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Swedish House Mafia

  • Music

    Scamming the Grammys

    By Deanna Rilling

    When the Grammy committee announced the 2013 nominees for Best Dance Recording, there were the usual suspects who churned out massive commercial club-bangers: Avicii’s “Levels,” which was not only my pick for the most overplayed club song of 2012, but licensed in car and cruise commercials. Also nominated were Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go,” “Bangarang” by three-time Grammy winner Skrillex, and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia. Rounding out the category? Al Walser with “I Can’t Live Without You.” If your first reaction was, “Who???” you’d be in the majority.

  • Night-lites

    Rumored Mafia Residency

    By Jason Scavone

    The next big residence at Wynn clubs could be Swedish House Mafia, who gave up their standing Monday summer gig at Pacha in Ibiza recently. Rumors have the DJ trio landing at XS and Surrender in the coming months. … Proof that if there is a God, he definitely hates the rest of us: Paris Hilton Tweeted Feb. 18 that she won $30,000 at the Wynn playing blackjack. … After the Ali gala, Diddy, Common and Lenny Kravitz all flooded 1 Oak to perform.

  • DJ Profile

    His Royal House Highness

    Sebastian Ingrosso was born to create music. The Swedish producer’s father founded one of Europe’s first electronic dance-music labels, Loop Records. Ingrosso grew up toying around in his dad’s EDM studio, where at a young age he began producing and DJing; he released his first remix at 16. He has known his Swedish House Mafia partner DJ Steve Angello since he was 7 years old, and after meeting Axwell years later, the three teamed up to “Save the World” one tour at a time. On Dec. 16, SHM completed their most remarkable show as the first DJs to play at Madison Square Garden.

  • Nightlife

    An Electric Daisy Carnival checklist

    By Deanna Rilling

    An Electric Daisy Carnival checklist Ever seen a reggae ice cream truck? What about a white guy with dreads, crowd-surfing in a giant hamster ball? Oh, and don’t forget the joy of discovering your new favorite DJ. Exactly what the Vegas incarnation of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) holds for June 24-26 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will remain a mystery until we get there, but if it’s anything like EDC has been in Los Angeles in years past, there are a few festival staples we can count on and seven things you simply must do and see:

  • Nightlife

    The Body Electric

    By Deanna Rilling

    The music. The lights. The experience. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC, to those in the know) could be our generation’s Woodstock, with fans of all walks of life not only coming together to celebrate the music, but practice the electronic dance culture’s creed of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect (PLUR). Now in its 15th year, Insomniac Events’ EDC is coming to Vegas.

  • Night-lites

    Electric Daisy Carnival announces trio of headliners

    By Jason Scavone

    The Electric Daisy Carnival announced a trio of headliners—Tiësto, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia—for the June 24-26 electronic dance music massive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Seriously, someone is going to show up that weekend thinking there’s a race and just hate every second of their life.

  • Miami Music Week

    Sin Tanning

    It came as no surprise that Miami Music Week was buzzing at a very high frequency this year, what with a number of prominent Las Vegas industry leaders helming some of the best events. MMW, held March 22-27, is the year’s biggest week of electronic dance music: the 12th annual Ultra Music Festival, Beatport Beach Party, Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel and a full roster at every Miami nightclub and pool. With electronic dance music playing such an important role in the Vegas nightclub and day-club scene, our gurus took matters into their own hands for a proper Vegas takeover.

  • Nightlife Profile

    Mafia Matters

    There was no vacancy at Swedish House Mafia’s sold-out beachfront Masquerade Motel party on March 26 in South Beach, Fla., as more than 15,000 guests checked in to the event held during Miami Music Week, a weeklong celebration of electronic music. At a lavish suite in the W Hotel South Beach, the charming and accented members of the Mafia, Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso—also highly praised solo artists—let Vegas Seven in on their thoughts about Vegas and the coming of Angello’s Size Matters party to Wet Republic in April.

  • Profile

    House Hunting

    By Marvin Lucas

    They’re the “Three Musketeers” of electronic music, and Swedish House Mafia—DJs Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell—are finally bringing their award-winning party, Masquerade Motel, to Las Vegas. After a second, massively successful summer residency at Pasha nightclub in Ibiza, Spain, the event for the first time leaves that house music holy land and makes its masked debut on North American soil Oct. 30 in Miami. The following night, Masquerade Motel overtakes the Hard Rock Hotel, as the DJ supergroup transforms The Joint into a house head-banger’s masquerade ball.