The Sound Of Swedish House
Written by Michael
August 14, 2012 1:21 pm
Wait! This is not to be confused with the soon departing Swedish House Mafia, though Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello do make appearances as remixers a couple of times (where we feel they’re better off).
This is Swedish House and whilst Swedish artists feature prominently it’s more of a term to describe the style of music on offer rather than strictly being Swedish House DJs only. An Eric Prydz remix of Midnight City is included alongside Tocadisco, Marco V, Nadia Ali, Tiesto and more.
Perfectly as well, the album comes with an unmixed copy of the CD, which should make it appealing to aspiring DJs who want that collection of classic tracks a compilation brings without not being able to use the tracks themselves to mix.
Full PR below, expect a review within the next few days.
The Sound Of Swedish House
Artist: Various Artists
Released: 16th July 2012
Released the week of the biggest ever Swedish House genre show at the 50,000 capacity Milton Keynes
Bowl, ‘The Sound Of Swedish House’ is a compilation that showcases a sound to have taken hold of
producers the world over. From pumping vocal house and epic trance synths to deep, angular rhythms,
this mix testifies the Swedish stamp is everywhere, featuring the premiere league Swede’s themselves,
the protégées of a nation bitten by the Swedish House bug, plus unreleased and digitally re-mastered
Released on Monday 16th July on London based imprint Cubrik, in both mixed and DJ friendly unmixed
formats, the Swedish House Mafia has helped usher in almost everyone who appears on this seventy-
Opening with a brand new Eric Prydz remix of ‘Midnight City’ by M83 (a song which has proved to be
to 2012 what MGMT’s ‘Kids’ was to 2008), it’s been remixed and rebooted for way bigger rooms than
French musician Anthony Gonzalez could have ever expected by Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso’s
oldest production buddy Eric ‘Pryda’ Prydz. From there, the mix dives into Above and Beyond protégée
Arty territory, who also appears later on in the mix thanks to a timely new refix of ‘Punk’ by Ferry
Elsewhere, the music is a showcase of the new generation of electronic Swedes, from Alex Kenji and the
fast-rising Swede-channelling Thomas Gold (actually from Munich) to Deniz Koyu, Daddy’s Groove and
Dragan Roganovic AKA Dirty South. It also features a cover of Depeche Mode’s 80s classic ‘Behind The
Wheel’ by the mysterious house producer Dirty Funker.
The young protégées of Axwell – Thomas Gold; and Seb Ingrosso – Alessandro Lindblad AKA Alesso,
also appear on the mix, alongside the biggest Swede to pounce since the Mafia – Tim Bergling, known
professionally as Avicii. His arena mix of ‘Bromance’ has a staggering 10 million views on YouTube and
The Sound Of Swedish House delivers this continent crossing genre in its most crystal clear form. All
tracks on the album have been digitally re-mastered at the world renowned Sterling Sound studio in New
York by Paul Morris, famed for mix engineering with Sasha, The Chemical Brothers and John Digweed.
It’s likely you’ve already bagged yourself a ticket to the sell-out Milton Keynes show, but if you were
unlucky enough to miss out, grab yourself a copy of this album, and turn it up load. Very loud.
Album trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukQBTLhISpU