Just count the exclamation points ...
With every passing year, Hard Events' electronic dance music cruise only gets more epic. And Crossfade can vouch for that fact 'cause we've been aboard the MSC Poesia for each and every edition of this EDM rager at sea since 2011.
Now prepping its third uhntz ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia (AKA the EDM party boat Holy Ship!!) and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (AKA Fort Lauderdale).
Here in the industrial port, the sky was overcast, a ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, AKA Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) The ... More >>
Holy Fucking Ship!!
The three-day activities and music schedule for the most massive EDM cruise was just released. And now our pants are a little heavier.
There are some returning favorites, like A-Trak's DJ lessons and Dillon Francis's mini-golf tournament. There will be wet-dream back-to-back s ... More >>
See also "Korn and Six Other Bands Join ShipRocked 2012" -- plus "Godsmack's Robbie Merrill Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Tequila, Gambling, and Sushi."
God forbid the ship sinks ...
But if the big, bad, heavy music behemoth known as ShipRocked happens to go down during P.O.D.'s set, maybe the band's p ... More >>
ShipRocked 2012, the world's heaviest heavy music cruise, just got even heavier. 'Cause Korn and six other brutally rocking bands have been added to the already massive lineup.
"I did a cruise last year DJing as J Devil," Korn's Jonathan Davis says, "and it was a fucking blast -- such a great time. ... More >>
See also "Gilby Clarke, Ex-Guns N' Roses Axe Man, Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Booze, and Getting Laid."
Godsmack is so heavy metal that only a bodybuilder can pick up a copy of The Oracle. They've put out more hits than Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and Chuck Liddell combined. They make music so brutal th ... More >>
Gilby Clarke is a badass rock 'n' roller.
In 1991, he got hired to play rhythm guitar in Guns N' Roses during the group's Use Your Illusion tour. He was with GNR for three years, back when Axl and crew were the greatest band on Earth. Then Gilby played with Slash's Snakepit, the MC5, Heart, Nancy S ... More >>
Toss a couple Dramamines into your party-time pill pack.
On January 4, 2013, the second annual edition of Hard's Holy Ship!! electronic music cruise will set sail from Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades for three nights of brain-busting beats. Tickets sold out in only 28 hours and now the hotly anti ... More >>
Who's ready to get dressed up like a six-foot Rastafarian puppet, suck down some lukewarm Corona, and absolutely not do any drugs while cruisin' across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the MSC Poesia?
That's right ... We're talking about Jam Cruise, every South Florida hippie music junkie's favorite float ... More >>
In the non-Miami parts of America, bands like P.O.D., Godsmack, and Sevendust are still on the radio, and the ShipRocked Cruise is an alt music event of such mythical proportions that rocker chicks get head-to-toe wet just thinking about it.
On November 27, the MSC Poesia will sail from Fort Lauder ... More >>
Thanks to South Florida's various ports, the region has become the epicenter of the music cruise phenomenon.
We've already battled through the Bruise Cruise, uhntz-uhntz-ed aboard Hard's Holy Ship!, and even done time (and drugs) on a boat loaded with hippie music fans.
But a few of Crossfade' ... More >>
Maritime travel has been uncharacteristically sketchy in 2012. First, the inaugural Holy Ship electro-cruise ran aground in the Bahamas on January 7. It took five tugboats nearly 15 hours to dislodge the MSC Poesia from land, putting a serious damper on Steve Aoki's poker tournament.
Less than ... More >>
Exactly 26 days ago, Hard's Holy Ship! electronic music cruise packed Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, dozens of other professional party starters, and 3000 beat freaks onto the MSC Poesia for a full weekend of uhntz-uhntz-ing across the high seas.
And yes, there were a ... More >>
Near-tragedy and heroism have become synonymous with EDM-theme cruises, both around Biscayne Bay and abroad.
On Saturday morning, the MSC Poesia ran aground in the Bahamas and sent beat freaks aboard the Holy Ship! cruise into panic mode as death seemingly knocked on their portholes.
In 2010, ... More >>
Fist-pumping for four straight days inside a 12,000-square-foot spa! Dancing to 169 BPMs in the sushi bar's zen garden! Slamming tropical cocktails in the mojito bar at 2 a.m. with Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Diplo, A-Trak, and 2000 beat freaks!
Over the weekend, the inaugural edition of ... More >>
Get intimate with Bromance Records' Brodinski and Gesaffelstein.What's a bromance?
Well, according to the t-shirts worn and tote bags toted by gentleman DJs Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, it's "a close but non-sexual relationship between two (or more) men, a form of homosocial intimacy."
And jus ... More >>
Can you believe these extremely irresponsible music fans (read: hippies!) who think it's "radically groovy, man" to buy reduced-price tickets to some floating freak fiesta (say, the Jam Cruise on January 9), stuff their luggage full of dangerous drugs (e.g. marijuana) instead of extra underwear ( ... More >>
Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise.
Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>
The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, her ... More >>
Photo by Daniel De Las CasasDiplo at Hard Miami.Miami, couldn't get enough of Hard's measly one-day event at Grand Central last week? Well, you're in luck! Hard is returning to South Florida in January 2012 with its first-ever Hard Cruise!We noticed flyers scattered around the city during Miami M ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers.
In January, ... More >>