Albums, Progressive House | Swedish House Mafia – Until Now

Posted by 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.

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Albums, Progressive House | Swedish House Mafia Reveal Until Now Tracklist

Posted by on September 17, 2012

After teasing us with announcement of the soundtrack to their One Last Tour last week during their “Don’t You Worry Child” video, today after a painstaking process of revealing the songs one by one in rather disappointing fashion, we have the tracklist for their upcoming album Until Now. Until Now follows in the footsteps of Until One, their previous compilation album, though it adds some complexity to it with a whole host of bootlegs that have not been released before. Coming off of their little twitter scuffle with Hardwell over bootlegs, I hope they asked for permission to get all of these released.

Everyone wanted an official album from Swedish House Mafia and it appears that wish was never going to happen, so this will just have to suffice. It reads off like a recent Swedish House Mafia set list, which can be blessing or a curse depending on whether or not you get a chance to see them one last time. There are a few unreleased tracks on here including Steve Angello’s collab with Third Party “Lights”, Tommy Trash & Sebastian Ingrosso’s “Reload”, set to release friday and even just when we thought it would never come their remix of “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” gets its official release. In summary no real new songs from SHM on here unless you consider “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”‘s official release new, or the official release of the Extended mix of “Don’t You Worry Child” new (we know you all have it already). You can pre-order the album September 25th and it will be released in the US October 22nd. I hope they have more exciting news with their tour dates, cough LA. UPDATE: Tour Dates will be announced September 24th. More info at Tracklist after the jump.