DJ Sneak (AKA Carlos Sosa) doesn't need an introduction if you know house music.
Sneak has been running around bragging that he's a house gangster for a while now. And that's a pretty bold claim.
What is a house gangster though? Isn't that a term more fitting of violence-glorifying rap music? Is t ... 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 >>
When one club closes, another one opens. Well, at least that's the how it goes in Miami.
Wedged between clubs that have been bringing drunken shenanigans to NE 11th Street for years (including Space) is the strip's latest addition, Therapy Miami.
The new party spot will be launching tonight. And ... More >>
Who will survive Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Music Week 2013?
With UMF becoming a two-weekend behemoth and WMC/MMW turning into a ten-day smackdown, the month of March in the MIA has officially become an insane EDM endurance test. And here is the most important rule: Do ... More >>
In just about a week, Miami will be transformed overnight into the only place worth being for true EDM fans. We'll be overrun with wide-eyed travelers seeking beats, bass, and some girl named Molly, who is apparently friends with everyone.
But even as true insanity is unleashed all over town, some ... 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 >>
Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties.
Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
Are you ready to spend the next three days penned inside the gates of Bayfront Park like some kinda wild, half-naked, EDM-addled party animal?
With just 18,000 seconds till Ultra Music Festival starts uhntz-uhntz-ing like a raver dry heaving after too many pep pills, you might be frantically pre ... More >>
Music Loves Fashion has been putting on events that combine music (duh!), fashion (duh!), beautiful people, celebrities, and great locations near Los Angeles and Montreal for a while now. It's best known events are the ones at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California, which coincide with Coa ... More >>
After spending the past three days getting wasted and shaking ass all over SoBe, uhntz-uhntz-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Tikki Beach, and getting pruney in the Shelborne's pool, you're fucking pooped on partying.
And like EDM quirkmeister Riva Starr's mustachioed clubber baby, you're whin ... More >>
Carl Craig says, "Get off the white stuff, beat freaks."The United States of America is totally addicted to the white stuff.
Strung out, fat, unfocused, cranky, fiending -- we are a nation of shrubby slaves to the cane, cube, and spoonful whose bodies (and minds) could never be called beach-read ... 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 >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July.
Admittedly, Crossfade is frazzled. And you should be wo ... More >>
Photo by Marie-JosseBenny Benassi behind the decks at Mansion.Last night at Mansion, Italian electro-house DJ Benny Benassi warmed up his turntables --- and our town --- for his performance at the Ultra Music Festival.
The world-renowned musician, maybe still best known for his 2002 hit "Satisf ... More >>
Photo by Charis KirchheimerGo party with Tamara Sky and the Overthrow crew at a strip club.You were lazy. You were broke. You were stupid. And now you're standing ticketless and bereft outside Bicentennial Park, peering enviously at all those beaded, drooling pookie heads as they bask in the Day ... More >>
Few individuals have had as lasting an impact on electronic dance music as legendary British DJ Pete Tong. An early proponent of house, he has been one of the most highly regarded tastemakers in the world for a quarter-century now.
This March, Tong comes to town for his annual Surfcomber po ... More >>
David Guetta does Opium.When we polled you, the reader, about what to call the week of events happening around Ultra, 67 percent of you decided Ultra Week would be the best moniker. For Google's sake, we sort of agree with you, even if the name carries connotations of Ultra's dominance.The Opium ... More >>
For any electronic dance music lover in the know, DJ/producer Claude VonStroke and his esteemed Dirtybird and Mothership labels have become synonymous with some of the most forward-thinking and fun-loving sounds coming out of the American EDM scene in the new millennium. A Detroit native wi ... 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 >>
If there is one party that never fails to attract the masses during Winter Music Conference, it's Juicy Beach. The event, spearheaded by house DJ/producer Robbie Rivera, takes over Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach) for over 16 hours of non-stop partying , and this year it will be no differ ... More >>
The hipster-approved, Berlin-based thumping house producer Jesse Rose plays an event sponsored by -- who else? -- Scion. The real star, here, though is Rose's label, Made to Play. Each of the artists playing tonight (with the exception of local hero Induce) have put out tracks with the imprint, and ... More >>
We're sure Jesse Rose will be playing on something a bit more, er, advance.Let us know when you're sick of hearing the words Art Basel, because you'll be hearing it plenty until the end of the first week of December.In more Art Basel music news, British DJ Jesse Rose will be spinning at Rokbar (1 ... More >>