Ahhhhh yes … the month of March in Miami is known for two things: cheesy spring breakers and out-of-town ravers. Some might say they go hand in hand but this past weekend, March 25-27 to be exact, Miami was overflowing with some international jetsetting, glowstick toting, furry-boots wearing, high-class raving little monsters that Lady Gaga would be deathly proud of. Ultra Music Festival 2011 was an epic 3-day EDM heaven, proof that God is indeed a raver. Over 100,000 people from all over the globe (Brazil and Holland, to be exact) descended onto what used to be Winter Music Conference week. Yet with this year’s weird date change which resulted in WMC arriving a little earlier, it didn’t deter anyone from not experiencing UMF13 in all …
Next week’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami sold out many weeks ago. But URB, Underworld and Underworld want to give you a chance to attend the largest dance music event that side of the Rocky Mountains for at least one day. We’re giving away tickets to see Underworld on Saturday March 26. And while you’re there, you might as well check out Deadmau5, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Boys Noize, Kaskade and a couple dozen other top-shelf DJs and live acts. …MORE
The booty-clapping nation must be rather confused this morning. Not only is Luther Campbell of X-rated rap group 2 Live Crew runing for mayor of Miami, but the man who rose to fame for his pro-stripper electro raps (sparking a national battle against censorship over his 1989 album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be) is proposing to tax strippers to help the city’s financial woes.
“I think we can stimulate the economy with a tax on strippers,” Campbelltold the Miami New Times . “They make all this money and don’t pay taxes. I’d take that cash and put it into a fund where it supports youth athletics for girls like cheerleading or softball.” …MORE
You’ve probably already seen the video of a homeless gentleman begging for change while holding a sign reading “I have the God-given gift of a great voice” – and then proving, when asked by a local reporter, that he really does possess an incredible voice. It is a great story with a great new beginning, as this gentleman now has several job offers. I’d like to show you another video – it is in fact the very first video I ever uploaded to Youtube, and it features another obscured talent, another dream deferred…At the time, I asked anyone watching the video to please write a beat for it, help him produce a track, and I’d put them in touch.
Highly successful DJ booking agent Steve Goodgold of the Windish Agency has issued a statement calling WMC “reckless” for veering from their typical late-March conference dates without giving proper notice to the entire dance music industry. Goodgold books dozens of top tier DJs, including John Digweed, Sasha, Plump DJs, Adam Freeland and many more. read his entire statement after the jump.