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Ultra Music Festival

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    10 Sleaziest Rave T-Shirts at Ultra 2014

    [Editor's Note: Over the weekend, our colleagues at Miami New Times' Crossfade music blog covered the depths of bass-dropping depravity at Ultra 2104--Miami's annual juggernaut of an EDM festival. Here's some of the coverage they were good enough to share with us.] By: S. Pajot Whoa! Bro! You got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The OG of Competitive Gloving Brings His EDM Movement to OC

    By: Rishabh Bhavnani If you've been to a rave in the last few years, chances are that a Glover has held your attention in the palm of their hands for at least a few seconds on the dance floor. They're the guys (or girls) who make an art form out of practically disappearing in a dark club except for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2013

    Danny Avila

    Yost Theater

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Five Best EDM Shows in July

    If you're an electronic dance music lover, we get that you're probably just recovering after an incredible week of parties during Las Vegas' epic Electric Daisy Carnival. Though the festival ended almost 10 days ago July is now upon us and it's time to think about what kind of trouble you can get in ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013

    Paul van Dyk Is a Dance Floor (R)evolutionary

    After two decades, the legendary DJ still creates music that leaves us entranced

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Nicky Romero Is Dedicated to Being a Killer Producer, Mono Be Damned

    Nick Rotteveel--that's Nicky Romero to you--is a Dutch producer/DJ that rose out of the streets of Holland into super stardom after being taken under the wing of former number one DJ in the world David Guetta. Currently deejaying all over the world including Ultra Music Festival and Coachella this y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Five Best Orange County EDM Shows in June

    Summer is almost here and though to most in Southern Cali it means beach days, barbeques and bikinis, to the music lover, it means festival season is well underway. For electronic dance music aficionados, the biggest party of the summer will be at this years sold out Electric Daisy Carnival in Las V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Seven Lions, Flinch and Candyland - Avalon - May 17, 2013

    Seven Lions, Flinch and Candyland Avalon Hollywood May 17th, 2013 An abundance of young dubstep/electro aficionados and the stench of cigarette smoke dominated at Avalon in Hollywood on Friday night as the Santa Barbara native Seven Lions (born Jeff Montalvo) unleashed a slew of original tracks and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    MAKJ - Yost Theater - May 11, 2013

    MAKJ Yost Theater May 11, 2013 On Friday night, Mackenzie Johnson, better known by his stage name MAKJ, made his Yost Theater debut in downtown Santa Ana. The 22 year-old DJ and Icon Collective producing school graduate has quickly risen in the EDM ranks with mash-ups, bootlegs and originals that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Three EDM Artist to Watch This Summer

    EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Gary Richards Was an EDM Hustler Long Before He Started HARD

    With the advent of the HARD Summer line-up and its hilarious trailer circling the Internet, we couldn't help but notice how much they have outdone themselves in terms of bringing the most in the now, up and coming and sought after talent today with a diverse line-up featuring everyone from Dog Blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] Has Anyone Seen Molly?

    "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?!" That remark was Madonna's attempt to be current and hip onstage at last month's Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Molly, of course, is slang for the rave drug known as MDMA. After her remark at Ultra, super-producer DeadMau5 was swift to chastise the p ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    Fly Guy Eric Prydz

    The Swedish DJ conquered his aerophobia to get to America and never looked back

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The Top Five EDM Artists at Coachella

    Don't be fooled by the slew of hipsters and bros traipsing around the polo fields of Coachella - the festival itself has long been a pioneer of bringing electronic dance music to the states even dedicating it's own stage for EDM lovers for years. The Sahara tent has seen the likes of everyone from S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Hot Mouth Left LA Riots to Do Things on His Own Terms

    Jon Pegnato has carried on by his DJ moniker Hot Mouth since he left the electro duo LA Riots almost a year and a half ago. But really, the project started about five years prior, before the LA native joined powerhouse EDM duo LA Riots and became the whirlwind success that he never saw coming. Eag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Raging With My Mom at Ultra Music Festival

    Ultra Music Festival celebrated its 15th annual edition by expanding over two three-day weekends (a la Coachella) making it the largest electronic music festival in the US and the only one in the world to take place over two weekends. Acts included some of the worlds biggest EDM names such as Tiëst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Ten GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking Their Shit

    Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on! We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival. Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested. But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Top Seven Sexisest (and Sexist) Fashion Statements

    With the rise of the ubiquitous Internet, street fashion trends rolled in, heavy and dark like a storm cloud, over the style world. Instead of dressing sorta like supermodels on the catwalk, we had to start wearing exactly whatever some fashion editor in Italy was sporting. There's something so li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ultra 2013: Ten Best Inflatable Animals, Blow-Up Dolls, and Other Party Props

    Ultra Music Festival is a zoo. From land sharks to killer whales, pink flamingos to African zebras, UMF 2013 is starting to feel a lot like a World Wildlife Foundation fundraiser, complete with endangered species and cuddly critters. Sure, they're inflatable. But try explaining that to someone rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Ravers Show Us How to Dress at Ultra 2013

    By: Liz Tracy They danced. They rolled. They yelled: Glitter! Yes, these are ten talkative fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013. Certainly, there were some better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed. But the following folks found during night one of 2013's three-day shit fest -- they we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The 13 Funniest Raver GIFs at Ultra 2013

    Society got the best of ya? Go to Ultra Music Festival and leave the normal world behind. Here, you can feel free to get half naked, customize your brain, and put some neon in your life. Deep inside the endless well of bass, you just might find yourself. Here are 13 hardcore ravers who will teach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Five Must-See Artists at Beyond Wonderland

    This weekend, Insomniac takes its fourth journey down the Alice & Wonderland-themed rabbit hole to Beyond Wonderland Music Festival, held at the San Manuel Amphitheater after the city of San Bernardino complained from previous wonderland events at the NOS Events Center. Don't be fooled by the new lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Myndset is an Old School DJ With New School Head Gear

    There are some local artists who are destined for the lime-light, even if Orange County doesn't always have much to offer in that regard. This is something Myndset learned early on in his career as a hip-hop DJ. At the time he went by a different moniker and played every major club in OC feeding the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Why Tritonal Are the EDM Group To Watch in 2013

    After making waves in the trance community the Texas based duo Dave Reedand Chad Cisneroswho form Tritonal are about to embark in the biggest year of their career. At least that's what MTV Clubland thinks as they named Tritonal one of their artists to watch in 2013 last month. We got to chat with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Coachella "Leaks," Confirmations and Rumors

    It's almost crunch time and Coachella line-up announcements should come about at the end of the month. Yet, this still leaves a couple of weeks of fake-line up posters, rumors, speculation and "leaks" to go around the internet and spread like wildfire. Remember when we could buy tickets at the door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Five EDM Artists We'd Like to See at Coachella This Year

    As the new year commences EDM fans have one thing to look forward to and that's the start of festival season which kicks-off with WMC and Ultra Music Festival in Miami this spring. Though most people think EDM is in it's revival stage, the truth is the plethora of dance music at festivals has always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise, Day One: Father John Misty, Yeasayer, !!!, Pulp

    By: Liz Tracy The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Dada Life - Avalon Hollywood - October 16, 2012

    Dada Life Avalon Hollywood October 16, 2012 Dada Life drew quite the crowd last night when they threw their free The Rules of Dada album release party at the iconic club Avalon in Hollywood. Tickets to this show sold out in less than 10 minutes and were almost as coveted as Ultra Music Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Five Things an EDM Diva Learned at Burning Man

    See Also: The Fantastic People of Burning Man FYF Fest 2012: A Complex Punk Portrait of the SoCal Music Scene Insomniac Donates $115,000 From EDC Sales Burning Man is an annual event and temporary community based on radical self-expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Kaskade at Staples Center and Exchange LA--Which Show Was Better?

    See Also: Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Mark Farina & Colette - Focus' 9 Year Anniversary - 6/26/12 Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Kaskade invaded the West Coast over the weekend as part of his summer Freaks of Nature Tour with sto ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Bassnectar Rumbles Through Lightning In a Bottle Festival

    Freeform artist Lorin Ashton reflects on the release of 'Vava Boom' and his journey in EDM

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Avicii: "In Buddhism it means the lowest level of hell"

    See also:*Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's Hologram*Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesAt 22, Swedish producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has done more in the electronic dance music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    DJs We Can't Wait to See at Coachella

    Morgan Page April 13, 2012While in Miami for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival I got to catch up with Grammy nominated producer/DJ Morgan Page. Page was nominated for an International Dance Music Award in Miami for Best American DJ and Best Progressive Track for "In the Air" with Sult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    StellaR: "I don't have a bias to any style. I just love to make people dance."

    In the past four years, StellaR has played at some of the biggest parties in the US, from Ultra Music Festival to residencies at Nikki Beach Cabo, Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto at Rain, Artisan Afterhours, and Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas. Born David Garcia, StellaR has loved the EDM scene since he was 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Five Things at Ultra Music Fest I Wish Were in OC

    ​Unless you've been living under a rock and where not aware, this past ten days marked the 27th consecutive year of Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach Florida. This one of kind gathering unites 10,000s of attendees including artists, DJs, record labels, producers, A&R, press, event/concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Nicky Romero at Ten Nightclub, March 25, 2012

    ​Nicky Romero Ten NightclubMarch 25, 2012Coming straight from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Dutchman Nicky Romero acknowledged the crowd by saying, "If you missed Ultra, here is your chance to live it!" when he took over Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. Romero has been a drummer since he was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    "Can U Feel It" Director Charly Friedrichs Talks About his EDM Documentary: "When parents see this, they will understand why their kids love EDM so much"

    The Ultra Music Festival Miami has been considered the "Best Music Event" by the International Dance Music Awards for years (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, to be exact). The Ibiza DJ Awards called it the "Best International Dance Music Festival" in 2008. But what really happens at the Ultra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Beyond Wonderland at the San Bernardino NOS Events Center, March 17, 2012

    ​Beyond WonderlandMarch 17, 2012Nos Events CenterOn Saturday, Insomniac Events hosted a very special edition of a sold-out Beyond Wonderland at the San Bernardino NOS Events Center. Beyond Wonderland marks the start of festival season in the dance community with Ultra Music Festival in Miami this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Felguk Talks About Coming To Orange County And Their North American Tour

    ​For five years, Felipe (Fel) and Gustavo (Guk) of Felguk have been tearing up clubs and festivals of all kinds. In 2011, the Brizillian duo was placed in the top 100 DJ poll by DJ Mag. 2007 proved to be a break out year, as they received a personal phone call from Madonna. This led to producing a ... More >>

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