It’s been three years since Stockholm’s defining electronic trio Swedish House Mafia called it quits. Since then, former members Axel Christofer Hedfors and Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso have carried the EDM torch as a duo, lighting up charts with sugary electro-house singles like the anthemic “On My Way” and the even sweeter “Sun Is Shining.” Press play on their music video for “Can’t Hold Us Down” and you’ll see why Axwell & Ingrosso’s energy is impossible to ignore.
The fact that they’ve put themselves back on the map without so much as releasing an album is an even greater testament to their success. While their long-awaited debut is currently in the works, the Swedes have continuously landed headlining gigs (individually and together) all over the world with their captivating, crowd-pleasing bangers, including a three-season residency at the trendy Ushuaïa Ibiza hotel in Spain. While Swedish House Mafia disbanded in part due to hectic schedules, the jetsetting lifestyle seems to fuel Axwell & Ingrosso’s work ethic as they hop from country to country for shows with little rest in between. This weekend, they’ll play their first Hakkasan gig as a duo.
Can’t wait for the new album? Judging from recent sets, A&I will likely spin some yet-to-be-released material at Hakkasan. You won’t want to miss it. Axwell & Ingrosso at Hakkasan at MGM Grand, April 23.