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."
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.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
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..