Deep house fans should be excited about this week's South Beach party madness. The tides are really turning, and it seems like the house revival is real and crashing upon our shores.
But that's not to say we're heading into a week without nasty, in-your-face, raw energy. And trance fanatics can rej ... More >>
Stepping into the Electric Pickle is like stepping into a whirlwind of world-class dance music in which Ritchie Hawtin, Audiofly, and Radioslave, to name a few, blow your ass onto the dance floor.
The promoters and DJs of SAFE Miami have been providing the soundtrack for the drunken shenanigans th ... More >>
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 >>
Who will survive Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week 2013?
With UMF becoming a two-weekend behemoth and WMC/MMW turning into a ten-day smackdown, the month of March in the MIA has officially become an insane EDM endurance test. And here is the most important rule: Do ... 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 >>
With Made Event's longstanding Sunday School party going kaput before Winter Music Conference 2012, revelers were deprived of a properly epic closing party.
But then SAFE Miami, Embrace Miami, and Liaison Artists came to the rescue with their first annual installment of Last Resort at Villa 221, th ... 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 >>
Rolling Stone just farted out a list of turds and called it the "25 DJs That Rule the Earth."
But we here at Crossfade have got more than a bone to pick with them about it. Not only is this list completely nonsensical and asinine, it plays like a tired attempt at relevancy by a dancing corpse that ... More >>
House music is supposed to jack your body. It's supposed to make you lose your mind on the floor. In a word, it's supposed to be fun. Cerebral EDM nerds tend to forget that fact, but Heidi Van Den Amstel is here to remind them.
The UK -- light years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to championing un ... More >>
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It's Labor Day weekend, y'all.
You could spend your free time maxin' and relaxin' by the pool. Or you could spend it getting white-boy wasted, fist-pumping your way into blackout oblivion.
We think tha ... More >>
SAFE Miami is turning five years old this month.
Now that may mean something to you if you're a regular Crossfade reader, because we've been following the electronic dance music tastemakers and promotions veterans since the beginning.
And it'll definitely mean something to you if you're a regular ... 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 >>
San Francisco's Samuel Doylestien, Ryan Williams, and Michael Tello are all accomplished DJ-producers. But as PillowTalk, they've been making even bigger waves.
This year alone has seen the threesome signed to some of the most hotly tipped labels in the international house and techno scene: Visionq ... More >>
For a few years there, Made Event's Sunday School made up a
big slice of the underground house and techno pie during WMC week, especially with
heavyweights like Richie Hawtin, Luciano and Seth Troxler aboard their whopping
36-hour marathon lineup.
But alas, Sunday School is no more. The party we ... 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 >>
Check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's Phase 1 lineup.
There are only five weeks left till epic levels of uhntz-uhntz turn Downtown Miami into a 150,000-person public orgy!
Back in December, Ultra Music Festival announced its initial 92-act roster. And just 14 days later, the fest "completely s ... More >>
UK DJ-producer Laura Jones will be making her Miami debut this Saturday. But in a way, it's actually a homecoming.
That's because DJs like Matt Tolfrey (who would later sign her to his hotly tipped Leftroom imprint) introduced Jones to the world by dropping her tracks all over town during this ... More >>
Maya Jane ColesThe electronic dance music community has always been a major sausage fest. But why? The ladies like to get down on the dance floor just as much as the gents. And they certainly have plenty to contribute behind the decks and in the studio. Nevertheless, for decades, the superstar DJ ... More >>
Last week, we previewed Maya Jane Coles' American debut performance at the Electric Pickle with SAFE this Thursday. Her breakthrough hit "What They Say" was easily the most charted track of 2010 and she shows no signs of slowing down.
This highly versatile and prolific young producer is dead se ... More >>
There are musical prodigies and there are musical prodigies. And then there's Maya Jane Coles. In 2010, it was virtually impossible to hear a DJ set anywhere on the planet without hearing the luscious, seductive strains of "What They Say." Breakout hit is a massive understatement -- the track was ... More >>
Last year was a big one for Miami homeboy Lazaro Casanova, and 2011 looks to be even bigger for the up-and-coming DJ-producer. Once the wunderkind of Miami's indie dance scene when he presided over downtown's infamous Revolver party in the late 2000s, he has since graduated to the international s ... More >>
ShonkyDJ-producer Olivier Ducreux (AKA Shonky) might have been the next great mathematical genius and invented the time machine or something. But instead, he followed his musical passion.
Since landing on the EDM scene with a big bang in the late '00s, the Parisian prodigy has been blowing mind ... More >>
Last week we previewed the upcoming January 21 performance by Maceo Plex at the Electric Pickle.
The acclaimed American DJ-producer is Eric Estornel, who also goes by Maetrik and Mariel Ito -- it depends on whether he's feeling dark, sci-fi, or sexy. He's been rocking the decks since the early ... More >>
Few artists out there embody the spirit of the EDM underground as much as British DJ-producer Clive Henry. As one half of seminal production duo Peace Division, he helped define '90s tech house. And as a long-standing resident of the infamous Circo Loco afterhours party at DC10 club in Ibiza, he ... More >>