Under normal circumstances, Ultra Music Festival has pushed even the most seasoned EDM addicts to the very brink of physical and emotional collapse.
But now UMF has expanded to two entire weekends (AKA six whole days), which just might turn certain (weaker) members of the Crossfade team into pathet ... More >>
Winter Music Conference used to be a whole week of industry insiders schmoozing it up and trading records, but now it's all about the pool parties. And does that really bother anyone? If so, you've probably never actually oiled up for one of these sexy things.
So stop being a snob and start strippi ... More >>
Now going on its sixth year, Flying Circus has emerged as one of the foremost mid-week Winter Music Conference parties.
Back in 2011, Luca Saporito of UK DJ-production duo Audiofly reminisced with Crossfade about the fateful day in 2008 when he teamed up with SAFE Miami to launch the party last-mi ... More >>
With just 29 days till Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park becomes totally flooded with LED-wielding beat freaks ... Ultra Music Festival 2013 has announced its Phase 3 lineup.
Among this final round of 40-plus acts: Intrepid Ultra defender Tommie Sunshine, along with Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, DJ M ... More >>
If it's true that the electronic dance music industry is a male-dominated one, with women facing special challenges in getting ahead, then aspiring female artists couldn't do with a greater role model than Ellen Allien.As a DJ-producer, Allien has been at the forefront of the Berlin techno scene pre ... More >>
Just when you thought the party couldn't get any better, Ultra Music Festival has announced its Phase 2 lineup. So let's not bother with the formalities.
Here's who's been added: Alesso, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex), Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Loco D ... More >>
See also Stacey Pullen in "Six Best Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend."
Last month, we here at Crossfade had a chat with second-wave Detroit techno legend Rick Wade about "disposable tracks" vs. "substance."
One of Wade's homeboys from that second wave is celebrated DJ-producer Stacey Pull ... More >>
Over the last few years, Miami nightlife has seen a definite paradigm shift. And it coincides with the emergence of DJ-promotions collective LINK.
The tyranny of commercial dance music and VIP culture on South Beach is being battled each week by parties like LINK's, which cater strictly to undergro ... More >>
Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties.
Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
After spending the past three days getting wasted and shaking ass all over SoBe, uhntz-uhntz-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Tikki Beach, and getting pruney in the Shelborne's pool, you're fucking pooped on partying.
And like EDM quirkmeister Riva Starr's mustachioed clubber baby, you're whin ... More >>
Carl Craig says, "Get off the white stuff, beat freaks."The United States of America is totally addicted to the white stuff.
Strung out, fat, unfocused, cranky, fiending -- we are a nation of shrubby slaves to the cane, cube, and spoonful whose bodies (and minds) could never be called beach-read ... More >>
Miami isn't just some metaphorical cheap beach motel where the electronic dance music industry from overseas gathers to mingle and party during WMC. No, it's also the place where some of the world's top EDM brands are actually born.
Case in point: Flying Circus, the long-standing WMC party conceive ... More >>
Miami, meet tINI.
Who is she? Only one of the transtlantic tech-house scene's most accomplished female DJ-producers.
It helps that she's a card-carrying member of Loco Dice's beloved Desolat family, which means regular headlining slots at EDM hostpots from her native Berlin to Ibiza. Then there ... More >>
We guarantee guido DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore is NOT in this guide.If you're a discerning local EDM lover, then you probably have a love-hate
relationship with the month of March.
On one hand, it's the best month out of the year in Miami for the sheer awesomeness of parties and bookings. On th ... More >>
Troy Pierce just enrolled in Sunday School.As if Sunday School for Degenerates wasn't already a crazy-ass concept, Made Event's decided to dial up the wonk to an an almost unsafe level.
Step One: Expand the deviant dance marathon from 24 to 36 hours. Step Two: Book Richie Hawtin, Tiga, Adultnapp ... More >>
via Carl Craig's Facebook"Techno is a music that uses imagination to develop the fantasy of what the future can be," says Carl Craig, waxing poetic. But his sound is just as informed by the past as it is by the future.
Part of Craig's unique contribution to Detroit techno are his forays into el ... More >>
Photo by Angela MazurRichie Hawtin headlines Sunday School's 2011 lineup.Four weeks and a few days ago, we here at Crossfade notified all party perverts that Made Event's Sunday School for Degenerates would be expanding its deviant dance marathon from 24 to 36 hours.
At the time, there was no of ... More >>
German DJ-producer Martin Buttrich is known for his elusive and unassuming air. But take a close look at his resume and you'll see that he's a prolific musical chameleon. As a silent producer, he's put his golden touch on the syrupy girl-pop of Sugababes, the '90s Italo disco of Sounds of Life, a ... More >>
German DJ-producer Timo Maas has been in the EDM game since long before it was the mainstream soundtrack for weekend clubgoers around the world. As a child of the early '90s rave generation, he soaked up the era's variety of cutting-edge new electronic music styles, emerging as a master of experi ... More >>
The Electric Zoo festival, which launched just last year, is New York City's somewhat latecoming answer to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival and Miami's own Ultra -- better late than never, right? 2009's successful inaugural event at Randall's Island Park in Manhattan summoned over 26, ... More >>
It's virtually impossible to speak of local nightlife and electronic dance music culture without touching on Space, Miami's quintessential megaclub. May 22 marks a decade since the downtown venue first opened its doors, putting the MIA on the international clubland map by providing superstars gue ... More >>
via the Windish AgencySasha headlines Shine on March 27.Since everyone's already buzzing about Ultra, we might as well grapple with the fact that the rest of the WMC announcements are going to be trickling in any day now. Actually, the Shelborne finalized its plans back in early December, but we ... More >>
DJ Andres Amadeus has been a staple of Miami's electronic dance music scene for several years now, holding court at various hotspots around town including Badrutts's Place, Segafredo, Delano, and Skybar, where he presided over the weekly Soultech sessions and its slew of cutting-edge internationa ... More >>