5 Songs, 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The DJ/producer team Swedish House Mafia is the trio of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, and they're incredibly talented at turning one song into many. “Antidote”—the second single from their celebrated 2011 live album, One Night Stand—gets put through the remix wringer here. Collaborating with duo Rob Swire and Pendulum’s own Gareth McGrillen (a.k.a. Knife Party), the three-minute radio edit gets things going with hard electro. “Antidote” is an instant banger, where Knife Party’s trademark bass wobble takes the prominent role over layered synths and sirens. The album version plays twice as long, milking the intro’s blending of looped hi-hat and squiggly synth tones before leading listeners to a cliffhanging buildup and drop. With “Knife Party Dub,” the duo makes good on the title with vision-blurring bass while creating a monster of bottom-end destruction. Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso reclaim control with “Swedish House Mafia Dub,” where previous exaggerations are scaled down for more dance floor accessibility. The “Tommy Trash Remix” chills out the tempo and pitches down the robotic Speak N’ Spell samples.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The DJ/producer team Swedish House Mafia is the trio of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, and they're incredibly talented at turning one song into many. “Antidote”—the second single from their celebrated 2011 live album, One Night Stand—gets put through the remix wringer here. Collaborating with duo Rob Swire and Pendulum’s own Gareth McGrillen (a.k.a. Knife Party), the three-minute radio edit gets things going with hard electro. “Antidote” is an instant banger, where Knife Party’s trademark bass wobble takes the prominent role over layered synths and sirens. The album version plays twice as long, milking the intro’s blending of looped hi-hat and squiggly synth tones before leading listeners to a cliffhanging buildup and drop. With “Knife Party Dub,” the duo makes good on the title with vision-blurring bass while creating a monster of bottom-end destruction. Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso reclaim control with “Swedish House Mafia Dub,” where previous exaggerations are scaled down for more dance floor accessibility. The “Tommy Trash Remix” chills out the tempo and pitches down the robotic Speak N’ Spell samples.

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About Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia were a house music supergroup featuring DJ/producers Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, each of whom was an accomplished DJ/producer and label owner in his own right. The members of the Swedish group initially teamed up in the mid-2000s, when they toured together as DJs and collaborated from time to time on one another's productions. (Eric Prydz was also a member for a while.) Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso's breakout performance as Swedish House Mafia came on August 12, 2008, when they played the Main Room at Cream Amnesia in Ibiza, Spain as part of Radio 1's Essential Mix Ibiza.

Several years later, the trio signed a major-label recording contract with EMI (Astralwerks in the U.S.) and made their commercial production debut with the summer 2010 anthem "One," also known as "One (Your Name)," the latter version featuring Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes on vocals. The song was a Top Ten hit in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and landed on the group's debut album, 2010's Until One. Two years later the group members announced they were breaking up and returning to their solo careers, although only after a farewell tour and the release of their second album, 2012's Until Now. Like the debut, it was extremely successful -- platinum-certified in Sweden. The release of One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack brought the project to a close in 2014. ~ Jason Birchmeier

  • ORIGIN
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • FORMED
    2005

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