Pop stars, rock stars, actors, and heiresses aren’t the only celebrities teaming up with brands to promote their products, DJ’s are doing it too. After catching wind of Afrojack’s mayonnaise commercial we got to thinking about the variety of these advertisements floating around and decided to compile them in one place. The collaborations range from fitting to amusing while some are downright strange — nonetheless they’re all indicative of EDM’s explosive growth and influence across the globe. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments. (more…)
Gina Star releases her third installment of the self titled Gina Star Podcast. In this series she breaks down her top 10 tracks from her SD card, we are glad that her tastes and DA‘s tastes are aligned because Avicii’s “Superlove” is an absolutely massive track that all the progressive kings play on a consistent basis. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman’s “Russia” also gets a little love, it is truly underrated and needs more exposure to get exactly where it needs to be. The great part about this podcast is that it has a little bit of every style — doesn’t matter if you are a tech, progressive, or big room fan, Gina manages to incorporate all of them into her mix. Check out the tracklisting after the break and subscribe if you know what is best for your ears.
A few months ago, Swedish House Mafia revealed that they were bowing out of their Ushuaia residency, leaving a Swedish void to be filled. With the announcement of Avicii’s Summer Sunday residency it appears he has been chosen to take over the legendary beach hotel this year.
Although the young producer has performed just a handful of shows on the island, he feels ready to take on six dates throughout July and August. His productions are well received but his DJ skills are questionable, so we’re curious to see how the more discerning Ibizan crowds will react to his arrival. Read on for the complete list of performance dates and the supporting talent.
Update: Swedish House Mafia discontinued their Pacha residency — not Ushuaia. This article has been updated.
Update 2: AtNight has released the finalized lineups. Check them out below, or head over to the official website for more information.
After seeing the video to “Levels” we didn’t think that an Avicii music video could be weirder – well we were wrong. The official video for “Silhouettes” depicts a man undergoing gender reassignment surgery while a huge party is going on in a different scene. Avicii and his manager both make appearances in the video – Tim playing a cooking show host and Ash serving drinks at the bar. While we’re glad that this isn’t just a highlight video but we might have expected something different. Sound off in the comments about what you think.
As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)
To celebrate hitting two million Likes on Facebook (which he did not pay for), Avicii has just uploaded a new track to Soundcloud that he is giving away for free! Yesterday we brought you his brand new single, a take on Lenny Kravitz’s “Superlove.” The free track, which has been a staple of his recent sets, is aptly titled “Two Million.” It is a much darker production than “Superlove” or “Silhouettes” and samples one of his harder works – Tim Berg’s “Alcoholic.” Have a listen below and let us know in the comments if you like this departure from his more light hearted productions.
Avicii has shown once again why he has become one of the biggest names in the EDM world. He takes Lenny Kravitz’s soul track “Superlove” and transforms it into a massive progressive house anthem that will probably be played way too often at festivals this summer. Lenny’s smooth vocals blend seamlessly with Avicii’s melodic synths and bouncy drop.
Some of you will criticize Avicii for working with people like Lenny Kravitz and Madonna and accuse him of “selling out.” It’s easy to dismiss someone who has had as much commercial success as Avicii has. However, to us, Avicii’s productions still have retained the trademark sound that he first made his name with. He has not changed his sound to conform to a more “poppy” vibe as some other artists who have experienced similar crossover success have done. Regardless of that, we’re huge fans of “Superlove” and are sure many of you will feel the same way.
Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Original Mix)
Avicii’s new stage production has been turning heads (zing) since it debuted at Coachella, and it has been a major selling point of his upcoming LE7ELS arena tour. It looks like the head is a little too ahead of its time, and AtNight has decided to shift around some dates to make the necessary tweaks. For starters, the tour will kick off on June 7th (as opposed to May 17th) in Tampa, and will visit Canada towards the end of the tour as opposed to the beginning. Ash Pournouri, Avicii’s manager, said that “We can not risk anything but a top notch experience for fans.” Between Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature, Afrojack’s Jacked, LE7ELS, and all the other events taking place this summer, the stakes are high, so we don’t fault Avicii and crew for ironing out the kinks ahead of time.
The companies who put together Lollapalooza and Camp Bisco are teaming up to bring Atlanta, Georgia a three day festival of its own during the weekend of September 27th-29th. The diverse lineup boasts artists including; Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Avicii, Steve Angello, M83, Excision, Alesso, Laidback Luke, Zeds Dead, and A-Trak. Tickets go on sale Friday May 11th at 10AM EST and if you like roughing it, camping passes are also available. Checkout the full lineup after the break because if you’re in the area, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.
Atlantic City, New Jersey is probably best described as Las Vegas’ deadbeat little brother. It lives in the shadow of its far superior counterpart, attempting to mimic the Vegas ideology and grandeur but without any of the panache. However, HQ Nightclub and HQ Beach Club at Revel are attempting to change that image by introducing a variety of sleeker events at their more sophisticated venues. To get the ball rolling they’ve just announced that Calvin Harris has been named their resident DJ. Harris, who has captivated listeners with his productions will now captivate HQ club attendees with five upcoming performances — dates to be announced in the near future.
Revel, and it’s attached venues, only opened it’s doors for the first time on April 2nd but is already beginning to make a name for itself with a growing lineup of talent. Not only has the club procured Harris, but Avicii is also scheduled to perform on June 16th. In addition to it’s growing roster, the nightclub boasts four levels of fun — each with a different ambience . Combined with beach club pool parties that Revel is set to rival Atlantic City’s established clubs. Angel Management Group — the same group responsible for Wet Republic in Las Vegas — are the masterminds behind these events, eliminating any doubt that these announcements were all hype and no substance. Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements from Revel.