Miike Snow at Ultra March 23
Attention, party animals! Sweden's Miike Snow will break it down at Ultra Music Festival and you don't wanna be caught slippin'.
Of course, Miike Snow is not a man. It's a group of electro-pop producers —Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, and Andrew Wyatt — that has created some of the biggest dance-floor jams of the past few years. The trio's hit "Animal" was completely unavoidable in 2009, and it still gets dropped pretty heavily, especially Fake Blood's totally banging remix.
But here's something you probably didn't know: The Miike Snow bros won a Grammy for their work on Britney Spears's "Toxic," which finally explains that particular guilty pleasure. And another factoid: The group's set at Ultra comes just before the release of its highly anticipated second album, Happy to You, whose lead singles "Devil's Work" and "Paddling Out" have already received a lot of blog buzz. Judging by the sound of those two releases, we think it's fair to say the new album will be just as delightfully catchy as the first, with the same tinge of darkness fans have come to love on songs such as "Silvia."
Basically, Miike Snow is the best blend of hipster rock and EDM around, which makes the threesome a perfect addition to your Ultra experience. So make sure you catch them the first day and get blown up — uh, away. Drugs are bad.
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