Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcement

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Brace yourselves, Swedish House Mafia‘s first official announcement since their momentous reunion at Ultra earlier this year might finally be here.

Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell have each posted the same cryptic countdown to social media, directing fans to Swedish House Mafia’s website, where a clock is ticking towards Monday, October 22 at noon EST. The date coincides with the group’s sophomore album, Until Now. While speculation around the group’s movements has been a constant in the dance music news cycle since their hiatus-ending performance in March, a few things regarding the Mafiosos full return are already certain.

The trio have been confirmed to be in the studio together, tantalizing posters have started cropping up in major cities across the world, and most recently, Steve Angello confirmed the Mafia would make their way to Ultra Mexico in 2019. Judging by the writing already on the wall, the countdown likely leads to a significant announcement from the group — either new music, confirmed performance dates, or a rumored Nike collaboration, might finally materialize on October 22. It seems the Swedish House Mafia waiting game could officially be nearing its conclusion.

Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcement

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Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcementSwedish House Mafia Ultra 2018 DA

Brace yourselves, Swedish House Mafia‘s first official announcement since their momentous reunion at Ultra earlier this year might finally be here.

Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell have each posted the same cryptic countdown to social media, directing fans to Swedish House Mafia’s website, where a clock is ticking towards Monday, October 22 at noon EST. The date coincides with the group’s sophomore album, Until Now. While speculation around the group’s movements has been a constant in the dance music news cycle since their hiatus-ending performance in March, a few things regarding the Mafiosos full return are already certain.

The trio have been confirmed to be in the studio together, tantalizing posters have started cropping up in major cities across the world, and most recently, Steve Angello confirmed the Mafia would make their way to Ultra Mexico in 2019. Judging by the writing already on the wall, the countdown likely leads to a significant announcement from the group — either new music, confirmed performance dates, or a rumored Nike collaboration, might finally materialize on October 22. It seems the Swedish House Mafia waiting game could officially be nearing its conclusion.

Swedish House Mafia confirm 2019 Ultra Mexico performance

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Swedish House Mafia confirm 2019 Ultra Mexico performanceSwedish House Mafia 1

The buzz around Swedish House Mafia‘s reunion continues to grow louder each day. The famed trio has confirmed they’re in the studio, with members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso hanging up their duo project to focus on their work as Swedish House Mafia. Remaining member Steve Angello has been driving a hype train of his own, recently confirming the trio’s appearance at Ultra Mexico in 2019 during his performance at this year’s festival.

During his solo set at the Toluca festival the second weekend of October, Angello took to the mic to give the festival-goers some exciting news. “Mexico, I’ll see you next year with Swedish House Mafia,” he announced to an enthusiastic crowd.

While rumors of a Swedish House Mafia world tour have been circulating since earlier this summer, Angello’s announcement marks the first verbal confirmation of its reality.

Astralwerks unveils its revamping following news of ILLENIUM signing with new additions Axwell Λ Ingrosso

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Astralwerks unveils its revamping following news of ILLENIUM signing with new additions Axwell Λ IngrossoAwellIngrosso 1

Rising future bass juggernaut ILLENIUM made one of his hugest career decisions official in August 2018: he’d be leaving his longtime home label of Seeking Blue in favor with a deal over at Astralwerks. His new label, a longtime top player in the dance sphere, had found itself under new leader Toby Andrews that May. It turns out ILLENIUM’s move was just the beginning.

Joining him are megastars Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and the masked king of fluff, Marshmello. These fresh signings show that Andrews has his ear tapped firmly to the ground when it comes to dance music, and is adept at picking out talent that is on its way to dominating charts worldwide. A number of key behind-the-scenes positions in the company were also filled, pointing to an Astralwerks that is buckling down to serve another 25 years at the top of its game.

Andrews spoke to the press about the new additions to the Astralwerks family:

“We’re incredibly excited that artists of the caliber of Illenium and Axwell Λ Ingrosso have decided to join the Astralwerks family. As we renew our focus on the label’s historic strengths in dance and electronic music, these artists reflect where we are headed in the coming years. Each and every member of our new Astralwerks team has a true depth of experience in the genre and are obsessive about the music. Their years of experience coming from all corners of the world prove that we are a forward-thinking and global label, poised to provide our artists with a high level of support as we continue our label’s legacy as a frontline label for the best and most cutting-edge artists in the dance and electronic music world.”

It will be interesting to see who the label targets next to bring into its fold.

 

H/T: Run The Trap

 

Axwell / Ingrosso captivate with throwback rave-inspired ‘Dancing Alone’ video

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Axwell / Ingrosso captivate with throwback rave-inspired ‘Dancing Alone’ videoRave

Axwell / Ingrosso have released a captivating music video for their hit RØMANS collaboration titled “Dancing Alone.” The beginning of the video depicts concrete statues of people before fading into blackness during the note break, where the line, “This video is not for this song,” lingers against the black backdrop. It continues to pan in on these statues in different environments, with new rules appearing on screen. The second is “no cameras at raves.” A close up of a woman swaying to the beat becomes the vocal point of the video, which switches in and out of different shots always coming back to the woman.

During the drop, the video features different moments from raves of the past. There are many cuts of women ‘dancing alone,’ and the central woman from the beginning as well as statues make reoccurring appearances throughout the duration of the video. The video then mysteriously ends with shots going off, and men running in a race. The footage is in black and white, and viewers watch one man outpace the rest before the video’s abrupt ending.

Photo: Sydney Oldskool

Axwell Λ Ingrosso captivate with throwback rave-inspired ‘Dancing Alone’ video

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Axwell Λ Ingrosso captivate with throwback rave-inspired ‘Dancing Alone’ videoAwellIngrosso 1

Axwell Λ Ingrosso have released a captivating music video for their hit RØMANS collaboration titled “Dancing Alone.” The beginning of the video depicts concrete statues of people before fading into blackness during the note break, where the line, “This video is not for this song,” lingers against the black backdrop. It continues to pan in on these statues in different environments, with new rules appearing on screen. The second is “no cameras at raves.” A close up of a woman swaying to the beat becomes the vocal point of the video, which switches in and out of different shots always coming back to the woman.

During the drop, the video features different moments from raves of the past. There are many cuts of women ‘dancing alone,’ and the central woman from the beginning as well as statues make reoccurring appearances throughout the duration of the video. The video then mysteriously ends with shots going off, and men running in a race. The footage is in black and white, and viewers watch one man outpace the rest before the video’s abrupt ending.

Photo: Sydney Oldskool

‘We will put Axwell Λ Ingrosso on the shelf,’ Ingrosso says of joint project pending Swedish House Mafia reunion

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‘We will put Axwell Λ Ingrosso on the shelf,’ Ingrosso says of joint project pending Swedish House Mafia reunionAwell Ingrosso

While the ‘sun is shining’ for Swedish House Mafia fans, it’s waning for Axwell ^ Ingrosso, for with the reinstatement of Swedish House Mafia comes the retirement of the duo’s offshoot joint project that picked up when The Mafia disbanded. Sebastian Ingrosso recently spoke about the trio’s full fledged 2019 reunion with Swedish news source, Metro, during which Ingrosso noted that the Axwell Λ Ingrosso would pause under to resume Swedish House Mafia’s renewed reign. Ingrosso elaborates,

“No, we will not do that, we will actually put it on the shelf. As I usually say, there are three dots, it’s not two plus a dot. But we will definitely still do our individual stuff.”

Ingrosso additionally touched on the basis of the electronic superpower’s reunion. “Me and Axwell did our thing and Steve did his thing and Axwell and I felt we had done our thing for five years. We felt it was time, we missed it,” Ingrosso said of the group’s decision to reconvene. As we inch closer to the reunion we’ve all been waiting for, a dominating force on the EDM circuit that nearly filled the Swedish House void is hanging it up — for the best.

H/T: Metro

Photo Credit: Rukes

Steve Angello officially confirms, ‘Swedish House Mafia is in the studio again’

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Steve Angello officially confirms, ‘Swedish House Mafia is in the studio again’Swedish House Mafia Studo Credit Rukes

The Mafia can no longer move in secret, and it appears perhaps they’ve given up on trying. The cat’s out of the bag.

Swedish House Mafia‘s 2019 comeback is imminent, and now Steve Angello has confirmed the trio are in the studio together working on new music. Rumors of a reunion started the moment they took the stage at Ultra in March, and now with mysterious ads, possible big brand partnerships looming, and festivals already lining up to host a potential Swedish House Mafia performance, it looks like Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello are aiming to pick back up right where they left off. The only thing missing was confirmation of impending studio work and now Angello has put us at ease. The Size Records helmer recently told Swedish news publication Dagens Nyheter

“Yes, absolutely, Swedish House Mafia is back. Now during summer everyone is traveling a lot, but we’ve entered the studio. I can’t really say much more, but we’ve decided that: ‘Here we go.’”

During the trio’s comeback performance earlier this year, fans had already spotted unidentified originals placed throughout the set — perhaps a fully fleshed-out Swedish House Mafia release is also underway in 2019.

H/T: Dagens Nyheter 

Featured image: Rukes

Mysterious Aguelando unveils remix for Vargas & Lagola’s ‘Roads’

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Mysterious Aguelando unveils remix for Vargas & Lagola’s ‘Roads’Vargas Lagola Roads

In 2016, Sebastian Ingrosso posted a behind-the-scenes video of his tour with Axwell. The short, 14-second video was an on-brand goof off between gigs in Mexico City, along with the witty back-and-forth expected from the two Swedish artists after their years of friendship and working together as Swedish House Mafia and now Axwell / Ingrosso. The clip feels insignificant, as a view into the day to day life of the artists, but has an Easter egg hidden in its content.

In the end, Axwell ends up clarifying his new nickname as “Aguelando,” which at the time feels like an innocuous claim of the moment. That is, until Aguelando released a remix of Shapov‘s “Belong” on Axwell’s label, Axtone, later that year.

Since then, we haven’t heard much from Aguelando, until a new remix EP appeared featuring the artist. This time it’s from Vargas & Lagola — also known as Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare — a duo of seasoned experience in the electronic world, and especially in the Swedish music scene. The remix is of their latest release, “Roads,” and features an uplifting, nostalgic pop vocal from the original, and a stripped-down, deeper production style that we saw on Aguelando’s first remix.

Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and more

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Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and moreTomorrowland Castle

Arguably the year’s most coveted dance music festival is currently underway in Belgium, bringing EDM’s finest to the first weekend of Tomorrowland. Ravers come from all over the world, and even more tune in to enjoy the festival’s programming remotely. Now, with day two of Tomorrowland in the books, one of the top highlights for at-home fans has been the plethora of live streams offered by the festival. Check out some of Saturday’s top sets from Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Yellow Claw, and more.

Yellow Claw:

Solomun:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike:

Armin Van Buuren:

Axwell:

Alesso:

Adriatique:

Tchami x Malaa:

Matisse & Sadko:

Brooks: