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Ultra Music Festival: Reinventing RESISTANCE and Special Guests [Review]

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Ultra Music Festival: Reinventing RESISTANCE and Special Guests [Review]


Ultra Music Festival 2023 came and went and did so in spectacular fashion. The decades old, household name in EDM festivals has always felt like the New Year of the music festival circuit. It’s biggest claim to fame is that it’s where most producers and DJs in the scene show off a plethora of unreleased content which everyone ends up hearing all year round. And this year didn’t disappoint with some key, contributive factors including off-the-wall special guests, inclusion of more diverse genres in the EDM pantheon, and revolutionizing one the festival’s underground destinations: Resistance.

The special guests at Ultra have always been apart of the mystique of Ultra Music Festival. Past years included iconic moments from Madonna, Kodak Black, Slash, and even Will Smith. However, this year’s special guests felt more in-tuned with newer music and artists than years prior. These included artists that felt like the most appropriate for an outing in Miami while others felt so out-of-pocket in the best way. In the first category, Marshmello headlined the main stage with his own combination of bass music rage and nostalgia callbacks (see Benny Benassi’s Satisfaction vs Party Favor’s WAWA [Lights Out Jersey Remix]). But out…



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