If you've hit up the downtown/Wynwood nightlife scene, you most likely are familiar with LA DJ duo Classixx, even if you aren't aware of it. They are partly responsible for turning tracks into dancefloor gold through the art of remixing, including Phoenix's "Lisztomania" and the Ting Tings' "Shut ... More >>
Bringing the world to South Beach and beyond.
On any given Thursday evening at the Palms Hotel on South Beach, you'll find an intimate confab of hipsters swaying to a decidedly worldly beat. The party's called Sip and Spa, and, as the name implies, it's as heavy on the cocktails as it is on the massage. Actually, there may be even more imbibing ... More >>
Kicking the model beat on Lincoln Road.
Yes, I'm not going to be very popular by saying this, but Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival sucked. Perhaps it was the nerve of organizers scheduling Santigold for a 5 p.m. performance slot (WTF?), or Bloc Party canceling, or perhaps LMFAO taking the stage during the Black Eyed Peas performance to cemen ... More >>
John HoodThe Ting Tings at Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival.Ultra Music Festival: Santigold, The Ting TingsFriday, March 27, 2009Bicentennial Park, MiamiBetter Than: The best pop you've never heard.Hard to say the best way to tell when I'm most thrilled by a band. Is it when I'm so giddy with excitemen ... More >>
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Must-see acts on the two-day fest's lineup.
Since their inception two years ago, the Ting Tings have enjoyed unbridled success, laying siege to charts and hearts in both the UK and the United States. So much so, that even a reporter could become nervous when speaking for the first time to one half of the British outfit, drummer/vocalist/produ ... More >>
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This DJ's got that golden touch.
So in addition to yesterday's news of the unexplainable choice of booking the Black Eyed Peas for next month's Ultra Music Festival, the final phase of the lineup has been announced. Notable additions include Rinton, Rye Rye, Surkin, Para One and Shiny Toy Guns to Day 1, and MSTRKRFT, BT Laptop Symp ... More >>
There are some things in this world better left unexplained, but this is definitely not one of them. It's been confirmed that the Black Eyed Peas (yes, the very same ones that created the weapon of mass destruction called "My Humps") are set to perform at Ultra Music Festival next month. The Peas jo ... More >>
Pangaea's resident structuralist.
Like the architecture degree he keeps sequestered, and the dizzying heights implied by his name, DJ Vertigo structures some truly classic nights on the town. Sure, the head spinner's using sound, rather than steel and concrete, to create what he envisions. But that doesn't make the edifices any less ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival released the second phase of its lineup, and while the biggest names in the list offer no big surprises, a number of other, smaller acts added to the bill demonstrate more of the festival's forward-thinking approach this year. So here are the titans who will play (again): Paul V ... More >>
Back in my days over at Miami Nights, I liked to close out the year by looking back at all the music I discovered where I spend most of my time -- in nightclubs. It's always interesting to see what makes it big the following year, because downtown club in particular tend to be ahead of the curve. So ... More >>
Hah! Ultra is sounding better and better! Looks like the organizers have also flip-flopped their booking M.O. this year. Since the festival's expansion into a two-day affair, things have generally gone more experimental the first night, with the classic dance music titans taking over the second day ... More >>
Billboard unveiled this morning the very first phase of the lineup for the 2009 Ultra Music Festival, and it's actually time to get excited. As the festival has expanded in size, its organizers have made laudable stabs at taking the lineup into the new dance-music frontiers of the 21st century. Yes, ... More >>
Calvin Harris didn't create disco, but he sure is giving it a new swing.