Up until a few months ago, Miami felt empty.
The shortage of Afro-Caribbean rhythms in a city built by Afro-Caribbean immigrants was downright shameful. We had become the Big Mango tree without roots.
But then Tumbao happened, and Afro-Caribbean beats found a permanent home at the intersection o ... More >>
The cool sea breeze whipped through the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday night as Afro-Latin rhythms bounced off the circular wall of the oceanside, outdoor venue.
Colombia's Quantic Sound System and NYC's Pedrito Martinez Group rang in the Heineken Transatlantic Festival's 10th anniversary with c ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011.
After tirelessly toiling away for nearly two decades, Venezuelan-born DJ, producer, and all-around contributor to Lat ... More >>
Can we all just agree to dub this the year of Mr. Pauer?
His career, years in the making, has all led to this point. And because when it rains, it pours, he's been reaping the fruits of his labors, notching one milestone after another throughout 2011. It started with the release of his debut al ... More >>
You know Toto Gonzalez (AKA Mr. Pauer) from around town. He's not so much a local music act as an institution.
A DJ, producer, party promoter and founder of Latin music and lifestyle website Fabrika, Mr. Pauer has played a big role in helping to bridge the gap between our city's cultural sensib ... More >>
July draws near, and with it, one of the biggest events for Latin music in the US. LAMC, or the Latin Alternative Music Conference, is an annual industry powow featuring events of all sorts -- panels, cocktails, and of course, a whole shitload of live shows by some of the badest Latin acts in the ... More >>
Maybe you know him as Mr. Pauer. Or maybe you know him as Toto Gonzalez. But you definitely know him for getting parties started all over town.
For years, Toto has been doing way more than his fair share for Miami's lovers of Latino and international culture. And now you'll now him as the produc ... More >>