In late 2008, three friends and producers came together to form what the entire world soon came to know as the Swedish House Mafia. Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell began gaining notoriety as a trio in 2009, when they teamed up with fellow electronic big-name Laidback Luke to create the massive club anthem, “Leave the World Behind.” (If somehow you missed the music video, check it out HERE). A year later in 2010 they released “One,” which will without a doubt be remembered as one of SHM’s biggest hits. After premiering the song at world-renowned Winter Music Conference in Miami that year, it became apparent that they were onto something. Their energy, paired with their musical backgrounds, set the stage for their takeover.
Here we are two years later, and the era of Swedish House Mafia is coming to a close. In June they announced that they will soon be embarking on their final tour, and that the Mafia will be ending. While this is bittersweet news to some, we can’t help but wonder if this could be a blessing in disguise- after all, when one door closes, another door opens- and the solo work that they were focusing on pre-SHM was, without a doubt, quality house music.
Is this the last we’ll see of the Swedish trio? We doubt it. But until we hear more, we say our farewells to the Mafia as they release their final tour dates and wrap up four years that the dance music world will surely remember forever. Be sure to check out www.onelasttour.com to receive updates on the Swedes, and watch the music video for their latest single, “Don’t You Worry Child,” below.