The second weekend of Ultra Music Festival kicked off with an even bigger bang than it closed the first on. Country legends on the main stage and disco legends back stage. Back-to-back sets and back-to-back-to-back sets. New track premieres and new albums premieres. Jump below the break for all that you need to know about Ultra day 4.
We knew Avicii had some additional tricks up his sleeve when he announced the opening of his pop-up hotel, but we weren’t exactly sure what those tricks would be. A post on Avicii’s Facebook reveals that he will be premiering his new album during his performance tomorrow night. While the Ultra stage is no stranger to track premiers, it seems the Swede plans on playing the entire album — or at least a good chunk of it — and that might be a first. Will this decision turn out to be as controversial as the Madonna incident at last year’s festival? If you’re not in Miami you can tune into the performance via UMFTV at 9PM and decide for yourself.
It happened almost 365 days ago, but it feels like only yesterday that Madonna strut to the center of Ultra Music Festival’s main stage to claim that she has been at Ultra in spirit for many years, that a DJ saved her life, and to ask the crowd how many people had seen Molly. These statements became so controversial, many had forgotten what she was actually doing on stage that night — introducing Avicii and premiering their “Girl Gone Wild” collaboration.Posted by
Avicii has reached into the depths of his USB for a long-lived, unidentified track to serve Ultra Music Festival with its third official 2013 anthem. Aptly titled and suitably anthemic, “UMF” had been among the ranks of the biggest drops in Avicii’s sets dating back to 2011 — originally sweeping the web labeled as “ID,” sharing the same origin of “Levels.” The production is instantly recognizable as a Tim Bergling production, not only because of its worldwide airplay, but from the masterful chord progression that’s swept his audiences since day one.
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Burn Studios Residency gives up-and-coming talent the unique opportunity to build their skills under the watchful eye of an established artist, all while competing for one of three coveted residency spots at a top Ibiza club over the summer. Avicii joins Joe Goddard aka Hot Chip, Fatboy Slim, Maceo Plex, Solomun and Steve Lawler on the competition’s already impressive roster of mentors. With thousands of hopeful DJs from over 90 countries having already applied for a chance t0 win and only four days until the deadline, this announcement should only serve to amp up the already high stakes.
Avicii has expressed excitement about the opportunity.
“When my manager Ash approached me with this opportunity I got so excited to be able to help nurture and guide the next wave of international electronic music talent together with burn. burnstudios Residency provides a fantastic opportunity, not just to the Residents but to all the finalists who will join me and the other producers and DJs at Bootcamp,” he says.
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Still looking for a place to crash in Miami? Not content with the overpacked hotel room you and twenty friends booked to save some money? Then look no further than the Avicii hotel, Avicii’s answer to your Miami housing problems. The cassette-headed duo, Cazzette, is giving away a 3-night stay at the hotel for you and up to three friends from March 23rd to the 25th. The package also includes an Avicii gift bag full of limited edition swag from the iconic Swede.
Hop below the break to enter the contest, it’s much more comfortable than sleeping on the floor in a tiny hotel room in Downtown Miami.
In the world of Avicii, the biggest tracks begin without a name, with a tentative “ID” label. The first famed “ID” turned into the song we now know as “Levels,” and its follow-up tune, “ID2,” has finally been revealed. Avicii will be releasing another highly anticipated original production as an official anthem for Ultra Music Festival, the aptly titled “UMF.” While there has been no official preview at full length, iTunes has supplied a 30-second clip with Ultra’s 2013 compilation. Sound familiar?
Avicii – UMF (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) [iTunes Preview]
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The once upon a time “Nicktim” was released days before the calendar turned 2013 as “I Could Be The One,” but Avicii and Nicky Romero have released the remix package just this week. Making way for up-and-coming talent, renditions come from John Christian, Dank, and Bent Collective, who encompass a variety of sounds indistinguishable from the original. Christian turns the tempo up to full blast with chugging electro, Dank flips the original upside down with dubstep, and Bent Collective provides an outdoorsy dance vibe — the only thing missing is the initial melodic touch.
Avicii took to Diplo and Friends last night with an unexpected mix that impressed fans, shut down critics, and provided insight into the mind of Tim Berg. After one hour of what may have been the most significant mix of the young producer’s career, Avicii reinforced his elite position in dance music and reminded the industry that there’s more to Tim Berg than “Levels.”
Opening with songs from The Isley Brothers and Smokey Robinson, Tim held the ‘electronic’ out of ‘electronic dance music’ for the first ten minutes as Diplo interluded to proclaim that Avicii is, in fact, his friend. Breaking the electro-barrier with Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E” and “Phantom pt. 2,” he moved into Eric Prydz’s remix of Paolo Mojo’s “1983,” plunging into the deep, groovy mood that would embody the rest of his outing.
Over the past seven weeks, Avicii has gathered fan submissions for what is set to be the largest scale musical collaboration ever. In an attempt to involve as many of his fans as possible, the world-renowned producer allowed anyone to submit their own piece of production giving out a chord progression melody to start back in January. With over 13,000 submissions from 140 different countries, Avicii selected weekly semi-finalists and gave fans the power to choose which beats made the final cut.