Soundtrack to Ultra 20

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Ultra celebrated a monumental twentieth anniversary this past weekend. Organizers wrapped UMF’s birthday with several landmark wins — its acquisition of Winter Music Conference, a Swedish House Mafia reunion, and a long-fought promise to return to their beloved venue at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Along with the weekend came a bevy of top industry taste maskers spotlighting the upcoming year’s most popular dance floor anthems in their sets.  Over the weekend, compiled a list of the Top Ten most-played tracks at Ultra Music Festival. From singles one might expected to see from names like DrakeSkrillex, and GTA, a deeper listen into the list reveals some tracks that will surely surprise and delight.

In years past, the tracks dominating Ultra’s main stage were seen as a way to forecast which generic trends might be dominating the festival season cycle. The sheer diversity in this year’s compiled list displays a wider range of genre crossing, however, which speaks to dance music’s diversification of tastes and sounds.

Here are the top ten tracks most played tracks at Ultra 2018.

1. Drake – God’s Plan [OVO]

2. Gammer – The Drop [Monstercat]

3. 4B &TEEZ – Whistle [Premiere Class]

4. 4B & Aazar – Pop Dat [FREE]

5. Valentino Kahn – Lick It [Spinnin’]

6. GTA ft. DJ Funk – Booty Bounce (GTA Hyprr Mix) [Free/Mad Decent]

7. DJ Snake – Magenta Riddim [Geffen/Universal]

8. David Guetta, Martin Garrix, & Brooks – Like I Do [What A Music]

9. Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup [OWSLA]

10. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini [Atlantic/Warner]

H/T: EDMTunes, Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage.

Henry Fong Followed Through On His Swedish House Mafia Promise

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Henry Fong recently promised to do more than he could handle. On March 21st, Henry Fong tweeted that “if Swedish House Mafia makes a comeback this week, I’ll shave my head and jump in the fountaineblue pool naked.” As soon as Swedish House Mafia appeared at Ultra Music Festival 2018, fans began to send hundreds

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Apparently, Swedish House Mafia Played 2 Unreleased Songs Last Night

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According to 1001Tracklists, the website has received the official word that there were 2 Swedish House Mafia IDs in their Ultra 2018 set last night. When 1001Tracklists originally credited all of the songs that were played last night, everyone believed that the unreleased songs (IDs) were from either Steve Angello or Axwell / Ingrosso. As

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Ultra 2018 Was The Safest Ever, Security Director Says

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Miami, Florida – Over the course of the three-day festival, Miami Police are reporting that only twenty-seven people were arrested. According to Security Director Ray Martinez, Ultra 2018 was the safest ever. As 55,000 people traveled to Bayfront Park each day, the 20th edition of Ultra Music Festival appeared to be safer than ever. Of

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Tiësto teases 5 new tracks during Ultra set, announces new EP

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On March 23, Tiësto took to the Ultra 20 main stage for a special sunset performance. During his 90-minute set, the godfather of dance music brought out a couple of surprise appearances, including his fabled alter ego, Marshmello, along with a loveable closing moment when his fiancé, model Annika Backes, joined him for a kiss.

What made Tiësto’s performance so special, however, was how much unreleased new music the Dutch powerhouse producer dropped onto his Miami audience — five brand new tracks, to be exact. The new music will be a part of Tiësto’s new EP being release this Friday, March 30th. The release marks the first new material from Tiësto since 2014, when he released his fifth studio album, A Town Called Paradise.

Watch Tiësto’s Ultra 2018 main stage performance now.

Jauz Teases Unreleased Song With Adventure Club at Ultra 2018

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While Jauz is expected to release a 17-track album soon, Jauz made sure to bring his A-Game to the main stage of Ultra Music Festival 2018. By taking over the 6:05pm EST spot on the Ultra Live Stream, Jauz made sure to show off some of his new songs. Aside from bringing out Example to

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EDM Reacts To Swedish House Mafia’s Reunion at Ultra 20

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Five years ago, Swedish House Mafia played their ‘One Last Tour’ and exited from the dance music world. While Axwell and Ingrosso continued as a duo and Steve Angello continued on as a solo artist, Swedish House Mafia was something special that no one single person can ignore. Yesterday the iconic trio – Axwell, Sebastian

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Authorities detain man after Instagram post with rifle appearing to name Ultra Music Festival

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Miami authorities have detained a man who was believed to be targeting Ultra Music Festival in a post on Instagram over the weekend. The name on the account led law enforcement to a man named Rayne Russell, who appears to have posted a photo holding a high-powered rifle, captioned with “Ready for the weekend,” and hashtaged, “#tgif,” “#ultramusicfestival” and, “#mmw2018.” The photo posted pictured Rayne posing with the rifle and an additional handgun with a silencer on the table next to him. It wasn’t long before Ultra’s security team noticed and notified police.


The photo was tagged in Fort Lauderdale, and police immediately tracked down the suspect and brought him into custody for questioning. According to police, Rayne traveled to Miami from Jamaica for the festival and was posing in the photo with a family member’s legally-owned firearms. After being taken in to custoday, authorities determined Russell posed no credible threat. Ray Martinez, head of Ultra’s security team, recalled October 2017’s Las Vegas massacre in which a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd at Route 91 Harvest Festival.

“Really? Right after the Vegas incident happened? We met together with the Miami Police Department and started our planning right from that moment and looked at the lessons learned — what you can learn from those incidences.”

Russell was said to be released following the event on Sunday. Ultra weekend in Miami coincided with March for Our Lives rallies across the world calling for stricter gun control. In response to the Las Vegas massacre, Ultra’s security team implemented a number of hightened security measures ahead of this year’s event, including an applied focus on social media activity leading up to the weekend.

Via 7 News Miami

Man Detained After Posting Picture Holding Gun With Caption ‘Ultra Music Festival’

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Miami, Florida – Police have detained a man after posting a photo to Instagram which showed him holding a high-powered rifle and naming Ultra Music Festival in the caption of the post. The photo in question revealed that the man was wearing a dark gray shirt, jean shorts, and a baseball cap while holding the

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Relive your favorite sets of Ultra Music Festival 2018

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Festival season is officially in full swing as Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has officially wrapped its 20th anniversary event in grandiose display. The ever-expanding franchise recently announced its acquisition of Winter Music Conference, along with their expansion into China with Ultra Beijing and Ultra Shanghai.

Living up to its promise to “expect the unexpected” in 2018, UMF capped off a lofty Miami Music Week with a number of attention-grabbing acts from dance music’s top tastemakers, including David Guetta, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, and Above & Beyond, along with an illustrious cast of newcomers in REZZ, Jauz, and Virtual Self. The most exalted act of the weekend came in the form of a highly anticipated reunion from Swedish House Mafia, who filled the surprise guest slot to close out the festival. Marshmello made his main stage debut and premiered his newest collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, The Chainsmokers put the naysayers to bed with their high-energy performance, which included four unreleased tracks and a flaming drum solo, and Sir Carl Cox delivered a high-powered spectacle in his Resistance Megastructure.

Other notable moments came care of DJ Snake, who brought out Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer to debut their new collaboration, “Let’s Get Ill;” Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who opened their set with a captivating new track ID; Tiësto, who invited out his new fiancé, model Annika Backes, to the stage; and Steve Aoki, who assembled Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, and Play-N-Skillz for a live performance of their recent release, “Azukita.”

For those who can’t count themselves lucky enough to have witnessed the live weekend spectacle, DA has compiled a comprehensive list of streams from UMF 2018 to relive the festival’s most magical moments.


Armin van BuurenMain Stage

Armin van Buuren, ASOT Stage

DJ SnakeMain Stage

HardwellMain Stage

Steve AokiMain Stage

Oliver HeldensMain Stage

Axwell ^ IngrossoMain Stage

NGHTMRE & Slander present Gud VibrationsWorldwide Stage

QuintinoUMF Radio

Pete TongArcadia Spider

KungsMain Stage

SlushiiWorldwide Stage

Carl CoxCarl Cox Megastructure

Hot Since 82Arcadia Spider

BlasterjaxxUMF Radio

REZZUltra Worldwide

Virtual SelfLive Stage


AfrojackMain Stage

Alan WalkerMain Stage

The ChainsmokersMain Stage

TiestoMain Stage

Tchami & Malaa present No RedemptionLive Stage

San HoloLive Stage

MarshmelloMain Stage

JauzMain Stage

Benny BenassiUltra Worldwide

Jamie JonesCarl Cox Megastructure

Carl CoxCarl Cox Megastructure

Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco OsunaCarl Cox Megastructure

Cheat CodesMain Stage

Danny TenagliaArcadia Spider


Swedish House MafiaMain Stage

Above & Beyond

Eric Prydz

What So NotUltra Worldwide

David GuettaMain Stage

GhastlyUltra Worldwide

Andrew RayelA State of Trance

Paul OakenfoldA State of Trance

Gabriel & DresdenA State of Trance

FlosstradamusUltra Worldwide

Julian JordanUMF Radio

Pan Pot

Sick Indviduals

Quix b2b WukiUMF Radio

Benny BenassiUltra Worldwide

Keys n KratesLive Stage

Valentino KhanUMF Radio

OokayLive Stage

Cedric GervaisUltra Worldwide

Salvatore GanacciUltra Worldwide

MatadorArcadia Spider

Manila KillaUMF Radio

Frank WalkerUltra Worldwide

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