V Squared Labs Showcase the Ultra Music Festival’s Main Stage Visuals

The ongoing Miami Music Week is highlighted by the 2-weekend 15th anniversary celebrating UMF. This year's special edition is boosted by the efforts of V Squared Labs, who provide the distinct visual element for the main stage. MTV went behind-the-scenes with V Squared's Vello Virkhaus, who shows how the magic is born. Also, Datsik and R3hab get special treatment with new designs.



 

See Nicky Romero and Hardwell sets with visuals in full throttle, in FULL HD

Photo: ASK Media Productions

Blow Your Head #5: Dave Nada on creating moombahton

What's this new sound, they asked? How come I want to get down to it like a drunken monkey on a beach in Thailand? Well, it's obvious that the 108 BPM, bass and latin-infused style of music is the perfect inspiration for this kind of behavior. Dave Nada's the one credited for creating the sound in 2010 (although Munchi, and Diplo have been noted playing similar sounds in 2009). The story goes that he was trying to find a transition between house an reggeaton while playing a set at a house party. The notorious track he slowed down from 128 BPM to 108 BPM was Afrojack's remix of Silvio Ecomo and Chuckie's "Moombah". But don't take my word for it, here's Dave Nada with some cool illustrations telling the story!


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Hardwell and Nicky Romero at Ultra Miami 2013: HD video of full sets

If you're tired of low quality video re-caps then you've come to the right place. High definition documentation of two of the most banging sets of the weekend 1 of the UMF 2013. Who's to blame for the extremely energetic vibes among the festival crowd? The Dutch electro house young guns Hardwell and Nicky Romero. Enjoy!


Photo: UMF, by miamism

The Laidback Luke Legends:Episodes 1 & 2

'There seems to be nothing stopping this uber-dynamic Dutch powerhouse' goes the intro for 'The Laidback Luke Legends'. The documentary series was recorded during the 2012 summer season of Super You&Me in Ibiza with DJsounds. The first episode is made up of gig footage and an interview opening the mind of Laidback Luke aka Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen. In the second episode you'll get an insight into how the Dutch electro DJ uses Pioneer's Rekordbox. Also, learn how he organizes his music, uses Hot Cues, the Grid and more!


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‘The Day is Gone’ – Soulful recap track & video by Pretty Lights

The highest rankings funk/soul/R&B DJ in the worldPretty Lights – has released video feature footage from his successful New Year's Eve party. The soundtrack of the recap is the track 'The Day Is Gone' which was especially made to say farewell to 2012. Enjoy the track, and expect a new LP from PL soon!


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