The gathering of tribes for Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival this weekend is an annual reminder of the transcendent power of music to become more, to become, via fearless creativity, an experience entirely new.
Ultra, running Friday through Sunday in downtown Miami, is a virtual sellout (see UltraMusicFest.com), and certainly an experience. But we may have reached the point where its once-youthful audacity has become obscured by imperatives of the marketplace. Top talent such as Afrojack, David Guetta, Skrillex and Avicii are now staples of Top 40 radio.
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