Football and Dance music have seldom shared the makings of unforgettable achievements. But in the same vein as Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw away four goals to seal Sweden its first sporting victory at the new Friends Arena in Stockholm, the following week would see Swedish House Mafia make their first and final run of homeland shows to celebrate one of the most essential marks in their nations club culture to date.
Having laid so much of their legacy among huge festival line-ups, the three-nights remained boiled down to a very simple exploit: seeing out the machine that is Swedish House Mafia and making up for their considerable absence on home turf. This focus was clearly reflected in their modest yet aptly strong selection of opening acts, which saw the likes of AN21, Style of Eye, and Otto Knows set the tone to the sound of considerable enthusiasm from the thickening crowds each night.
One of the most striking elements of their first and final Sweden performances was the sheer versatility of their shows. Diving between brand-new tracks and mash-ups in between the three intros that broke up each show, there was a strong sense that the Swedes had upped their game for this overdue hometown return. Accompanied by the cutting edge visual and sound displays that have ornamented their reign upon Dance music of late, theirs was a show that benefitted from both strong stage productions and musical foresight throughout.
For an outfit often cited to be too commercial for clubland, the precision of their arena experience was reflected in the sheer excitement that greeted them every night from the 40,000 strong gathering of national and international fans. With John Martin on hand with live vocal performances and a strong sense of repertoire between the trio and the packed-out crowds, the impersonal nature of arena shows was obliterated every night to create a live experience that strengthened every day. But for all their unpredictability, familiar sing-along moments and an overwhelming sit-down to recent single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ showcased the sense of community this larger-than-life European Dance outfit has cast across the industry.
At the end of each show, gratitude seemed to be at the heart of their final Swedish conquest. Taking the opportunity to thank their stage hands and live crew along the way, a blazing final finale saw the trio deliver a heartfelt visual message to their fans, turning from the familiar slogan that has accompanied their final live escapades to state ‘You came, you raved, we loved it’. Judging by the energy collected among their 125,000 strong three-day take-over of the Friends Arena, this love is mutual where their Swedish following is concerned.
Swedish House Mafia (Thursday, Nov 22nd)
01. Intro ID
02. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound w/ Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands (Acapella)
03. Alex Guesta & Stefano Pain – Ran Tam Tam
04. Steve Angello – Teasing Mr. Charlie (Edit) w/ Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love (Acapella) w/ Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights
05. Sebastien Drums, Whelan & Di Scala – Here I Come (Instrumental Mix) w/ Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Acapella) w/ Leave The World Behind (Acapella)
06. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
07. Alesso – Clash
08. Steve Angello vs. Matisse & Sadko – ID
09. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling w/ Axwell feat. Max C – I Found U (Acapella)
10. ID w/ Supermode – Tell Me Why
11. Avicii – Silhouettes (Nari & Milani Bootleg) w/ Ansol & Dyro – Top Of The World (Acapella) w/ Wippenberg – Pong
12. Usher – Euphoria (Swedish House Mafia Extended Dub Mix) w/ The Ashton Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash – Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version)
13. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (Intro Edit) w/ Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) w/ Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go
14. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote w/ John Dahlback – Zeus
15. Chocolate Puma – Go-Go Boots w/ Sebastian Ingrosso – Kidsos w/ Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) (Acapella) w/ Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
16. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
17. Discopolis – Committed To Sparkle Motion (DubVision Remix)
18. TV Rock feat. Rudy – In The Air (Axwell Remix) w/ Steve Angello – Knas w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
19. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
20. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Original + Tom Staar & Kryder Remix)
21. Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar w/ Florence & The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) (Acapella) w/ Faithless – Insomnia w/ The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Acapella + Axwell & Dirty South Remix)
22. Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Edit) w/ Swedish House Mafia – One (Original vs. Vocal Mix) w/ Nari & Milani – Atom
23. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin (live) – Save The World (Piano Intro Edit) w/ Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload w/ Don’t You Worry Child (Live Acapella) w/ Axwell – Heart Is King
The tracklists for SHM’s Friday and Saturday sets were the same apart from a switch in order between the ‘Here I Come’ mashup and ‘Wakanda’.
AN21 (Thursday, Nov 22nd)
01. 9Five – ID w/ Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Acapella)
02. Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Kryder & Tom Staar Remix)
03. Deniz Koyu – Bong w/ The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
04. Dirty South & Michael Brun – Rift w/ ID (Acapella) w/ Chocolate Puma & Gregor Salto – Gimme Sum [Pssst!]
05. OneRepublic – Feel Again (Thomas Gold Remix)
06. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will) (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)
07. AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Tiësto feat. Lover Lover – People Of The Night (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)
08. Sultan & Ned Shepard vs. Thomas Sagstad feat. Dirty Vegas – Somebody To Love (Third Party Remix)
09. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix) w/ Qulinez – Dynamic [Size] w/ Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
10. Michael Brun & Special Features – Synergy w/ Boys Noize – Yeah w/ Sander van Doorn – Chasin’
11. Michael Brun – Rise (Dirty South Edit) w/ Danny Tenaglia feat. Celeda – Music Is The Answer (Acapella)
13. Third Party feat. Loleatta Holloway – Thank You Bad DJs (POTN Bootleg) w/ Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinister’ Sealee feat. Julie McKnight – Diamond Life (Acapella)
14. David Guetta feat. Taped Rai – Just One Last Time (Deniz Koyu Remix) w/ AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Michael Woods – Nightfall
15. Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen Shower Scene (Static Revenger Remix) w/ Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go (Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
16. Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams
17. My Digital Enemy & Rob Marmot – African Drop (Tom Staar Remix)
18. AN21 & Max Vangeli – Fresh Start w/ EDX & Nadia Ali – This Is Your Life (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)
19. ID [Size]
20. Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way (ID Bootleg) w/ Tiësto & Diplo – C’Mon (Acapella)
21. Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball w/ Pendulum – The Island (Acapella)
22. AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Infadels – Glow (ID Remix vs. Original)
Style Of Eye (Friday, Nov 23rd)
01. Nause – Hungry Hearts (ID Remix vs. Original Mix)
02. Wolfgang Gartner & Tom Staar – Evil Lurks
03. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years (Edit)
04. Rebecca & Fiona – Bullets
05. Nicky Romero – Camorra
06. Otto Knows – Million Voices
08. Icona Pop – I Love It (Style Of Eye Remix)
09. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army w/ Daft Punk – One More Time w/ Deadmau5 – Professional Griefers
10. ID w/ Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Acapella)
11. Nicky Romero & Nervo – Like Home w/ Style Of Eye – We Are Boys (Acapella)
12. Avicii – Levels (Hardwell Bootleg) w/ Gregor Salto – Azumba w/ Deniz Koyu – Tung!
13. Deniz Koyu – Bong w/ Avicii – Fade Into Darkness
15. East & Young – Coda
16. Tom Hangs feat. Shermanology – Blessed (Avicii Edit)
17. Dada Life – Feed The Dada
18. Style Of Eye – Kids
19. ID w/ Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Hook w/ Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Acapella)
20. ID w/ Daft Punk – Around The World
21. Robyn – With Every Heartbeat (feat. Kleerup)
Otto Knows (Saturday, Nov 24th)
01. Intro w/ Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Otto Knows Dub Remix) w/ Robin S – Show Me Love (Acapella)
02. Otto Knows – Million Voices (TORN Remix)
03. Chocolate Puma & Gregor Salto – Just One More Time Baby w/ Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Acapella)
04. John Dahlback – Feel It
05. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix)
06. Plastik Funk & Tujamo – WHO w/ Daft Punk – Technologic (Acapella)
07. Otto Knows – Visa w/ Calvin Harris – Flasback (Acapella) w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Rolla’ Remix)
09. Arty – When I See You
10. Shinedown – Unity (Matisse & Sadko Instrumental Remix) w/ Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Acapella)
11. Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)
12. Dirty South & Michael Brun – Rift
13. Alesso – Losing My Religion ID w/ Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Acapella)
14. Avicii & Nicky Romero – Nicktim w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
15. Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix)
16. Porter Robinson – Language w/ Avicii – Silhouttes (Acapella)
17. Otto Knows – Million Voices w/ OneRepublic – Apologize (Acapella)
For some it’s the end of a defining era. For others a relieving sway back to the way things were. Whatever the stance, no Dance music fan will play down the impending final shows of Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour at Ultra Music Festival on March 15th and March 24th 2013, ending their journey where it all started not that long ago.
Signing off with a final global romp for their now universal fan base, the trio’s emotional finale will look to encompass the energy collected at such live highlights as Miami Music Week, Madison Square Garden and Milton Keynes Bowl alike whilst closing a definitive chapter in the careers of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. Now set to pursue the solo careers that first sent them spiraling towards outright stardom, their return to where it all started, at UMF Miami, promises to be an energetic spectacle to those who have raved, loved and adored one of Europe’s most sensational club assets in the history of Electronic music.
Swedish House Mafia will play Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 15th and March 24th 2013.
List all of the dates and find links to ticket purchase here.
On the heels of their sixth and final single, ‘Don’t You Worry Child‘, Swedish House Mafia return to revisit their earlier production duties for Usher’s ‘Euphoria’ for the release of an extended dub version off of their newly released ‘Until Now‘ compilation.
With the boundaries between pop and electronic music well and truly broken of late, the high-pitched synth work of ‘Euphoria’ is given space to breath within the extended dub version. Proving far more suitable to those left sour by the now universal reign of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso’s, their widespread accessability has evidently not stopped the Swedish trio from dealing in the unpredictable.
Words by Dan Carter
Sweden’s stadium-filling powerhouse Swedish House Mafia have always been full of surprises. But in the aftermath of hitting #1 on the UK charts, their sixth and final single “Don’t You Worry Child” receives a slew of remixes by an unexpected assortment of producers from across the spectrum.
On hand with swift drum work and raw energy that may lack the vocal opulence of the original but excels on the merits of invigorating energy, hotly tipped British duo Tom Staar and Kryder lay down a formative headline number of the single, with Promise Land’s remix blending wobbles and persistent misshapen chord play. But where the two aforementioned remixes touch on the energetic vibes now synonymous with the Swedish trio, Joris Voorn rounds off the three-piece package with a turn for the unexpected, choosing to chop John Martin’s heartwarming vocals into a soothing Tech House formula.
While remixes from Tom Staar & Kryder and Promise Land have emphasised the heavy-hitting sound now synonymous with remodels of the Swedish trio, the third and final official remix of Swedish House Mafia’s latest single sees “Don’t You Worry Child” take a turn for the unexpected, courtesy of enigmatic Dutch producer Joris Voorn.
Despite not quite hitting in on the same epic properties as that of ‘Goodbye Fly‘, the sophisticated stylings of Voorn’s deeper House grooves marks a familiar and inspiring cut from the usually trend-setting Netherlands asset. Donning a substantial Electronic diversion to the original’s emotive synth work, Voorn brings some diversity to the package and rounds off this unexpected assortment of remixers with a soothing Tech House twist.
Release date is yet to be announced.
Update (5/10): Preview of the dub version of the remix is now available.
Following up on the Tom Staar and Kryder remix, Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” receives a fresh second coat of paint for 2012 courtesy of Promise Land. As debuted by Steve Angello at Size In The Park last month, the Italy duo continue their successive spree of stern yet melodic club offerings with a wobbly take on the trio’s sixth and last single release.
Utilizing the original tracks standout vocal assets courtesy of John Martin and injecting a thorough dose of persistent misshapen chord play to the equation, Nazario Pelusi and Fabio Ranucci set the tone ahead of their upcoming Size Records single ‘Heroes’ with stadium-worthy substance.
Release date is yet to be announced.
Back on remix duty for their most daring effort to date, hotly tipped British Dance assets Tom Staar and Kryder are on hand to present the first official remix of Swedish House Mafia’s recently released sixth single, “Don’t You Worry Child.”
Where “Don’t You Worry Child” utilises John Martin’s heartwarming vocals with melodic synth play throughout, the British duo goes in the same vein as their highly-supported remix for Afrojack and Shermanology’s “Can’t Stop Me” to bring their swift drum work and raw energy to the emotive original. While their Danny Howard-premiered reinterpretation may lack the vocal opulence of the original, Tom Staar and Kryder prove that British House music is on par with a dark and heavier-set turn for this acclaimed farewell single.
Out soon via EMI.
Update: Changed sample
In the wake of their latest single ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, Swedish House Mafia prepare to bid their collective presence farewell with the announcement of their aptly titled ‘One Last Tour’. Having announced their intention to disband back in June and announced their three-date Swedish debut at Stockholm’s Friends Arena for November, the specific locations of their final world tour is now announced after weeks of speculation courtesy of their online ‘Join The Dots’ campaign. Accompanied by a completive soundtrack of the trios work including a slew of exclusive tracks and regular set favourites alike, this two-part sign-off from the beloved Swedish outfit looks sure to make their departure all the more memorable for global Dance music.
Update (1/11): Shows in Bucharest and Helsinki have been announced as well as additional tickets for the Nov 24 show at Friends Arena.
Update (8/11): Shows in Asia and Sydney have been announced.
Update (22/11): More shows in Australia and India have been announced.
|November 16||Dubai, U.A.E||World Trade Center|
|November 17||Mumbai, India||Sun Arena Polo Ground – Postponed.|
|November 18||Delhi, India||Unitech Golf Course|
|November 22||Stockholm, SE||Friends Arena – Sold out.|
|November 23||Stockholm, SE||Friends Arena – Sold out*.|
|November 24||Stockholm, SE||Friends Arena – Sold out*.|
|November 26||Copenhagen, Denmark||Forum|
|November 29||Prague, CZ||O2 Arena|
|November 30||Schladming, AT||WM Park Planai|
|December 1||Antwerp, BE||Sportpaleis – Sold out.|
|December 6||Frankfurt, DE||Festhalle|
|December 7||Amsterdam, NL||Ziggo Dome – Sold out*.|
|December 8||Paris, FR||Bercy – Sold out.|
|December 12||Amsterdam, NL||Ziggo Dome – Sold out.|
|December 13||Amsterdam, NL||Ziggo Dome – Sold out*.|
|December 14||Bucharest, RO||Romexpo S.A.|
|December 15||Moscow, RU||Stadium Live|
|December 18||Lisbon, PT||Pavilhão Atlântico|
|December 20||Helsinki, FI||Hartwall Arena|
|December 22||Oslo, NO||Telenor Arena|
|January 16||Manila, Philippines||Mall Of Asia Arena – Tickets|
|January 17||Singapore||Singapore Indoor Stadium – Tickets|
|January 18||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Sunway Lagoon – NEW|
|January 19||Jakarta, Indonesia||Ancol Eco Park – Tickets|
|January 20||Bangalore, India||Bhartiya City|
|January 22||Mumbai, India||Sunburn Arena|
|January 25||Johannesburg, ZA||Wild Waters|
|January 26||Johannesburg, ZA||Wild Waters|
|January 27||Cape Town, ZA||Lourensford Wine Estate|
|January 30||Melbourne, Australia||Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Sold out.|
|January 31||Melbourne, Australia||Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Sold out.|
|February 1||Melbourne, Australia||Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Sold out.|
|February 2||Sydney, Australia||Sydney Showground Stadium – Sold out.|
|February 8||Guadalajara, Mexico||Foro Alterno|
|February 9||Mexico City, Mexico||Infield Del Hipódromo|
|February 13||San Francisco, USA||Bill Graham Civic – Tickets|
|February 14||San Francisco, USA||Bill Graham Civic – Sold out*.|
|February 15||San Francisco, USA||Bill Graham Civic – Sold out*.|
|February 16||San Francisco, USA||Bill Graham Civic – Sold out*.|
|February 17||San Francisco, USA||Bill Graham Civic – Tickets|
|February 20||Chicago, USA||United Centre – Sold out.|
|February 22||Toronto, CA||Rogers Centre – Tickets|
|February 23||Toronto, CA||Rogers Centre – Sold out*.|
|February 27||Montreal, CA||Bell Centre – Tickets|
|February 28||New York, USA||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|March 1||New York City, USA||Madison Square Garden – Sold out.|
|March 2||New York City, USA||Barclay’s Center – Sold out*.||March 3||New York City, USA||Barclay’s Center – Sold out*.||March 4||New York City, USA||Barclay’s Center – Tickets|
|March 8||Los Angeles, USA||LA Historic Park – Tickets|
|March 9||Los Angeles, USA||LA Historic Park – Sold out*.|
|March 15||Miami, USA||Ultra Music Festival – Tickets|
|March 24||Miami, USA||Ultra Music Festival – Tickets|
* = Another show has been added.
Words by Dan Carter
In the aftermath of the release of “Don’t You Worry Child” and with the impending split on the cards, Swedish House Mafia reveal the official soundtrack to their upcoming world tour, aptly entitled ‘One Last Tour’. In a mixture of unreleased material and highlights from the Swedish collective’s back catalogue, “Until Now” collects such eagerly-awaited gems as Steve Angello and Third Party’s ‘Lights‘, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s soon-to-be-released ‘Reload’, the never officially released Swedish House Mafia remix of Coldplay, as well as numerous private mashups and edits alike.
Update (22/10): It’s now released on iTunes.
01. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
02. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go
03. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
04. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind)
05. Nari & Milani – Atom / Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello & Laidback Luke – Leave The World Behind
06. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote
07. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone w/ Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza
08. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell mix) w/ Coldplay – Paradise
09. Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold remix)
10. Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash remix) w/ Thomas Gold – Sing 2 Me w/ Red Carpet – Alright
11. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli remix)
12. Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights
13. Alesso – Raise Your Head w/ Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
14. Hardwell – Three Triangles w/ Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio / Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime
15. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
16. Usher – Euphoria (Swedish House Mafia Extended Dub)
17. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
18. M-3ox feat. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix) w/ The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
19. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
20. Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love (Mark Knight remix) / Swedish House Mafia – One
21. Axwell – Heart Is King / Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Knife Party remix)
22. Swedish House Mafia – Save The World w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty remix)
An emotional rollercoaster of countless industry firsts – the Swedish House Mafia have rightfully earned their place in the history books of Electronic music. But as the standard setting figureheads of Dance music prepare to bow out with their last collective tour, the Swedish House dons follow up ‘Greyhound’ with the release of their sixth studio single in ‘Don’t You Worry Child’.
Perhaps a notion to their own family bonds or to the wealth of young admirers that their club stylings have accumulated over the years, this emotional original is a fittingly sincere soundtrack to the end of their reign on global Dance music. Employing the heart-rending vocal skills of John Martin, the trio exercise a strong sense of euphoria for this suspected studio finale. As melodically refined and energetically stirring as their infamous reputation would dictate, ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ is yet another chapter in the studio careers of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell that will remain on record as the peak of an influential force who came, raved and loved to the very end of their landmark industry venture.
Update (5/10): The extended and instrumental mixes have now been released on iTunes.
Acoustic version: (Catch the music sheet here.)
Words by Dan Carter