Hej, hej! (Thats Swedish for HELLO!) How are you all? So the last week has been pretty hectic - but in a good way! It was all about the Swedish House Mafia (SHM AKA: Steve Angello, Sebastien Ingrosso and Axwell) last weekend at Brixton were amazing! Just caught the end of Kissy Sell Out, who was supporting SHM - he truly has mastered the warm-up DJ skills, as well as being a mint headliner. So after we fought off the near 100m cloakroom queue, it was straight into the main room (they had segregated some parts - hallways etc. of the academy off to create different rooms/areas) and within a minute of being in there the screens lit up for the Swede's intro. As predictable as it may have been they ran onto the stage and went straight into 'Leave The World Behind' setting a pretty good theme for the rest of the night. Airhorn's were in high supplies as the trio must have gone through about 3 per song - especially Angello who at one point could be seen using 6 of them! They put on a wicked show, the pyrotechnics, CO2 Cannons, flame throwers and lasers were out in true force! The only downside was the venue, it seemed too much like a gig in there (it's a brilliant venue for gigs nonetheless) and it was like more of a mosh pit at the front, rather than somewhere you could dance. Ministry of Sound or a super club would have probably been a better choice. This was all soon forgotten thanks to the music, tracks like 'Guns on Demo (GOD)' from Laidback Luke got the crowd stomping along with some of SHM's finest new and classic material. Check out my video I took (above) of their final track - bet you can't guess what they played!
So to give you a taste of one of 2009's most prominent dance music shows, I pulled together a Swedish House Mafia special for everyone who was or wasn't there!
Sam Cotton SHM Special Show - 10th November 2009 by Sam Cotton Radio
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So there you go, I hope you enjoyed my celebration of these three house legends!