[FESTIVAL] Carl Cox Is Leading Miami’s Dance Music Resistance

[FESTIVAL] Carl Cox Is Leading Miami’s Dance Music Resistance

[FESTIVAL] Carl Cox Is Leading Miami’s Dance Music Resistance



Resistance (n.)


 The refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.

Ultra Music Festival in Miami is one of the most well known dance music events in the US and in the world. With events in cities like Tokyo, Ibiza, Bangkok, Seoul, and Rio Di Janeiro it is evident that Ultra has become more than simply a music festival.

In 2015 Ultra Music Festival debuted the Resistance stage, and underground dance music fans could not have been more pleased. See, the resistance stage features talent that may not always see the light of day at festivals as large at Ultra. The lineup is comprised of a wide range of talent spanning two stages – resistance stage and the Carl Cox arena.

Recent announcements have confirmed that Carl Cox himself will be making closer ties to the Resistance brand and, from here on out, will be a major player in curating lineups and heading production for the concept. This is great news for techno and tech house fans – this years bill features acts from Carl Cox himself to Tale of Us, Joseph Capriati, Dubfire, Hot Since 82, and everything in between.

For a multi million dollar festival like Ultra, the money generated through ticket sales (which is mainly generated through the massive main stage acts, mind you) means that talent curation and event production will flow naturally for style curators like Cox. The substantial backing provided by Ultra means huge things for the event and the Resistance brand at large.

“I’ve been a huge fan of RESISTANCE since it started and I think it deserves a stage that can showcase the brilliant production to its full potential,” says Carl.

“There is no question that RESISTANCE was built in the same vein as CC&F, to bring the most upfront talent, production value and experiences to the fans, and I know the best place for that is in the Megastructure. I know fans will agree and be absolutely blown away!”

Recently, Ultra announced the Resistance Closing Party, an event to take place outside of Ultra on the final night of Miami Music Week. The closing party will take place at the E11even Miami Rooftop from 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. the next day. The event features DJ sets from acts like Lee Foss, Skream, and Patrick Topping; not to mention a back to back to back DJ set from Nick Fanciulli, Eats Everything, and Jackmaster. Woah, did I read that correctly? Indeed, you did. The final set will also include special guests performing back to back with the already righteous trio. This set is certain to be bananas.

Instead of competing with neighboring events, Ultra is wise to foster the underground dance scene through the idea of Resistance, and with Carl Cox is spearheading the movement it is certain to be long lasting. For fans that are more inclined to skip out on lavish bottle service and big room DJs, Resistance is more than happy to provide a world class alternative featuring some of techno and tech house’s finest.

Full Resistance Lineup:

  • ANNA
  • B. Traits
  • Black Coffee
  • Carl Cox
  • Chris Liebing
  • Dosem
  • Dubfire
  • Eats Everything
  • Eli & Fur
  • Elio Riso
  • Hector
  • Hot Since 82
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jon Rundell
  • Joseph Capriati
  • Josefin Rosen
  • Kölsch
  • Maceo Plex
  • Marco Carola
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • Matador
  • Matthias Tanzmann
  • Nic Fanciulli
  • Reboot
  • RioTGeaR
  • Saeed Younan
  • Sasha & John Digweed
  • Seth Troxler
  • Tale of Us
  • Technasia
  • wAFF


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