Last year, we here at Crossfade had a chat with Crosstown Rebels kingpin Damian Lazarus about the underground musical ethos behind his label and global party brand.
"As our artists grow from strength to strength on a global scale, our sound becomes more popular," he told us. "But this was always th ... More >>
The commercial success enjoyed by Visionquest since the label's 2011 inception might be a testament to how much the mainstream EDM industry underestimates people's taste in music.
The notion that the masses want to be spoon-fed the sonic equivalent of junk food via the likes of David Guetta and LMF ... More >>
Y'all watch the final episode of the The Franchise last night? Well, we're miserable, quite possibly the saddest sacks of sunflower seeds in Major League Baseball. But the Marlins' front office is confident that 2013 will be the year of the Fish.
Sure ... Until then, it's goose egg ... 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 >>
Sure, Avicci may be taking over the American Airlines Arena on Friday. But he's hardly the biggest DJ booked to play the 305 this weekend.
From electronic dance music veterans to up-and-coming collectives, a plethora of world-class DJs will hit the decks around South Beach over the next few days, ... More >>
A week's worth of panic attacks, insomnia, depression, and paranoid delusions, no we're not having showing signs of ecstasy withdrawal. We're on team Deadmau5 and we're showing signs of EDM withdrawal.
It's been four days since WMC wrapped, pulling the digital needle off the MP3 record player a ... 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 >>
Are you ready to spend the next three days penned inside the gates of Bayfront Park like some kinda wild, half-naked, EDM-addled party animal?
With just 18,000 seconds till Ultra Music Festival starts uhntz-uhntz-ing like a raver dry heaving after too many pep pills, you might be frantically pre ... 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 >>
What started out as a fairly modest afterhours party at the former Studio A space in Downtown Miami in 2006 has since evolved into the WMC event par excellence.
Of course, we're talking about Crosstown Rebels' Get Lost. And now in its seventh installment, this party has pretty much come to epit ... More >>
Earlier this week, we previewed the upcoming Visionquest label showcase at the Shelborne this Friday. The label/production quartet of illustrious Detroit DJ-masterminds Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, and Seth Troxler owns the international hot tip right now, having put out Benoit & ... More >>
In certain Native American tribes, the vision quest is a rite of passage by which the young undertake a personal journey alone through the wilderness and commune with the natural world, eventually discovering their destiny in dreams and shadows.
For electronic music crew Visionquest -- Ryan Cro ... More >>
We guarantee guido DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore is NOT in this guide.If you're a discerning local EDM lover, then you probably have a love-hate
relationship with the month of March.
On one hand, it's the best month out of the year in Miami for the sheer awesomeness of parties and bookings. On th ... More >>
Although Miami's hosted WMC for decades and booked commercial DJ heavyweights at megaclubs like Space for years, it's only recently that there's been a steady influx of quality underground EDM bookings. And if 2010 was any indication, you could almost say the MIA is starting to become an electron ... More >>
For awhile now, Toronto DJ-producers Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow have been established scene veterans. But nothing could have prepared them (or the world) for the tsunami wave of their 2010 debut release as Art Department, "Without You." A monstrous bass-driven banger oozing with raw ... More >>
Like homeboys 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 '00s. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Crosson absorbed the native sounds of s ... More >>
Few DJs in the international EDM underground have enjoyed as much hype
in the last couple years as Seth Troxler. As part of a growing
contingent of Detroit-raised expatriate artists living and working in
Berlin -- including Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves
-- Troxler has straddled the two techno ... More >>
DJ/producer Seth Troxler has to be one of the most archetypal characters in contemporary EDM. Born and bred in the Detroit techno scene, schooled by the scene veterans and absorbing all the sounds he could get his hands on at the record shop/DJ hub where he worked as a teen, then cutting his teet ... More >>
Sure, all the big Crosstown Rebels stars were just here for the Rebel Rave tour at Space this past Saturday. A WMC stop, though, with a Crosstown Rebels Get Lost party, is an absolute requirement. (Besides, sounds like some fans, and even DJs, weren't too thrilled about how the night at Space we ... More >>
The PL0T crew kicked off the year with a real bang in January with "The Wolf Lamb Experience" party at Electric Pickle. With no signs of slowing down, they're back at the Pickle on Friday night with another special guest from the W L collective, Israeli-born and Berlin-based DJ/producer Maaya ... More >>
With the cold weather long gone, South Florida came out of hibernation and in full force. Plenty of events keep the area busy with activity as the high season seems to finally be in full swing.Wolf Lamb at Electric PicklePhoto by Nicole CussellNYC label Wolf Lamb took over Electric Pickle Fri ... More >>
2009 was a big year for Wolf Lamb, the NYC-based DJ/production duo and eponymous label responsible for some of the most exciting and imaginative new sounds in electronic dance music. From their growing cult following, centered around the infamous "Marcy Hotel" parties in Brooklyn, to their rece ... More >>
DJ/producer Shaun Reeves is a young Detroit native who made the ubiquitous transition to Berlin ahead of many of his peers, and has since been making waves in the European dance scene. As a producer, he shares the transatlantic sensibilities of Detroit buddies Seth Troxler and Less Curtiss, boast ... More >>