cover photo from Drew Ressler/rukes.com
article written by Alex Lambeau
The anticipation for Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has never been higher. After adding over 100 names to
the phase 2 rollout, many have called this the greatest Ultra lineup to date. Alesso, Charlotte de Witte,
David Guetta, Eric Prydz presents HOLO, and Tale of Us are just a handful of the impressive names on
the bill. Only making up a handful of the talented artists listed on the expansive and diverse list,
Bayfront Park will host nearly every genre of dance music ranging from hard techno, dubstep,
progressive house to tech-house and much more. A handful of artists will be making their Ultra debut
including ISOxo, Deathpact, Kasablanca, Kapuchon and more.
Ultra will feature designated stage takeovers from dance music’s most respected labels including A State of Trance, Revealed Recordings, Dirtybird and JACKED. One of the most talked about features of the 2023 lineup is the plethora of back-to-back performances. Testpilot back-to-back HI-LO, Dom Dolla back-to-back Vintage Culture, and Jauz back-to-back SVDDEN DEATH will each take place on different stages throughout the weekend. Perhaps the most anticipated of them all will be Adam Beyer back-to-back Cirez D. Originally planned for Ultra 2019, extenuating circumstances postponed one of the rarest back-to-back opportunities in all of dance music. Finally slated for the massive RESISTANCE megastructure, Ultra 2023 will certainly be one for the record books.
To prepare attendees for Ultra Miami, Festival Squad has created an exclusive playlist featuring songs
from the 2023 lineup. Featuring a wide range of music tastes, songs in the playlist include “Words” by
Alesso and Zara Larsson, “The Sign” by CamelPhat and Anyma, “Miracle Maker” by Dom Dolla, “Escape” by Kx5 and plenty more. In addition to these hits of 2022, some of the most nostalgic songs in dance music history were inserted. “Calling” by Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso, “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia, “Clarity” by Zedd, and “Titanium” by David Guetta, bring us back to the golden days of EDM. Stream the playlist below.