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There really is no antidote to this amazing song! The "radio edit" is the best mix of it, the one most worth downloading, in my view. At about 3 minutes long, it comes in, drills your skull with its faster-than-lightning lyrics, spills your brains out with its killer beat and leaves you just as suddenly, wanting more. Maybe it's down to the Knife Party collaboration, but this is a killer track. Fast, furious, effective, it's set to rule dance clubs everywhere in summer 2012. The first time I heard it, my jaw instantly dropped and I absolutely had to find out what tune it was, in order to listen to it again. Upon realising this was a Swedish House Mafia track, I proceeded to shamefully sweep my brains off the floor, hanging my head in shame, because in the past I'd always found Swedish House Mafia tunes to be rather annoying. Visiting Sweden often has meant that I've listened to a lot of hit music on the radio there, while in the car, and last summer their ubiquitous whiny "Save the world tonight" made me want to take a hammer to the car stereo. Same with the dreary and monotonous "One - I wanna know your name" tune, which had constantly been playing the summer before that. But summer 2012 is set to be different, because this here tune's a corker and it has already penetrated our skulls - and we can't get rid of it! Stockholm's NRJ radio weren't so keen on playing it during the Easter vacation- I hope they've reconsidered; they owe it to their audience to play Antidote a lot this summer, to compensate for giving us a collective headache by playing that "Save the world tonight" thing every 15 minutes last summer.
After having conquered Madison Square Garden NY, SHM are set for London domination, playing a mega gig lasting 9 hours or so, with pals, on the 14th July.
A warning: The video clip for this is awfully violent. I saw it on TV in Greece (even in a country where video clips are rarely censored and are shown at all times, this ghastly clip had been confined to the after midnight party zone and there's a good reason for that). I had to watch it once - because it was my first time hearing the track and it was catchy, plus I was curious to see what happens at the clip's end (a very fitting ending I must say), but I'd rather poke my eyes out than have to watch it again. Thankfully, there's a mild version of the clip that you can enjoy if your stomach can't take the proper thing. There's also the audio-only radio edit out there on the net, for people who just wish to listen to the track without the visuals. Actually, there's not much of a relation between the clip's subject matter and the song's lyrics.
It only remains to be seen if the SHM can repeat this masterful song or if they're gonna go back to "saving the world" (please don't; vanligen inte!).Read more ›