Archive | Ultra 20

[BREAKING] Steve Angello confirms SHM reunion: ‘in 2019, we are back’

Swedish House Mafia‘s reunion at Ultra 20 left all fans of the supergroup with one question that would lingered since the trio stepped away from the decks in Miami: what is SHM’s next move, presuming, of course, that there would be a next move? SHM’s recent removal of all posts previously shared on their official […]

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Jordan Jay releases ID debuted at Ultra 20, ‘Treat You Right’

Originally debuted at Ultra 20, Jordan Jay’s then unreleased single “Treat You Right” has officially arrived via Future House Music. An upbeat offering that will make those on the dance floor move just as it did in Miami, “Treat You Right” is a soon to be crowd favorite that commands an unmistakable presence. Round synths […]

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Hardwell’s Ultra 20 set get the ‘drops only’ treatment [Watch]

Those who want to bypass builds and just enjoy a series of nonstop drops can now seamlessly do so via a “drops only” oriented reboot of Hardwell’s Ultra 20 set. An amalgamation of Hardwell’s early electronic classics and new IDs alike, Hardwell’s original Ultra 20 set generates a near palpable anticipation leading up to each […]

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Alan Walker plays Spotify ad during Main Stage Ultra set [Watch]

Spotify ad breaks seem always to arrive at inconvenient times: prior to the listener’s favorite song in the music streaming service’s queue, or in Alan Walker’s case, during a Main Stage set at Ultra Music Festival. Walker appeared to have been using the ad supported free version of Spotify during his March 24 set at […]

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There were a minimum of two new IDs in Swedish House Mafia’s Ultra set

“Expect the unexpected” just might continue to be salient advice to Swedish House Mafia fans long after Ultra 20 has concluded. A tweet from 1001 Tracklists alleges that the Swedish super group’s closing set at the Miami festival contains two brand new IDs, directing attendees and live stream viewers alike to the set, exhorting listeners to […]

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Soundtrack to Ultra 20

Ultra celebrated a monumental twentieth anniversary this past weekend. Organizers wrapped UMF’s birthday with several landmark wins — its acquisition of Winter Music Conference, a Swedish House Mafia reunion, and a long-fought promise to return to their beloved venue at Miami’s Bayfront Park. Along with the weekend came a bevy of top industry taste maskers spotlighting the upcoming year’s most popular dance […]

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Tiësto teases 5 new tracks during Ultra set, announces new EP

On March 23, Tiësto took to the Ultra 20 main stage for a special sunset performance. During his 90-minute set, the godfather of dance music brought out a couple of surprise appearances, including his fabled alter ego, Marshmello, along with a loveable closing moment when his fiancé, model Annika Backes, joined him for a kiss. What made […]

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Ultra Music Festival acquires Winter Music Conference

Ultra Music Festival announced its acquisition of Winter Music Conference (WMC) during a press conference in Miami on March 21. In addition, Ultra acquired the International Dance Music Awards. The landmark deal was apparently in the works for a while, according to WMC co-founder Bill Kelly, who will retain his position to continue his vision for the conference. “WMC will allow veterans […]

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Marshmello brings out Will Smith for live performance of ‘Miami’ at Ultra Music Festival [Watch]

Marshmello’s Main Stage set at Ultra Music Festival exemplified the festival’s forewarning to “expect the unexpected.” Marshmello crowded the Main Stage with a series of surprise special guests, including fellow Ultra 20 performers Slushii and G-Eazy, as well as Yo Gotti, Southside, Lil Uzi Vert, and the inimitable Will Smith, for a live performance of Smith’s […]

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Live stream the final day of Ultra 20

Those that won’t be traveling to the 305 for Ultra Music Festival’s milestone 20th anniversary celebration from March 23-25 can still take part in the festivities. As in its previous years of production, the Bayfront Park event has live streamed countless sets for viewer enjoyment around the world, and will continue the tradition into its final evening […]

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Hardwell: a Swedish House Mafia reunion at Ultra ‘has to happen’ [Watch]

Netherlands radio station,SLAM! recently got Hardwell on the phone to talk Miami Music Week, his upcoming Main Stage slot at Ultra Music Festival‘s opening day on Friday, March 23, and, of course, speculation that Swedish House Mafia will reconvene for a special anniversary performance. “Most of the DJs have some free time in January and February, […]

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