They said namaste in India, adjö in Sweden, lebewohl in Germany, au revoir in France, dosvedanya in Russia, totsiens in South Africa, hooroo in Australia, and adiós in Mexico. It was time for Swedish House Mafia to say goodbye in America. It wasn’t easy; goodbyes are never easy. After closing global chapters it was time to shut the book and end the story — time for the biggest electronic act of a generation to close the curtains on their legacy. At the same site where it all began, they did so in the same grandiose fashion that they’ve done everything and anything since their stateside explosion. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello stood together behind a DJ booth, turned off their brains and turned on their hearts for the last time to bring their dominance full circle at Ultra Music Festival.
Already in heavy rotation on Swedish House Mafia’s ’One Last Tour,’ Deniz Koyu’s latest single has been cooking up a storm in the past few months. “Rage,” as it’s been aptly titled, has finally gotten its official preview. Although Refune Records has only given us a a quick build up, drop and outro, from the sound of it (as well as its tested live appeal), “Rage” is going to be a impressive release. The preview ends with an exaggerated tempo change which is certainly enticing in a genre of static, singular tempo productions. Will “Rage” live up to the warm reception of “Bong,” Koyu’s previous anthem? Find out when it’s released on March 25th.Posted by
For those of us who just can’t seem to let the trio go, there is now a new way to experience the Mafia’s final show – this time in the form of a mobile app called Lisnr. The app will allow concertgoers access to free exclusive content just by being present at SHM’s final show. The goal is to expand the visuals for the Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles and the groups’ two final shows at Ultra Music Festival by enhancing the viewing experience. What that means we are not entirely sure, but since most fans already have their phones out Instagramming and recording the event, a mobile application was a logical move. Axwell had this to say; “”[This] will allow us to come together with our fans for a totally unique experience. Together, as one, for one last rave!””
New York City’s skyline was lit blue and yellow, but Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have owned the Big Apple for longer than just one night. The love affair between Swedish House Mafia and New York City is well documented and extends far beyond the Madison Square Garden sell out of 2011. After blowing up from the success of “Leave The World Behind,” the trio headed north from Miami to New York to claim a piece of the Apple for themselves.
In November of 2010, Axwell played Webster Hall, Ingrosso played Pacha, and the following month Steve played Roseland Ballroom for New Years Eve. Over two years later, the Swedes returned together to close the collective chapter on NYC. With a flick of the switch, their final run had begun.
Swedish House Mafia release official NYC guide for fans, includes set times, pop up shop information and more
Tonight marks the beginning of the Swedish House Mafia’s five day reign in New York City with their highly-anticipated Black Tie Rave. In conjunction with the shows, the Swedish House Mafia and their team have put together an official guide to the city. The content is varied; including bowtie directions, where to eat and drink, set times, show details, and artist profiles. If you’re from the city that never sleeps most of the information won’t be news to you, but for the many fans traveling from other places around the world it could make the difference between a good time and great one. Even if you’re not attending the show but want to score some SHM gear, the location of their pop up shop is included as well
The world’s favorite Swedes descended upon Chicago for the first and last time this week, making their One Last Tour one first tour for a more than ready Midwest. After months of dot-spotting, Stubhub-stalking and absence excuse-plotting, the United Center’s sold-out crowd came armed with an excitement that spilled from the chaotic foyer and only built as the minutes after Antony Attalla’s underappreciated Chicago house set ticked by.
Swedish House Mafia have revealed the full lineup for the highly-anticipated North American leg of One Last Tour, and over a dozen acts have been booked to open for the global phenomenon. While New York will be treated to Pete Tong, AN21, Otto Knows and Armand Van Helden’s return to Madison Square Garden, the trio have nothing but love for the West Coast as well. AN21 & Max Vangeli will hit San Fransisco while Nero, Alesso, Zedd, Monsta and others will join in on LA’s Masquerade Motel. If you missed out on tickets you can either head to Canada or fly south; SHM’s last-ever U.S. performance will take place at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.Posted by
It’s not over yet, folks. We thought One Last Tour‘s last bit of news came in the form of The Final Announcement, but it seems NYC fans have more to which they can look forward. Continuing the theme of cryptic and partitioned disclosure, Swedish House Mafia offered the tweet below the break yesterday evening:
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Hardwell, Diplo, Nervo, and more.
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Standing at the forefront of the modern day EDM boom, Swedish House Mafia have delivered a flawless array of anthems, sold out Madison Square Garden, and gave goosebumps to millions of adoring fans throughout the world. When the trio announced their split, shockwaves were sent through the entire dance music landscape. The group, whose name had nearly become synonymous with electronic dance music, were actually calling it quits, seemingly at the peak of their success. Thankfully, the trio weren’t going to go out without making a ton of noise and launched a worldwide tour, an enigmatic marketing campaign, and a slew of teasers that kept us all on the edge of our seats. With their final announcement to play March 15th and 24th of Ultra Music Festival, it seems poetic that their story will come to a close much the same way it began – in Miami – during the largest dance music event on the East Coast.Posted by