Sat. May 25th, 2024

From Eric Prydz’s HOLO to M.I.A.’s first Bayfront Park efficiency in 10 years, Extremely 2023 is packed to the gills. This is only a few of the various beautiful performances.

Rising from the winter’s dearth of competition exercise, Extremely Music Competition is all the time a welcome blast again into motion.

The enduring Miami-based competition of over twenty years has by no means ceased to be a tone-setting occasion for the upcoming yr of digital music. And with 2023’s sturdy lineup of artists taking on Bayfront Park, this yr isn’t any exception.

Extremely’s organizers have all the time been notably creative and forward-thinking of their bookings, however their 2023 fest includes a plethora of particular performances and collaborative DJ units you would be hard-pressed to search out anyplace else. After sifting by means of Extremely’s jam-packed weekend schedule, we have highlighted 10 performances that followers can not miss.

The HI-LO B2B TESTPILOT world debut

The fusion of those two underground digital music-focused aliases just isn’t a sight followers will need to miss. Collaborative DJ units like this one from Oliver Heldens’ HI-LO and deadmau5’s TESTPILOT are rarities typically, however this specific assembly of the minds is prone to illuminate the long run route of each initiatives. 

Oliver Heldens and deadmau5 will carry out at Extremely Music Competition 2023 collectively beneath their aliases, HI-LO and TESTPILOT, respectively.

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Eric Prydz’s Extremely HOLO debut on the RESISTANCE Megastructure 

Due specifically to it is visual-forward strategy, Eric Prydz’ HOLO is prevalently thought-about the benchmark of reside efficiency in all of digital dance music—and we imply that fairly actually. 

With lifelike 3D graphics leaping out of the display, it is a manufacturing that is certain to depart an enduring impression for witnesses on the RESISTANCE Megastructure, one of the prolific platforms on the complete competition circuit.

Eric Prydz’s famend HOLO present at Tomorrowland.

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The debut Jauz B2B SVDDEN DEATH set

Jauz and SVDDEN DEATH are definitely each able to delivering jaw-dropping performances in their very own proper, however collectively, the 2 are delving into uncharted territory with what’s sure to be one of many heaviest collaborative units of the weekend.

The 2 formidable skills are each switchblades within the studio as demonstrated most not too long ago by SVDDEN DEATH’s shock home music combine, “DEADROOM SHOWCASE 2023.” Count on them to maintain ravers on their toes.

Jauz and SVDDEN DEATH will carry out their first B2B set at Extremely Music Competition 2023.

Brian Rapaport

Inaugural stage takeovers from Nicole Moudaber’s IN THE MOOD and Joris Voorn’s Spectrum

As a lot as Extremely is about showcasing the world’s high skills of at the moment, it is also a possibility to expertise the celebs and sounds of tomorrow.

With stage takeovers from artist-led label ventures together with IN THE MOOD and Spectrum, there isn’t any higher alternative to get a sneak peak of the artists who’re very properly prone to form the way forward for underground dance music and past.

Nicole Moudaber.

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Afrojack’s reside debut of Kapuchon alias

Afrojack has etched his place within the digital dance music corridor of fame as one of the commercially profitable artists to ever grace the decks. Nonetheless, solely his most tenured followers are prone to bear in mind the beginning of Kapuchon, an alias solid over 12 years in the past.

Kapuchon remained largely dormant since these early days till Afrojack determined to fired it again it up in 2020. Since then, he is hit on all cylinders with a handful of latest cuts, however questions nonetheless stay as to what the total imaginative and prescient for Kapuchon appears like. Followers are prone to have a significantly better concept with the undertaking’s debut reside outing this yr in Bayfront Park.

Afrojack will carry out as Kapuchon at Extremely Music Competition 2023.

Ruud Baan

Charlotte de Witte’s DJ set on the Extremely Mainstage

Charlotte de Witte completed off a large 2022 on the competition circuit, and made historical past as the primary feminine artist to shut out a number of main digital festivals. Moreover, she’s single-handedly performed a serious position in bringing techno to mainstream enchantment in current occasions.

Together with her arsenal of music now extra formidable than ever, de Witte is taking to the Extremely Mainstage for a can’t-miss set.

Techno celebrity Charlotte de Witte will carry out on the Extremely Mainstage in 2023.


M.I.A. takes on Extremely for the primary time since 2014

M.I.A., the “Paper Planes” rap icon, is returning to Extremely for the primary time in almost a decade. Past the decks, reside digital acts and extra have change into a much bigger draw at Extremely than ever, and the competition’s manufacturing to help such acts has solely flourished with the pattern. The British rapper is now gearing as much as return after the discharge of MATA, her first album in six years. 

In 2023, iconic “Paper Planes” rapper M.I.A. will return to Extremely Music Competition for the primary time in a decade.


CloZee, Ganja White Evening, Subtronics, Liquid Stranger and Grimes Make Extremely Headlining Debut

Bass music breakthroughs are reigning supreme as a handful of subsequent technology headliners are storming the Extremely mainstage in 2023. From the world instrumentation of CloZee to the wonky, gritty sensibilities of the red-hot Subtronics, it is a notably numerous illustration of the bass music spectrum,

Grimes additionally joins the UMF social gathering for the primary time. The Miss Anthropocene artist has long-maintained a public affinity for rave tradition, and even dropped a particular “Rave Version” of her aforementioned 2021 album.

Subtronics performating on the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles.

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Extremely 2023 Particular Friends: Swedish Home Mafia

Followers have arguably had essentially the most time to stay up for Swedish Home Mafia’s official return after the trio had been famously introduced as headliners on the closing day of Extremely 2022. It’s going to be the primary time the enduring supergroup returns to UMF since their hiatus-ending shock set in 2018 and the discharge of their hit-laden debut album, Paradise Once more.

Swedish Home Mafia performing with The Weeknd on the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition.

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Vini Vici’s milestone 10-year efficiency

Vini Vici have an anniversary efficiency within the works that is as huge as their energizing psytrance sound. The “Nice Spirit” producers have riled up the plenty internationally yr after yr, and as their landmark tenth anniversary looms, count on the dynamic duo to tug out all of the stops and make it one to recollect.

Vini Vici.

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