The electronic dance music scene is growing larger by the day and festivals play a large role in this growth. Hundreds of new tracks are released everyday, each one of them representing their own genre.
However, there’s something we must never forget. Where did the project start?
There’s no denying that both Tomorrowland and Ultra Miami are some of the biggest names in the world in what comes to Electronic Music. But it wasn’t always like this. Prior to the dance music take-off, there was a moment where it all began.
The 80’s were an era where most of people’s musical interests were dictated by the radio. Mostly dominated by Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop. House & Techno had to find their heart in Nightclubs where it very quickly grew.
Ultra Miami came as a result of this growth when in 1999 the first edition was held in South Beach – Miami. They kept the location on the year after before moving Downtown to Bayfront Park. From 2006-2012 the venue moved to Museum Park, until they found the current residency at Bayfront Park.
The Headliners were Armand Van Helden, Josh Wink and Rabbit in the Moon, which presents no surprise considering that techno and House were the predominant genres. Until now, the underground scene hasn’t gone extinct yet, with Carl Cox, John Digweed and Seth Troxler playing at this year’s Resistance Experience.
This experience looks promising but you can have your own travel experience right now by taking a trip down Memory lane with “ 20 Years of Ultra ”. Seeing this small seed grow into something this massive is truly breathtaking. One thing is for sure, follow your dreams and work the best you can.