Pretty Lights is a man from Colorado. His name is Derek Vincent Smith. He makes party music. And he has built a legion of dedicated fans all around the world. His blend of hip-hop and funk with glitched-out EDM has literally changed the game. It set him apart from the EDM masses and inspired a who ... More >>
All Shall Perish, a blistering political deathcore group from California, burst onto the metal scene with their 2003 record, "Hate, Malice, Revenge." Today, those are exactly the emotions driving the band to seek sweet vengeance against dozens of fans who illegally downloaded tracks from their newes ... More >>
Pity the University of Miami freshman who picked this morning to crap out a research paper, and the Miami Herald journalist trying to write about whichever moderately famous person dies today. Wikipedia has gone dark! The site is protesting the SOPA legislation that most sane people realize would ... More >>
Ever since the dawn of digitization, the internet-surfing public has had every bit of media at its fingertips. And once Napster took the music world by storm, there has been a constantly raging debate about how to restructure the industry around digital music downloads. Some artists have simply acc ... More >>
Steve Jobs, one of the greatest innovators of both the 20th and 21st Centuries is dead. But his name will ring out eternally through history. 'Cause damn, that motherfucker changed the world and shit. iTunes is just one of many ingenious inventions to come out of the Apple camp. From apps t ... More >>
Interpol was there, circa 2001, when the hype machine died.There was a certain millennial flash-point when New Wave-y New York City goth-pop quartet Interpol seemed as though it might play a major part in the cleanup of a half-decade's crappy music. This was near the outset of the 21st Century w ... More >>
Fight for your right to collect records with Beings and Sweat.See Sweatstock 2011's full lineup and set times. Thanks to Napster, Steve Jobs, and the overlords of the Internet, we all live in an increasingly immaterial world where the only acceptable way to package, market, and consume music is ... More >>
Join party professor Paul Van Dyk at WMC 2011.Believe it or not, there is indeed such a thing as party science. But you're not going to learn it by running the club circuit like a lab rat on double doses of Ritalin. If you really want to develop yourself into a certified master of the electronic ... More >>
The Social Network has given Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook an insurmountable amount of free press, but many are failing to see the bigger picture: It breaks down the barriers and makes tech enthusiasts and the tech community look cool, sexy, and oh-so-datable, too.Sure, everyone subscribes to the ... More >>
The emo pioneers really were worth writing home about.
From the moment local hip hop crew ¡Mayday! got their first DSL hookup, the self-described "sound bombers" have proven themselves to cunning manipulators of modern internet technology. Like a half-feral band of dystopian techno-guerillas, they've managed to sidestep the bombed-out remains of the po ... More >>
Miami-Dade County brought us Bass as a genre. Shade and J-Nasty have not forgotten that bit of information. Collectively known as Autonomous Bass Heads (ABH), the duo has been rocking parties, big and small, mostly on the south side of town for some time now. Sometimes they throw their own jam ... More >>
I received this encyclopedia length post as a comment to a blog about a blog. Coffee House Gypsies superfan Amanda wants you to know why she loves the Coffee House Gypsies. I caught them once on video. They were playing in a weed-filled trailer park in Wynwood during Art Basel 2008. I didn't get the ... More >>
You may have heard about Honor Roll Music in a recent New York Times article highlighting Miami's indie music culture, but probably not, Newspapers are stupid. They keep homeless people warm, cats shit on them all the time, they want you to read all about it, you're probably not even reading this at ... More >>
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