Swedish commercial dance artist Basshunter will be performing to a sold-out audience tonight at Levels Nightclub, 420 E. College Ave.
The event will run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the promise of a “crazy, fun party night,” according to an email from Basshunter through Extensive Music & Management A&R Director, Scott Simons.
According to his website, Jonas Erik Altberg, born in Halmstad, Sweden, began producing music under the name “Basshunter” in 1999 and has since become the “biggest commercial dance artist in the world.”
His first single, “Boten Anna,” was released after signing with Extensive Music/Warner Music in 2006.
After releasing singles such as “All I Ever Wanted” and “Now You’re Gone”, Basshunter is continuing to produce new and expanding music.
Songs such as his newest single, “Dream on the Dancefloor,” offer an upbeat, fun sound in comparison to his older albums, which often portrayed “the love story,” his website said.
“On this album we have tried to mix up the styles of dance music, from the old style Basshunter to more house music type tracks,” Basshunter said via email. “It is always good…I feel…to experiment as an artist with new sounds and beats and keep evolving.”
In an email, Jason Weinstein, marketing director of Levels Nightclub, said that the club has tried many genres at the venue, and Electronic Dance Music is among the most popular.
“We’ve been looking at more than 50 artists for 2013 and Basshunter’s name kept coming up, so we gave it a shot,” he said.
Techno and EDM style music has found its way not only into local clubs, but the playlists of many college students.
Student Christine Kantonides said she really enjoys Basshunter’s music.
“I’m really into techno music, it’s big in my hometown in New Jersey,” Kantonides (senior-electrical engineering) said. “There is so much energy in the room when you see a techno performance live.”
Basshunter said he always looks forward to performances and meeting fans around the world.
“My Twitter @basshunt and Facebook is always full of fans asking me to do a live show in their town or country,” he said in the email. “So shows and new locations always give me a fresh excitement and buzz for a great show.”