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Swedish House Mafia have revealed the full lineup for the highly-anticipated North American leg of One Last Tour, and over a dozen acts have been booked to open for the global phenomenon. While New York will be treated to Pete Tong, AN21, Otto Knows and Armand Van Helden’s return to Madison Square Garden, the trio have nothing but love for the West Coast as well. AN21 & Max Vangeli will hit San Fransisco while Nero, Alesso, Zedd, Monsta and others will join in on LA’s Masquerade Motel. If you missed out on tickets you can either head to Canada or fly south; SHM’s last-ever U.S. performance will take place at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.
2012 was a huge year for dance music, championed by the every growing club scene in Las Vegas, an influx of national tours and festivals and the undeniable mainstream acceptance of the “EDM” sound. Only a week into the new year and 2013 is already proving to be an even bigger one for our beloved genre – made abundantly clear today as the Wynn properties (Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, XS) have just announced their expansive residency roster for the upcoming year. From Bassnectar to David Guetta, Avicii to Loco Dice, Wynn’s extensive cadre of nightclubs have the sounds to satisfy the full spectrum of electronic music fans.
Managing partner of XS, Jesse Waits, had this to say;
“Our team has worked day and night to present an unrivaled roster of residencies again in 2013 including both major headliners and the DJs we believe to be the next superstars of this genre. We hope to maintain our reputation as the mecca of dance music through these exclusive partnerships.”
Check out the full list of residencies after the break.
Above & Beyond Adrian Lux Afrojack AN21 Avicii Bassnectar Cazzette Cedric Gervais Chris Lake David Guetta Deniz Koyu Dillion Francis Diplo Dirty South Eric Prydz Fedde LeGrand Hard Rock Sofa Jermaine Dupri John Dahlback Knife Party LA Riots Lil Jon Loco Dice Madeon Manufactured Superstars Martin Solveig Max Vangeli Michael Woods Morgan Page Nero Norman Doray Porter Robinson Red Foo Rusko Sidney Samson Steve Angello Sultan & Ned Shepard Swanky Tunes Will.I.Am Wolfgang Gartner Zeds Dead
Dance music’s presence in last year’s Grammy Awards was undeniable, marking the first time a DJ had been nominated for the ‘Best New Artist‘ category. The DJs and producers who were big in our world had finally crossed over into mainstream relevance by way of Skrillex’s five nominations and three wins. This year, Skrillex received three nominations, each in the categories he won last year. Diplo’s nomination for ‘Best Producer‘ is also an accolade that is long overdue. Only three highly-recognizable dance music artists were nominated in 2012, but this time around there’s a much healthier selection.
Check below to find out who made the cut and in which categories.
BEST DANCE RECORDING:
Levels – Avicii
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Bangarang – Skrillex featuring Sirah
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM:
Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here < – Deadmau5
Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL:
Climax (Usher), Get Free (Major Lazer Featuring Amber Coffman), La La La (Snoop Lion), Lies (Marina And The Diamonds), Look At These Hoes (Santigold), Push And Shove (No Doubt Featuring Busy Signal & Major Lazer), Slight Work (Wale Featuring Big Sean), Thought Of You (Justin Bieber), Too Close (Alex Clare)
BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL:
In my Mind (Axwell Remix) – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl
Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix) – Moby
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – M83
Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Nero
The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) – Deadmau5
Before you get up in arms about the fact that “Levels,” Fire & Ice, and Bangarang were released in 2011, it is important to note that the Grammys only consider releases from October 1st of 2011 to September 30th of 2012 — hence the reason Zedd’s Clarityhas not made the cut, having been released on October 2nd. While we won’t get into the politics of who we think should or should not be on the list of nominees (save that for later), we will say that you can expect a full rundown on who the hell Al Walser is and why his name is on this list.