Like a club and festival-accommodated hybrid, the sought-after fourth single from the Swedish House Mafia comes in a collaboration with the soaring side project from down-under – Knife Party. Consisting of Pendulum’s Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, the pair, that made their debut remixing the aforementioned Swede’s third single outtake as a merged DJ and production outfit, have witnessed the likes of Tiësto, Skrillex and a horde of well-over 60 000 loyal fans support their incredible outlet lately, whereof their electro-house take on Save The World and the forthcoming Internet Friends have arguably originated the largest buzzes. And as they now combine forces with the dominant force that are Swedish House Mafia for the eagerly-awaited Antidote, the ascent of Knife Party is yet to further thrive.
After a persistent rise since Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso initially teamed up as Swedish House Mafia for the release of One early 2010, the three Swede’s team up to unitedly return to deploy the sustained sounds of the now fully unveiled Antidote. They have seen the full-blown reformation of where House music has become a permanent force in clubbing and on radio stations across the globe. But in truth, there was not that much of an outlook as it was playing essential roles as pioneers for the Swede’s who today stand firmly rated as three of the most intriguing acts in electronic dance music with self-evident headliner positions on any top-tier dance event, both jointed and as acclaimed solo artists, hits such as One, Miami 2 Ibiza and Save The World (featuring John Martin) under their belt and a well-reputed interpretation of Coldplay’s Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall set on the horizon. And as the dynamics of their fourth single rendition to date emerge strongly for an expected release in the beginning of 2012, all their accomplishments over the past few years testament any hurdle, no matter what height, can be overrun by the notably progressing trio.
Coming from a distinct array of trance-influenced synths along with brilliant shrieks to promply switch into the popular mixture of an electro-house base embracing elements of the ascending genre of dubstep, the instrumentals’ preponderance in comparison to any staggering club-banger have been a solid and rapturing peak-timer in the trio’s live sets over the past few months. Besides its transcendental instrumentals, the vocals, courtesy of rap made by Swedish-American rapper Adam Baptiste, better known as ADL, had its premiere on BBC Radio 1 last night and is, from the looks of it, rather catchy. Which one do you prefer?
Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party’s ‘Antidote’ single is due to be released on December 16th!
Vocal Mix, as given exclusive spins on the BBC Radio 1 shows of Annie Mac and Pete Tong’s Essential Selection
Axwell is playing the track at Ladan in Båstad, Sweden for Where’s The Party? By Carlsberg