Check out today's top WMC and MMW parties -- plus Crossfade's fifteen best parties. Honestly, if you're gonna survive 96 hours of Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival, then your emergency EDM supply kit will need to include a gas mask, goggles, a bikini and/or bana ... More >>
Maybe you're planning to spend the entire weekend performing glowstick tricks at Ultra Music Festival. Or enjoying the lavish amenities at Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Hotel. Or bleep-bloop-ing around Biscayne Bay aboard the Biscayne Lady. But if not, you need a beat-freaking plan. In total ... More >>
During WMC 2010, White Room (currently Eve) was the unofficial DJ VIP room. Except, it wasn't really VIP. DJ and fans easily hung out side by side. It was the only place were the average partygoer could find him or herself talking with some of the best EDM and DJ acts. It's where we talked Annie ... More >>
Before Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week became a spring breaker's paradise, it was all about discovering new music and artists. When did we all lose sight of that? Well, if you look close enough, you'll still find there are acts worth discovering. Just let us introduce you to Tensnak ... More >>
Check out Ultra Music Festival 2012's Phase 1 lineup. There are only five weeks left till epic levels of uhntz-uhntz turn Downtown Miami into a 150,000-person public orgy! Back in December, Ultra Music Festival announced its initial 92-act roster. And just 14 days later, the fest "completely s ... More >>
Photo by Lex HernandezFor year-round residents of Miami, the difference between yuletide in December and Christmas in July is really just a matter of degrees. Say 76°F versus 86°F. Wintertime is the eating season and Summertime is the mating season. The former means jeans and an ironic t-shirt ... More >>
Ashley Jones, known as Treasure Fingers, is a man, not a lady. Like the Ashley in Gone With The Wind, Jones is also from Atlanta. But unlike the guy in the book with Scarlett O'Hara, he's a highly coveted disco house DJ and producer who spends much of his life on the road. He was once part of th ... More >>
Photo by Charis KirchheimerGo party with Tamara Sky and the Overthrow crew at a strip club.You were lazy. You were broke. You were stupid. And now you're standing ticketless and bereft outside Bicentennial Park, peering enviously at all those beaded, drooling pookie heads as they bask in the Day ... More >>
Treasure Fingers and Smirnoff on a Thursday night!More free parties, y'all! This time it's Smirnoff who will bring its intoxicating fun to Grand Central this Thursday during its People's Challenge event. The event, with open bar from 9 a.m. to midnight, is challenging you to make your own decisio ... More >>
Photo by Magnus MagnussonMiike Snow Two-thirds of Miike Snow is responsible for producing some of the biggest pop hits of the last decade. Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant, are responsible for giving mega-hits to Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Jordin Spa ... More >>
Hollywood HoltWe promise we'll stop writing about Grand Central when their bookings start to suck -- which doesn't seem to be happening any time soon. This weekend the downtown venue is packing another wallop of dance music.Friday, Green Velvet, AKA Cajmere, will be returning to Miami hopefully b ... More >>
Paul Morris started the booking agency AM Only in 1995, while he was a student at the University of Florida. It was a fortuitous time, right when dance music was about to break big into this country's consciousness. As electronic sounds shifted through the rave scene and beyond, AM Only continued ... More >>
A-Trak and Armand Van Helden are Duck Sauce.Every Winter Music Conference, one the best parties is the Fool's Gold showcase. It rarely disappoints and the lineup tends to change at the last minute as special guests arrive to take over the decks.This year lineup, which is taking over the soon-to-b ... More >>
Another year in the books. It is just us or did 2009 seemed to rush by like it was in overdrive? Still, 2009 was another stellar year for clubland, music and all. The economic recession didn't prove to be the wet blanket many had predicted it would be. The nightclubs are still here and people are st ... More >>
Above all else, Candyland deserves an award for being South Florida's longest-running annual electronic music festival. Yeah, uh, "festival" - that's what they're called now, to avoid that pesky "rave" word. Make no mistake, though. In its late-'90s heyday, Candyland was indeed one of the highest ... More >>
The Masking Tape Film Festival. The Lifeguard Stand Film Festival. The Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Film Festival. Until these are formed, the Bicycle Film Festival is the weirdest and coolest niche film festival the world has yet invented.Started nine years ago by Brendt Barbur, a New York City resid ... More >>
In the ongoing spirit of philanthropy that seems to have taken over Miami's dance music scene (with recent charitable events like "The Vagabond for a Cause" with John Digweed and "Dance for a Cause" featuring Chris Fortier at Electric Pickle) Technique Miami presents "Get Funk'd Up" at Soho Studi ... More >>
Next Wednesday, LIV is hosting the 10,000-LB Hamburger Tour featuring A-Trak, Rye Rye and Treasure Fingers. But before everyone shakes it to the ground at Dirty Hairy, we've been told that Rye Rye will be making an appearance at Just Add Water Sunday at Blade at the Fontainebleau. The party is free, ... More >>
photo by Ian MeyerSo you wanna be a hotshot DJ with your own hip record label? It's not as easy as you might think. But it can be done. And if you're Nick Catchdubs of Fool's Gold, it can be dynamite! New Times caught up with the ever-explosive head-spinner on the eve of another Winter Music Confere ... More >>
A-Trak, Catchdubs, and downtown hotties. Need we say more?
Few local DJs in any genre have such a scarily deep and broad knowledge of music as Alex Caso. Able to wax poetic on and dig deep into any genre from psychedelic garage nuggets, to Jamaican rocksteady, to robotic electro, Caso's consequently spun everywhere from straight-up raves to hipster hotspots ... More >>
Photo by Logan FazioCandyland 13Soho Studios, MiamiSaturday, December 27, 2008Better Than: I expected.The Review:Culture and other similar promotions groups, in an effort to shrug off the nasty mainstream perceptions of the Nineties dance scene, like to call their large-scale events music festivals. ... More >>
As the name of this event, and the fact that it's followed by a numeral, might suggest, the epic December party Candyland started out in the golden age of the Florida rave scene. In the Nineties, it was a guaranteed good-time on the party calendar, one of several large-scale annual events that inclu ... More >>
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