Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso
If you’re looking for up-tempo electro masterpieces to play at your basement party while your parents are out-of-town, then SHM is your source for the ultimate modern and futuristic dance tracks. SHM, which is short for Swedish House Mafia, is made up three international House/Dance DJs and producer superstars Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. If you listen to dance music as much as I do and enjoy going out to the club and dancing, then you’ve probably heard of these widely acclaimed djs.
A few months ago I did a write-up on Axwell’s hit "Nothing But Love" and I have most of his tracks on my Ipod. He just returned with his first new solo track since last summer and "Heart of Kings" is bound to be another smash hit for this Swedish superstar. As a dj and producer, Axwell has produced and collaborated on some amazing dance tracks that are known for pumping the crowd and staying in your head for years!
Axwell isn’t the only one of this trio who has produced memorable hits, but he happen’s to be my favorite one out of the trio. Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have some original tracks that are perfect for any dance playlist, along with some great collaborations with other dance superstars. Check out Swedish House Mafia’s video for "One (Your Name)" ft. Pharrell below and some other great songs from these modern international dance superstars.
SHM: One(Your Name) ft. Pharrell
SHM: Leave the World Behind ft. Deborah Cox and Laidback Luke
SHM: Miami 2 Ibiza ft. Tinie Tempah
Adrian Lux: Teenage Crime(Axwell Remix).
I love this song!
I love the original “Game Over” by Tinchy Stryder, but the official remix with the guys and the girl response is legit. The beat exemplifies the essence of grime! Its got the gritty sound, which forces the rapper to just come raw with it. Lyrically those guys are some of the best in the UK hip-hop scene. But the female rapper remix caught me by suprise. I don’t listen to a lot of American female rappers, but it was shocking to see these female UK rappers…and they actually were good! Of course they have that thick UK accent, but their lyrical game is point. I’m loving how they females stepped up to the plate and really represented. That went in hard on the track and I think it was definitely a hit and not a miss. I’m seriously starting to listen to more grime than American hip-hop, it’s really not that bad once you get pass the accent lol.Check out the video’s and see for yourself!
My source for Grime music: http://www.grimepedia.co.uk/wiki/Main_Page
Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example
Ruff Diamondz, Adot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr
Ghetts, Slix, Griminal, Dot Rotten, Fuda Guy, Wretch 32, Roachee, Maxsta & Tinchy.
I’m a huge fan of rappers that rhyme on top of electronic/dance music. That’s probably why I’ve always been a fan of grime music, I’m able to enjoy the lyrics and dance like crazy to an insanely dope beat. When I first listened to grime I really hated it, but it’s grown on me the past few years. Some of accents on certain tracks are still a little too thick for me, but for the most part I’m starting to really like grime. For those of you who read my blog on a regular, you’ve got the sense that my music taste if all over!
Videos below from some of my favorites.
I heard this song by Tinie Tempah when it first came out in the UK, and then yesterday I saw it on MTV…I’m like that came out awhile ago! lol America catch up!