Skip to main content

From the underground to the Ultra mainstage, the future rave genre is sinking its teeth into the electronic music zeitgeist.

We recently sat down with MORTEN in Miami, where the Danish dance music star and future rave flag-bearer opened up in an intimate interview before appearing onstage at Ultra Music Festival with his parter-in-crime, David Guetta.

In many ways, future rave is emblematic of the euphoric ethos of the return of electronic music in Miami after a brutal pandemic. Bridging the gap between dark techno and soaring progressive house music, the genre has inspired a post-electro wave of hungry music producers.

"I think it's limitless," MORTEN said when we asked how big the future rave movement could become.

morten

MORTEN chats with EDM.com live at Ultra Music Festival 2022 in Miami.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Avicii

Pophouse Entertainment Acquires Majority Stake In Avicii's Catalog

Avicii's family said the transaction will help secure the financial future of the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Santino's On Heaven

Santino's Rooftop "On Heaven" In the Underground Dance Music Destination of Playa Del Carmen

Nestled along Mexico’s Caribbean shoreline in Playa del Carmen is one of best hidden spots for underground dance music, Santino Playa.

dirtybird campout

"Ganja Garden": Cannabis Culture Comes to Dirtybird Campout

Now you can buy cannabis, learn to roll it and smoke it at Dirtybird’s famously ratchet, summer camp-themed music festival—and it's 100% legal.

Before future rave mushroomed into a bona fide movement, it started out as an idea for a solution. Jaded by the trite "3, 2, 1, jump" mentality of electronic dance music, MORTEN says he and Guetta set out to reshape the frame of mind surrounding that trend, which was tough to escape if you frequented the mainstage at virtually any festival.

Driven by his passion for DJing rather than stream counts, MORTEN has confidence that future rave can redefine the way artists approach their DJ sets, which he believes need to connect with ravers on a more visceral level.

"For us, future rave needs to be a sound that keeps developing," he explained. "It needs to be the leading sound in mainstage music. We want to be inspired by others and we want to inspire people. But most importantly, we want to make music we love."

You can watch MORTEN'S full EDM.com interview live from Ultra below.

FOLLOW MORTEN:

Facebook: facebook.com/MORTENofficial
Instagram: instagram.com/mortenofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/mortenofficial
Spotify: spoti.fi/3jd5rt8

Related

David Guetta and MORTEN

David Guetta and MORTEN Announce 2022 "Future Rave" Tour

Guetta said the movement surrounding the future rave genre "is becoming bigger and bigger every day."

morten david guetta

David Guetta and MORTEN Take The Future Rave Movement to Ibiza for 2022 Residency

MORTEN said the residency has been a dream of his since he started DJing as a teen.

David Guetta archived photo 2

David Guetta Resurrects "Titanium" With Electrifying Future Rave Remix: Listen

Produced alongside MORTEN, the remix reinforces "Titanium" as a nostalgia machine.

David-Guetta-Morten

"Future Rave" Pioneers David Guetta and MORTEN Claim Their Territory With "New Rave" EP [Exclusive Interview]

Out today via Parlophone, the four-track project arrives one year after the pair's first "future rave" release.

morten david guetta

From the Future to Your Speakers: Here Are the 10 Best “Future Rave” Tracks

"No one is doing this right now. I think this is why it’s so exciting," David Guetta told EDM.com of the genre in 2019.

armin van buuren ultra miami

"I Want to Follow My Heart": Armin van Buuren On Sound Experimentation and the Future of Trance

We caught up with the trance music icon for an intimate interview in Miami ahead of his epic Ultra Music Festival 2022 performance.