Capping off our Ultra Music Festival preview, we have five acts that you should check out on Sunday, March 20th while at Bayfront Park.
1) San Holo (3:00 – 4:00 pm, UMF Radio) – San Holo has quietly become one of the most promising and intriguing producers in the Future Bass scene. He seamlessly blends heavy beats, sharp snares, and smooth melodies. Releasing recent hits on both OWSLA and Monstercat, it is apparent that his talent is being recognized by some of the biggest labels out there. Check out his ‘New Sky Tour Mix‘ to hear the sounds he will be bringing to shake Miami.
2) Galantis (5:15 – 6:15 pm, Main Stage) – Galantis‘ rise to popularity has been nothing short of incredible over the past two years. In 2014, Ultra Music Festival was graced with two of their first hits, ‘Smile‘ and ‘You.’ Now, it seems like you cannot go to a festival or show without hearing a record from the Swedish duo. It will be extremely interesting to see if they bring their ‘Live’ performance to the Ultra Main Stage. Additionally, there have been discussions of a new album in the works so hopefully, they can tease some of their new productions.
3) Eric Prydz (7:30 – 9:00 pm, ASOT Megastructure) – Eric Prydz. Megastructure. That is all that needs to be said. Just watch some fan video from last year if you do not believe us:
4) Destroid (7:30 – 8:20 pm, Live Stage) – There have been some grumblings from some fans that this year’s Ultra Music Festival lineup is a bit light on Bass music… While it may not have the depth of previous years, the artists that Ultra brought in are truly heavy-hitters. Destroid is a prime example. The Dubstep triumvirate of Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka is sure to shake the Live Stage with records like ‘Raise Your Fist,‘ ‘Bounce,‘ and ‘Put It Down.‘ It has been a while since the group has performed so hopefully this means the unveiling of new material.
5) Knife Party/Pendulum (9:40 – Close, Main Stage) – It has to be them. It has to be the return of Pendulum to close out our list. Bringing together the Drum n Bass band is a huge feat and promises to be one of the most exciting moments of Ultra Music Festival 2016. It will be interesting to see how the transition between Knife Party and Pendulum occurs; whether there will be a short break between the two or if they could pull off a smooth transition between the two.
Who are you looking forward to closing out the weekend with? Any highlights that we missed? We cannot wait to see you all there in less than24 hours…