Last year, we here at Crossfade had a chat with Crosstown Rebels kingpin Damian Lazarus about the underground musical ethos behind his label and global party brand.
"As our artists grow from strength to strength on a global scale, our sound becomes more popular," he told us. "But this was always the goal -- to achieve the maximum amount of exposure for our music and our artists from all lovers of more leftfield, non-commercial electronic music.
"It means that we can build on this growing fan base and take people in completely fresh, unknown musical territories from here without the next levels seeming to be too alien to people."
This mission statement is certainly true for Get Lost, an annual party that local and international revelers alike have come to consider an essential touchstone for quality cutting-edge house and techno during WMC.
And ever since Wynwood underground dance music mecca Electric Pickle began hosting the party four years ago, Get Lost has also offered a more intimate, free-spirited alternative to the overcrowded and commercially driven South Beach hotel parties.
This year's eighth installment of Get Lost Miami also marks the tenth anniversary celebration of the Crosstown Rebels label. And with a sizable lineup of world-class DJs -- decidedly bigger than past years -- it's poised to be the most memorable one yet.
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A combination of the label's most recent breakthrough acts, like Fur Coat and Infinity Ink will be joined by veteran house and techno heavyweights like DJ Sneak and Carl Craig, along with esteemed international tastemakers like Cassy and Craig Richards. But this year's Get Lost lineup will also see some interesting new additions from the UK bass music persuasion, like Skream and Roska.
Crosstown Rebels' Get Lost Miami 2013 Lineup
-Guti & Fosky
-Just Be (Bushwacka)
Crosstown Rebels Present Get Lost Miami 2013. Saturday, March 23. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Early morning to midnight. Tickets cost $60 plus fees via residentadvisor.net. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.