Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ultra Music Festival

Anybody going to Ultra Music Festival this year? In case you didn't know, Ultra Music Festival (or UMF for short) is an annual multi-day electronic music festival located in Miami, Florida. This isn't just any other festival, no. Ultra prides itself on being the biggest (with attendance expected to exceed 150,000 this year), baddest, and arguably best electronic music festival in North America, featuring an insane lineup split into 3 separate days. This massive outdoor concert not only features such mainstream Trance/House brand names such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Deadmau5, and David Guetta but also includes exclusive performances from old-school electronic artists Duran Duran and Underworld. However, the full line-up is even more remarkable and surely makes the $219 3-day ticket price very much worth it; just check out the Ultra website. With that price, you get to explore and enjoy 6 gigantic stages of music, 2 of which are indoor "domes."  Here are a few pictures of the event:

Looks exhilarating huh? Unfortunately, I won't be able to make to Ultra this year, but hey, that leaves all the more time to plan an epic Spring Break trip next year. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome to EDM Fans, an output for me to post and review some of my favorite electronic music tracks and albums. I love all types of electronic music but for this blog, I will be focusing more on House, UK Garage, Grime & Dubstep, Electro, Experimental Electronic Music, and Ambient beats. 

As an introductory post, I think Jacques Greene's "Another Girl" is quite fitting:

Wow what can I say? This song is absolutely stunning and definitely ranks in one of Jacques' finest productions. Ever since this rip floated on youtube and the blogosphere, I've been anxiously awaiting the digital release due out at the end of the month. I love that Jacques has the ability weave Ciara vocals into a song that not only gets you moving, but it absolutely soulful in every respect. First impression I thought it sounded remotely similar to a Four Tet production and maybe a little bit of Burial but much less dreary. Here's a soundcloud preview of Mr. Greene's next EP; I do very much prefer the intro in the soundcloud preview version compared to the one in the full release:

LM008 - JACQUES GREENE - ANOTHER GIRL by LuckyMe Music.Art.Parties

If you liked what you just heard, stay tuned! I'll share more awesome and extremely tasteful electronic music very soon.