Paul Kalkbrenner made his first-ever trip to Miami Music Week this year, and chronicled his journey for Rolling Stone: "Enjoying the Miami views from my room at the Standard Hotel in Miami."
"Traveling with friends and crew over to Ultra. Not our usual festival transport… very Miami. Definitely way more fun than a tour bus of German men."
"You’ll always have to be careful on the back of a boat. They go fast."
"I actually just got my driver's license a year ago – so it was very nice of them to let me drive the boat."
"A chat with my manager, Marcus, and PR, Alastair."
"Was able to bring my wife Simina on this trip – who better to ride a golf cart with, always very happy to have her with me for shows."
"Showing Ultra some Bayern spirit – we just won the Bundesliga in record time, and so I am very pleased."
"Working on the stage set-up before the gig. No DJing for me – when I play, it's just my own music, and live every time."
"More set-up. More buttons. More Bayern."
"A moment for myself before the gig."
"Hanging with my loyal crew. We brought the full team over from Germany for the gig – my light guy, Max, tour manager, Stefan, and sound man, Alex."
"A fresh shirt for the gig – this time a vintage German World Cup jersey."
"The live stage amphitheater in full effect – I was lucky, just after my set, the storm broke."
"Thank you Miami and Ultra. It was my first festival of this type in America and great to see so many fans come out for some techno."