Epic Pool Parties Announce Lineups for Miami Music Week.

Acraze, Idris Elba, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler, Danny Tenaglia and more all headline

Epic Pool Parties are always one of the most talked about events of the Miami Music Week and this year the team returns to the glorious oceanside spot Sagamore Hotel with five days of musical fun. It’s a unique place to party with a luxurious pool and towering palms under a baking Miami sun, or stunning sunset as day turns to night. Each event has immersive production, effects and powerful sound systems with plenty of space to lounge about and soak up the vibes and art deco design.
This week’s run starts on March 22nd and goes until the always famous closer on March 26, 2023, during which time over 10,000 people will have their most memorable Miami experience. Playing the series are returning favourites, international DJs and influential brands Defected, DJ Mag, Nick Warren’s The Soundgarden, Glitterbox and a world’s first back to back set between electronic icons Seth Troxler and Danny Tenaglia.
World leading dance music bible DJ Mag kick off the series on Wednesday March 22nd with one of their famously raucous parties featuring a cross section of house and sick talent from ACRAZE, Dombresky, Heidi Lawden, Jaden Thompson, Kasia, LP Giobbi, Mau P, Purple Disco Machine and Shermanology.
Defected bring the best names in house music on the 22nd with two exclusives in Ferreck Dawn b2b Low Steppa and Hannah Wants b2b Sam Divine, plus the one and only Idris Elba, Dutch innovator Prunk and Rimarkable.
Nick Warren’s stylish prog sounds provide a serene experience on Friday 24th with a superb line up featuring the boss himself next to a live show from house master Rodriguez Jr Live, a special back to back set from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Jonas Rathsman, a garage, house and techno cross section from Francesca Lombardo and more from Oceanvs Orientalis, Mai Lawson and Armen Miran.
Saturday’s huge event features the pairing of two legends as Detroit’s Seth Troxler goes back to back with New York kingpin Danny Tenaglia so expect musical fireworks from these two deep diggers and masterful selectors. Also joining will be Victor Calderon, a cult figure from New York who has had a huge influence on the scene thanks to his electric and eclectic DJ sets.
Last but not least, the famously colourful and vibrant house and disco party Glitterbox takes care of Sunday with a super line-up that will soundtrack the always historic closing party. Leading the way is bona fide party starter Eats Everything, then comes Hot Honey Sundays founder and soulful house and disco talent Anna Collecta, Polish house stars Catz ‘N Dogz, Detroit legend and Women on Wax founder DJ Minx plus the life affirming sounds of The Shapeshifters and New York pair Musclecars, whose Colouring Lessons label and party is a mainstay of the scene
Don’t be left out from this guaranteed week of musical magic.
Wednesday March 22nd
DJ Mag
Thursday March 23rd
Special guest
Friday March 24th
The Soundgarden
Support from:
Saturday March 25th
The Epic Pool Party
Sunday March 26th
WED, MARCH 22 – DJ MAG – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514335951677
THU, MARCH 23 – DEFECTED – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514339341817
FRI, MARCH 24 – THE SOUNDGARDEN – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514342581507
SAT, MARCH 25 – THE EPIC POOL PARTY – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514345901437
SUN, MARCH 26 – GLITTERBOX  – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/514347506237

Final Three Events Announced For Epic Pool Parties Miami – Sonny Fodera, Andrea Oliva, Ida Engberg, Oscar G, Jellybean Benitez, Biscits and more headline

Final Three Events Announced For Epic Pool Parties Miami
Sonny Fodera, Andrea Oliva, Ida Engberg, Oscar G, Jellybean Benitez, Biscits and more headline
The much anticipated Epic Pool Party series in the heart of Miami’s South Beach today completes its line-up with three more unmissable parties. Now also playing between November 30th and December 4th at the Sagamore Hotel during Art Basel Festival week will be Aussie house hero Sonny Fodera plus Andrea Oliva, Ida Engberg, Oscar G, Jellybean Benitez, Cocodrills, Lazaro Casanova and Jesse Perrez and DJ Three. Get your limited single day or five-day passes for these sure to be special parties at https://theepicpoolparty.com/
Do Not Sleep is the world renowned house party that has once again shaken up Ibiza this summer with wild hedonistic parties at Amnesia and Cova Santa. It rolls into town with its all new type of energy on Thursday, December 01 with tech house titan Andrea Oliva joined by Drumcode’s big room techno talent Ida Engberg, and more across the underground spectrum from Yulia Niko, Freak the Disco and Ky William & a special guest DJ TBA.
Friday, December 2nd then sees one of the global house scene’s most influential contemporary DJs and producers arrive: Sonny Fodera has put out countless chart topping hits, from vocal anthems to deep rollers, always with his stylish signature grooves. Also playing this one will be Biscits and more to be announced.
Then, on Saturday, December 3rd local legend Oscar G is bringing his Made in Miami party. It’s a much loved event with a sultry soundtrack, tribal percussion and plenty of spiritual synths and vocals. As well as the main man himself, the hugely influential producer, songwriter, DJ and remixer Jellybean Benitez lines up with Cocodrills, Lazaro Casanova and Jesse Perez completing the line-up.
These final three events come on top of cult house brand Desert Hearts with host Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porky on Wednesday, November 30th, and an already much talked about back to back between two legends when Sasha and Danny Tenaglia face off on Sunday, December 4th with new addition and American underground mainstay DJ Three also bringing his eclectic mix of house, acid and techno.
Tickets for all parties are now on sale, choose a 5-day pass with re-entry permitted and come and go as you please or a single day ticket.
Art Basel is a standout week on the cultural calendar as artists from around the world gather together for a special week of parties, discussions, art exhibitions and more on the iconic Miami Beach. Epic Pool Parties from Electric Ibiza and Jonathan Cowan Productions are renowned around the world for their immersive events, next level production and unique locations, and that is the case again during Art Basel as they line-up at The Sagamore, a stunning art deco hotel in the heart of Miami beach. It has a gorgeous pool and terrace and plenty of room for dancing at the festival style main stage, with full production and special fx, cutting edge audio and visual technology with food outlets, elevated bottle service and enhanced VIP options including pre reserved Tables, Private Cabanas and Beds.
FULL 5 DAY PASS TICKETS – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/419454207827
Wednesday, November 30 – Desert Hearts
Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky
Thursday, December 01 – Do Not Sleep
Andrea Oliva, Ida Engberg, Yulia Niko, Freak the disco, Ky William + Special guest DJ TBA
Friday, December 02
Sonny Fodera, Biscits and more tba
Saturday, December 03 – Made in Miami 
Oscar G, Jellybean Benitez, Cocodrills, Lazaro Casanova, Jesse Perez
Sunday, December 04
Sasha b2b Danny Tenaglia, DJ Three, Jonathan Cowan + more tba


Whet Travel, the leader in independent music cruise experiences, announces its next journey just in time to be an amazing and unique holiday gift! With Groove Cruise Miami 2020 selling out, fans having FOMO because they’re stuck on shore can now secure a spot for the next adventure sailing January 7-11, 2021 from Miami aboard the award-winning and newly refurbished Celebrity Infinity.

“Captains” will enjoy 96-hours of non-stop electronic music from 50 diverse top electronic music artists on multiple stages hosted by some of the best record labels and industry leaders paired with awe-inspiring production created exclusively for the journey. Voted “Best Groove Cruise Ship” by the #GCFam and “Best Cruise Line” in the Cruise Critic’s Choice Awards, the Celebrity Infinity will have the same layout and staff they love, but with awe-inspiring upgrades as the fleet undergoes a $500 million modernization thanks to 500 A-list architects, designers, and engineers!

The reimagined Celebrity Infinity includes:
  • Luxuriously Revolutionized Suites, Restaurants, Bars, Boutiques, and Casino
  • Travel Weekly’s Magellan Gold Awards for The Spa by Canyon Ranch and Penthouse Suite Design
  • All-New Craft Social Featuring over 40 Craft Beers and Creative Cocktails
  • The Retreat Sundeck & Lounge envisioned by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, plus exclusive Luminae Restaurant with Signature Dishes from Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud
The Groove Cruise Miami 2021 presale sold out in only two days! The public on-sale begins December 19, 2019 online; payment plans start at just $87! Fans can follow their inner compass to GrooveCruise.com and book this bucket-list adventure now or be left behind on shore!

Miami Ultra 2016 phase one lineup announced!

Miami, FL – USA (December 17, 2015) With just three months until it touches down at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, Ultra Worldwide’s flagship event ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL announces the electrifying Phase One lineup for its eighteenth annual edition, taking place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016.

The grand master of EDM and savage stage production is back with its phase one line up. Miami Ultra 2016 displays some of the best in electronic dance and house music there is to offer. Miami Music week which leads up to absolute madness contained within downtown Miami, running from Tuesday the 15th of March to the early hours of Monday the 21st of March. With Miami Ultra Festival firmly placed as the grand finale starting on Friday the 18th of March.

This coming year The Prodigy are set to headline and no doubt rock an unforgettable and truly unmissable set, as well as the return of the Australian Drum & Bass getup Pendulum also currently known in recent years as Knife Party. Often credited for the global popularisation of the genre, fans can expect to witness a raw, high-octane live experience. The Ultra regular but always exciting return of Carl Cox after his final year of Space residency in Ibiza. showcasing his decades of DJ experience to his immersive Carl Cox arena and 12th year at Ultra Miami. The main stage at Ultra, which is broadcast round the world through UMF TV carries with it the faces of Avicii and Hardwell. Two names that bring energy, excitement and new music hurtling into everyones summer to come.

No one can deny Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto’s live performances and links with production quality have bought so many people to tears as they stand side by side, with people they have only just met in a crowd 50 thousand strong. The Bedroom DJ Martin Garrix has gone from strength to strength since his first appearance on the MainStage back in 2014 and will bring with him the love and admiration of his fans, that will no doubt give goosebumps those lucky enough to be attending Miami Music Weeks Ultra Festival 2016. 

Afro Jack, the Giant of EDM music is hitting the main stage this coming 2016. With his continued success in 2015 and collaborative efforts with David Guetta, Niki Minaj a set from this music machine is not to be missed. 

As ever, ULTRA will also be welcoming a huge array of the finest, most in-demand DJs on the planet. Headlining the festival across a broad selection of stages this March will be previously mentioned Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Knife Party, Tiësto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox. as well as David Guetta, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, Kaskade, Kygo, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, DJ Snake, and Zedd.

In a momentous nod to the festival’s very roots, the headline act for ULTRA’s very first edition, which took place on the sands of Miami Beach in 1999, will also be returning for their landmark reunion. None other than Rabbit In The Moon will be showcasing their visionary interpretation of psychedelic trance, house and breaks, as Ultranauts young and old prepare to witness a true slice of history.

Having made its Miami debut at the 2015 edition of Ultra Music Festival to critical acclaim, the RESISTANCE stage will be returning to Downtown Miami this March, bigger and better than ever before. After welcoming ‘The Afterburner’ in 2015, the 2016 RESISTANCE stage will transform into an entirely different beast dubbed ‘THE SPIDER’. Once again powered by UK Production Company Arcadia Spectacular, the 50 ton, 20m tall Spider structure is constructed from fully recycled materials and shoots flames up to 50 feet in the air while requiring an incredible 45 people to operate it!

Ultranauts will also witness an extra spectacle each day with the ‘Arcadia Landing Show’. A brand new addition to RESISTANCE this year, The Landing Show will see the Spider come to life, elevating the energy across the area to peak euphoria. Uniting a stunning range of creative elements and all the Spider's special effects, the show features interactive aerial performances, abductions, mechanical mayhem and breathtaking pyrotechnics as the Spider makes first contact. For further information on RESISTANCE watch the new trailer here and head to resistancemusic.com

Ultra Music Festival takes place during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. As Easter falls on the usual dates, next year’s edition will take place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2016.  General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale priced at $324.95 and $1,249.95 respectively. Early Bird and Payment Plan tickets have now sold out so act fast to avoid disappointment. For further details and ticket information, head to ultramusicfestival.com


With many more acts to be announced heres the full line up for 2016 Phase One. 




Armin van Buuren



Carl Cox

Chet Faker

David Guetta



Eric Prydz


Jamie Jones


Knife Party


Loco Dice

Maceo Plex

Marco Carola

Martin Garrix

Miike Snow


Pendulum RETURNS

The Prodigy

Purity Ring

Rabbit in the Moon LIVE Reunion

Seth Troxler

DJ Snake







Alison Wonderland


Aly & Fila


Andrew Rayel


Art Department


The Chainsmokers

Duke Dumont


Fakear Live

Fedde Le Grand

Felix Jaehn


Guy Gerber

Hot Since 82

Icona Pop



Joris Voorn

Joseph Capriati


Laidback Luke

Lee Foss


The Martinez Brothers

Mind Against


Nic Fanciulli

Party Favor

Patrick Topping

Robin Schulz

Sam Feldt






Thomas Jack




Yellow Claw


Miami Ultra Music Festival 2014 Review

Ultra Music Festival

It was the Summer Festival Guide's first time at Miami's Ultra Music Festival and after last years amazing show and live video streams we were quite exicted to be there. Some of the biggest acts in the world play together at elbow's distance away at multiple different beautifully crafted stages. Miami Ultra has a range of different environments to excite and encourage your music pallet. The Iconic Main Stage has to be the most impressive but with stages like the live Amphitheatre and smaller stages like the UMF radio stage surrounded in Palm trees and lit with the glow of the high rise apartments surrounding BayFront Park there is something for everyone. 

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It was incredible to see how buzzed the locals and people attending the festival were yesterday. Just like being part of the live video stream but watching it from the ground rather than helicopter or flying in by speedboat down the coast. The main stage filled very quickly starting with The Chainsmokers known for their sweeping record “SELFIE” seen all over the internet and through apps like VINE and Instagram. 

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ShowTek and LaidBack Luke played early in the afternoon after doors opened at 3PM and the main arena quickly filled.  Some of the most daring outfits and Slinky style EDM costumes covered in friend share beads to exchange to people they come into contact with were proudly on display and is something that is ingrained in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) now. Appearances from Sean Paul and Major Lazer was a surprise, performing songs from 2002 “Gimme the light”

Miami Ultra festival looks best during the dusk hours of the evening as light drops and the vibrancy of the stages is know to all Miami. The sun sets through the skyline and projects an orange glow over the main crowd arena area, Projectors light up the Intercontinental Miami Hotel overlooking the Bay Front. Big names one after the other hit the stages all round, causing the crowds to go insane and hustle to see their favourite artists.  The energy is infectious and the fire and CO2 cannons create an incredible universe to saturate your senses, bouncing hands, one man in a wheel chair lifted to the crowds, the energy is that of the festival, electric! 

Being Miami, you can only expect great weather and Friday & Sunday this year both had a massive amount of sun, and left many feeling a little red in the mornings after, UMF (Ultra Music Festival) are very health conscious and during set changes at the main stage they do remind people to pace themselves and to drink plenty of water. 


News which hit everyone on Saturday afternoon projected through the UMF App was that Avicii who was set to play as the headline act on day two (Saturday Night) was in hospital and was to be replaced by the bright eyed trickster DeadMau5. Avicii suffered from health issues after he had been in pain again after initially seeking medical advise days before. Tim Bergling (Avicii) needed to return to hospital because the pain became too much to carry through his set Avicii is now set to have his Gall Bladder removed in a low risk surgical operation. 

Replacement Joel Thomas Zimmerman aka DeadMau5's set that Saturday made for more music news, after trolling on Martin Garrix and his number 1 single “Animals” and replacing the drop with “Old McDonald had a Farm”.  With the hook on repeat, Deadmau5 came out from behind the desk to cheer on the crowds. Zimmerman was extremely enthusiastic about how much he enjoyed “that” song.. (referencing “Old McDonald” instead of “Animals” by Martin Garrix).

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Playing through on Saturday and Sunday on the live stage know as the Amphitheatre, organised by Live Nation acts like Dizzee Rascal playing “Bonkers”, Example “All the wrong places”, Chase and Status and Basement Jaxx played to which compared to the UK and Europe where they would normally be surrounded by thousands of people. This intimate stage seated around 500 this meant you could get up close and personal with your favourite rapper or DJ. 

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Still to come was the ever popular and quirky Mr David Guetta coming on penultimate Sunday at 9:40PM smashing an entrance with “My Freedom” and introducing the crowd to a new track called (Ten Feet Tall Culture Code Remix which Guetta remixed for Afrojack). You can imagine this brought a serious amount of fire and raised hands! This Mix can be listened to from the Live feed recorded that night here… 

HardWell was set to take the lime light for the finale of the 2014 UMF Main stage. Starting slow like an introduction to a thriller movie, the built up gave you shivers and made your hair stand on end. Starting with an unidentified mix to build up and then dropping into the familiar but harder version of “My Freedom” got the crowd energised once more. Not that Miami Ultra fans ever seem to stop bouncing and dancing, his set featured “Dare You (Cash Cash Remix)” slowing into drums and percussion mixes then the boss of base hit everyone with a remixed version of Calvin Harris & Alesso’s “Under Control” To conclude another impressive year in Miami, Hardwell ended with an incredible song “Spaceman” which was one of my highlights. As he came to the front to thank everyone for an incredible year and for sharing it with him, Ultra send the Miami crowd crazy with an impressive set of fireworks, fire and the consistent cheering of a strong global crowd.  Well done Ultra Music Festival, we can't wait to get back their next year.

For those in Europe, Ultra Europe hits Croatia this July, get your tickets now! 

Photography by James Bridle