Even 25 years later, echoes of Miami freestyle's powerful influence can still be heard on the radio, in the clubs, and in the electronic dance music that's dominating today's music industry. During the mid '80s and early '90s, freestyle boomed from Miami's wildly creative and prolific scene. But th ... More >>
In 1980, Bob Marley traveled to Brazil on a scouting mission with Island Records' Chris Blackwell and the Wailers' Junior Marvin, in preparation of a world tour. A year later, he was dead. But even though Marley never got to play Rio or São Paulo, the reggae man's musical influence had a serious ... More >>
For the first time, Facebook will put its stock up for public sale today. The company will instantly land at least $16 billion, pushing its value to well over $100 billion. Wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be the obvious winner, but hundreds of other investors are also in line for a windfall.One ... More >>
Last week, Riptide received a mysterious complaint from a Brazilian reader who had an intriguing allegation: Located in 2800 Biscayne Boulevard -- the building that, until last year, housed Miami New Times office -- a company called Leader Perfume was ripping off South American customers, he claimed ... More >>
If the EDM industry handed out high ranks for badassery and length of time spent on the battlefield, like they do in the military, Mr. C (AKA Richard West) would surely be a general by now. Yes, this UK rave veteran has pretty much been through it all. West got his start MCing in the late '80s semi ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCSS' Lovefoxxx at Ultra 2011.Can CSS be considered electronic music? Barely. Except for a few synthesizers, the band is more about live instrumentation. But it was a welcome relief to ears already tired of the bleeps and bloops that come with attending a festival like Ultra.How ... More >>
SET wants to samba. The weekend is upon us, and with it comes a slew of nightlife shenanigans. Many Miamians will be dancing to the beats of the Miami Music Festival, while others may just want to keep to the same nightlife shit-shooting. For those of you in latter category, some club shit to s ... More >>
Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>
Austin LeedsHere in Crossfade we may always hype up the new or up and coming, but plenty of people come to Winter Music Conference to listen to the old standbys, and we don't blame 'em. It's perhaps the only week in the United States you can catch them all back to back. And if anyone knows how to ... More >>
Leading up to Miami Book Fair International, Riptide 2.0 will be publishing profiles of visiting authors. Check back often as two to three will going up per day until Sunday, November 15.Dan Goldman is one of the few creators who carries a boatload of style, credibility, and innovation in the com ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Mixhell, the husband-and-wife DJ / remix / production team of Iggor Calavera and Laima Leyton. (Click here to read that intro, which included a link to the pair's most recent mix). Metal fans will, of course, recognize Calavera's name instantly -- with his brother, ... More >>
The DJ behind WDNA's Café Brasil.
It's a Sunday evening at the local studios of WDNA, one of the only true indie radio stations in all of America. It's raining outside, an unholy alliance of torrent and drizzle, but in here there's nothing but sunshine. Brazilian sunshine, that is. As if one were on the beaches of Rio during Carn ... More >>
Ben ThackerAterciopelados performing at the North Beach Bandshell as part of the TransAtlantic Festival. Click here to view the full slide show.Heineken TransAtlantic Festival with Aterciopelados and CuruminFriday, April 16, 2009North Beach Bandshell, Miami BeachBetter than: Cafeteria breakfast.The ... More >>
Miami's Ellis Island is an ideal place for this provocative exhibit.
A tech-house hottie leaves Miami blind-sided.
With a fresh move to L.A. from New York, Luciana Souza revisits sunshine and the bossa nova music her parents helped create.
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
Highs and lows among fellowship contenders at the Frost
Karen Russell is the real deal
Os Mutantes reunite for a legendary performance
Six summer exhibits keep museum sizzling
The Ninth Brazilian Film Festival of Miami stands out as an embarrassment of riches
The life of Brazilian psychedelic legend Rita Lee is a colorful one
Just say Mao to the left-leaning Brazilian Film Festival
Performers unhinged by their artistry
As you can see, there's more to Brazil than Samba, Lula, and Ronaldo
Brazilian DJs don't let turntables tie them down
Cuban avant-gardist Alfredo Triff mixes it up with Brazil's Livio Tragtenberg
Gil's Café could steady Miami's Brazilian scene
Bebel Gilberto, Moreno Veloso, and Marcio Menescal charge up their musical heritage
Holy Modal Rounders and Marcelo Zarvos