youth Fair, Bro!

    Photo by Jipsy, nefariousgirl.comLIV's light show is out of this worldWith all the rain and clouds, I've kept myself busy shooting all over town. Best time, in a long time, goes to the 10th annual Urban Beach Week this past weekend. Ocean Drive is wide open, but traffic was almost at a standstill. T ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    The Juan MacLean Performing Live at LIV on May 27

    Dance-punker The Juan MacLean is going on tour to promote the release of his latest effort, The Future Will Come, which was released about a week ago. The album has received fairly positive reviews from Rolling Stone and The Guardian for its electro disco-revivalist grooves and Nancy Whang's breezy ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Hold On to Holy Ghost! at LIV Wednesday

    It wasn't too long ago that Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost! was here. Much like their DFA lablemates Hercules & Love Affair and The Juan MacLean, they submerged themselves in the whole new disco revival happening right now. While, surely there will be a slew of disco-house artists to come and bastardi ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Last Night: Scion House Party with The Juan MacLean at The Vagabond

    Scion House Party with The Juan MacLean, Still Going, Induce and Jessica Who?Wednesday, January 21, 2009The Vagabond, MiamiBetter than: Crouching near your heater for warmth.People huddled at the entrance of The Vagabond Wednesday night with a sense of urgency to get inside. Maybe it was the dip in ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Q&A with The Juan MacLean

    It's been a while since The Juan MacLean has had a stop in Miami, and while he won't exactly be playing live, we are still excited to hear him spin. Since his last release, 2005's Less Than Human, we've only had a handful of tracks and remixes to hold us over, so we are hoping he spins some of his n ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    The Juan MacLean Returns to Miami January 21

    Last time I saw The Juan MacLean, it was at Poplife when it still called The District home. I actually didn't know who he was and had just sort of stumbled into the party. But soon after that, I was hooked. The Juan MacLean sound is so smooth and cool, it's hard to resist him calling you to the danc ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007

    Spring Break

    Upstart conference M3 goes on hiatus

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    June 1, 2006
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    March 30, 2006

    We'll Make Great Pets

    Snarks, barks, and a few mad props from Miami Music Conference

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    March 16, 2006

    Off the Beach!

    The party's at Poplife

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    July 21, 2005

    The Juan MacLean

    Less than Human (DFA/Astralwerks)

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