This is Why You MUST Listen to Alesso's UMF 2017 Set
In 2012, Madonna referred to “Falling” producer, Alesso, as “the next big thing in dance music.” The year now 2017, Alesso is a certifiably “big thing,” with appearances at massive festival flagships like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Tomorrowland under his belt, flanked by a Wynn residency. Whether you title Madonna an augur, or assert that her conjecture was simply very intelligently made, either move would be correct: Alesso has solidified a reputation as being one of the most influential presences in electronic dance music to date, an apprentice of Sebastian Ingrosso in his early years, now a formidable competitor in the current dance music market.
Alesso’s maturity from a fledgling producer into a chart topping engineer of electronic sound has been evidenced in the progression of the Swedish DJ’s releases, with the Dillon Francis co-produced single “Take My Breath Away” indicative of Alesso’s ear for infectious sounds, a sense that has only contributed to the DJ’s status as a dance music dynamo.
One does not need further proof that Alesso has mastered the art of dance music production, but a listen to his 2017 Ultra Music Festival set certainly doesn’t hurt. We get it: UMF is over, and naturally, it’s time to prepare for EDC LV and everything in between, but before we file Ultra 2017 in the archives, we’d like to make a final push for Alesso’s UMF set, one of the best sets of the festival on account of its experimental quality. The set is both a blend of Alesso classics, and astute re-imaginations of dominant pop/dance tracks. A fine example of Alesso’s progression as an artist, the set reveals a harder style lacking in older Alesso sets, i.e. his 2015 Electric Zoo appearance. To put it simply, and admittedly explicitly, Alesso threw the f*ck down this year, at a level so high, it warrants recognition even a week later.
Check out the set below.