So, you want to be an EDM superstar? It's easy! EDM is blowing up like a 17-year-old girl in a tutu. Act fast, and you can catch some of that glorious LED spotlight for yourself!
Not interested in long hours studying music theory, beat matching, or production equipment? Fuck it! You don't need that ... More >>
Too broke to uhntz-uhntz at Ultra? Stuck in Boise, Idaho?
Well, no worries. 'Cause UMF organizers have hooked up free, live broadcasts on both YouTube and online radio network Digitally Imported. So you can even rave and rage at home alone! And it'll cost you absolutely nothing!
Just like last yea ... 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 >>
"Luxury and white-glove service."
That's what South Beach socialites and club wreckers alike should expect from the new SET.
In early January, we here at Crossfade reported that the Opium Group club would be closing for renovations in order to become the Miami nightlife spot "where true VIPs pop c ... More >>
Red Bull gives you wings.
But the Austrian energy-beverage giant also gives you a reason stay up all night. And no, we're not talking about the 27 grams of sugar in an 8.3-ounce can. We're talking about the company's forthcoming 3:30 a.m. sunrise breakfast parties on South Beach during Winter Musi ... More >>
With the kickoff of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week just a little over seven days away, our anxiety has reached an all-time high. Only Election Day voting lines throughout South Florida, it seems, are longer than our WMC Party Guides, and that's becoming increasingly difficult to handle ... More >>
And the uhntz-uhntz continues ...
Last month, the Opium Group dropped its Phase One lineup for Miami Music Week 2013, revealing eight shows at four clubs: Mansion, Cameo, SET, and Mokai.
Now almost exactly four weeks later, the clubbin' conglomerate has unveiled its Phase Two slate, including MMW ... More >>
Story Nightclub, South Beach
Friday, January 18, 2013
If LIV is among the world's premiere locations for high-profile socializing and progressive house, then SoBe's new hotspot Story Nightclub is Miami Management Group's answer to a bottle-service "alternative." As much as a club w ... More >>
Today, Sonny Moore turns 25.
It's been 25 years of dreaming, hard living, rule breaking, game changing, love, laughter, angry lyrics, highs and lows -- and of course, lots and lots of bass dropping.
Moore, famously known the world over as American dubstepper Skrillex, has always had a fanatic lo ... More >>
Why does SoBe get such a bad rap, bro?
Sure, it's crawling with rich douchebags in button-down dress shirts. And the parking sucks. And the drinks are ridiculously expensive.
But it's also home to formerly law-breaking Frenchmen, $10 underground minimal techno throwdowns, and the Mustache Revolut ... More >>
Free-spirited? Supersexy? "Hungry for hedonism, music and an extraordinary lifestyle"?
Welcome to Generation Wild, a "unique concept tour," according to the official hype, "ready to explode in a city near you."
The beat-freaking lineup: Awesome "Bong" bro Deniz Koyu, the 17-year-old Spanish EDM ph ... More >>
Who wants to party with Porter Robinson, score some awesome swag, and enjoy a one-on-one hang sesh?
Well, you don't have to flee a pack of wolf-like beasts, sprint through some creepy forest, jump off a cliff into unknown waters, swim past a long-lost underwater city, and then free fall for several ... More >>
Last week, Story Nightclub kicked its doors open with a massive New Year's Eve 2013 lineup.
But just because the year has been rung and we're all getting used to dating things "'13," doesn't mean the Story crew's gonna let the mood lighten up.
The rest of January is filling up with hot headliners ... 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 >>
See the 55-photo slideshow from Identity Festival 2012 at Klipsch Amphitheater as well as The Fashion at Identity Festival Miami.
Identity Festival 2012
With Eric Prydz, Excision, Doctor P, Porter Robinson, Le Castle Vania, Audrey Napoleon, and others
Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park, Miami
Sat ... More >>
See also "Who Wants Tickets for Identity Festival in Miami?" -- plus Crossfade's interview with Eric Prydz and "ID 2012's Five Most Exciting Artists."
Got your arctic fox spirit hoodie? Sleeveless "Beef Cake" t-shirt? Frosty fake Wayfarer shades? Skyn extra-lubricated condoms? Free Identity Festiva ... More >>
Perhaps the third time's the charm?
When the Identity Festival set out on its inaugural summer tour across the United States last year, Miami was left out after the threat of a hurricane that never hit. Organizers tried to reschedule the show at a later date. But it proved too difficult to accompl ... More >>
The EDM game is tough.
Before you get the big dollars, you've
got to pay your dues and take a few hits. So it's no surprise most of these heavy
hitters are well into their 30s or even older.
But over the last couple of years, there's been a
youth invasion of the scene. And suddenly, some of ... More >>
Photo by Bruno PostigoDavid Guetta might have changed the entire sound of commercial pop and Deadmau5 may have gotten legions of clubbers to don faux rodent heads. But there's no question that over the past year, the hottest name in electronic dance music is Skrillex, born Sonny Moore.
The pol ... More >>
Photo by Alex BroadwellJohn Digweed during MMW 2011.The official start of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week is less than a month away, and local venues are starting to reveal all the beat-wrapped goodies.
One of the bigger juggernauts of the week, of course, is the Opium Group, which ... More >>
The threat of 50-degree weather this weekend has Miami in a freezing frenzy.
Folks are worried Target's going to run out of space heaters and flannel jammy pants. Winn-Dixie's low on hot chocolate, Home Depot's out of fire wood, and PetSmart doggie parkas are on back order. The end is undeniabl ... More >>