Since its conception in 2008, Swedish House Mafia has become a global EDM phenomenon. Known for producing hit after hit, and putting on consistently epic performances, Ingrosso, Axwell, and Angello have become the faces of the mainstream Progressive House movement. The disappointing announcement of SHM’s separation following One Last Tour has been slightly eased by today's release of Until Now, the concluding album from the trio of EDM giants. SHM has compiled their set essentials, making Until Now a 22-track house compilation for the ages. The records are intense, big room house, fitting the SHM mold perfectly. My only grievance with the album is the lack of new material. You'd expect a group with such an enormous fan base to go out with a louder bang – that would only add to the magic of One Last Tour. The "educated" house fan may know most of the tracks on the album, but you’ll surely enjoy the album nonetheless. Because there's no way to sum up the enormous year that has been 2012, without a bit of SHM.
1. "Greyhound" - Swedish House Mafia
"Greyhound" is the iconic SHM set-opener. They’ve gotten hundreds of crowds in the palm of their hands with this track, and for good reason – it bumps. No matter who drops it, the Mafia or others, the audience always turns to pandemonium.
2. "Here We Go" - Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes
For the project it is, “Here We Go” fits Until Now well. The three Swedes have both supported and consistently dropped the record. I just feel SHM missed a huge opportunity to go out with a bang – new material for One Last Tour would’ve been sick.
3. "In My Mind" - Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay (Axwell Remix)
In a festival setting, the synth melodies of Axwell’s In My Mind mix give you the chills.
4. "Calling" (Lose My Mind) - Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso ft. Ryan Tedder
Mentor and prodigy team up to produce a festival banger. Simple as that.
5. "Atom / Leave the World Behind" - Nari & Milani vs. Laidback Luke vs. Swedish House Mafia
Atom is a bumpin' track with mass appeal. Mix that with the work of SHM & Laidback Luke (Happy Birthday), and you've got a hype track for sure.