Who would've thunk it? After NBC pulled the plug on Gumby, the show's main character quietly retired to Fort Lauderdale and became a regular on the Southern music festival circuit, posing for pictures with fans. At least that's what he told Crossfade when we bumped into the jolly green guy durin ... More >>
Miami may never host the Olympics, and our hopes of future Super Bowls are in doubt, but don't worry, we're still a major destination for international sporting competitions. In fact, Miami Beach just beat out Reykjavík, Iceland, to host the World Outgames in 2017.
The deep house genre label gets stamped on releases a little too liberally these days by producers and imprints jumping aboard the bandwagon of its current commercial popularity. But so many records saturating the market lack the substance and soul that characterizes the authentic classic deep hous ... More >>
Fan love is weird. Devoted followers will do just about anything to feel closer to their favorite musicians, even if it means public humiliation and personal debasement. Like this broad who let Bad Boy rapper Machine Gun Kelly vomit vodka into her mouth during a show last weekend. First of all, vo ... More >>
Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>
UK disco-house crew Crazy P has been rocking the scene for two decades. But in 2011, they finally started to get massive international recognition for their irresistibly groovy vocal tuneage. Fronting the band is charismatic chanteuse Danielle Moore, who joined Crazy P founding members James Baron ... More >>
Crazy PIt's a definite testament to Miami and the Electric Pickle's status as international dance music mecca, that Wolf Lamb chose the venue for its 2010 winter DJ residency. It was a season full of memorable parties, and it also spawned the critically acclaimed Wolf Lamb vs. Soul Clap ... More >>
He's a redheaded remix wizard from Manchester and his name is Star Slinger. Over the last couple of years, the Slinger's reworked about a billion tracks by big indie names like Broken Social Scene, Washed Out, Deerhunter, Toro y Moi, and Childish Gambino. And now he's dropped his debut si ... More >>
Haddaway: If it's wrong to love him, we don't want to be right.If you're a clubland regular, then you've probably noticed what a major comeback the classic '90s dance sound has made in the last couple years. You can hear it from the jacking house revival of underground acts like Hercules & Lo ... More >>
Death On The BalconyWe here at Crossfade pride ourselves on breaking new international talent ahead of their debut Miami performances. And UK disco-house sensations Death On The Balcony are one act we've been following closely all year in anticipation of its first apperance this side of the pond. ... More >>
Aphex Twin, if you're reading this, please come to Miami!WMC and Ultra Week have come and gone. There were mind-blowingly awesome DJ lineups and there were majorly overrated ones. Sure, March has never disappointed. But there's no denying how bloated and commercial certain chunks of the EDM in ... More >>
Trus'MeManchester has been the breeding ground for Joy Division, New Order, the Smiths, Chemical Brothers, and Autechre, among many others.And David Wolstencroft (AKA Trus'Me) is another proud Mancunian. Since the late 2000s, the DJ, producer, and Prime Numbers label chief has been banging out so ... More >>
DJ-producer MRK1If you still haven't spent a night at Get Low, Miami's premier dubstep night and our pick for Best Monthly Party of 2010, we gotta ask: What's wrong with you? Now whatever your excuse, this Thursday is your next chance to get a dose of bowel-rattling bass at the Vagabond wit ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
For going on two decades now DJ/producer Vincenzo Ragone has been a staple of the international underground EDM community and one of its most endearing artists. With roots in Hamburg's early hip hop scene, he got taken by the acid house explosion of the late '80s and released his first house reco ... More >>
Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>
photo by kara StarzykIf it is true (as surely it must be) that in the world of pop music there is nothing truly new under the sun, then surely a budding pop star has no choice but to steal from the best of everything that's come before. Okay, so stealing from everything might make for a bit of ... More >>
Borrowing an opening bit from Coffee Talk with Linda Richman, Manchester Orchestra is neither from Manchester, nor a real orchestra. Okay, talk amongst yourselves. They're actually a five-piece rock band from Atlanta, who just released their second album. And they kick serious ass. Their debut, I'm ... 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 >>
Welsh DJ/producer Sasha (born Alexander Paul Coe) is that rare breed of artist that has managed to balance massive commercial success and notoriety with artistic integrity throughout his long-standing career. I won't go into too many details about his myriad accolades through the years, which inc ... More >>
No Regular Play is the Brooklyn-based production duo of Nick DeBruyn and Greg Paulus (originally of indie darlings Beirut). Part of a new American generation of EDM producers rooted in more instrumentalist-based music forms, their experimental genre-bending take on house and techno defies all exp ... More >>
Since their inception two years ago, the Ting Tings have enjoyed unbridled success, laying siege to charts and hearts in both the UK and the United States. So much so, that even a reporter could become nervous when speaking for the first time to one half of the British outfit, drummer/vocalist/produ ... More >>
New Order's bassist speaks about the band's final live DVD.
Classic punk ballads for hardened hearts.
I often forget to check up on Vice's online TV venture, VBS.TV, and that's just as well, because then I would really never get anything done at the computer. Why? Original mini shows that are informative and entertaining, but without relying on a bunch of slick professional "hip" gimmickry. Actually ... More >>
A slew of Joy Divison reissues
Smile! Acid house is back
The Monday Photo exceeds New Order tribute-band status
Erstwhile Smiths spin in Miami
Music industry flacks bombard dizzy critics. Now it's your turn.
Raindance could very well shine as the event of the summer. Maybe even the event of peace.