This past Labor Day weekend,EDMSauce had the pleasure to sit down with Alesso, one of the most talked about Electronic Dance Music producers of all of time, before his set at the Electric Zoo festival in the Big Apple. Just reeling from performing at Good Morning America Summer Concert Series (GMA); performing amongst hundreds of fans
Swedish superstar Alesso, took to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in NYC’s storied Central Park in early September to perform his brand new single, “REMEDY.” The performance was equipped not only with full-fledged live instrumentation, but also vocals from the track’s tender-voiced Conor Maynard. A patron of piano since the ripe age of seven, Alesso assumed his position on keyboard at the crest of the prismatic stage setup.
While the track is Alesso’s first release of the year, the artist has kept quite active on the festival front. To follow up his top-notch wrap-up of Electric Zoo‘s 10th anniversary installment (during which “REMEDY” made a notable cameo), his headlining seat at Imagine Festival will serve as the searing crescendo to Alesso’s full-bodied festival season.
Alesso has released an extra terrestrial video for his latest track, “Remedy,” that’s not short on storytelling over the course of its five minute. A spaceship lands in Hollywood, and viewers watch as a disk-like part of the spaceship breaks upon landing. A small alien boy then emerges from the spaceship crash and wanders aimlessly around Hollywood, observing different people and things like garbage while he walks around. He draws a sign on a piece of paper, seemingly looking for someone or something to point him in the right direction. Alesso posters around L.A. have the sign, so the boy heads to an alien rave hosted by the producer himself.
The alien boy runs into an alien girl at the rave, who unite with Alesso. The producer holds a record that is the same size as the broken disc, which also happens to have the same symbol the alien children hold. Turns out, the record is the broken piece to their space ship.
The visual video is a stunning complement to the smooth tune.
After crushing 2017 with chart-topping, radio hits including “Let Me Go” featuring Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line, and “Is That For Me” featuring Brazilian vocalist Anitta, Alesso is back again with new music. Making his 2018 debut, the famed Swedish DJ gives fans a taste of his renewed sound on “REMEDY” featuring English singer/songwriter Conor Maynard.
The new single is built on wide appeal, as Alesso incorporates a wide range of instrumentals and rhythms. He kicks it off with soothing piano riffs and a soca-inspired drum beat, all layered under captivating vocals from Maynard. The tune’s break is light, yet pleasing to the ear with melodic harmonies and echoing pitch changes, bringing together a warming, complementary collaboration for the pair on “REMEDY.”
This track is Alesso’s first release on Universal Music Group’s new imprint 10:22pm, and made its live debut on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in NYC’s Central Park. He’ll stay in the US this fall, closing out the main stage with Tiësto at Electric Zoo‘s 10th anniversary prior to a headline set at Imagine Music Festival September 21.
Alesso has been making headlines across the world lately. After his sets at both Tomorrowland and Creamfields made waves for being comprised of mainly Progressive House, the now legendary producer seemed to be wading back to his signature euphoric style. Alesso doubled down on his success with a major signing to UMG this past week
With age comes growth, and as such, Djakarta will expand from a two to three-day affair as the festival relocates to a picturesque new location, Bali’s Garuda Wisnu Kancana Cultural Park. Now one of the largest dance festivals in Asia, Djakarta will commemorate a decade of fluid progression, and electronic music lovers won’t want to miss the occasion. Tickets to DWP’s tenth iteration will go on sale starting August 17, and can be purchased, here.
Alesso broke onto the scene with a multitude of euphoric progressive house hits. Some of the songs are still hailed as the most impressive works in the entirety of dance music. In recent years Alesso has been producing outside of the genres that his fans know to come and love him for, and obviously, this
The penultimate day of the final weekend of Tomorrowland 2018 has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. People of tomorrow can relive a jam-packed July 28 of the Story of Planaxis to the fullest: Nora En Pure gets deep as ever, Armin van Buuren returns from weekend one for back-to-back mainstage appearances, Virtual Self makes a debut in Boom, and Salvatore Ganacci returns with more shenanigans. Meanwhile, Belgian legends Cherry Moon Trax light up the mainstage with the trance classics that led to the country’s domination of dance in the 90s.
Tomorrowland has descended upon Belgium once again, with the final weekend of the festival’s 2018 installment now underway. The festival brings thousands of festival goers from around the world, with droves of additional fans tuning in across the globe to Tomorrowland’s four-channel stream, to catch some of the biggest electronic performances of the year. From Tiësto‘s lunar eclipse soundtracking performance to Salvatore Ganacci’s …eccentric stage presence during weekend one’s live stream, this year’s edition of the festival has already proven to be a memorable one. Now, with day two underway, fans can tune in to enjoy performances from electronic heavy hitters including Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Fatboy Slim, Above & Beyond, Nervo, and Armin Van Buuren among many others.
Flip between sets from a variety of acts, from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to Armand Van Helden. Amid this weekend’s well-rounded live stream programming, fans can also go back and revisit Tomorrowland’s weekend one highlights from Carl Cox, San Holo, Alesso and more. View Tomorrowland’s full weekend two schedule below.
The first three days of Tomorrowland 2018 are officially in the books. While there may be another packed weekend of brilliant, Belgian-based mayhem still in store, we took a look back at high points from weekend one of EDM’s most storied celebration. Whether it’s a two-hour euphoria trip with Above & Beyond at the Anjunabeats stage or a crawl through the techno trenches with Charlotte de Witte at the main stage, weekend one implores a revisit. See our top highlights from Tomorrowland’s opening weekend below.