The rising star of EDM is back with another great remix. After remixing Keane, Alesso decided to remix OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself.” The result does not fall short of our expectations as the young Swede once again utilizes the vocals well while producing a great melody. Check out the track below and buy it on Beatport. Stay tuned for more from the great Alesso.
Alesso vs. OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
Alesso’s new remix of “If I Lose Myself” by One Republic is incredible. As music festival season comes even closer this is going to be a festival anthem for sure. Ryan Tedder’s vocals make for a sweet combination with Alesso’s signature smooth sound . Check it out on the stream below, it will be released on April 2nd.
Alesso Vs OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
In 2012, we have witnessed the rise of two dynamic producers Arty and Alesso. As the young faces of progressive house, the two young Europeans continue to impress with “When I See You.” Hopefully, we will hear more from both of them in the near future. However, this is certainly a great way to cap off the year for two producers who have been nothing short of remarkable in 2012. Check out the track below and buy it on Beatport.
Alesso first previewed “Clash” for the world back in May of this year. This release has been long awaited since Alesso released “Years” earlier this year. As mentioned in previous posts, this track is not a typical synth driven Alesso track. Alesso shows his versatility through a high energy, chord driven track that will add to his already impressive repertoire. Check out the track below and buy it on Beatport!
Back in July, an early version of “Clash” leaked and it showcased a different sound from the young Swedish DJ Alesso. Although a high quality rip hit the web, we still hadn’t gotten any information regarding an official release until today. Alesso took to his facebook the release date and single artwork that can be seen above. ”Clash” will be released on Monday, December 10. I was actually listening to this track the other day when going through my music library and was wondering if he’d ever follow up with a release. Be sure to pick up your copy on Beatport on the 10th. Stream the official preview below.
Some of you may recognize this photo and where it took place, but I will explain anyway. On Saturday, October 27th 2012 the infamous Haunted Coliseum took place at Nassau Coliseum just a few days after the Long Island Islanders decided to move their home arena to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn(Coincidence I think not). Being an attendee of this event (if you can even call it that) I’m going to tell you what happened on a first-hand account. At 8:30, only four steps out of my car, I’m greeted with a 14-16 year old girl lying on her back urinating into the air in front of thousands of people. Even with security in front of this girl no one even approached her…yes this is a foreshadowing of what is to come. There were countless underage people dropping and hitting the floor. After locating the entrance into the venue I notice that they had split the “lines” into 3 separate distinctions. One line for the floor section, 100 GA section, 200 GA section and lastly the 300 GA section. The floor, 100 section and most of the 200 section line had smooth sailing, but for everyone else it was utter madness. There were roughly 2,000-3,000 people on this line and there were only two people checking tickets. At roughly 9:50 pm I was still waiting on line to get in and pretty tired of waiting. Apparently, the rest of the crowd was too. At this point the line had turned into an amorphous blob surrounding the two ticket checkers. As expected the crowd charged forward moving barricades, doors and the poor security guards completely out of their way and trampling those that fell. My ticket was never scanned, and my bag was not checked, in fact I could have walked in with a grenade launcher on my back and I wouldn’t have been stopped. There was complete disorganization inside as well, security didn’t understand the difference between ticket levels and I was told to go to section 100 when I had a section 300 ticket. Normally I would not complain, but this led to lower sections being completely overcrowded. Otto Knows opened and played a good set, the crowd did go nuts when he played his “Million Voices” remix. At this point I was thirsty and went into the hallway looking for a concession stand of some sort. I went around the coliseum and found only two that were open. Luckily, they did have water fountains albeit covered in vomit. In that walk it was impossible to not step in vomit which covered the floor. Also, it was a usual sight to see someone passed out on the floor with the EMS next to them or more security. If someone in the stands had passed out they were out of luck because it was hard to see someone passed out in-between the seats. At around 10:50 the lights were turned on as Alesso got on to begin his set. Shortly thereafter the music just stopped abruptly. I was told by a friend that at one gate a surge of people ran out trampling anyone in their path and he saved himself by hugging the wall. At roughly 11:00 a voice over the loud speaker told everyone to evacuate the building or they will be subject to the “po-po”. This means the headliner, Sebastian Ingrosso did not perform. After relaxing for about 20 minutes in section 308 one member of the venue’s security walked up simply telling people to leave and then left, basically doing nothing. Before I had even left the venue rumors were circulating of stabbings, gunshots and deaths by alcohol poisoning. Fortunately, these rumors were not true and there were no casualties. However, over 50 ambulances and other emergency vehicles were tending to anywhere from 50-100 accounts of underage intoxication or drug abuse. Officers on horse back had also arrived to deal with the large crowd. At one point a helicopter landed on a grassy area nearby the coliseum with over 20 people in the area. The driver was arrested and his helicopter was seized. Police issued this statement…“Michael Croissant, 44, of 348 Mongaup Road, Monticello, attempted to land a Bell Model 407 helicopter on a grassy area on the west side of the Coliseum. The landing had to be aborted due to pedestrians walking in the area. Croissant then returned and landed on the grassy area where at least 20 pedestrians were walking in the area. He was placed under arrest and his helicopter was seized.”
The promoter of the Haunted Coliseum was none other than Louis Branchinelli, the owner of Lou B. industries. He released a statement to www.dubstep.net about the cancellation of the event and his stance on the matter. According to the statement which you can find by clicking here you can read his personal statements. Unfortunately, most of this is not true. While miscommunication may be a factor there in fact was an unruly crowd which burst through the doors where hundreds of people entered the venue in a riot. While it is true that if “underagers” drank before arriving to the venue, the venue and event planners should not be held responsible. However, if people went into the venue without even getting their ticket scanned how could people be screened for substance abuse? Obviously drugs and alcohol as well as already intoxicated people would be entering the venue. Now I’m certain that a promoter would also participate in event planning as the owner of Lou B. industries had his name plastered all over this event. However, I do not have any official information on that matter. While alcohol was not served to minors, if bags were not checked then alcohol and drugs easily could have circulated through the underage attendees. Hopefully refunds will be issued as this was a major disappointment in both planning and organization of an event. Simply put, if your going to throw an event at a large venue for a 16+ crowd you must have proper procedures to deal with substance abuse because it will be a problem. Younger, immature people tend to make poor decisions which is a part of growing up. While one can complain that this should have been 18+ and the sorts, look at larger festivals that cater to all ages like Electric Zoo and Identity Festival which haven’t had a problem because they were organized and planned properly. Lou B. Industries had used kids that were in high school to promote this event which apparently was not a good idea. Promoters are supposed to bring quality people to a venue to try and prevent issues like this, but when you employ children to do this job they are not going to do that. They simply want to get as much money as possible. While you may consider that stereotyping, discrimination or prejudice I can just point to what happened last night. The promoters on Facebook were suggesting that the event was amazing and that the blame should be placed on the immature crowd of 14-18 year olds that “pregamed” too hard. Looking at Louis Branchinelli statement it seems that he too agrees with that. If you did not know, it is up to a promoter to decide whether or not to allow refunds to a cancelled event.
In conclusion, you cannot blame a crowd for being under the influence at a concert. Unfortunately, this should be expected and event planners must take this into consideration. Basically, if you don’t want to get royally screwed for the money you paid you should probably drop a message to Louis Branchinelli’s Facebook page and voice this with your friends. Lastly, share this with your friends!
Update: Lou B. Industries has issued a full refund via Ticketmaster. Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to those that were effected by Hurricane Sandy this past week.
More than a year ago, Alesso debuted an original mix at Tomorrowland 2011 that garnered attention. Finally, the track has an identity. The track will be a part of Example’s fourth studio album, The Evolution of Man, when it is released next month. The track has been named “Queens of Your Dreams.” With Example’s vocals, “Queen of Your Dreams” is a must listen. The album will be released on November 18th so stay tuned for the release and check out the live rip from Tomorrowland 2011 below!
Young Swedish EDM star, Alesso, released the official music video for his new track “Years.” The music video shows Alesso’s journey from a young piano player to a famous producer and DJ. The video also pays tribute to Alesso’s close friend Riccardo Campogiani, who passed away in 2007, the day before his 17th birthday. Campogiani was assaulted in the streets of Stockholm by 5 teenagers of about the same age. Check out the video below and thanks to Beat My Day for the details!
Ok, so I don’t usually post ID’s on the site but this is a must listen. I have no idea who made this mix or what the name of this mix is but I know that this was played at Electric Zoo in New York City by Hardwell. When my ex-roommate and lover, Greg Resnick, sent me this, he told me it needed to be posted. After listening to the track, I knew I had to. The ID track features the acappella from Calling Lose My Mind by Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso. This is a must listen and hopefully, we will get word of who made the mix. In the meantime, check out the track and stay tuned for more information!
Alex Woolley aka Change, is a young producer who started his productions in his freshman year of college in 2009. Originally from California, Woolley now lives in Virginia. After a tough break up with his girlfriend, Woolley turned to music production to help settle his emotions. The mashup below shows his talent in production and the track is a must listen. “In The City” features some of the best releases in recent months by famous producers such as NERVO, Dirty South, Alesso, and Sebastian Ingrosso. This track is a must listen. Check it out below and download it for free!