Before Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso performed as solo DJ’s in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Angello and Ingrosso knew each other as children growing up in Stockholm and would often collaborate under various aliases in their early careers. Collaborations with Axwell came later in the decade as the pair discovered the Swedish DJ by a chance meeting. Towards the mid 2000’s Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso found themselves often playing shows together, with fellow Swedish DJ Eric Prydz joining them for some shows. The name Swedish House Mafia came about after friends and fans began labeling the four as they played more and more shows together with the four being first officially referred to as “Swedish House Mafia” in March 2007 by the Winter Music Conference. Eventually, the group officially adopted the name in late 2008, with Prydz deciding not to join the group, describing himself as a “control freak” in the studio who can’t abide collaboration, even with close friends.
Following on from their first original track ‘One’ under the Swedish House Mafia name, the super-trio came together with Tinie Tempah for what some fans may claim to be their greatest production. ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ features memorable vocals on top of the progressive house production that made Swedish House Mafia a household name.
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