by: Ross Goldenberg
11 October 2021
It is no secret that Swedish House Mafia’s history has been a roller coaster since the trio first became a collective in the mid to late 2000s. When Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello continue to plan the next phase of theirs Paradise Again albumplan, Tomorrowland decided to condense the trio’s decade-plus history into a single hour as part of the week-long “Made In Sweden” celebration through Tomorrowlands One World Radio.
Opens with Axwell’s iconic 2008 cut “Feel The Vibe“Tomorrowland’s hour-long mix takes a final step through almost all eras of the Swedes, even slipping in something from the group’s’ fourth member ‘Eric Prydz on his 2004 cross with Steve Angello,’Woz Not Woz. “The History of the Swedish House Mafia” goes against the trio’s first joint release “Leave the World Behind” with Laidback Luke and Deborah Cox – although all members were credited individually – before delivering the Swedish House Mafia’s official music debut “One” in a mashup with Daft Punk’s “One More Time”. Tomorrowland pushes through a handful of “One Last Tour” staples like “Greyhound” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” in the lead up to the unforgettable Axwell Λ Ingrosso era, which throws in Steve Angello’s progressive masterpiece 2014 with Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, ” Revenge.” The mix could not reach its destination without the latest Swedish House Mafia chapter, where both “It Gets Better” and “Lifetime” rounded off the mix as the wait for the Swedes’ nameless tracks with The Weeknd continues.
Ström Swedish House Mafia’s journey to the present below.
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