Thinking of You by George FitzGerald.
Well hello @UltraMusic Festival. It’s go time.
Thinking of You by George FitzGerald.
Well hello @UltraMusic Festival. It’s go time.
@UltraMusic Festival is hitting the Croatian coast on July 12, 13 & 14, 2013 for ULTRA EUROPE. Taking place in the city of Split July 12 & 13 and the island of Hvar July 14 for the very first time, organizers have also revealed the further news that Ultra Europe will now be housed exclusively in Croatia for at least the next five years.
Over 60,000 attendees are expected to descend upon Croatia for the debut edition of the annual event next summer, which means there’s enough eye candy for you and beau. So hit the beach babe…
“Who The Fuck Are You” by Cory Enemy & Dillon Francis
Wake it up via thingsundkunst
Ultra fans are among the most active ADHD’ers on the planet. So it’s no surprise that UMF has teamed up with Google to bring the festival online via a livestream of this year’s sold-out event on March 23-25 at Bayfront Park in Miami. Google play, in HD, from your very own rave cave.
Say hello to UMF TV - a spankin’ new YouTube channel dedicated to bringing you the best online video experience from the world’s premiere electronic music festival. It’s a 365 experience with livestreams, post event movies, artist specials, documentaries and more. The three-day livestream will cover multiple stages of the festival, from opening till closing with more than 24 cameras offering live performances, interviews and backstage features.
After Ultra Music Festival wraps, UMF TV will launch 10 exclusive webisodes in the coming weeks of never-before-seen footage… in case you’re still hungry. Gr.
Miami Music Week - Moments Worth Mention.
Ferry Corsten: Give yourself this gift. Go alone. Stand in the middle. Listen to the music. Watch the crowd drop to Coldplay’s The Scientist (Maarten De Jong Bootleg).
Skrillex: “This song is for the girls!” said Skrillex, as he dropped a dubstep-mix of La Roux’s “In For the Kill.” He’s 23 aka watch out for this one….
David Guetta: Points for the Tron Machines but other than the usual crowd pleasing mix of Billboard Hits, Guetta announced the release of his next album on May 2. We’re certain Flo.Rida, who joined him on stage, will be part of it. Make me care Guetta, make me care.
Carl Cox: Mr. Cox, you win. While your performance did not reinvent the wheel, you provided a mombaton-inspired set, giving Miami just enough of that Latin flavor it so craves. Don’t worry, the crowd didn’t even notice those ancient beats… the ground-shaking set was one of the highlights of the entire weekend.
Afrojack: Officially the first artist to play three sets at UMF, Afrojack has taken over with fan favorite “Take Over Control.” With booze by his side, and a crowd full of screaming gals, Afrojack has made himself a household name…. and by household, I mean sorority.
Kaskade: My heart belongs to this Mormon-man turned DJ, but his set at UMF was, well, like every other festival set he has played this year. Yet despite the white balloons (dude, you dropped those at Coachella in 2010) and the track-to-track playlist of “Dynasty,” Kaskade procured one of the best sing-a-long sets of the weekend.
Deadmau5: Ok, that three minute monstrous build into “Right This Second?” Wowza.
Morillo: Ibiza-front man played some new Diddy tracks… We get it Sean Combs, you want to get into house music.
Avicii: The boy wonder of UMF played numerous performances that highlighted his love of upbeat mixes, beautiful vocals and classic house. There’s no doubt that Avicii knows how to make us dance, and dance, and dance we did. He sampled Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire,” a great example of the marrying of pop music and EDM at Ultra.
Armin Van Buuren: Armin performed to a roaring crowd on Sunday as one of the last acts in the A State of Trance Tent. Broadcasting live to Europe, it was his 500th ASOT radio show but more than the music, Armin focused on his love of technology and announced his partnership with Flowd, a GPS app that lets fans connect with DJ’s worldwide. As if I wasn’t already a stalker…
Steve Aoki: “Yeah, motherf****rs, this is your official wake-up call,” he yelled. “Are you ready to hit turbulence?” Cue the beat, cue the champagne swigging, cue the crowd surfing and spontaneous screaming. Rock star. Period.
Mstrkft: My #1 surprise of the weekend, the Toronoto natives played a range of deep bass, heavy textured tunes and unique mixes. In a festival full of electronica, this sound really stood out.
Laidback Luke: Laidback Luke, you’re hot. Who knew? Let’s talk.
Empire of the Sun: I wanted to care, but honestly, I didn’t.
Sander Van Doorn: New name, The Closer. He dropped Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix) and Tiësto vs. Marcel Woods – Don’t Ditch.
ATB: A little bit of ecstacy, ATB always spins some sexy, sultry sounds.
Fedde Le Grand: The music dilutes the music but Fedde Le Grand’s set list stood out: Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk, ID with Daft Punk – Around the World (Acapella), Far East Movement – Like A G6 (ID) and Jordy Lishious – Lump.
Swedish House Mafia: I really am not the biggest fan, but playing around while you played around for 300 people at the Wall was fun. Yay. Oh and do me a favor, get your own festival weekend next year, ok thanks.
Despite the many forces trying to keep crowds away (fire at Miami airport, delays into Ft. Lauderdale Airport, traffic all over Miami, overbooked cab companies) over 150,000 enthusiastic fans made their way to Bicentennial Park on Friday for the 13th annual Ultra Music Festival (raise your hand if you drove from Orlando!). It was hot, it was packed and the schedule was chaotic, yet fans banded together for one simple reason: to dance the days away to one of the best electronic music lineups ever put together.
What once started as a small party on the beach in 1999 is now the world’s biggest dance music festival, encompassing three days, eight stages and more than 200 musicians, evidence that the electronic dance music craze has exploded into a full blown pop-culture revolution here in the United States.
It was a pilgrimage, but we’ve made it home…. In honor of Ultra, I asked some serious spin specialists for their #1 not-to-miss show at Miami Music Week. Don’t take my word for it, take theirs.
Follow it, don’t judge it….
Name: Boys Noize
Won’t Miss Artist: Chemical Brothers
“I hope I can catch the Chemical Brothers live show. They have always been a big influence in my music, they are soo good!
Note: Catch Boys Noize on the Live Stage, Saturday at 7PM; Chemical Brothers on the Main Stage 7:30 pm, Sunday.
Name: Paul Harris, from Dirty Vegas
Won’t Miss Artist: Duran Duran
”As well as being a hero of ours at Dirty Vegas, I’ve actually got to know Simon trough the years, so it’s going to be great to see them.”
Note: Catch Dirty Vegas in the Heineken Dome, Saturday at 4:00 pm & on the Main Stage at 12:30 pm, Sunday; Duran Duran on the Main Stage, Friday at 8:15 pm.
Ultra Music Festival kicks off on Friday, and this weekend, Miami has a new religion. Say hello to the Mecca of Music…. Here are my top 5 sacred spaces for sun, sand and shaking away the day.
Beatport Beach at the Gansevoort.
Missing out on the Masquerade? Fear not. Our buddies at Beaport have put together a weekend full of free showcases, including those sexy SHM Swedes. Kicking off Friday at 1 pm with AC Slater vs. Jack Beats, the lineup includes Fedde Le Grand, Roger Sanchez and Bad Boy Bill; DJ Chuckie, Mark Knight and L.A. Riots on Saturday; Afrojack, AN21, Ingrosso, Angello and Wolfgang Gartner on Sunday. It’s first come first serve at the Gansevoort Beach, so sleep on it - the line, literally.
One fiesty filmmaker just made some musical dreams come true. Dutch airline KLM will operate a flight from Amsterdam to Miami on March 21, and it all began with a Twitter user’s complaint a la “how do I get to Ultra!?”
According to Springwise.com, a Dutch filmmaker planning to attend the Ultra Music Festival in Miami tweeted about the lack of a nonstop flight between Amsterdam and Miami. So, KLM’s Twitter team responded that if the filmmaker’s group, called Fly2Miami, could reserve 351 seats before Dec. 6, then KLM would add the flight on March 21.
Springwise.com reports that the group — which includes DJs, promoters and “professional party people” — booked all the seats in less than five hours.
“We can rightly call it a first — the first time KLM will deploy an aircraft following a request on Twitter,” said Martijn van der Zee, vice president of e-commerce at KLM. “Social media are becoming more and more important to KLM to offer information and service to our customers.” Bravo, BR – A – VO.