Just a week after the historic Singapore Summit that hosted US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Ultra Singapore once again showed that peace, love, unity and respect can be achieved through the universal language of music.
Now on its third year, the music festival delivered two days of bass-busting electronic dance music (EDM) under the shadow of the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Big names in the DJ world such as Afrojack and Nicky Romero – no newcomers to the Ultra Singapore stage – returned to the republic with beats that sent waves of euphoric energy well into the night.
AirAsia and DJI collaborated to bring three social media influencers to film the festival using the Osmo Mobile 2, the user-friendly handheld gimbal that works with any smartphone camera for polished cinematic shots. The lightweight stabiliser’s multiple modes such as timelapse and motionlapse were ideal for capturing the dynamism of the festival. Its exceptional battery life and phone charging capability were doubly advantageous for our young filmmakers.
Here’s a quick look at that epic weekend.
Ultranauts sporting denim cut-off shorts and metallic temporary tattoos danced to the whole range of EDM from trap to remixes of popular tunes booming from three stages. The muddy ground from the rain on Day 1 did not dampen their spirits and the dust brought by the equatorial sun on Day 2 did not faze them one bit.
Yu Yun from China, better known on as Wing 文武贝余 on Weibo, was struck by the passion of the festival-goers, known as the Ultranauts and their desire to party without a care. “They sing and dance freely!”
The festival is known for its advanced laser lighting, graphics and pyrotechnics. Thai videographer Sarunyoo Phisuttharom, popularly known as Petcheer, was most impressed by the latter. “For the finale of Day 1, DJ Snake’s song “Middle” came out with fireworks. That was the best Ultra Singapore moment I will never forget.”
YouTube creator Nate Punzalan, who hails from the Philippines, was moved by Steve Angello’s tribute to the late Avicii and danced like there was no tomorrow to RL Grimes’s set that closed the festival.
“Ultra is one of the many amazing music festivals out there, but it excels at bringing global and local artists together in different cities to unite the world through music. If you’ve never gone, YOU HAVE TO.”
Stay tuned for our favourite video from the festival shot with the Osmo Mobile 2!