There is no denying that where Electronic Dance Music is concerned, Sweden has taken the torch for 2011. In the first event of it’s kind at the Erricson Globe arena in Stockholm, the industry’s most prominent young players gathered alongside a somewhat dignified member of its musical elite and 300,000 watts of speaker output to make loud and proud noise for a movement in music that has excelled all expectations despite the crushing economic vices that have surrounded Europe.

Ditching the nervous start rather promptly, Bromma based newcomer Leo Netz inherited the gruelling task of kicking off last night’s rather boisterous proceedings. In honour of his inclusion in the early parts of the live spectacle, Netz dealed in Deep House grooves and its calmer qualities to greet the arrival of the night’s early risers. Paying little attention to the trickling crowds, we can only wonder if a later set would do the young gun further justice, but as far as opening acts go Stockholm could have done far worse than this promising young Swede.

As far as hotly tipped Dutch House artists are concerned, Nicky Romero has mounted an intense shift in popularity for 2011. As he prepares to follow David Guetta on his sold-out UK tour alongside Nero in 2012, the event was good grounds to judge whether the rising Dutch producer could handle the big league with same vigour that he has brought to the underground scene over the past couple of years. In a vivid set dominated by his own well-received productions, Romero’s intense transits gave the gathering crowds their first lethal injection of feel-good floor play for the night. Evidently making the right moves in a mash-up of well-endowed favourites from across the spectrum and a sneaky drop of forthcoming banger ‘Toulouse’, Romero’s display of essential fist pumping moments were essentially collected by the crowds reaction to Avicii collaboration ‘ID’, suggesting much louder ground for 2012 from a Dutch contender who has truly earned the attention.

Hometown hero Alesso has many reasons to be celebrating as the year draws to an inevitable close. Fresh off the mark from his busiest summer to date, which saw bless some of the globes biggest festivals alongside the likes of Swedish House Mafia, what better way to emphasise the young Swedes timely rise to the big league than a sold-out appearance at one of the Sweden’s biggest arenas. But despite asking the crammed entourage of adoring hometown enthusiasts if they are read, no one could have been prepared for the dynamic live equation conjured by Sweden’s House-orientated boy wonder. With an array of mobile phones hitting the backdrop of the globe arena with the same velocity as that coming from the stage from start-to-finish, Alesso’s returning escapade hit all the right notes for his Swedish peers. Racing through such bangers as ‘Calling’, ‘Raise Your Head’ and his beloved remode of David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’, it was a heartfelt nod of thanks to his Swedish fan base that saw him drop the ultimate talking point of 2011 studio output – his well-received remix of Nadia Ali and Starkiller’s ‘Pressure’. With the world well and truly tuned in to the hard-hitting House helmsman, Alesso brought home the celebrations with outright style and a genuine sense of appreciation for the people that put him there.

Boasting 10,000 crowds at his seasonal Monday night spectacle at Privilege Ibiza, Tiësto has proven that there is simply no show too big for his maximal approach to Electronic music. Donning his globally appraised turntable intellect to the premiere of the latest Mission Impossible film in Brazil just days before Saturday’s sold-out event, the grandeur surrounding the original Dutch superstar’s presence across the globe has shown no signs of simmering down under the hands of time and relentless shifts in trend. Displaying an array of stunning lights, blaring visual components and maximal laser therapy, Tiësto showed the crowd just how much character the don of Dutch Dance music still brings to any proceedings, dipping in and out of every sub-genre imaginable in a well collected retrospect of the year in bonafide club anthems. Taking the time to appraise Avicii’s phenomenal anthem ‘Levels’ before dropping Nause’s Made Of and his own remix of Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’, not a single foot was left rooted amid the definitive peak of Tiësto’s well-executed musical manoeuvres. Throwing the crowd down memory lane with a brief diversion into the realms of what made him with a surprise appearance from some early anthems of his heyday, even those left sulking about his more recent digression into House music could not help but get caught up in the retrospect of his undeniable contributions to Trance music. Ending on ‘Zero 76’ and ‘Maximal Crazy’, Sweden is given a well-rounded display of just why this man has endured global Dance music with the utmost ease, signalling that with the approach of 2012 there will be many more firsts for this avid Dutch icon to tick off.

Further to speculation that the talent surrounding modern Dance music gets younger every year, notorious Dutch House spectacle Hardwell ended proceedings with the boyish grandeur you would expect from one of the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll’s youngest additions to date. After a year of well-received releases, exciting bootlegs and a tour-schedule that would cripple even the strongest newcomer, it is safe to say that the punch behind Robbert van de Corput’s premature legacy is no short-lived fad. Despite the thinning crowds that tend to follow such a large set from Tiësto, the final chapter in a somewhat Dutch invasion of Sweden just kept getting stronger. Dealing in mighty blows of the dynamic turntable dexterity that have hailed him as a strong contender for the big league, his shoddy set time was not enough to defer from the energy of his intensely popular ‘Levels’ bootleg and forthcoming single ‘Spaceman’. With a direct injection of enthusiasm from the very vocal Dutch youngster, Hardwell gave the final leg of proceedings the energy of a headline set, boasting a furiously triumphant finish to undoubtedly one of the finest talking points for live Dance music in Sweden for 2011.

‘Albin Myers – Hells Bells’ played by Tiësto

‘Avicii & Nicky Romero – Nicktim’ played by Nicky Romero

‘Jackback feat. David Guetta & Nicky Romero – Wild Ones’ played by Nicky Romero

‘Avicii – Levels’ played by Tiësto

‘Tiësto – Las Vegas’ played by Tiësto

Nicky Romero – 21:05 – 22:05


01. Steve Angello – Yeah [Size] w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
02. Jack Back feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia – Wild One Two [Big Beat]
03. Coldplay – Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix) [Toolroom]
04. David Guetta feat. Usher – Without You (Nicky Romero Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
05. Deniz Koyu – Tung! [Flamingo]
06. Calvin Harris – Awooga [Fly Eye] w/ Justice – We Are Your Friends (Acappella) [Ed Banger]
07. Tonite Only – Haters Gonna Hate (Nicky Romero Remix) [Downright]
08. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) [Axtone]
09. Taio Cruz – Dynamite (Nicky Romero Bootleg) [White Label]
10. Pnau – Unite Us (Tommy Trash Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
11. David Guetta feat Sia – Titanium (Nicky Romero Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
12. Avicii & Nicky Romero – Nicktim [White Label] w/ Justice – D.A.N.C.E (Acappella) [Ed Banger]
13. Nicky Romero – Toulouse [Spinnin]
14. David Guetta & Nicky Romero – ID [White Label] w/ Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love (Acappella) [Ultra]
15. Nicky Romero – Generation 303 [Musical Freedom]
16. Sander van Doorn – Koko (Bingo Players Remix) [Doorn]
17. Fedde Le Grand – Metrum (Manuel De La Mare Remix) [Toolroom] w/ Booka Shade vs. M.A.N.D.Y – Body Language [Get Physical] w/ Justice – We Are Your Friends (Acappella) [Ed Banger]
18. Nicky Romero – Camorra [Fly Eye]

Alesso – 22:05 – 23:14


01. Dune – Heiress of Valentina (Alesso Remix) [Nero] (Intro Edit)
02. Deniz Koyu – Hertz [Flamingo] w/ Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce (R3hab Remix) [Sony] w/ Afrojack – Lionheart [Wall]
03. Alesso – Nillionare [Refune] w/ Skrillex – First Of The Year [Mau5trap] w/ Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects – Walking Alone (Acapella) [Phazing]
04. Alesso – Raise Your Head [Refune] (Edit)
05. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix)
06. David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar (Edit) w/ Deniz Koyu – Hydra [Joia] w/ Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL]
07. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Instrumental Mix) [Refune]
08. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
09. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) [Size / One More Tune (Edit)
10. Axwell - Heart Is King [Axtone] w/ Calvin Harris – Flashback (Acappella) w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Rolla’ Remix) [Flashover]
11. DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix) [One More Tune] w/Avicii – Fade into Darkness (Vocal Mix) [LE7ELS]
12. Avicii – Fade into Darkness (Vocal Mix) [LE7ELS] w/ Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Mark knight Remix) [Toolroom]
13. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall [EMI]
14. Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix) [Spinnin]

Tiësto – 23:14 – 02:04


01. Tiësto – Las Vegas
02. ID
03. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Deniz Koyu Remix) [Ultra]
04. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing]
05. Bingo Players – Rattle [Hysteria]
06. Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce (R3hab Remix) [Sony]
07. Bjornberg – Absolut [Zouk]
08. Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (Albin Myers Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
09. Emeli Sandé feat. Naughty Boy – Daddy (Third Party Remix) [Virgin]
10. Tim Mason – Anima [Size]
11. Tiësto – What Can We Do (A Deeper Love) (Third Party Remix) [Musical Freedom]
12. Lady Gaga – Judas (Thomas Gold Instrumental Remix) [Interscope] w/ Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Acappella) [EMI]
13. Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System – I Will Be Here [Ultra]
14. Tiësto feat. Kay – Work Hard, Play Hard [Musical Freedom]
15. Albin Myers – Hells Bells [White Label]
16. John Dahlback feat. Erik Hassle – One Last Ride (Felix Cartal Remix) [Mutants / Big Beat]
17. The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix) [White Label]
18. Tiësto feat. C.C. Sheffield – Escape Me [Musical Freedom]
19. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonettte – Hello (Ken Loi Remix) [Mixture]
20. Ferry Corsten – Punk (Sidney Samson Remix) [Flashover]
21. Crookers – Gonzo Anthem [Southern Fried]
22. Mission Impossible Theme (Tiësto Remix) [White Label]
23. Muzzaik – Kontrast [Go Deeva] w/ Daft Punk – Aerodynamic [Virgin] w/ Dirty South feat. Rudy – Let It Go (Acappella) [Axtone] (Edit)
24. Avicii – Levels [LE7ELS]
25. Nause – Made Of [Mutants]
26. Coldplay – Paradise (Tiësto Remix) [EMI]
27. Tiësto vs. Diplo feat. Busta Rhymes – C’mon [Musical Freedom]
28. Tiësto feat. BT – Love Comes Again (Hardwell 2011 Rework) [Black Hole]
29. Tiësto – Lethal Industry [Magik Muzik]
30. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Silence (W&W vs. Jonas Stenberg Remix) [White Label]
31. Tiësto feat. Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones [Musical Freedom]
32. Dúné – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Remix) [Nero] w/ Imogen Heap – Hide N Seek [Megaphonic]
33. Tiesto feat. Christian Burns – In The Dark [Magik Muzik]
34. Tiësto – Traffic [Magik Muzik]
35. Tiësto – Adagio For Strings [Nebula]
36. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Yves V & Angger Dimas – Madagascar [Smash The House]
37. ID
38. Marcel Woods – Advanced (Tiësto Remix) [High Contrast]
39. Quintino & Sandro Silva – Epic [Musical Freedom] w/ Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me [Ministry Of Sound]
40. Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon – Turbulence (Sidney Samson Remix) [Mixmash]
41. R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love [Wall]
42. Tommy Trash – The End [Downright] w/ Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World (Acappella) [EMI]
43. Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Remix) [Musical Freedom] w/ Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Acappella) [EMI] w/ Tiësto – Maximal Crazy [Musical Freedom]
44. Tiësto & Hardwell – Zero 76 [Musical Freedom]

Hardwell – 02:04 – 03:00


01. Hardwell – Encoded [Revealed]
02. Sporty-O & Whiskey Pete – Heard Of Us (PeaceTreaty Remix) [Illeven] w/ Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Acappella) [EMI]
03. Hardwell – Spaceman [Revealed]
04. Tristan Garner – Overdrive [Xtra Life] w/ Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit [DGC]
05. Hardwell – Cobra [Revealed]
06. Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Gregori Klosman Remix) [Joia]
07. Chuckie – Who’s Ready To Jump (Dada Life Remix) [Big Beat / Cr2] w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Roll’ Remix) [Flashover]
08. Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix) [Big Beat]
09. Avicii – Levels (Hardwell Bootleg) [White Label]
10. ID
11 Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker [So Much Dada]
12. The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp1.9 [Dim Mak] w/ ID
13. Setrise – Kernkraft 400 [2 Play]
14. Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharell Williams – One (Your Name) [Virgin]

Pictures from the event can be found here.

/Anton, Dan Carter & Jesper

29 Comments to “Tiësto, Hardwell, Alesso & Nicky Romero @ Globen – 17-12-2011”

  • The Avicii & Nicky Romero – ID is Fuck School

  • Jag tror ID #2 i Tiësto’s set är: Albin Myers – Hells Bells

  • @Kiko – Nej, den har inget namn än, ”Fuck School” är ett fake-namn.

  • the ID played by tiesto sounds like a new albin myer

  • @Adams – Oh ok, didn’t know, sorry then :)

  • Albin Myers wrote on Twitter and thanked Tiesto for playing his track ”Hells Bells”

  • @kiko nope, that name is not official.

  • Forgot to link:!/AlbinMyers/status/148248933980848128

  • Leri: Well aware, just awaiting a solid confirmation from Albin that this is the track in question.

  • That ID tracked played by Tiesto is just siiiiick! Really need to find out which track that is,

  • How do you know the tracklist of these sets? Can these be downloaded from somewhere?

  • andraven: These live sets cannot be downloaded from anywhere since we took the tracklistings live on site.

  • Avicii & Nicky Romero – ID isn’t titles yet! Nicky and Tim haven’t revealed the title yet and i think they are working on a new vocal for the track

  • Sjukt att ni kan få med i princip alla låtar i era tracklist! Omänskligt…
    Sjukt bra kväll förövrigt

  • Anton utsikten som ni har där var emot scenen.. Men vad var det för vip? Antar att de inte va amba vip eller white room.

  • Haha last saturday Nicky Romero was warming up at a club in Holland in a empty club (I know it’s not logical), and now he is playing in a full stadium.

  • Nicky confirmed at twitter that the remix of wild ones its the David Guetta & Nicky Romero Remix, also he posted the 2 ID videos of beatmyday on his twitter.

  • Download links? :O

  • Ya is there any DL links to the show?

  • There’s no download links check Anton’s comment above.

  • You really need to upload this on Soundcloud or zippyshare!
    This was an AMAZING set!

  • Just to clear things up. None of these sets were even recorded. The tracklistings were taken live by us on Beat My Day.

  • @Kiko haha no worries, I think ”Fuck School” is just a name that’s been around on youtube ;D

  • You guys have forgot that Tiesto also played ”Lethal Industry” remix of some kind. Just a heads-up!

  • tybbe: He played the original: ”29. Tiësto – Lethal Industry [Magik Muzik]”

  • Also Nicky said that the remix with Guetta is not finished yet.

  • This was a sick sick night!
    Alesso was truly more awesome than i had imagined, in my book his set was just as good as Tiësto’s.
    And by the way, Avicii’s booked Globen for March 2012, 2nd and 3rd. One sold out, one with a few left.

  • henrikB: Avicii is playing three gigs at Globen in March. 2 on the 2nd and 1 on the 3rd.

  • Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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