Swedish House Mafia farewell present has arrived

The group’s final statement comes in the form of a 22-track compilation album called ’Until Now’. Like you should know by now, Swedsih House Mafia is no more. Axwell, Steven Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have parted ways in pursuit of solo careers. The disasterous Halloween party in Haunted Coliseum, which Ingrosso unfortunately headlined, wasn't a good career choice. Other than that the masters of mainstream house are doing really well by themselves.


Axwell ranks #16 in The Official Global DJ Rankings

Sebastian Ingrosso is #18

Angello is last from the trio, but that not really down the line, as he ranks #19!

The final studio compilation album and a worthy farewall to all the fans, listeners and ravers who’ve kept a close eye on the group since it was officially formed in 2008. Entitled ’the faces of mainstream progressive house music’, the Swedish House Mafia presents you a variety of tracks, from established and up&coming artists.

The first single from the album’s called Greyhound. Before the summer of 2012, Absolut Vodka released a limited edition grapefruit vodka called ’Absolut Greyhound’. SHM promoted the drink with their song in the commercial. The official video for Greyhound has over 18 million views. The song itself dates back to the end of 2011. Watch the big-budget Absolut commercial/video, that some think looks like a ’Lady-Gaga family reunion’ and give us your thoughts.

Antidote, the second single to be lifted, was a collaboration with Knife Party which debuted on the 4th spot in UK charts. ’Don’t You Worry Child’ is another single. It is the last sutdio recording of SHM. They performed it for the first time at their final UK gig, at the Milton Keynes Bowl on July 14, 2012. 'Don’t You Worry Child’ was inspired by the beauty of Australia, it features the vocals of the underground songwriter from Sweden, John Martin. There’s some mash-ups as well. Dirty South and The Usual Suspects meet SHM and Tinie Tempah in the track that’s become one ’Walking Alone feat. Erik Hecht/ Miami 2 Ibiza.’

There’s lots and lots of great tracks on ’Out Now’, but what’s more impressive, is the coherency between different tracks. Listening to the compilation gaplessly (like you can do below), gives you a feeling of a live set from SHM being performed. So you can put this masterful compilation album on whatever the occasion, be it joggin or hosting a party. The faces of progressive house music have gotten lots and lots of good karma for this one, you can be sure. Helping newcomers by giving them a spot in the compilation or mash-up, they’ve also given the fans a worthy and superb farewell present.

The tracklist for 'Until Now':

 

  • Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
  • Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go
  • Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Remix)
  • Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind)
  • Nari & Milani – Atom / Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello & Laidback Luke – Leave The World Behind
  • Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote
  • Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone / Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza
  • Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell mix) / Coldplay – Paradise
  • Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Mix)
  • Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladidadi (Tommy Trash remix) / Thomas Gold – Sing 2 Me / Red Carpet – Alright
  • Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli remix)
  • Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights
  • Alesso –Raise Your Head / Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
  • Hardwell – Three Triangles / Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio / Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime
  • Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
  • Usher – Euphoria (Swedish House Mafia Extended Dub)
  • Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
  • M-3ox feat. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse + Sadko Remix) / Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
  • Coldplay vs Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
  • Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love (Mark Knight remix) / Swedish House Mafia – One
  • Axwell – Heart Is King / Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Knife Party remix)
  • Swedish House Mafia – Save The World / Ferry Corste

 

Strip stripping you from critique

We have a treat for all you house lovers out there. Strip Steve is going to be releasing a second single called 'One thing', an old-scool Chicago House track with raw 808 & 909 percussions, tasteful basslines and smooth vocals by the legendary R&B and house vocalist Robert Owens. This is a lovesong from Strip Steve to the 90s Chicago House music. It was first released on the debut album 'Micro Mega' by the young DJ/producer.

The single will be released on 12th November digitally and on vinyl. Alongside the original track from the album, there's also the instrumental version and 2 remixes, by the electronic funk hero Jimmy Edgar and BNR family's own Djedjotronic. Listen to it below!

Strip Steve is a 90s kid from France who started scratching the turntables as early as 14 years old. After he moved to Berlin and was received warmly under the Boys Noize Records roof, he participated in the making of 'Jeffer', an electro house anthem from Boys Noize. His first EP release was called “Skip School.”  In 2009 Strip Steve started actively DJing around the world and working on his tracks in the meantime. His currently on the 1888th position in The Official DJ Rankings.

And another track from this up-and-coming DJ/producer's debut album. You'll surely be hearing from this young talent in the near future!

Calvin Harris release: 18 Months

Adam Richard Wiles aka Calvin Harris has done it yet again. It's not an accident, that Wiles is 21st in The Official DJ Rankings. The Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer has been subject to immense success in the recent years, notably for one of the pop anthems of 2011 ''We found love''. Known for collaborating with premier artists, Calvin Harris doesn't disappoint the fans with his latest album release. The album released today, 29th October in UK and 30th October in US is called '18 Months'. There's surely one of the most impressive list of collaborations on this album: Rihanna, Kelis, Nicky Romero, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding and more.


Check out one of the highlights of the album, a collaboration with Florence Welch:

18 Months tracklist:

'Green Valley'
'Bounce' (featuring Kelis)
'Feel So Close'
'We Found Love' (featuring Rihanna)
'We'll Be Coming Back' (featuring Example)
'Mansion'
'Iron' (featuring Nicky Romero)
'I Need Your Love' (featuring Ellie Goulding)
'Drinking From The Bottle' (featuring Tinie Tempah)
'Sweet Nothing' (featuring Florence Welch)
'School'
'Here 2 China' (featuring Dillion Francis and Dizzee Rascal)
'Let's Go' (featuring Ne-Yo)
'Awooga'
'Thinking About You' (featuring Ayer Marar)
 
There's also a really intricate piece of work recently unleashed by Diplo (67th in The Official DJ Rankings) we would like to share with you!

Nero stranded in NYC, working with Skrillex

Bad luck Boston! Nero is very sorry, but he can't make it to the show due to the extreme weather conditions. Seems that hurricane Sandy will be stepping in to keep the crowds on their feet anyway and Nero will be hoping to rebook a show there as soon as the hurricane has past. It's a real shame the people cannot enjoy their Halloween with a DJ set by the world's premier dubstep and drum&bass group Nero. Daniel Stephens and Joseph Ray with vocalist Alana Watson aka Nero is currently 29th in The Official DJ Rankings.


 

 

 

Until then, enjoy the latest tune by Nero, an EP released on the 22th October featuring passionate vocals and psy-trance like samples.

And watch the latest video 'Must be the feeling' by Nero!

Looking ahead, there's a lot of excitement over the collaboration of Skrillex and Nero which the group out UK has announced in an interview. Nero’s debut album Welcome Reality was released on October 22, the re-pack includes two brand new original Nero tracks, “Won’t You (Be There)” and “Etude” plus the huge Skrillex/Nero remix of “Promises”. Nero has been in the studio with fellow bass fiend Skrillex, working on a joint remix for new OWSLA artist MONSTA. Stephens said in a recent interview: “It’s always weird doing collaborations I guess, because you can always be worried that it could turn out and you don’t like it, but they do…but we’ve done these two remix collaborations now with Sonny – this MONSTA one and the Promises one as well. And they both just feel really natural and like we worked together really well."

Check out Promises by Skrillex and Nero!

And the remix of MONSTA by Nero and Skrillex!

DJ Bl3nd giving you chills down your spine on Halloween(Updated)

Halloween is a busy season for the masked electro house and dubstep DJ Bl3nd. There isn't much information about the person of this DJ, although there is a lot of talk about his do-it-yourself success over the recent years. Bl3nd is currently 23rd on The Official DJ Rankings and this indicates that he means business. That's really impressive, considering that the artist started out by creating live videos of himself dancing and spinning high energy, hard beats in his now signature mask.


He's got 2 million likes on Facebook and over 87,000 Twitter followers and the fanbase is steadily growing without him even leaving the United States for a show. That's right, he's only performed in North-America, but he has fans all over the world from Germany to Peru.  For the pleasure of those fans he's planning to get on those stages in the first half of 2013. That's just what DJ Bl3nd is all about as he said in an interview:"I Love Music, I Love Dancing, and I Love to DJ. The feeling is indescribable when I see the crowd raising their hands and dancing to the music knowing that it’s you that’s making them happy." There's a downside to the success story as well, a lot of people have accused him for being a fake and releasing other artist's works under his own name. But he's a newcomer to the scene and we'll have to see how he handles his business in the coming times.

There certainly is a Halloweeny feeling to Bl3nd's new music video for the song 'Berserk', then again, it's Halloween 24/7 for the masked DJ. Look at the fresh video below!

DJ Bl3nd is going to be performing for your enjoyment in NY on the Eve of Halloween, but has shows booked until the end of the year. Check out the flyer!

Recently DJ Bl3nd released a collaboration mix with DJ 4lLY, DEORRO, KASKADE vs. HARD ROCK SOFA, TREYY G. Give us your thoughts on the mix!