After Swedish House Mafia posted a cryptic image on April 14, fans were quick to decipher that the logos used inside the three iconic dots were those of the Fotografiska museum, which has locations in Stockholm, London, New York, and Tallinn. Many fans believed this hinted at a forthcoming exhibition in Stockholm, and their suspicions have been confirmed.
A few days after the image was posted, details have officially been released, and it appears a photography and film exhibit called Purgatorium will be taking place at the end of April to coincide with the trio’s run of hometown shows. The multimedia exhibit has been carefully crafted by artist Alexander Wessely, who’s “known for pushing boundaries technically and creatively to create high impact visuals,” according to the museum’s website.
“It has been a thoroughly organic and almost obvious process from the start. For me, [Swedish House Mafia] is about so much more than just three musicians. They are the definition of a cultural wave and have always been exploring ways to stretch the limits of what is possible. And to be able to present this exhibition together with them at Fotografiska means so much,” Wessely told the museum.
The exhibit runs April 30 to May 5. More details can be found here.
As Swedish House Mafia continue their monumentous return and ramp up excitement for their upcoming three-day run in their hometown of Stockholm, a new angle appears to be taking place.
On April 14, the trio posted an image of their iconic three-dot logo, this time filled in with a star-shaped pattern. The tweet’s only text reads”30.4 – 5.5 2019,” a date range that coincides with their Stockholm shows.
Fans were quick to research the unidentified logo and discovered that it’s that of Fotografiska, a museum of photography in Stockholm. While the trio didn’t disclose exactly what the date range and Fotografiska logo mean, many are speculating that the supergroup could have a photography exhibit that’ll take place in their hometown to pair with the performances there.
There are also Fotografiska locations in New York, London, and Tallinn, leaving fans in other countries like the U.S. hopeful that an exhibition could pop up there, too.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.
I think today is the day. The day where I am officially over the Swedish House Mafia cryptic video announcements. Besides that personal statement, the guys are at it once again teasing the world with some kind of announcement coming in the near future. This time it seems to be new music. It is no
The painstakingly slow pace with which Swedish House Mafiaindividually announced each of their upcoming 2019 performances contrasts with the unanticipated rapidity of the supergroup’s cancellation of all upcoming shows—effective immediately. Swedish House Mafia have been a highly sought lineup inclusion since their landmark reunion at Ultra Music Festival in 2018. The “Greyhound” producers recently topped Ultra Europe‘s 2019 lineup, as well as Ultra Korea, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Creamfields’. Now, instead of “Save The World” at festivals across the globe, Swedish House’s unexpected and incredibly swift cancellations presents these festival organizers with a new challenge: “Save The Lineup.”
Swedish House Mafia have also backed out of their singular headlining shows. Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello were slated to take the decks in a number of cites worldwide, ranging from Mexico City to Stockholm. Swedish House Mafia jointly broke the news of the cancellations during an interview on BBC Radio 1.
“You know what they say, three’s a crowd. We found that to be true as we plotted our comeback tour,”
Steve Angello said. The Size Records figurehead confirmed that he will continue to solo produce and release music.
While each member of the Mafia stated his regret that the reunion effort will not in fact come to fruition during the interview, Axwell and Ingrosso also expressed their optimism for the future. The pair previously shared their plan to press pause on their Axwell ^ Ingrosso project, in order to devote the full scope of their focus to the revival of Swedish House Mafia. “We will now, in fact, be taking our old project off the shelf. We thought about doing a countdown to a bunch of new dates for Ax and I, but we thought the idea seemed kind of unoriginal” Ingrosso said during the BBC Radio 1 interview. Further along in the interview, Axwell, who mainly kept quiet during the discussion, coyly mentioned that he believes all of life is a simulation and he’s a big fan of April Fool’s jokes.
After months of speculation, Swedish House Mafia came out as the surprise closing headliners for the festival’s 2018 iteration, and the performance proved to be a worthy moment for not just fans of the group, but for the collective global dance music community. The set was full of the groups’ most beloved tracks as well as new IDs that have yet to be released in full. Relive the epic performance below as everyone prepares for Miami Music Week and the 2019 iteration of Ultra Music Festival.
Swedish House Mafia continues to add to their list of performances over the next few months, this time in the form of the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. The trio have been confirmed in the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Night Race’s second phase of artist announcements as part of the entertainment portion of the festival. They will be joining the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B, Muse, and Hans Zimmer, among others. Their performance is slated to occur before the Friday practice sessions on Sept. 20.
This is not Swedish House Mafia’s first time performing at the Singapore Grand Prix, having previously performed at the 2013 iteration as part of their One Last Tour.
The 2019 F1 Singapore Grand Prix Night Race is slated to take place Sept. 20-22. Tickets are available here.
King begins with a self-written guitar melody that dives into the instantly recognizable lyrics from one of Swedish House Mafia’s most-streamed songs on Spotify. Behind the lyrics, a punk rock backbone gives rise to an anticipatory build, which falls into a screamo pre-drop. Dubstep mayhem follows, with a tinge of the original melody. The second drop thrusts listeners through thrashing synths, glitching percussion, and a heavy kick, twisting the uplifting energy of the original with heavy wobbles and bass.
King was influenced by Knife Party‘s remix of the original and finished his cover of the track right before supporting the creator of Lost Lands, Excision, on his Apex Tour.
Ultra organizers are pulling out all the stops for the 2019 edition of Ultra Korea.
The worldly talent that will define Ultra Korea’s lineup gets further definition in the form of the festival’s phase-two lineup. The latest arm of artists sees certified crowd-pleasers like Skrillex, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self take on headlining duties for the Seoul-based event. The star power is in no short supply, as Jamie Jones, Art Department, Eats Everything, and Josh Wink comprise the remainder of Ultra Korea’s latest additions.
Swedish House Mafia continue to make their return to the electronic sector one painstaking step at a time, the most recent of which directed the three-part supergroup to Columbia Recordsto pen a record deal with the label. Dancing Astronaut invites Swedish House Mafia fans to momentarily avert their eyes from the horizon where new SHM music has long loomed, to instead glance nine years backwards and relive the trio’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix as the ink of the Columbia agreement dries.
The Essential Mix takes streamers back to Aug. 29, 2010, a time in which Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello were jointly pioneering their iconicity as Swedish House Mafia. The 2010 set, live from Daresbury, England pairs a number of classic Swedish House Mafia productions that have now ascended to catalog-staple status with remixes and edits of offerings from other electronic entities like Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, and Pendulum. Highlights include an instrumental rendition of “Miami 2 Ibiza,” and Axwell’s bootleg of “Tell Me Why vs. Bittersweet Symphony.”
Swedish House Mafia currently shoulder headlining duties for Creamfields’ 2019 edition, slated for Aug. 22-25.
The mighty Swedish House Mafia has just signed with Columbia Records. The powerhouse label is home to the likes of Calvin Harris, Diplo and Daft Punk and will allow the trio to pick up where they left off from, following a five year break. Having reunited at last year’s Ultra Music Festival, they have been