The talk has stirred and stirred and finally, Ultra Music Festival has revealed it's big announcment. Miami's biggest electronic dance music festival will expand to two weekends for 2013 at Bayfront Park. The dates are March 15th-17th and March 22nd-24th.
We saw Coachella expand to two weekends, and now UMF 2013 will be celebrating 15 years of bringing the EDM masses to Miami over two weekends filled with groundbreaking, rising, and all star DJ acts. Don't wait till the last minute and get your early bird tickets as they go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Watch the UMF 2012 recap video below to gear up for the festivites bound to go down this March:
Fall has officially arrived and it's definitely one of the funnest fashion seasons for trying out new trends. Dress up your look with fun, vibrant patterns and prints. We are currently obsessing over the printed, harem pantsook!
Try anything from floral printed pants paired with a basic tank or tee and cropped blazer inspired by the queen of mixing prints, Oliva Palermo. Or you can opt for a trendy black and white print teamed up with neon and metallic jewels.
Naturally, we turned to Pinterest to find some added inspiration from celebs to street style stars for our fall print fashion fix. Check the slideshow below to skim our fave picks!
The Fall 2012 phase of Bounce Music Festival is about to get in gear to rock a city near you. Hosting global superstar DJs, this year's festival welcomes headliners Alesso, Martin Solveig, Hardwell, Dada Life, Rusko, and Borgore.
Bounce kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina with Swedish sensation, Alesso at the Longbranch of Raleigh. A second date on Oct. 26 will feature French producer Martin Solveig, Dutch master Hardwell, Deniz Koyu and Tim Mason at the Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa, Arizona. On Wednesday October 31st, Dada Life will be giving champagne showers at Pic-A-Chic Farms along with Borgore. The UK dubstep leader Rusko will drop the bass at the Limelight in Nashville, Tennessee as the last date of the tour on Nov. 19th.
Calvin Harris, the man behind some of the greatest dance tracks to go down in history, has had a monumental year and continues to shine with such ease. The producer's latest work of art, 18 Months, is set to be released in the US on Oct. 29th. The album will include his hit songs "Feel So Close," "Bounce" and his newest collaborations with Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love" and "Sweet Nothing" with Florence Welch. Check the preview of songs below and get the album on iTunes.
We all know Taylor Swift is one to pen her real life experiences to produce massive hit songs that every girl (even if half of us claim not to) can relate to. In this case, a relationship with a bad boy gone wrong. Ring a bell? Swift is currently promoting Red, her new album set to be released on Oct. 22, and has previewed a few tracks which stick to her country pop sounds. However, in her newest release "I Knew You Were Trouble" comes seasoned with a little, wait for it.... dubstep.
The song features a hook infused with dub sounds over Swifts ever so powerful lyrics. With the help of Shellback and Max Martin, a Swedish production duo, the songwriting and vibe mixes a few traditional Swiftisms a la Skrillex to create a track that will probably be on repeat for the next month. Check it out below!
David Abitbol has been making music since the early 90s. Known to the NYC music scene as Japanster, he first started making tunes for video games until he moved into DJing in the early 2000's learning the tricks of the trade from his cousin, DJ Punky Jewster, (a resident at Le Tigre Club & Castel in Paris). With that in mind, he has seen the many faces of the music scene in NYC and continues to shine as someone who is not your typical DJ.
"When I DJ I really like to play very different kinds of music in my set (from post punk to baile funk including hip-hop and garage rock) so people don't get too bored with one style," he said. "I'm not talking about playing randomly one punk track then one house track but more building a set up using tracks that can definitely go together well even if they are not from the same style," he said on his commanding and eclectic style that stemmed early on in his career.
Just recently celebrating their one year anniversary, Electric Beach is still going strong and bringing in prime DJs to headline its weekly series. This Saturday, Oct. 13th, welcomes Ben Gold, a rising player in the trance scene, along with NYC based, FancyCats.
It'll be a treat to catch a Ben Gold show so get your tickets at electricbeach.joonbug.com and embrace your inner trance fan with his recent podcast below!
We are all guilty of having a case of the Monday's every once in a while. When your gearing up for the weekend ahead, it's best to accompany those thoughts with some energetic tunes. This week's playlist is compiled of huge dance tracks (old and new) that will make your week just a little bit better.
1. Ellie Goulding-I Need Your Love (Feat. Calvin Harris): This track is just destined to be a club anthem for the coming year. Harris' mellifluous producing skills shine alongside Gouldings vocals. The release date is set for the US soon!
2. Martin Solveig- The Night Out (Madeon Remix): Anything Madeon touches is just pure music bliss. At such a young age, he has proved to be a bulldozing force in the EDM world and has done it with such ease.