• Blogs

    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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    May 24, 2013

    Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Party Guide

    Everyone's 'bout to get long-weekend wild. It's almost Memorial Day in Miami. There are way too many megaclub and nudie bar parties. But "yeah, yeah, uh," we're still gonna attend 'em all. As Mr. Trinidad says: "Got new shoes, got new clothes ... We got bad bitches and a ton of brew." It's work ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2013
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    It sucks to be broke. Especially when Ultra Music Festival, only the best EDM festival on Planet Earth, is going down, and your friends, who were lucky enough to score tickets, are constantly reminding you of all the missed fun by posting pictures of Tiësto, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Ill Gates, Juan Basshead, and the Get Low Crew Blast Bass Waves at The Vagabond on March 15

    ​The ever-rolling bass waves created by the tectonic booty claps of Miami in the 80s have tsunamied through space-time and crashed across Canadian borders. Low-end marauder and fresh-coast connoiseur Ill Gates is proof. And for his first-ever Miami show at The Vagabond on March 15, the Toronto na ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012
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    December 30, 2011

    Miami's Top Ten Underground Rap and Hip-Hop Acts

    ​New Yorkers still think they run hip hop. Canadians say, "It ain't dead. It lives in the North." L.A. radio plays more Pitbull than we do. Houston is still leaning off a never-ending cup of codeine. NOLA's doing it in the dark. Philly, Detroit, and Chi-Town are mad because it's winter. In Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Get Wet With Robbie Rivera, David Tort, and Cedric Gervais at Summer Splash Music Festival

    Robbie Rivera is Juicy.​Ever since the days of the pirates, the Florida Keys have given humanity one of the finest geographies on Earth for getting fucked up, dancing, and running naked on the sand bar. For the next three days, you can do it all to a techno beat because the Summer Splash is tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Borgore Drags the Honeymoon Series to a Dark Dance Dungeon June 17

    ​Have you ever had one of those really fun nightmares where everyone's dancing at superspeed while eating loads of bad drugs, shrieking like overloaded human synths, and playing 32-bit video games in rubber underwear? Well, you've obviously never passed out at 5 a.m. with Borgore's "Nympho," "Gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Machinedrum Talks Bass Freaks and the Synthesizer That Stole His Name

    via hipsterwave.comMachinedrum, AKA Travis Stewart.​Travis Stewart, the man professionally known as Machinedrum, is a rarity in the world of electronic music. Nevermind the fact that he produces crazy tracks full of wild sound manipulations and noisy samples. Forget the fact that while he's mercur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Set Times for Sweatstock 2011

    Go psycho at Sweatstock with Panic Bomber.​Are you ready to go psycho with Sweat Records, Panic Bomber, and the other 35 local noise fiends set to invade the Little Haiti record shop, its parking lot, and the entirety of the Churchill's Pub complex in t-minus five days? Well, we here at Crossfad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    February 18, 2011

    The Vagabond's WMC 2011 Parties Have a Little Something For Everyone

    The father of electroclash, Larry Tee.​Ultra Week may have the bigger names and parties, but Winter Music Conference is still going to give us plenty of reasons to become 24-hour party people.Case in point: The Vagabond's WMC lineup is so well thought out and diverse. Whether it's classic hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Get Grimey With UK's MRK1 and Virus Syndicate at Vagabond This Thursday

    DJ-producer MRK1​If you still haven't spent a night at Get Low, Miami's premier dubstep night and our pick for Best Monthly Party of 2010, we gotta ask: What's wrong with you? Now whatever your excuse, this Thursday is your next chance to get a dose of bowel-rattling bass at the Vagabond wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Excision Teams Up with Otto Von Schirach for Boom! Pow! Dubstep This Friday at Discotekka

    via his Facebook page​Bwomp-womp-woppa-woppa: That's the sound of the dubstep. Friday night Canada's Excision is making like a snowbird and setting up his nest at Discotekka for Boom! Pow! He'll be joined by Miami's own Pharaoh of Bass and Throw-up Music, Otto Von Schirach. Dubstep is a dirty, gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Tonight! Roni Size, Morris Day and the Time, Aquabats and Skarhead

    Morris Day will not take no for an answer​These four shows in the Broward-Palm Beach area slated for Friday evening appeal to four drastically different demographics, and none would be characterized as casual.Erica K. Landau on drum and bass legend Roni Size:"Mirroring the dark, smoky, sweaty unde ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Record Store Day: Full Sweatstock Schedule Posted

    ​As you may have heard about 2,112 times already, Record Store Day is Saturday, and Sweat Records (5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami) has posted the full schedule for the Sweatstock extravaganza. (Previously: "Radio-Active Records Unveils Details of Saturday's Record Store Day")The free, all-ages block part ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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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 >>