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 >>
By now, there's not much King Britt hasn't done musically in a career spanning almost three decades. As one of Philadelphia's electronic dance music pioneers, Britt enjoyed massive commercial success in the '90s, through his Sylk 130 project and as half of E-Culture with fellow luminary Josh Wink, ... More >>
If you're a true house head, then Lisa Shaw needs no introduction. Since the mid '90s, this beloved Canadian-born singer has put her soulful golden touch on records by deep house luminaries like King Britt, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Fred Everything, and Andy Caldwell. Of course, Shaw is also a prol ... More >>
Photo by J Wilson AraujoDJs Sire Esq. and Maneuvers.The Sunday Coolout is a weekly radio show hosted by local DJs Sire Esq. and Maneuvers, who you may know from their Champion Sound party.Ostensibly a jazz show, the Coolout actually offers a rich variety of contemporary music and special guest DJ ... More >>
UffieLast time Parisian chanteuse Uffie said she was coming to Miami, she bailed out in order to further prepare for the release of last year's Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans. For someone who sings big about reppin' Miami, she sure doesn't like to perform here a lot.But maybe this year's WMC will b ... More >>
After 20 years, DJ-producer Josh Wink still hasn't lost sight of what originally got him started in the EDM game -- his passion for the music itself. It's taken him from stints in the early '90s as a rave DJ, through his "Higher State of Consciousness" chart-crushing heyday, and now all ... More >>
Seamus Haji is gonna save your life from a broken heart.Who loves free vodka and British accents? Say "I" 'cause you're in for a treat with Smirnoff's "Nightlife Exchange Project" -- a one-night affair involving 14 different countries who signed up for an "experiment in global nightlife culture." ... More >>
via facebook.com/agapefeaturingnadiaharris1Nadia HarrisNadia Harris, lead singer of the local band Agape, is without a doubt one of the city's best female vocalists. An effusive, instantly likeable live performer, Harris switches between a reggae croon, a soul wail, and any number of other flexib ... More >>
House meets techno this Friday when both King Britt and Andrea Ferlin take over the Electric Pickle for a night of eclectic transatlantic dance grooves. Philadelphia native King Britt has been a long-time staple of the international EDM community, having gotten his start in the early 90's on lege ... More >>
The best DJs dig deep into the sounds they're spinning. And that doesn't mean just the the components of a given track - the structure of the beat, the motion of a melody, the drive of a bassline, and so on. No, the best want to know where a song comes from, be it who did what and why, or the whe ... More >>
via myspaceFridayAdmit it. The last art fair you went to was almost four months ago. Get back on the horse. Go see Arteamericas, 40 galleries under one roof. It'll be like the Mall of Americas, but with paintings in place of halter tops.King Britt, dance music extraordinaire and one time DJ for D ... More >>
Photo by Pier Nicola D'AmicoKing Britt has never been an easy talent to pin down. The main common thread, perhaps, throughout the career of the easy-going Philadelphia artist is one of experimenting. In every genre he tackles, he's always been a little out in left field. That's been true from his ... More >>
Paul Morris started the booking agency AM Only in 1995, while he was a student at the University of Florida. It was a fortuitous time, right when dance music was about to break big into this country's consciousness. As electronic sounds shifted through the rave scene and beyond, AM Only continued ... More >>
Photo by Pier Nicola D'AmicoKing Britt has released his final traditional dance music album.Back in the good old days of vinyl, it seemed like every DJ with a love of four-four beats was running around New York City with a Nervous Records bag. That little sweating cartoon guy logo was ubiquitous in ... More >>
Austin LeedsHere in Crossfade we may always hype up the new or up and coming, but plenty of people come to Winter Music Conference to listen to the old standbys, and we don't blame 'em. It's perhaps the only week in the United States you can catch them all back to back. And if anyone knows how to ... More >>
You know what this means....-5 p.m.: The inimitable Exene Cervenka of X performs music and spoken word from her solo album Somewhere Gone at the Pulse Art Fair. Click here for details.-6:30 to 7 p.m.: OK Go performs again at Design Miami/. Click h ... More >>
Vivian Girls play an afternoon set at Pulse.-6 p.m.: Vivian Girls with local openers Little Beard at the Pulse Art Fair. Click here for details.-6 p.m. to late night: Opening reception and party for the local-tastic Miami's Independent Thinkers show. Bands like People From Venus play closer ... More >>
In a departure from his usual soulful house sets, the Philly DJ/producer King Britt gets glitchy and left-field in the Miami installment of Saturn Never Sleeps, a monthly party he cofounded with his fiance, Rucyl Mills. King and Rucyl man the beats on laptops and other sundry gadgets, including, ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.
via www.myspace.com/digableplanetsDigable Planets, those purveyors of feel-good, wordy Nineties-era hip-hop, were scheduled to play several dates around South Florida in April. The first gig was set for April 15 at City Limits, followed by one at the Vagabond the day after, and another at Crobar tha ... More >>
Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Biz Markie splash down at the Shelborne Hotel's Sunday pool party.
Everything you ever, ever wanted to know about the spin event of the century.
Chameleonic DJ, musician, and now label impresario King Britt plays at Shine.
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
Clara Hill's human touch
The Nova Dream Sequence (Compost Records)
Rich Medina confirms his status as an aesthete whom artists know and respect
Our annual nonscientific tip sheet for WMC/M3's breakout tracks
Hip-hop dominates the charts but the resurgence in modern music is propelled by its subgenres
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Singles (Prelude to the Future) (K7)
Silver of Lead (K7)
Notes on 27 parties in six nights at WMC
Adventures in Lo-Fi BBE/Rapster
Verve Remixed "Verve"