Above & Beyond ended their legendary radio show, Trance Around The World, and introduced the next chapter of Group Therapy in Bangalore India. Today they released the amazing after movie of that first Group Therapy show along with the very special announcement that ABGT 050 will take place live in London on October 26th. This will be the group’s biggest show in their home town of London and a true milestone for the legendary trance trio. Stay tuned for more details.
Celebrating it’s 15th year anniversary, Ultra Music Festival has grown over the years into one of the world’s most prestigious EDM events. Boasting an impressive 7 stages in the heart of downtown Miami and an eclectic lineup featuring everyone from the superstars like Tiesto to the underground kings like Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler. With any event of this scale, there are bound to be some problems, but for the most part Ultra did a really good job providing festival goers with the best possible experience. Lines weren’t unbearable, traffic was manageable, water was free, there were plenty of bathrooms, and getting from stage to stage was relatively easy and quick. For the most part, crossover noise between stages was minimized despite a couple unavoidable exceptions. Overall it seemed that Ultra had listened to their fans and did everything they could to make this an incredible experience for all and I think they did an excellent job. Our team went to the second and final weekend. Check out what I had to say about the festival below.
Derek Vincent Smith, the genius known as Pretty Lights, has produced and released a recap video from his show during this past New Year’s eve celebrations in New York City. The video showcases stellar views of the NYC skyline, beautiful fans celebrating a new year, and of course, the spectacular visual show that accompanies Pretty Lights during all of his sets. PL is infamous for the amazing LED backdrops and scenery accompanying his DJ booth, dozens of lasers in every color imaginable, and breathtaking music that perfectly compliments what your eyes are seeing with what your ears are hearing. The track playing during this video is Pretty Lights’ latest single “The Day is Gone”. The song is a classic PL production featuring amazing remixed instrumentals, heavy bass, and vintage vocals. Relive Pretty Lights NYE celebrations from NYC, or for all you Pacific Northwest folks, have a taste of what you will experience from Derek this Friday at Lucky 2013 in Seattle, WA.
MOX TV is a brand new music video channel that lets you get the coverage on events and artists that you want to see. MOX TV is officially being released during Ultra Music Festival and the Winter Music Conference. With so many acts and so little time to see them, MOX TV is being released just when we need it. Now none of us will need to be rushing between stages and arguing with our buddies about which artists we want to see more.
MOX TV will also be hosting the MOX Bus—a dance party on wheels, complete with an open bar and world-class DJ crews. The bus can be seen cruising through the streets of South Beach, Downtown, and more. The MOX Bus will also be hosting daily takeovers from Revealed, Dirtybird, Anjunabeats, 1605 Music Therapy, and SMOG.
Carter Laren, Co-Founder of MOX TV has said, “We’ve chosen to work with these and other artists featured on MOX because we believe they represent the future of music, and we’ve chosen to launch in Miami during Ultra and WMC because of the sheer volume of talent and unbridled fan enthusiasm you experience when you’re there. Like most people in Miami that week, we won’t be sleeping much.” What differentiates MOX from other media outlets, Laren emphasizes, is its television-style presentation. “We’re not just another a dressed-up blog. I like to say that we’re what MTV would be if they launched in 2013. And if they played music.”
This is the next big thing in coverage of the music we all love. As their motto goes, this is what music looks like. You can check out the beta @ http://mox.tv/
Festival goers, we have some massive news for you! Ultra Worldwide, the company that annually provides Miami with the world-renowned, Ultra Music Festival, have announced that they teamed up with Adria MM Productions and will be heading over seas with the confirmation of a 5 year residency in the beautiful country of Croatia. Set to take place on July 12th-14th, 2013, this one of a kind festival will take place the first two days (12th,13th) in the city of Split & the final day of the festival (14th) will conclude on the island of Hvar. Not only is this news great for us music lovers, but with the announcement of Ultra heading to Croatia, the Croatian economy is going to sky rocket in the tourism and entertainment industry. Read all about this here & make sure to watch the official Ultra Europe Teaser below. Phase 1 of the lineup will be released on December 12th, and you already know we will be all over it. We only have one question for you, “can you feel it”?
Hardwell has truly established himself as an elite producer in the industry. He played an incredible set at Miami and has recently released singles such as ‘Spaceman’ and ‘Kontiki’ with up and comer Dannic. Here we have his official Hardwell Miami Aftermovie, and if you haven’t seen Hardwell before you are really going to want to after watching this. If you live in the Arizona area you will get the chance to see Hardwell throw it down at the University of Arizona, brought to you by none other than Techibeats and Remix-Nation. Check out the event here.Â Enjoy!
After the launch of the new Size Matters website, Steve Angello gives us the first installment of the YouTube series Size TV. In this monthly series we get a behind the scenes look into all things going on at Size Records. In Episode 1, we get introduced to the newest artists signed to size, Wayne & Woods. We also sit down with Tim Mason, Qulinez, Third Party, and AN21 & Max Vangeli. Be sure to check back for episode two.
That’s right folks, you’re not seeing wrong. Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to New York May 19 & May 20! Now all you east coast folks won’t have to travel across the country to experience EDC! Tickets go on sale in exactly one week on Friday, March 2, at 3pm EST, so start saving up!
Check out the official site HERE!
Miami’s largest, and EDM’s most notorious music festival, Ultra Music Festival, is making it’s way to a theater near you on March 22! Just as Electric Daisy Carnival was made into a riveting movie experience for audiences of all ages who were unable to experience it live, Ultra has officially joined in the cinematic thrill– hopefully there won’t be any rioting in Hollywood this time! If you missed out on the festival last year, you’re going to want to catch this in the movies! Who knows, maybe they’ll even come out with a Coachella feature film one day!