If you didn't already know it, Crossfade loves pretty much anything local act Panic Bomber produces. We've adored him ever since he dropped his demo, Calling in Threats, in 2008. And even though the Bomber, real name Richard Haig, admitted early on that the demo was a response to Miami's perceive ... More >>
For any Internet bellyaching that goes on, Ultra is at its core a homegrown festival. Organizers continue to recognize that by slotting in plenty of local DJs and acts -- many of which are virtually unknown out of their microscenes. This year, there were two stages, the Eco Village stage and the ... More >>
With Art Basel looming, the masses are already buzzing with barely controlled excitement about the country's most enormous and important art event of the year. So we here at New Times have been ear-deep for weeks, gathering intel on both official and unofficial arty parties.
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Last week, we raved about Panic Bomber's latest effort, Discipline, calling it his best work to date. If you haven't heard it, do it so now. After that, thank Richard Haig and YYZ Records who have made the Discipline EP Remixes a free download.None of the reworkings match the catchy quirkiness of ... More >>
Panic BomberDiscipline EPYYZ RecordsSince naming Panic Bomber the Best New Electronica Artist last year, lot has changed for Richard Haig. He's toured through the U.S., U.K., and Canada, and had a successful showcase during last month's SXSW. And after two self-released albums, Calling in Threats ... More >>
We charmed British DJ Annie Mac on the first night of WMC.We normally try to conserve our energy the first few days before getting too crazy the rest of the week, but how could we skip out on the first night of Winter Music Conference? In fact, there were a few good reasons to nix the sleeping fo ... More >>
Over the next two days, we'll post Crossfade contributors' favorite local albums of 2009. They're listed in completely random order, so stay tuned as the full list rolls out. Panic BomberGetting On My Mind (self-released)panicbomber.comPanic Bomber is the brainchild of Miami's one-man-dance- ... More >>
In a digitally distorted blaze of electro-house glitch, local party starter Panic Bomber, a.k.a. Richard Haig, has spent the last year going supernova.
First came his six-track EP effort, Calling in Threats, a December 2008 release loaded with crunchy club killers like "Miami Stunnaz" and "Disi ... More >>
Awesome New RepublicI just saw this on the Off the Radar blog. Richard Haig aka Panic Bomber gets down with MJ and B-Robb of Awesome New Republic on a collabo remix. This is like a Miami New Times Best of 2009 love fest for dance fans. It's FreeFreeFree.com. Follow the link below [ ... More >>
Best New Electronica ArtistPanic Bomber panicbomber.comPlaying live around town for less than a year, the shadowy character known as Panic Bomber has already developed some minor lore. Legend has it that once upon a time, Richard Haig was a local rock musician who got fed up with the grind of be ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/panicbomberLike a one-man Gravitron, Panic Bomber pulls you in, spins you around, and leaves you dizzy and smiling. He looks like a neon stick figure in motion, and sounds like a male Sade stuck in a rave. These are all good things. I had never heard of him, and then, on a recent ... More >>
Happy New Year, ya'll! It's 2009 and with the economy going south, everyone seems to be looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle -- and that means more parties! And January is already gearing up to be spectacular. But let us not get ahead of ourselves, because here is what you definitely want t ... More >>
Retro video game nerds, don't get too excited. Friday's guest act at the Vagabond has nothing to do with the mostly forgotten Nineties Nintendo game, but rather has appropriated the moniker, a la Crystal Castles, to broadcast a fascination with retro bleeps and bloops. The multicolor, 8-bit style gr ... More >>