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    April 18, 2014

    4/20: How to Celebrate Like a Famous Rapper

    4/20 is more than just a holiday. It's a lifestyle, man. And there's nothing like getting high and throwing on some classic rap records. Rapping and weed go together like, well, rapping and weed. That's not to say that all rappers smoke the sticky green flower, but those that do love to boast about ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami

    Music must be magic. What else (besides maybe booze) can unite hipsters with large, thick-framed glasses and red lipstick, rockers with fishnet stalkings and leather jackets, models with little black dresses, and everyone else in between for the sole purpose of jammin'? Whatever it is, music's got ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    June 13, 2013

    Crookers: "If You See Two Babies, My Music Is the One With the Cross Eye"

    From the very beginning, Crookers hasn't been like other dance music producers. His first hit, a remix of Kid Cudi's "Day 'n' Nite," didn't even have a hook, just some blaring sirens and attacking synths, but it was a game-changing chart-topper. Yes, Crookers is really weird. And that's what make ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Caligula on Unveiling New Music and Surprises: "They're Ready for Crowd Testing"

    The winds of change are blowing for Caligula, Miami's darkest dubstep duo. Members Damaged Goods and Mikey Millions have worked hard since 2010 to make a name for themselves in the streets, catching fire with hot remixes of Kid Cudi's "Marijuana" and Swedish House Mafia's "Miami to Ibiza." They've ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Ten Most Played-Out EDM Songs

    Some songs just never die. You could run them into the ground at 100 mph, but they'll be right there around the corner, waiting to be dropped in the very next set you hear. Some of them have been around for decades. And some of them are new, but feel as old and used as a middle-aged whore. In a w ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Rap's Top Ten Struggle Songs

    Hip-hop is the music of the people, and the sound of grumbling bellies sets the beat. In the game of life, it's eat or be eaten, and only the hungriest survive to tell their story. Songs about struggle are a cornerstone of the genre. Brooding tales of desperation often become heralded classics. Eve ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Janet Jackson and Six Other Secret Celebrity Muslims

    Just when you think you know someone, because they've literally grown up in the public eye, you find out that they're one of four wives to an Arab millionaire and a secret Muslim! Well, that's what the National Enquirer is saying about Janet Jackson in its latest cover story. And you know the 'Quir ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Neil Young Swears Off Reefer! Top Ten Musical Potheads Who Came to Abstain

    In the lead up to the release of his autobiography, Neil Young sat down with the New York Times Magazine for a meaty, tell-all interview. Our favorite morsel? According to the rock 'n' roll legend, he's quit smoking marijuana once and for all! Neil isn't the first celebrity musician to give up the ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 7, 2011

    Santigold and Wale Booked For Dirty Hairy's Art Basel Bash at LIV November 30

    ​Bribe the bouncer. Buy a dozen bottles. Get a job behind the bar. We here at Crossfade will personally do whatever's necessary to get our art-addicted asses past the velvet ropes at LIV on November 30. But you should probably just keep it legit and buy a pair of tickets. Right. Fucking. Now. ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    May 17, 2011

    Kid Cudi Show at La Covacha Is Fake According to the Cudman's Tumblr

    ​It was almost exactly seven weeks ago during Miami Music Week when glossy flyers advertising a gig by Kid Cudi at La Covacha started showing up all over the city, tacked to telephone polls, tossed in the gutter, and being used at the Vagabond as coasters for Colt 45s. The show was being promoted ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Catch Up With Kid Cudi and His Emo-Synth Hipster Hop at La Covacha May 20

    ​Kid Cudi loves Miami so much. In 2009, he threw a free party on South Beach with Santigold. And then he came back on New Years Eve to help ring in 2010. It's been a while, though. So to make up for lost time and make sure his experience is authentically "MIAMI," he'll be performing next week ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Caligula Brings the Wobble for The Corruption Mixtape

    ​The wobbly bass line is just as important to dupstep as analog sounds were to French electro-house. So you can't fault Caligula, the local dynamic duo of Obi Tawil and Mike Larson, for always featuring it prominently. However, with The Rise EP, which was released in March, Tawil and Larson ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Lollapalooza 2011 Announces Lineup With Eminem, Girl Talk, DFA 1979, and 122 Others

    ​It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Common's Lecture on The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society at FIU

    Photo by Liana Lozada​ On Wednesday, February 9, FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus got a little taste of Chicago rapper and actor Common. The speaking engagement was titled "The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society." But it took the form of a motivational speech on achieving individual greatness. Common ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Ratatat's "Drugs" Video: Creepy Smiles, Threesomes, and More!

    ​Okay, we get it, Ratatat: You're way experimental. The New York-based duo has toured with even - cooler - than - they - are bands like Daft Punk, Interpol, CSS, and Mogwai, and their synth-heavy, guitar-laden beats sound a lot like an updated version of a '60s psych band.We thought they couldn't ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Vampire Weekend Teams Up with Kid Cudi, Best Coast for a New Converse Collaboration

    You'll probably recognize Vampire Weekend's keyboardist/guitarist and backup vocalist Rostam Batmanglij in the video above, where he talks to Converse about his musical beginnings. You can catch him along with the rest of the band on October 13 with Beach House. But if you can't wait that long, Batm ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    XXL Magazine Top 10 Freshmen Winner Donnis Performs at LIV, June 30

    Donnis is definitely a member of the Class of Kid Cudi, Drake, and company, a performer who's neither commercial "rapper" nor obscure lyricism-obsessed "MC." And still, thanks to a shrewd, intelligent-pop sensibility, the Atlanta resident appeals to both urban hipsters and girls who just wanna shake ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    David Guetta's New Track and Video With Fergie AND LMFAO: the Dance Music Apocalypse?

    Alright, so at the beginning, Crossfade didn't have anything particular against David Guetta. We admired his particular brand of Gallic panache, and his unabashed goal in taking dance music back into the pop realm. We drunkenly got excited about "Love is Gone" more times than we would now care to ad ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    David Guetta, Kid Cudi's Miami-Shot "Memories" Video Premieres

    Apparently, French DJ/producer/clubland killjoy David Guetta and once-respectable, now-mild-douchebag MC Kid Cudi filmed a video in Miami -- and pretty damn near our offices. Thankfully, it was for the Guetta song "Memories" which is nowhere near as annoying as "Sexy Bitch." In the video, Guetta and ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 31, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    New Year's Eve Miami: Kid Cudi at Wet at the W South Beach

    "I'm a Facebook prophet/ I told all the girls that I'd be the hot shit." Thus sings Kid Cudi on "Soundtrack To My Life," the uninflected voice of a generation that grew up staring at monitors for hours and spends nights cycling through social networking websites. Embodying the hipster-hop aestheti ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Kid Cudi's "Day 'N' Nite," Remixed by Parable

    Local rapper-producer Parable​Whenever the web seems to have reached its peak of weirdness, the whole thing whirlpools into entirely new dimensions of the bizarre, revealing secret worlds where you can watch celebrity breakdowns streamed live, read first-round NBA draft picks suicide tweets, or ev ... 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

    Q&A With Cage, Playing at Revolution on Saturday

    No one would ever accuse Chris Palko, the New York rapper who goes by Cage, of coming across as warm and cuddly. From the beginning of his career on the circuit, he's mined his own set of personal traumas for musical gold. He's long discussed his fucked up childhood to end all fucked up childhoods ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Concert Review: Diesel U:Music Tour with Santigold and Kid Cudi at Paris Theatre, November 17

    Photo by Ian WitlenMiami, she goes hard. Santigold performing at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach.​Click here to view more photos from this show.Diesel U:Music Tour with Santigold, Kid Cudi, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Jemina Pearl and DJ Mom JeansTuesday, November 17, 2009Paris Theatre, Miami Bea ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Diesel U:Music with Santigold, Kid Cudi November 17 at Paris Theatre

    Santigold: She's a lady.​Last time Santigold (a.k.a., Santi White, formerly Santogold) was in Miami, she played at Ultra Music Festival back in March. Unfortunately, she was relegated to an early slot on the first day of the festival, so she played to a sparse crowd. We missed her set all together ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Wednesday Blog Watch: More on Alligator Alley's Closing, Fresh Basil Crew Wakes Up, and More

    via freshbasilcrew.comCop this new mix from Sweet Dick Vega on the Fresh Basil Crew blog.*While Crossfade attended the Friday-night edition of Alligator Alley's closing party, Mood Vane went to the Saturday-night jam, featuring Stonefox. Check out a couple photos, a bittersweet recap, and a little l ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Shut It Down Mixtape by Pitbull and Logan de Gaulle

    ​Last week, you totally blew it, missing the jumpoff for Dade County hustler Pitbull's impending album Rebelution. (I mean really ... Where is your civic pride? The guy carries the keys to our city.) You missed a backdoor taste of club bangers like "Calle Ocho," "Hotel Room Service," and "Krazy" - ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Fountain of Youth" by Purple Popcorn, Playing White Room This Friday

    ​The local hard rock-rap band Purple Popcorn does, in fact, rock, but has gotten most of its recognition from stomping all over pop hip-hop. In the early days of its formation two years ago, the band pummeled both Soulja Boy's "Crank That" and Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," and in so doing added some ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    WMC Preview: Q&A with Nick Catchdubs

    So you wanna be a hotshot DJ with your own hip record label? It's not as easy as you might think. But it can be done. And if you're Nick Catchdubs of Fool's Gold, it can be dynamite! New Times caught up with the ever-explosive head-spinner on the eve of another Winter Music Conference blow-out and a ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Lennox

    Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.

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    February 9, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Lennox

    With DJs the world over claiming to be "open format," it's refreshing to stumble upon a spinner who actually claims a specific genre. In DJ Lennox's case, it's hip-hop, he says: "That's my foundation."Still, Lennox is no fool about the vagaries of the marketplace, and he's not about to lose a gig be ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Affect

    South Florida's busiest head-spinner.

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    January 5, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Affect

    One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Saturday Night: Candyland 13 at SoHo Studios

    Photo by Logan FazioCandyland 13Soho Studios, MiamiSaturday, December 27, 2008Better Than: I expected.The Review:Culture and other similar promotions groups, in an effort to shrug off the nasty mainstream perceptions of the Nineties dance scene, like to call their large-scale events music festivals. ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    Q&A with Crookers

    Hailing all the way from Milan, Bot and Phra, who together make up the DJ duo Crookers, prove that globalization, at least when it comes to music, isn't such a bad thing. Arguably, its been the Internet that has given them the power to become more popular than they are in their own home country. At ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    November 3, 2008

    Italian DJ Duo Crookers Hits Heathrow Lounge this Saturday

    Score another point for Miami in the good fight to keep quality dance music coming down here beyond WMC. The latest coup? Why, the only East Coast appearance on the current tour by white-hot Italian producer/DJ duo Crookers, who skip down here straight from Toronto. What's even stranger is where the ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Crookers Coming to Heathrow November 8

    All the way from Italy comes the Crookers, a DJ duo who basically put its nation on the electro-house map. For a country who loves its traditional house, it's refreshing to see someone actually breaking the mold and the Crookers have no problem doing so. So when they stop by November 8 at Heathrow L ... More >>

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    October 13, 2008

    Miss Face Mixtape Download

    So there's a new mixtape DJ on the prowl in Broward County and she (that's right, I said she) has a deft ear for good music. Her name is Miss Face, and she just released a red-hot digital download called "Face Smusher" which, when you hear these beats drop, will have your face contorting for sure. ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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