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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Sean DackYou 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Juan MacLeanIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by JipsyClick 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Justin NamonScion House Party brought The Juan MacLean to The Vagabond Wednesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.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. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>