The 2013 Ultra Music Festival is set for two weekends in March — the 15th through the 17th, and the 22nd through the 24th. Be sure to bring your glowsticks and the desire to dance your face off, as some of the best EDM acts out there are set to perform.
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Swedish House Mafia
Los Angeles State Historic Park
(Saturday, March 9)
Taking something of a page from LCD Soundsystem, Swedish House...
Saying that Avicii takes a long time to release his tracks would be an understatement. First premiered in May 2011, popularly dubbed ID2, this track was supposed to be Avicii’s next great anthem after Levels. Playing on the popular sounds and synths of the time, it was incredibly well received by newfound fans of the rising star. Fast-forward to today, and the ID sounds archaic and banal. EDM changes rapidly and you have to equal its pace if you wish to remain relevant. ID2 has now been given a name, UMF, which obviously stands for Ultra Music Festival and for a good reason, since it will be included in the Ultra Music Festival 2013 Anthem Album release. Honestly, to us, it seems like this decision was rushed and that those compiling the album requested a track from Avicii, to which the producer, not having the time currently touring or in the hospital in Australia, decided to just give out this long-forgotten ID. Either way, here is the 2011 sample of the track, which will indubitable sound exactly like UMF. Enjoy.
Release Date: March 19th
Pre-Order Ultra Music Festival 2013 Anthem Album: iTunes