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October 22, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Like a snippet of a hit song in one of their fast-moving DJ sets, the dance-music megastars of Swedish House Mafia are leaving us almost as soon as they arrived. On Nov. 16 the Stockholm trio - which started affecting Top 40 charts in 2010 with the Pharrell Williams collaboration "One" - will launch its so-called One Last Tour, a global trek scheduled to play the 35,000-capacity Los Angeles State Historic Park next March. You can understand the group's early retirement as a going-out-on-top maneuver.
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March 14, 2014 | By August Brown
Sebastian Ingrosso is terrified of cheetahs.  Fans at SXSW learned this during a scene in the new Swedish House Mafia documentary "Leave the World Behind" in which the band, in the midst of its farewell tour, visits a wildlife sanctuary. The other members - Axwell and Steve Angello - sidle up next to a pile of bored-looking big cats, while the usually floppy and fun-loving Ingrosso suddenly turns stiff and panicked. As one cheetah gently licks his hand, he suddenly bolts for the door of the enclosure, and stays behind a locked gate while the rest of the band laughs at him. The scene in the film (which premiered Wednesday at SXSW)
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July 31, 2012 | By Eddie Velosa
Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, touted as the world's largest music festival, came to an end on Sunday night, but not before it had seen what is believed to be one of the last performances of EDM superstars Swedish House Mafia as a trio, debuted a new single from movement hero David Guetta and transformed Flanders' De Schorre National Park for tens of thousands of fans. The festival's last two days saw a world-class lineup of headliners throwing out two-hour sets, including Afrojack, Grammy Award-winning producer Skrillex, Martin Solveig and Guetta.
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March 10, 2014 | By Chris Lee
A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and chemical stimulation, living the hedonistic life associated with superstar DJs while traveling the globe to deliver their four-on-the-floor dance delirium to packed arenas. But just as EDM was becoming an increasingly mainstream concern - with the group selling out Madison Square Garden in nine-minutes flat and its smash single "Don't You Worry Child" moving millions of copies to top pop charts around the world - Swedish House Mafia made a controversial decision: to call it quits at the peak of the group's success.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013
Like a snippet of a hit song in one of their fast-moving disc jockey sets, the dance-music megastars of Swedish House Mafia are leaving us almost as soon as they arrived. The Stockholm trio — which started affecting Top 40 charts in 2010 with the Pharrell Williams collaboration "One" — will launch its so-called One Last Tour, a global trek scheduled to play the 35,000-capacity Los Angeles State Historic Park next March. You can understand the group's early retirement as a going-out-on-top maneuver.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Adding to news that its extremely triumphant single "Don't You Worry Child" had moved up a spot to No. 6  on the Hot 100 , Swedish House Mafia on Wednesday announced details of its upcoming two-night stand at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The Stockholm-based DJ trio --  Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso -- will headline the so-called Masquerade Motel on March 8 and 9, part of a world tour the group says will be its final go-around before retiring (and then reuniting, no doubt, five years from now at Coachella)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By August Brown
Sebastian Ingrosso is terrified of cheetahs.  Fans at SXSW learned this during a scene in the new Swedish House Mafia documentary "Leave the World Behind" in which the band, in the midst of its farewell tour, visits a wildlife sanctuary. The other members - Axwell and Steve Angello - sidle up next to a pile of bored-looking big cats, while the usually floppy and fun-loving Ingrosso suddenly turns stiff and panicked. As one cheetah gently licks his hand, he suddenly bolts for the door of the enclosure, and stays behind a locked gate while the rest of the band laughs at him. The scene in the film (which premiered Wednesday at SXSW)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Chris Lee
A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and chemical stimulation, living the hedonistic life associated with superstar DJs while traveling the globe to deliver their four-on-the-floor dance delirium to packed arenas. But just as EDM was becoming an increasingly mainstream concern - with the group selling out Madison Square Garden in nine-minutes flat and its smash single "Don't You Worry Child" moving millions of copies to top pop charts around the world - Swedish House Mafia made a controversial decision: to call it quits at the peak of the group's success.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Two workers were critically injured Thursday night while helping set up for this weekend's Ultra Music Festival in Miami when a giant LED video screen fell, trapping them under it, the Miami Herald reported. Fire rescue officials said both men suffered life-threatening injuries, one with both his legs broken when the screen fell. Two other workers were less severely injured by falling equipment; one was hospitalized in stable condition, the other treated at the scene. Ultra Music Festival, billed as “the largest electronic dance music festival in the world,” was still set to open at 3 p.m. EDT Friday as scheduled.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2013 | By August Brown
There might not be a more shape-shifting dance music producer today than Eric Prydz. The Swede (and recent L.A. transplant) first earned major notice in the mid-2000s as a collaborator with  Swedish House Mafia, with one world-obliterating solo pop hit to his name -- the Steve Winwood sampling, aerobics-video spoofing “Call on Me.” Had he stuck to that path, he might have become an EDM stadium titan -- or flamed out once that goofball tune...
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July 4, 2013 | By August Brown
There might not be a more shape-shifting dance music producer today than Eric Prydz. The Swede (and recent L.A. transplant) first earned major notice in the mid-2000s as a collaborator with  Swedish House Mafia, with one world-obliterating solo pop hit to his name -- the Steve Winwood sampling, aerobics-video spoofing “Call on Me.” Had he stuck to that path, he might have become an EDM stadium titan -- or flamed out once that goofball tune...
BUSINESS
April 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer-composer-musician Tom Rothrock has sold his Hollywood Hills home to DJ-actor-producer Steve Angello for $3.9 million, public records show. Rothrock and his wife, Monique, spent years working on the house, integrating its 1940s classicism with contemporary interiors and an open floor plan. The 6,150-square-foot home features walls of glass, a wrap-around deck, six fireplaces, four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. The third-of-an-acre site, which includes a guesthouse and a swimming pool, takes advantage of city, canyon and mountain views.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Two workers were critically injured Thursday night while helping set up for this weekend's Ultra Music Festival in Miami when a giant LED video screen fell, trapping them under it, the Miami Herald reported. Fire rescue officials said both men suffered life-threatening injuries, one with both his legs broken when the screen fell. Two other workers were less severely injured by falling equipment; one was hospitalized in stable condition, the other treated at the scene. Ultra Music Festival, billed as “the largest electronic dance music festival in the world,” was still set to open at 3 p.m. EDT Friday as scheduled.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2013 | By August Brown
The snow machines were a welcome touch at Swedish House Mafia's Friday farewell set in Chinatown. On a night with miserable outdoor concert weather -- chilly temperatures, with just enough rain to turn the L.A. State Historic Park into a frigid mud slurry -- when the trio of DJs kicked on the midfield snowblowers, you could almost pretend that you were actually raving astride a Swedish fjord. Almost. “Serious respect to the girls who came out dressed in bikinis on this … warm spring night,” joked one of the Mafia members from atop a monolithic tiered stage at the park's north end. “That's the kind of friends we have.” If EDM artists and festivals have enjoyed a perpetual spring and summer in America over the last few years, the retirement of Swedish House Mafia might herald a changing season.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013
Like a snippet of a hit song in one of their fast-moving disc jockey sets, the dance-music megastars of Swedish House Mafia are leaving us almost as soon as they arrived. The Stockholm trio — which started affecting Top 40 charts in 2010 with the Pharrell Williams collaboration "One" — will launch its so-called One Last Tour, a global trek scheduled to play the 35,000-capacity Los Angeles State Historic Park next March. You can understand the group's early retirement as a going-out-on-top maneuver.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
Dressed in a black leather punk jacket, Al Walser leans conspiratorially across a glass table in a Mid-Wilshire office suite. It's stacked with paperwork, golf clubs and a placard deeming the space an Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Liechtenstein. This is the home of Cut the Bull Entertainment, the production, management and marketing firm of this year's most improbable Grammy nominee. "Have you read that book 'The Mouse That Roared'?" asks the aspiring music mogul from Liechtenstein.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer-composer-musician Tom Rothrock has sold his Hollywood Hills home to DJ-actor-producer Steve Angello for $3.9 million, public records show. Rothrock and his wife, Monique, spent years working on the house, integrating its 1940s classicism with contemporary interiors and an open floor plan. The 6,150-square-foot home features walls of glass, a wrap-around deck, six fireplaces, four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms. The third-of-an-acre site, which includes a guesthouse and a swimming pool, takes advantage of city, canyon and mountain views.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Adding to news that its extremely triumphant single "Don't You Worry Child" had moved up a spot to No. 6  on the Hot 100 , Swedish House Mafia on Wednesday announced details of its upcoming two-night stand at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The Stockholm-based DJ trio --  Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso -- will headline the so-called Masquerade Motel on March 8 and 9, part of a world tour the group says will be its final go-around before retiring (and then reuniting, no doubt, five years from now at Coachella)
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