15. Best Bieber At first we thought: "Holy shit! That's Justin Bieber at Ultra! Wow! This is better than Madge's crash (and burn) last year!" Alas! It was merely a cardboard likeness of our favorite pothead newbie. But for desperate Bieber fans like us, any Bieb'll do. See also: -Ten Best Butts ... More >>
Ultra is more than an annual music festival. It's an EDM institution. Just like British house legend Carl Cox. Every year at UMF, the Carl Cox and Friends arena (which has been with the fest for its entire 15-year history) gets bigger, better, and brighter. But it doesn't only exist in Miami. It al ... More >>
Three reasons Ultra Music Festival 2013's gonna be epic, beat freaks. 1. The EDM megafest has expanded from three days to two whole uhntz-uhntz-ing weekends. 2. Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 are gonna be the primary party starters. 3. The just-announced Phase 1 linuep, including 13 extra DJs, 13 ... More >>
See also "M83 at Ultra Music Festival 2012: Technical Issues Ruin Live Performance" and "M83 on Ruined Ultra Performance: Our Deepest Apologies.'" When M83 was announced as part of 2012's Ultra Music Festival, it wasn't unexpected. The band, led by Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, was coming off a ste ... More >>
America celebrates its 236th birthday this year, and the parallels between our relatively young nation and the popularity spike of electronic dance music are becoming increasingly clear. From our ties to England to first-generation embodiments of the American Dream, this year's Fourth of July part ... More >>
The EDM game is tough. Before you get the big dollars, you've got to pay your dues and take a few hits. So it's no surprise most of these heavy hitters are well into their 30s or even older. But over the last couple of years, there's been a youth invasion of the scene. And suddenly, some of ... More >>
Exactly 14 days ago, Ultra Music Festival 2012 sold out. And the wailing of sad, ticketless beat freaks could be heard in dark, lonely nightclubs all around the globe. But then the fest offered its oh-so-disappointed children some consolation, announcing a whole series of official Miami Music We ... More >>
When talking about UK DJ-producer Mark Knight, powerhouse is a word that immediately comes to mind. For one thing, Knight boasts some of the industry's highest accolades. There's his Grammy nomination for work on the Black Eyed Peas' multi-platinum album The E.N.D., three of the biggest selling ... More >>
Photo by Yesenia HernandezSinning with Swedish House Mafia.Sunday, a day typically reserved for Jesus. And if I were a praying man, I'd probably throw on a pair of kakis and confess that I was involved in a massive seaside dry-hump last night. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. Over the cour ... More >>
You probably don't recognize his name, but you know who Spike Jonze is. He slowly made his way into movies by directing music videos for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Sonic Youth, Kanye West, and most recently, LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls." He directed a few feature films, to ... More >>
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