Art Basel Miami Beach is officially in full swing. So even though we've already hit you with the ten best EDM parties and the fifteen best parties period ... The awesome arty parties just won't stop keep cropping up. And the best thing about these six? Some of them are totally free! See also -F ... More >>
EDM has America by the throat. But how did it get to be this way? Well, we can't say definitively. Although, it kinda started with blogging hipsters in 2006. Hell, some of the DJs making waves on the scene today started out as bloggers, like Italian electro badass Congorock. He remembers the good ... More >>
These days, you can't go outside without hearing the sickeningly familiar strains of "Le7els." But before that sweet melody had the scene on fire, the go-to track of the moment was a little edgier. Congorock is the Italian electro monster behind massive anthem "Babylon," which he never even thought ... More >>
Let me see you dutty wine to the bassline, girl. Bitches all over the world are going to drop it low when Italy's massive electro monster Congorock drops his new track with dancehall superstar Sean Paul at the end of September. The track called "Bless Di Nation" will coincide with a sleek music v ... More >>
For a lot of party people, America's dance music obsession is a rather recent phenomenon. But for Harry Romero, it's been a way of life for more than 15 years. As a renowned producer, international DJ, and co-founder of Subliminal Records, Romero has watched the EDM world change a lot over th ... More >>
The best dance parties aren't the ones you can escape with your sexy intact. Great nights are the ones that leave your hair a mess and clothes covered in booze. Maybe you wake up the next morning with a headache and a couple of mysterious bruises. Never mind the consequences, epic ragers are t ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011. Pitbull Planet Pit (Sony) If you grew up in Miami, it's absolutely impossible not to like Pitbull.
The mashup is a decadent, triumphant symbol of the digital age's too-deep pool of influences. Before the internet, you had to save your pennies and hunt down sounds (and information about them) like a bounty hunter. Before electricity, you straight up had to wait until someone with an instrume ... More >>
Diplo's about to set it on fire!Ahhhhhh, Diplo. Miami loves nothing more than a good ol' Florida boy who can DJ big bass and has a tattoo of a manatee holding a machine gun on his chest. Mr. Wes Pentz was here only a couple of weeks ago with his hybrid dancehall outfit, Major Lazer, at the Ma ... More >>
Left to right: Switch, the Major, and DiploWhat do you need to know that you don't already know? Over the last few years, Switch (real name Dave Tayor) has become one of the most massive masterminds of mash-up music in this new-ish millennium. He and Diplo (real name Wesley Pentz) were the guys b ... More >>
Just a few items we tackled in this week's New Times Broward-Palm Beach print edition.In Music: Pitbull is throwing a party on Sunday. Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho's guest list includes T-Pain, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Spam Allstars and a million or so of their closest friends. Someone was also gon ... More >>
via Flickr user t_a_i_sPlenty of things to hear in Broward and Palm Beach this weekend, one of them will even make you feel good about yourself! Tonight, the Help Mend A Heart Benefit Show is happening at The Talent Farm. The $10 cover charge goes to the Maureen Waters Medical Fund (read all abou ... More >>
via Flickr user Lorri37Remember Coal Chamber? Yeah, didn't think so, but they were a Nu Metal band in the mid 90s that disbanded due to "creative differences." Frontman Dez Fafara decided he wanted to do a little less Nu Metal and a bit more death metal so he started Devildriver. Their first coup ... More >>
via Purfiya's myspaceDiamond and DJ PurfiyaDJ Purfiya is on the streets grinding.Not only is the team Slip-N-Slide DJ from southwest Florida not dead, he's living with purpose.Last week we brought you news of the Purfiya death hoax that was circulated via Twitter.We also interviewed his former bo ... More >>
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
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Strictly the Best 35/36 (VP)
Haul On Over
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Poor Man Cry Crown Champion
Leon Coldero carries the soca flame from Florida to Trinidad
Just watch out for P. Diddy
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In 2003 reggae and dancehall ruled the roost
Vybz Kartel debuts to the yard and the world
Good 2 Go (VP)
If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time
In reggae, artists must choose between scrilla and soul
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Diwali lives on, but new riddims for the New Year will put ants and more in your pants
Capleton finds success in righteousness
Buzz "Black Shadow Records"
Belly Skin "Greensleeves"
Strictly the Best, volume 29 and 30 "VP Records"
How does Miami love its music fests? Let us count the ways
Sean Paul don't mind as long as hip-hop pay respect to dancehall
Reggae Gold 2002 "VP Records"
Over on Virginia Key, the wailing ultimate reggae
Miami scenesters sound off