Although the legendary Swedish House Mafia trio split up more than three years ago, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso felt their chemistry was still burning and continued together as Axwell /\ Ingrosso. Looking back before the Swedish House Mafia era, the three friends changed their artist duos and collaboration preferences quiet often. Axwell was already teaming up with Ingrosso for their immortal “Together“, Steve Angello was teaming up with Axwell for “Tell Me Why“, and eventually Ingrosso and Angello created in a collaborative effort their side project Buy Now and their stand-out track “For Sale“.
In other words, the Swedish superstars tried out every single combination, before they decided to merge. But their chemistry is no accident. One of the most memorable sets from the time before the Swedish House Mafia took over was undoubtedly Sebasitan Ingrosso and Steve Angello’s groovy set at Exit Festival back in 2006. With such insurmountable success as a trio, we often forget the memories we have had listening to Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello’s magical productions and watching all three artists independandtly deliver some of the most awe-inspiring performances prior their union.
The performance takes the listeners on a trip through time with an emphasis on their old classics, then favorites, and some of the very first productions like Steve Angello’s “Teasing Mr. Charlie” or their remix of Deep Dish’s “Say Hello”. Amongst gems like Trentemoller’s remix of Royksopp’s “What Else Is There”, Mischa Daniels “Take Me Higher” or George Kranz’ “Din Daa Daa, the Swedish producers throw in some hand-picked wild cards, like Filo & Peri’s “Long Train” and Hernan Cattaneo’s take on Coldplay’s “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” to complement their personal portfolio of tracks.
The Swedish House Mafia may have not been born at that time, but Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello truly illuminate where their roots are and on which influences the superrtio was based on. Watch the rare performance below.