Sebastian Ingrosso brings friends to Story SoBe: 5 tracks you need to know
On Thursday night, Sebastian Ingrosso treated Story SoBe to two full hours of classics, edits, and cameos from a few of his closest friends. While only Ingrosso, Otto Knows and Tommy Trash were slated to share the decks, Alesso, Axwell, Thomas Gold and Dirty South were also spotted behind the booth, occasionally hopping in to tweak a track or raise a glass. The camaraderie onstage may have been even more entertaining than Story’s disco balls, confetti showers and Moulin Rouge-themed dancers and acrobats, but when combined, the elements created the best kind of spectacle. Hop below the break to hear the five tracks you need to know from Sebastian Ingrosso at Story.
1. Dannic – Clobber (Original Mix)
Ingrosso kicked off his set with Dannic’s breakout single of 2013, proving that “Clobber” does in fact hit the club hard. The infectious progressive house tune transitioned out of Tommy Trash’s set and into Seb’s signature full-upper-body spinning technique. Ingrosso ditched the progressive feel for the next few tracks, opting instead for a more house sound, but after about half an hour the set rebounded with the speed of a greyhound.
2. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload (Vocal Edit)
While “Reload” normally wouldn’t fall under “tracks you need to know” but instead “tracks you absolutely know unless you live under a rock,” Ingrosso opted to play the little-heard and still unreleased vocal edit. An excited murmur rippled across the crowd as the words rang out between the familiar pulses, indicating that the vocal may replace the original as favorite when the track is finally released.
3. Deniz Koyu – Rage (Original Mix)
After a bit of “KIDSOS,” a touch of “Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost)” and some “Greyhound,” Ingrosso played out Deniz Koyu’s “Rage.” The track capped off Miami Music Week with a March 25th release, and based on the crowd response it’s safe to say it’s going to be huge. With energy high and Seb’s hair bouncing, the tempo change was a welcome jolt; just about an hour in, everyone was dancing now.
4. Sebjak & Marcus Schossow- Liceu (Original Mix)
Ingrosso continued his winning streak by blurring Florence + The Machine’s “Spectrum” into Sebjack & Marcus Schossow’s “Liceu.” Due out on Size Records, “Liceu’s” unrelenting drums and brassy synth held the floor captive, caught under the spell of Swedish house. Ingrosso would keep up that enchantment, bringing it to a head with Swedish House Mafia.
5. Don’t You Worry Child – (Tom Staar & Kryder remix)
With Axwell helping on the decks, the normally reticent club crowd singing along and confetti still trickling down, it’s difficult to say that “Don’t You Worry Child” wasn’t a magical moment at Story. It wouldn’t be on this list, however, if Seb hadn’t decided to go from the original to the Tom Starr & Kryder remix. With sped up vocals, a throbbing beat and completely revamped dance beat, the remix cuts the ballad element but amps up the bassline, taking the song from radio to club. While Ingrosso decided to finale with a piano-heavy “Save The World,” the “Don’t You Worry Child” remix better summed up the vibe of the evening.