Every now and then an artist comes around that captivates you with every sound he releases and every audience he touches and even more rarely do they come in packs of three. Since 2008, the trio reigning from Stockholm, Sweden has captured our hearts with every pounding anthem, allowing us to turn off our minds and turn on our hearts to a new movement of electronic music that brings people together. Through their continuous success of chart topping progressive house releases to record breaking sold out shows from Madison Square Garden to the Los Angeles Historic Park, the Swedish House Mafia have announced their split but have managed to leave us with one more unforgettable experience to say goodbye to their loyal fans. [Read more...]
In the past few months, Evan Duffy has gained a lot of attention on YouTube for his piano covers of popular dance tracks. Although he does not produce electronic music himself, he has become embraced in the community for his keen ability to recreate originally synthesized music and has even garnished the attention of several popular producers who frequently use his covers in their sets. In my mind, Evan Duffy’s transcription of electronic music helps shine an important light on the musical elements of the genre in a more traditional sense. It not only reveals a deeper beauty in the music, but also reveals a different side of the music to both non-believers and lovers of EDM alike. Luckily, I had a chance to catch up with Evan (who happens to be an incredibly genuine guy) to ask him a few questions, and this is what he had to say:
Here we have the fifth edition of Size TV, based on the lives and touring of the artists under Steve Angello’s Size Records. With his personal career taking off, and the end of a the Swedish House Mafia era, this episode exposes the personality of the man behind the decks. Stay tuned for the following episode!
When Swedish House Mafia decided to break up, myself a long with the rest of the EDM community were heart broken. I couldn’t understand how a group who sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes would want to call it quits. With the announcement of their good-bye tour, fans across the world got ready to see Swedish House Mafia one last time.
Wobble Wednesday: Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (DJ Fresh Direct Remix) [Free Download]
Not to be confused with drum and bass legend DJ Fresh; we have DJ Fresh Direct’s hard hitting trap refix of the 2012 anthem, “Antidote”. Representing the big apple at the young age of 21, DJ Fresh Direct has already started to establish himself in the EDM community and this remix is about to sky rocket his career. With support already from some of the biggest names in the bass world like Diplo and Flosstradamus, and opening up for names like Dada Life and Chiddy Bang, the young gun out of New York is starting to see his endless nights of production pay off. This remix isÂ monstrousÂ and contains a kick drum and bass line that will have your subwoofers dancing in joy. Don’t be silly and pass this one up, as this jam is about to circulate from clubs to festivals worldwide.
Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (DJ Fresh Direct Remix) | Free Download
The long awaited release of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” remixes is finally here on Beatport. The three tracks on this release offer a broad spectrum of EDM, featuring a high energy progressive house remix by Tom Staar & Kryder, a electro house remix by Promise Land that we featured a couple weeks ago, and a unique techno remix by the legend Joris Voorn. Give each of these amazing tracks a listen below and grab whichever one pleases your ears most. Enjoy!
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Remixes)Â |Â Beatport
With the worlds most demanding EDM festival at an end, everyone will be wanting to relive their experiences as well as hearing those epic live sets that DJs played out to the lucky crowd of Tomorrowland 2012. We have put together a huge post here for you all, containing the best sets from the epic 3-day weekend in Belgium. Be sure to give any of them a listen and grab the free downloads. We will update this as more sets get uploaded from the rest of the weekend. Enjoy!
Alesso | Download
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Carl Cox | Download
More sets after the jump! [Read more...]
Just after the Swedish House Mafia has announced their farewell tour tickets went on sale for their debut show in their home town of Stockholm at the brand new Friends Arena, which has a 65,000 person capacity, on November 24. With the news of their retirement in combination with the hometown crowd these tickets were sure to go fast, but I don’t think that anyone could have predicted just how fast. In just 42 minutes the show was completely sold out! Because of this high demand the group decided to add another date on November 23. Tickets go on sale for the second date tomorrow at 9am CEST, you can get themÂ here.