With ongoing events on each of the six continents, RESISTANCE is hailed as the most global house and techno festival brand by ULTRA Worldwide.
Since its debut in 2015, RESISTANCE has grown into a major force in underground curating, programming stages at Ultra events in 35 cities worldwide, and coordinating tours throughout Asia and Latin America. At the biggest nightclub in the world, Privilege, RESISTANCE debuted its first residency in Ibiza that year. Since then, it has hosted top house and techno DJs from around the globe. In its second season, RESISTANCE Ibiza won the coveted title of “Best Ibiza Night 2018” from DJ Awards the following year.
After three successful years in Ibiza, Ultra just announced the beginning of RESISTANCE’s first U.S. club residency in Miami Beach, the festival’s cherished homeland. 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.
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. 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. – Ultra Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Russell Faibisch
RESISTANCE lineup for M2 Miami residency
The first batch of RESISTANCE Season 1 headliners have been presented in Miami, featuring a plethora of underground heavyweights. Italian producer/sound designer Enrico Sangiuliano, DJ Mag 2022 Alternative #1 Charlotte De Witte, Claude VonStroke b2b Green Velvet as Get Real, Oliver Heldens’ darker alias HI-LO b2b contemporary techno master Layton Giordani, Deep Moves label founder Ilario Alicante, Spanish icon Indira Paganotto, versatile Dutch artist Joris Voorn, Danish underground expert Kölsch, and fast-rising Italian talent (Popof x Space 92).
On Thursday, March 23, during Miami Music Week, RESISTANCE will begin their formal label takeover at M2 club alongside Adam Beyer‘s esteemed imprint Drumcode. Adam Beyer established Drumcode in 1996, and since then, it has grown to become one of the most renowned techno labels worldwide. Drumcode, one of Beatport’s top-selling labels, has consistently released nonstop music from a wide range of worldwide artists and has also hosted numerous label showcases all over the world. 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.
One year of RESISTANCE in Miami, from March 2023all the way to March 2024
The legendary British underground duo SASHA _ JOHN DIGWEED will perform at RESISTANCE on March 24 as part of their exclusive Miami Music Week appearance. The dance music giants have been at the vanguard of progressive soundscapes for the past 30 years, and since 2015, they have continued to be constant headliners at RESISTANCE’s Ibiza residency and other international events. With Ultra’s renowned underground concept acting as one of the inaugural headliners for RESISTANCE’s first season at M2, the two will maintain their long-standing partnership. Additional performers will be confirmed.
Miami Music Week will be concluded by RESISTANCE on Saturday, March 25, with another electrifying underground event, and on Sunday, March 26, with the official MMW Closing Party, featuring yet-to-be-announced headliners.
Following the debut of the American club residency at Miami Music Week, RESISTANCE will host a number of Race Week events at M2 from May 5 through May 7, 2023.
Starting on Saturday, October 28, and continuing through the Closing Party on Saturday, May 11, 2024, RESISTANCE will continue its Season 1 programming at M2 over the fall.
The world’s most renowned house and techno masters will provide the music for the inaugural season of RESISTANCE Miami, which promises to offer an upgraded nightlife experience for both VIP visitors and dance floor regulars.
Previously home to Mansion, the historic 35,000 square ft venue at 1235 Washington Avenue recently underwent a massive multi-million dollar renovation. M2 will transform RESISTANCE’s renowned, stadium-smashing show into a more exclusive, seductive club setting over two enormous floors.
About M2 club in Miami
M2 has remained a legendary figure in the history of nightlife since its 2000s debut in New York City. The prestigious brand, now in its most recent incarnation, will debut in one of the top partying locations on earth. Since it once hosted The French Casino in 1935, this iconic landmark has been deeply ingrained with entertainment. In addition, Prince’s legendary club Glam Slam, which he ran from 1994 to 1997, had its home in this location.
M2 is certain to provide spectacular musical experiences in the center of Miami Beach, joining the ranks of other renowned nightlife venues that have called 1235 Washington Avenue home, including Club Z, Club 1235, Paragon, Level, and Mansion until it closed in 2015.