During Miami’s epic Ultra Music Festival and MMW early last month, some of dance music’s most acclaimed contributors touched down in the city for a several day romp through one of the country’s most attended event series of the year. While the endless pool parties and specially curated events took place, some DJs were actually able to find a moment to relax and enjoy ourselves. Those like Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, NERVO, Afrojack and Armin van Buuren took a brief slice of their time in Miami to sit down with iHeart Evolution and engage in a quick, visual game.
The Rorschach test they were given is comprised of five unique images, and lends a wide host of creative potential. From Darth Vader and a samurai to an orgy, the DJs questioned aren’t held back from answering with their best ideas. For fun, read their responses below.
R3hab – Batman
Yellow Claw – A fox
3lau – A bat
Steve Aoki – A bat
Audien – Some sort of animal…wait…Louis Vuitton.
Sultan – iHeartRadio
Shepard – …What? No, I see a marvel superhero.
Gareth Emery – A bat
Afrojack – Butterfly. An ugly ass butterfly. With 3 wings.
Armin van Buuren – Millennium Falcon
NERVO – Liv: Butterfly, Mim: Or a caterpillar
R3hab – A Samurai head
Yellow Claw – A motorcycle and biker
3lau – Shrek
Steve Aoki – A mouse…Deadmau5?
Audien – Boots
Sultan + Shepard – Dude on a motorbike
Afrojack – Guy from Final Fantasy
Armin – The Hulk
NERVO – Mim: The hulk, Liv: I was gonna say a Dorito
Martin Garrix – Looks like shoe
R3hab – Butterfly
Yellow Claw – Frogs
3lau – Butterfly
Steve Aoki – A moth
Audien – Butterfly
Shepard – Mosquitoes or yellow jackets
Gareth Emery – Peaceful butterflies on the beach, swimming into the sea.
Afrojack – Two bumblebees
Armin – Spring butterflies
NERVO – Mim: Ants or bees
Martin Garrix – A butterfly
R3hab – A wasp
Yellow Claw – Butterfly
3lau – Skeleton
Steve Aoki – A girl with huge, massive breasts and no legs. Just big boobs.
Audien – A butterfly wanting a hug
Shepard – Giant dragonfly
Gareth Emery – A black hole sucking everything from extra terrestrial space into it.
Afrojack – Something by Takashi Murakami
Armin – That’s my wife when she’s upset
NERVO – Liv: Star Wars, Mim: Darth Vader
Martin Garrix – Also looks like a butterfly
R3hab – A suit and tie
Yellow Claw – African women playing the drums
3lau – A fox
Steve Aoki – Some sort of orgy
Audien – A girl wearing a bikini, with a bowtie and her belly button piercing
Sultan – A fox
Shepard – Naaaah…that’s like a duck with a reflection.
Gareth Emery – CVNT5
Afrojack – Two guitars, two women facing eachother, a little bowtie, and bar stools
Armin – Two women cooking together
NERVO – Liv: Babies, like an ultra sound, Mim: That reminds me of Gnarls Barkley’s video
Martin Garrix – Two people sitting at a table