Alesso Unleashes Swedish Uhntz-Uhntz at LIV Miami on May 23
If Swedish music were a piece of furniture, it'd be a Bestå/Framstå set-up, Ikea's top-of-the-line entertainment storage combo.
Like the Bestå/Framstå, Swedish acts come in several sizes and variations -- ABBA, The Cardigans, The Tallest Man on Earth, Lykke Li, and Peter, Bjorn and John, just to name a few.
As of late, however, the northern European kingdom of Sweden is experiencing an groundswell of bass drops and bleep-bloops, the result of electronic dance music's worldwide takeover. And riding shotgun on the revolutionary journey is 2011's 70th best DJ, Alesso.
"Everything's been going really fast, but I'm, like, super, superhappy about the year," Alesso said in a March interview with MTV News. "I can't wait to see how [the rest of] 2012 is going to be."
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 7:30pm
Django Festival Allstars
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
TicketsThu., Dec. 15, 7:30pm
The Swedish house DJ broke onto the EDM scene last year as one of the genre's biggest success stories. His remixes of Nadia Ali's "Pressure" and Swedish House Mafia's "Save the World" quickly became two of 2011's biggest hits, and his collaboration Sebastian Ingrosso on "Calling" propelled him to dance music superstardom.
Earlier this year, MTV ranked Alesso as one of the top nine "EDM Rookies to Watch in 2012," sharing the spotlight with DJs like Hardwell and Zedd.
Be there when he unleashes that Swedish uhntz-uhntz on Wednesday, May 23 at LIV.
Alesso. Wednesday, May 23. LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $60 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-674-4680 or visit livnightclub.com..
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.