Calvin Harris and Alesso have topped the UK charts upon entry to December with collaborative offering “Under Control” for Sony Music. Having steadily ascended both the UK and iTunes charts throughout the final moments of November, the duo’s collaboration with Manchester indie pop outfit Hurts entered at number one, beating British pop singer Gary Barlow to the top stop along the way. While Harris first saw chart-topping success with 2009’s “I’m Not Alone’ and subsequently returned with tracks “We Found Love” and “Sweet Nothing” in 2011 and 2012 respectively, the track gives Refune Records protégé Alesso his highest chart position since 2012’s “Calling (Lose My Mind).” In the same year that put MK’s “Look Right Through” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals” alike in pole position, “Under Control” is yet another awakening landmark to the universal acceptance that has now become commonplace for dance music and the fuller extent of its mainstream crossover appeal.Posted by
New Year’s Eve is the next the holiday on everyone’s radar and people are wondering where to celebrate the first moments of 2014. Las Vegas is undoubtedly a premier spot for unrivaled talent and a great celebration. Mandalay Bay’s newest nightclub Light has announced Lift Off, a three-day affair starting December 30th until January 1st. Featuring Cirque du Soleil performances and top-of-the-line Vegas production, Light’s first event, ‘Phase One: Ignition,’ invites Nicky Romero to the decks to begin preparing for NYE madness. New Year’s Eve day will be rung in by former Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso for ‘Phase Two: The Journey’ and finally, the first day of 2014 in Las Vegas will end with Alesso for ‘Phase Three: Re-Entry.’
Don’t be left out of the festivities. Tickets go on sale today 10AM PST here for each night of Light’s New Year’s Eve celebration.Posted by
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in October and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up October for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. October’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Alesso with Calvin Harris, Hardwell with MAKJ, Diplo, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Junior Sanchez, Chromeo with Oliver, and Gesaffelstein. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of October!
After testing festival reactions and radio responses, Calvin Harris and Alesso have revealed the video for their latest single, “Under Control.” The story begins with a booming newscaster’s voice: “We now have sight of the meteor headed towards earth…this could be the end,” he states.
But Harris, Alesso, and Hurts’ Theo Hutchcraft, who’s also featured on the track, immediately calm everyone’s spirits by playing a huge pre-apocalyptic show: Arms are up high and the whole crowd is jumping as the sounds of this crowd-pleasing house anthem fill the sky. The trio of European musicians keep the party going to save the world, Swedish House Mafia style, as the rave-like synths squash any fears of a meteor strike and they party til the end of the world.Posted by
Join the Uprising and win a pair of UrbanEars headphones and meet and greet Alesso on New Year’s Eve
This New Year’s Eve, Alesso will be touching down at Pier 94 to officially bring the Uprising to New York City. Teaming up with UrbanEars headphones, the young Swede plans to give away a pair of headphones to two lucky fans who will get to meet him and celebrate the clock striking midnight in the greatest city in the world.
Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)Posted by
A collaboration to end all collaborations, Calvin Harris and Alesso have joined forces, putting their minds together for the masterfully anthem “Under Control.” Individually, the production titans have more successful and wildly popular hits than you can count on both hands — with the likes of “Calling” and “Pressure” on one and an album in 18 Months with commercial appeal that took down Michael Jackson on the other. Together, Harris and Alesso handle uplifting and melodic stylings with care, flawlessly embed bass kicks and synth warps, and conduct their usual chaos around the vocal from Hurts. There’s not much to hold against “Under Control,” as it comes as the love child between two of top five producers in electronic music.
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With over 300 artists and 38 hours of overlapping music this weekend, the number of tracks heard at TomorrowWorld is somewhere in the thousands. While not even almighty Internet can spit out a list of every tune that received play time in the Chattahoochee Hills, a few tracks were heard again and again, earning anthem status and a firm spot in the memory of the Main Stage attendees. While some older tracks like “In My Mind,” “Wakanda” and “Reload” still frequently made their way into sets, we’ve compiled the ten tunes that defined the most recent chapter in the Book Of Wisdom.
Ahead of his North American Uprising tour, Alesso is giving away a mini mix of the same name. Appropriately portraying an uprising, this six-minute long gift is a quick paced amalgamation of Alesso’s hit productions ranging from the beginning of his thus far brief career to the current day. From “Nillionaire” all the way to “City Of Dreams,” the young Swede is finally drawing up meaning to his uprising, officially declaring that he has risen.Posted by
Calvin Harris and Alesso are back with a new track that is sure to set a few main stages alight (TomorrowWorld, anyone?). Theo Hutchcraft’s powerful vocals set against a fanfare of signature synthwork will probably be a massive stage-killer. We can picture the jumping seas of people and fireworks already. Alesso premiered the full track in his Sirius XM set from Ibiza, which you can listen to in its entirety here.Posted by