Last month Axwell gave an interview explaining why Swedish House Mafia disbanded. Now Steve Angello is echoing his soon-to-be-former groupmate’s sentiments. Talking to Rolling Stone, Angello said the reason for the trio calling it a day is because the threesome felt they had attained its creative threshold and couldn’t go any further.
“We just decided that we reached a point where we don’t know what the next move would be,” he told RS. “We always like the challenge. And we don’t like to repeat ourselves. We just felt like it was time.”
Angello denied that tension caused the group’s seemingly abrupt cessation. “We’re like brothers,” he said. “We’re still here. It’s not like anybody has died. We’ve had beyond our dreams and we’ve come very, very far. We just felt like, ‘let’s stop touring.'”
The RS interview failed to touch on the Twitter feud Angello was involved in with DJ Sneak earlier in the year and didn’t ask about Angello’s infamous “fake DJ” set at Dance Valley in 2011where YouTube video shows Angello playing a mix CD and not DJing during his set. Perhaps that a caveat for the exclusive interview….who knows.
If you’re feeling sad for Angello, don’t be. He’s doing just fine. His Size in the Park event taking place on September 22 in New York’s Central Park, featuring sets from AN21 & Max Vangelli, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Third Party, is sold-out.
As for SHM they will host a final hometown blowout in Stockholm on November 24 and play their final U.S. gig this September at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.