House rose from the cracks of Chicago's warehouse disco scene to be a global force in music.
But just because billions of ears dig this stuff and it changed pop history ... Sometimes, it still sucks.
As proof, we here at Crossfade dug up some examples of how stupid it's all gonna look in retrospec ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenRöyksopp at Ultra 2011.After several years of complete absence from Miami, Norwegian duo Röyksopp more than made up for it last night. The pair's pulsing, tripped-out nighttime set on the live stage is already a contender for one of the best shows at the festival.Though t ... More >>
Putting Trentemoller on the penultimate slot of Ultra's Live Stage last night was a ballsy move. As a producer, the smart Swede Anders Trentemoller makes sweeping, beautiful soundscapes that are truly cinematic. But they take patience and concentration to digest. So, in a live performance, h ... More >>
Where will you be this evening at approximately 8:15 p.m.?
Well, if you've got a ticket (and even if you don't), make plans to go stand at the foot of Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage. It's definitely where you'll find Crossfade, because synth-y Norwegian duo Röyksopp will be prepping its set ... More >>
Röyksopp albums, like all good things in life, come to those who wait. The duo of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland first began experimenting with synthesizers together as kids in their small, sub-Arctic hometown of Tromsø, Norway.
"I remember seeing this documentary when I was seven, I th ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAfter 13 years, Ultra Music Festival has managed to push aside the week that helped create it. Ballsy as the move may have been, we all knew Ultra had long overshadowed Winter Music Conference. With the conference's attendance at just 3,763 last year, the festival managed to se ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIf you don't have tickets for Ultra, you aren't going to be able to catch Deadmau5.That's it, folks. According to Ultra Music Festival's site, tickets to this year's event are gone with 34 days left until the festival. Will more be made available? We're not sure, but we're work ... More >>
Early this morning, Ultra Music Festival organizers announced Phase Two of its lineup. Added to the 2011 bill are Duran Duran, Underworld, Kaskade, will.i.am, Erick Morillo (Live), Sasha (Vortek Live), Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, and The Disco Biscuits.Also confirmed is our previous announcement that ... More >>
MobyIt's been a while since the Phase One acts for Ultra Music Festival 2011 were announced. So, what's taking so long?
Well, the wait will soon be over, as our sources tell us to expect something next week. We aren't entirely sure who will be on the Phase Two lineup since Ultra's organizers se ... More >>
Armin Van BuurenEven with the first phase of Ultra Music Festival 2011 acts announced, there are still a few more DJs and bands being added here and there while we all wait for the full second phase of acts to be revealed.Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren is the latest to be confirmed for Ultra, taking p ... More >>
Simian Mobile DiscoUltra Music Festival revealed its Phase One lineup announcement early this morning via Facebook. The lineup really shows an ambitious mix of live indie-dance bands, usual crop of house DJs, and more experimental electronic musicians. Really, it's one of the best lineups for the ... More >>
Carl CoxLabel this as the least surprising booking for Ultra Music Festival 2011, but our sources have confirmed Carl Cox will be returning for the next edition of the annual event. His return will mark the seventh installment of the Carl Cox & Friends Arena at the festival.Festival Outlook a ... More >>
Norwegian duo Röyksopp just released upcoming list of North American tour dates. On that list is a scheduled stop at Ultra Music Festival on Friday, March 25. This is in addition to an already confirmed appearance by Crystal Castles the following day on March 26. Festival Outlook says Erick Mori ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenView photos from Robyn's Fillmore Miami Beach concert.RobynWith BFGF and Natalia KillsFriday, November 5, 2010The Fillmore Miami BeachBetter than: The Eurovision song contest.Perhaps it was the excitement of launching her first extensive North American tour, but Robyn didn't le ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Click here to view the top tracks from previous weeks.Top Ten Albums for the week of June 28- July 3via myspace.com/discoverDiscoveryDiscovery's LP album made the top-ten on Radiate and The ... More >>
I guess this is a week for me listening to local DJ's get down on mix tapes. I know they aren't mix tapes anymore, but that's how I think of them. There used to be little kiosks in Manhattan that us bridge and tunnel kids would flock to in order to purchase cassettes from DJ Clue?, Tony ... More >>
Few local DJs in any genre have such a scarily deep and broad knowledge of music as Alex Caso. Able to wax poetic on and dig deep into any genre from psychedelic garage nuggets, to Jamaican rocksteady, to robotic electro, Caso's consequently spun everywhere from straight-up raves to hipster hotspots ... More >>