After years of speculation and prayers, EDM lovers were in for a surprise, when the Swedish House Mafia confirmed their reunion by making a surprise performance at the 20th Miami’s Ultra Festival on 25th March.
The trio consisting of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, suddenly appeared onstage from darkness after a 30 minutes production break and announced, “I am Axwell, I am Syebastian Ingrosso, and I am Steve Angelo, and Miami, tonight we go by Swedish House Mafia” sending the crowd crazy with excitement.
Swedish House Mafia Before Their Hiatus
The EDM group reunited after a 5 year long hiatus and sent the entire EDM listening generation going gaga and nostalgic over the reunion.
The 2-time Grammy nominated trio was the first electronic dance music act to headline (and sell-out) New York’s Madison Square Garden.
They were one of the, if not the only pioneers in the EDM act and were also one of the first few to explore and break open the Indian market, only to find millions of adoring fans grooving to their tunes.
The artists such as Hardwell, Alesso, Avicii and Martin Garrix, the songs of which we blast at the clubs and parties all over the world, may have never evolved into the popular, best-selling DJs they are today, hadn’t it been for the SHM.
In 2012, the trio was the 3rd highest earning EDM group and were ranked at number twelve on the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll before they went on their hiatus.
The group has also collaborated with famous music artists like Pharell Williams, Tinie Tempah Usher and the band Coldplay.
The group is credited with revolutionizing and popularizing house music in America in the late 2000s along with the likes of Calvin Harris, Tiësto, and Carl Cox.
The music supergroup formed in 2000, has released two compilation albums, Until Now and Until Then.
They have also released one live album and six singles and six music videos. It’s most notable singles include Greyhound, Don’t You Worry Child, Miami 2 Ibiza and Antidote.
Why The SHM Had Split
In June 2012, the group announced their hiatus via their website, where they thanked fans for their support saying “We came, we raved, we loved.
“We just decided that we reached a point where we don’t know what the next move would be. We always like the challenge. And we don’t like to repeat ourselves. We just felt like it was time.”
– Steve Angello, told to the Rolling Stones.
Although they candidly admitted that they weren’t the ‘best friends’ they were supposed to be but despite the growing tensions, the band ended their journey on good terms with each other.
Their fans worldwide were shocked, disappointed and broken after the announcement. For most of them, SHM wasn’t just another EDM band, SHM’s music gave them hope, lifted them out of their dark times and even helped inspire some of the budding artists to venture out and produce music commercially.
SHM created a new wave of Progressive House music. Fans were really addicted to their catchy tunes and those BIG, INCREDIBLY DYNAMIC drops & builds. The group’s last live performance was of “Don’t You Worry Child” after which they disbanded. The reaction of the crowd after that performance will tell you how immensely loved SMH were by their massive fan base.
However, all bad things come to an end soon and the Swedish House Mafia’s charismatic, zealous return to the music scene proved to be nothing short of breathtaking.
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