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Seven Years of Safe Miami: "Leading People Who Trust Us Into the Unknown"

Miami's underground dance music scene owes many hard-working local promotions visionaries, many of which have come and gone. But one crew that has stood the test of time, while standing out for its bold, forward-thinking musical programming, is SAFE.

Since launching in 2006, these trailblazing tastemakers have introduced Miami to many of electronic dance music's great iconoclastic luminaries, including DJ Sprinkles, Optimo, Ben UFO, Martyn, and Joy Orbison. Put simply, SAFE parties are more than mere dance floor hedonism -- they offer a musical education.

Ahead of the crew's seventh anniversary celebration at Electric Pickle with DJ Sprinkles on Friday, Crossfade caught up with SAFE's Diego Martinelli to chat about SAFE's evolution and seven essential records.

See also: Safe's Diego Martinelli on the State of Dance Music: "This EDM Thing, It's Atrocious"

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Sean Levisman