As Deadmau5 is notoriously known for his serial trolling via soundcloud with his infamous comments on big room sounds at the moment, he has also been very busy releasing more of the tracks he is famous for.
This came after his troll response on the Swedish duo Daleri ‘Epic Mashleg’ release on beatport which had 16 drops in 54 seconds, ‘mau5 released a track ‘Drop Da Bomb’ as a parody of this duos success which got unexpected success from the public.
“It’s easy to show up with that one hit, but the problem is not stagnating in a pile of your own fucking shit,” he commented to Vibemagazine at the start of the year.
“That’s something I’m always aware of when starting a new project. If you’re not being diverse, people will get bored. I like Avicii, he’s a real nice kid, but Avicii has got this Levels thing, and I almost feel bad for him. It’s probably not even his fault. He did the track, and it was all right – it was catchy – but I, dead-fucking-mau5, cannot name another Avicii track. I shit you not. I can’t.”
Avicii’s album party launch last night at New Yorks Swanky Hotel only played seven of the artisits hotly anticipated ‘True’ album – many of which had already been heard thanks to the artists Promo Mix which was released last month. If its first track (Wake me Up) was any indication of the albums success, hitting #1 45 minutes after its release – the EDM industry should be very excited.
This invite-only event packed the third floor of this New York city bar, with crowds of music lovers, record labels and good lookers. The Swedish DJ began his seven track selection with his collaboration with Salen Al Fakir playing the song “All My Life (Someone Like You)” which pleased the enormous, devoted crowd. He followed with his usual uplifting melodies including “Hey Brother Hey Sister” and “Addicted to You” with vocals from singer Audra Mae which is a show stopper to say the least.
Rather than just purely focusing on the music itself, this one’s for all the gender study individuals and aware masses of male and female stereotypes and confines.
Swedish electronic duo, The Knife, have released the official video for “A Tooth For An Eye” and man is it socially aware on gender roles. De-constructing the cultural system of dominant masculinity, this video produces an unexpected leader, a female child, who leads a group of men in a dance routine supremely “feminine”. It strips them of the societal norms associated with what it means to be masculine and places them in an environment they are clearly unfamiliar with…an environment in which a female child leads.
It is truly eye-opening and awe-inspiring seeing an electronic duo bring to light a video clip so far from the usual associations of house/electronic videos.
“A Tooth For An Eye” is the opener to Shaking The Habitual, a 98-minute long-player due in April, and comes accompanied by a manifesto explaining its apparent dismantling of gender roles:
“A Tooth For An Eye” deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago
Today we want to share with you, that the tour we are about to go on will be our last. We want to thank every single one of you that came with us on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved.Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastien Ingrosso a/k/a Swedish House Mafia
On June 24, 2012, it was announced via the group’s website that the final leg of their 2012 tour would be their last
They stated three show dates, with the last leg of their tour set to be announced in August. It is unknown whether the group members will collaborate with each other again. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in regards to the group’s breakup, Angello said that “we just decided that we reached a point where we didn’t know what the next move would be,” and that “we’ve had beyond our dreams and we’ve come very, very far”; Angello also stated that he is focusing on developing his own label, Size Records, while on hiatus.
On September 24, 2012, Swedish House Mafia announced the dates for their farewell tour appropriately named “One Last Tour.” The tour will kick off in November 2012 and conclude in March 2013.Due to extremely high demand, additional shows have been added and the group is also set to make a final appearance at the Ultra Music Festivalwith an opening and closing set on March 15 and March 24, 2013, respectively.
The world of music will miss these music legends but their music lives on to remain Swedish House Mafia’s legacy
Ultra Worldwide has just announced that they will be bringing their prestigious festival to Europe for the first time in 2013 from July 12th – 14th in Croatia. The festival plans to span 2 separate venues – spending its first 2 days at Poljud Stadium before moving to the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on the island of Hvar. This is exciting news for European dance music fans, but it remains to be seen if a Miami Music Week type of following, with its week long party schedule, will be established in it’s inaugural year.
Priced at 40 euros (approximately $65 USD), early bird tickets for the first two days go on sale December 5th exclusively at Ultra Europe.com. Stayed tuned for the Phase One lineup announcement on December 12th at 12:00 p.m. local time. Also, for those of us stuck in the states, there are already extensive plans to stream the event through UMF TV and UMF Radio. It will be Swedish House Mafia’s final performances at Ultra Music Festival. Be sure to grab a ticket to get in quick!
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