Alesso Unleashes Swedish Uhntz-Uhntz at LIV Miami on May 23

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

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.

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..

Follow Crossfade on Facebook and Twitter @Crossfade_SFL

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.