Two thirds of the Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell, have teamed up with Disney to lend their electronic touches to the Monster’s University soundtrack. Their latest collaboration “Roar” will be released on June 4th alongside remixes from Style of Eye and Yogi and has been featured in the first trailer for Disney’s follow up to the wildly successful Monsters Inc.
Head on over to Apple.com to watch the trailer and catch a sneak peek of the duo’s latest.
Watch the trailer “It All Began Here” on Apple.com
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
As reported by Australian blog inthemix.com, Swedish House Mafia’s unofficial fourth member, manager Amy Thomson, spoke at IMS Engage in Los Angeles last night as she looks towards her next chapter. Surrounded by the likes of Lady Gaga’s manager and other industry executives, Thomson touched upon the fate of dance music in America, answered questions about the possibility of a reunion tour, and gave insight to her future that includes a new brand from two of the trio’s members.
Two-thirds of the former Swedish House Mafia are taking their recent split quite literally with the title of their summer 2013 Ibiza Residency. Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso are teaming up for a weekly concept party dubbed ‘Departures,’ every Wednesday at Ibiza’s Ushuaia. Set to kick off their latest project as a duo, ‘Departures’ will begin on June 12th with the full announcement coming soon. This isn’t the first time Axel and Sebastian have aligned for post-SHM plans, as the two have connected for Las Vegas residencies at Light.
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Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash‘s mega-hit known as “Reload” has dominated festivals, nightclubs, and everywhere in between over the past year. Today, it has officially become even bigger as Pete Tong premiered its vocal mix as his Essential New Tune. The tandem call on John Martin to replicate the singing he’s produced on “Save The World” and “Don’t You Worry Child,” taking the title literally for the song’s lyrics.
You’ve seen photographs online after parties that were absolutely bananas. Most likely, you’ve also seen the ones taking those photos, or you’ve seen the flash, and the one responsible has vanished. Camera in hand, I’m one of the many dark figures running through nightclubs, squeezing through groups of people packed in like sardines, trying constantly to find the best spot to capture that one moment when the pyrotechnics erupt and the crowd goes wild. Often times, these seemingly endless treks across clubs are fruitless, and we feel compelled to move again…and again…to chase the perfect shot. It’s always a challenge; every venue is different in its own unique ways. Having just wrapped up photographing some incredible shows during Miami Music Week 2013, here are some of the ways I’ve learned to navigate the insanity that has become EDM photography on the ground and on assignment.
On Thursday night, Sebastian Ingrosso treated Story SoBe to two full hours of classics, edits, and cameos from a few of his closest friends. While only Ingrosso, Otto Knows and Tommy Trash were slated to share the decks, Alesso, Axwell, Thomas Gold and Dirty South were also spotted behind the booth, occasionally hopping in to tweak a track or raise a glass. The camaraderie onstage may have been even more entertaining than Story’s disco balls, confetti showers and Moulin Rouge-themed dancers and acrobats, but when combined, the elements created the best kind of spectacle. Hop below the break to hear the five tracks you need to know from Sebastian Ingrosso at Story.
Before uniting with Axwell for Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso went under many different alias’ as a duo, including Fireflies, General Moders, Mode Hookers, Outfunk, and The Sinners. Their most recent moniker, Buy Now, released “Bodycrash” in 2008, sampling the 1978 disco chart-topper “Let’s All Chant” by The Michael Zager Band. The track was premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show in late 2007 and won gold at WMC 2008. Dirty South went on to remix the track, which was featured in his Phazing Radio Show 005. It’s certainly been a while since the Swedes have released a production as dark as “Body Crash,” but 2008 can always be revisited.
In a special Miami edition of Essential Selection, Pete Tong showcased the best in dance music while catching up with Jamie XX, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Flashmob. Hand picking his Essential New Tune of the week, he turns to Armin van Burren’s sultry lead single, “This Is What It Feels Like,” coming off his upcoming artist album.
Would it be an Essential Selection without homage to Eric Prydz? Pete provides us with a world exclusive of the new Pryda single, “Powerdrive,” which made waves as an ID on Epic Radio 007 and in his popular Essential Mix last month. The track has been “driving the blogs crazy,” according to Tong – we concur.
New York City’s skyline was lit blue and yellow, but Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have owned the Big Apple for longer than just one night. The love affair between Swedish House Mafia and New York City is well documented and extends far beyond the Madison Square Garden sell out of 2011. After blowing up from the success of “Leave The World Behind,” the trio headed north from Miami to New York to claim a piece of the Apple for themselves.
In November of 2010, Axwell played Webster Hall, Ingrosso played Pacha, and the following month Steve played Roseland Ballroom for New Years Eve. Over two years later, the Swedes returned together to close the collective chapter on NYC. With a flick of the switch, their final run had begun.