The wait is finally over for Ultra fans worldwide as Charly Freidrichs–aka FINAL KID–and ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL unveil what is without question one of the most notable festival after movies ever produced. Directed, edited and mixed by Friedrichs himself,“RELIVE ULTRA MIAMI: THE OFFICIAL 2013 AFTER MOVIE” is nothing short of a beautiful piece of audio-visual artwork.
Not only does it perfectly capture the absolute essence of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s 15th anniversary, it also delves deep into the truly unique experiential journey that the world’s premiere electronic music festival offers artists and fans alike.
“The 15th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival Miami earlier this year in March was truly an unprecedented success, and one I’ll always remember,” says Russell Faibisch, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Founder, Executive Producer, CEO & President. “For the first time in not only our history, but the history of any major electronic music festival in the world, Ultra took place over two consecutive weekends, each one complete with the most diverse, captivating artist line up and mind-blowing stage production that we’ve ever produced. Charly’s after-movie reflects this perfectly and I truly believe it is the very best of its kind. Never before have I seen such an emotive piece of festival film work, that captures the very essence of what it’s like to take part in an event such as Ultra Music Festival
Charly Friedrichs went on to comment: “This has to be the best piece I have ever created. I have never before worked with so much amazing footage and I literally watched every second of it to pick only the most incredible shots. I don’t think there is any music event in the world where the cinematography is at this level, and I am blessed to work with a team that has so much vision and talent”, he said, referring to the 150-strong team that captured the inaugural double weekender in Miami, led by producers Robert Buismanand Constantijn van Duren.
Featuring exquisitely executed footage from the inaugural double-weekender in Miami–including the final show by the Swedish House Mafia; the mind-blowing production and magnitude of the newly designed Ultra Main Stage; the madness of the Ultra ‘Megastructure’, which featured custom arenas for Carl Cox & Friends and A State of Trance; and the epic journey that world-class talent and 330,000 ‘Ultranauts’—Friedrich’s packs all of this and much more into a perfect 17 minute after-movie masterpiece. In capturing the massive production might that organizers promised and delivered for the 15th edition, all in full HD, it’s the soundtrack that completes this effort, and that combined with what unfolds heightens the anticipation for ULTRA 16 set forMarch 28, 29 and 30, 2014.
A stirring and emotive review of the most historic ULTRA to date, and a reminder of what’s going to come in 2014 in considering the festival’s history in delivering more and more each year, RELIVE MIAMI 2013 is the perfect tribute to the world’s most global festival brand – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Get ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 tickets here: http://www.ultramusicfestival.
Special Thanks to The City of Miami and Bayfront Park Management and Trust
1. Danny Olson – If I Lose Myself (Epic Orchestral Rendition) (One Republic & Alesso)
2. Alesso VS One Republic – If I Lose Myself Tonight (Mosley Music / Interscope)
3. Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano ft. Fast Eddie – S.O.T.U. (Protocol Recordings)
Out soon on Protocol Recordings (http://www.protocolrecordings.com)
4. Solee – Zebra (Parquet Recordings)
5. Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now (Spinnin’ Records)
6. Nicky Romero & Krewella – Legacy (Protocol Recordings)
7. Hardwell & W&W – Jumper (Revealed Recordings)
8. Fedde Le Grand – Don’t Give Up
To be released
9. Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash – Reload (Refune Records)
10. Arty & Chris James – Together We Are (Big Beat Records)
Music Selected and Mixed by Charly Friedrichs
Audio Mastered by L.Henry Sarmiento II at Sonic Vista Studios Ibiza, Spain http://www.sonicvistastudios.com