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 >>
We're going to be honest with you.
When Ultra Music Festival announced its entire 2013 live stage lineup, we were underwhelmed. The scope of the roster was perfect, but it seemed to lack the kind of anchor act that sets the standard for everyone else. Last year, Ultra had Kraftwerk, Miike Snow, DJ ... More >>
"Before Adam and Eve, God created disco and cats -- God was Spanish, of course," say the Young Hearts. Sounds like the kind of God who could have created Miami -- America's tropical, hedonistic disco Garden of Eden.Disco cats are the concept behind Gato y Disco, Young Hearts' exclusive WMC event and ... More >>
Most art is silent. Even during Basel week.
That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... More >>
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
The international house scene has seen a major paradigm shift in recent years. Stark and soulless minimal techno gave way to deep melodic soul and slow-mo grooves, with the influences of disco, rare groove, and even hip-hop seeping into the four-on-the-floor mold and breaking it.
The start of this ... More >>
Disc jockeying is certainly a respectable craft. It requires certain skills, like programming a track selection and beatmatching/mixing records. But let's face it, we give DJs way too much credit -- all they do is play records.
There's something about the improvisational spontaneity and the hands-o ... More >>
Electronica wunderkind Nicolas Jaar is many things. But he's definitely not a genre purist. After all, this is a guy who name-checks minimal techno DJ Ricardo Villalobos and Ethiopian jazz maestro Mulatu Astatke in a single sentence.
Jaar's live sets, in particular, are kaleidoscopic sonic ta ... More >>
Although Miami's hosted WMC for decades and booked commercial DJ heavyweights at megaclubs like Space for years, it's only recently that there's been a steady influx of quality underground EDM bookings. And if 2010 was any indication, you could almost say the MIA is starting to become an electron ... More >>
Since lighting up the international scene as one-half of production duo and eponymous label Wolf Lamb, DJ-producer Gadi Mizrahi has emerged as one of the most influential tastemakers in EDM today. From their Brooklyn homebase to European dancefloors in London, Ibiza, and beyond, Wolf Lamb hav ... More >>
Chileans have certainly made their mark on the international EDM scene -- Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Alexi Delano and Nicolas Jaar were all born and/or raised in Chile, just to name a few. So was Alejandra Iglesias, AKA Dinky, a Berlin-based DJ and producer who's been in the game for a good dec ... More >>
Since first launching in 2002, the Berlin-based Get Physical imprint has emerged as a global touchpoint for some of the most critically-acclaimed electronic dance music of the new millennium. Forged by the creative alliance of famed producers Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T as a launching pad fo ... More >>
Wolf LambLove Someone (Wolf Lamb)Few artists have generated as much buzz in the EDM underground this last year as Brooklyn-based DJ/production duo and eponymous label Wolf Lamb. Along with like-minded label consorts Lee Foss, Nicolas Jaar, and No Regular Play, Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi ... More >>
With the cold weather long gone, South Florida came out of hibernation and in full force. Plenty of events keep the area busy with activity as the high season seems to finally be in full swing.Wolf Lamb at Electric PicklePhoto by Nicole CussellNYC label Wolf Lamb took over Electric Pickle Fri ... More >>
Young prodigy Nicolas Jaar has enjoyed unprecedented international acclaim in the last couple years through his association with the Wolf Lamb collective and a growing body of work widely praised for its distinctive and genre-defying sound. Born in NYC and raised in Chile, Jaar found equal part ... More >>
Since alighting on Brooklyn's underground dance music scene with partner Zev Eisenberg in 2001, DJ/producer Gadi Mizrahi has emerged as one of the most influential tastemakers in the wider international network of EDM labels and collectives. As a DJ and co-owner of the Wolf Lamb imprint, he has ... More >>
2009 was a big year for Wolf Lamb, the NYC-based DJ/production duo and eponymous label responsible for some of the most exciting and imaginative new sounds in electronic dance music. From their growing cult following, centered around the infamous "Marcy Hotel" parties in Brooklyn, to their rece ... More >>
Few contemporary dance music labels, even by underground vanguardist standards, can take credit for the sort of daringly forward-thinking and wildly imaginative flavors that have come to distinguish Wolf Lamb Music in recent years. Founded by the eponymous DJ duo of Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizra ... More >>