In September, MTV News was among the first to bring you a trailer for "Take One," a film by music-video director/ editor Christian Larson documenting the two-year rise of Swedish House Mafia from a trio of successful music producers (in their own right) to a global super-brand under the SHM banner.
Now, in an exclusive treat just for you, MTV News has a brand-new trailer for the documentary, which will be packaged with the "Until One" deluxe book set November 30; the film's digital release is forthcoming.
The new clip begins in 2009 with the three Swedes — Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell — in a hotel room listening to an early version of the '09 WMC conference anthem "Leave the World Behind," their hit collaboration with Dutch producer Laidback Luke and Deborah Cox. The gents were particularly excited to unleash the song upon their legions of fans at WMC in Miami.
"It goes like this!" Ingrosso exclaims as the song ramps up. "They'll go crazy!"
The majority of the trailer is an explosive montage of the many electric performances fans will get to see in the film, including WMC '09, their 2009 show at the U.K.'s Brixton Academy and their dramatic WMC 2010 set. A shot of Steve Angello's now-infamous encounter with Paris Hilton is also thrown in for good measure.
Fans are also gifted a revealing glimpse of the Mafia's recording process. Axwell, Angello and Ingrosso are seen in the lab tinkering with "Leave the World Behind," and the entire process of recording their hit "One" is documented.
As most Swedish House Mafia fans are aware, the three members of the holy trinity of house are close. In fact, Angello and Ingrosso, who are childhood besties, recently celebrated 10 years of recording together. But as with any familial relationship, there are periods of disagreement, and the film documents a dramatic period of time, after the big Brixton show, when the three members decide to take some time away from the group and concentrate on their solo careers.
When we caught up with the film's director in September, he elaborated on this portion of the film. "Love, in any friendship, includes conflict," Larson said. "Yeah, there are some moments of that in the film, you know, where they go off on each other. In any friendship, there is tension. But I think it's important. That tension means something for their creativity. It's important that it's not smooth all of the time."
Indeed, the trio would return to one another and record "One," which they go on to debut to more than 100,000 screaming fans at Ultra Music Fest 2010 in a particularly cinematic fashion, also documented in "Take One."
Swedish House Mafia have released the soundtrack of "Take One," a greatest-hits collection titled Until One, made up of solo material and the group's two new hits, "One" (featuring vocals by Pharrell Williams) and "Miami 2 Ibiza" (with bars by British rapper Tinie Tempah). "Take One" will be packaged with the "Until One" deluxe book set November 30; the film's digital release is on the horizon.
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