Kat Bein

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    April 1, 2014

    The Go-Go Dancers of Ultra Music Festival

    We've all seen them. They're gorgeous, perfectly unattainable beauties with grace, poise, and loads of talent. They're the go-go dancers of Ultra Music Festival, and they're dressed in fantastic costumes, floating from the rafters, and charming the crowd from lofty pedestals flanked by fire and la ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Top 20 Raver Fashions: The Kandi, The Fabulous, and the Nearly Naked

    Beats, beauties, bass, booties, brawn, bras, and some valuable life experience. That's what it takes to make an Ultra Music Festival, as far as a fashionista is concerned. You've never seen anything like the get-ups these people wear for their get-down. Luckily, you don't need to go to Ultra to en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Ultra 2014: Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Dizzee Rascal, Riff Raff

    No lie, this Winter Music Conference was kind of a failure. WMC has always been the land where new records, artists, and genres are broken and made. If you're track catches fire at Ultra Music Festival, you're guaranteed to have the best year of your career so far. Play your cards right, and you'll ... More >>

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    March 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014's 25 Best Bass Faces

    Ultra Music Festival is nothing if not gnarly. The beats are gnarly, the people are gnarly, the portable toilets are gnarly. It's stank-face city, bro. But even more than the sight of no toilet paper, it's those dirty beats -- dutch, dub, or otherwise -- that make us twist our faces like ancient J ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra Ravers' Ten Tips for Finding Love at an EDM Fest

    We all know the words to the song. But is Rihanna telling the truth? Is it really possible to find love in a hopeless place? Ultra Music Festival can sometimes seem to be as hopeless a place as any for finding a true connection. You're lucky just to find toilet paper. And yet, would you believe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 27, 2014
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    March 27, 2014

    Miami's 25 Best Electronic Music Acts

    The 305 helped invent modern dance music. In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit after disco hit from KC and the Sunshine Band, even introducing the word booty into the pop lexicon. Today, Miami party music is still making asses shake. And the ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 27, 2014
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    January 28, 2014

    III Points Festival Announces Dates for 2014

    III Points is coming back. Yes, 3P Productions had so much fun with this past year's inaugural three-day celebration of art, music and technology that a 2014 edition's already in the works -- but not without a few changes. Instead of Thursday to Saturday, the fest will span the weekend proper. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Red Bull Guest House Announces Label Showcases for WMC and MMW 2014

    Brace yourselves, a hurricane of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week posts are coming. We're kicking off the season with an announcement from one of the newest yet most critically acclaimed events of March's musical madness. The Red Bull Guest House premiered last year in a big way when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    EDM's Ten Best Female DJs

    We here at Crossfade recently got all up in the EDM scene's face about its lack of respect for the ladies. And part of our argument was that women who rave don't get the love they deserve, even though some of the finest talent in the game comes equipped with a vagina. So in the hope of enlightening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    January 15, 2014

    Holy Ship!!! 2014 in Animated GIF!!!

    Have you ever seen a gingerbread man with no arms do the shimmy? What about two sharks going at it in shallow water? Seriously, who doesn't want to see a drunk dude having the time of his life, only to fall flat on his ass? It's the simple things in life that bring the greatest joy. And luckily for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Craziest Raver Costumes

    Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonymity that comes with a disguise. Or maybe it's because every single one of you is an attention-star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    DJ Craze and Kill the Noise's Slow Roast Records: A Five-Part History

    What do bass music, a pig, and Miami have in common? Why, Slow Roast Records, of course! You may know that Slow Roast was spawned by DMC World Champ DJ Craze and studio-junky producer Kill the Noise. You may have heard how their artist Brillz stole the spotlight with "Twonk," but there's more to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Six People You Meet Aboard Holy Ship!!!

    The MSC Divina is one gorgeous white lady. The newest in the Italian fleet, she's named in honor of the equally stunning actress Sophia Loren. She can carry up to 3,959 passengers with a crew of 1,325. This weekend, she's going to be packed to the brim, but not with families and mild-mannered roman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    The Weeknd Rings in 2014 With Tainted Love Songs at the Delano South Beach

    There are only two ways to properly celebrate New Year's Eve. Snuggled up all cozy with the family. Or drinking with strangers on South Beach, wandering the streets, looking for the next open bar. Of course, we here at Crossfade chose the beach and the booze. Especially when we heard that The Week ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Must-See Sets

    Holy Ship!!! is right around the corner. Are you prepared? Whether you're a first-time shipper or a seasoned mate, navigating the lineup is tricky business. With so many established and emerging artists, spread out among so many stages, it's easy to miss something totally life-changing. Because w ... More >>

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    December 28, 2013

    Life in Color Festival: A Brilliant Blast Off in Miami

    Every end has a beginning, and every beginning has an end. That's the kind of cheesy statement you'd expect to find on a bumper sticker or the pages of some flowery Chicken Soup bullshit, but it's also the truth. Life in Color underwent a paradigm shift this weekend. The old days are gone, the old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Pop Music's Winners and Losers of 2013

    You win some, you lose some, and this year in music saw it all. There were some unexpected hits and some downright drown-outs. Some old favorites came back around, some tried and true experts continued their reign of glory, and some classic moves fell off the face of the planet. Surely, your mind ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Ratchet Christmas: Top Ten Videos

    Where all my ho ho hos at? Santa wants all the naughty girls and boys to drop it in his lap, because we're celebrating the most ratchet Christmas that the streets have ever seen. What makes a ho ratchet? Well, she's probably gold diggin' in a messy weave, twerkin' in her stockings, chewin' like s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    LeBron James and the Six Best NBA Rappers

    Rappers live the life. But deep down, they want to prove they can ball out on the court. In turn, almost every NBA player fancies himself an MC. And though few have had any semblance of crossover success, some of them aren't half bad. From our own King James to Metta World Peace, here are Crossfa ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Miami's Niko Javan Can't Stop Hustlin': "I Been Had Passion"

    "I enjoy a little of everything." Usually that kind of statement can be interpreted to mean, "I'm self-indulgent and lazy." But for Niko Javan, that isn't true. He's not only a producer, DJ, video director, and musician. His resume boasts impressive accomplishments all across the creative spectrum. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Britney Spears: Why It's Time to Retire

    Yes, Britney Spears is considering retirement after the completion of her upcoming Las Vegas residency. The show begins in early 2014 and it's slated for a two-year run, which means we may only have a couple of years left to get our "Britney Bitch" on. And you know what? That's OK. We here at Cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Gucci Killed His Cell Mate for Trying Rape! Five Weirdest Hip-Hop Urban Myths of All Time

    Is hip-hop just a front to fill the private prison system? Can you have the keys to the bakery and the Church of Satan at the same time? Can a man with an ice-cream cone on his face kill another man with his bare hands? That's some wackadoodle scenario shit right there, but these are all healthy an ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013
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    December 3, 2013

    Basel 2013: Best Parties You're Not Invited To

    The art community loves exclusivity, and the rest of the world loves drooling over things they will never experience. Well, we here at Crossfade are bringing these worlds together in this totally tantalizing list of Art Basel Miami Beach week parties that you're not invited to. We know, it seems ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The Ten People You Meet at '80s Prom

    Have you ever gotten drunk and thought, "Man, burrrp, I wish I could go back to prom and do it all over again. I would really, hiccup, show them." Well, if you sobered up, you might realize going back to your real prom is a horrible idea, but taking part in the 11th annual '80s Prom at The Vagabon ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    The Six Ravers You Meet on

    You know that feel when you're at the rave get-down all by yourself and everyone around you has a spirit-hooded cuddle buddy? Big room drops just aren't the same without someone to love, but never fear, is here! The sweet kandi gods of love did smile upon thee with this dating website ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Dada Life on Miami Show: "You're All Going to Leave Ugly as Hell"

    What pairs well with bananas? If your answer is anything but champagne, raucous electro-rage bangers, and two wild and crazy guys from Sweden, then you definitely don't know about that Dada Life. The duo brings a certain rock'n'roll-meets-Dali atmosphere to their live performances, and by that, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar Private Party at Mana Wynwood For Basel December 4

    Music and art enthusiasts! Get out those calendars, those red and black pens, and put them to work for you. The upcoming Art Basel 2013 schedule of events is thickening, and even now, we've got some serious news you want to hear. We're more than stoked to say Kendrick Lamar is officially performing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Eight Reasons EDM Is Sexist

    As a self-respecting female with professional aspirations and a desire to be taken seriously as an individual, it's become increasingly difficult to identify with American electronic dance music culture without feeling kind of irresponsible. Six or seven years ago, the playing field was pretty eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Boys Noize Does Halloween at Grand Central Miami, Like a Chainsaw Bat Out of Hell

    Halloween is one of the biggest party nights of the year. So if you head out on All Hallow's Eve in Miami, prepare yourself for all kinds of spooktacular sights. Are those zombies really zombies? Or have they just drunk themselves near death? The answer, dear partier, is yes and yes. We spent our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Six Reasons to Never Have Sex With a DJ

    Calm down, party girl/boy. Before you go flaunting your shiz in the face of the selector, think about what you're really getting yourself into. Sure, dating (or even just fucking) a DJ seems like it would be a perk-filled romp through Awesomeville's romance district. Your new beau will not only sho ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    South Beach's Ten Best Dance Clubs

    Just the other week, we here at Crossfade were all "everyone knows South Beach parties, but let's talk about the great clubs of downtown." And we did, and it was good. But we know what you really want to do. Y'all wanna "party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Rent Gloria Estefan's Star Island Guest House for $30,000 a Month

    You've been working hard, haven't you? Don't you think it's time for a vacation? Well, if you're looking for the perfect waterfront pad, and you have a month to kill and at least $30,000, not only are you a rich son of a bitch, but we've got the deal for you! Gloria Estefan, Miami's beloved music ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Ten Worst Raver Cliches

    We used to go to raves to break out of the ordinary, to lose ourselves in a dark room, rubbing against sweaty bodies. To meet strangers from strange lands, each character more colorful and absurd than the last. We're not sure if it's just that we've been doing it for ten years or that y'all have ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    YOLO: Drake's Four-Step Guide to Life

    Everyone wants to talk about Drake and how the guy is sooo sad. But don't worry about bruh. He is not sad. He's livin' the life, and he knows the key to livin' the life is not being afraid to open up about your feelings. Drizzy also knows that you only live once. And if you listen carefully to his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Ten Best Drug-Fueled Music Videos

    Drugs are bad, mmk? Almost everyone does them, but it's totally not rad to depict people having a drug-fueled good time in your music video. Especially not if you're signed to PMR Records. England's Disclosure is a couple of cool bros who probably do drugs, but when they put drug use in a new clip ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The Breeders' Last Splash 20th Anniversary Tour Brought the '90s Back at Grand Central Miami

    The Breeders With Beach Day Grand Central Miami Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Break out your jelly shoes, your well-worn flannel, your youthful discontent -- the '90s are back. It's not just some fashionable truth. The classic music of the '90s is still relevant. And that's cause for celebration. Som ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Breeders' Josephine Wiggs on 20 Years of Last Splash and the Future of Women in Rock

    The creative process is one of the scariest things a person can endure. Opening yourself up, either alone or with a group of friends and fellow artists, it can blow up in your face. Or, you could make history. The Breeders were kind of lucky in that regard. Their third record, Last Splash, is a tim ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Five Funniest Musicians on Vine

    In the 1920s, some intellectual turd purportedly told Earnest Hemingway that he couldn't write a compelling story in less than a few hundred words, and Hemingway was all, "Watch this." He drank something stiff, no doubt, and turned out a most heart-wrenching tale in six words: "For sale: Baby shoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Robb Bank$ Drops New Mixtape, T/H/A City: "People Aren't Going to Get It"

    Everyone in this world is ruled by two emotions -- fear and love. They can keep you in check or drive you insane. But without them, you wouldn't even know you're alive. Artists and musicians are no different, though it seems songwriters are more inclined to pen anthems in love's honor than dig into ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Gucci Mane and Ten Other Drug-Addicted Rappers

    Gucci Mane has been going berserk lately. He spewed a bunch of hate speech about Brick Squad and how he banged Nicki Minaj via Twitter, and then his own friend called the cops and had him arrested for erratic behavior (getting an ice-cream cone tatted on his face wasn't a first clue?) -- but it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Trina Hospitalized for "Overexertion"

    Trina is Da Baddest Bitch, but even she needs to get her rest. Reportedly, our favorite bit of "Ass Fat" just fell flat on the floor while getting off a plane here in South Florida. She gave everyone such a scare, she was rushed to the nearest hospital where she was treated with an IV for apparent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Banks on Going From "Writing in My Room" to Touring With the Weeknd

    When music flows from a deep well of emotional honesty, the world can't help but be moved. Such is the case with the haunting and elegant melodies of Banks. This young woman from Los Angeles started writing songs in her bedroom, and up until a few months ago, not even her friends had ever heard them ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Kaskade: "I Think We've Been Portrayed Unfairly as a Drug-Addicted Youth Culture"

    Kaskade is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in dance music. He's playing the Miami's American Airlines Arena tomorrow, and that's the kind of arena-god swag reserved for only the most sought-after talent. But with great power comes great responsibility, and Kaskade doesn't shy away from h ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Miley Cyrus, America's Worst Twerker: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    America. We're on the brink of war, just moments from disaster, shaking up and down, side to side, hanging out the bottom of some nude-colored shorts. No, we're not talking about Syria. We're talking about Cyrus -- Miley Cyrus. And while the President fumbles with words and foreign relations, the n ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Flo Rida Makes Crappy Music With Lasers: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    "Have you ever dreamed of being a star?" Who's asking? Flo Rida! He wants to make your dreams come true, and he's not going to do it with the exciting new BeamzByFlo, "the future of interactive music." What is it? Probably the cheapest piece of plastic crap turned musical instrument since Guitar H ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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