Swedish House Mafia have left New York after two spectacular displays of big-room house: They raved with 20,000 fans at Madison Square Garden, and the party continued for another 3,000 revelers until 8 a.m. at Roseland Ballroom, with support from Jacques Lu Cont, Carl Kennedy, AN21 and Max Vangeli .
But before they head off to their solo New Year’s Eve gigs, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell have one more gift for fans: an eye-popping first-person shooter video for “Antidote,” the collective’s new single with Knife Party. Directed by BB Gun Films (Kid Cudi, J. Cole, the Roots) and released on Monday, the short film is a first-person tracking shot of a Japanese underworld heist gone awry.
“It’s fun for the whole family!” Axwell joked to MTV News when we caught up with him and Angello last week.
Reminiscent of Prodigy’s now-classic “Smack My Bitch Up” video, “Antidote” was shot in New York City’s Meatpacking District at a location designed to mirror a Japanese strip club. In the clip, a team of gangsters are seen ogling topless dancers before they don masks to rob an underworld boss. (SHM never actually appear in the short, which was cut in both clean and explicit versions.)
“Great guys,” Angello said of the video’s creators. “[We] gave them free creativity to do whatever they wanted to, and they did. They delivered. They ran with the idea and it’s crazy.”
“What I like about that video is that it feels real,” Axwell said. “It’s a part of a movie. Something’s going on there that’s really dark.”
“In a good way,” Angello added.
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