Nearly six months after celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary, Ultra Miami has unveiled its exultant recap of the historic weekend surely no attendee has forgotten (at least not deliberately). The short picture boasts its seemingly endless stream of EDM hall of famers, including Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, and Dash Berlin: a mere fraction of the 2018 roster.
Inundated by glistening bikini bods, a thundering mass of pyrotechnics, and a kaleidoscopic sea of swirling artist emblems, the video may appear hyperbolic, albeit, only to those who have never had the chance to attend. The recap illustrates the round-the-clock celebratory nature of the fest, shifting from day to night with no loss of vigor, mirroring that of the perpetually enthused, perma-smile patrons. Additionally, those Ultra attendees brandish not only a full spectrum of artist memorabilia, but national flags from all ends of the universe, solidifying the festival’s overwhelming scope of attraction. Even Will Smith can be seen taking the sparkling city up on his eternal “Welcome To Miami.”
Ultra Worldwide will be marking its sixth continent this upcoming February in preparation for Ultra Music Festival’s 20th year anniversary. This will mark the beginning to another wonderful tradition on the beautiful grounds of Australia. Plans have already been confirmed for Ultra Australia 2019 to take place in Sydney and Melbourne. In excitement for this
Though Daft Punk didn’t become immediately recognizable to the general public until after Discovery, their first album Homework occupies an important place in the history of the robot duo. Homework comes before the robot persona of the group, which was introduced in 1999, and demonstrates a particularly raw and intimate look at the productions that they were in love with at the time.
Like much of house music at the time, most of the tracks are cut with disco samples and are put on loop, but Daft Punk managed to put so much of their soul and personality into the record. With influences from Frankie Knuckles and Juan Atkins, or Romanthony and Todd Edwards (the latter two who were referred to in “Teachers” on the album), Homework was a stepping stone to greater things in the careers of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
Songs that blew up from the album include the seminal hit “Around The World,” as well as “Da Funk” and “Alive.”