Ultra Music Festival Co-Founder Alex Omes Found Dead

On Tuesday January 13, 2015, Alex Omes passed away and the electronic music community lost a pioneer. Omes, 43, was the co-founder of Ultra Music Festival along with Russell Faibisch in 1999.

Ultra Music Festival

“The organizers of Ultra Music Festival extend their deepest condolences to the family of Alex Omes and are saddened by the news of his passing,” Ultra said in a statement sent toNew Times. “We will continue to remember and celebrate Alex for his love, passion, and contributions to the electronic dance music community.”

Omes was a kingpin of Miami’s burgeoning electronic music scene and culture.   Despite being forced out of Ultra Music Festival in 2010 amidst conflict with the split from WMC, Omes rallied his career by doing events with Emi Guerra and Swedish House Mafia in Miami.  He also unsuccessfully attempted to establish a new festival property, UR1, which suffered low ticket sales despite a co-bill of Kanye West and Lou Reed.

The cause of Omes’ death is currently unknown.  Rest in peace.  #RIP


Brandon Dorsky
Brandon Dorsky is a dance music aficionado, entertainment lawyer and artist manager. Formerly a crate digging DJ himself, he also booked talent at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig and broke the Grammy nominated artist Foster The People. Armed with an unquenchable thirst for live music, you may find Brandon Dorsky cutting up a dance floor near you in your future. Brandon Dorsky has worked closely with many electronic artists and producers, including TOKiMONSTA, 12th Planet and Daedelus.
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