As the year 2000 loomed and the entire world panicked under threat of complete computer apocalypse, i.e. the bug called Y2k, Grant Howl and the Under One Beat crew gathered a gang of friends and threw a party to appease the digital gods.
This was the unofficial birth of the Trinumeral Festival, a yearly celebration of that date when "the day, month, and year align in an auspicious numeric sameness." Now in little more than 24 hours, the decennial edition will be slamming Miami all weekend in honor of 10/10/10.
By phone, Crossfade discussed weird noise and numerology with Trinumeral organizer Grant Howl. We needed to understand the phenomenon.