{SHMMSG} A Recap of Swedish House Mafia @ Madison Square Garden

How many of you wish you were at Madison Square Garden for this EPIC show? I DO! And so does every SHM fan in America. Too bad the tickets sold out in 9 minutes… Remember when Swedish House Mafia used to be small time? Remember when they made their big break at Ultra 3 years ago? Weird to think that it really hasn’t even been that long, but look at them now!!! The first electronic music show to EVER be played at MSG, and they did a damn good job.

Not only did they play at MSG, they made it a live stream for the whole world to see too! What artists do that?? Very, very few. Most artists (record companies) want your money, therefore you gotta pay for a ticket if you wanna see the show, but SHM and their label allow them to let the whole world see. It just goes to show that they are the real pioneers of this genre of music.

So recap: First, the set up was phenomenal! Most electronic shows are done in a big field, a tent, or a much smaller venue. (the point is that most are done on flat ground, not a stadium setting). The LED screens were set up great and the MASSIVE LED screen in the back made it seem like a huge act. It’s hard to make 3 guys behind a table act in a way that a band would at MSG. Tinie Tempah and John Martin (Miike Snow vocalist from Save the World) made guest appearances to perform for their songs. Axwell had the microphone the majority of the time and spoke to the crowd every once and while. Ingrosso did his signature “sit down drop”. And the 3 ended up standing on top of the turntables a couple times. Making the DJ trio seem just like a rock band up on stage.

Second, the set was spectacular. Each song quickly transitioned into the next, and kept the crowd moving constantly. There were some new ones like Antidote and their new single (rumored to be called ‘Inks’). Check out the set list below:

Set List:

01. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (The Attic Intro Edit) w/ ID
02. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) [Axtone] w/ Axwell feat. Steve Edwards – Watch The Sunrise (Acappella) [Axtone]
03. Nari & Milani – Atom [Size]
04. David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar [EMI]
05. Deniz Koyu – Hydra [Joia] w/ Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL]
06. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Instrumental Mix) [Refune]
07. Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind [Axtone]
08. Deniz Koyu – Tung! [Flamingo] w/ Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Sony]
09. Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Alex Metric Remix) [EMI] w/ Afrojack – Replica [Wall]
10. Axwell – Heart Is King [Axtone] w/ R.E.M – Losing My Religion (Acappella) [Sony] w/ Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty ‘Rock-N-Rolla’ Remix) [Flashover]
11. James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) [Atlantic] (Axwell Edit)
12. Deniz Koyu – Hertz [Flamingo] w/ Cassius – I Love U So
13. Michael Woods – Bullet [Diffused] w/ Nero – Promises (Calvin Harris Remix) [MTA]
14. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix) [Size / One More Tune] w/ R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love [Wall]
15. Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio [Axtone]
16. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing] w/ Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza [Virgin] (Live Vocals) w/ Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone (Acappella) [Phazing]
17. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix) [EMI]
18. Tommy Trash – The End [Downright] w/ Florence and The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix) [Toolroom] w/ Swedish House Mafia – One [Virgin]
19. Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love (Remode Mix) [Axtone] w/ Arty – Around The World [Anjunabeats] w/ Steve Angello – Yeah [Size]
20. John Dahlback feat. Erik Hassle – One Last Ride (Tommy Trash Remix) [Mutants / Big Beat]
21. Diddy, Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) [Interscope] w/ Daft Punk – Aerodynamic [Virgin] w/ Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar [Axtone]
22. Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix) [Spinnin] w/ Coldplay – Fix You [EMI]
23. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall [Parlophone]
24. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World [EMI] (Live Vocals)
25. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix) [Infectious] w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode) [Axtone]
26. Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso & Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind [Axtone] w/ DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix) w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix) [Relief]
27. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke vs. Robin S – Show Me Love [Ministry Of Sound] w/ Axwell feat. Max C – I Found U [Axtone] w/ Steve Angello – Knas [Size]

Set-list courtesy of BeatMyDay

After the show the group finished up the night with an after show at the Roseland Ballroom.

It was truly a show for history and as I’m sure the attendees can attest…”something you just had to be there for”. Check out some Youtube videos and song clips below:

And on top of all of this…they’ve just sent out teasers via Facebook to their website: www.masquerademotel.com. Counting down to the announcement of ‘Masquerade Motel Miami 2012’. Mark my words…2012 will be a HUGE year for SHM and EDM (and so was 2011).

Antidote (Original Mix) w/ Vocal

‘Rumored’ New Single “Inks” live from MSG

SHM @ MSG FULL SET VIDEO from FuseLive

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