Photo: Techno Duo Adriatique
Here we are with less than one month to go before Ultra Music Festival kicks off once again in Miami during Miami Music Week. Ultra is arguably the most comprehensive EDM culture festival on the planet, boasting several of the biggest DJs in the scene.
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And while there are some of the same amazing usual suspects playing this year, there are some equally great artists playing their first ever Ultra gig. We've selected five that we are most excited about, but we look forward checking out so many more.
Thinking about going? A few tickets are still available here.
Swiss Techno duo founded in 2010 enjoying their current hit "Midnight Walking". They will be playing an evening set on the Underground Story stage on Saturday.
2. Basement Jaxx Live
It's surprising that the UK super-duo Basement Jaxx have never played Ultra. Well now they are and they are playing a live set which means a full band with lots of vocalists, drummers, and probably even dancers. They will be playing the Live Stage on Friday evening. Do not miss this!
Some little known artist by the name of Armin Van Buuren will be making his premiere as Gaia not just at Ultra but anywhere. We presume he'll be performing simply as Gaia in order to show his dedication to his trance purist fans that want to see him play all out trance without any pop included.
4. Jonas Rathsman
The entire French Express camp will be making their debut at Ultra this year but we thought we'd put the spotlight on Swedish-born Jonas Rathsman because he turned out the best and biggest hit for them last year "Bringing Me Down". The whole crew will be playing the UMF Radio stage on Sunday.
Another surprising debut this time from Diynamic label boss Solomun. He has been making huge waves in dance music for the past year thanks to very successful residencies in Ibiza, quality tunes coming off his label, and his own excellent remixes and productions. You can catch him close out the underground Story stage on Saturday night.
Here's the complete list of Ultra "virgins".