Ultra has revealed the dates for 2020's festival, just days after this year's edition reached its conclusion.
The monolithic session will return to Miami on 27th March, running through until 29th March. There has been no confirmation as to whether the action will take place at this year's site, Virginia Key, which was secured after local authorities refused a license for the event's old home, Bayfront Park.
Skrillex’s music can protect you from mosquitos, according to a recent study published in the science journal 'Acta Tropica'.
Research apparently shows the airborne menaces are so entertained by 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' they forget to forage for human blood, or look for potential mates to reproduce with. Given the experiment focussed on Aedes aegypti, or the Yellow Fever Mosquito, that sounds good to us.
When we decided to relaunch our flagship mix series, one artist remained at the top of our hit list to kick things off from the outset. With her eclectic style of bass-focused club music arguably having more of an impact than ever before on both European and US dancefloors, Jubilee perfectly epitomises everything On Cue is intended to represent.
“Miami is inside me no matter what I do”
Born in Miami, Jubilee — real name Jessica Gentile — relocated to New York in 2003. But there’s no doubt that the city she was born in still has a huge impact on her musical output, both as a DJ and producer.
Her style of playing is also something Gentile says came to her quite naturally as a young DJ. So what advice can she offer to young DJs trying to do the same? “My only advice to DJs doing the same is to know their songs very well,” she explains. “And to actually go out and dance and see what works. Taking risks is cool but mashing up a bunch of stuff together with no flow can really just kill everyone's groove. Everything needs to flow.”
“Theatre people and I aren't really the same. I fit in more with the ravers”
Through Miami’s previously vibrant jungle raves and her own digging in subsequent years, the UK scene is also something that had a huge impact on her as an artist. “[The UK influence] is in there,” she smiles “I got really into UK music when I was a young raver in high school listening to d&b. From there I learned about two-step, garage, and then grime and dubstep. Florida actually had a really decent jungle scene, and when I moved to New York, Breakbeat Science was still open. So I was heavily influenced by the UK when I started buying records.”
Eric Prydz has cancelled all three of his Miami Music Week shows due to an “acute medical condition”.
Prydz revealed the news in a tweet last night (26th March). He said, “I am really sorry but due to an acute medical condition I am unable to travel or perform in Miami this week.
“I am truly gutted to miss any shows but especially Miami as this is one of my favourite times of the year.”
KFC’s Colonel Sanders – well, someone dressed as him – has been announced for Ultra’s main stage in Miami on Friday 29th March. It's anyone's guess what the hell that means.
New York may be known as the city that never sleeps, but with lax liquor laws that allow for drinking until 5am, and a cornucopia of fabulous places to see and be seen, Miami isn’t getting much rest either. The Magic City is a cauldron of global cultures, between Cuban food and Latin architecture, to Puerto Rican music and European fashion, and the only things hotter than the weather are the abundant spices. During Miami Music Week, the city is flooded with electronic music enthusiasts in search of all-night romps and beachfront dance-offs.
"The Magic City is a cauldron of global cultures, between Cuban food and Latin architecture, to Puerto Rican music and European fashion..."
Skrillex and Boys Noize are playing a warehouse party during Miami Music Week, a rare outing for the duo, also known as Dog Blood.
The session is set for Thursday 28th March at Mana Wynwood Warehouse, and looks set to be among the biggest Ultra Miami pre-parties set to take place this year, hosted by the LA crew Brownies & Lemonade.
The full line-up for the soiree also includes What So Not, A-Trak b2b Anna Lunoe, 1788-L b2b Blanke, along with Cray and Whethan each playing b2b with as-yet-unannounced guests.
The first wave of acts to play DJ Mag’s Miami Pool Party during Music Week has been revealed.
Taking place on Wednesday 27th March at the Kimpton Surfcomber hotel on Miami’s south beach, this year’s edition of our annual shindig will feature sets from ALOK, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Tennis, Don Diablo, Magdalena and tINI. There will also be some very special unannounced guest sets that, trust us, you're going to want to be there for.
More acts are also set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Ultra Miami has shared a video teasing the layout of its new site on Virginia Key.