SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
Laidback Luke is not your average DJ or producer. Some might be so bold to suggest he not even human, but instead a super-human force here to save dance music from, and we'e not just saying that because he likes to dress up like a hero and host some of the most amazing parties anyone has ever seen. It takes a lot of courage to dress up like a superhero in front of thousands of people when it's not Hallowween, but it takes even more courage to pioneer something like Super You & Me, while holding down the fort as one of the most technical DJs still in the game.
This weekend, house duo Vicetone is bringing their ground-breaking re-mixes to Chicago’s Sound Bar. Made up of the producer duo Ruben and Victor, Vicetone originates from The Netherlands, and have become a staple in the electronic music scene in Europe over the past couple of years. Taking their influences from Swedish House Mafia and DJ Tiesto, the duo adds their distinctive style to their remixes as well as continuously writing their own material.
The dance party starts at 10pm and won’t stop until the early hours of the morning!
What: Vicetone at Soundbar
When: Friday, September 19th, 10pm
Where: Soundbar, 226 W Ontario St., Chicago, IL
On Friday, September 12th, Alesso, the Grammy®-nominated mentee of former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso, will make musical history. With a global following extending across a combined 2.5 million Facebook likes, 506,000 Instagram followers, and 958,000 Twitter followers, the young Swedish producer/DJ has set his sights on becoming the first person to ever premiere a video on everyone's favorite photo and video app, Snapchat. At 11:30am (EST), the first clip of the official 'Tear the Roof Up' music video will makes its exclusive debut, half an hour before its full-length global release on VEVO.
HIIO, the pairing of Colombia’s Ortzy and Argentina’s Nico Hamuy, present an exhilarating partnership of progressive house. Having performed at Mysteryland Chile and Tomorrowland, HIIO bring a true festival aura to every live set. Between the powerhouse duo, they have over 20 songs on the Beatport top 100. They have toured with David Guetta, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and Erick Morillo. The partnership, based on South America, perform live shows that are as memorable as they are dynamic.
The trio of now defunct group, Swedish House Mafia, chose to disband at the height of their careers. The news of their disbandment left their the fans feeling upset and the media confused. What had caused their surreptitious fall?
Earlier this year, it was announced that a new documentary was coming out titled, 'Leave The World Behind,' which closely follows the final tour of Swedish House Mafia. The documentary is expected to reveal some much needed insight on what caused the disbandment of SHM, as well as, the finals moments of the beaming faces of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello as a trio.
Due out January 20th, Rebel will mark the second release of 2014 on former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello's Size Records. AN21, a Size Records veteran with huge releases like 'Glow' and 'H8RS,' along with Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, who made their way into the Size family after a phenomenal remix of AN21, Max Vangeli, and Tiesto's 'People Of The Night' featuring Lover Lover, have conspired to create a tried and true progressive house anthem of devastating proportions.
Size in the Park is back and better than ever for a fun-filled celebration of all things EDM! Former Swedish House Mafia member and label owner extraordinaire, Steve Angello is partnering up with friends for two nights of raging in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
In a much anticipated return, Paul Van Dyk, the king of trance, graced New York with his presence for the first time this year. This past Sunday, August 11, we were fortunate to be a part of a monstrous, 6-hour set filled with heavy trance, powerful lasers, flashing lights, and good company.
If his Facebook and Twitter posts the week leading up to the show were any indication, he was very excited to play in New York. This could have something to do with the fact that New York feels like home to him--something he confessed in his interview with us back in July. He metioned how his show at Governors Island was meaningful to him because this is where his career essentially took off. And we could tell by the content look on his face during the 6 hour show, that he was having the time of his life.
The highly anticpated Black Tie Rave on Feb. 28 featuring Swedish House Mafia on their 'One Last Tour' has already proved to be hugely successful. The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an incredible amount of $437,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.