After a lengthy night on Friday that clawed its way into the early hours of Saturday we were able to catch a couple licks of sleep. Knowing very well we planned on starting the second day of the festival early we took what sleep we could before starting the day off with a set at 1pm. But any how, here’s what our ears were able to take in the second day of Ultra Music Festival (Look for added sets in the coming days):

Big Chocolate:
Even though we weren’t able to catch all of Cameron Argon’s set before Mt. Eden came on. It was still nice to catch a little bit of the raunch that is Big Chocolate though I don’t have much to add about the California born producers set from the festival here’s a video of him dropping some tunes with our homies Adventure Club just before UMF.

Mt. Eden:
We walked up to the UMF Brazil stage just as Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner (the duo that make up Mt. Eden dubstep) were in the process of taking over control from Big Chocolate who had a set before them. These New Zealand producers brought us banger after banger, dropping everything from fresh new material to some big remixes from some of the genres biggest names. Below we have a little 10 minute snippet of their set though the setlist is still TBD it still has some new material we can look forward to seeing from this duo.

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Skream! + Benga:
After a brief hiatus the UMF Brazil stage was bumping again once the OG’s of dub Skream! and Benga took over the tables with mister SGT Pokes. Honestly these two never cease to amaze us with their sets especially with their varying lineup of MCs. Constant bangers from the two went all the way back to both of their debut LP’s, along with some unknown gems we can only wait to see in upcoming months hopefully. Fortunately enough for us we found a little clip of their set though it’s still without a tracklist.

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Zeds Dead:
After Skream! and Benga closed out their set we stuck around for a little to see the beginning of Zeds Dead’s set but we were making our way to the other side of the festival rather hastily once we realized Nada’s set was about to start. But you can catch a download of their set along with a video of it over on our UMF 2012 Live Set post.

Tucked away in the back corner of the festival that was the UMF Worldwide stage is where Nadastrom was throwing down midday Saturday. This stage probably had the best sound out of every one at the festival, and the small crowd made the set a blast. Check the set right here if you want a taste of what it was like.

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Not knowing of Tensnake before stumbling upon his set down at UMF, we were surprised that his set was full of all genres of music. His spacey nu-disco tracks were entwined with everything from house to a fresh juked out tune he closed his set with. Overral Tensnake was my favorite producer of the weekend to have found through mere wandering.

Busy P:
Having caught Busy P at an Ed Banger birthday bash a few years back in NYC I was already expecting a classy set from this French producer/manager/owner of Ed Banger Records. And in the heat of Miami Mr.Winter brought a whole bag of tracks that went from hiphop to his French electro roots. The last 15 minutes he decided to “dedicate to the lovers”, to which he slowed down the tunes to drop some classic feel good music. Hopefully we are able to dig up this set from him in the next few days. So far this is the only video I can find (though the sound quality is awful).

Dillon Francis:
Soon after Busy P calmed the air at the UMF Worldwide stage you could feel the crowd fill up around you in the few minutes before Dillon Francis was about to start his set. And without fault he got the crowd going wild in seconds. Taking full advantage of the stages sound and light capabilities Mr. Francis gave us a set that was a little more laid back than what he gave us a few weeks back at Snowball Music Festival. Benga even graced the set with a little pit stop, which we actually wound up finding a backstage video from Lost in Sound.

Smile for Camera Artist Showcase : Munchi & Heartbreak

Outside of the gates of Ultra, Munchi and Heartbreak, along with many other producers, were killing it at the Carlton Pool Party out in South Beach.  A more relaxing vibe without thousands of people everywhere was the perfect setting for the mayhem that occurred.  After just writing a brand new track literally minutes before, Munchi played an early solo set around 9:30 PM.  He was later joined by Heartbreak to close out the night, and the bromance between these two producers was in full swing.  Vibing off each other seamlessly and passing the controls and the headphones back and forth, the set was such a banger, we got shut down earlier than expected.  Other producers who performed at this event include Big Makk, Ma-Less, Torro Torro, Luke the Luke, SomeJerk, and Cicera (to name a few).  

(Warning: Audio feed is not the best quality, but Munchi’s energy oozes in my video)




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