After a couple of strong years as one of the largest progressive house purveyors in the rising big room era, Alesso has received extensive recognition for his talents from a wide variety of DJs. Working alongside major producers like Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso, and remixing mega-hits from the likes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia, he quickly gained popularity and rose to one of the largest names in the dance music industry.
Now straying away from the progressive-sound for he was once known, the Swedish producer dips his toes in a different musical direction, jumping onto the current bass house trend in his newest single, “Move Like That.” Punctured by strident vocals that lead into a typical throbbing bass-line, Alesso jumps into new territory as he accompanies this track with a short dubstep-tinged segment towards the end of the track.
There was absolutely no lead up or speculation about Alesso’s surprise release today, ‘Move Like That’. That being said it totally didn’t need any build up on social media because the build up has been occurring during Alesso’s set for quite some time now. ‘Move Like That’ has been a main stay in Alesso’s sets.
EDC swept through Las Vegas this weekend bringing 136,000 fans “under the electric sky” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for North America’s largest dance event of the year. This year’s enormous lineup, per usual, was powered by electronic music royalty, burgeoning new talents, and today’s top tastemakers, rounding out at nearly 250 artists. Among the staggering lineup of acts slated for the festival’s second day, memorable moments from the night included Tiësto and Dillon Francis‘ highly-anticipated Kinetic Field sets, Autograf‘s live performance from the Cosmic Meadow, and Alesso from the Circuit Grounds. Elsewhere, Valentino Khan, Boombox Cartel, and Snails kept the Basspod stage shaking through the night.
The festival will take place from September 16-18 at the Tokyo Odaiba ULTRA Park across three stage- Main Stage, Live Stage and RESISTANCE. Having announced an Ibiza residency recently, RESISTANCE will also see a major upgrade in Tokyo this year, with Carl Cox, Joseph Capriati, Sasha & John Digweed and Seth Troxler set to headline its stage.
View the full Phase 1 lineup below:
Watch the Ultra Japan official 2016 aftermovie below:
Swedish dance music icon Alesso is kicking off February in style. The producer has made a world-renowned career in harnessing the premier aspects of his signature style and other tropes from chart-dominating singles, and his newest release is no exception.
Alesso’s “Falling” is a showcase of his versatility and proficiency. The song blends some of the best components of commercially appealing dance music, typified by lush chord progressions, sultry vocals and grooving bass lines. All of these elements combine to give listeners an ultimately danceable track. Expect “Falling” to blow up in the coming months.
After releasing his successful debut album Forever in 2015, Alesso launched a huge album tour. Many artists would take it easy after such a busy year, but Alesso surprised in 2016 by releasing two new singles: “I Wanna Know” featuring Nico & Vinz and Jolin Tsai and “Take My Breath Away.” Alesso’s continuing that momentum in 2017 by gearing up for his first big release for the year.
Alesso’s new single, “Falling,” will release this Friday, February 3, on Def Jam. He uploaded a teaser of the track with its release announcement, hinting at yet another progressive house track with a female vocalist. Alesso’s MO seems to be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and “Falling” will likely go down as another hit under the Swedish producer’s hit-laden belt. Spotify users can head here to pre-save the single so they’ll have the track in their collection on release date. Listen to the “Falling” preview below:
After a rocky (understatement) 2016, I think we’re all ready for 2017 to hit the ground running. Forgetting for a moment the amazing group of producers we’re looking forward to this year, the big guys are also looking to secure their status at the top.
Alesso is starting the year off right with a brand new mix on Beats 1. Beginning with his massive track “Take My Breath Away” and moving right into “Sexy Back” and a fierce bass house tune, Alesso is channeling some hunger in this mix; there’s really a little bit of everything in here.
Ahh Alesso, the unofficial 4th member of the Swedish House Mafia. He is widely loved across the board for a series of hits that include ‘Heroes’ and the dance music essential ‘City of Dreams’. Alesso is a main stage staple that has been behind the decks for over a decade. After a relatively quiet 2016,
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