Swedish House Mafia dropped their first epic BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in Ibiza 10 years ago
While it has been over four years since Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello officially disbanded following their Ultra Music Festival performance, they have just celebrated a special anniversary. Back in 2007, the legendary trio known as Swedish House Mafia recorded their live set from the Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza during the Cream party series for their first ever BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. While any plans of a reunion seem to be lightyears away, the mix just celebrated its tenth birthday so we wanted to reflect back to a brighter time in dance music.
In 2007, Swedish House Mafia was not officially formed and their classics such as “Save the World,” “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Antidote” were not even a thought or concept on anyone’s minds. However, 2-hour plus set featured a plethora of other classics from that era such as Robin S’s “Show Me Love,” the Steve Angello remix of Nelly Furtado’s “Give It To Me,” and Steve Angello’s iconic collaboration with Laidback Luke “Be.”
The first release for Swedish House Mafia came as “Get Dumb” just a few months prior to the performance, which was just labeled as a three-way collaboration between the artists so the group had not seen much exposure at the time. Their mega-hit with Laidback Luke “Leave the World Behind” didn’t see the light of day until nearly two years later so fans who witnessed this set were a part of some incredible history.
Stream the mix below and let us know if you think a reunion could be in store for 2018.