Miami's Life in Color Presents "World's Largest Halftime Show" at Champions Cup Final

Categories: Music Festivals

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Photo by George Martinez

Party on the pitch, people.

Miami's Life in Color -- the homegrown EDM production company formerly known as Dayglow -- went from epic college rager to "World's Largest Paint Party" after being acquired by entertainment mogul Robert F. X. Sillerman in 2012.

And now LIC is set to present the "World's Largest Halftime Show" at the Guinness International Champions Cup Final soccer match in Miami.

See also: Life in Color Festival on "Growing From the Bottom Up"

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III Points Festival 2014 Lineup Additions: RJD2, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, Ten Others

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Photo by Dan McMahon
Rush for Wynwood like RJD2.

Three months till III Points.

For the second straight year, Wynwood's homegrown music, art, and technology festival will flood its native hood with stellar bands and solo acts, street artists and performance types, tech startups and hacktivists.

Obviously, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped for the tuneage. So it's awesome news that the fest has just added RJD2, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, and another ten acts to a musical roster that already boasts Lykke Li, Flying Lotus, and 66 others.

Check the cut for III Points' full second announcement lineup.

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Afro Roots 2014: "Representing African Culture" and Its Offshoots "From Latin Funk to Hip-Hop"

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The Resolvers big-band reggae sound is awesome.

Without Africa, there'd be no Miami bass.

There'd be no rock 'n' roll or hip-hop or jazz or salsa. No Hendrix, Nas, Byrd, or Machito.

In fact, almost every modern music genre can be traced back to that great continent across the Atlantic. And that's why, 16 years ago, Jose Elias threw the first Afro Roots World Music Festival. And that's why, today, it's stronger than ever.

See also: Miami's 16 Best Latin Rock Bands of All Time

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Raheem DeVaughn on R&B in 2014: "It's Up to Us to Keep It Alive and Fresh"

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When Raheem Devaughn sings, panties get wet.

That's probably why he's been featured on songs by everyone from Ghostface Killah to The Roots.

The Grammy-nominated artist has also cracked the pop charts with his own albums and singles, including "Guess Who Loves You More," "Woman," and "Customer." He's an R&B vocalist in the great tradition of Sam Cooke, and he's coming to the Overtown Music & Arts Festival to perform for the community for free. Here's what he had to say about business, pleasure, and giving back.

See also: Overtown Music & Arts Festival: "This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho"

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

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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: Review & Photos: Fool's Gold Day Off With Trick Daddy, A-Trak, and Danny Brown

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival: "This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho"

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Meet Keke Wyatt at the Overtown fest.

Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope.

But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance, and so-called "L.A. race music," but Miami has largely been left out of that national conversation.

Thankfully, the Overtown Music & Arts Festival will pay homage to that rich, too-often untold legacy.

See also: Raheem DeVaughn on R&B in 2014: "It's Up to Us to Keep It Alive and Fresh"

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Audio Junkie's Independence Bash 2014 Lineup and Set Times

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The Jellyfish Brothers wearing the face of America's spirit animal in honor of Independence Day.

Hark! What's up with that ear-shredding distortion and the scream of a thousand bald eagles?

It's America's birthday. And though sexy, expensive pool parties are a thing that could be done in Miami on this glorious Fourth of July ...

Well, we here at Crossfade would also suggest Audio Junkie's third annual Independence Bash, AKA three whole days of "fun and barbecue and good music" for free.

From the Jellyfish Brothers to Rat Bastard, Holly Hunt, 60 other bands, and a dozen vendors ... Just check the cut for the full lineup and set times.

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Audio Junkie's Independence Bash: "Fun and Barbecue and Good Music"

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Photo by Jesse Meadows/Courtesy of Audio Junkie

The Audio Junkie concept is simple: "a journal that captures a culture immersed and obsessed with audio."

But it's also complex enough to keep the project's masterminds, Greg and Eddy Alvarez, talking at the same time.

And when not finishing one another's statements, they tap into nearly identical sentiments, like twins.

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Electric Daisy Carnival 2014's 20 Most Beautiful People

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Photo by Christopher Victorio

You thought only homely people went to Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend? Think again! This year, per usual, the bold and the beautiful made their way to Las Vegas for parties that lasted all night long.

Here are the concertgoers whom we found particularly enchanting.

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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2014's Best and Worst Moments

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What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends?

After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the size and scope of America's largest electronic dance music festival (and, really, one of the country's largest music events, period) still just leaves us breathless.

This is the definition of massive. That this culture has gone from warehouse raves with one laser and a few hundred people to a 1,500-acre event so large that the only way to avoid an hour-plus worth of traffic is to arrive by helicopter is astonishing, especially if you were part of the scene in its early days.

What's not to like? We'll start with the worst.

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