Electronic dance music has conquered Miami. And America. And the world.
For more than three decades, it had remained a mostly underground phenomenon, epitomized by illegal raves held beneath highway overpasses in the UK or after-hours parties thrown in downtown Detroit's abandoned warehouses. But o ... More >>
Type Mz Poppinz into Google and the top result will be a YouTube clip entitled "sexiest violin player in the world!"
And though that may be true, it shortchanges the Pittsburgh native (born Melissa Palichat), who's bringing her unique combination of talents to Mynt Lounge tonight.
"I imagine myse ... More >>
If you were donning baggy fluorescent pants and twirling glowsticks during the so-called "nu-rave" boom of the mid-noughties, then you may know Devonté Hynes as one-third of the group Test Icicles.
And if you're a hipster indie rock nerd, you might know him as Lightspeed Champion, the "49th cooles ... More >>
For EDM fans, there are only a handful of live experiences worth hundreds of dollars. And while we wait patiently for Daft Punk to announce a new tour, the Chemical Brothers reign supreme as old-school dance masters we just gotta see.
Luckily, Miamians are about to get the chance to knock this ... More >>
Halfway through the Chemical Brothers' Ultra-closing set Sunday night, when a skyscraper-size screen repeatedly flashed the words "Don't Think," complying was a given. The British duo's live performance was an all-encompassing sensory experience so powerful in its force, any thought was quickly c ... More >>
Trip to Ultra and rip your hair out with Rusko.Let's be prepared, beat freaks. There is absolutely no reason to wait till we're trapped at the bottom of a 1000-foot k-hole to start planning our Ultra Music Festival itinerary. So before digging out our dosage, stripping down to our rubber unde ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAfter 13 years, Ultra Music Festival has managed to push aside the week that helped create it. Ballsy as the move may have been, we all knew Ultra had long overshadowed Winter Music Conference. With the conference's attendance at just 3,763 last year, the festival managed to se ... More >>
Photo by Alex VanderkooyYoung CirclesFirst, they were Stonefox, a three-piece kicking ass around South Florida with an amped-up brand of swamp rock that was precociously sharp for these parts.
Then they added a fourth member, kind of broke up, and regrouped again as a three-piece called Blond ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIf you don't have tickets for Ultra, you aren't going to be able to catch Deadmau5.That's it, folks. According to Ultra Music Festival's site, tickets to this year's event are gone with 34 days left until the festival. Will more be made available? We're not sure, but we're work ... More >>
Early this morning, Ultra Music Festival organizers announced Phase Two of its lineup. Added to the 2011 bill are Duran Duran, Underworld, Kaskade, will.i.am, Erick Morillo (Live), Sasha (Vortek Live), Fedde Le Grand, Avicii, and The Disco Biscuits.Also confirmed is our previous announcement that ... More >>
MobyIt's been a while since the Phase One acts for Ultra Music Festival 2011 were announced. So, what's taking so long?
Well, the wait will soon be over, as our sources tell us to expect something next week. We aren't entirely sure who will be on the Phase Two lineup since Ultra's organizers se ... More >>
Simian Mobile DiscoUltra Music Festival revealed its Phase One lineup announcement early this morning via Facebook. The lineup really shows an ambitious mix of live indie-dance bands, usual crop of house DJs, and more experimental electronic musicians. Really, it's one of the best lineups for the ... More >>
Carl CoxLabel this as the least surprising booking for Ultra Music Festival 2011, but our sources have confirmed Carl Cox will be returning for the next edition of the annual event. His return will mark the seventh installment of the Carl Cox & Friends Arena at the festival.Festival Outlook a ... More >>
Photo by Hamish BrownThe Chemical BrothersIf the news of Rökysopp or Crystal Castles didn't get you excited about this year's three-day Ultra Music Festival, the news of UK big beat legends, the Chemical Brothers, being added to the lineup will. An inside source at the festival confirmed that th ... More >>
Today is the day Italian electro outfit, the Bloody Beetroots, kick off the North American leg of its Death Crew 77 tour. Unfortunately, tonight's show at Mansion won't be a live performance, just a DJ set warmup. However, Bob Rifo and Tommy Tea were arguably DJs before this whole live show ... More >>
The Electric Zoo festival, which launched just last year, is New York City's somewhat latecoming answer to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival and Miami's own Ultra -- better late than never, right? 2009's successful inaugural event at Randall's Island Park in Manhattan summoned over 26, ... More >>
Photo by Luciana Val & Franco MussoAirWhen Air's Moon Safari came out in 1998, I was 15 years old and still in my teenage ska/punk phase. But here was an album with lush electronic soundscapes and minimal beats that really spoke to me. Air is responsible for introducing me to electronic music ... More >>
After missing Ultra this year, big beat electronica pioneers The Crystal Method will be playing Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale May 14. Along with The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy, The Crystal Method helped bring breakbeats out of basements and shady clubs, and into mainstream dance floors a ... More >>
Chromeo, Crookers, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold star because it's getting ridiculous. It almost seems like Heathrow is quickly becoming the Studio A replacement we hoped for -- except it's ill equipped to handle any kind of li ... More >>