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Marco Carola is Bringing His Weekly Ibiza Party to North America This Winter

Italian DJ Marco Carola is bringing his hit Ibiza dance party to North America this winter by way of a 13-week residency at Miami's Story nightclub.

Italian DJ Marco Carola, whose weekly Music On party in Ibiza was one of the summer’s go-to events, is bringing the dance event to Miami for a three month residency at the city’s shiny new nightclub, Story. The party is named after the electronic music label Carola founded in 2011. 

Carola, whose DJ career spans more than two decades, will play every Saturday for 13 weeks from Dec. 6 through the end of February. While the shows will follow a similar concept to his no-frills events on Spain’s party isle — the event’s tagline is, “it’s all about the music” — he’ll make a few tweaks to suit Miami’s nightlife style. 


“The parties will have different styles because each city adds its own flair,” he told Billboard. Perhaps the most notable difference is that while the Ibiza installments start late and end after dawn (Carola’s set time often isn’t until 4 a.m. and last for several hours), Music On Miami will be more of an evening destination. 

Coinciding with the Music On Miami announcement, Carola released his annual Music On mix over the weekend via BBC Radio with Pete Tong. The hour-long compilation is look back at what revelers on the White Isle heard this summer and a sneak peek at what to expect in Miami. Listen to the mix below. 

Carola’s sets at his Story residency will last around four hours. To prepare, he downloads and listens to roughly 1,000 promos and demos each week. “It’s fun for me,” he said, “and it’s what I have to do to keep my playlists different and interesting.”

The party kicks off Dec. 6. Tickets for Music On Miami are available here