Swedish electronic dance music has, for the most part, become synonymous with the hopelessly über-commercial and stale sound of big-room players like Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso.
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Stockholm's John Dahlbäck, however, may very well be an exception, not just in his own work as an internationally-acclaimed DJ/producer, but as owner of Pickadoll Records. It's a continuously fresh and forward-thinking imprint that has brought us releases by such cutting-edge EDM luminaries as Sébastien Léger, Dada Life, Ida Engberg and Style of Eye.
Young prodigy Dahlbäck, born only in 1985, if you can believe it, released his first track on the Route 33 label at age 15. It was an auspicious beginning to a promising career that has already garnered him worldwide accolades under his own name and as Hugg & Pepp with his cousin, producer Jesper Dahlbäck.
May 2010 saw the release of his new labl project Mutants, which he kicked off with a compilation of the same name. Join the talented Mr. Dahlbäck for a night of dirty Swedish tech house at Mansion on Saturday night along with resident DJ Laurent Simeca.
John Dahlbäck. Saturday, July 17. Mansion. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 11 p.m., tickets cost $20 in advance from wantickets.com. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-531-5535.