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50 DAYS OF COACHELLA ARTISTS: Swedish House Mafia – #4

Posted on 09 April 2012 by admin

 

 

From Wikipedia.com

Swedish House Mafia is a Swedish house music group consisting of the three disc jockeys and producers, cialis Axwell, cialis Steve Angello, diagnosis and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008.[1]

Musical career

Formation

Angello & Ingrosso met as children in Stockholm; Axwell was not a member until years later when they contacted him after a chance meeting.

The name “Swedish House Hegarty” was adopted initially, but the group then resorted to their current name that was coined by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, who was a member of the Kent Soul Mafia in the 1980s. It then appeared on forums and was used to encapsulate the group of producers that were working together in the future. Steve Angello stated, “But we’ve been through everything together. I can always lean on one of their shoulders and they can lean on mine. I can always trust their opinions. When I have a track, they tell me straight away what they think. With Swedish House Mafia, you’re with friends….” [2]

Releases

The first production that was released by Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso was “Get Dumb”. It was produced with Laidback Luke and released in 2007.[3]

In 2010 the Swedish House Mafia signed a record deal with UMG‘s Polydor Records (formerly Polygram).[4] They released their first official single, “One (Your Name)“, under the name Swedish House Mafia on Beatport on 26 May 2010, where it achieved international success, charting at #7 in the UK Singles Chart. The next single, “Miami 2 Ibiza“, featuring Tinie Tempah, charted at #4 in the UK Chart in September 2010. Both singles were taken from the “Until One” album; a collection of productions and remixes from both Swedish House Mafia and as the group as individuals. It has achieved a BPI Gold Sales award in the United Kingdom.

In 2010, Swedish House Mafia won the “Best Swedish Act” award at the MTV European Ballz awards 2010.[5]

In 2011, Swedish House Mafia released a new single, “Save the World,” featuring John Martin on vocals, which charted at #10 in the UK Chart, released in May 2011.[6]

On 23 September 2011, it was confirmed that the group would play at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 16 December 2011 and Milton Keynes Bowl on 14 July 2012.[7]

In January 2012, Swedish House Mafia won an EBBA Award at the European Border Breakers Awards[8]

will.i.am will be working with the Swedish House Mafia on his upcoming fourth studio album #willpower. It will be released early in 2012.

On March 12, 2012, Swedish House Mafia released their newest single, titled “Greyhound.” The track’s music video contains futuristic society humans drinking Absolut Vodka and watching the three Swedish House Mafia members racing robotic greyhounds.

Group members

Axwell

Axwell placed at #12 on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll in 2011. In late 2004, Axwell released a global hit, “Feel the Vibe”, which was re-released under Ministry of Sound in 2005 with added vocals from Tara McDonald as “Feel the Vibe (‘Til the Morning Comes)”. In the spring of 2006, Axwell and Steve Angello, under the Supermode alias, remixed Bronski Beat‘s “Smalltown Boy“, producing “Tell Me Why”. In August 2007, Axwell teamed up with performer Max’C to create the track “I Found U”, which peaked #6 in the UK Singles Chart. Axwell has been producing remixes for other artists – mixes have included Usher’s “Burn” (BMG), Room 5’s “Make Luv” (Positiva), Clipse & Faith Evans “Ma, I Don’t Love Her” (RCA), Stonebridge’s “Put ‘Em High” (Hed Kandi), N*E*R*D’s single “Maybe” (Virgin), and more recently Hard-Fi’s “Hard to Beat”, Deep Dish’s “Dreams”, Pharrell’s “Angel”, Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous” and Madonna’s “Jump”. In 2012, Axwell released the single “In My Mind” on Beatport.

Steve Angello

Steve Angello placed at #23 on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll 2011. Steve Angello’s claim to fame came when he released his remix of Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” in late 2004. In 2007 his remix of Robin S “Show Me Love” was released on Data Records. Angello produces under several different aliases. On his own, he has called himself Who’s Who and released tracks called “Not So Dirty” and “Sexy Fuck”. He often works closely with his childhood friend Sebastian Ingrosso on many projects. Aside from DJing together, they have also produced under the names Buy Now, Fireflies, General Moders, Mode Hookers, Outfunk, and The Sinners. Most recently, they released “Bodycrash” under their Buy Now alias, sampling the 1978 disco hit “Let’s All Chant” by the Michael Zager Band. The track was first played by Pete Tong on his Radio 1 show in late 2007. Eventually, the Dirty South remix of the tune leaked out onto the Internet in January 2008. The track has since received a much larger release via Positiva Records, also including the Laidback Luke remix. He has produced with Eric Prydz under the name A&P Project. Also, he has created a track with his friend Axwell under the name Supermongo, later renamed Supermode. They made a cover of an old Bronski Beat track, calling it “Tell Me Why”. This was released via Ministry of Sound’s Data Records imprint in summer 2006. Steve Angello’s productions can mainly be classified as house (“Summer Noize”), progressive (“Yeah”), Tech house (“Partouze”) and electro house (“Raining Again”). He also owns his own record label, Size Records. Angello’s brother, Antoine Josefsson, is a DJ and a producer who goes by the name AN21. Together they have released the tracks “Valodja”, “Flonko” & “Swing N Swoosh”.

Sebastian Ingrosso

Sebastian Ingrosso is ranked at #26 in 2011 on DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ list, and won the award for the highest new entry into the chart in 2009, a record beaten only by Deadmau5 into the 2008 Top 100 DJ list at #11. In 2009, Sebastian Ingrosso saw the releases of Laktos, Kidsos, Echo Vibes and Meich (with Dirty South) on his own imprint Refune, “How Soon Is Now” (featuring Julie McKnight with David Guetta and Dirty South) and the vocal stormer House anthem “Leave the World Behind” together with Axwell, Steve Angello and Laidback Luke, with Deborah Cox on vocals. He has co-written and coproduced the track “Cupid Boy” on the Kylie Minogue album Aphrodite along with Magnus Lidehäll, Nick Clow and Luciana Caporaso. Ingrosso has also produced tracks for Lazee (“Rock Away”) and Kid Sister (“Right Hand Hi” with Steve Angello). Remixed artists during the years includes Justin Timberlake, Moby, Röyksopp, Hard-Fi and Deep Dish. In 2011 Sebastian Ingrosso released his late summer anthem “Calling” featuring Alesso, which reached #2 on Beatport’s Top 10.

 

 

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