Chromeo's Dave 1 Talks White Women and Following the "Kanye School" of Music

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David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel of Chromeo.

David Macklovitch is almost naked during our interview. Unfortunately, it's over the phone.

"Yeah, I'm walking around in my underpants, trying to figure out what jeans I'm going to wear," says the 36-year-old musician, also known as Dave 1, who makes up half of the band Chromeo. "I'm pacing around. I've got my socks on, my underpants on, and I'm like half groomed and half not."

He's on his way to the studio and he'd probably be listening to Chief Keef or Nicki Minaj's "Truffle Butter" if we weren't talking right now. "I listen to the same shit as everybody else," he says. "I also drink water and sleep."

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The Record Man Documentary: "Henry Stone's Story Is the Story of Miami Music History"

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Henry Stone was "The Record Man."

From 1948 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a wad of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl.

Whether forming a label with James Brown or racking up as many back to back number-one Billboard pop hits as the Beatles, he made his mark on global culture.

The new documentary about his life and work is called The Record Man, and its world premiere will occur at Miami International Film Festival 2015. Here's what director Mark Moormann had to say about making movies, recording history, and the legacy of Henry Stone.

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Eskeerdo on Miami Heat Using "For the City," Working With Kanye West, and Hialeah

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Eskeerdo, chowing down at Morro Castle in Hialeah.

It's a Saturday afternoon, and Alexander Izquierdo is smoking the last of his cigarettes outside of DJ Infamous' studio in North Miami. He's recovering from a night (and morning) of South Beach clubbing for a friend's bachelor party. It'll continue, but not until this stopgap of an interview has been completed.

Known now as Eskeerdo, the Hialeah rapper, responsible for writing credits on Kanye West's "Clique," Meek Mill's "Burn," and Rihanna's "No Love Allowed," is prepping his latest solo effort, Eskeerdo, a follow-up to last year's DJ Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, 31 Days, that will serve as a reintroduction to this artist who once went by the name Xplicit. And what better way to reintroduce yourself to the world than having your latest single, "For the City," be used in the Miami Heat's "Heat Nation" short film?

But before Eskeerdo rides off into a night of unthinkable antics, he spoke with New Times about writing for others, his relationship with Derick G., and, of course, Hialeah.

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Win Free Tickets for Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, and Mayday at Grand Central Miami

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Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone... The Bone Brothers are back.

"Wake up, wake up, wake up."

Well, it's not quite the "1st of tha Month." But Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony still insist y'all "get up, get up, get up, so win free tickets and get up."

Tomorrow night, Layzie, Bizzy, and Miami's own ¬°Mayday! are gonna be creepin' to Grand Central. And the homies are giving away tix. It's real easy to collect. Just check the cut for contest instructions.

As Bizzy once said: "I gotta win free tickets, playa, playa, holla, holla."

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Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin on Dirtybird Records' Ten "Booty-Shaking" Years

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The Dirtybirds: Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin.

A full decade after Dirtybird's very first record, it's easy to forget how drab and somber electronic dance music culture was during the 2000s.

Cold, soulless minimal techno served by po-faced DJs was still the order of the day for a scene that took itself way too seriously and had seemingly forgotten that dance music is supposed to be, well, fun.

But since 2005, San Francisco DJ-producers and Dirtybird masterminds Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin have been here to inject some much-needed levity and party mojo into the scene with their own fun-loving, self-styled brand of electronic sleaze.

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13 Million Voices Filmmakers Talk Cuba, Juanes' Peace Without Borders, Being Spied On

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A still from the new documentary 13 Million Voices.

There are 11 million Cubans in Cuba, and two million in the United States. That makes 13 Million Voices, and they will be heard around the world when the new Miami documentary by the same name debuts at Miami International Film Festival 2015.

The film follows a group of young Miami natives and their Cuban counterparts on a decade-long journey that climaxed with the Peace Without Borders concert in Revolution Square that starred Latin music superstar Juanes.

Sister-and-brother director/producer team, Janelle Gueits and Chris Gueits, took time before the documentary's sold-out world premiere at MIFF to explain why they made the movie, the project's biggest challenges, and what it's like to be spied on.

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Eats Everything Talks Edible: "Expanding My Dance Music Horizons"

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Eats Everything, AKA Daniel Pearce.

It's been one hell of a meteoric rise for Eats Everything, AKA Daniel Pearce, since 2011's explosive "Entrance Song" catapulted the UK DJ-producer to the top of the international charts, landing him DJ Mag's prestigious annual Best Breakthrough Producer award.

Hardly a flash in the pan, Pearce has continued going from strength to strength since his auspicious debut with piping hot releases on esteemed house labels like Dirtybird, Pets, and Hypercolour. He's even expanding his singular creative vision with Edible, a multi-faceted brand concept, part label, part international party series, and all-around artistic forum.

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Electric Pickle's Sixth Anniversary Was "Like a Dream Come True"

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Ain't no party like a Pickle party.

There's a saying: If your venue survives a year in Miami, it's a miracle.

The Electric Pickle has survived six. This party destination named the eighth best dance club in America by Rolling Stone has been home to some of Miami's best underground parties throughout the years.

"It's like a dream come true, we'd never thought it'd get this big," owner Will Renuart says. "It's like you have to pinch yourself to make sure it's actually real."

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RL Grime's Void Tour Dropped Dark Bass on the Fillmore Miami Beach

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RL Grime, AKA Henry Steinway, dropping that dark dance tuneage.

Over the weekend, RL Grime brought his Void tour to the 305 for a sold-out show at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

An all-ages affair, the crowd skewed so young that the college students in attendance were dignified elders by comparison.

Despite their youth, the revelers dressed impeccably in proper EDM attire: headbands, booty shorts, and tank tops, accented with clashing neon patterns of weed leaves and palm trees. But the smartest accessory of the night was a water bottle.

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FDR at Delano South Beach Celebrates Three Years With Migos, OG Maco, and YesJulz

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YesJulz is the queen of FDR Mondays at the Delano South Beach, and they're both celebrating birthdays tonight, March 2.

If we told you the place to be tonight is a three year old's birthday party, would you believe us?

There won't be any balloon animals or clown magicians. Instead, be regaled by special performances from Migos and OG Maco. Eat your fill of pipin' hot chicken and biscuits from famed southern chef Amaris Jones. Maybe even rub elbows with some Miami Heat players.

What kind of three year old is this? It's FDR at the Delano South Beach. And it just happens to be self-described "director of vibes" YesJulz' birthday too. So the turn up will be extra extreme.

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