For some it was a day of unfathomable sadness. For others, it was a sign-off to the next chapter of a musical legacy that transcends the ranks of the great universal Dance explosion. But whatever the context taken for the ceasefire tour duties of the outfit known fervently as the Swedish House Mafia, the rock star sanctuary of Milton Keynes Bowl played host to the emotional last UK show of this taste making Swedish outfit. With endless speculation surrounding the ins and outs of their decision to stop touring, the star-studded line-up and 60,000-strong crowd made for yet another fine addition to the assorted landmarks conjured by the game saving trio amid their global House onslaught.
Like busses, the high points of a rising European producer can often come all at once. Now donning his tunes to celebrated outlets as Mafioso imprints Size Records and Axtone, the life and times of David Tort have taken a truly hectic turn towards the incredible. Fresh from a summer of manic touring with minimal damage to his head, Dan Carter caught up with the Spanish House sensation to talk about how Pacha put him on the right tracks and why he will never beg for a record signing.
Somewhere along the line, Russia has managed to finely tune itself to be one of Europe’s hottest exporters of mind-bending Electronic music. Slotting elegantly into her rich roster of exciting Dance acts, one trio of club-minded individuals have truly caught the globes attention with their diverse blend of wall-shaking Progressive House. With powerful banger ‘Sending My Love’ alongside R3hab for Afrojack’s Wall Recording’s and a host of releases for Size Records under their belt, Dan Carter caught up with Swanky Tunes to reflect on the momentous progress of Russia’s award winning floor- fillers.