Album review By Aly Lalji
We all know that two heads are better than one, but three is the icing on the cake.
Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello beautifully portray this in their collaboration known to the world as Swedish House Mafia (SHM).
As individuals, the three of them are quite successful DJs, being ranked tenth, eleventh and sixteenth respectfully in the 2010 DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll, with songs that have hit the Swedish, American and British charts. Together, not only have they blasted the minds of clubbers worldwide, but they have also appealed to the mainstream public and taken over the charts one single after another. Having DJed together for the last decade, this is their first album under the name which stemmed from what they were once referred to on a forum, and then considered and applied it while having coffee at a 7-Eleven.
Their new album Until One is a premixed studio version of the some individual works of each of these musical masterminds and some of their collaborative work, such as their new singles “Miami 2 Ibiza,” featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah, and this summer’s club anthem “One,” with lyrics sung by American singer Pharrell Williams, as well as work from other popular artists including “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi and “One More Time” by Daft Punk.
The tracks go through a range of moods when it comes to the lyrics by various artists. Whether happy, sad, confused or just simply messed up, it’s all there, integrated with seamless transitions and a steady flow of SHM’s background music to take you through a journey.