The dynamic and the tireless hard work are the main keys that sent Swedish House Mafia this far. Starting making music as a collective group since 2007, producers Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso made their debut on top 10 of Bilboard Hot 100 by peaking at No. 6 with their single "Don't You Worry Child".
Featuring John Martin, the track was taken from their sophomore set "Until Now" that busted on Hot 200 at No. 14. Their success was reflected in their chart performances across the world. The European group climbed up high on various album charts with their second effort, and ruled many single rundown with the song.
Now a force to be reckoned with, the threesome faced a lot of bumps on the road to get to where they are now. Steve and Seb were childhood friends who were attracted to music because of Seb's father who had a music label back then. They later stumbled into Axwell, and together they started their exploration in music.
"No-one would give us shows - we had to beg nightclubs to put us on! We begged them to let us play for one hour and everyone loved it. But since no one would touch us, that's why we worked so hard at the start. After that, me and Ax did Supermode (the Communards-sampling 'Tell Me Why' on Data) and me and Seb did a couple of records as Buy Now. We never got the support - until now," Steve recalled.
"It's been one hell of a ride," he added. "When the name 'Swedish House Mafia' first popped up, it wasn't something we focused on straight away. People called us that on forums back in the day. But we'e been through everything together. I can always lean on one of their shoulders and they can lean on mine. I can always trust their opinions."
They released their debut album "Until One" in 2010, and were deemed a band to watch due to their fresh sound. During the years they have collaborated with many artists like Pharrell Williams, Tinie Tempah and Greyhound, thay have remixed many songs from the likes Justin Timberlake and Moby.
Despite their growing popularity, the group pulled the final curtain in 2012 by announcing a farewell tour "One Last Tour". "Today we want to share with you, that the tour we are about to go on will be our last. We want to thank every single one of you that came with us on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved," they said.
"We just decided that we reached a point where we didn't know what the next move would be," Steve explained. "We've had beyond our dreams and we've come very, very far." They will make a final appearance as a band at the Ultra Music Festival during an opening and closing set on March 15 and March 24, 2013, respectively.