What you need to know about Ultra day 5
The party continued as Ultra Music Festival saw its fifth day of mayhem yesterday, delivering another sun-kissed day of dance music in the Miami heat. Officially the most ticketed event in the history of ticketed events, Ultra continues to impress with its massive lineup, special sets, and only-at-Ultra moments. Read past the break for what you need to know about Ultra weekend two, day two.
Majestic joins Laidback Luke for Pogo
Though Laidback Luke has already had a busy Miami Music Week, he had a few surprises up his sleeve for his Main Stage appearance. Midway through his set vocalist Majestic took to the stage, introducing both himself and Laidback Luke’s new track, “Pogo.” Majestic sang both Jacob Plant’s “Mosh Pit” and “Pogo” live before leaving Luke to hold his own.
Eric Prydz returns to Ultra as Cirez D
After technical difficulties spoiled his gig at Space on Friday night, Eric Prydz sought redemption at Ultra Music Festival. Having played the main stage less than 24 hours prior, Eric returned to the Carl Cox Arena to play a two-hour set under his Cirez D moniker. The dark, groovy sounds set an unmatched vibe during the sunny afternoon hours and Dancing Astronaut will bring you the whole experience soon.
Benny Benassi proclaims it the era of EDM
After transitioning from his original mix of “Cinema” to Skrillex’s beloved remix during his Main Stage set, Benny Benassi grabbed the mic, yelling, “This is fucking EDM guys!” While most in the crowd have only ever known electronic music as EDM, Benassi has been producing since before the average Ultra attendee was born and long before the acronym was established. His words therefore came off more as a proclamation: Ultra is EDM – it is a new era.
David Guetta executes with spin on main stream set
David Guetta took the main stage before Deadmau5 on Saturday night and brought his energetic sing-a-long style along with him. Delivering the perfect twist between commercial house and punchy beats, Guetta alternated between his own radio anthems and edgier big room sounds, Guetta had the audience’s attention and wouldn’t let it go. Which song caused the biggest sing-a-long that Miami has seen this week? “Titanium.”
Krewella lives up to early hype
On the ground of Ultra Music Festival this Saturday, the buzz within the crowd was for the threesome known as Krewella. The unanimous most anticipated set of Saturday lived up to the hype, Krewella packed out Ultra Worldwide and blew their Live Stage performance from weekend one out of the water.
Borgore keeps it in the family
Borgore closed out the Ultra Worldwide stage, following Bassnectar and holding a dense crowd despite competition from Deadmau5 and Sven Vath. To cap off a set that featured everyone from Krewella to Knife Party to Showtek, the dubstep deviant unleashed a 16bit remix of his track “Foes.” Fans got a special treat when he invited the track’s vocalist – his sister – onstage for a live rendition.