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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Swedish House Mafia @ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Ibiza Special 2007

The Swedish House Mafia are back!! Or have they never left? Maybe they just had a short period where they decided they had enough of each other, a short hiatus? A short break is sometimes good, because it means you can come back much stronger and more powerful. They've shown their skills when they returned, especially with their collaboration with The Weeknd. But during the late 2000s they were everywhere, and played everywhere. You couldn't listen to a radio station without hearing a song by the Swedish House Mafia. They were everywhere, and were considered the best trio on God's given Earth at one stage...

Obviously they've had their play on BBC Radio 1, and were asked back in 2007 to play on the mighty island of Ibiza, during BBC Radio 1's take over of the island. I'm 100% sure that this set has been uploaded and shared many of times already, but only 5 days ago did they (maybe) reupload this set onto their Soundcloud channel. Maybe to reminisce of what they did nearly 15 years ago, or maybe it's a hidden message? You never know, everything could have a deeper meaning.

This was before they were the biggest band in the world, but they were still rocking the stage. You can hear the crowd during this set screaming and shouting, and I would imagine everyone doing that, if they had the Swedish House Mafia in front of them. But they came and destroyed the place. During the late 2000s I was full into Club/Dance/House music, and even now, 15 years later, I can appreciate a nice set. But music has moved on, and is the music from 15 years ago still relevant, still cool enough for the kids?

This mix did not come with a tracklist, but a quick look on Google and I found one. And it's one you need to see, to fully understand what they were doing back in 2007. The world was ready for them, and what they had to bring demolished many dancefloors.

  1. Rob Hubbard - Commando (Swedish House Mafia Intro Edit)

  2. Axwell feat Max'C - I Found U (Remode)

  3. Innersphere a.k.a. Shinedoe - Phunk (Steve Angello Re-Edit)

  4. Grant Nelson - Seasons Of Jack (Jesse Garcia Piano Mix)

  5. Dirty South feat Rudy - Let It Go (Axwell Remix)

  6. Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights (Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Remix)

  7. Pryda - Balaton w/ Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (deadmau5 Remix)

  8. Timbaland feat Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake - Give It To Me (Steve Angello Remix)

  9. DJ Nick - Summer Samba (Stefano Noferini Remix)

  10. Nari & Milani presents Dek 32 - Gnor! (Mail Mix) w/ David Guetta feat Chris Willis - Love Is Gone (Acapella)

  11. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke vs Run DMC - Otherwize Like That (Laidback Luke Bootleg)

  12. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat Rowetta - Be

  13. Cirez D vs Axwell feat Beastie Boys - Galactic Tiger

  14. Dirty Pleasure - It

  15. Thomas Gold & Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels - Don't You Want Me (Thomas Gold & Francesco Diaz Club Mix)

  16. Rejected - SL3 w/ Robin S. - Show Me Love (Acapella)

  17. Who's Who - Klack

  18. John Dahlback - Everywhere (D.O.N.S. & DBN In The Box Mix)

  19. Peter Gelderblom - Waiting 4

  20. Substate - Horizon (Mac Zimms Remix)

  21. DHS - House Of God

This certainly takes me back. This kind of music really intrigued me, and got me moving a lot on the dancefloors all over the Netherlands. I wouldn't be into the Swedes just yet, but only a handful of years later did they appear on my radar, and would be one of the trios I would follow, music wise.

As a trio they had massive success, but also as individuals. They knew what to play, and the people at Amnesia, were served the finest House anthems from around 2007. You had to be there to fully understand the set, and the atmosphere. People were loving it, and were absolutely engulfed into what the SHM were playing. You can hear that clearly throughout the set, but especially when 'Otherwize Like That' is played. That, to me, is the biggest track of their set.

Yes, it was live broadcasted on BBC Radio 1, and you can hear some other bits too, including interviews, and that kind of ruins the flow of this set. Wish this set was without people chatting. Also who needs to announce every so often who's in the SHM? I'm guessing people already know, so no need to constantly say who's part of this trio...

All jokes aside, it's a very danceable set. If you are sitting still when this hits, what is wrong with you? Yes, there are a few songs in this set which are completely ruined by radio overkill, like 'Waiting 4'. God, I need at least another decade without it before I can appreciate it fully again. But back then they were fresh, new, and cool. And being in Ibiza, Spain, enjoying the weather and drinking until the Sun goes up, what else could you wish for? And who would know that only a handful of years later they became the biggest trio in the world, eh?

Act: Swedish House Mafia

Genre/Style: Club, House, Progressive House, Dance

Liveset Info: Recorded @ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Ibiza Special (Cream, Ibiza) 2007-08-12

Length Liveset: 02:02:18

Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)+

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2022 (+2007)

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

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