On Monday, the Holy Trinity of House, Swedish House Mafia, released what is likely their last album under the widely successful brand name they’ve built over the last three years. On Until Now, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello bring those not in the SHM know up to speed on a more current soundtrack to their stadium house music sets.
Steve Angello and Third Party lay down an epic drop and soaring progression with “Lights,” and there’s a reason Sebastian Ingrosso’s been touting his collabo with Aussie hit-maker Tommy Trash since Miami earlier this year — “Reload” is a dance-music anthem.
Formidable touring set mash-ups can be found in the collision of Axwell’s “Heart Is King” with Knife Party’s remix of “Save the World,” and we were tickled to see their staple combo of Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects and Erik Hecht’s “Walking Alone” with “Miami 2 Ibiza.”
Loud and on display are SHM’s “Antidote,” “Greyhound,” and of course, touching swan song “Don’t You Worry Child,” their last single since they announced they’ll will go on permanent hiatus at the end of their One Last Tour.
With six singles together (not counting “Leave the World Behind”), and the sun setting on SHM, MTV News asked the boys recently which of them were their favorites.
“I think everything has its special moment,” Angello told MTV News. “We haven’t repeated ourselves in the music production. So everything is a little bit different from the other.”
“That’s why it takes so long to do it!” Seb chuckled. “When we released ‘One,’ that was pretty phat.”
“Oh yeah,” Steve agreed. “It was groundbreaking for us, in our lives.”
“We kind of felt like, ‘Oh my god. We did something special here.’ We were like, ‘I can’t wait to play it. I can’t wait to play it.’ ” Seb said, going on to relive performing the track at Ultra Music Festival in Miami right after the track had leaked. “The crowd went nuts! Before it was even released.”
“The same thing happened in Miami when we played that beach party (March 2011) with, ‘Save the World.’ Steve played it in Australia (just before), and somebody filmed it.”
“And when we came to Miami after one (online) clip, they were singing along with the track,” Seb said. “That was pretty special.”
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