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SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA to Give Final West Coast Performances at MASQUERADE MOTEL — Important Event Info

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It's almost time....... Los Angeles State Historic Park will host Swedish House Mafia’s highly-anticipated Masquerade Motel concert event on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th! This massive show will feature Swedish House Mafia’s final West Coast performances as well as an all-star lineup of special guests including Nero, Alesso, Zedd, An21, Max Vangeli and much more.

The Saturday show is sold-out and tickets are going fast for the Friday performance. Given the very large fan turnout anticipated – up to 70,000 people over the course of both days -- park and city officials strongly urge fans to take note of the following information:

ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID MISSING ANY OF THE SHOW! With such a high attendance expected fans that don’t plan on getting to the venue early stand a great risk of missing the concert.

Doors will open at 2 PM. The show will start at 3:30 PM. Detailed set times are listed below

Metro is a great way to get to the show, and is free for all ticketholders (on day of show). Why drive when you can ride! Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) service is a convenient alternative, and is free for all Masquerade Motel ticketholders on show day. All fans need is their concert ticket (a receipt will suffice for Metro riders picking up tickets at will call).

Getting there is easy on the Metro Gold Line. Fans can take the Gold Line to the Chinatown Station (901 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012) and then walk a short distance to the Los Angeles Historic State Park. Fans can also take the Blue Line, Red Line subway or the new Expo Line to connect. The Chinatown Station adjacent to the park is served by Metro Bus lines 81, 83 and 84.

Trains run every 12 minutes throughout the day and every 20 minutes after 7 p.m. The last train northbound to Pasadena-bound stations departs the Chinatown Station at 2:14 a.m. The last train southbound to Little Tokyo and East L.A. stations departs the Chinatown Station at 2:05 a.m. and connects to the last Red Line train at Union Station at 2:12 a.m. The last southbound train to Union Station departs at 2:33 a.m. Plan your best route using the Trip Planner at metro.net. A map showing Metro routes and parking locations is included below.
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For fans driving to the venue, heavy traffic and congested streets are anticipated at and around the venue for this show. Arrive at venue early to help avoid traffic delays. Fans are encouraged to check traffic patterns before getting on the road in order to plan their route. Go to: www.sigalert.com and www.511.com.

Since there are multiple routes to L.A. State Historic Park by car, fans need to take note of directional signage and freeway message boards. Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Police Department will deploy throughout the area and will update freeway signage to help direct fans to the venue as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged. The small difference between four versus three people riding per car results in thousands of fewer vehicles on the road, greatly streamlining traffic and parking, not to mention reducing harmful exhaust emissions. Plus, carpooling offers attendees a lower-cost option.

While L.A. State Historic Park does not have any parking on-site, several public lots are located nearby.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and catch a screening of the Swedes’ 2010 documentary Take One in the Masquerade Motel Ballroom. Filmed over the course of 2 years, 253 gigs and 15 countries by directors Christian Larson and Henrik Hanson, Take One offers fans an unprecedented look at Swedish House Mafia on stage and behind the scenes. Fans can also enjoy free popcorn while watching the movie.

In addition to enjoying Take One and getting earlier entry to the show, early arriving fans will get a first look at tour merchandise. Restrooms will also be available at various locations immediately outside the venue prior to doors.

Let's break it down a little simpler -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

-- Arrive early Doors open at 2 PM. The show will start at 3:30 PM and will end at 12 midnight.
-- 18+ Event / 21+ to drink Fans must have a government issued photo ID
-- Go Metro for Free! Masquerade Motel guests ride for free with their concert ticket (on day of show). Metro
service available at adjacent Chinatown station. Multiple bus lines stop nearby as well. Go to
www.metro.net for more details.
-- Parking L.A. Historic Park does not have parking on-site. However, several public lots are located nearby.
-- Carpool (minimum 4 per car suggested) Fewer cars on the road = less congestion and pollution. Making
a better experience for everyone.
-- Taxi drop off At intersection of Alameda and Alpine
-- ADA Seating available (adjacent to Room 101)
-- Prohibited & Permitted Items A detailed list of what fans can and cannot bring on-site is enclosed below
-- For More Details Go to http://www.swedishhousemafia.com/masquerademotel/
-- Our giveaway winners will receive be hearing their great news TOMORROW

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Masquerade Motel Set Times (subject to change):
MARCH 8TH:

Mainstage:
SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Otto Knows 6:30 – 8:00pm
Mat Zo 5:00 – 6:30pm
Third Party 3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
NERO DJ Set 8:30 – 10:00pm
Sub Focus 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm

MARCH 9TH:
Mainstage:
SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Zedd 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN21 & Max Vangeli 5:00 – 6:30pm
NO_ID 3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
Sub Focus 8:30 – 10:00pm
Style Of Eye 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA Gets Ready to Kickoff ONE LAST TOUR — DxE Exclusive Ticket Giveaway for Their Massive MASQUERADE MOTEL (March 8-9, 2013)

One Last Tour Dates

Swedish House Mafia have released new information for their massive 2-day 'Masquerade Motel' in Los Angeles on March 8th and 9th  just weeks before their hotly anticipated 'One Last Tour' hits stateside. Masquerade Motel serves as the Los Angeles stop for One Last Tour and promises to an epic event not to be missed. 35,000 fans a day will come together at the Los Angeles Historic Park with the Swedes and an all-star line-up spread over two stages.   March 8th will bring Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party to the main stage and Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus, Clockwork and Monsta to The Ballroom.  On March 9th, The Swedes will be joined again by Alesso on the main stage along with Zedd, AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID with Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta returning to The Ballroom.

Just recently, a new site map of the festival was revealed so that Masquerade Motel guests can explore the motel along with a brand new trailer:

 

 

Fans can now purchase or upgrade existing GA tickets to a VIP package, aka know as “The Penthouse” which offers an exclusive entrance into the venue, VIP viewing area, private bathrooms, upgraded bar menu and a free mask.  VIP packages go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st at 10am PST.   The VIP package is $175.00 or $75.00 to upgrade from an existing GA ticket.  All Masquerade Motel guests can also receive free METRO rides to and from the festival with their ticket.   METRO riders will need to have at their receipt if picking up tickets at will call.  Red, Blue, Gold and Expo lines all go to Union Station, which is a short walk to the festival entrance on College St. between Spring St. and Main St.  For the best route or more info, visit the metro trip planner (www.metro.net) or call (323) GO METRO (323.446.3876).  Also just added to the festival is a screening of the Swedes 2010  documentary “Take One” which was filmed over the course of 2 years, 253 gigs and 15 countries by director Christian Larson and Henrik Hanson.

Keeping it going... Just last week, Swedish House Mafia announced that a 2nd ticket auction would be held for their Black Tie Rave charity event being held Feb. 28th at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.   The newly released tickets will be up for auction starting this Friday, February 1st at 10am EST via Ticketmaster with proceeds going to support Save the Children’s initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in America, where nearly one in four lives in poverty. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the organization is calling for a National Commission on Children that will address the issues of violence, mental health and poverty.   The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an astonishing $447,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

It was also confirmed that Pete Tong will fly in to support Swedish House Mafia at this special event alongside Carl Kennedy!

Anticipation for One Last Tour has been building stateside since the dates were announced last year.   The originally announced U.S. dates all sold out in minutes causing the group to add multiple shows.  The tour has become one of the biggest tours of the year and is the group’s most extensive outing ever.   Most shows are now sold out however fans can still purchase tickets for shows on Feb. 17th in San Francisco and March 8th Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles.

The full line up for One Last Tour was revealed last week. Armand Van Helden will play his first NYC gig in five years when he joins the Swedes at Madison Square Garden on March 1st alongside the Legendary Pete Tong. Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy will play with Swedish House Mafia at their Feb. 28th Black Tie Rave charity event and Tong will also open for the Swedes at Barclay’s Center on March 2nd.  AN21, Anthony Atalla, Max Vangeli, NO_ID and Otto Knows will all open on select dates throughout the tour (full listing below).

The massive outing started in November in Dubai and has made stops throughout India, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Africa and will visit Australia and Mexico before reaching the states Feb. 13th.  The North American leg will hit San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, LA and Miami.  It.  was announced last month that the final curtain call for One Last Tour will happen at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, marking a significant milestone in the group’s career together.  Ultra is where Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played their first festival headline in North America.  They will play both the opening night of the festival on March 15th and the closing on March 24th in what is sure to be an emotional farewell to the group’s millions of fans across the globe and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and the group alike.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

One Last Tour North American Dates:

FEB 8TH FORO ALTERNO – GUADALAJARA (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 9TH FORO SOL – MEXICO CITY (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 13TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening)
FEB 14TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening)
FEB 15TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 16TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (NO_ID Opening)
FEB 17TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (NO-ID Opening)
FEB 20TH UNITED CENTER - CHICAGO (Anthony Atalla Opening)
FEB 22ND ROGERS CENTER – TORONTO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 23RD ROGERS CENTER – TORONTO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 27TH BELL CENTRE – MONTREAL (AN21 Opening)
FEB 28TH HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM “BLACK TIE RAVE” BENEFIT – NEW YORK (Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy Opening)
MAR 1ST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - NEW YORK (Armand Van Helden, Pete Tong Opening)
MAR 2ND BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (Pete Tong Opening)
MAR 3RD BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (Otto Knows Opening)
MAR 4TH BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (AN21 Opening)
MAR 8TH MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK - LA
MAR 9TH MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK - LA

Masquerade Motel Set Times:
MARCH 8TH:

Mainstage:
SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Otto Knows 6:30 – 8:00pm
Mat Zo 5:00 – 6:30pm
Third Party 3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
NERO DJ Set 8:30 – 10:00pm
Sub Focus 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm

MARCH 9TH:
Mainstage:
SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Zedd 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN21 & Max Vangeli 5:00 – 6:30pm
NO_ID 3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
Sub Focus 8:30 – 10:00pm
Style Of Eye 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm

 

 

AS IF ALL THAT WASN'T ENOUGH... Our amazing friends over at Live Nation have given us the awesome opportunity to give away 4 free tickets to each day of Masquerade Motel - taking place March 8 and 9 at the Los Angeles Historic Park! All you have to do is email us at deathxelectro@gmail.com with your most clever sentence/phrase using only words from track titles of SHM themselves. Winners will be announced the week of the show, good luck!!

AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Steve Angello – H8RS

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AN21 and Max Vangeli’s debut artist album People Of The Night is almost ready to be unleashed and the first single is nothing short of a monster. AN21 & Max have brought in Size Records boss Steve Angello for “H8RS;” a collaboration that’s set to be one of the biggest club hits of the summer. “H8RS” was premiered by Pete Tong during his May 11 Radio 1 show and was played out live for the first time by Steve Angello at his much anticipated Hollywood Palladium show the following night. “H8RS” caused an immediate stir with nearly the entire club holding up their cell phone cameras to capture the track during its initial live presentation. With the online buzz that followed, Size Records is happy to officially release “H8RS” on May 28. AN21 and Max have released music on Size and Refune and they've remixed the likes of Ellie Goulding, Pendulum and Gorillaz. As DJs they've played at all the world’s finest clubs and international festivals while also presenting one of 2011’s finest Essential Mixes for Radio 1. Keep it here for more information on the People Of The Night album and it’s all-star cast of collaborators.

AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Steve Angello - H8RS

 

 

Size Records Celebrates Website Relaunch With Exclusive Free Download

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It was an amazing Miami Music Week as the SIZE Records crew was out in full force for the Size Matters Pool Party. It was a great showcase of SIZE Records young talented artists Wayne & Woods, Qulinez, Tim Mason and Third Party; rising stars AN21 & Max Vangeli; the legend Junior Sanchez and SIZE Records boss Steve Angello.

Now that Miami Music Week is in the rear mirror, it's time to get to some serious business. Step one is the relaunch of the SIZE Records website - the definitive spot for keeping up to date on the latest news, tour dates and releases from Steve Angello and the SIZE roster.

To celebrate the relaunch, SIZE Records is giving away for free the Sick Individuals remix of Qulinez's "Troll." In order to get the remix all you have to do is sign up for the newsletter at sizerecords.com.

This is just the beginning... be on the lookout for many new and exciting things coming from SIZE Records and its artists in the coming months.

Also... as part of Insomniac's Enhanced Concert Series, Steve Angello will be bringing the SIZE Matters crew to the City of Angels on May 12th at the Hollywood Palladium. If the lineup is anything like it was down in Miami, you sure as hell won't want to miss it. Tickets just went on sale, make sure to get yours HERE.

Escape From Wonderland Wrap-Up

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Halloween weekend 2011, Insomniac held Escape From Wonderland - its first ever Halloween inspired event at their famous playgrounds the NOS Event Center in San Bernadino. With the falling apart of the competing Monster Massive, tickets to Escape were sold out weeks prior to the event. Insomniac was amazing and kind enough to hook Death by Electro up with a couple media passes as myself and compadre Jordan ventured off into the rabbit hole for what was one hell of a night...
After retrieving our passes from an off site location, the two of us pulled into the lot just as the sun was setting and the lights were slowly flickering on. The plan was to enter with enough time a couple of the earlier sets, but with confusion of where to enter and multiple walks around the event center (only negative part of the night), we got in right around 7 pm and headed directly over to the "Ghoul's Graveyard" to catch the set of the legend Andre Tanneberger, better known as ATB hearing just a glimpse of Thomas Gold's massive set from the "Slaughter House" along the way.
Before even going into the music, the tent itself was absolutely insane. Insomniac really did an awesome job with decorating even the inside of the stages, as there were ghosts and other ghouls hanging from the ceiling. The set itself was also quite the spectacle. Dropping his classics early in the set, most notably the ever-famous "Ecstasy" as his second track and then into new classics such as Arty and Mat Zo's "Rebound" ultimately ending with a live singing performance of "What About Us," Andre's set in my opinion, was one for the ages. One of the things I gotta say about ATB is that he really seems to have his audiences feeding off his energy as with every track and every drop, he'd be jumping and on the mic getting everybody fired up.
Before jumping back up to hear his closing, Jordan and I ventured back behind the graveyard tent in anticipation for the Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who were about to take the stage next. We actually got a chance to catch up with the Thivaois brothers, chatting some about their tour and what we should expect with their set. But lemme tell you... there was nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, they could have been said that would have prepared anyone for the epicness that ensued. With only a 45 minute set, one would think that their options would have been at least slightly limited with what they could get done in such a short period of time but this could not have been any more wrong. The Belgian duo threw down what was by far my favorite set of the night, opening it up with Jacob Van Hage's "Convoi," then transitioning and mixing flawlessly from banger to banger with the crowd going absolutely ape shit. One attendee close up to the stage was awesome enough to record the first part of their set, so we can all relive the amazingness even if we we didn't catch it live.
After finally leaving the "Ghoul's Graveyard" for the first time the entire night, we took a little tour of the grounds and, as I mentioned before, Insomniac really did go above and beyond (if only that could've been a relatable pun...) in creating a design, atmosphere, and overall feeling of a Halloween-inspired event. The "Breakabout Woods" where people could sit and gaze at various statues, the lake in the middle being covered in fog, and even the haunted mansion that was quite the maze to get through all came together in the best kind of way so that no matter where you were within NOS, you were constantly stuck far deep down the rabbit hole.
Cruising around from stage to stage, caught a little bit Sub Focus' set until ending up at "Mad Hatter's Hospital," where we ended up sticking around for most of Moguai's set. Gotta say, one of the highlights of my night personally was hearing him drop Thomas Gold's remix of his own "We Want Your Soul" which has become one of the most recognizable songs out there (even if most people don't actually know the name of the track).
As the Moguai set progressed, you could feel the crowd growing larger and louder in what was anticipation for the every popular Dash Berlin. Before he even took the stage, the crowd went absolutely NUTS with their "Dash Berlin, Dash Berlin" lo and behold the man did not disappoint. Mixing in some of the newer, less trancy tracks to begin, he got the crowd going only to eventually unleash the ever famous Dash originals and remixes that EDM fans around the world have fallen in love with. One thing I've always been impressed by with Dash (this being my 5th time seeing him), is that he's always very interactive with the crowd -- whether it be with his iPad sending messages or even walking across the stage tossing out t-shirts and signed memorabilia, he truly seems to be having just as much fun on stage as those in the crowd did witnessing his prowess.
As much fun and excitement as we were having with all those tronces, we realized the clock was about to strike midnight and almost completely forgot about Le Italiano Benny Benassi who had been rocking the "Size Matters Slaughter House" since 10 pm. Booked it over there as quick as the crowd would let us and couldn't have arrived at a better time. First off, props to Benny for being probably the only performer sporting a Halloween costume as he rocked the Superman fit and cape. Just as we arrived before the closing of his set, we were lucky enough to witness this...
He had the crowd going absolutely INSANE as he dropped the crowd favorite Skrillex remix of "Cinema." When walking out from the madhouse Slaughter House, we could hear him closing out his set with another crowd favorite -- J. Rabbit's dubstep remix of "Satisfaction."
With dubstep fresh in our minds, we decided to head over to one of the last 2 stages we had yet to visit -- "The Chopping Block." Got there about half way through Pendulum's set and even with a DJ set, those guys still know how to tear the roof of a place. The bass was so loud you could almost feel the rafters about ready to fall to the ground as they went from banger to banger, nonstop energy flowing through the entire crowd. Now that they've branched off, I gotta say one of the acts I'm most excited of catching in the near future is that of Knife Party, the side project of 2 members of Pendulum. (If you haven't heard the song "Internet Friends," you should probably put this reading on pause and peep this). Right afterwards, one of the biggest names in the dubstep business stepped up to the stage -- Borgore. Right from the start, he had everyone doing their own version of that dance people call dubstep and even as we were leaving, caught a hint of him dropping the Knife Party remix of "Crush On You."
As most rave-goers do, we ended up heading back over to the Slaughter House to catch Mr. Steve Angello but not before making a quick stop for a little leftover tronce as Markus Schulz had Ghoul's Graveyard packed from front to back. 'Twas really interesting to see the difference in both the crowd and atmosphere from the beginning of the night as the Graveyard shifted from a more electro scene into the melodic, euphoric trance beats.
Finally arriving at Angello's set, you could just tell how amazing his set was -- every person in the crowd either had their hands up, over their hands, or all over someone else (in a good way, of course). The Swede did an awesome job playing the Swedish House Mafia classics as always, but also mixing and mashing in a variety of songs with those that we've becoming accustomed to hearing. The set all culminated in 4 of the most favorite and best songs of 2011 as he went from the mashup of Alesso's "Pressure" and Coldplay's "Fix You," into Dirty South's "Walking Alone," followed by both the original and Knife Party remix of "Save The World," and finally into a bootleg of "Fade Into Darkness" with "You've Got The Love." Not quite sure how to put it into words, but it kinda looked like this...
All in all, Escape was hands down one of the best events I've ever attended, especially of the Halloween variety. The lines getting in weren't too hectic, there was plenty of room for people to dance and/or sit, and the overall decor and atmosphere of the NOS Event Center was like I had never witnessed before. A really really huge big ups to Insomniac for proving why they are the best in the business with yet another amazing and successful event!
The scene at the end with all the cars leaving was in and of itself quite the experience, as fans of every EDM genre blasted their favorite tunes in one big collaboration as the cars slowly filed out.

In case you missed out on the Spooky madness, or even if you just wanna relive your favorite sets, here are the ones we were able to get a hold of from the night:
We also snapped a whole bunch of pics, which can be viewed from our Facebook page ("LIKE" us if you haven't already!!)

Mashup Mondaze

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Mondays are always a daze, struggling to get the week started so figured we'd kick something new off for you to help get the ball rolling. Introducing what shall be known as "Mashup Mondaze," bringing you mashups from past, present, and future. We all love hearing the classics but adding different lyrics or a new feel just takes it to the next level. Starting off Week 1 with a pack of mashes featuring some of the most frequently featured artists on DxE. Oh, and of course had to throw in the freshest feature of Kaskade's Music Mondays as well. Hope this helps out along with that cup of coffee, enjoy.

Electric Zoo Round-Up

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As New York begins to recover from what was sure to have been an epicly awesome weekend of EDM at Electric Zoo Festival, we can all relive the magic thanks to Sirius XM and they're recording of a bunch of sets. Having visited the Zoo last year, I must say that if you ever have the chance of making it out there it's an absolute must!
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: