A little Martin Garrix to get everyone through this very long hump day. I can not believe this kid is only 17 and dropping some of the hottest tracks around. Mega stars like AfroJack, Tiesto, and Dillon Francis have all recently come out with tracks collaborating with Garrix. Hopefully your a fan because it doesn't seem like this kid is leaving the scene any time soon. Can't wait to see him twice at EDC New York. Enjoy!
Nothing like a little GTA to start off your Thursday. Four years ago this duo were just a couple of guys working in Miami, this year they took UMF by storm. Enjoy.
Could it be? Will this finally be the year town officials say enough is enough? It seems that almost every year these are the questions everyone in Miami is asked. Every year when all is said and done there are always a few people who think that Ultra Music Festival is getting out of hand and needs to leave Miami. What those people fail to realize is that the festival brings in over 200 million to the the local economy. Every year a few people get injured and someone gets on their high horse and says that the kids are out of control. But with over 100,000 people in attendance and less than a 100 getting injured or arrested this just simply is not the case. If you do the math over 99% of attendees leave the festival safe and with a smile on their face. So just because a few individuals made some poor decisions this should not have to ruin it for the rest of us. And if Miami did end up parting ways with Ultra Music Festival I am sure there would be a lot of very angry business owners who counted on some of that revenue. Check out the great debate here.
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Well, I guess it was bound to happen. This past saturday Deadmau5 had to step in and take place for Avicii who fell sick last week to close out Ultra Day 2. But some are criticizing one remix he played. Seventeen year old Martin Garrix song "Animals" was easily the most played and remixed song of the festival this week but Deadmau5's remix of it caused some controversy. Deadmau5 chose to play a mix previously made by another producer that was set to the tune of "old mcdonald." Some have said its all in good fun and just some hazing of the new guy from a seasoned vet. But others, such as mega dj Tiesto, are calling it disrespectful. What do you think?
The amount of popularity this man has gained in the last few years is unprecedented. Afrojack is known to pump out some of the most insane beats around. Collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Martin Garrix. His set this year at Ultra Music Festival he came fully prepared with a packed hour long set of new tracks and remixes, check it out.
With Miami Music Week quickly approaching, there is a lot of speculation of who will play where, what beats will be dropped the most, and what surprises each artist will bring to the stage. With all these questions up in the air, legendary Pete Tong makes his top five picks for what he thinks will be the most popular tracks to be dropped. Check it out.