The wait is finally over! It has just been announced that the headliners for the European Ultra Music Festival 2013 will be Swedish heartthrob Avicii, trance legend Armin van Buuren, and EDM superstar Carl Cox! The legendary festival has seen countless superstars on its bills the past couple of years, even managing to bag Madonna, the queen of pop, as an announcer last year. As expected, early bird tickets sold out in less than ten minutes just last week, but not to worry: general admission tickets on sale NOW for the first two days, with the third and final day’s tickets going on sale in early 2013.
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Dirty Dutch DJ/Producer Sidney Samson brought incredible, raw energy to UMF this year. With the help of Lil Jon, Samson delivered an incredible performance, dropping the biggest tracks of the spring. One such record, Kevin Doherty & Amba Shepherd’s Lifeline, was beautifully blended into the classic RUN DMC song, It’s Like That. Check out his live set below, and be sure to check out the Dyro Remix of Lifeline at the 40 minute mark!
If you missed all the music and madness at Ultra Music Festival this year, don’t fret. Musik Beats has all the track ids and downloads from the biggest sets of the festival including Afrojack, Skrillex, Laidback Luke, and More!
EDM has made its way to the front page of the New York Times with the article, Electronic Dance Concerts Turn Up Volume, Tempting Investors. Recently, electronic music concerts and festivals established a presence in the US that is comparable with our European counterparts. Attracted to the superstar DJ line-ups and the overall care-free, high energy atmosphere, dance music lovers are willing to pay big bucks to be apart of it. According to the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapino, “If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll “. Most imporantly the article explores the ever present question, “Will its popularity stick this time or blow over as it did in the 1990s, when it was called electronica?”
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