Ultra Music Festival’s housewarming party is well underway in its impressive new home, Virginia Key, Miami. Friday saw the likes of Nicky Romero, Alesso and Marshmello crank up proceedings on the mainstage, setting expectations remarkably high for Saturday’s performers. With the ANIMA show in his armoury, 22-year-old Martin Garrix was poised to take on the Saturday headliner slot.
Having not featured at last years Ultra, DJ Mag’s number 1 DJ surpassed high expectations from the very start, treating fans to a sensational new intro mix of “Mistaken”, his new collaboration alongside Matisse & Sadko and vocalist Alex Aris. His set gained momentum, sandwiching special mashups featuring tracks from Nicky Romero, Daft Punk and Axwell Λ Ingrosso in-between various Garrix originals such as “Like I Do”, “Virus (How About Now)” and “Together”
It wouldn’t have been a true Martin Garrix Ultra Miami performance without a few hard-hitting IDs. The Dutchman flaunted a handful of unknown tracks, stirring up excitement around what is to come from him and his record label in the near future. It has been hinted that one could potentially be a collaboration alongside fellow producer, Dyro (according to 1001tracklists).
Having raised the energy throughout with some pulsating electro house, he looked to provide an unforgettable conclusion to what had already been a magnificent set. Closing with some of his more progressive anthems, Garrix blasted his most recent fan-favourites “No Sleep” and “High On Life” to tickle the vocal chords of a vibrant Miami crowd.
Once again, the show did not disappoint, demonstrating why he should be the only one to play one of the most prestigious festival slots in dance music. The Martin Garrix magic didn’t end there, announcing the immediate release of “Mistaken” on STMPD RCRDS shortly after departing the mainstage. Check out “Mistaken” and Martin’s full Ultra performance below, you can find the full tracklist here.
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