The 150,000 fans who invaded downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park from March 25-27 for Ultra Music Festival are a different breed of concertgoer. These people know how to party. Hard.
Which is exactly what they did over three music-filled days and nights that showcased the best of the best in dance music, including stars like deadmau5, Tiesto, Duran Duran, and Crystal Castles, as well as hot up-and-coming acts.
Read on for SPIN contributing photographer Ian Witlen's highlights of the festival.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »