As Ultra Music Festival approaches, we caught up with one of the most in-demand dance music vocalists in the world, Becky Hill. With a string of chart-topping hits and collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tiesto, Sigala, and David Guetta, Becky has become a household name in the world of electronic dance music. In this exclusive interview with The Miami Guide, she shares her thoughts on her upcoming performance at Ultra, her musical influences, and what sets Ultra Music Festival apart from other music festivals.


You’ve collaborated with many well-known artists over the years. Is there anyone you haven’t worked with yet that you would love to collaborate with?
I haven’t worked with Calvin Harris, and I’ve always wanted to work with him. I’ve been a huge fan since I was a young teenager, and he has been one of the best in the game. I think it would be a real privilege to get to do a track with him.


You’re going to be performing at Ultra Music Festival in Miami soon. How are you preparing for your set, and what can fans expect from your performance?
I am looking forward to playing songs that people may know me from, but not necessarily know it’s me. I’m so excited! I’ve never been to Miami before so this a really big deal for me. At such a legendary event as well, it’s been a dream of mine to play here. I’m very, very excited, and slightly nervous.


Are there any specific songs or artists that have influenced your upcoming Ultra set?
I definitely take a lot of inspiration from dance music from about 2005. I think this is when I started getting a musical taste. I loved Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, and Bob Sinclair. I’ve always loved the songs that were written on top of such amazing dance records. So I definitely take a lot of inspiration from that era. When I’m on stage, I’ve always just wanted to create a party for people, and it’s really nice because I’m one of the very few dance acts that sings as well. I’m really excited to bring a proper performance to Miami’s Ultra Music festival.


What do you think sets Ultra Music Festival apart from other music festivals, and what are you looking forward to the most about performing there?
I think Miami is such an iconic place generally, and especially for dance music. The fact that it’s so forward thinking in the artist that are booked, the lineups at the winter music festival, and the name it has is really progressive for the dance scene, especially over in America. I’m very excited to have been a part of it.


What do you think makes your sound unique, and how do you continue to evolve as an artist?
I definitely think my voice is what makes my music instantly recognizable. I’m now developing my sound. I think I’ve gone for quite a pop/dance start to my career, and I’m really looking forward to deepening it into the music that I grew up listening to. Make it a bit more headzier, a bit more ravy-er. I’m really excited to bring a new dimension to my artist project.


Can you tell us about any upcoming projects or collaborations that you’re particularly excited about?
The project is going in a bit of a different direction now. As I mentioned, I’m trying to go back to my roots of being really into trance music, drum and bass, garage, and progressive house. The overall sound of the project is much richer than it was before. What I really enjoyed about making this next album is I’m nearly 30 now, so the music has developed in a much more mature but still great rave record. It’s definitely got a more mature edge to it now which I’m excited for people to see. It’s been really interesting to see myself grow into that space as well. I’ve been working with people like Solardo, Franky Wah, and the PARISI brothers who have co-produced all of Fred again…’s stuff. I’ve worked with Joy Anonymous who I am a fan of. I’m huge fans of these incredibly talented artists, and it’s so nice that they are working on my project and we can work together on creating something that sits across the commercial as well as the underground.


It was truly an honor to have the opportunity to interview Becky Hill as she prepares to take the stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. From her thoughts on collaborating with Calvin Harris to her excitement about bringing her unique sound to the iconic festival, it’s clear that Becky is a talented and dedicated artist who is always looking to evolve and grow. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for her upcoming projects, and we know that her fans around the world are eagerly anticipating her next moves. Thank you, Becky, for sharing your time and insights with us!