• Ultra Music Festival to be Swedish House Mafia‘s final stop
• W Hotels & Boiler Room Present ‘Do Not Disturb’ featuring Skream B2B Disclosure, Jimmy Edgar B2B Machinedrum, TEED B2B Friendly Fires, and Jackmaster B2B Loefah
• Seven Lions “Days to Come” Remix Contest on Beatport
• Cocoon connects Dots and Pearls II
• Jason Ross Remixes PeaceTreaty’s “In Time”
Ultra Music Festival to be Swedish House Mafia’s final stop
As you’d expect, Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour is shaping up to be a massive farewell. The Swedes’ first tour announcement revealed they’ll be taking in dates everywhere from India to South Africa, as well as plenty of stops in the usual European and North American hangs. Last week, they announced they’re not leaving us out either, heading out for one last Australian show at the Sydney Showground in February. But they’re not stopping there. Today, the trio revealed the final stop on their world tour – and the honours have gone to Miami’s Ultra Music Festival.
Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello will cap their joint career off with not one but two sets at Miami’s famous UMF. Following the news that Ultra is expanding to two weekends for 2013, the Swedes have announced that they’ll perform at both weekends of the festival: kicking things off with a set on the opening night of Friday, March 15 and closing the festival the following week on Sunday, March 24. It’s going back to where the SHM all began, as Ultra was where the dance titans made their North American debut in 2010 [incorrect, 2009]*. “Ultra was the first place we really built a show for the mainstage,” SHM said in a statement. “It just felt right that we finished where so much was started and we’re honoured to open and close the festival.”
However, a couple of years ago the Swedish House Mafia bidding farewell at Ultra might not have seemed so likely. In 2011, the Swedes skipped UMF in favour of hosting their own Masquerade Motel Miami bash in direct competition with Ultra after Miami’s Winter Music Conference dates were moved, much to the ire of Angello and co. Still, both parties are letting bygones be bygones with good reason – with UMF bringing no less than 165,000 punters to town in 2012, Swedish House Mafia couldn’t have picked a bigger way to go out.
*Editor’s note: SHM did, in fact, play at Ultra 2009, but seemingly every news source out there is reporting it as 2010 for whatever reason.
W Hotels & Boiler Room Present ‘Do Not Disturb’ featuring Skream B2B Disclosure, Jimmy Edgar B2B Machinedrum, TEED B2B Friendly Fires, and Jackmaster B2B Loefah
(via Boiler Room)
Seven Lions “Days to Come” Remix Contest on Beatport
California producer Seven Lions only recently appeared on the scene, but he hasn’t had any problem making a lasting impression. He first sparked his career with a huge Beatport remix contest win when he reworked Above & Beyond’s “You Got to Go” last year, and soon after, his debut for Skrillex’s OWSLA label solidified his place as a rising talent with a penchant for massive productions. Now, that EP’s anchor track, the sprawling “Days to Come” (which features vocals from Fiora), is ready for your remixing-and prize-winning-pleasure, so whether you want to take the tune deeper down the emotional rabbit hole or warp it into a certified banger, make sure to submit your rework by November 26 if you want to take home a massive Beatport prize pack and have your remix officially released by OWSLA—which you know you do.
For more info, visit Beatport.
Words from Seven Lions:
“Its almost been a year since winning the Above & Beyond remix competition and its an amazing thing to be putting on our own competition now. So excited to see some other unknown producer get the same chance I did. Can’t wait to see what people come up with!”
Cocoon connects Dots and Pearls II
Cocoon Recordings will release the second installment of its Dots & Pearls series on December 3rd.
Kicking off last year with a double 12-inch set showcasing tracks from tech house veterans both obscure and well-known, Dots & Pearls is the sort of cold-weather cousin to Cocoon’s more expansive summer compilations. The formula for Dots & Pearls II is very much in line with last year’s edition, even if a few more big names (Subb-an, Ambivalent, Martinez) slip into the tracklisting. In addition to the eight-track vinyl version, Cocoon will release the compilation digitally with four bonus tracks that didn’t make it onto wax.
01. Ilario Alicante & Todd Bodine – Modern Apocalypse
02. Subb-an feat. Jacob Phono – In The Night
03. Mark Reeve – Carry Me
04. Marco Effe – Jellied Eels
05. Danito & Agent! – Raw Symphony
06. Ambivalent – Iwato
07. Harvey McKay – First Strike From Mars
08. Sawlin – Posay
09. Martinez – Sequence Of Moments
10. Patrick Kunkel & Sascha Barth – The Gate
11. Ross Evana – Cheget
12. Fumihiro Hoshi & Tadac – Still Laughing
Cocoon will release Dots & Pearls II on December 3rd, 2012.
(via Resident Advisor)