Ultra Music Festival 2015: 15 Artists You Need to See

The stadium titans, deep house scientists, pop stars and purists to catch at the 16th Miami bash

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At just 21 years old, Alesso enjoyed a co-sign from Madonna herself, when, during her most recent flirtation with EDM, she invited the Swede to open a few dates on her MDNA tour. He probably didn't need her help, though. In the same big-synth, big-room thread as peers like Avicii and Sebastian Ingrosso, he's headlined clubs from Ibiza to Illinois with an unapologetically pop-friendly sound. Now, however, he's trying to prove himself as an album artist — his debut is due out soon.