What's that barely audible uhntz-uhntz, bro? Just Ultra Music Festival oh-so-quietly releasing 2014's Phase Two lineup, exclusively via its official iPhone and Android apps. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are never too far from our cellular devices. So we snagged UMF's adds for you. Just ... More >>
From the moment you hit the flashy streets of SoBe, you know you're entering a wonderland of non-stop, liquor-flowing, celebrity-studded bashes. The best part of it all? You don't even have to wait for the weekend to party like a Lil Jon-level crunk-rock star. It's no wonder this place is called t ... More >>
The hot weather is here. And South Beach summers are all about naked shoulders, bare backs and sweet, sweet music. So go get your epic party on at one, two, or all six of these steamy SoBe soirees. Some big names are coming to the beach, raining down trance, electro, and deep house. The forecast ev ... More >>
Back in Black 2012 With Dirty South, Paul Van Dyk, Funkagenda, Crystal Method, LA Riots, and others Space, Miami Saturday, October 27, 2012 Better Than: Raving in 75 mph winds. Hurricane Sandy really fucking blows, man. She totally messed up our Halloween plans. We were going to shake our ass t ... More >>
In Space, no one can hear you scream. Also, when you party in Space, you stay a lot drier than being out in a hurricane. So it's pretty much the perfect place to move this Saturday's Back in Black fest since Sandy insists on being such a downer. That's right, the epic Halloween-themed party is st ... More >>
Paul van Dyk has become the latest European to shit on Madonna. In a recent interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur the Berlin-based DJ and producer accused Madge of working well beyond her prime, suggesting that Madonna should've hung up her leotard nearly 15 years ago. "I think she should have ... More >>
Madonna's now-infamous Ultra appearance continues to weigh heavy on the electronic dance music community, ruffling more feathers than an Ecstasy-induced seizure. The latest EDM heavyweight to weigh-in on Madge's "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" question, Paul van Dyk. "Madonn ... More >>
Good morning, beat freak. Over the last seven days, you've gotten down with a genderqueer rapper in Overtown, raged at each and every free fucking party on the sked (not to mention WMC and MMW's fifteen best club bashes), and hit the Skrillex mosh pit at Ultra Music Festival. You've moombahed ... More >>
Known to fanatics and followers as the High Duke of Dance or simply PVD, professional party starter Paul Van Dyk (born Matthias Paul) is a total beat-freaking legend. Over the last two decades, he's uhntz-uhtnz-ed all across the globe, unleashing five stellar slabs of electronic tuneage, Rock-in ... More >>
Camille LambPaul Van Dyk at Mansion, March 12, 2011Paul Van Dyk's orchestration of sound and light last night at Mansion was true to the title of his upcoming album: Evolution. At the outset of the show, Mansion's main dance floor was a barely-lit cave. The playful German Grammy winner initially ... More >>
What do you call Snoop Dogg on ecstasy? DJ Snoopadelic, apparently.The human body is an amazing biological machine. You can try your best to irreversibly damage its every last cell by subjecting it to a sleepless six-day WMC spree of ass-pounding party music, 36-hour dancing blackouts, and a diet ... 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 >>
Photo by Ian WitlenPerry Farrell and wife Etty performing at Ultra Music Festival 2009.Finally, we are getting news about performances during Art Basel Miami Beach. It's confirmed that Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and his wife and collaborator Etty Farrell will be performing at Bardot ... More >>
As its name would indicate, Germany's Love Parade was established as a yearly demonstration for love, peace, and solidarity between all peoples preceding the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. It was also a hell of an electronic dance music festival, with the world's most famous DJs performing atop ... 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 >>
Wally Lopez is hands-down the most well-known DJ/remixer in the world right now representing Spain. Born and still based in Madrid, the bespectacled electro-house champion got his start in radio, first spinning dance grooves on the air at just 13 years old. Over the years, he moved throughout ... More >>
Cedric Gervais, Miami's king of Space, has a lot to live up to at this year's WMC. Last year, his moody, slow-burning jam "Mauri's Dream" scored an "essential tune of the week" nod on Pete Tong's BBC One radio show for almost a month running. With that coronation, the track soon became the big-ro ... More >>
Photo by Hans BrexendorffPaul Van Dyk is taking over Space.Grammy nominations, superstar collaborations, amazing headlining gigs -- it easy to be in awe of all the things Paul Van Dyk has accomplished in his long and illustrious career. The man is the envy of the dance music scene, and who can blame ... More >>
Who is Paul van Dyk, really? Obviously he's one of the most famous figures in electronic dance music worldwide -- and arguably the best-dressed. But why? Well his industry accolades speak for themselves. Paul van Dyk (born Matthias Paul in East Germany, 1971) is a Grammy Award-nominated artist, n ... More >>
Apparently Timbaland felt like driving over from Pinecrest for some fun on Saturday. He's been added to the bill for Ultra that day, where he'll be performing a live set after the Prodigy and before Paul Van Dyk. If you somehow need more information about Ultra, visit ultramusicfestival.com.
Black Eyed Peas bringing their humps to Bicentennial Park.There are some things in this world better left unexplained, but this is definitely not one of them. It's been confirmed that the Black Eyed Peas (yes, the very same ones that created the weapon of mass destruction called "My Humps") are set ... More >>
Dance giant Paul van Dyk gets down to his music's nuts and bolts.
The economy hitting you hard? Well, you might want to purchase your tickets to Ultra Music Festival now. The event, which is being held March 27 and 28 at Bicentennial Park, already has early bird two-day passes on sale for $99.95 and VIP passes for $350. The tickets went on sale last Saturday and ... More >>
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