Swedish House Mafia – Until Now
Posted by Middy on October 22, 2012
As Swedish House Mafia gears up for their onelasttour, they have released what is supposed to be the soundtrack to this tour. After the painstakingly long revealing of this tracklist and series of announcements for announcements of events, the follow up to their previous mix compilation “Until One” is now out. The mix starts off slow or with a bang depending on your outlook with massive hits of 2012 like “Greyhound, “Calling” and “In My Mind”. It is almost as if they were themselves getting warmed up with the mixing and needed a few tracks to get into it before the heavy lifting started. Once it gets to the “Miami To Ibiza” and “Walking Alone” bootleg that made such a big splash after Madison Square Garden last year, the compilation is ramped up another notch with bootlegs like the Tommy Trash remix of Ladidadi with “Sing2Me” and “Alright” and the release of Third Party & Steve Angello’s “Lights” that sees its official release on Friday. “Raise You Head” is combined with the still powerful “Epic” (that song still drives crowds crazy) and my favorite bootleg of the bunch comes with a bit of irony since it includes Hardwell’s “Three Triangles” and expertly layers the melody of “Trio” overtop with the vocals of “Teenage Crime” to top it off. The album continues with the first official release of their remix of “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, though we are still waiting on the full official version, before finishing off with “Save The World” with the Arty remix of “Punk”.
Usually I am not one for mix compilations or extensive bootleg CDs, but this CD combines both of these in a flawless manner that brings out the best of both worlds. “Until Now” has the same seamless feeling that you get with Kaskade’s mix compilations, where it is hard to stop the mix and it is impossible to jump in at one point because of how intertwined the songs. The mixing is flawless and track selection overall is pretty good. My one concern is that will the guys bring something new to the table for their tour with some new singles and bootlegs, different edits or at the very least switch up the order of the tracks. If their set list reads essentially like this, then many people may go home disappointed from their shows feeling as if they had already heard it. “Until Now” comes in either standard or deluxe and deluxe is the only way to go.