Sandro Silva

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Five Worst EDM Gimmicks

    Remember when you used to spend all day playing arcade fighting games against your friends, and you had that one buddy who just kept pressing the same attack button, over and over, leaving you no time to gather your thoughts and use your actual skills? That shit was cheap as hell, and it really piss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Full Lineup and Set Times

    Get to party plannin', raver. In just one week, Ultra Music Festival 2014 begins at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Arrive unprepared ... And you will be screwed. Of course, we mean: "Do not forget your cellphone and water-purification pills. Blah, blah, blah." But we also mean: "Put together a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014 Announces Set Times and Stages

    It's officially Ultra season, beat freaks. Just yesterday, the EDM fest announced its Phase Two lineup, adding Chance the Rapper, Miami's own DJ Craze, as well as the Diplo and Skrillex collab Just U, and 50 other acts to the party plan. But already the Ultra Music Festival peeps have followed up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Ten Most Played-Out EDM Songs

    Some songs just never die. You could run them into the ground at 100 mph, but they'll be right there around the corner, waiting to be dropped in the very next set you hear. Some of them have been around for decades. And some of them are new, but feel as old and used as a middle-aged whore. In a w ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Ten Best EDM Cruises During WMC and Miami Music Week 2013

    Nightclubs? Boring. Music festivals? Too landlocked. Yacht parties? Now you're talking! Every year during the month of March, South Florida's private yacht rental business booms as electronic dance music fanatics flock to the region for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week's EDM cruises. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Robbie Rivera's Juicy Beach 2013 Phase Two Lineup: Mord Fustang, Hot Mouth, 16 Others

    Two weeks ago, Robbie Rivera kicked off the beat-freaking season by revealing the nine-act Phase One lineup for Juicy Beach 2013. The roster was already loaded with Mr. Rivera, Bob Sinclar, Cosmic Gate ... But the Juicy crew still promised more "all star talent to be announced in the coming weeks." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Ten Best Halloween Parties in Miami

    Halloween is a holiday for sluts and children. And we here at Crossfade don't really care about kids. Miami does it super big, and there are only about a bajillion Halloween-themed parties this weekend. But because you can't go to everything, we've boiled our music and party guide down to the ten m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Miami's Halloween 2012 Music and Party Guide

    You know that terrifying wet dream where you're, like, a totally boner-worthy brain-eater locked inside a superchic warehouse space with a thousand other sexy zombies? There's blood and gore smeared all over the floor. The walls are rattling at 69 BPMs. And every undead perv in the place is humpin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Kim Kardashian's Halloween Birthday Bash: Superheroes, Sluts, Laidback Luke at LIV Miami

    Kim Kardashian has all but moved into her $10-million Miami mansion with Kanye West. The two have been spotted all around the MIA, fighting photographers and touching each other's asses, though generally escaping the grabby hands of mere peons. But if you're the kind of "mere peon" who can afford ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Ultra Music Festival 2012 Announces Phase 2 Lineup With 144 New Beat-Freaking Acts

    ​Check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's Phase 1 lineup. There are only five weeks left till epic levels of uhntz-uhntz turn Downtown Miami into a 150,000-person public orgy! Back in December, Ultra Music Festival announced its initial 92-act roster. And just 14 days later, the fest "completely s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2012: Miami's Guide to Partying Too Hard and Drinking Too Much

    Photo by JipsySeize New Year's Eve!​Wanna know the truth about New Year's Eve? Well, it ain't the kickoff to a fresh, 365-day fiesta full of fun and promise. Quite the opposite -- this end-of-year holiday is your absolute last chance to overspend and overindulge before suppressing your natural ur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Laidback Luke's Super You & Me at LIV Brought Out Superhero Babes and SoBe Barbarians

    Photo by Lex HernandezThe very rare SoBe barbarian.​Yeah, it's easy to feel like a freaking superhero when you're rolling fast, hard, and free. You might even look pretty awesome. But just wait till the next morning. Last night, Dutch DJ and crazy rave-y ringmaster Laidback Luke brought his Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Opium Group's Ultra Week Lineup: David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Calvin Harris, and Others

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Junior Sanchez Talks New Albums and Pop Projects

    ​World-renowned DJ-producer Junior Sanchez hardly needs an introduction. Like his homies Erick Morillo and Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Sanchez was bred in New Jersey's seminal '90s Latin house scene. He would cut his teeth spinning at legendary NYC hotspots like Limelight and the Shelter. As a me ... More >>