Ultra Music Festival Day 1: Check out the biggest sets of opening day

Feeds across social media platforms are running wild with updates from the ongoing Ultra Music Festival at the Bayfront Park in Florida and we’re here with this collection of sets that rocked the various stages at the Festival. The world renowned festival, although experiences a large audience at the ground itself, is widely experienced by fans world over through the means of streaming. But if you’ve missed out on the live-stream due to odd class timings, extended work hours and just dozing off mid sets, there is no need to panic because down below are all the sets that you ought not have missed out on.

Don Diablo

Kicking things off with Don Diablo‘s set at Ultra Miami, the Dutchman quite rightly set the tone for the festival with a set with featured a major chunk of music from his Hexagon label. Featuring singles, released and unreleased, as well as remixes from the likes of Zonderling, CID, The Him and himself, the Don did well to give a thumping set to start things off for the Festival.

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The Confessions Head Honcho took things over from Robin Schulz in style as he was packed with records to rock the Main stage through and through. Featuring the likes of Chris Lorenzo, Moksi, JOYRIDE, Sikdope along with released and unrealeased music from his own side, the set’s highlight was the surprise appearance by none other than DJ Snake – who went on to play a record or two for the audience alongside Tchami.

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Armin van Buuren

Following suit was none other than Armin van Buuren, who kicked off the set in an iconic manner with the opening track ‘My Symphony Of You‘. The grand opening was followed by a flurry of tracks from the Armada Music label and a night, that Armin promised to be, ‘A State of Trance’. A truly mesmerizing set worth every minute.

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Taking things over from Armin van Buuren at the Main-stage on day 1 was KSHMR – gradually perfecting his craft behind the decks. The Indian-origin American producer and DJ seemed to rely solely on his own productions for the first half-hour of the set, although some would argue that the entire set comprised of tracks produced by him. Regardless, it was the music that listeners were after and KSHMR is never one to disappoint when it comes to playing a banging set.

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In a smaller set, Kygo presented for all to see why, while he may not have the perfect sun-kissed sands and beaches for his music, there is nothing that can stop you from enjoying his typical sound. Hit after potential hit, Kygo delivered in style with tracks featuring the likes of Selena Gomez and John Newman besides a new track titled ‘Kids in Love’.

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Martin Garrix

The most touted set of the night was of course to be delivered by none other than Martin Garrix. In a set that featured music from himself and a few collaborations, it is the diversity of his productions that are up for show and the set complements quite well the fact that he is the world’s best DJ on an otherwise inconsequential listing system.

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Major Lazer

As the night drew to a close, it was Major Lazer behind the decks with responsibility to assure that Day 1 headed towards an enjoyable ending. With gimmicks and mashups a plenty – to the tune of some 50 to 60 tracks – in the set, the Major Lazer trio seemed to be in their spirits as they performed quite a set, which also included a feature from Trinidadian ragga artist Bunji Garlin.

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On the curtain call duties was Swedish production virtuoso Alesso. Seemingly not bothered by all the rumors and speculations that keep surrounding his future with regard to becoming a part of something bigger than himself, Alesso seemed fairly comfortable in dishing out whacky mash-ups along with unreleased music from across the spectrum of the dance music community. A befitting set to end Day 1 with, it makes for a good listen among heavy competitors from the day.

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Watch this space for recap for Day 2 tomorrow.

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