Swedish House Mafia forced to cancel UMF Korea hours before performance

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Swedish House Mafia’s comeback in 2019 has been less than perfect, though despite a slow drip of information and some tantalizing holdovers, fans are still holding on for the trio’s full return to form. Though, Ultra Music Festival attendees had to suffer a major setback on June 9 when news broke that the Mafia would not be performing at the festival—one of the group’s most anticipated performances of the summer.

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While Swedish House Mafia’s social media statement indicates that their forced cancellation was due to “unforeseen circumstances,” just the day before, Sebastian Ingrosso missed a planned back-to-back performance with Steve Angello in Las Vegas, due to passport issues. Angello confirmed his counterpart was denied entry into the US in the comments of a social media post shortly after the impromptu solo performance. Additional details have yet to emerge about the Korea situation, though hopefully this issue doesn’t persist across Swedish House Mafia’s busy summer itinerary.

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Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s classic festival anthem ‘Calling’ gets a bass upgrade from YULTRON

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Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s classic festival anthem ‘Calling’ gets a bass upgrade from YULTRONYultron Live 2

European house music has proven to be a versatile foundation for trap and future bass founds. Low end-leaning remixes of house classics aren’t a new thing—Dillon Francis took on Steve Angello‘s beloved “Knas,” Carnage famously stepped up to Hardwell‘s “Spaceman,” Skrillex once took on Avicii‘s “Levels,” and RL Grime essentially started the electronic trap movement behind his reinvention of Benny Benassi‘s enduring “Satisfaction.” The latest producer to take on a certified house gem is YULTRON, laying his own buzzing spin on Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s once inescapable hit, “Calling (Lose My Mind).”

The original, an undeniable main stage anthem in 2011, paired Sebastian Ingrosso with then up-and-coming fellow Swedish dance act, Alesso. The Ryan Tedder-assisted track effectively launched Alesso into the globetrotting superstar he has become today. Now LA-based producer YULTRON has stepped up to “Calling” with a buzzing, percussive update, complete with a vibrant first break and a footworking, double-time outro to close the remix. It’s hard to approach a venerated classic with a courageous remix effort, but YULTRON does Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso justice on his new rendition of “Calling.”

Swedish House Mafia confirmed for Ultra Korea, Sebastian Ingrosso teases Los Angeles appearance

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Continuing the Swedish House Mafia slow drip, Ultra Korea just confirmed the trio’s headlining performance in Seoul, South Korea. The tweet and website update were synonymous to the Ultra Europe news the day prior, set to a hyped-up video of the trio’s Knife Party-assisted “Antidote.” With posters appearing in Seoul after the Ultra Europe announcement, the confirmation only guides beliefs to an Ultra Worldwide circuit comeback tour of epic proportions.

After this five-year hiatus, fans of the super-group have grown impatient from the slow leak of information covering the highly anticipated comeback tour after a watershed performance at 2018’s Ultra Music Festival. Dates in IbizaMexico City, and a headlining slot at Creamfields this summer are already confirmed while Tomorrowland rumors continue to swirl.

In other Swedish House Mafia news, Sebastian Ingrosso teased an LA show on his Instagram story, hinting at a Los Angeles return for the trio.

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Swedish House Mafia confirmed to headline Ultra Europe, Worldwide circuit now seems likely

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The Swedish House slow drip just sped up slightly with a firm confirmation on the trio’s headlining performance at Ultra Europe. Posters recently appeared in Split, Croatia, signaling the Mafia’s impending arrival. It didn’t take long before the group’s ubiquitous three-dot calling card appeared on Ultra Europe’s website, cementing Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello‘s headlining appearance at this year’s festival.

To officially mark the announcement, Ultra has released a new hype video confirming the Mafia’s return, set to the trio’s Knife Party-assisted “Antidote“—with the nostalgia turned up to 11. Though, there may be more to Swedish House Mafia‘s Ultra Europe headline. With Ultra Europe now confirmed and posters recently also appearing in Seoul, the possibility of a lineup-topping performance at Ultra’s South Korea stop could also be likely. But if that’s the case, two international Ultra appearances seems like it could stack up to something greater. In 2016, deadmau5 hit the road with Ultra to cover six stops on their Worldwide circuit, and perhaps Swedish House Mafia is preparing for a similar run.

Dancing Astronaut has reached out to Swedish House Mafia’s management concerning a possible Ultra Worldwide tour, though at the time of publishing has not received a statement back. This story will be updated as it develops. 

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From Miami to Ibiza and back again—Swedish House Mafia confirm return to The White Isle

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Swedish House Mafia continues to keep the world on its toes. Whether the trio are teasing new music or hinting at potential performance locations, there is never a lack of speculation when it comes to the group’s impending activities in 2019. The latest confirmation from the Mafia is a confirmed return to Ibiza this summer. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello took to Instagram to confirm this, posting, 26.7.19 on their stories.

This confirmation comes the week after their creative director, Alexander Wessely, sparked rumors about their impending return to the island after he posted a story searching for flights from Stockholm to Ibiza. It is currently unknown whether the trio’s Ibiza performance will be a single performance or the onset of a residency.

There is additional speculation that the group will be performing at Ultra Europe after posters scattered Split, and Tomorrowland currently has a hole in its weekend two Sunday lineup, leading many to believe they will be closing the second weekend of the festival as well.

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Steve Angello follows Sebastian Ingrosso with 2019 Wynn Residency Announcement

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After a series of mysterious Instagram posts from XS Las Vegas containing the same stark black-and-white design and with the same font used in promotional materials for Swedish House Mafia, rumors began circulating that the trio might have a date or residency at the Vegas club. In a sense, things align. Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have announced individual residencies with the Wynn Nightlife group over the past two days. It is expected Axwell will be announcing his residency tomorrow.

It has not been made clear whether or not the trio will actually perform as an act like the marketing implies, but it seems the marketing is coincidental and their singular announcements suggest solo performances. Each year, Wynn Nightlife announces a full roster of exclusive artists for the upcoming year. Given Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are the group’s first announcements for 2019, Wynn Nightlife is certainly off to a big start.

Swedish House Mafia heads into 2019 with new management after parting with longtime manager Amy Thomson last August

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2019 is the year of Swedish House Mafia‘s return after a five-year hiatus. The trio has continuously made music industry headlines since announcing nine shows in the upcoming year after their momentous reunion at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello have announced residencies with Wynn Nightlife, and longtime manager Amy Thomson announced her departure as Swedish House Mafia’s manager with a touching post.

It has now been revealed that Ron Lafitte of Patriot Management will be taking Thomson’s reins in working with the trio moving forward. Lafitte started his career working in heavy metal with the likes of Metallica and Megadeth. He now oversees everyone from Pharrell Williams and OneRepublic, to the Backstreet Boys. The dance titans have not announced a label deal as of yet, but it has all but been confirmed that they are working on new music.

 

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Thanks for all the messages I got hit with about this. But I guess now is the time to say that in May this year I told the boys I would be leaving at the end of summer 2018. In this industry people expect you to stay in projects that make you powerful. Ego. Pride. Power. Money. All of that. But for me I have learned that life changes you and what you want to do with that gift is a gift in itself. It was a big decision after 14 years but one I made for myself. I wish them so much joy and happiness and success and I will be watching proudly but the era of me with the boys is at an end. And what an era it was. We changed the game so many times through everything from brave hearts to sheer blindness. What a ride. But for me life’s changed now. The future belongs to a new set of people around them and I wish them luck with all my heart. And I suppose telling people in this way is not very CEO of me. But that’s not who I am. My passion got me here not a boardroom. Thank you to everyone who helped us. Who put up with us. The fans who stayed with us. We made history. But most of all to my daughter who shared me with this crazy ride without ever complaining. We Came. We Raved. I Loved it. Thank you so much. Amy x

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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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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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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.