ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Back in October, the colossal and leading festival of all festivals, Ultra Music Festival, announced that they were taking their premier recognition to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, respectively. On February 14th and 15th, devoted dance music fans everywhere can rage in a new territory that is beyond exciting with novelty.
This month, they released their Phase 2 line up which comprises of big time, industry superstars like Afrojack, Alesso, Nicky Romeo and Tiesto headlining the event. Now dedicated festival attendees can keep calm and rage on till the days leading up to the event.
Early bird tickets are sold out, but you can still purchase General Admissions, VIP and VVIP tickets here.
Watch the trailer for the event below:
Oh yes, Oh yes!-- This week on #ThrowbackThursdays, we're featuring the legendary, Carl Cox. Here's a list of reasons why Carl Cox is a living legend:
1. He has his very own badass stage every year at mega music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival appropriately titled, 'Carl Cox and Friends.'
2. He was able to cheat time and ring in the Millennium twice by flying into two different timezones.
3. He released 16 albums since the year 1996.
4. He has a 'Global' radio show that hits unprecedented records. The numbers are as follows: "over 16 miliion listeners wordwide, syndicated across 60 terrestial FM, Satellite and DAB stations throughout 35 countries, making him one of the most important broadcasters on the planet."
It’s been half a year since we danced our asses off at Ultra Music Festival’s two-weekend extravaganza, and although our memories of the magical music may be fading, UMF has released an after-movie that blissfully transports us back in time.
Produced by filmmaker Final Kid (Charly Freidrichs), RELIVE ULTRA MIAMI: THE OFFICIAL 2013 AFTER MOVIE is a 17-minute journey through the entire UMF experience. Depicting everything from Miami’s picturesque beaches, to Biscayne Boulevard bustling with ravers, to excited fan interviews, to panning crowd shots, to on-stage closeups, to even Afrojack driving a speedboat full of babes, the after-movie truly captures the uncontrollable energy that surrounds UMF each year.
Ultra Music Festival is a ground breaking event which allows EDM enthusiasts around the world to come together in one immense outdoor arena. The festival has featured many of the biggest names in Electronic Music performing their hits that kept iPods playing and dance floors moving since 1999. David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Major Lazer are just a few among the impressive list of high profiled performers in the festival's legendary set list over the years. As the winner of the “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Awards for six consecutive years, Ultra Music Festival has begun promoting the 2014 edition to their iconic concert series in the form of an Early Bird Special for their fans.
To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
Skrillex and Boys Noize make a pretty damn good team. The tag team ripped up the Ultra Worldwide tent on Sunday, March 17, as they made their debut at Ultra Music Festival as Dog Blood. The set was killer and it was a treat since they were only on the lineup for the first weekend. Needless to say, festival goers had quite an experience to watch Skrillex drop the bass alongside his other half; Boys Noize who brought his signature beats.
Deadmau5 and his distinct "mau5" head will be returning to Ultra Music Festival this weekend, March 16th, to headline the Main Stage. This moment will mark Joel Zimmerman's first major appearance of 2013 and it should be quite the experience for those attending. It's been a whirlwind of success for the mau5 man as his work and material from ">album title goes here<" earned him a GRAMMY nom for "Best Electronica Dance Album."
To add more, out today on Ultra Music is deadmau5's and Imogen Heap's new single "Telemiscomminications," a very soft and melancholic song that is a step in a different direction from the usual material he's known for. The track also features remixes from Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman, and Kölsch. Watch the official video below and you can get the song on iTunes here and on Beatport here.
Just before the Ultra festivities kick off, deadmau5 will make an appearance in Austin, TX at SXSW where he is participating as a panelist with Richie Hawtin for "deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology," where both artists will discuss their careers along with a huge focus on innovations in technology and the power of social media. Later on, the pair will play a one time performance together at the Media Temple official SXSWi Closing Party at Stubb’s. This weekend catch deadmau5 make his return to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival on Saturday, March 16th and again on Saturday, March 23th.
Finally, we're down to 10 days until the first weekend kicks off for Ultra Music Festival. Two weekends means twice the fun and just in the nick of time, the folks over at Ultra have released the site map of Bayfront Park! The various stages are in the process of being put up with hints of some "surprises" to go along with them. Head over to the official Ultra Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date. Weekend 1 tickets are almost sold out, so grab them quick!
Miami Music Week is down to the 10-day countdown and it’s about that time to start setting your plans in stone. Miami will be home to not only the fans but an ultra-stellar group of all-star artists, Thomas Gold being one of them. Gold and his camp have revealed his various parties throughout WMC/MMW and of course, Ultra Music Festival.
Friday, March 15 marks the kick off party at Space with “Thomas Gold Presents Fanfare” featuring special guests Feenixpawl & Otto Knows. The following night, Saturday, March 16, WALL welcomes Thomas Gold and Friends before he makes his weekend one appearance at Ultra on Sunday, March 17 with a performance on the “Megastructure” stage.
In excellent fashion and not like we were doubting them, but Ultra Music Festival has geared up to bring dance music lovers to dance music heaven to celebrate 15 very successful years. The official Phase 2 line up has been unveiled which includes mega talent as well as a few surprises. They weren't joking when they said "2 weekends, 2 unique experiences" because that's just exactly what it's going to be.
The jam packed roster will include an array of different acts and include Ultra veterans like Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Fedde Le Grand, and Steve Aoki all who are no strangers to the fest. Newcomers such as Danny Avila, Alesso, Madeon, as well as Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize side project) also join the roster. Techno giants Loco Dice and Luciano will bring their sounds to Ultra and EDM fans will get a taste of Hip-hop acts like Snoop Dogg, the ever brassy rapper Azealia Banks, and singer/songwriter The Weeknd for live performances.