ULTRA Worldwide’s esteemed underground concept RESISTANCE is heralded as the most international house and techno festival brand, boasting active events on all six inhabited continents.
RESISTANCE has evolved into a global powerhouse of underground curation since its inception in 2015, from programming stages at Ultra events in 35 cities internationally to organizing tours across Latin America and Asia. In 2017, RESISTANCE debuted its first-ever residency in Ibiza at the world’s largest nightclub Privilege, and has since welcomed house and techno heavyweights from around the world. The following year, RESISTANCE Ibiza was awarded the coveted title of ‘Best Ibiza Night 2018’ by DJ Awards in its sophomore season.
“This is the first time RESISTANCE hosts a club residency outside of Ibiza, and we’ve chosen our hometown and the iconic M2 venue as its location,” Ultra Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Russell Faibisch says. “The RESISTANCE Ibiza club residency at Privilege is legendary on the island, and now we’re bringing the magic of that immersive underground clubbing experience home, to showcase in Miami.”
Following three banner years in Ibiza, Ultra recently announced the launch of RESISTANCE’s inaugural U.S. club residency in the festival’s beloved hometown of Miami Beach. RESISTANCE Miami will transport the fully-immersive Ibiza clubbing experience to America for the very first time at M2, the newly-minted nightclub in the heart of the Art Deco District.
RESISTANCE Miami has unveiled the first round of Season 1 headliners, presenting a bevy of underground titans. Performing acts include fast-rising Italian talent Anfisa Letyago, illustrious Ultra veteran Carl Cox, DJ Mag 2022 Alternative #1 DJ Charlotte De Witte, Italian producer/sound designer Enrico Sangiuliano, Claude VonStroke b2b Green Velvet as Get Real, Oliver Heldens’ darker moniker HI-LO b2b contemporary techno wizard Layton Giordani, Deep Moves label founder Ilario Alicante, Spanish icon Indira Paganotto, versatile Dutch artist Joris Voorn, Danish underground expert Kölsch, German tech house queen Melanie Ribbe, Berlin techno duo Pan-Pot, Manchester house duo Solardo, and Beatport chart-toppers Turbulences (Popof x Space 92).
RESISTANCE’s M2 club residency will kick off during Miami Music Week on Thursday, March 23 with Adam Beyer’s highly-regarded imprint Drumcode for their official label takeover. Founded in 1996, Adam Beyer has developed Drumcode into one of the most recognized techno labels in the world. Consistently one of Beatport’s top-selling labels, Drumcode has delivered unrelenting releases from a variety of international acts in addition to hosting a number of label showcases around the globe. The forthcoming Miami Music Week event between Drumcode and RESISTANCE will offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the city’s hottest new venue M2.
On Friday, March 24, RESISTANCE will host British underground legends SASHA _ JOHN DIGWEED for the duo’s exclusive Miami Music Week performance. The dance music titans have spent the last 30 years at the forefront of progressive soundscapes globally, and have remained staple headliners at RESISTANCE’s Ibiza residency and various worldwide events since 2015. The pair will continue their long-standing relationship with Ultra’s revered underground concept serving as one of the debut headliners for RESISTANCE’s first season at M2, with more acts to be announced.
RESISTANCE will round out Miami Music Week with another scintillating underground event on Saturday, March 25, and the Official MMW Closing Party on Sunday, March 26, with headliners yet to be announced.
Following the Miami Music Week launch of the U.S. club residency, RESISTANCE will host various Race Week events at M2 from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2023.
In the fall, RESISTANCE will continue its Season 1 programming at M2 with weekly Saturday parties, kicking off Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 28 and running through the Closing Party on Saturday, May 11, 2024.
The debut season of RESISTANCE Miami promises to curate an elevated nightlife experience for both VIP guests and dance floor denizens, soundtracked by the world’s most celebrated house and techno maestros.
Previously home to Mansion, the historic 35,000 square ft venue at 1235 Washington Avenue recently underwent a massive multi-million dollar renovation. Across two cavernous floors, M2 will transport RESISTANCE’s signature, stadium-smashing production to a more intimate, sultry club atmosphere.
Stay tuned for more announcements via the RESISTANCE Miami website.
Since launching in New York City in the ‘00s, M2 has remained a storied part of nightlife history. Now in M2’s newest iteration, the illustrious brand will open its doors in one of the world’s premier clubbing destinations. This historic location has entertainment engraved in its DNA, dating back nearly a century to when it housed The French Casino in 1935. The space also played host to Prince’s own iconic club Glam Slam, which he helmed from 1994 – 1997. Joining the ranks of other famed nightlife hotspots that have taken up residence at 1235 Washington Avenue – including Club Z, Club 1235, Paragon, Level, and Mansion until it closed in 2015 – M2 is sure to deliver unforgettable musical moments in the heart of Miami Beach.
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