Swedish House Mafia
is a Swedish house music
group consisting of the three disc jockeys
, Steve Angello
and Sebastian Ingrosso
. The group officially formed in late 2008.
Steve & Sebastian met as children in Stockholm and grew up as friends; they did not meet Axwell until many years later after they contacted him after a chance meeting. All three carried on producing tracks with each other, and with other producers such as Eric Prydz
The name Swedish House Mafia first appeared on forums and was used to encapsulate the group of producers that were working together at that time. Steve Angello stated: "But we’ve 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. when I have a track, they tell me straight away what they think. With Swedish House Mafia, you’re with friends…."
The first production that was released as Axwell, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso was ‘Leave The World Behind’ featuring Deborah Cox. It was produced with Laidback Luke and released on Axtone Records in 2009.
In 2010 the Swedish House Mafia signed a record deal with EMI
. They released their first official single, "One
", under the name Swedish House Mafia
on Beatport on 26 May 2010, where it achieved international success, charting at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart
. The next single "Miami......