Ultra Music Festival runs like a finely oiled machine, and you could barely notice when Dirty South took over for Porter Robinson at the UMF Korea tent. After an instrument spell, he went into the hugely popular “Walking Alone” — a surefire crowd pleaser. After already hearing “Greyhound” multiple times during the day, we got to hear it again, though the insanely hot tent made the experience that much more immersive. Dragan has a different style then most DJs, and the songs never seemed to end but rather blend into each other seamlessly and effortlessly. While he definitely stuck to his roots with some of the track selections, the tent also into the harder tracks like Nari & Milani’s “Atom.”
We absolutely love the Dirty South mashup of “Bullet” with “I Love You So” and “Promises,” so we were thrilled that it made it into the set. We also enjoyed the “Calling/ Phasing” mashup , which was a huge hit with the crowd. In fact, the energy in the tent was off the charts — as was the temperature — and everyone was fully immersed in the entire set. Towards the end of the set he dropped Cazzette’s mix of “Ni**as in Paris,” a solid option for the rap-inclined folks just starting to get into EDM. It was also inevitable that we’d hear “Coming Home,” but the Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso bootleg with “Aerodynamic” and “Quasar” definitely helped the set end on a high note.