It has been over two months since Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell took the stage at Ultra Music Festival to reunite as Swedish House Mafia. The set was legendary. Not only did they play all the hits, but they also debuted new music. Some of which would be featured on Steve Angello’s magus opus,
It seems like just yesterday that Sebastian Ingrosso released his masterpiece with Tommy Trash, ‘Reload’. Turns out upon further inspection, it has already been 5 years. Time flies when you are having fun I guess. The classic hit peaked at number one on various charts around the world and still sees hundreds of plays each
Here we go again — Swedish House Mafia‘s Instagram has been cleared of all of its photos, so don’t pack away your black deep v-necks just yet. The last time the trio’s social media presence logged this type of activity was just ahead of their reunion at Ultra Music Festival in Miami after a five year hiatus. The updates from the group’s dormant profiles were quickly noticed by fans and abruptly batted down as routine cleaning by manager Amy Thompson, though as the not-so-secret reunion inched closer, it was obvious that the social media audit signaled the beginning of the Mafia’s return.
Swedish House Mafia’s Facebook and Twitter pages remain intact for now, however the group’s freshly wiped Instagram, including all of the images from their historic assembly in March, has the rumor mill buzzing all over again. Are Axwell, Ingrosso, and Steve Angello ready to pick up the Swedish House Mafia banner once more? Steve Angello is hot off the release of his long-awaited solo opus Human, with two additional versions of the album expected to drip out over the summer and fall. In conjunction with the album however, Angello is also offering a lifetime pass to get into any of his solo performance across the world. Perhaps the specification of “solo” points to potentially collaborative shows in the future? Beyond that, fans have identified two new, yet-to-be-named tracks from the group’s performance at Ultra, and with cryptic hints from Tomorrowland at another appearance from the trio, we may be looking at full reunion run in the making.
In addition to premiering three unreleased songs at Ultra 20, Axwell concluded their set by saying, “We are Swedish House Mafia for life this time.” Steve Angello’s talent manager, Scooter Braun, then took to his Instagram story following the set, and hinted, essentially confirming that Sunday’s SHM reunion was “the beginning” of something much larger.
Fans immediately began speculating over whether an arena world tour was in the works, or a possible summer festival run, despite the fact that most large festival bookings have been finalized for the 2018 season.
Following the SMH reunion at Ultra Miami last weekend, Tomorrowland may have further fueled fan hopes when they posted an image of the Belgian festival’s main stage on Twitter with the caption, “expect the unexpected.” The tagline is the exact same phrase that Ultra used when announcing the “secret guest” slot for it’s 20th edition.
Nothing has been confirmed, and the tweet has since been deleted, but the coin of phrase has sparked controversy that another secret guest appearance by SHM may be in the programming for Tomorrowland’s 2018 edition, “The Story Of Planaxis.”
For months now, everyone has been trying to figure out who the special guests are at Ultra Music Festival 2018. Ultra organizers have been telling fans to “expect the unexpected.” While the hype continued to build, many people alluded to the special guest to either be Swedish House Mafia or Daft Punk. Yesterday, Swedish House
It is unreal to think that Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s chart topping, once in a life time track ‘Calling (Lose My Mind) has already turned 6 years old today. I distinctly remember being at Electric Zoo 2011 and hearing the instrumental version being mixed into every set imaginable, dying to know what song it was.
In electronic music, songs can get a bit confusing. Many times artists will support others by playing their music in sets. If a song truly goes off, sometimes it can be attributed to the person playing out the tune rather than the artist which created it. In some cases artist side projects can also make
If rumors are true, the performance would be the defunct group’s first performance together since their split on March 24, 2013. Those planning to attend Ultra Music Festival’s 20th anniversary, slated for March 23–25 at Ultra’s longtime home of Bayfront Park, have further speculated that Swedish House Mafia would deliver such a “special anniversary performance” on March 24, 2018, in tribute to the mega-group’s 2013 separation.
Naturally, when Steve Angello posted an Instagram that depicts what looks very much like the background of Bayfront Park on March 2, ticket holders noticed.
And when Swedish House Mafia updated their Facebook cover photo to an image of three black spray painted dots approximately one-hour later, ticket holders again noticed.
Neither Swedish House Mafia, nor Ultra Music Festival have released any information regarding the possibility of an SHM reunion, but by all speculative accounts, the social media activity seems to signal that the group will indeed reconvene later this March, in Miami.
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This week has been full of speculation of the return of Swedish House Mafia. Things first started to heat up when Ultra Miami announced their 20th anniversary phase 1 lineup with the auspicious tagline “expect the unexpected”. Then Steve Angello, who was notably the reason the super group broke up, upped the expectations when he