Anyone can get behind a bar and mix a drink. For that matter, anyone can walk into a kitchen and prepare a meal. After all, we've all cooked for ourselves at home, haven't we?But, bartenders, like chefs, have many different levels of expertise. While the person who pops your Budweiser can at a beach ... More >>
Winter Music Conference used to be a whole week of industry insiders schmoozing it up and trading records, but now it's all about the pool parties. And does that really bother anyone? If so, you've probably never actually oiled up for one of these sexy things. So stop being a snob and start strippi ... More >>
America celebrates its 236th birthday this year, and the parallels between our relatively young nation and the popularity spike of electronic dance music are becoming increasingly clear. From our ties to England to first-generation embodiments of the American Dream, this year's Fourth of July part ... More >>
Miami's cocktail culture is still in its fledgling stage, to be sure. While other cities like New York and New Orleans have dozens of bars where master mixologists create artful libations, Miami is still a relative child when it comes to serving thoughtful drinks made with fresh herbs, real fruit ju ... More >>
It took 56 signatures and seemingly endless bloodshed. But on July 4, 1776, 13 American colonies became independent of the British Empire and the United States of America was born. Though electronic dance music was still centuries away on that fateful day, some scholars suggest that the Declaratio ... More >>
Have y'all filed your taxes yet? That Tuesday, April 17 deadline is right around the corner, folks. And unless you're pulling a Mitt Romney and keeping your change in foreign bank accounts, prepare to be fucked by the long dick of the Internal Revenue Service. Our suggestion, file an extension a ... More >>
The air was thick with love (or at least lust) at Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week's pool parties. Apparently, scantily-clad people deep into intoxicating substances tend to attract each other like horny human magnets. Nowhere else on Earth is there such a shit-ton of popular music, ... More >>
Who's straight fiending for some beats? Well, with just 31 hours, 29 minutes, and 55 seconds till it's time for you and 150,000 other furry-booted beat freaks to crash the gates at Ultra Music Festival, you will soon be overdosing on the uhntz-uhntz. In the meantime, though, there's no reason t ... More >>
After spending the past three days getting wasted and shaking ass all over SoBe, uhntz-uhntz-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Tikki Beach, and getting pruney in the Shelborne's pool, you're fucking pooped on partying. And like EDM quirkmeister Riva Starr's mustachioed clubber baby, you're whin ... More >>
It's finally here! Winter Music Conference starts today. And while the big, splashy parties don't really get going until next week, there are still plenty good reasons why you should start your electro rendezvous today.Word to wise, if you are heading to South Beach car pool or cab it, we're hear ... More >>
Ostensibly, Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week provide thousands of very serious electronic dance music fans with an annual opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss the current state of EDM.But c'mon, that's bullshit. The truth: Both WMC and MMW are just excuses for totally out-of-contr ... More >>
You've probably heard Dirty South's remix of Diddy and Skylar Grey's "Coming Home" being dropped by one of the ever-rotating superstar DJs on the Beach. Or maybe you've heard it straight from the man himself, as he frequently makes the rounds of Miami. Either way, the Australian DJ-producer is ... More >>
Once upon a time in America, the British Empire thought they could tell us what to do, and make us pay them for the privilege. Then we kicked their ass in front of everybody, made Britain our royal bitch, and threw a big-ass party to celebrate. Ever since, we have marked the Fourth of July by b ... More >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July. Admittedly, Crossfade is frazzled. And you should be wo ... More >>
Few individuals have had as lasting an impact on electronic dance music as legendary British DJ Pete Tong. An early proponent of house, he has been one of the most highly regarded tastemakers in the world for a quarter-century now. This March, Tong comes to town for his annual Surfcomber po ... More >>
It's 2011 and after working his way up from Detroit's techno underground, Richie Hawtin is a world-class dance music institution. Of course, there are his seminal labels Plus 8 and Minus, his acclaimed Plastikman alter ego, and his hard-earned rep as a game-changing innovator in the arenas of pro ... More >>
What do you call Snoop Dogg on ecstasy? DJ Snoopadelic, apparently.The human body is an amazing biological machine. You can try your best to irreversibly damage its every last cell by subjecting it to a sleepless six-day WMC spree of ass-pounding party music, 36-hour dancing blackouts, and a diet ... More >>
4th of July has become synonymous for many a South Beach club rat with the annual IndepenDANCE Pool and Beach Party at the Surfcomber Hotel. Now on its 6th installment, IndepenDANCE has showcased a variety of local and international DJ favorites in the past, including Space regular Victor Caldero ... More >>
Cedric Gervais, Miami's king of Space, has a lot to live up to at this year's WMC. Last year, his moody, slow-burning jam "Mauri's Dream" scored an "essential tune of the week" nod on Pete Tong's BBC One radio show for almost a month running. With that coronation, the track soon became the big-ro ... 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 >>
Danny TenagliaIndepenDance Pool PartySaturday, July 4, 2009The Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach Better Than: Any other Fourth of July pool party in South Florida. If dance music happens to be your thing, then the place to be this last Saturday was the IndepenDance Pool Party, hosted by Spac ... More >>
There's a tall tale about female lobsters -- one that's supposed to serve as a grim analogy for womankind. As it goes, two things happen when you're boiling a pot of live lobsters. (1) If the pot is full of males, they will scramble to form a ladder with their bodies and help one another escape. (2) ... More >>
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Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.
The 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival is this weekend.
Were down with the Winter Party whatever the weather!
See what its all about at In Fashion 07.
White Party shimmies all weekend long.
Conference flexes its gene pool
Come aboard, Gen Art is expecting you
Our fabulous gay boyfriends have arrived
While the country celebrates, BuzzIn celebrates
Bamby indulges in a family affair
Film, video, graphic, and even cell phone art will be seen on the scene at WMC
March blows into Miami Beach like a lion, so batten down the hatches for a circuit DJ whirlwind
Raindance could very well shine as the event of the summer. Maybe even the event of peace.
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