Hour 1: Arthur Galestian ‘Deeper’ Summer Mix With my June trip to the beaches of paradise in Thailand, this month we bring you a collection of deeper summertime tunes bordering on the edges of deep and progressive house. Put on your beach party gear and let’s start celebrating the summer with tunes by 16-Bit Lolitas, Adrian Lux, Jody Wisternoff, Jeremy Oldander & Fehrplay, London Grammar and more.
Hour 2: Randy Seidman Guest Mix Randy Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. He has shared the stage with such well-known DJs as Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Benny Benassi, M.A.N.D.Y, and many others. Randy has had the honor of playing some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac’s Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival. All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world’s top nightclubs, Avalon in Hollywood!
Randy Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. He has shared the stage with such well-known DJs as Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Benny Benassi, M.A.N.D.Y, and many others. Randy has had the honor of playing some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac’s Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival. All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world’s top nightclubs, Avalon in Hollywood!
01. Ilya Malyuev – Leaving Dancefloor (Hazem Beltagui Remix)
02. Deep Active Sound (ft. Cotry( – Sunrise (Original Mix)
03. Gregory Esayan – Martinique (Fon.Leman Remix)
04. Talamanca – Blue Hawaii (Samee’s Deep Mix)
05. Flashtech – Lightwave (Original Mix)
06. Kaempfer & Dietze – Shear Force (Daniel Portman & Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)
07. Igor Voevodin – Eclipse (Dallonte Summer Remix)
08. Talamanca – Ocean Drive (Blend Remix)
09. James Wood – Arrival (Original Mix)
10. Vlad Vandyshev – Summer Nights (Original Mix)
11. Sergey Alekseev – It’s Morning (Andrew Benson Remix)
12. Noel Sanger – One More Time (Solarity Vocal Remix)
About Randy Seidman:
Randy Seidman is one of the hardest working electronic music artists in Los Angeles. His passion for quality & versatility has enabled Randy to share the stage with such well-known DJs as Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Benny Benassi, Andy Moor, Gabriel & Dresden, Erick Morillo, Orbital, Christopher Lawrence, Astrix, Morgan Page, M.A.N.D.Y, and many others. Randy’s sets are woven together with original edits, creating a unique atmosphere that has caught the ears of many.
Since 2007, Randy has been the top support choice of trance megastars, Infected Mushroom, playing over 300 shows with them around the world (from Ecuador to India, Mexico to Russia, Canada to Ibiza, New York to Madrid, and countless places in between). They named Randy “Breakthrough DJ/Producer of the Year” in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
As one would expect, this exposure helped open many doors for Randy, including headlining shows at Ministry of Sound in Korea; Full Moon Festival in Koh Phangan (Thailand); Levels in Bangkok; Sultan in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); WhiteRoom in Sabah (Borneo); Pyramid & Velvet Hypnotized in Bali (Indonesia); El Siete in Quito (Ecuador); Rise Afterhours in Boston; Silk City in Philadelphia; and many other global destinations including Switzerland, Russia, and Mexico.
Additionally, Randy has had the honor of playing some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including: Privilege (Ibiza), Kapital Festival (Ecuador), Caffeine Festival & Beta Nightclub (Denver), Guvernment (Toronto), Insomniac’s Nocturnal Festival (Austin), and three times at the Miami Winter Music Conference for Ultra Music Festival. All of this while holding a monthly residency at one of the world’s top nightclubs, Avalon in Hollywood.
Since 2008, Randy has had a stream of releases supported by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Sander Kleinenberg, Ad Brown, Omid 16b, and Matan Caspi to name just some. Randy’s first downtempo EP, entitled ‘Sunset Honey’ (produced alongside Infected Mushroom’s guitarist, Tommy Cunningham) climbed to the #2 spot on Beatport’s Top 100 Chill Out release chart. This set the stage for Randy’s next two downtempo EP’s, both of which climbed to top-3, including the #1 position for ‘Been Forever’, a successful collaboration teaming up Randy with The Maniac Agenda (producers of the popular video game series, Metal Gear Rising). Also notable is that Randy’s upcoming productions are slated to be released on the popular record labels Black Hole, Dissident, Sine Music, and Virtual Love.
Randy hasn’t settled with DJing and music production… Open House is his electronic music mix show which airs monthly on Digitally Imported Radio, as well as ETN.fm. The program features quality dance music ranging from Deep to Tech to Progressive, and has reached over 150,000 downloads from around the world. Past months have included guest mixes from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Chris Lake, DJ Chus, and Quivver. Check out all episodes and track lists at www.openhousepodcast.com, and subscribe for free in the iTunes store.
Randy pursues his craft with exuberant devotion: a desire for the party, for the sound, and for the beauty of dance music. In the next few years, you will see his ambition take him to new heights – in music and in life.
Signed to Ultra Music, Native Californian Justin Michael may be better known to date for his Billboard and Beatport chart success achieved through his progressive house and electronic-based output, but it’s this love of hard rock and 90s grunge that is now seeing him develop a new sound fusing big room electronica with rock influences; and one that is, for now, all his own. Tune in and hear the uniquely solid sound that is only Justin Michael.
01. Tristan Garner’s Exclusive Matrix Intro 02. Discopolis vs. David Guetta – Ain’t No ‘Falling’ Party (Justin Michael Rocktronica Mashup) 03. Darwin & Backwall, Lunde Bros vs. Avicii – Brighton Silhouette Beach – (Justin Michael Mashup) 04. Paul Thomas, Jerome Isma-Ae, & Max Freegrant vs. Sting – Thrill Me with Tomorrow’s S.O.S (Justin Michael Rocktronica Mashup)
05. Jerome Isma-Ae – My Breath Is Running Up The Hill (Isma-Ae Bootleg Mix) 06. Norin & Rad vs. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Pistol Whip Love” (Justin Michael Mashup) 07. Justin Michael & Digital Freq – “Follow You” (feat. Leon) (Due out on Armada Soon!)
08. Jerome Isma-Ae & Sebastian Krieg – “GT40” (Original Mix) 09. Jerome Isma-Ae & Justin Michael – “Awaken” (feat. Novi) (Due out on Jee Recordings Soon!) 10. Kaskade vs. Avicii – “Jailbait Atmosphere” (Justin Michael Mashup)
11. Jeremy Olander vs. Kent – “Petroleum” (Original Mix) 12. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano vs. Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, John Martin – “Lethal Industry Reload” (Justin Michael Mashup) 13. Justin Michael – “Young Forever” (feat. Phillip LaRue) (Original Mix)
About Justin Michael:
Signed to Armin Van Buuren’s Armada Music, Justin’s latest single – ‘Eyes Closed’ featuring Saint Motel’s A/J Jackson – is already a top 20 hit on the Beatport progressive house charts, sitting alongside cuts from Avicii, Sander van Doorn and Hardwell, and mirroring the success of his first single on Armada, ‘Too Late Tomorrow’, which reached #12 on its progressive house charts. ‘Eyes Closed’, however, is a different dancefloor beast.
Blending big room synths, progressive house and contemporary electronica with soaring guitar solos and the rock-edge vocal of A/J Jackson may sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before, but that’s because it is. ‘Eyes Closed’ demonstrates Justin’s growth as an artist, and showcases a sound that is, for now, all his own. A reinvention? Justin prefers to call it a progression of his career as an artist.
As an Ultra Records artist alongside Tiesto, Deadmau5, and Calvin Harris, Justin enjoyed international acclaim on the back of ‘Her World Goes On’, a single produced & co-written alongside friend Bruno Mars, with whom Justin has clocked up serious studio time over the past few years. ‘Trouble’ featuring Heather Bright, meanwhile, hit #24 on the Billboard Dance Charts and, as one of the vocalist and songwriter’s first collaborations in the electronic scene, reinforced Justin’s talent for nurturing emerging artists.
But it’s not just with new artists that Justin has enjoyed success; he’s been commissioned by major labels Warner, Sony and Atlantic Records to remix major pop and rock stars including Linkin Park, Jason Derulo, Ludacris, Ciara, Toni Braxton and American Idol runner up Adam Lambert.
Indeed, it’s Justin’s studio work that sets him apart from countless other producers around the world. What you hear under the Justin Michael name is all Justin Michael; he’s as comfortable in the studio as he is playing to club or festival crowds. Drawing on Dutch heritage on his Mother’s side, it’s perhaps fitting he’s now signed to Armin’s Armada Music. Working alongside the Dutchman from his base in Los Angeles, Justin is well placed to take advantage of the United States’ insatiable appetite for electronic dance music (EDM) while crafting cutting-edge sounds that fit Armada’s diverse repertoire.
As more and more artists converge on Los Angeles for inspiration, Justin is continuing to link with both new and established talent from both in and outside the EDM scene for exciting collaborations. Regular tours to South America, Asia and across the United States provide further inspiration for the studio; whether he’s at Club Womb in Tokyo, Escape in Amsterdam, exploring the rhythmic confines of Brasil or opening for Kaskade at sold-out nights at Hollywood’s Paladium, Justin’s output continues to transcend genres, geographies and cultures.
Deadmau5, Kaskade, Otto Knows & Tonic – Million Voices (Funk Avy’s “Move For Me” Bigroom Bootleg) [CDR]
The Sleepover, Prendii vs. Tonic vs. Knife Party – Bitch Please Internet Friends (Bl3nd Mashup [SÉVA Rerub]) [CDR]
Tonic – Me (Original Mix) [Panda Funk Records]
Flo Rida – Good Feeling (Jaywalker Dub Mix) [Poe Boy/Atlantic]
Avicii vs. Hardwell vs. Cazzette – Levels (DJ Mexxy Mashup) [CDR]
Nicky Romero vs. Maya & Ido Shoam vs. Itay Kalderon & Ben Azoulay vs. Kaskade vs. East Freaks – First Time It Down In Toulouse (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
R3hab vs. Swanky Tunes (feat. Max C) vs. Hardwell – Cobra Sending My Love Rocket (Fun Mashup) [CDR]
Hard Rock Sofa & Swedish House Mafia vs. Thomas Gold – Save The Marsch Of Kaleidoscope (Craase Bootleg) [CDR]
Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party vs. Tom Fall vs. Hard Rock Sofa vs. Swanky Tunes – iROK-Antidote (Petty Chrais & Mexxy Fucking Mashup) [CDR]
Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes vs. Eva Simons – Here We Go Like You (Fabien Jora Bootleg) [CDR]
New Order vs. Hermetic Dust – Confusion One Love (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
Afrojack vs. Eric Prydz vs. Rolvario vs. Marco V vs. Hardwell vs. DJ Max Electro (feat. Sian Evans) – Pjanoo Louder Rokker (SÉVA Mashup) [CDR]
Hardwell vs. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough Of Triangles (DJ.StEiNaR M. Bootleg) [CDR]
Local to the San Francisco electronic music scene, SÉVA is best known for his high-energy electro progressive sound. His infectious rhythm drives the prime time of underground venues and turns the energy up to 11. Originally inspired by the music at Burning Man, Séva has successfully established himself as a desired DJ in the burner community. His recent musical projects have resulted in original mashup productions, which he features in his cohesive and engaging live sets. Ranked as one of Five Top DJs at Burning Man by Festival Zoo magazine, Séva is on a fast track to the prime time. For more of his work, check out Séva’s Soundcloud page and website.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS ON ANTICIPATED PHASE 2 MIAMI LINE-UP, ITS MOST FORWARD THINKING AND DIVERSE YET
**TWO WEEKENDS, TWO UNIQUE EXPERIENCES** WEEKEND 1 – MARCH 15-17, 2013 WEEKEND 2 – MARCH 22-24, 2013
The second phase of talent confirmed to play across the 2013 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – taking place March 15-17 and 22-24 during Miami Music Week – has been unveiled, revealing what is undoubtedly the most diverse, forward thinking line-up ever billed in the event’s 15 year history.
“In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is, we feel, unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key,” says Russell Faibisch, Ultra Music Festival Founder, Executive Producer, CEO & President.
“We’ve never put so much time and effort into programming an event as we have for this year’s Ultra Music Festival. We truly hope everybody attending this year will value and more importantly enjoy the unique experience we’ve worked so hard to create,” says Adam Russakoff Ultra Music Festival Executive Producer, Director of Business Affairs & Talent Buyer.
Set to annihilate the newly designed, never-before-seen ULTRA MAIN STAGE, the aptly titled MEGA STRUCTURE, the ULTRA WORLDWIDE ARENA and more, the Phase 2 DJ billing is quite simply out of this world. ALESSO, BENNY BENASSI, DIRTY SOUTH, DOG BLOOD (Boyz Noise & Skrillex), ERIC PRYDZ, FEDDE LE GRAND, HARDWELL, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, LAIDBACK LUKE, MARTIN SOLVEIG, PRETTY LIGHTS, STEVE AOKI and SVEN VÄTH are among just some of the hoards of names to join the already eye-watering line-up delivered in Phase 1, including ABOVE & BEYOND, AFROJACK, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, CALVIN HARRIS, CARL COX, DAVID GUETTA, FATBOY SLIM, KASKADE, KNIFE PARTY, RICHIE HAWTIN, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and TIËSTO. After 14 consecutive years of delivering the ultimate dance music experience, it was never in doubt that Ultra Music Festival would deliver for its 15thanniversary.
Looking certain to shake the revamped ‘LIVE STAGE’ to its very core – the next slew of LIVE acts confirmed includes AZELIA BANKS, FAITHLESS (Live DJ & PA Set), SLEIGH BELLS, SNOOP DOG, THE WEEKND and YEAH YEAH YEAHS. Joining the likes of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, BOOKA SHADE, BOYS NOIZE, CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEADMAU5, DISCLOSURE, DJ FRESH, HOT CHIP, MAJOR LAZER, MATT & KIM, MODESTEP, RUDIMENTAL, THIEVERY CORPORATION and YEASAYER announced in Phase 1 at the beginning of the year, it’s safe to say that never before has an electronic music festival offered so much variety and such an array of top LIVE talent than this year’s 15TH edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
ULTRA have also announced the incredible array of arenas set to appear over the two weekends this year; true to form, we’re in for quite a treat…
First up, OH YES OH YES! It wouldn’t be Ultra without the legend that is CARL COX! Bringing his titanic CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA to Bayfront Park this March, he’ll be playing host to some of the finest names in house and techno, including SVEN VATH, RICHIE HAWTIN, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, FATBOY SLIM, JOHN DIGWEED, MAGDA, UMEK, CASSY, NICOLE MOUDABER and UTO KAREM. Expect seriously big things from this much-loved Ultra veteran and his merry following!
Once again, the world’s #1 DJ ARMIN VAN BUUREN delivers his breathtaking ASOT 600 stage, where ABOVE & BEYOND, ATB, COSMIC GATE, DASH BERLIN, FERRY CORSTEN MARKUS SCHULZ, TRITONAL and W&W, will all be joined by the legendary PAUL VAN DYK who will be making his long-awaited return appearance to the world’s premiere dance music event.
The MEGA STRUCTURE serves up an all-star lineup of the world’s top acts, which includes main stage regulars ALESSO, CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ and TIËSTO, just one example of what ULTRA meant by “2 Weekends, 2 Unique Experiences.” Fans will rejoice to see their favorite artists tackle both the Main Stage and the Mega Structure at ULTRA 15.
Keeping it going for underground fans, new to Ultra this year is SURFACE – a brand new concept arena held each Sunday at the Bayfront Stage. Reading like a ‘who’s who’ from the world of the underground scene, look forward to seeing the likes of ART DEPARTMENT, CLAUDE VONSTROKE, DAMIAN LAZARUS, DANNY DAZE, DROOG, FRANCESCA LOMBARDO, GUY GERBER, JUSTIN MARTIN, LEE FOSS, MACEO PLEX, MAYA JANE COLES, MIGUEL CAMPBELL, SETH TROXLER, SOUL CLAP, SUBB-AN, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, WOLF & LAMB and more.
ULTRA is not only delivering the world’s greatest underground sounds each Sunday, but everyday of the festival. The Mixmag Stage will play host to performances by tech gurus CARLO LIO, DUBFIRE, ELIO RISO, JON RUNDELL, JOSH WINK, SHADED and YOUSEF on Friday of Weekend 1. The second Friday will boast additional techno sounds from AUDIOFLY, CARL CRAIG, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, NINA KRAVIZ, PAUL WOOLFORD,RADIO SLAVE and STACEY PULLEN. Each Saturday will also see a myriad of techno and deep house artists that include DAVID SQUILLACE, tINI + GUTI, MARTIN BUTTRICH, NIC FANCIULLI B2B JORIS VOORN, REMO, ROBERT DIETZ, SCUBA, STEVE LAWLER, TIGA and TIMO MAAS on Weekend 2, and an undisclosed arsenal of premier DJs to play on Weekend 1.
Space Ibiza (voted #1 Club in the world and winning multiple awards) plans a triumphant return on Saturday, March 23 to host the tech house and techno acts that they are known for. Also hosting stages will be Skrillex’s formidable OWSLA label, Afrojack’s JACKED, Mark Knight’s TOOLROOM, with more to be announced in Phase 3. Completing the full house, the brand new ‘TRAPPED’ arena, featuring the likes of BAAUER, BRO SAFARI, DJ CRAZE, DILLON FRANCIS, FLOSSTRADAMUS, NADASTROM and many more look more than adequate to cater to the new trap craze.
Finally, for the ninth consecutive year, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL proudly welcomes back the “ECOVillage”. This area is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities, and will run over both weekends of the festival. You can find several interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today.
Limited tickets—which have already sold in 77 countries around the world (topping the record of 74 from years past)–still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival, which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.