So apparently a couple days ago Avicii decided last minute that he wasn't going to play at a night club in Hollywood when he found out that the ticket price was a whopping $150.
Who's to blame here? Is it the night club? Or is it Avicii's current monumental charging rate. This coincides with themes of another article I wrote about how EDM is becoming too mainstream for its own good.
Would you guys be willing to pay top dollar to see Avicii? Seeing artists in clubs is certainly a more personal experience, but it shouldn't cause there to be such a high fee to get in. Let me know what you guys think!
Here's a link to the article about it.
Amada is at it again with an electro/progressive house mix of epic proportions! Mixing well-known tracks and lesser known ones (I was extremely pleased to see one of my personal favorite artists, Pleasurekraft, on there), the flow of good music never stops. Download it for your next gym session!
Avicii is back in Los Angeles to play 2 shows (2 nights in a row!) at the Santa Monica Civic Center! The show is guaranteed to sell out, so get your tickets asap!! Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 15th 2012 (so tomorrow from when this article was written!)! Presales then run-out the next day (August 16th) at 10PM!! Ticket Links Below:
Los Angeles Shows
Friday, September 14th, 2012 Tickets
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 Tickets
New York Show
He is also playing a New York show on thursday, September 27th! Ticket link is below:
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Tickets
Avicii, earlier this week, posted a mysterious show video. View it here with updates.
This all comes after Avicii's refusal to play at Supperclub in Hollywood because they were charging too much for tickets ($200 / guy !!!). Check out the article by clicking here.
It seems like Avicii will be spending some time away from his normal position behind the DJ decks. This Fall, Avicii will become one of the faces of Ralph Lauren's new advertising campaign.
In conjunction with the ad spot, Avicii and his team have produced a short commercial for the occasion. Check it out below.
Watch the Commercial here.
Check out these two brand new remixes by DJ Rozz & Chris Tripp! Channeling the likes of Zedd, these guys comes out kicking with his rumbling bass and catchy melodies. Check the two singles out below!
Another show will go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 AM for Avicii at the Santa Monica Civic Center on Sunday, September 16th! The last 2 (Friday| Saturday) shows sold out in a matter of hours so expect this show to as well! Ticket link will open below when the tickets are up for sale!
Click Here to Buy Tickets (Tickets Go On Sale 10:00 AM on Wed Aug 22nd, 2012)
Avicii is back with his monthly podcast. This time he brings along the Manufactured Superstars for a guest minimix. This month, we only get a short Avicii set filled with tracks we've heard a hundred times over. We can cut him some slack. He's a busy guy. What with the House for Hunger Tour underway his time is limited. Atleast his mananger Ash was able to get him in the studio to record this podcast. Let's wait until next month and hopefully we will get a couple exclusive tracks. For now, here's Avicii Levels Podcast Episode 6 uploaded for streaming and downloading. Enjoy.
After visiting with Laidback Luke in his hotel room before his performance at the Palladium in Hollywood (3.10.12), it was hard to miss the excitement on his face as he eagerly awaits the release of his new single feat. Wynter Gordon “Speak Up!” and the 1st Super You & Me set of his massive North American Speak Up! Tour. The super hero themed crowd was buzzing with partygoers dressed up in everything from Sailor Moon to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all ready to go absolutely bonkers as Zedd and Laidback Luke promised to bring energy and some of the hardest beats you’ll find this side of Ibiza. After 15 years of professionally producing and DJ’ing and kick starting the careers of mega DJs Afrojack and Avicii, Laidback Luke is primed to retake his place at the top of EDM with the massive wave of popularity spreading across the United States. So what’s next for the Dutch sensation? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain; Laidback Luke has the talent and the energy to put the EDM world on his back and take us all to the next level.
ET: Hi my name is Danny, this is Loraine and of course this is Laidback Luke..Here with Electrojan. Luke is just about to go on stage at the Palladium here is Hollywood. Luke you’ve been nice enough to spend a few minutes with us and we appreciate it.
ET: I first just want to have a fan moment…Electric Daisy Carniaval 2010 was one of the best parties I have ever been to and you were a huge part of that. You and MSTRKRFT just made the night. And so just one more time I want to shake your hand and say thank you.
LBL: Thanks! That’s good to hear!
ET: It was the last year they had it at the Colisium and you helped bring the place down.
LBL: Yeah, that was one of my legendary gigs. I mean the crowd! 60,000 people in the Colisium…I have never performed in front of a crowd as big as that.
ET: What was it like?? (can you tell Im a fan haha)
LBL: It was increditble. I tried counting all the people but they kept on moving around, and its just like…You can’t really see over the whole crowd, but it was really amazing to hear the roar of the fans “AHHHHHH!!”
Interview continues after photos:
ET: Well, you have a lot of stops coming up on your North America tour, what are you most looking forward too?
LBL: Well. To be honest this is the first time I am doing a bus tour ever, it the “Speak Up! Bus Tour” to celebrate the release of my new single feat. Wynter Gordon…and I actually only used to hotels and airplanes; and this is going to be very interesting sleeping on the bus because Ive never done that before, but its exciting to tap into this whole new college market.
ET: That’s great. Now, you have roots in hip hop, you started off on the turntables. With EDM’s popularity, where do you see the music industry going for genres such as hip hop and others??
LBL: Its funny because I noticed now-a-days EDM is like the new hip-hop. Which is good, I like it; it’s a new crossbreed. There is a whole new market opening up for us…all of us. Where do I see it going? Well, with Skrillex winning all the Grammy’s this year I see a whole new market opening for dubstep as well.
ET: What do you feel about EDM becoming “mainstream” in America??
LBL: Oh its incredible. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I mean in Europe it was 10 years ago when this happened, and it went so big, but now the US caught on and it’s a whole new injection of people getting excited about dance music again. I mean, in Europe at the moment it’s a little bit like “we’ve seen it all” and over here is still so fresh and new and we are really enjoying it.
ET: So now that the wave has hit, where do you fantasize your career going??
LBL: Yeah so basically I’m doing really well and am very happy and thankful for it. I could use a bit more radio and MTV play for instance, so that’s where we are aiming for “Speak Up!”, we have the new video ready and we are hoping to get more mainstream play. I would like to have my own imprint on the more mainstream dance music as well…WITHOUT SELLING MY SOUL! I try and keep it real.
ET: Are there any dream artists you have? Or anyone that would you most like to collaborate with..a wish list?
LBL: Uhh no not really..to be honest
ET: well I’m sure there is a wish list for you…
LBL: Well you know I would really like to do a track with someone like Justin Timberlake…OR PRODUCE HIS NEW ALBUM! Start singing again man, do something! Haha But maybe Daft Punk as well.
LBL: but those are dreams…so we’ll see.
ET: Do you know what they (Daft Punk) look like??
LBL: Yeah! Yeah I actually met them before. They are really nice guys..really uh…really dorky and into robots, as I am as well.
ET: Nice nice…Well we’re going to get into some fan questions. These are from our readers and viewers, so just shoot from the hip.
ET: What is your favorite city to after party in??...if you’re aloud to answer that haha
LBL: Oh Ive had some notorious after parting back in the day and I’d say uh…Edmonton, Canada. And Ibiza as well
ET: So we read that you like to cook. So when you’re on the road whats your favorite comfort food.
LBL: Well this is the thing, and it’s the reason I always cook when I get back home is because we just do room service in the hotels, I mean we have a lot of good food, but as soon as I get home I cook straight away. My favorite food is Risotto. I like the combination of the ricey stuff because I have asian, but I lok pasta as well so its like rice with the pasta flavor.
ET: Sounds like the best of both worlds…can even mix some cheese! Ain’t nothing with that! Well right on…so good… risotto.
ET: So who is your favorite Artist or DJ??
LBL: My favorite DJ is actually an LA local, which is The Gaslamp Killer. He combines both technicality with a great performance and his music is just very weird and I love that
ET: I know you have your own label, do you try and keep an ear out for anything new that’s coming up??
LBL: Oh absolutly, this is what Ive been doing for almost my entire career is discovering new talent and try and bring them up as professionals. Which I did for guys like Afrojack and Avicii for instance. So I founded my label to have a platform for these kids to release on. So yeah, I have a whole Luke army ready to take over for sure.
ET: some super heros in the making??
LBL: Oh yeah!
ET: So as an artist…to produce or to DJ. Which is more fun??
LBL: Well for me I started out as a producer, I only got into DJing because I wanted to make my tracks really playable for DJ’s, I wanted to know what was going on inside their minds and what they needed for me to produce for them to be able to play. And this is still why I play the way I play is because I am manipulating sounds as if I am producing them in the studio, that’s why I mix quite differently than a lot of people out there; I just want to be in control over the sound. Yeah so I’d say producing is my main thing. And I love performing and I think creating something new is the best for me.
ET: Let me follow that up…you’ve been know for your crazy transitions, where you go from 180bpm to 200 on the next track…and a lot of people just cant hang with that, but you seem to do it pretty seamlessly. Now is that something just comes from your gut…or is that something you’ve planned out or figured out and no one else has..
LBL: Every set I play is pure improvisation..
LBL: So if I decide on the second track I want to do drum n bass…I just…do it. I mean I’ve been a professional DJ for about 15 years now, so I have the experience to go in those ways. Plus I’ve been practicing a lot as well. In my beginning years I tried to mix genres and miz as many songs in as I could in 1 hour. And so basically what I do now is the result of that
ET: Well that’s awesome…because it takes amazing skills to do what you do.
ET: Now you said you’ve been a professional DJ for 15 years..when you first got started, who did you learn? Did you just pick up the tools and start playing with them or did you have a mentor??
LBL: I learned it myself by listening to a lot of different people, and what I would do for my first 5 years of practicing is just record a set every night and play it back every morning and then record another set and try to improve the differences. And I would have, like in my bedroom studio I would change the speaker set ups as well so that could learn to mix with different acoustics; change up mixers, change up genres…yeah…basically everything
ET: You were a graffiti artist in the past, I am an artist as well, is there any other kind of art you do as well??
LBL: Basically drawing is my first talent in life, and I feel as though I can still draw, its no problem. But I see my music as my graffiti now-a-days. I don’t have the time to that anymore, but the love is still there obviously.
ET: So to finish everything up…You just said you do everything on the fly and that it comes from the heart…Do you have anything special in store for the kids waiting for you over at the Palladium for your Super You & Me show??
LBL: haha See this is the thing…I never know. For instance, I only know the track I will start with so I only know the first minute I go on…after that it changes by the second. I have no clue But what I will do is bring the energy, bring the super hero vibe and we’ll just do it.
To promote Avicii's upcoming advertising partnership with Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, he's graced us with a much more laid back mix of his hit single "Silhouettes". The preview is narrated by Avicii himself, who gives us a bit of insight into his production style. "I always start with the melody first, and then I try to figure out the right sound for the melody. Then when I figure that out, I know what I want to do with the rest of the track" explains Avicii. The powerful vocal line stays intact, yet the track takes on much deeper house qualities as opposed to that big room house Avicii has become so well known for. Check out a preview of the track below, and expect this remix to be released this Friday 8/3.
A new YouTube account titled "AviciiSecretShow" just recently popped up on our news feed, and they just posted a video titled "Avicii - Announcement Next Week". We are still unsure as to what this video is referring to, however we have reason to believe that Avicii may be playing a surprise performance in LA to make up for both his EDC set which was cancelled due to high winds as well as his recent Supperclub cancellation which caused a massive uproar among his LA fans.
Check out the video below and keep it tuned to More Electro Please for more news!
UPDATE (10:01 AM PST 8/10/12): Avicii's management "At Night Entertainment" has re-uploaded the video which was reportedly taken down by Insomniac Events to their own YouTube account. Take a look at the new video below (same as the old, just different account and official now).