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Ultra Is Turning One of Its Most Popular Stages Into Its Own Festival


Angel Melendez of Miami New Times speaks with Nicole Moudaber about Ultra's Resistance Events and her friendship with Carl Cox.

This article originally appeared on Miami New Times

Back in March, one of our favorite stages of Ultra Music Festival was the Resistance stage. We gushed over the giant terrifying spider and its unique DJ booth. It was part DJ set, part performance art equipped with its own choreographed show — weird in the best way possible.

But even without the spider, the Resistance stage — one of seven at Ultra — proved its merit in 2015, housing the festival's most interesting and pure house and techno acts.

Come October, the show that took up the smallest amount of space at Bayfront Park gets its own proper big-boy playground in Lima, Peru.

On October 14, Resistance goes solo as the first ever standalone event produced by Ultra that won't carry the well-known brand name. Headlined by the godfather of techno himself, Carl Cox, the event will be held on the beaches of the beautiful Explanada Costa Verde site. If you've got any vacation days, this might be a good opportunity to use them.

While details are still somewhat sketchy on the stage production, Ultra promises something “brand new” to help launch this new concert series.

What we do know is who else is on the initial lineup: Irish DJ Matador will be there as well as the globetrotting Nicole Moudaber, an Ultra veteran and good friend of Mr. Cox. More will be announced soon.

We spoke to Moudaber — who’s soon to be a Miami resident six months out of the year after buying a house here — about being on the inaugural Resistance Peru bill and about that one time she had to fight a bouncer at Trade.

On October 14, in Lima, you’ll be part of the first standalone Resistance event Ultra has ever hosted. What are your thoughts on being selected as one of the inaugural artists to participate in this new event series?

I’ve been playing many shows in Europe and in the States for Ultra, and this is going to be my second one with South America. I did one in Buenos Aires, but to do one now in Peru is very exciting — especially to be playing with my dear friend, Carl Cox. It’s going to be one for the books — that’s for sure.


Read the full story by Angel Melendez at Miami New Times

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