Archive | Ultra 2018

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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MUST WATCH: Flashback to 1999 with Ultra Miami’s throwback footage from the vault

Twenty years ago, the first edition of Ultra Beach Music Festival was hosted on the sands of Collins Park in Miami Beach. Far from the global powerhouse it is today, Ultra Music Festival was a small gathering of electronic music fans at the apex of the long-running Winter Music Conference. The challenges were immense for […]

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Will Swedish House Mafia reunite for Ultra’s 20th anniversary?

There’s been no shortage of chatter over another possible Swedish House Mafia reunion since Ultra released their 2018 line-up last month. What a more opportune time after all than UMF’s upcoming twentieth anniversary edition, held in Miami’s Bayfront Park during March. In fact, if last year is any indication, it seems reunion rumors are becoming imminent during this time.So why always with […]

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Ultra releases annual divergent compilation featuring Kygo, Flosstradamus & more

The Ultra brand continues to flourish as an unstoppable force within the dance music world. In light of their forthcoming 20th anniversary celebration, the brand’s recently debuted it’s yearly roundup of selections, celebrating sounds from top-notch artists released on Ultra throughout the past year.This year’s assortment of tracks features some of the most notable tunes of […]

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Breaking: Petition to boot ULTRA from Miami gains traction

Known as the seminal EDM event that has established a strong global presence for Miami, Ultra Music Festival is nearing it’s contract expiration with Miami’s Bayfront Park Management Trust.A newly formed coalition of Bayfront residents, with a heavy collective financial hand, are petitioning the city to deny the renewal of ULTRA‘s contract — a festival that has brought hundreds of […]

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