Wednesday, 22 April 2015

S is for Swedish House Mafia



Swedish House Mafia was a supergroup composed of DJs Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. Their first official single was released in 2010, even though they had released several collaborations between themselves prior to that. The song, One, was a purely instrumental track that attained international success. A version with vocals provided by Pharrell Williams was subsequently released as One (Your Name).

Their next single was a collaboration with British rapper, Tinie Tempah, titled Miami 2 Ibiza. The song would feature on both artists debut albums, with the Swedish House Mafia album also consisting of a continuous mix of remixed recordings by the group, as well as some material from their individual/solo projects. The album (Until One) was released in 2010, and it was accompanied by a documentary (Take One) showcasing their live performances.

In 2011, they released their first of two collaborations with Swedish singer, John Martin. The song, Save the World, received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 54th Grammy Awards. Its release was followed by that of two further singles, Antidote and Greyhound, the latter featuring an interpolation of Hans Zimmer's score from the 2010 science-fiction movie, Inception.

Their second collaboration with John Martin was released in 2012. The song, titled Don't You Worry Child, was their final single as a group. It was included on their second compilation album, Until Now. It earned them a second Grammy nomination in the Best Dance Recording category, as well as becoming their most successful single with more than 5.5 million copies sold worldwide.


21 comments:

  1. There was a time I use to look into my father's eye....mehn you have a nice blog here so unique

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    1. Thanks, Okala. Glad you like the song too. :)

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  2. This group spins my head whenever their song comes up .... Follow my blog too elitism6.blogspot.com

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  3. I've heard of them, but not familiar with their music.

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    1. They are pretty neat. Or rather, were; still haven't gotten use to their breakup it seems. :)

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  4. Okay, they at least bonus points for sampling the Inception score.

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    1. The Inception score was epic, so yeah, they do deserve bonus points for that. :)

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  5. This group spins my head whenever their song comes up .... Follow my blog too elitism6.blogspot.com

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  6. Swedish House Mafia! *_*
    Don't You Worry Child is one hit.. another one that I like is the Minimix.. !
    Both of our "S for" blog posts are super coolio!

    Fellow #AtoZChallenge Blogger,
    Mithila @Fabulus1710

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    1. You could say that again. And come to think of it, they'd make an interesting pairing, the Swedish House Mafia and Severus Snape. :)

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  7. I LIKE their sound. Great choice.

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  8. I actually don't think I know them, but I like the song you posted. I would listen to more.

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    1. Cool. Glad I was able to put them on your radar. :D

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  9. Never heard of the group, but they seem to be doing so well. Why did they break up?

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    1. Well, each of them already had successful solo careers before they'd decided to come together as a supergroup, and I guess they felt they'd achieved more than they'd been hoping to achieve from the venture. *shrugs*

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