26 days ago | Commentary
Ten years ago in 2005, I went to my first Ultra Music Festival. Back then, it lasted just a day. Moby played, but he brought a full band and did all original material. The Carl Cox & Friends tent was still actually a tent. No one yet knew what...
27 days ago | Music Festivals
Any veteran of Ultra Music Festival who attended this year’s three-day event was pleasantly surprised by the increased organization and overall maturity of the audience. Certain seemingly simple measures, like an 18-and-over age policy and signifi...
28 days ago | Music Festivals
There have been a lot of changes at Ultra Music Festival. The audience is over 18 now. And many of rave culture’s familiar accouterments — finger gloves, glow sticks, rage totems, etc. — have been banned under the fest’s new Prohibited Items polic...
1 month ago | Music Festivals
Watching Ultra Music Festival's idyllic official after-movies, you might get the impression that UMF is some kind of utopian music-based society where the young and beautiful run only in slow motion, where everyone is welcome and everything is ple...
2 months ago | Commentary
Free time is a precious commodity. Weekend warriors have a mere 48 hours to get as nasty as they wanna be, then it's a long, hot shower and another five days of money makin'. No one wants to waste their Saturdays on shitty drinks in shitty environ...
4 months ago | Commentary
Bettina Braun/FlickrWiggity wiggity wiggity wack.Ever since dance music decided to overdose on molly, the only respectable alternative for pop music lovers is hip-hop. With that said, we're sorry, hip-hop, but we have to start holding you to a hig...