Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised the opening of Garrix’s Ultra set. Garrix’s swift progression from the live debut of an unreleased ID, to the formal release thereof, however, was but one of the many noteworthy electronic developments of Ultra’s second day.
From deadmau5‘s presentation of the cutting-edge technology that is Cube 3.0 for the very first time during his main stage closing set, to Zedd’s gritty remix of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save to World,” not to mention Illenium‘s Ultra debut, day two of the Miami flagship kept live streamers and attendees alike engaged in their uncertainty of just what would happen next. Relive the festival’s momentous sequel to day one with sets from Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Illenium, NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations), Tchami, deadmau5, and Martin Garrix.
Weekend one of Tomorrowland 2018 is in the books with no shortage of highlights from the three-day event. While many fans are still catching up on the first weekend’s many highlights, Belgium is gearing up for weekend two, and fans abroad looking to stream live sets from the festival can now plot their viewing schedules. The schedule will be divided up into four channels on Tomorrowland’s streaming site, with each channel taking on an assortment of stages, offering couch-bound ravers a wide assortment of performances from this coming weekend’s programming.
The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.
His involvement with Desert Hearts dates back to the 2014 edition of the festival, and since then the producer’s become a staple in the underground community. Much of his work is with fellow producer RYBO, although the Los Angeles-based artist recently released a brand new EP with Ghostea titled Kablam!.
Now, he’s shared his enthralling two-hour set from this Spring’s Desert Hearts festival and it’s a thrilling mix to kick off the day with.
Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
Seth Troxler‘s devotion to the craft of techno production diverges a bit from his quirky behavior off the decks, but the Detroit-hailing DJ’s status as a production auteur is undeniable. Whether it be a recent headlining performance at Circoloco in Ibiza on New Year’s Day or at Germany’s fabled Timewarp Festival last April, Troxler has been known to perplex crowds with cutting-edge sets; the myriad tracks in his record collection is boundless.
Now, Troxler has released the first edition of his ‘In Hindsight’ mix. The mix is a live recording from an undisclosed 2017 gig, and features a flock of unrecognizable tracks. “Recordings of some of my favourite gigs this year,” reads the description on his SoundCloud page. “Not saying where they are from but if you were there I’m sure you know.”
With coming performances at Dirtybird Campout East, Pitch Music Festival, Ultra, and a plethora of unreleased dates, Troxler is heading into the new year with steam. “Part 1. Keep an eye out on my Soundcloud during next few days,” reads the description, foreshadowing similar mixes in the future.