Faibisch, 36, and Russakoff, 44, partners at UMF Worldwide, oversee Ultra's nine fests worldwide, including the landmark Miami event that launched in 1999 and played a vital role in EDM's globalization. From a tiny beach fest to a global megabrand, Ultra is a key destination for the stars and an essential launch pad for new DJs. There's no sign of slowing down, with two new fests in 2014 (Japan and South Africa) and a return to Miami despite bad publicity following a security incident.

Number: In 2013, Ultra festivals attracted 583,000 attendees worldwide.

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