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5 Sets from Ultra 2019 We Loved

| April 05, 2019

Another year, another UMF for the books; that's officially a wrap on Ultra Miami's 21st anniversary. Although we sure didn't miss the transportation shit-show or Colonel Sanders' performance, we do miss all the amazing sets and wish we could relive a weekend of some of the best music ever.

Here are our a few of our favorites from Ultra 2019.

 

5. Afrojack 

Throwing down one of the heaviest and most memorable sets of Ultra 2019 and possibly the year, Afrojack surprised and blew away the crowd with insane energy and storytelling that involved mixing progressive house, big-room, Brazilian house, dubstep and many other subgenres seamlessly.

Check out our interview with Afrojack HERE

 

 

 

4. Armin van Buuren

The reigning Dutch king of Trance continues to bring the energy year after year including this one. Filling in for a slot left empty by Eric Prydz's unfortunate abrupt cancellation, Armin played an extended 3.5 hour set on the ASOT stage to many fans' excitement. Progressive, uplifting and packed with adrenaline — this Armin set is everything we love. 

 

 

 

3. Martin Garrix

Boy wonder Martin Garrix sure knows how to please a crowd with big-room bangers, but his Ultra 2019 set took a turn for the darker and deviated from his usual progressive sound with some tech-veering and electro tracks thrown in. An added bonus of cut-throat lasers and great production by the visual team really takes the cake for us. And yes, we are suckers for "Gold Skies" and "High on Life", no shame. 

 

 

 

2. Dog Blood (Skrillex + Boys Noize)

Dog Blood's highly anticipated return did not disappoint, the duo gracing UMF's Worldwide stage with a song drop "Turn Off The Lights", plenty of IDs and the promise of new music. With a heavy-hitting set boasting crisp production and an expert selection of tracks, Dog Blood truly brought the heat and put down one of the filthiest sets of Ultra 2019.

 

 

 

1. Testpilot 

Joel Zimmerman may have played two slots at Ultra, but one stood out and it wasn't the Cube. Deadmau5's techno alias Testpilot garnered unanimous approval as one of Ultra Sunday's best sets and for good reason, going full warehouse style with two hours of deep and dark industrial sounds. 

 

Ultra may be over, but festival season is just getting started. We hope these throwback sets let you relive Ultra weekend all over again and have spurred your rave itch.

Grab your new gear at iEDM's Festival Collection HERE. See you on the festival grounds!  

about the writer

Jessica Mao

Jessica Mao

Read More...Jessica is a New York-based writer who -true to the stereotype- enjoys brunching, playing tennis and most of all, attending live shows. She fell in love with EDM after her first show, Adventure Club, and has been non-stop discovering new music since then. Some of her favorite artists include Above & Beyond, Zedd, Kaskade and FKJ.

Her guilty pleasure is listening to The Chainsmokers circa 2015 and eating McDonalds cookies. She is a strong advocator of earplugs.

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