Tuesday, September 14, 2010


They headlined Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles, had their own tent at Creamfields in the UK, and ran the biggest residency in Ibiza. And that’s just since June. By far the biggest collaboration in dance music, the threesome of Axwel, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello aka the Swedish House Mafia are living like rockstars right now and they deserve it. Flawlessly mixing old megahits with their newest singles and remixes, their sets have a bit of a old school sing along feel that is pure rave and has captivated dancefloors all over the globe. Perhaps what stands out about the Swedish House Mafia is their consistency in their mix. Attributed by their customized work on each song they play live, their sets feature many of their own individual remixes and have created the signature SHM sound.

Since June we have been reliving EDC with the Sirius Satelite Radio recording. Now we have another gem courtesy of their recent BBC Radio One Essential Mix recorded live from Creamfields last weekend. Clocking in at a full 2 hours, this mix is a little more adventurous than their set in LA, and I will go out and say I lprefer it. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Swedish House Mafia: BBC Radio One Essential Mix LIVE @ Creamfields 2010

Tracklist is in the Comments

And here is a link to a great interview with Steve Angello about Swedish House Mafia and the rise of electronic music in the US. Courtesy of legengary music critic Paul Morley of the Guardian.UK



Sunday, September 12, 2010

VITALIC (Live MIRRORS) @ 103 Harriet - 10/1

Vitalic is back and this time he's bringing his mirrors. The rig that was been causing a buzz all over Europe for the last year and a half and drawing comparisons to Daft Punk's pyramid is finally making it's San Francisco debut on October 1st at 103 Harriet. I was lucky enough to catch his set at Mezzanine in the Fall and was completely blown away by his clean mixing, powerful live sound, and his massive shaved head. Check out the links below for ticket information ($25) and a special recording of his set at Oxegen Festival last month in Scotland. Procrastinators beware, the Mezzanine show sold out and this venue is smaller.

MediaFire Link: VITALIC Live @ Oxegen Festival 9.7.10


Vitalic - Second Lives

Vitalic - One Above One


October in San Francisco

October is shaping up to be the best month for live music San Francisco has seen is years. It starts with Vitalic (LIVE LED Mirrors) @ 103 Harriet on the 1st and closes with LIVE105's revamped and shockingly epic Subsonic Spookfest @ The Cow Palace that features the like of UNDERWORLD, MSTRKRFT, and Wolfgang Garter to name few. In between we get LCD Soundstem, Deadmau5, Miike Snow, and Four Tet at Another Planet's scenic Treasure Island Music Festival and individual shows by The Klaxons, Jonsi, and Sound of Stereo. Are you convinced yet? Stay tuned because over the next few posts I will break down what's hitting the city, offer some music samples, and let you know how you can join us there. Until then enjoy the video from Vitalic