Ultra Music Festival Lineup through the years

Ultra Music Festival first started back in 1999 on the beaches of South Beach in Miami, Florida. Ultra Music Festival quickly gained popularity and grew over the years and having to relocate several times in its history due to its fast success.

With the fast success and growing popularity in EDM, festival lineups grew and changed to adapt over the last 20 years. We’ve gone ahead and listed all of Ultra Music Festival lineups so you can check for yourself.

1999-2019

Ultra Music Festival will reward those who help clean up

Ultra Music Festival is making some serious changes and implementing an incentive that will help keep the Festival grounds clean. UMF is rolling out with a new project called Mission: Home.

UMF posted:

“In an effort to prevent pollution and preserve the natural elements of our home, we are excited to undertake these initiatives.

Your mission has only just commenced, stay tuned for much more information on how you can be part of #MissionHome this March!” On their Instagram post

So if you’d like to be a part of the clean up effort, you can register at ultramusicfestival.com/volunteer.

Meghan Trainor does an EDM version of Selena Gomez’s song “Lose You To Love Me”

Known for her big hit “It’s all about that bass” (no it’s not a dubstep track) Meghan Trainor goes full EDM on The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon challenges her to sing the lyrics to Selena Gomez´s song “Lose You To Love Me”

Check the video out below to see how she did.

After finishing the song she shouted, “Yo, I killed that!” and I have to agree, she absolutely did.

For reference to what the song really sounds like watch Selena’s version here

EDCLV will be expanding its grounds on the speedway

In an Instagram post founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced that EDCLV would be expanding and using the entire speedway. EDC known for its amazing stage designs and art has been working on expanding the festival grounds for the 2020 edition by removing the RV hookups. Pasquale Rotella claims that removing these hookups were a priority since moving in back in 2011.

what does this expansion mean? An increase in space for neonGARDEN and quantumVALLEY, and more space around pixelFOREST.

This is what he posted on Instagram:

“Posing with my #EDCLV arch nemesis: the RV hookup! 🥴💩🚫There are hundreds of these suckers sticking up everywhere in the worst spots at the Speedway, making those areas unusable. I’ve wanted to get rid of them since we moved EDC to Vegas 10 years ago! Well…they’re FINALLY getting taken out, and for the first time ever we’ll be using the ENTIRE Speedway for EDC Las Vegas 2020. That means more dancing room at neonGARDEN, quantumVALLEY, more space around pixelFOREST, and better Raver Feng Shui overall! 😎🤗 And speaking of hookups, State of Insomniac update coming Monday. Stay tuned! 📸 @shaneoneal

Rusko teases a few unreleased tracks

The OG Rusko teases fans with a few Instagram stories on his account and claims a few new EDM tracks are on the way…. when will they be complete? God knows. All in all he’s working on a few projects that seem to have his signature style of wub wubs.

View Rusko’s story and check out the progress on his new project

EDM tracks with the most views on YouTube

I’ve listed what would probably be considered the most nostalgic EDM list ever. I’m sure many of us have evolved and where we stand in the EDM genre today would most likely be on the opposite end of the spectrum, but we do have to acknowledge those roots.

The list below contains the top 40 most viewed EDM videos on YouTube today (2/6/20)


40. DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (476,761,442)

39. Avicii – Hey Brother (489,126,524)

38. David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey – Shot Me Down (489,958,586)

37. Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love (518,747,979)

36. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me (520,282,476)

35. Avicii – The Nights (525,640,784)

34. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely (528,358,038)

33. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix – Tremor (559,736,569)

32. The Chainsmokers – Selfie (566,443,241)

31. BTS ft Steve Aoki – Mic Drop (618,016,989)

30. Dillon Francis ft DJ Snake – Get Low (618,841,068)

29. Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind (642,963,014)

28. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (664,513,291)

27. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (684,916,655)

26. Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame (684,933,395)

25. Avicii – Waiting For Love (698,131,148)

24. Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell – Firestone (700,059,065)

23. Alan Walker – The Spectre (718,324,38)

22. Skrillex ft. Sirah – Bangarang (774,428,701)

21. DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You (785,108,841)

20. David Guetta & Showtek – Bad (872,919,154)

19. DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (936,427,832)

18. Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water (977,596,547)

17. Alan Walker – Alone (1,010,688,662)

16. AronChupa – I’m An Albatraoz (1,120,277,244)

15. Skrillex & Diplo ft. JustinBieber – Where Are u Now (1,120,622,969)

14. Mike Posner ft Seeb – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (1,202,494,213)

13. David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium (1,216,213,795)

12. Calvin Harris Ft. Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (1,335,989,901)

11. Calvin Harris – Summer (1,350,266,997)

10. Martin Garrix – Animals (1,363,764,566)

9. The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down (1,499,422,058)

8. Marshmello – Alone (1,604,117,445)

7. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem (1,756,874,851)

6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (1,765,576,645)

5. Avicii – Wake Me Up (1,895,869,858)

4. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For (2,313,038,620)

3. The Chansmokers ft. Halsey – Closer (2,454,030,295)

2. Alan Walker – Faded (2,651,212,264)

1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake Ft. MØ – Lean On (2,731,859,563)

This list contains many bangers… hope y’all enjoy!

Elon Musk’s EDM track is in the top 10 on SoundCloud

Elon Musk’s EDM trackDon’t Doubt ur Vibe” has been streamed 2.6 million times in less than a week, coming in 8th place worldwide as of late Wednesday.

Elon Musk also added That he would be posting this to his LinkedIn For sure!

When Musk released the track on 31st of last month, Musk tweeted that he wrote the lyrics and performed the vocals to the track himself.

Grimes, who is dating Musk, shared a video of him rocking out to a track in the studio on her Instagram story. You can view it here

Illegal raves – How an underground rave scene still strives in the UK

While writing this in the comfort of my home in the US the only thing I can think about is Joe Biden becoming president. This isn’t going to be a post about politics and where my views stand with the current race for presidency, but I only bring Biden’s name up because of his long history of being against the rave scene. This can only mean that the US could also see a spike in illegal raves just like the UK has in the last 35 years.

UK’s illegal rave scene

EDM is alive and well in the UK with great music festivals that take place every year like Creamfields, We Are FSTVL and South West Four just to name a few. There are still many restrictions in place that has led to unauthorized local events that are known to locals as a free party or in most cases a squat party, which is when a rave is held in an abandoned placeThat most likely has be squatted in.

The guide to a proper squat party

Squat party organizers are looking for spaces that are easy to enter, and pass all-important health and safety checks, such as having fire exits. The majority of these gatherings are just as professional as the legal ones – with proper security and medical facilities, great sound systems, bar staff, and everything else you can expect from a commercial club.

A ‘leave no trace’ policy at some illegal raves means that everyone is expected to avoid dropping litter, and to join in with a sweep of the location once the party is over – even in the early morning after dancing all night. 

The Downside of an illegal rave event

But, of course, illegal raves have their downsides too. Though there aren’t any clear statistics, there can be higher risks due to the fact they’re unregulated, and in recent years, ravers have reported incidents from sexual harassment to violent crime. Not every rave will have appropriate security or first aid, meaning there can be a real chance of something going seriously wrong. 

12 best films about rave culture

The rave scene and the culture behind it has been a topic everyone gets curious about even if they’ve never attended a rave. The film industry has definitely taken advantage of people’s curiosity and perception on rave culture. Over the years many great films have come out giving outsiders a look into the EDM world.

Top movies about rave culture you need to see

Nowhere (1997)

Modulations: Cinema for the Ear (1998)

Human Traffic (1999)

Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

Go (1999)

Groove (2000)

Sample People (2000)

24 Hour Party People (2002)

Party Monster (2003)

Eden (2014)

Under The Electric Sky (2014)

XOXO (2016)

The benefits of attending a music festival alone

I’m no stranger when it comes to going alone to music events… I do have friends and at times feel bad for selling them out, but I’ve discovered that when going alone you can accomplish so much. The idea of going alone especially to a music festival may seem overwhelming at first, but as a veteran to the rave scene, I’ll say it now….you’re never alone.

Experiencing it alone

I’m not here to tell you to ditch your squad, but if you think about it have you walked off on your own to go explore the festival grounds and catch a set others weren’t as interested in seeing?

When you’re alone there’s no commitments and you’re free to do whatever whenever. People complain about festival sets conflicting with one another but never think about the inner group conflicting set times and always having one or more people never wanting the group to separate. Going alone definitely helps avoid that drama lol.

In conclusion

Facebook EDM groups have been a major factor in making this experience fun for me and setting up meet ups with other ravers. I’ve met many awesome people along the way and cherish all the awesome memories throughout the years. I fully recommend trying to go alone at least once and experience it for yourself.