Weekly Playlist: Wishing for Miami
This week is arguably the biggest week of the year for electronic music: Miami Music Week. And as any respectable EDM fan would, I tried everything I possibly could to get my ass down to Florida to join the thousands of people amassing to dance and party their butts off for seven days straight. But alas, my plans, plots, and schemes were all foiled by school and a bank account that simply said, “Naw. Not gonna happen bro.” So instead of packing a suitcase full of shorts and t-shirts, I’m sitting in Syracuse, NY bundled in jeans and a hoodie, wistfully pretending I’m en route to Miami as I blast this week’s supersized, Ultra inspired, “Wishing for Miami” playlist.
Kicking off a list full of tracks from artists playing the main stage at Ultra Music Festival this weekend is the only non-UMF artist on the list, Nookes’ rework of Will Smith’s “Welcome to Miami.” Yes, I went there; my 90s child self required it. After that perfect opening comes “Red Lights” courtesy of Tiesto, followed by Kaskade vs. Martin Garrix & Victor Niglio’s festival mashup favorite “Turn it Down Animals.” Keeping the dance party going is “Spectrum” from Zedd, “Liberate” by Eric Prydz, and Armin van Buuren’s “Alone.” Clearly Ultra has outdone itself yet again when it comes to the main stage.
Things start to get a little dirty on this week’s list as Diplo takes over with “Revolution” before handing it off to Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke with “Blow.” Then Showtek teams up with megastar David Guetta on their track “BAD,” followed by Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” and “Under Control” courtesy of Alesso and Calvin Harris. Rounding out the star-packed block Is Above & Beyond with the extended mix of the festival classic, “On My Way to Heaven,” before letting Nervo and Nicky Romero transition things over with “Like Home.”
Next up is Krewella with their crowd favorite, “Come & Get It” followed by Blasterjaxx’s “Mystica,” and Rebecca & Fiona’s “Bullets.” Also making appearances are MOTi with “Don’t Go Lose It,” and Mykri’s mashup of “Elyzard It Up,” originally by Enzo Darren, Martin Garrix and Ton! Dyson. Continuing the party is Steve Angello’s appropriately titled “Rave ‘N’ Roll,” along with “Ten Feet Tall” courtesy of Afrojack.
Sander van Doorn’s sing-a-long hit “Right Here Right Now” kicks off the sprint to the end, followed by “Try It Out” fresh off Skrillex’s new album, Recess. Rounding out the playlist, and our personal taste of Miami, is “Ultronic” by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, "Chicago 2014” from Tommie Sunshine, and Michael Brun’s “Antares.”
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