Ultra Miami has always been a special event for Martin Garrix. The crossover wunderkind’s gigs at the mega-festival involve unveiling multiple new IDs and more, making for a memorable affair each time. After having to miss the 2018 iteration, he ensured his return to the main stage would be particularly special.
Garrix fans received a gift in the form of a brand new release minutes after his Ultra 2019 set began. His opening piece, an Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris collaboration called “Mistaken,” landed on digital shelves with two different versions. The original, which harkens back to commercial house sounds of the early 2010s, is a slice of vocal euphoria that served as an effective opener for Garrix’ momentous returning set. Its accompanying club version errs a bit more toward the gritty side, but is equally nostalgia-influenced. Of his performance, the producer tweeted out his praise: “tonight was very special.”
Thank you Ultra.. I missed you guys a lot Tonight was very special
Back in May of 2018, Martin Garrix went after “fake artists” that would upload Martin Garrix’s unreleased songs and upload them to fake Spotify accounts. Because of this, Martin Garrix vowed to not perform unreleased songs during his live sets moving forward. When it came to Martin Garrix’s Ultra performance, everyone was waiting for Martin
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Skrillex and Hikaru Utada kick off some of the most prominent of NMF releases with the heavenly “Face My Fears” from Kingdom Hearts III. Also leading the charge are Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy with a powerful drum & bass collaboration, “Life You Up.” Sofi Tukker and ZHU have delivered the sultry “Mi Rumba,” and Gorgon City bring the heat with a feisty new original, “Lick Shot.” Sam Feldt and Kate Ryan dive into their feelings in “Gold,” and Slushii dreams of warmer days with the tropical “Never Let You Go.” 13 summons a storm on the formidable “Uppercut,” and Above & Beyond are “Flying By Candlelight” in their new collab with Marty Longstaff. Lost Kings continue their slew of releases with “FU4E,” and Xan Griffin delivers his first release since his September Self-Discovery album. Peking Duk sprinkle some sweetness in their new original with Jack River, “Sugar,” and Richard Durand puts his intense spin on Armin van Buuren‘s “Wild Wild Son.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival are two of the most popular events of the year to debut new music. Artists use the festival which is held so early in the season to test out what they have been working on in the off months and gauge crowd reaction. Almost nobody had more new
Tiësto is set to release a new EP on March 31. Ahead of time, he gave fans a preview of what to expect with “Dawnbreaker” — a collaboration between the electronic music legend and Matisse & Sadko, and it is out now on his label Musical Freedom.
This track is among the five new songs that Tiësto debuted during his set at Ultra Music Festival, and it is a divergence from the commercial and big room house the producer has been putting out as of late. The track is almost reminiscent of his trance roots, with high-pitched chords and an upbeat vibe. Tiësto fans of all varieties will certainly welcome this new EP if “Dawnbreaker” is indicative of the EP’s style as a whole.
Axwell / Ingrosso received some sharp criticism when they released their last single ‘Dreamer’. Fans were initially pretty disappointed that the group decided to alter the track, which was originally heard as an ID almost a year ago, from a progressive anthem to a future bass oriented tune. Axwell and Seb both stood by their
For months, Martin Garrix fans have been waiting to get their hands on a fixture in his summer sets: “Forever,” a collaboration with Matisse & Sadko. “Forever” marks the fourth time Garrix has teamed up with Matisse & Sadko, following hits like “Dragon,” “Break Through The Silence,” and “Together.” Like its predecessors, “Forever” is a well-rounded festival anthem, complete with and a dramatic organ introduction and a nostalgia-inducing melody.
The melodic house collaboration comes just days after the release of Garrix’s track with Brooks, “Boomerang,” which he put out under his old alias Grx.
If you are a fan of Martin Garrix in any capacity then you are most likely already familiar with this track. It has been heard in Martin and his friend’s sets for quite some time now. The larger than life, atmospheric melody that champions throughout this tune is almost synonymous with main stages of dance
Martin Garrix and Matisse & Sadko‘s highly anticipated collab ‘Forever’ is finally getting it’s release, and it’s a lot sooner than we expected. The track that has been a staple “ID” in Garrix’s sets all summer, is officially coming out Friday. ‘Forever’ is a track Garrix fans have been dying for an official release of, and