It was just a few weeks ago that news of the Swedish House Mafia Split rocked the EDM world. Popularly dubbed One Third of The Mafia, Swedish producer Steve Angello now unveils some of the reasons behind the infamous moment in the group’s history. During a Rolling Stone interview from August 2nd Angello declared that the powerhouse made the decision out of need, and not being able to evolve any further.

“We just decided that we reached a point where we don’t know what the next move would be”

The group had reached an incredible amount of popularity, illustrated by their ability to sell out Madison Square Out in a reported 9 minutes. Following in those footsteps was their sold out show at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK, so considering their fame and status, the announcement did come with a surprise. Steve Angello follows up with:

“We always like the challenge. And we don’t like to repeat ourselves. We just felt like it was time.”

Hopefully this does not mean the end of Swedish House Mafia but more so of a break. A break long enough for them to reach a new stage of novelty and give us a new One. Now keep in mind they are not quite done yet as they have an inaugural event at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on November 24th.

On a more personal note Steve Angello has recently emphasized his desire to push his label Size Records, and to focus on obtaining new talent to showcase. He will also be organizing an event at Central Park on September 22nd titled Size In The Park, that sold out in another record time of 6 minutes. For those who will be able to make it, don’t forget to send us your pictures!

So in the end, whether this is the end of SHM or just the calm before their rebirth, the Swedish trio had an incredible impact on the scene and will always be remembered for what they have done and accomplished.

Click here to catch their group interview with Pete Tong on BBC Radio One.

Source: Rolling Stone