‘Underground’ To Replace EDM at US Festivals?
Miami’s Ultra Music Festival have announced details of an ‘underground’ themed stage at this year’s event featuring a line-up of superstar tech-house and techno DJs including Sasha, Pete Tong, Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex.
“RESISTANCE: It’s the urge to go against the grain, to step out of the box, to move away from the norm, to challenge yourself to experience something new,” Ultra declared in a posting on their Facebook page.
“Or for some, to enjoy and share the sound you’ve grown to love— to break down boundaries and barriers and abandon your comfort zone— to be able to open your eyes and ears to an alternate realm of electronic music,” they added.
Details of Ultra’s new stage emerged just weeks after ID&T/ SFX uber-promoter Duncan Stutterheim accused greedy superstar EDM DJs and their agents of ‘ruining the festival experience’ by forcing promoters to scale back on production, sound and lighting to be able to afford their ever escalating fees.
“EDM is killing the world, really. DJs should really go ask less, their fans deserve that, “ the Sensation/ Tomorrowland chief told Dutch magazine Quote Net.
“Global Gathering in England has called off the edition for 2015 and announced in 2016 to return without EDM,” he added. (Miami Music Times: http://bit.ly/1De5Bob
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