Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has announced the first wave of performers for this year’s dance music bachanal taking place March 23-25 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Along with UMF regulars Tiësto, David Guetta, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Carl Cox, electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will make a highly rare concert appearance, along with electro superstars Justice, ’80s techno-pop heroes New Order, Grammy-nominee Skrillex and hit makers Duck Sauce. Tickets are onsale here (the full 150,000 sold out in advance last year), and you can check the complete list of 92 acts announced so far after the jump.
Music is an auditory experience, but sometimes it takes a photo to truly capture a great show. That’s why URB trained our lens all over the country in 2011, capturing the artists and fans who make an event more than the sum of the music played. From Berlin to Bonnaroo, from ravers to Rock The Bells, here’s our hundred favorite photos that serve as a silent playlist capturing the past year.
Electric Daisy Carnival isn’t the only American dance music festival trying to bring the mega-rave experience to theaters and DVD player this year. Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has announced the release of their own eye-popping cinematic experience, entitled Can U Feel It, coming in 2012.
From what we can tell via the first :90 trailer, CUFI has all the flashing lasers, leaping DJs and bouncing boobies one experiences when actually attending UMF in Miami. It also features a someone incongruous radio DJ voiceover that you’ll have to sit through for the first 30 seconds. We suggest keeping that segment on mute and just enjoying the bikinis in silence.
There are many things to be thankful for as we celebrate Independence Day weekend in NYC. After we enjoy a set by DJ Pierre at PS 1 on Saturday, the one and only Roxy Cottontail teams up with NXNYfor a daytime/nighttime rooftop party on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Sky Room in Times Square. Joining this force of nature is DJ Bass Control who will be spinning a special Independence Day set.
– Sunday, July 3rd 2011 –
Independence Day Weekend
…NXNY & ROXY COTTONTAIL PRESENT…
NXNY ROOF TOP DAY TIME PARTY
** WARNING: House Music is NOT for the Faint of Heart **
DJ Bass Control, aka Dennis Sebayan, performs as part of the Forward Festival in Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 1
Lost And Found
1240 9th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
(Enter through the back in Blagden Alley)
DJ Bass Control (aka Dennis Sebayan) has more than 14 years of experience behind the decks and has been featured in URB, Next, Time Out New York, Cityscoops NY, Big Shot and ResidentAdvisor.net. In 2010, he was featured by Urb.com as one of the top DJs in New York City as part of their Resident Advisors feature. Art For Progress (www.artforprogress.org) heads to Washington DC to present a diverse sampling of its emerging talent as part of “Forward Festival” celebrating electronic creative culture. The evening will feature live music, DJ performances and visual projections from …