We (mostly) all love Avicii, but a common gripe we hear is that his sets are all the same. Coming to his own defense, often lamenting the restrictive nature of festival sets (the ever-present hour to hour and a half time slots), he usually says that
in such a limited timeframe he has to cater to everyone by playing “the hits.” Well, he didn’t just play the hits in Trenton, but spiced things up a little bit — just like CAZZETTE who opened before him. Keep reading for a quick rundown.
to-an-agreement-stop-colliding-over-fade-into-darkness/”>Leona Lewis and Avicii was settled over Avicii’s single “Fade Into Darkness“, life went on and two brilliant remixes were produced by Albin Myers and MYNC. Albin Myers has had a huge year producing impressive solo tracks like his remix to “AGORa,” and originals such as “Wobble,” and “Loud Noises” off his own recently started record label — Soundtrack Of The Living Dead. In addition to his solo work, Myers has also released a remarkable compilation of tracks under the group MyBack, including himself and John Dahlback. Its been a while since Albin Myers remixed a track by Tim Berg or Avicii (“Alcoholic,”) and expectedly he transformed Avicii’s elegant original melody into a head bumping and dance friendly track.
MYNC led by the owner of Cr2 records, Mark Brown, have also released a magnificent anthem-status remix to “Fade Into Darkness.” Powered by a commanding build up, pleasing drum sequences, and sweeping bass lines, MYNC’s remix provides a more joyous, progressive, and big room sound perfect for festivals.
CAZZETTE burst onto the scene out of the same place that Avicii came from earlier this summer, and since we heard their dubby-steppy “Save The World” bootleg, we’ve had a feeling we’d be seeing and hearing more of them. We got to meet the guys and see them spin live at our shindig in Trenton with NV Concepts and MASS EDMC, and we’re pleased to say that they certainly deliver live. Their set — much like the tracksthey’ve produced thus far — was eclectic, and featured a whole lot of jumping and even… cellphones? Head past the jump for the five tracks you need to know from CAZZETTE’s set and add a little spice to your iTunes.
Avicii’s ‘Le7els’ podcast has been a iTunes chart topper since its existence, and the 3rd installment features Avicii’s unreleased remix of Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, and Albin Myers’ remix of “Fade Into Darkness.” The beauty of these podcasts is they’re often full of unreleased tracks and previews. The highlight of Norman Doray’s guest mix is undoubtedly the inclusion of his latest remix of Tawiah’s “Breakaway.” Two progressive house champions combine forces to bring us one hell of a podcast. Let’s carry this one to the top folks! Full tracklist after the break.
Sure Avicii sat atop a giant kaleidoscopeic cube at Alice’s House, but our minds are still flashing with neon glowing bunnies, electric pandas, bikini-clad girls, and lots and lots of sunglasses. But Avicii could have been sitting on top of the world for all he cared. The energy levels were off the charts as he tore through his set Friday night at Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernadino, California. Read on to hear (and see) how it went down.
We’ve been super excited about helping our friends at NV Concepts and MASS EDMC bring Avicii to the Northeast, and after a monster show in Albany we’re excited for tomorrow’s show at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton. Special guest CAZZETTE is sure to bring its dubby-steppyways to the party before Avicii’s own musical stylings, and we’ll be there to capture all the action for ourselves.
We revealed yesterday that Avicii would be playing at New York’s Pier 94 to ring in the New Year for 2012. $60 pre-sale tickets went live at Noon, and an astounding 2,500 were sold in minutes. Avicii’s manager, Ash Pournouri, has posted a letter to fans explaining the situation and the insane demand for the event. He writes that Pier 94′s legal capacity is only 6,000, and that in the heat of the moment, organizers agreed to release the remaining tickets on the site, tiered in price from $85-$165. The Avicii NYE site and WanTickets were both crashed by the rush, and WanTickets saw over 60,000 pageviews in two hours. Organizers are trying to right some of the sales wrongs by discounting over 400 of the people who were affected by the crash, but it appears that tickets are indeed sold out. The letter also indicates that Avicii will be giving away tickets on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the event, and that there may be a broadcast online. One thing’s for sure: those SHM tickets will be gone before you know it, so clear your schedules to be by a computer when they go on sale.
It’s official: Avicii’s just announced the where and when of his already infamous New Year’s Eve gig in New York City. ‘Tis the season of much speculation, and with SHM still teasing their own event, it’s nice to be able to know for sure what one of our favorite DJs is up to. Tickets for the sure-to-be Avicii-tastic New Years festivities are sure to go quickly, so buy them before they sell out!
We have it on good authority that at 12:00pm EST, aviciinye.com will change, and you can buy your tickets there and then.
Pre-sale has commenced for what will be, hands down, the most sensational farewell to 2011 New York City has to offer. After much hearsay, it can now be
revealed that on 31st December, Swedish born hit maker AVICII will grace one of the most stunning and exclusive venues in Manhattan – PIER 94 – for a New Year’s send-off like none other.
The insane venue, which until today has been kept a closely guarded secret, is seldom used for such events, so this really is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity! Needless to say that the production, design and surprises going into this one off show – masterminded by Ash (At Night Management) and partners Pacha – will be extraordinary. It’s got all the ingredients…why on earth wouldn’t you go?
The last time Ash teamed up with Pacha NYC, it COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. The 4000 people that were quick enough out the blocks witnessed the then 21-year-old set Governor’s Island alight in a night to remember. So when the man behind ‘Seek Bromance’, ‘Fade into Darkness’ and of course ‘Levels’, returns at the end of December to set the tone for 2012, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be more elaborate in every way imaginable.
The first allocation of tickets, priced at a mere $60 is on sale now, available on a first come, first served basis at www.aviciinye.com.
Avicii embarks on an incredible 3 day tour which will make pit stops in Ibiza, Cannes, and Amsterdam. Three of the biggest party cities in the entire world welcome arguably the hottest act in house music today. The video gives us insight into how incredible Avicii’s life is and also gives us a preview of what is cooking in the laboratories of the great Tim Berg. The 2nd song in the video is Avicii’s Tour Mix of Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”. This song joins the ‘waiting list’ of huge tracks that need to be released, the others are “Levels”, “Silhouettes”, “Derezzed” vocal mix, “Don’t Give Up On Us”, and now his Coldplay remix. Watch the video and let the goosebumps start rolling down your spine.
1) Avicii – Nothing Without Adele (Avicii Rolling Bootleg)
2) Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Avicii “Tour” Mix)
If you are one of the many millions still deciding what to do when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, where to go, how to celebrate and of course more
importantly ‘who with’…then pause for a second and consider this: Avicii will be bringing his Swedish charm to Gotham.
On December 31st, Swedish superstar Avicii will descend upon the heart of New York City to play what will be, without doubt, the most intense farewell to 2011 the Big Apple has to offer.
Rest assured, this won’t be just any Avicii gig…with the production already looking bigger, better and more electrifying than Times Square itself, and as with anything At Night does – jammed full with off-the-wall surprises – this will be a night to truly cherish!
For those of you still wondering about Pacha New York’s “big announcement“, here it is. Not to say that they’ll be hosting, but they’re sure to have a hand in this as it all plays out.
But be warned, celebrating the New Year with Avicii is an intimate and exclusive affair. Tickets will be in limited supply.
Tickets go onsale at 12:00pm EST. Check out the main website here.