Tanner Ross

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Slow Hands on the "Constant Journey to Find Something New in Ourselves Musically"

    Pitch down dance music's tempo from the manic 140 beats per minute favored by candy ravers -- pitch it way down -- and you begin to approximate the languid, sensual, baby-making rhythms of Slow Hands, AKA Ryan Cavanagh. Of course these days, tempo is less a concern for Slow Hands than the musician' ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Basel 2013: Thursday Party Guide

    Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Art Basel 2013: Six Best Dance Parties

    Ladies and gents, Basel madness has finally begun ... By day, that means four days of cultural enrichment and artistic appreciation at Art Basel Miami Beach and CONTEXT. By night, though, it's all about sweaty partying in the club with celebrities, Europeans, champagne whores, even Uncle Luke. J ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Party Guide

    Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Wolf Lamb's Five Essential Crew Love Jams

    When Brooklyn DJ-production duo Wolf Lamb launched their eponymous label in the late noughties, bringing like-minded artists such as Soul Clap, No Regular Play and Nicolas Jaar into the fold, they planted the seed of what would eventually blossom into the Crew Love collective. The Crew now inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Nick Monaco on His Slap & Tickle Show: "Sexual Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"

    Back in 2012, we here at Crossfade had a chat with international boogie meisters Soul Clap about their newly launched eponymous label and some of the artists they handpicked to represent their "artsy, cool, and funky" vision for the catalog. Among them was San Francisco DJ-production wunderkind Nick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    WMC 2012: PillowTalk on Breakthrough Success and Destroying All Genres

    San Francisco's Samuel Doylestien, Ryan Williams, and Michael Tello are all accomplished DJ-producers. But as PillowTalk, they've been making even bigger waves. This year alone has seen the threesome signed to some of the most hotly tipped labels in the international house and techno scene: Visionq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Soul Clap on Working in Miami: "We Saw the Musical Power of this Climate, We Were Sold"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Miami's Six Best New Year's 2012 Electronic Dance Music Parties

    ​It's been a phenomenal year for underground electronic dance music in Miami. If 2010 was the year that we put training wheels on our EDM bike, then we were riding that sucker with no hands in 2011. There was a non-stop barrage of world-class bookings. And none of it would have been possible wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2012: Miami's Guide to Partying Too Hard and Drinking Too Much

    Photo by JipsySeize New Year's Eve!​Wanna know the truth about New Year's Eve? Well, it ain't the kickoff to a fresh, 365-day fiesta full of fun and promise. Quite the opposite -- this end-of-year holiday is your absolute last chance to overspend and overindulge before suppressing your natural ur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Deniz Kurtel on Her LED Installation at Get Lost Art Basel This Sunday

    ​With all the world-class concerts and dance parties complementing the art fair and gallery action, Art Basel Miami Beach is becoming the perfect marriage of art and music. And none of the myriad international luminaries visiting Miami this week embody that more than Deniz Kurtel. She might be be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Soul Clap Talks Leaving Beantown, Miami's Food Truck Roundup, and the Power of EFUNK

    ​A Soul Clap is a clap made on the eighth note of a beat. The Boston-bred duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine bring their soulful disco, funk, and hip-hop influenced house all over the world to footloose crowds hungry for a good time. They've been making beats together since they were teen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Soul Clap Talks Crate-Digging, Baby-Making, and E-Funk

    Soul Clap: hungry for the vinyl​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Miami's Five Best Electronic Dance Music DJ Crews of 2010

    ​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 >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Seattle Deep House Sensation Pezzner Recounts His Breakthrough Year

    ​It's been a sensational year for Seattle-based DJ-producer Dave Pezzner, who despite almost two decades of experience under his belt was virtually unknown by the international EDM community until very recently. For over fifteen years, he banged out quirky glitch-house and breaks as production d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Q&A with Doc Martin, Playing Electric Pickle on Friday

    ​"In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And Jack boldly declared, 'Let there be house,' and house music was born." So goes the Genesis-like mythos of house music, as expounded by the legendary Chuck Roberts.Esteemed DJ/producer ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    WMC Preview: A Few Underground Parties

    Every year, without exception, WMC showcases the biggest commercial names in electronic dance music at Miami's myriad world-class nightclubs and posh beachside hotels. With all the hype going to the top dogs, it's easy to overlook some of the smaller gems on the Conference's highly-anticipated itine ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 24-29.