Last year, when Swedish House Mafia brought their infamous Masquerade Motel party to Miami Music Week, it resulted in what could easily be dubbed a "mini music festival." Mostly because their were about 10,000 fans in attendance at Miami's Grand Central Park.
On March 8th and 9th, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello are bringing the highly anticiapted show to LA's Historic Park. Their first show comes with Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party on the main stage and Nero, Sub Focus, Clockwork and Monsta to The Marquee Stage. On the 9th, The Swedes will be joined again on the main stage with Alesso as well as Zedd, AN21 & Max Vangeli and No ID. Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta will be holding it down at the Bass Arena.
Amidst a busy touring schedule, we were able to grab an exclusive with one of EDM's biggest emerging young DJs, Alesso. Calling on the attention from peers such as Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, we find out why Alesso is a name that we'll keep watching for Years.
Angela Samartano: MTV News recently named you one of their "Rookies to Watch in 2012." How did you first get your start in the electronic dance music scene?
Alesso: I got a CD from one of my closest friends. There was some house music on it and fell in love with it. I couldn't get enough and eventually started making my own music.
King Midas realized that his golden touch was actually a curse, but for German DJ/Producer Thomas Gold, his ability to mix lusterous tracks is anything but. Thomas got heads nodding this year for his stellar remix of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" (see video below) and his recent collaboration with Dirty South. Voted Beatport's "Rising Star" for 2010 and "Best Breakthrough DJ/Producer for 2010" by Axwell in DJ Magazine, Thomas Gold has lived up to his last name and proven that the golden touch isn't just for mythical kings. (Still, we'd keep our daughters away).
Joonbug had the opportunity to sit down with Max Vangeli at the rooftop lounge in the Bentley Hotel before he headed to Lavo NY. He was about to start his busy North American weekend tour hitting Lavo in NYC Thursday, Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas Friday, and South Pointe in The Hamptons Saturday.
Described by MTV as “One of the most promising artists of 2011” Max has grabbed the attention of EDM lovers worldwide. He has made his international debut in 2010 and as a result we have seen him skyrocket through the charts.
The 26 year old born in Moldova, now living in San Francisco took time out of his busy schedule to talk with me.
Famed Dj/Producers Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, B.K.A as Swedish House Mafia plan to carve their own path this spring, by putting together The Masquerade Motel part deux tagged as "THE ONE NIGHT STAND AT THE MASQUERADE MOTEL". The event is set to take place on March 26th, in a head-head bataille royale against the juggernaut, Ultra Music Festival; who are already boasting over 25 top tier acts as of now.
SHM, announced that they to, will have "special guest" and will be playing a mind numbing 10-hour set! The whole thing will be held in a custom build venue just as the last Masquerade Motel party. SHM, went ahead and made a teaser trailer for you house heads.
Swedish House Mafia, undeniably the biggest name in the house music genre at the present time, is making their way to Miami during Halloween Weekend to present die hard house fans with "Masquerade Motel". The mafia, made up of world renown dj's Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have accumulated quite the following over the last few years, selling out shows internationally and creating an epic experience for each one.
By way of Ibiza, "Masquerade Motel" is a European influenced experience. The shows are most notable for their production and intricate presentation of mind bending visuals, costumed dancers and performers, and out of the ordinary spectacles. Don't be alarmed while dancing if you brush shoulders with a forest nymph or look up to discover a wolf head hovering above you. Imaginative as it sounds, that's only the tip of the iceberg for a show headlined by Swedish House Mafia. Also scheduled to perform are the Grammy nominated Brazilian Girls. The event will take place from 3pm til midnight in the 55,000 square foot venue within Midtown Miami, also future home to the Scope Art Fair. Miami's most elite production companies and producers (Alex Omes, Emi Guerra, Eventstar & the Scope Art Fair) have teamed up to ensure this event will be memorable and the first of its kind in Miami. Your best Halloween costume is also encouraged, as their will be a costume contest held during the event.