When Swedish House Mafia announced their split last year, many (almost all) EDM fans were heartbroken. It was hard to understand how and why such a loved trio was deciding to end their reign in the land of music. Countless interviews were conducted posing the “big question:” why are they breaking up? Despite the answers we received, it was still hard to believe. Their “One Last Tour” was set for 2012 – 2013 and after their “final curtain” at Ultra, we were all saying goodbye to the iconic Swedish trio.
But not so fast, although we may not be getting new productions and releases anytime soon, fans will be somewhat appeased by the upcoming release of a documentary that follows this brotherhood behind the booth, in and out of hotels rooms and through their everyday lives. In the first clip, we get a small peek at the positive aspects of their life and tour (those that made us want to be DJs too) and some of the negative aspects, which threatened to tear these three best friends apart – and finally did. Full of nostalgia, this first clip gives a glance into their last year as a dominant force – the last year we saw them together as one. It also begs the question: Will SHM ever reunite?
Expect further clips to be released in the upcoming weeks. Full documentary coming soon.
With “Don’t You Worry Child” officially reaching iTunes on January 7th, Swedish House Mafia has released a two-minute video to relive the track’s production process. It all began in Sydney, Australia in early March, when Sebastian and Axwell sat in their garden in hopes to recreate their visual experience over looking the water. Noticeably in it’s early stages — without climactic drops — “Don’t You Worry Child” had Axwell choking up and left Sebastian with goosebumps. As for the rest of the track’s well-documented saga, well, we all know how that went.
Swedish House Mafia’s emotional last dance “Don’t You Worry Child” has been one of the most followed tracks this season in light of Until Now and One Last Tour. The saga continues with its remix package, which features fresh takes from Tom Staar & Kryder, Promise Land, and Joris Voorn. While the original once seemed untouchable, its three remixes span progressive, electro, and techno, making it translatable for a wide variety of DJ sets between festival stages and late night dance floors. Listen to the eclectic remix package below the break, head to Beatport for the release, and let us know which rendition is your personal favorite.
ch house and electro cut from Joris Voorn and Promise Land. Joris doesn’t try to do too much — adding a deep, techy sound around a subtle bassline. Promise Land’s rendition — as debuted by Steve Angello at Size in the Park — packs a harder electro punch with slabs of synth work centered around the uplifting vocals of John Martin. Release date is unannounced, but we will share details as we learn more.
Tom Staar and Kryder impressed us with their remix of Afrojack’s “Can’t Stop Me” and they are back to bringing their unique blend of bouncey house to another monster track: Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child.” The remix completely ditches the piano chords of the original and replaces them with stronger drum sounds that give this a distinctly after-hours kind of vibe. John Martin’s vocal is still front and center, but the duo uses effects expertly to augment the vocal in the same way as they did with Shermanology’s on “Can’t Stop Me.” No word on a release date for the remix yet, but we’re sure there will be many, many more to come — we’ll keep you posted. Listen to it below.
It has been teased for months, but Swedish House Mafia’s ‘farewell single’ “Don’t You Worry Child” is now finally available for purchase in the US. The track features the vocal stylings of John Martin, the same vocalist on Swedish House Mafia’s 2011 summer anthem, “Save The World.” Boasting gentle piano chords and the signature big-room chords of an SHM production, “Don’t You Worry Child” has all the fixings to become a radio-ready chart-topper around the world. Be sure to check out the official music video to see what it was like when the trio premiered the song at their historic Milton Keynes Bowl show in July, just to get a sense of how it goes off live. If you’re sold, head over to iTunes and pick up your copy.
Perhaps the most documented release from the soon-to-be ending saga of Swedish House Mafia, “Don’t You Worry Child” will finally hit America on September 18th. For the time being, the boys have released the music video for the emotional track – a fitting retrospect on the career of the mega-trio. The video features footage from SHM’s legendary Milton Keynes Bowl extravaganza, reliving the night that “Don’t You Worry Child” was unleashed to the world for the first time. Jump below the break for full length video and stay tuned for the track’s official release next week.
Before the release of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child,” members hyped up the track for its “emotional” qualities and word even spread that it could ‘make grown men cry.’ Well, the original mix of the song has already received a fair bit of airplay in nightclubs and at festivals around the world, but now there’s an official acoustic version that really lets John Martin’s soulful vocal shine through.
The slowed-down vocal is laid over gentle guitar riffs, providing a far different sound than the original that you’ve inevitably heard by now. Axwell told Rolling Stone that “A stripped-down version of the song that captures the essence of the messages… was important for us,” and that they wanted to keep the song’s integrity after hearing the vocal from John Martin in LA.
SHM has also uploaded sheet music for the track to their website, which you can find right here. If you end up doing a cover, be sure to drop the link in the comments!
After weeks of listening to terrible quality rips on YouTube from Milton Keynes Bowl, the day has finally come for a proper preview of the Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming — and perhaps final — single, “Don’t You Worry Child.” The song, premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, has lived up to the massive expectations set by the Swedish trio. “Don’t You Worry Child” is a gorgeous progressive house tune that features the magnificent vocals of John Martin.
With “Don’t You Worry Child,” Axwell, Steve and Sebastian have seemed to have found a happy medium in between the piano chord dominated house tunes that they made their name with, like “Leave The World Behind,” and their more recent big-room synth heavy efforts like “Greyhound.” While there is still some debate as to whether this is in fact their last single, as fans of the Swedish House Mafia from the very beginning, we really hope that it is not. There is no word yet on a release date, but you can be sure that we will let you know as soon as we do.
Update: The official release date is now set for September 14th in the Europe (except UK), Asia, and Australia, Sept 18th in the US, and October 7th in the UK. Official album artwork is up as well.
There’s still no release date for “Don’t You Worry Child” but Swedish House Mafia have officially announced premiere dates for the single. The track will be played tomorrow evening as a part of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection and again the following night on Saturday Night Online with Romeo. Romeo’s website further informs us that he is not only hosting the US premier but will also speak with Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack during the show. Although many of us have already heard a low-quality rip of the track, it is hardly sufficient. Tune in tomorrow night for a high-quality version.