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 >>
With just 29 days till Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park becomes totally flooded with LED-wielding beat freaks ... Ultra Music Festival 2013 has announced its Phase 3 lineup.
Among this final round of 40-plus acts: Intrepid Ultra defender Tommie Sunshine, along with Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, DJ M ... More >>
Bummed the UR1 Fest didn't go down during Art Basel Miami Beach week?
Well, "as a courtesy to loyal fans and customers," the "UR1 Music & Art Festival Team" would like to offer some free tix.
No, not to its eventual two-day pan-sensory extravaganza. Just four of this weekend's concerts, like D ... More >>
Its recent commercial explosion notwithstanding, electronic dance music culture in the U.S. has been mostly marginal.
But in the UK, EDM has been a continuously growing massive mainstream movement since the late '80s. So much so, that music critics often speak of the UK hardcore continuum, an ongoi ... More >>
We've gotta give props to the folks at Kontrol Miami.
All summer long, they've managed to run a successful underground EDM night at Mansion, the same club that purportedly kicked DJ Dennis Ferrer off the decks mid-set for not playing "commercial enough" back in February.
Given the chance, the pro ... 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 >>
Boston boogie virtuosos Soul Clap are pretty much honorary Miamians by now.
For one thing, they've been WMC regulars for a decade. But they also spent
this year's entire winter season in the 305, holding down a DJ residency
with label mates and regular collaborators Wolf Lamb at the Electric
P ... More >>
Photo by Angela MazurRichie Hawtin headlines Sunday School's 2011 lineup.Four weeks and a few days ago, we here at Crossfade notified all party perverts that Made Event's Sunday School for Degenerates would be expanding its deviant dance marathon from 24 to 36 hours.
At the time, there was no of ... More >>
Soul Clap: hungry for the vinylIt seems like only a few years ago that the international EDM scene was in some sort of minimal techno dark age.
The sounds were cool and slick and oh-so-Berlinesque, but they just weren't very fun. Fast-forward to 2011 and Boston's Soul Clap have helped kick-star ... More >>
NYC-based DJ-producer Chris Manik is on fire right now. In little more than twelve months he's made a formidable leap from virtual unknown to internationally celebrated "It" boy, with releases on top labels like Ovum and Poker Flat. Specializing in a delectably deep and bass-heavy fusion of t ... More >>
Crosstown Rebels exec Damian Lazarus.Clubland can be a wasteland. But former Dazed & Confused music editor, current Crosstown Rebels label exec, and minimal DJ-producer Damian Lazarus is a natural-born opponent of mediocrity, unearned hype, and cash-bloated trash.
For the last ten years, h ... More >>
Like homies and Visionquest partners Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, DJ/producer Ryan Crosson is part of a new breed of Detroit-bred artists who have staked their place in Berlin's underground EDM scene since the late 2000s. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Crosson absorbed the native sounds of se ... More >>
Since alighting on Brooklyn's underground dance music scene with partner Zev Eisenberg in 2001, DJ/producer Gadi Mizrahi has emerged as one of the most influential tastemakers in the wider international network of EDM labels and collectives. As a DJ and co-owner of the Wolf Lamb imprint, he has ... More >>
Dutch DJ Joris Voorn has gotta be one of the headiest head-spinners working the decks these days. In fact, his double-disc Balance 014 mix CD seems to spring straight from an ether all its own. So New Times decided to give the celebrated dance man a chance to bring it all down to the ground where we ... More >>