Earlier this week, we said that ‘Levels’ won’t die. By that, we meant it is absolutely dead. Here’s the proof.
The one time juggernaut has clearly fallen on hard times. It seems to have become a novelty and sort of inside joke in the dance music world. If it had an ‘E! True Hollywood Story’, this would be the 30-minute mark where shit hits the fan.
Can’t blame @@ (that’s AT-AT) for cashing in. He’s clearly in on the gag. Hopefully this can lead to a following for the truer productions (or maybe more LOL-productions, who knows.)
Though it has been on Soundcloud for a little over two weeks, @@’s mix has gained notoriety over the last 24 hours. Sound your horns and have a listen (and a laugh.)
AVICIIâ€™s LE7ELS Tour start date has been pushed back in order to accommodate changes in the shows production, and these production changes wonâ€™t be ready in time for the following shows which have been cancelled:
Reliant Arena in Houston May 17
Fort Worth Convention Center Arena May 18
Uno Lakefront in New Orleans May 20
Gwinnett Center in Duluth June 6
According to Mark Ward of AVICIIâ€™s production team “The production is a re-invention of modern technology in an unexplored area of application seeing the 3d mapping is done on an organic surface and mixed in real time. In its complexity we discovered some technical issues at Coachella that could compromise the quality of the experience for the fans which is why we are recommending we move the tour starting date up to a month later.”
Ash Pournouri, At Night Managment, says, “We can not risk anything but a top notch experience for fans and will move the tour start to June 7, pending venue availabilitiesâ€ The following shows have been rescheduled:
The Sprint Center in Kansas City May 24 is now Sept. 16 at The Midland by AMC
Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis May 24 is now Sept. 15
Target Center in Minneaplois May 26 is now Sept. 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
MTS Centre in Winnipeg May 26 is now Sept. 6
Several dates will also be replaced by headliner slots at upcoming festivals which will be
announced in the weeks ahead.
Fact: You’re not a top-tier DJ until you get your own elaborate stage design.
Not that Avicii’s Le7els tour needed a boost, but the marketing geniuses that have turned Avicii into an international dance music phenomenon have given him his own elaborate stage design (a la Deadmau5.) First seen at Coachella last week, Avicii DJ’s high above the crowd on a molding of a face (Andross from Star Fox, anybody?) Check out these pictures courtesy of Rukes for more.
Hard to argue, the set up and the light show is stellar work. The crowd tends to agree at .08. It’s unknown if he’ll be bringing along this to EDC in a few weeks, but that face in the north end zone at Met Life Stadium would be epic.
Tickets (Buy Here) and tour dates after the jump. Outside of EDC, Avicii is not scheduled to make an appearance in the Tri-State area.
Here is the first cut of the video for Avicii’s new single ‘Silhouettes,’ featuring some pretty wild footage from his double-header New Year’s Eve performances in Niagra Falls and NYC. Look for this track to be included during his summer arena tour. ‘Silhouettes’ is set to be released from Avicii’s own label, Le7els.
The lovely Nervo twins are at it again, this time releasing a new webisode featuring video from last summer’s Identity Tour and announcing new US tour dates for the summer. The girls will be busy, making stops across the entire country including doubleheaders. No news on a local stop at this point, but let’s cross fingers for an EDC NYC visit! We are also awaiting news on this summer’s upcoming Identity Tour, which launched last year with Kaskade, Nervo and Avicii on the bill.
Nervo Summer Tour Dates May 24: Washington, DC @ Lima
May 25: San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park – Lot A
May 26: Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
May 27: West Hollywood, CA @ XIV
May 27: Manhattan Beach, CA @ Twelve and Highland
May 30: Las Vegas, NV @ Surrender Nightclub
Jun 08: Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Jun 14: Austin, TX @ Haven
Jun 15: Miami Beach, FL @ Mansion Night Club
Jun 17: Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening
Jun 17: Pontiac, MI @ Elektricity
Jun 21: Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club
Jun 23: Vancouver BC, Canada @ Celebrities Nightclub
Jun 23: George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheater
Jun 24: San Diego, CA @ Wavehouse
Yes, Avicii did produce tracks before ‘Bromance’ and ‘Levels’. This track is, for lack of a better word, MASSIVE. It is safe to say that this is Avicii at his best, and he produced it over 3 years ago. Perfect vocals and a massive synth riff make the track an absolute classic. Also, the first drop is extremely cool and comes out of nowhere (30 seconds in). Enjoy this golden oldie.
Phonat – Set Me Free (Avicii Remix)
Avicii is a money making machine. As if it wasn’t enough that he will be headlining Coachella this coming weekend, he is currently in NYC working on a summer campaign for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply (a line in which he is now the new face of). In addition to helping design the line, he will also be starring in a video short and debuting a new track in the process. It appears as though his meteoric rise to the top of the EDM pyramid has made his manager and executive producer Ash Pournouri even more relentless. These guys will stop at nothing, and the brand they have created is immensely impressive and extremely profitable.
Oh what a night to be a dance music fan in NYC. Saturday, March 31 was just one of those days that makes you thank your lucky stars that you live in (or near) the Big Apple. Following a stop at Terminal 5 for Anamoly with looks from Pierce Fulton, Felguk, Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke it was time to head for the real part at Pacha for a late night set from the stars of the Russian house mafia, Swanky Tunes. Although Stas, Vadim & Dima have been on the international front for a veterans length of time, their exposure stateside is rather recent, and we are thankful to have them.
Named a ‘Mutant Monster‘ by John DahlbÃ¤ck in his weekly podcast, Swanky Tunes’s most recent release ‘Apogee‘ dropped yesterday to critical acclaim. They have a new collaboration with TiÃ«sto feat. Ben McInerney entitled ‘Make Some Noise‘ which will be released as a part of TiÃ«sto’s ‘Club Life Miami‘ album April 24. In short, their pipeline is full and they are delivering the goods on a consistent basis. Swanky Tunes’s return to NYC, following sets at Pier 94 and Pacha on New Years Eve, was no different. Playing from 4:30-7 AM, those in attendance were enthralled as if it were a 2 am set. Click through for the full deets and video! (more…)