Talented DJ-producer Whethan has released a new single called “All In My Head.” It features the powerful vocals of alt-rock singer grandson. Released on Big Beat/Atlantic Records, this new track comes right off his upcoming debut album, FANTASY. If you are into groovy yet seriously rocking music then this single is for you. grandson’s vocals
Whethan went quiet towards the end of 2019, re-blooming his debut EP with some remixes, yet laying low on socials and original music. He acknowledged the radio silence and started the new year with new single “Stay Forever“, tying in a long-awaited debut album announce. Now, the delivery of his forthcoming FANTASY LP is only a matter of time.
Having brought in indie group STRFKR—one of the producer’s favorite artists—on the first single, the Wallflower has followed up with another genre-bending feature on “All In My Head,” reeling in acclaimed alt-rock singer-songwriter grandson. As the second lead to his upcoming project, the song combines grandson’s influences with Whethan’s structured production, including a bold, guitar driven bass-line, and distortion-galore on the synths.
Whethan will unveil his new FANTASY set at Ultra Music Festival 2020 and embark on a North American headline tour shortly after, starting at LA’s The Novo on March 26. Purchase tickets here.
Ultra Music Festival has revealed its phase 2 lineup, and it does not disappoint! Besides the typical DJ lineup, this year’s lineup seems to have a little more focus towards the live performance side of things. Those performances include fan favorites like Gryffin’s live set, Gareth Emery’s Lazerface, Madeon’s first ever live vocal performance, SOFI
After 7 long years, Madeon will officially be making his return to Ultra Music Festival. The popular music festival announced on social media today that the talented star is set to perform on the Live stage this March. Not only this, but Madeon himself announced that he will be bringing the Good Faith Live Show
Ultra Music Festival has officially announced that Kygo will be performing at this upcoming Miami event. Since the Phase 1 lineup announcement last year, the popular music festival has remained quiet about any other artists that are set to perform at Ultra Miami. Future attendees and fans have been impatiently waiting for the phase 2
Ultra Music Festival has officially started the day off on the right track. Today, the world popular festival has released its 2020 edition lineup and you certainly do not want to miss it. This lineup features many talented artists and a great amount of one-of-a-kind back to backs that you just cannot miss. They have
Now that Ultra Music Festival has confirmed its return back to Bayfront after its 2019 outing to Virginia Key Beach Park, the festival has started to drop 2020 festival news, heightening the excitement for the festival’s return. In September, Ultra unveiled its 2020 promotional theme, “We Return Home,” and now organizers have announced that for the first time, NGHTMRE and SLANDER‘s label Gud Vibrations will takeover the UMF Radio Stage.
NGHTMRE and SLANDER have played Gud Vibrations shows together at Ultra festivals across the world, but this will be the first time the label will take over a stage at the Miami iteration of the festival series. In Ultra’s announcement of the label takeover, they promise the stage will showcase “high-energy bass.”
It has yet to be seen whether NGHTMRE and SLANDER will perform as separate acts on the Gud Vibrations stage, together, or whether they will do both a separate and joint performance to celebrate their label’s takeover. Gud Vibrations has curated some of the scene’s best bass music as of late, including enlisting Habstrakt for his label debut with “De La Street.” WAVEDASH and Shadient are other frequenters of the label. Time will tell which acts will be featured on the stage, but the announcement certainly builds the anticipation for Ultra’s forthcoming lineup announcements.
Ultra’s first foray into Australian territory took place during its Road To Ultra series in 2018. The following year, the megafestival officially touched down in Sydney and Melbourne. Its debut run down under proved an overwhelming success, setting up its return for March 2020. Now, the first wave of artists for both Sydney and Melbourne have been revealed.
Eric Prydz will be performing twice at each event, once as himself and once under his darker Cirez D alias. The progressive house leader recently announced he’d be honoring his deceased superfan, James Lillo, in taking his ashes along with him for the journey. Lillo passed away from cancer not long after his diagnosis in 2016, inspiring Prydz to name a song after him.
Other talents making up Ultra Australia’s first phase billing include veterans DJ Snake, Zedd, Afrojack, and Dash Berlin, along with some house and techno representation from UMEK, Luciano, and Deborah De Luca. Tickets are available here.
The global expansion of Ultra Music Festival will continue in 2020 with an extensive tour that will see the renowned event travel to new parts of the world, as well as previous locations with a brand new look and feel.
For the first time ever, Ultra will land in the Middle East for Ultra Abu Dhabi on March 5-6, 2020. The oceanfront setting of this luxury vacation destination will be a return to the familiar for the festival that has held its flagship festival on the beaches of Miami for over two decades. More details surrounding this inaugural event will be available soon on ultra-abudhabi.com.
Immediately following Abu-Dhabi, Ultra returns to India after a three-year hiatus for Ultra India: Hyderabad & New Delhi on March 7-8, 2020. Back in 2017, Ultra hosted the first two performances of The Chainsmokers in India. One in Mumbai and the other in New Delhi. Now, they will add another stamp to their extensive passport with their first-ever event in Hyderabad.
These tour stops on the continent of Asia represent only a fraction of what’s coming up for Ultra Worldwide next year. The festival will return to Africa for events in Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as Australia for Sydney and Melbourne. View the graphic below for the full tour schedule and note that it only covers February and March. Keep your eyes on Dancing Astronaut for more intercontinental iterations of Ultra Music Festival.
After creating quite the rumor circuit about the location of the 2020 iteration of the festival, Ultra Music Festival finally confirmed its return to Bayfront Park through its Miami 2020 trailer. The theme is naturally “we return home,” after the festival’s 2019 outing to Virginia Key Beach Park.
The City of Miami Commission voted to deny the festival a new five-year agreement at Bayfront Park in 2018, ultimately forcing the longstanding event to Virginia Key for its 2019 iteration. After a rocky start resulting in festival attendees having to walk miles to the mainland on day one, Ultra understandably received a sizable backlash from attendees. Organizers considered relocating the 2020 version out of Miami altogether, but the city council, to the relief of many, voted in favor of Ultra reprising its original home base.
The trailer shows highlights of Ultra from years past, and enlists Martin Garrix‘s “Home” as the backdrop—begging the question of whether or not the artist has already confirmed for the upcoming bacchanale. Ultra Music Festival will be held on March 20-22, and tickets will go on sale on September 24 here.