BBC Radio 1 have further solidified the fact that Swedish House Mafia have officially called it quits.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, the trio are officially coming clean about their breakup. While speculations as to why have swamped the web since the shocking announcement on the group’s website last Saturday, the official reason appear as simple as ”it felt like the right thing to do,” says Steve Angello.
While the past few years have seen Swedish House Mafia ascend to the status of a groundbreaking presence in modern Dance music, Axwell admits that they now have feel like they’ve pushed the boundaries as far as they could. ”We’ve always been about challenging ourselves and doing unexpected things. Maybe it’s time to do something different now. We didn’t want to end up repeating ourselves.”
Currently preparing themselves for the landmark performance at Milton Keynes Bowl in two weeks, three sold-out homecoming shows at Friends Arena in November and further worldwide dates set to be announced in August are to make up the final leg of the Swedish House Mafia journey. ”We’re gonna go out with a bang,” says Steve Angello.”We see this as the end of an amazing journey we’ve done as friends.”
Although the breakup is imminent, a recent EMI press release sent to us on Tuesday, June 26th, reveals that they will continue to make music together, making for the fact that the announcement will, for now, only result in no more Swedish House Mafia tours.
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Update (11:51 PM CET 27/6): The exclusive 11 minute interview with Pete Tong saw the trio confirm the aforementioned facts, adding that they have a whopping 28 unfinished productions, the fact that there will be a farewell single as well as their thoughts on the Milton Keynes Bowl show and their three homecoming performances at Friends Arena in November.
Listen to the complete interview again:
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Source: BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat