They say James Brown was the "hardest working man in show business," but German house producer Thomas Gold can probably relate. He's been on the road pretty much constantly throughout 2013. Whenever he's not rocking parties from here to the Grecian islands, Asia, or Tomorrowland, he's snuggled up ... More >>
On his song "hYena," Miami's Nik SB raps: "All my bitches do drugs and I love 'em for that/Especially when she pop two of her sex appeals/Or Ms. Sims' first name for the extra thrills/I know her brother praying that she change/But what he expect when she watched him sell 36 ounces just to put some j ... More >>
California-born, Tijuana-raised Julieta Venegas is a multifaceted singer-songwriter whose sound has clearly matured over the years. And that is especially noticeable on her 2012 release Los Momentos, which she is currently promoting with an extended U.S. tour that makes a Miami stop this week. We h ... More >>
In the whole world of EDM, there might not be a more fun-loving DJ-producer than Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia, AKA Crookers. Like, what kind of mind does it take to make a song called "Ghetto Guetta"? Clearly, Phra has the kind of brain that's always racing to test new waters. Speaking of new water ... More >>
A 56-year-old married Las Vegas man only identified as "H.T." decided to add some spice to his life, so he paid for a membership to SugarDaddyForMe.com and began talking to who he thought was a hot, blonde, 21-year-old Florida co-ed. Instead his online fling was actually with Stephanie Starling, a 2 ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
Puerto Rico is not necessarily known as an electronic dance music hotbed, but the island did spawn one Jonny Cruz, a DJ-producer who has started making waves on the international tech-house scene these last couple years. It helps that Cruz is a card-carrying member of the artist collective behind h ... More >>
Welcome back, Teepee! Last week, at his first Miami show in two years, Crossfade's favorite banana-fueled noisenik totally El Kabonged the crowd at Churchill's Pub, debuting ferocious songs from his second album, due later this year. And this Saturday, you'll have another chance to check out his n ... More >>
See also "The Five Ravers You'll Meet at Identity Fest 2012 in Miami" -- plus Crossfade's interview with Eric Prydz and "ID 2012's Five Most Exciting Artists." Life is a beat-freaking party, bro. So even if you're a half-man, half-unicorn EDM fan who gets stuck all alone at home with zero rave sup ... More >>
Lady Gaga is a monster. Having successfully dominated the social spheres of Facebook and Twitter, Mother Monster has launched an egocentric networking haven all her own. A combination of Pinterest, Reddit, and '90s AOL chat rooms, LittleMonsters.com allows Gaga fans to share their shitty memes, Ga ... More >>
Drop The Lime is the slick-haired, black-clad leader of New York's Trouble & Bass crew, though you might mistake him for a vampire if you saw him on the street. He's been DJing for about a decade. But he's recently hit his stride, creating his own unique sound by incorporating rockabilly and s ... More >>
Christopher P. Gunn has been indicted by federal prosecutors in North Florida for posing as pop star Justin Bieber online and pressuring under-aged girls into sending him graphic videos and pictures. If convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sprung to a surprising lead in the Transport Workers of America's race for the "Worst Governor Ever," but just like he's done in the Republican presidential primary, Texas Gov. Rick (Perry) is hot on Scott's tail. In the real world, this is probably not a distinction e ... More >>
The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year transmitting news (or something like it) to Cuba through Radio y Televisión Martí's studios in Miami with the aim of balancing the government-controlled Cuban press. But there's little indication that the program is effective or that ... More >>
Now that the Seattle Seahawks are unsurprisingly out of the playoff race, newly hired Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator and now former Seahawks QB coach Jedd Fisch will finally get to me Al Golden? Wait, wait, the 'Canes new head coach hired his offensive coordinator without ever actuall ... More >>
public domain image, via Wikimedia CommonsBobby V. The week of Rick Ross' Teflon Don release madness, a whole slew of artists were around town partying or working. One was Bobby V., formerly known as Bobby Valentino until he ran into legal trouble with a British violinist of the same stage n ... More >>
Photo by Justine UngaroLisa Loeb goes camp.For thritysomthings, the pop culture trifecta is Janeane Garofalo for laughs, Winona Ryder for drama, and Lisa Loeb for tunes. All three came together for the 1994 film Reality Bites -- Loeb penning the hit single of the soundtrack, which included tracks ... More >>
From The Great Geek Manual on Flickr.Sex is cool, being a sleaze bag to get it is not.Not all geeks are pudgy, sex-starved dudes who sit at the computer all day. In fact, some are hot. But hot or not, the stereotype of the socially awkward technology nerd is no exaggeration. Boys will be boys. Pu ... More >>
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