Martin Buttrich's #9414 Tour Celebrates 20 Years of Dance Music

Photo by: Dennis Morris

If you're a real house head, you've probably got love for Loco Dice. You're more than likely to have a few Timo Maas records in your collection. And you just may harbor a serious music crush on Martin Buttrich.

Not only is he a decorated electronic producer in his own right, with an illustrious original and remix catalog, boasting a Grammy nomination for his work on Tori Amos' "Don't Make Me Come to Vegas," Buttrich is also the man behind the curtain on a lot of house music's most seminal albums.

Through the years, he's watched as dance music grew from a purely underground phenomenon to highly profitable mainstream trend, and he's currently marking 20 years in the biz with a very special worldwide tour, #9414, featuring cameos from some of the scene's most beloved DJs.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

More »

SBTRKT Announced for Basel 2014 Show by III Points and YoungArts

Masked man and electronic experimentalist SBTRKT

Higher, higher, higher.

As Art Basel Miami Beach week approaches, the enviable aesthetic experiences on offer just pile up, up, up.

And today's thrilling #ABMB announcement... The addition of English electronic DJ, musician, and producer SBTRKT to III Points and YoungArts' already impressive Basel concert lineup.

"We've been trying to book him since 2011," says III Points' David Sinopoli. "But we wanted the live set, not the DJ set. We were dead set on hearing his tracks properly performed, as opposed to hearing him spin."

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

More »

Basel Castle 2014's Lineup: Yung Lean, Future Islands, Mykki Blanco, Six Others

Photo by Ian Witlen/

Crash the palace!

Jump that moat, batter down the door, raid the fuckin' fridge... It's 'bout time for another epic, medieval rager at Basel Castle.

After stomping the grounds of Grand Central Park last year, this annual #ABMB hipster bash is returning to its ancestral home -- the weird old building at 41 NW 20th Street that actually looks like a castle.

And yes, the great Basel gatekeepers at Overthrow and Embrace have begun to reveal the 2014 party plan too.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

More »

Solange Knowles Headlining and Curating Basel Week Music for Select Art Fair 2014

Photo by Elias Tahan
Will there be "Lovers in the Parking Lot" when Solange and Saint Heron Records take over Select Art Fair?

No more playing 'round with your heart, Basel lovers.

The artsiest week of the year is almost upon us. And the latest #ABMB tidbit...

Solange Knowles, AKA Saint Records founder and Beyoncé's sis, will be headlining and curating six nights of Basel week music for Select Art Fair 2014.

Oh, and the best part... It's totally free.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

More »

Fool's Gold Day Off Announces Basel Lineup: Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Eight Others

Fool's Gold crew member Danny Brown is ready to fucking party.

Break out the party favors. And hide your grandmas. 'Cause it's almost time for Fool's Gold Day Off.

Last year, this annual Art Basel Miami Beach week get-down brought out 305 legend Trick Daddy and nearly the entire Fool's Gold crew for thousands of rap fans, hipsters, and arty partiers. And for 2014, label boss A-Trak and his homies have gone big again.

Three and a half months ago, they announced a five-city tour, set to wrap in Miami during Basel week. And now they've revealed the lineup, from A-Trak himself to Danny Brown and DJ Mustard.

Just check the cut for the Fool's Gold Day Off party plan.

See also: Five Signs You Might Be a Shitty DJ

More »

James Blake and FKA Twigs Announced for Basel 2014 Shows by III Points and YoungArts


It's been a mere 13 hours and 30 minutes since the latest edition of III Points, Miami's music, art, and tech fest, wrapped up.

And yet... it's already time to start planning the next arty party. After all, there's just seven weeks and a few days till Basel madness seizes SoBe, Wynwood, the Design District, and every other hip hood in the 305.

Luckily, the III Points crew and the fine folks over at YoungArts aren't about to waste even a minute. Thus, the announcement of an impressive doubleheader during Basel week, starring English acts James Blake and FKA Twigs.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide

More »

Toro y Moi Announces Les Sins Tour, Coming to Miami During Basel Week 2014

Photo by Andrew Paynter
Les Sins, otherwise known as Toro y Moi, born Chazwick Bradley Bundick.

When Toro y Moi came to downtown Miami's Grand Central in December, every hipster in the tri-county area went into fits. The Brooklyn artist played to a sold-out crowd while even more fans were left out in the (metaphorical South Florida) cold.

If you were a member of the unlucky, left-out lot, you may have a chance at redemption, but there is a catch ... Toro y Moi isn't exactly booked for a return, though you can catch mastermind Chaz Bundick's new dance project, Les Sins, on its inaugural tour at Bardot.

See also: Toro y Moi: "Soon, No One Will Ask Me About Chillwave Anymore"

More »

Fool's Gold Day Off 2014's Five-City Festival, Coming to Miami for Basel Week

Fool's Gold label boss A-Trak.

Take a sick day. Or three.

It's time to start planning for another Fool's Gold Day Off -- that annual, often out-of-control, traveling rager thrown by world-champion DJ, party pro, and label boss A-Trak.

For 2014, the Day Off tour is set to trek from Brooklyn to Toronto, Los Angeles, and Atlanta before hitting the 305 during Art Basel Miami Beach week.

As the Fool's Gold barhead mascot might say: "Holla, if y'all feel shiny."

See also: Fool's Gold Day Off 2014 Announces Basel Lineup: Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Eight Others

More »

Richie Hawtin on New Album: "Deeper I Go Into Myself, the More Plastikman It Becomes"

Photo by Ian Witlen

Basel 2013 saw Miami flooded with out-of-town artists, critics, collectors, celebrities, and all manner of high-brow, well-to-doers looking for the best culturally themed parties around. Thankfully for minimal house fans, Richie Hawtin is a big art freak.

Hawtin, AKA Plastikman and the head of Minus Records, made sure to take some time out of his schedule to catch the great galleries and see the sights, but he also made sure to give back to fans. He performed at Story on Friday night, but only after giving his most dedicated fanbase a secret pop-up show in the Mana Wynwood parking lot.

It's a new thing that he's been up to with Red Bull, and we here at Crossfade caught up with him just after the two-hour performance to discuss art, educating the masses, and a new Plastikman album.

See also: DJ Sprinkles' Strategy: "Make It the Audience's Burden to Work It on the Dance Floor"

More »

Eight Things Miami Hates About Art Basel

Photo by Laurie Charles
Parties, colorful characters, and art everywhere: what's not to love about Basel? A lot of things, actually.

It was Art Basel Miami Beach weekend and Uncle Luke was set to host last week's edition of Peachfuzz at The Garret, one of many Basel-themed bashes that went down this weekend.

And even though it was the reason for bringing Luke to one of Miami's best hipster clubs (and many other world-class artists, celebrities, and parties to the 305 this past week), there are just some things about the art fest that drive us locals off the wall.

As the crowd drank up Stella Artois, puffed thick clouds of smoke into the air, and dropped their asses to the floor to DJ Fashen and DZA's mash-up of old-school hip-hop tunes, the party people at The Garret revealed what makes them cringe during ABMB.

Here are eight things the Magic City hates about Basel.

See also: The Ten People You Meet at Art Basel Miami Beach

More »

Now Trending