Come summer, reggae festivals are as commonplace in the States as Bob Marley tees are at reggae festivals.
Held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Miami since 2007, Best of the Best is one of the only annual fests in the U.S. that puts the emphasis squarely on dancehall, and it's certainly the ... More >>
Ultra is more than an annual music festival. It's an EDM institution. Just like British house legend Carl Cox.
Every year at UMF, the Carl Cox and Friends arena (which has been with the fest for its entire 15-year history) gets bigger, better, and brighter. But it doesn't only exist in Miami. It al ... More >>
In anticipation for America's birthday, a giggly Waka Flocka Flame recently appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the dangers of fireworks.
"Every Fourth of July, we have Roman Candle fights," Flocka recalls from a gold throne. "One year, a friend of mine was sparking off candles and hit ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers.
It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... More >>
The WMC-Ultra electronic music season has reached its 26th year and British DJ-producer Carl Cox is one of the few scene veterans who can boast having been there for the long ride.
A child of the late-'80s acid house boom and Second Summer of Love, Cox cut his teeth spinning for the rave gener ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
After three decades on the scene, Brit legend Pete Tong's got nothing to prove. He's been a critic, an A&R guy, a producer, a BBC jockey, and one of the most massive club DJs in the world. But still he's hitting the decks hard, night after night. It's almost like the guy's on a deranged missi ... More >>
British DJ-producer Carl Cox hardly needs an introduction anywhere that people get down to electronic beats, lazers, and glowsticks. A child of the late-'80s acid house boom and "Second Summer of Love," Cox cut his teeth spinning for the rave generation at seminal UK hotpots like the Haçienda, F ... More >>
British DJ-producer Carl Cox hardly needs an introduction anywhere that people get down to electronic beats, lazers and glowsticks. A child of the late-'80s acid house boom and "Second Summer of Love," Cox cut his teeth spinning for the rave generation at seminal UK hotpots like the Haçienda, Fa ... More >>
via facebook.com/petetongThe man, the myth, the legend: What is there left to say about Pete Tong to anyone remotely familiar with dance music? In the pantheon of international DJ gods, he's pretty much Zeus (though Paul Oakenfold may beg to differ). He's the guy who, through his forever-running ... More >>
photo via facebook.com/swedishhousemafia.... Well, it is, according to BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe, who dubbed the house supergroup's latest track "the hottest record in the world today" this past Thursday. In dance music, 2010 is officially the year of Swedish House Mafia. The holy triumvirat ... More >>
The annual Radio One pool party is almost eerily absent this year, but don't worry about getting wrapped up in brand names. All of the superstar DJ talent will be here anyways, and still helmed by the legendary Pete Tong -- they'll just be playing under the banner of "Pete's Pool Party." It's jus ... More >>
photo by Mari SaraiHipster dance music trends may come and go, but BBC uber-DJ Annie Mac is always one step ahead of them all. Definitely the fiercest female on Radio One, her eponymous Friday-night show, with its trademark guest mini-mixes, give you an up to date who's-who in the scene. (Recent ... More >>
via physical-music.comLet's just get this out of the way first: Heidi absolutely, never, ever fails to straight-up kill it on the dancefloor. As one of the leading lights of the Get Physical label stable -- home of M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, et. al. - she was also their first female signing. This B ... More >>