REVIEW: Alesso’s Pacha Headliner Debut

Undoubtedly Alesso inspired many hangovers after destroying Pacha Friday night. Going out the night before New Year’s is generally an aggressive endeavor, but the Swede made it worth everyone’s while. Spinning for three hours, Alesso’s set ran the gamut of all the tracks you want to hear right now, many of them his own.

The packed house at Pacha was a testament to the popularity and pull of EDM, given that Afrojack was also playing a sold out show just a few blocks away at Roseland Ballroom, meaning that thousands of ravers descended upon the NYC house music meccas all at once.

Friday marked Alesso’s first headling show at Pacha, following his opening gig for Sebastian Ingrosso in June. His show sold out well before the actual date, and the entire place was filled to the brim. Everyone was still moving at 4 am when Alesso played his last track. Wading through the crowds was daunting, but worth it to get close to the master at work. Alesso frequently got on the mic to pump up the revelers and everyone responded with much love.

Dune – Heiress of Valentina (Alesso Remix)

More videos, tracks and info after the jump!

Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands

In the course of the night Alesso also dropped a new, unnamed track that will certainly be a hit when he releases it. The track features an extended lead-in with distinctive drum beats and progressive piano chords transitioning into warming big house vibes. Basically every track that Alesso releases is a huge hit. The crowd never stopped going wild throughout the whole night.

Alesso – Raise Your Head

In proper fashion, Avicii stopped by to hang out in the booth for a few minutes with his Alesso – they are pals from back home in Stockholm. Alesso dropped Avicii’s track with Nicky Romero, sometimes called Fuck School, while he was chilling.

Nicky Romero & Avicii – Fuck School

Selected Tracks
Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid — Raise Your Hands
Dune – Countess of Valentina (Alesso Remix)
Alesso – Raise Your Head
Arty – Around The World (Marcel Woods Mix) vs. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell Remix)
Calvin Harris – Bounce vs. Afrojack – Lionheart
Deniz Koyu – Hydra
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
Nicky Romero & Avicii – Fuck School
David Guetta – Titanium (Alesso Remix)
Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock-n-rolla mix)
Nike and the Dove – Mother Protect (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg) vs. Afrojack – Replica
Avicii – Levels
Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Version)
Arty vs. Matisse & Sadko – Trio
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – Coldplay (Swedish House Mafia Remix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix)
Devolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix)
Avicii vs. Mark Knight & Florence And The Machine – Fade Into Darkness vs. You’ve Got The Love (Alesso Bootleg)
Nero – Me and You (Dirty South Remix)
Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataa
Diplo & Afrojack – How I Like It
Major Lazor – Pon De Floor vs. Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling
David Tort feat. Gosha – One Look (Axwell vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix) w/ Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Acapella)
Swedish House Mafia – One
Diddy Dirty Money – Coming Home (Dirty South Club Mix)
Dirty South and Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Alesso Remix)
Armin van Buuren – Drowning (Avicii Remix)

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