Last year, when legendary film maker, meditational guru, and coffee bean brewer David Lynch signed onto Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best to release his first musical single, fans of the artist didn't flinch. Known for his surrealist works such as Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, this 13-time Academy-Award nominated producer is no stranger to sound. Along with composing the themes for many of his movies, Lynch debuted his singing talent, providing vocals for two tracks in his most recent film, Inland Empire.
With bluesy, guitar-scapes influenced by the likes of Elvis and Sparklehorse, Lynch's dreamy, strange and hauntingly beautiful musical productions parallel his surrealist vision as an artist. Such adjectives have proven to be excellently adaptable to electronic music. The two singles Lynch released early this year, "Good Day Today" and "I Know," were remixed by electronic music icons Sasha and Underworld and drawn the attention of Coldplay, Bassment Jaxx, and Boy Noize.
Ultra Music Festival for the first time ever will take place over the span of three days this year. The first major U.S. music festival of 2011, Ultra is set to take place on March 25, 26, and 27 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. They have just released phase-two of their line-up, including Duran Duran, Armin Van Buuren, Underworld, Moby, and more.
Duran Duran will be appearing for the first time ever this year in support of their Mark Ronson-produced 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, which is out March 22. Also new is Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 500 area and the debuts of Erick Morillo and Sasha’s (V_rtek) live shows.