Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso to Form Departures

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We might have just witnessed “one last tour,” but that hasn’t stopped Axwell and Ingrosso from teaming up again to form their new project, Departures.  The project is slated to be a side venture while the two continue on their own solo careers, but time will tell.  The duo launches their project this summer at the revered Ibiza Ushuaïa Beach Club on June 12.  There’s no word on what this project will entail, but perhaps we should have seen it coming?

Steve Angello, the missing piece of Swedish House Mafia, had previously voiced his concerns to the Huffington Post over the growing popularity of the SHM and his fame, and the fans’ misunderstandings. “They think you just show up there with a USB stick and plug it in and hit play,” Angello said. “They don’t understand how much work you actually put into a show.”  This issue is of particular concern for Angello as he grew up as a turntablist first spinning hip-hop before switching to house music.  Now as Angello has re-focused his career as a solo artist and chief at his Size imprint, it has becoming clear that his concerns were a part of the end of the Swedish House Mafia.  It would seem that there is no bad blood between the three friends, but perhaps this new project will allow each of them to have more control over their respective careers.

Add to the fact that “We Come, We Rave, We Love” was credited as Axwell and Ingrosso as opposed to SHM and we have the makings of a developing story… at any rate it’s the kind of stuff that eventually makes for a made-for-TV movie, right?

(Stoney Roads)