One of Germany's leading electronic dance music trailblazers for two decades, Roman Flügel remains very much capable of reinventing himself and surprising listeners with each new release. For one thing, he swaps artist monikers as often as he does musical styles: Roman IV, Eight Miles High, Soylent ... More >>
Young overhyped producers are a dime a dozen in the electronic dance music capital of Berlin, not to speak of the wider global dance music scene. Far more rare are seasoned production veterans like Alex Krüger, who has stood the test of time and stayed ahead of the curve for decades. As Tigerskin, ... More >>
There's something wonderful happening to pop music over in the U.K. Underground dance music styles like deep house, garage and bass are breaking through the roof and taking over the charts, in much the same way they did during the '90s. DJ-producer Duke Dumont is the prime example of this phenom ... More >>
Before David Guetta had everyone singing "Sexy Bitch" and Swedish House Mafia soothed with "Don't You Worry Child," there was Digitalism. Circa 2006 and '07, this German duo of Jens "Jence" Moelle and İsmail "Isi" Tüfekçi rode a wave of progressive dance music that took over indie dance nights ac ... More >>
You're not likely to hear many heavy-handed conversations about business at Ultra Music Festival this weekend, but if you do, it will more than likely be about billionaire Robert F.X. Sillerman's plans to buy up just about everything related to electronic dance music and consolidate it all under SFX ... More >>
As you read this, a lot of would-be Jimmy Edgar imitators are sitting in their bedroom studios scratching their heads and wondering why they can't sound like him. That's because nobody sounds like Jimmy Edgar except Jimmy Edgar himself. From the start, his sound was so freethinking that the Detroit ... More >>
House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark. As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... More >>
The classic house revival is well underway, sweeping across the international dance music scene as young producers who weren't even old enough to walk in the '90s revel in that decade's sound. Sadly, a lot of these kids are probably unaware that among the pioneers of that deep house sound they love ... More >>
It'd be an understatement to say New Order's performance at Ultra Music Festival last night was a rare treat. Instead, it was a benchmark for Ultra's ultimate booking muscle and its massive importance on the local concert landscape. Let's be real -- when could you ever expect to see both New Or ... More >>
The collective celebration of electronic dance music (otherwise known as Ultra Music Festival) finally kicked off yesterday at Bayfront Park. And a few hiccups aside, everything seemed to go smoothly. We had gotten so used to the layout at Bicentennial Park that first thing we did was survey the ... More >>
Taking the stage in matching all-black, zip-up satin jackets and dark skinny denim, Miike Snow looked like members of some sort of Orthodox Hipster cult. The long beards sported by two members didn't dissuade the comparison. And the faithful turned out, with one of the youngest crowds attracted ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to th ... More >>
Exactly 14 days ago, Ultra Music Festival 2012 sold out. And the wailing of sad, ticketless beat freaks could be heard in dark, lonely nightclubs all around the globe. But then the fest offered its oh-so-disappointed children some consolation, announcing a whole series of official Miami Music We ... More >>
Code red! Trip the alarm! Now dance! We here at Crossfade have just received a superurgent email with a subject line that shouts, "Ultra Music Festival 90% Sold Out! Last Chance To Purchase Tickets!" Now, for all of us who've been victimized by corporate marketing scare tactics in the past, Ul ... More >>
There's not a hell of a lot of electronic dance music DJs from the old school who remain hip with today's young underground cognoscenti. But the UK's Danny Howells is definitely one of them. Maybe it's his boundless charisma behind the decks. Or his self-dubbed "deepsexyfuturistictechfunkhouse" ... More >>
Avicii: Ultra 2012's Saturday night headliner.Big news, beat freaks. After months of teases, hype, and promises that it "will be bigger than last year," there's finally been a major development in the ongoing saga of Ultra Music Festival's 2012 lineup. Of course, we here at Crossfade have spe ... More >>
Röyksopp albums, like all good things in life, come to those who wait. The duo of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland first began experimenting with synthesizers together as kids in their small, sub-Arctic hometown of Tromsø, Norway. "I remember seeing this documentary when I was seven, I th ... More >>
In this age of laptop-toting faux live electronic dance music acts, an actual band employing actual live instrumentation and vocals is a rare thing, especially when said band is delivering funked-out dancefloor bangers like 2020Soundsystem. The musical brainchild of Leeds-based DJ and esteemed 20 ... More >>
That little "influences" box on a musician's MySpace page is usually a repository for not-funny irony or complete bullshit. Shit Robot's, however, is as sincere and accurate as this single-man-act's name is not -- name-checked here are early electronic heavyweights like Carl Craig, Andrew Weather ... More >>
via oktoberfestmiami.comThat better not be Bud Lite.Once upon a time, the Germans decided to contribute their own booze, food, and music festival to the world. They had yet to come up with Kraftwerk, the art scene sucked, and they had plenty of kegs stored up in mountain caves to keep cool, so th ... More >>
Derrick May and François K team up for one night only at Nocturnal.
The Buzz takes there "5 Questions" video series to Democratic Attorney General candidate Dave Aronberg. The first few minutes are all blah-blah "this is why I should be elected stuff," then some talk about who has the bumper sticker advantage (?), but then at the 3:22 mark Aronberg takes time to ... More >>
A heads up to Miami's techno lovers: Pornograph Events has one hell of a double booking lined up for June, with legends Derrick May and François K scheduled to play Nocturnal's Eden Terrace Garden on Saturday, June 20. For those of you born yesterday, Derrick May is one of Detroit's legendary Belle ... More >>
Miami rarely ever gets the honor of hosting rare, once-in-a-lifetime events. But next week, if you're smart, you'll be at White Room, Wednesday, May 13, to catch illusive Detroit techno outfit Dopplereffekt, who will be performing live as part of the Scion House Party event. Very little is known abo ... More >>
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