Initially live-streamed as part of the UMF TV broadcast, Danny Avila's set at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday was an absolute smash. Seen and heard around the world, Danny Avila's set claimed a spot in the global top 10 trending hashtags alongside dance music royalty like Hardwell and Steve Angello, and with good reason. From start to finish, Danny Avila expertly mixed a hard-hitting selection of "Ready To Jump" certified beats, including some exclusive new music that has yet to be released.
It is only a few days before the parties start for Miami Music Week, and the excitement is almost too much to bear. And for a good reason too; MMW hosts a whole lot of pool parties, boat cruises, and exclusive shows featuring the best names in electronic dance music, ending in the three day musical masterpiece that is Ultra Music Festival. Of course, not everyone gets to attend all of these wonderful gathering, or any at all for that matter, which is why UMF Radio will be broadcasting live on SiriusXM radio all throughout Miami Music Week.
Tom Swoon and Lush & Simon have teamed up to produce 'Ahead Of Us,' a gorgeous new tune due out March 10th on Ultra Music. The track is beautifully composed of soft violins and a gently strumming guitar underneath seductively raspy male vocals that tug directly on the heart strings as they sings of better days that are yet to come. When the beat finally hits, the melody washes over you with such powerful care-free happiness, the exhilarating rush will give you goosebumps.
The brother/best-friend trio from New York is starting the weekend the right way with a big Friday night show at Pacha. Whether it's one of their amazing original releases, like 'Overtime' and 'Take Me Home,' or any of the incredible remixes they've done for big names like Bruno Mars, Hardwell, and Krewella, if you've heard anything from Cash Cash, you know that seeing them perform will be money well spent. General admission tickets start at $25, but if you RSVP ahead of time, entry is free until 12 A.M. Doors open at 10 P.M. for ladies 19 and older, guys 21+.
Stories have been floating around the internet since Hardwell's gig in Belfast on Thursday, where reports have been turning up numbers of the concert attendees who had to be hospitalized at the Odyssey Arena. As of today, BBC reports that a total of 108 people were hospitalized both inside and outside the parameters of the venue. Furthermore, BBC reports that Belfast's Odyssey was a 'disaster zone' of intoxicated patrons who needed very close medical attention.
Ten thousand tickets were sold for the Belfast show, but they refused entry to up to 300 young people who were either underaged or clearly seemed drug or alcohol induced. Even so, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service declared the scene a "major incident" and paramedics had to resort to overhauling numerous resources and Ambulance services to tend to all the ill concert goers, some who were even declared as being "life-threateningly ill."
There are so many things to celebrate about over at Dim Mak Records: the label's 18th birthday, it's 500th release, and most recently, the major milestone that is reaching 200K likes on Facebook. No better way to celebrate so many crowning achievements than by giving all of Dim Mak Records' dedicated fans a free download of some of the label staff's favorite tracks.
The Dim Mak Keeps it 200K pack is a handpicked collection of tracks spanning the full 18 years of the label's existence, including big tracks that have shaped the catalogue of 500 releases under Dim Mak Records' belt, and a few rare hidden gems to make this free gift that much more of a treat for fans.
It is known to everyone by now that Hardwell is the biggest name in EDM right now as he topped DJ Mag's 2013 Top DJ's in the world list at number 1. Now that it's 2014, it doesnt look like he plans on giving up his crown. With a new music video for his latest hit with Matthew Koma, "Dare You", he is coming into the new year with full head of steam. Check the video out below, and let us know who you think will be the best DJ of 2014.