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|1. Greyhound - Swedish House Mafia|
|2. Here We Go - Swanky Tunes|
|3. In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [feat. Georgi Kay] - Feenixpawl|
|4. Calling (Lose My Mind) [Extended Club Mix] [feat. Ryan Tedder] - Alesso|
|5. Atom / Leave the World Behind (feat. Deborah Cox) - Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Steve Angello|
|6. Antidote - Knife Party|
|7. Walking Alone (feat. Erik Hecht) / Miami 2 Ibiza - Those Usual Suspects, Tinie Tempah|
|8. Resurrection (Axwell's Recut Club Version) / Paradise - Michael Calfan/Coldplay|
|9. The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix) - Miike Snow|
|10. Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix) [feat. Wynter Gordon] / Sing2Me / Alright - Steve Aoki/Thomas Gold/Red Carpet|
|11. The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) - Pendulum|
|12. Lights - Third Party|
|13. Raise Your Head / Epic - Quintino|
|14. Three Triangles / Trio / Teenage Crime - Hardwell/Arty, Matisse & Sadko/Adrian Lux|
|15. Reload - Tommy Trash|
|16. Euphoria (Swedish House Mafia Extended Dub) - Usher|
|17. Don't You Worry Child (feat. John Martin) - Swedish House Mafia|
|18. Beating of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Instrumental) [feat. Heidrun] / Sweet Disposition - M-3OX/The Temper Trap|
|19. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia) - Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia|
|20. You Got the Love (Mark Knight Remix) / One - Florence and The Machine/Swedish House Mafia|
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So far so obvious, but Swedish House Mafia live by this tenet, relentlessly working the dynamics of the dancefloor. Their records may make for pretty wearing listening, but the live performance is designed to bulldoze critical doubts.
Catch them while you can. Our favourite progressive house supergroup – comprising Swedish DJs Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell – announced their split earlier this year and are now off on an extended farewell tour, with Until Now as the official soundtrack. The assumption then is that this collection of new tracks and remixes, by the three of them together and apart, makes sense under the lasers. It's certainly tough going in any other setting.
Over a punishing hour and a quarter, the trio demonstrates their mastery of the ecstasy rush. And how. There's barely a track in this loosely mixed set that doesn't wheel out the intensifying beats and rising acid synths of the big hands-in-the-air crescendo, from the jacking Greyhound to the bassy madness of Knife Party collaboration Antidote. Angello's Lights rarely descends from its cheap highs.
It's exhausting, and somehow impatient. Swedish House Mafia don't earn their big moments, they throw them in whenever the ideas pot runs dry – and it's telling that the imaginative interventions come with snatches of Coldplay and Florence + The Machine, remixes of more expansive tunes.
These superstar DJs understand the mechanics of club euphoria, but they just don't have the tools to do anything great with them. Until Now is best experienced with your critical faculties compromised.
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Really interesting mix of music. Had only heard a few songs from them before but wasn't disappointed by this album. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Emma E