If any label has best harnessed the international hipster appeal of electronic music and indie rock, it's definitely been Paris's Kitsuné.
Founded in 2002 as both a record and fashion label by Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, Kitsuné seems to have been able to sustain its momentum despite the fi ... More >>
We're almost done with the week, and we're almost done with the first month of 2013. How much have you gotten done so far?
Alright, forget that question. How much have you partied this so far? Not enough, right?
Cool, well, we've got loads of great music coming around the bend this weekend, from ... More >>
That adorable Midtown girl named Ricochet is celebrating her very first birthday.
And Daddy -- business guy and nightlife impresario Alan Roth -- is so proud to see his baby turn 1 year old that he's letting the little lady spend three whole, mostly unsupervised, and certainly wild nights with a n ... More >>
Back in 2008, it was practically impossible to escape the
catchy vocal hook of "Black and Gold," the Grammy-nominated
breakthrough single from Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album.
The consensus among newly converted fans was that the Australian-born singer-songwriter had it. Namely, soul.
It helps ... More >>
Last year, when Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd's House of Balloons dropped within weeks of each other, critics and music fans celebrated the arrival of a fresh movement in R&B. Though the moods of those recordings differed considerably, they were both remarkably self-assured an ... More >>
Photo by Chesterfield JonesTheophilus London at Grand Central.Theophilus London
With Steven A. Clark
Grand Central Miami
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Better Than: The entertainment at Fashion Week parties.
During the last New York City Fashion Week in September, Theophilus London was unavoidable. ... More >>
With Theophilus London
Spotify's Music Loves Art
Ricochet Bar & Lounge
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Better Than: Seeing Nas perform from a distance greater than ten feet.
It was only $14,000. No big deal.
Nas slapped a bit of watercolor and scribbled some washable marker onto an oversize ... More >>
At long last, it's Art Basel weekend: two glorious days when Miami's poor nine-to-fivers finally get to fully experience the art, the parties and the insanity that the rest of us have been soaking up since Wednesday. But that's not the only reason things are about to get even more crowded. The we ... More >>
Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.
A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>
FacebookIt's all about the Benjamins, baby. Whether you're an affluent jet setter or an artistic street kid, Art Basel Miami Beach and the plethora of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, and public instillations attached to the four-day festival offer a little something for everyone. For Crossfade ... More >>
Over the last couple weeks, we here at Crossfade have become total Spotify addicts.
Our habit began last week after learning that the free on-demand music service had teamed up with Midtown's Ricochet Lounge to put together a Basel week concert lineup that's packed with more superstar names than ... More >>
Seven days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that Spotify and Midtown's Ricochet Lounge were putting together a four-day Art Basel Miami Beach concert series, dubbed Music Loves Art, starring Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
At the time, there weren' ... More >>
Nas is all about that Art Basel.Question: If you log onto Spotify and search for "Art Basel Miami Beach," do Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings pop up?
Answer: No, the system just gets cranky, asks the user to check his or her spelling, and suggests tryi ... More >>
When a human being celebrates a birthday, you bring a gift. But when a luxury hotel throws a big-time anniversary blowout, you bring Brooklyn rapper, singer, and all around stylish motherfucker Theophilus London.
Tonight, Mr. London will be kicking out an acapella freestyle version of "Happy B- ... More >>
Photo by Ivon David RojasAn anomaly among nightclubs and lounges in South Beach, Rokbar was a favorite among locals and downtowners who wanted something a bit more authentic than what the area usually afforded. Unfortunately, effective immediately, Rokbar has closed its doors for good."I came onb ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Photo by Daniel De Las CasasBest One-NighterThe Overthrow's Basel CastleThe Castle41 NW 20th St.Miami 33137
By the spring of 2010, parties thrown by local creative collective the Overthrow were already legendary. The now-defunct Black Sundays series at Bella Rose became, possibly, the only weekly party on South Beach to regularly stage faux murders, scoring a few Best of Miami nods from New Times. Its ... More >>
Arty nudes with Theophilus London?Never known for moderation, the Overthrow crew wasn't about to let Art Basel Miami Beach week slip past without plotting some kind of epic descent into nth-level fun and excess.
Hence, Basel Castle, a 12-hour carnival of tuneage, booze, games, freakshows, and ot ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerAterciopelados play Grand Central on Thursday, June 10.Grand Central is on fire ever since it celebrated its official opening. Regular weekly parties on Friday and Saturday nights are bustling (it seems aiming for a lower age restriction of 18 was particularly wise), and a number ... More >>
via the Windish AgencyTheophilus London's This Charming Mixtape, released early last year, was a hit seemingly as soon as the Brooklyn MC hit "upload." There was that clever Smiths-referencing title, of course, which got more than a few click-throughs from people who wouldn't usually be intereste ... More >>
Lex HernandezBrooklyn MC Theophilus London performing at Rokbar Tuesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.Theophilus LondonTuesday, May 19, 2009Rokbar, Miami BeachBetter than: The current wave of hipster-hop.I'll start off by admitting I don't know much about the up-and-coming singer/MC T ... More >>
Ben RowlandTheophilus London: 2009's Kid Cudi?Just when I thought the hipster-hop genre was dead, in comes up-and-coming Brooklyn MC Theophilus London to save the day. London has been on the cusp of breaking it big for that last year or so and has received plenty of accolades from publications likes ... More >>