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Potential Swedish House Mafia Residency with Wynn Nightlife

Until Now Swedish House Mafia (SHM) has kept a tight lid on any dates in the US. However, earlier this week a post on Instagram by Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas gave us hope hinting at a potential residency. The official announcement is coming soon, but stylized in similar manner than the announcements on the DJs social media, which read “WE ARE HOME 1.8.19”, “1.9.19”, and “1.10.19”.

We Are Home 1.8.19
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We Are Home 1.10.19.jpg

It all started almost a year ago during Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Swedish House Mafia reunited to close night 3 of the festival. “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Axwell, this is Sebastian Ingrosso, and this is Steve Angello, and Miami you know that we are the Swedish House Mafia” was announced on stage and we were all very excited to see them back. Over the course of the next months we did not learn much about their plans except for the rumors of a worldwide tour.

Sebastian Ingrosso  Announced 1.8.19

Sebastian Ingrosso

Announced 1.8.19

Steve Angello  Announced 1.9.19

Steve Angello

Announced 1.9.19

Axwell ??? - TBA

Axwell ??? - TBA

Nine different dates have been announced so far, but none in the US. This week on 1.8.19 meant the announcement Sebastian Ingrosso’s residency, along with Steve Angello announced today on 1.9.19. It is safe to say that Axwell will be announced tomorrow. This will put all three in Las Vegas under the same Wynn Nighlife residency, and hopefully a step closer to an official announcement of more tour dates in the US for the Swedish House Mafia.


This story is ongoing, so stay tuned for updates!

Wynn Nightlife has since deleted their posts regarding the three dates for artist release. Axwell was never announced.


Are you as excited as we are? Let us know your thoughts below!


Photo Credit: Wynn Nightlife

Technics Unveils its First DJ Turntable in Nine Years

Technics hosted an event during CES week in partnership with Boiler Room to announce the SL-1200MK7 turntable. Their first DJ turntable since 2002, the new unit is reminiscent of their previous SL-1200 model series, but is enhanced in sound quality, a coreless direct drive motor, and reverse playback.

As stated by Technics, “The SL-1200MK7 is launched as the first new standard DJ turntable in approximately nine years.“

Technics SL-1200MK7

Technics SL-1200MK7

The sleek design is all black and uses a slow rotating motor to drive the platter. For additional details on the tech features behind the turntable, please see the Press Release from Technics.

Features:

  • Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation and Powerful Torque

  • Highly Sensitive Tonearm Accurately Reads the Signal Stored in the Record Groove

  • Two-layer Structure Platter with Improved Vibration Damping Performance

  • High Rigidity Cabinet and High Damping Insulator for Thorough Shut-out of All Vibrations

  • Detachable Power/Phono Cable Terminals Prevents Cable Discontinuity

Boiler Room brought out high caliber DJs such as DJ Koco ( AKA Shimokita), former member of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli DJ Cut Chemist, classic New York house DJ Kenny Dope, and Detroit Techno DJ Derrick May.

Watch below to see the Boiler Room DJ sets that took place.


Header Photo Credit: Technics

Skrillex is Back!

Skrillex will be headlining Snowta NYE Festival this year in Minneapolis to close out 2018 and kick-off 2019 in perfect fashion. After a hiatus from the EDM scene that for some of us has seemed an eternity, Skrillex is making his way back to the stage.

As of late, Skrillex been spending more time in the studio and recently remixed The Island, Pt 1 (Dawn) by Pendulum which was released back in June.

Additionally, Skrillex has been taking a break from the festival circuit to record with his band mates From First To Last in which they dropped Surrender for free, just over two weeks ago.

Needless to say, I am very excited for his return to the dance music community as I am sure many of you reading this are as well. Marshmello will also be headlining Snowta NYE the evening before which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Dec 30th - 31st.

For the basic festival info/directions etc... Click Here to go to our US festival guide for this event.

With all this great news, let's hope this leads up to a Skrillex tour in 2019.

Snowta Lineup

Header photo credit:  Daniel Zetterstrom / Watchara

Illenium Shares His Struggle With Opiate Addiction

Nicholas Miller, more notably know as Illenium came out about his battle with opiate addiction and his overdose on heroin six years ago. 

We're often so wound up about all the things going on in our lives, that at times it feels as if it's too much to handle. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and look at the things in our lives that truly motivate us to happy and healthy. Be it family & friends, or the music that helps us to get through it all.

Nick completely exposes himself to his fans in the letter he wrote below, expressing how much music has literally saved his life. Illenium's new single "Take You Down" is an expression of his struggles and will be released this Friday, Aug 3rd.

If you or someone you care about is suffering from addiction, depression, or thoughts of suicide please do not hesitate to reach out to friends or family who can help. If you feel as though you do not have those resources, please reach out to the below 24/7 Toll Free hotlines who have people that want to help.


"Take You Down" Premiered at THE Global Dance Festival

Thank you for your words of love, light, and encouragement, Nick. You are a guiding example that so many of us need.

Stay connected and continue to support Illenium via his social media accounts below.


Header photo source: Illenium.com