Swedish House Mafia: One Last Tour

By Tom Draper

Super DJ group, Swedish House Mafia have announced their split, but have planned one last tour which will grace the shores of for the first time in India, Russia and most significantly South Africa. Their farewell tour will begin on November 16th, and will be in South Africa from the 25th-27th of January.

Their single Greyhound has been described as John Barry meets Chemical Brothers, and with amazing music they have produced it is no wonder, with the group consisting of the three music dons, most dance fanatics would have heard of, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and more recently joined Axwell.

They have recently released a compilation album, Until Now which contains about 30% of their own works, with the hit singles such as Greyhound, One, Save The World and the long awaited Don’t you worry child. Other works on the album, have been by other artists, as well as remixes by each of the Dj’s a few of them are Angello and Ingrosso have worked in collaboration.

Until Now integrates a combination of typical SHM dance/house style beats, with famous remixes and some relatively unknown tracks. Nari & Milani’s Atom although featured in Tomorrowland is a generally unheard of name, yet the track adds a staccato bass line and is a perfect injection for the album. The Coldplay re-edit of Every Teardrop is a Waterfall adds a commercial take on the album while combining it with an appropriate and typical SHM synth.

Although the break up seems an unexplained tragedy, each member has proven themselves with their own respective hit singles and impressive remixes. Most notably, Ingrosso released the song Calling which reached number 19 on the UK charts and featured in the 2011 Tomorrowland album, a vocal edit with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.

SHM is distinctly known for their enormous live shows, only to be contested by David Guetta and have shown an innovative role in making a quick buck in an era of recession and dwindling sales in the music industry. Unfortunately with the songs on the album racking up millions of views on Youtube, the sales of album are unlikely to proportionately match those figures. Each member will undoubtedly find success and it will only be a measure of time and proportion for us to establish the reach that each artist will have on the dynamic music industry.

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