For the second year in a row, young Swedish producer Avicii pulled out all the stops during his Ultra set. In 2012, he brought the queen of pop on stage with him and in 2013, he shocked many previewing tracks from his new album that contained *gasp* a bit of country twang and fewer of those immediately recognizable big dance melodies. Now, the Avicii camp is out with a new promotional mix for 2013 and although it’s not exactly the same as his Ultra set or his Diplo & Friends guest mix from earlier in March, it plays the same cards. He combines his hits with new IDs from the album and yes, those country sounds are in this mix too. No tracklist on this, but listen below to hear what Avicii’s future will sound like.Posted by
Long-haired, enigmatic, and outspoken, Tommie Sunshine has been a presence in dance music for over a decade, fostering young talent and establishing himself as a tastemaker in the industry. His Ultra Music performance on Day 2 of the first weekend – much like his Axis mix – was a showcase of countless unreleased tracks and debuts from TJR, Mt. Eden, Alvaro, Showtek, and of course, the man himself. Tommie keeps things bouncy and care-free in his hour set, delivering 14 tracks of blistering electro designed specifically for keeping energy levels high and crowds entranced. One such debut during the mix was Dave Silcox’s remix of “Cool Without You,” a rendition that leaves no room for subtlety, stripping the melody from the original and replacing it with breakneck drum fills, twisted vocals and a blaring siren-filled break.
Listen and download Tommie’s set and Dave Silcox’s remix after the break.
In place of our normal weekly Editors’ Selections, we decided we’d share with you our staff’s greatest memories of Miami Music Week 2013. We were on the ground at Ultra both weekends, all over pool decks, rooftops, yachts, buses, clubs, and cabanas — trying to soak in as many experiences (and DJ sets) as we possibly could. Everyone had that magic moment, that one thing they’ll be able to recall twenty years down the line. Read on to relive with us.
With the first weekend of Ultra Music Festival at a close, we count down some of its best moments. From Major Lazer stripping the crowd of their shirts to Zedd bearing some skin, there was no shortage of entertainment.
Weekend 1 of Ultra Music Festival has come and gone, and Bayfront Park is now patiently waiting for attendees to return for the festival’s second weekend. Sunday was the most overcast day of the weekend, but that didn’t stop fans from packing the park to the brim with energetic spirits. Weekend 1 sold out late in the afternoon, and with an absolutely stacked lineup it was clear that Sunday was the most popular day of the weekend. Krewella kicked off the afternoon, Eric Prydz packed out the Mega Structure for his afternoon set and Toolroom Knights took over the UMF Radio stage. Major Lazer supplied the Live Stage its biggest party of the weekend, Zedd took to the Main Stage for one of the biggest sets of his life, and Maya Jane Coles delivered her usual sizzling goodness. Mark Knight, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, and Claude VonStroke closed out the final day of the weekend.
With the second day of Ultra over and another beautiful day in Miami in the rear view, the festival’s momentum continues to pulse forward. Day 2 was filled with unforgettable sets and unlikely moments; from Hardwell’s continued dominance over main stages to Zedd’s appearance on stage for deadmau5′s closing set, Day 2 was not short on surprises. OWSLA’s UMF Radio Stage showcased the new wave of bass music while Disclosure made their UMF debut at the Live Stage, bringing the future garage scene into the spotlight. Kaskade opened with a brand new track before losing power and Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin closed out the day with a 5-hour set for the history books.
Day 1 of the 15th annual Ultra Music Festival has come and gone, and Dancing Astronaut was on the scene to give you the scoop. We present some of our favorite sets including Fatboy Slim and Boys Noize, the ins and outs of the festival as experienced from the ground, along with tracks from the likes of Fedde Le Grand and Afrojack that made an Ultra debut. We bounced around between the Main Stage, Live Stage, Ultra Worldwide, UMF Radio, and we have the highlights to prove it. If you were able to be at Bayfront Park and even if you were not — let’s relive the best of Friday of Weekend 1 of UMF.
Tomorrow the electronic music world kicks off its beloved Miami Music Week with Day One of the biggest and most over the top Ultra Music Festival ever attempted. With our countdown hovering around the 24 hour mark, we simply could not contain our excitement. To tide you over until the moment we’ve all been waiting for finally arrives, here are 99 reasons to be even more excited.
So your bags are packed, you’re about to board your flight to sunny Miami. Nervous excitement for what’s ahead hangs in the air, you tap your feet anxiously while you wait for the flight attendant to announce your row for boarding. As your well-planned pre-Miami playlist bumps in your favorite pair of headphones, you think to yourself, “Why do they let old people and children board first, this is seriously killing my Miami time.”
The reality hasn’t quite set in yet, but in just a short plane ride you’ll be touching down in Miami, fully prepared to spend the weekend under the assault of 200+ artists on Ultra Music Festival’s stages – but just one nagging question remains – what closers do you see every night?
The worst part about big festivals are the big decisions. Do you snub your favorite artist for a new experience? What if you miss a legendary set because you made the wrong choice? Do you play it safe and stick with the main stage or take a risk and head over to smaller stage for a more intimate experience? These types of decisions could make any festival goer lose their mind. We’ve given you our recommendations for early sets, acts you can’t miss, and rookies and veterans who are poised to leave lasting impressions – but rather than bore you with our choices for closing sets, we’re interested to know – who are you closing out Ultra Music Festival with?
Hop below the break to get engaged – let the debating begin.
For those of us who just can’t seem to let the trio go, there is now a new way to experience the Mafia’s final show – this time in the form of a mobile app called Lisnr. The app will allow concertgoers access to free exclusive content just by being present at SHM’s final show. The goal is to expand the visuals for the Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles and the groups’ two final shows at Ultra Music Festival by enhancing the viewing experience. What that means we are not entirely sure, but since most fans already have their phones out Instagramming and recording the event, a mobile application was a logical move. Axwell had this to say; “”[This] will allow us to come together with our fans for a totally unique experience. Together, as one, for one last rave!””