While Swedish House Mafia is now defunct, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell have continued their legacy-bolstering partnership as Axwell / Ingrosso. Teasing fans with a never-ending selection of ID’s and unreleased tracks during their live sets, the Swedish duo have finally debuted their explosive sophomore EP, More Than You Know.
Basking in the success of their latest single “Renegade”, and the unique Instagram premiere of the accompanying music video, the pair have worked tirelessly and succeeded in maintaining the contagious musical aura that fans initially fell in love with. Changing their style up slightly, Axwell / Ingrosso have effectively broken away from their traditional musical style and took a chance into a softer, more heartfelt electronica sector for their track “Dawn”.
Both Axwell and Ingrosso have embarked into 2017 focusing on the production of the EP and playing minimal shows, effectively timing the mounting tension of their anticipated EP release with the kickoff of festival season. Seeing no delay to their continued success, the acclaimed producers will spend their summer closing out an abundance of festival stages across the globe.
Following the release of their latest hit single, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have reportedly achieved their second number 1 single as a duo on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart for “I Love You.” The song featuring Kid Ink was released back on March 8th, 2017 and has since received remixes by CID, David Puentez and
As one of the world’s leading sites for tracklist identification, 1001 Tracklists has accumulated wealth of data regarding what’s popular.
The site has already revealed the top five most-played tracks for the year, but now they’ve compiled a list of 2016’s top 100 artists. Their data-based method of ranking is heaps more legitimate than DJ Mag, and makes complete sense after taking a glance. Here are 1001 Tracklist’s Top 10 Artists of 2016, along with the most-played songs they were a part of.
“We’re happy to present a new form of rankings – rankings based purely from our data that represent the artists that had the most cumulative unique DJ support on their tracks in 2016. While these rankings should not be taken as a ‘be all and end all’ list for the best producers in the world, they do offer a look at the artists who produced many successful tracks in 2016 in terms of instilling interest in other DJs to want to play these tracks. We hope you enjoy the rankings, and the full Top 100 can be found here!”
In 2012, Swedish House Mafia catalyzed one of dance music’s most seismic events when they announced that they would be breaking up. The following farewell tour would last nine months, and prove to be one of the most commercially successful endeavors in electronic music’s history. In the trio’s wake, all three members have remained significant figures in the dance music realm; Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have continued their partnership, while Steve Angello has seen further success in solo endeavors.
Axwell, who has previously noted the possibility of a reunion between the group, sent SHM’s legions of fans into a frenzy after posting a tweet which could suggest a resurrection of the influential trio.In the now-deleted tweet, Axwell states “The countdown to a new era has begun. Never too late to get back on track.”
The cryptic message is accompanied by a revised version of the Axwell Λ Ingrosso logo, which adds a perceived “A” character to the two members’ initials. Fans have speculated that the second “A” symbol could suggest the formation of a supergroup with Alesso, because of his history of working with the producers, and his recent appearance with the duo at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event.
The post also includes the date March 26, 2017, which marks Sunday of next year’s Ultra Music Festival – where Swedish House Mafia famously put on their final performance in 2013. Sources close to the group note that a reunion between the duo and Steve Angello is unlikely, and all evidence suggesting a revitalization of SHM with Alesso added to the roster is purely speculative. However, it’s safe to assume that something momentous is occurring within the ranks of Sweden’s most influential DJs. No matter the manifestation, March 26, 2017 is a date for SHM fans to mark in their calendars.