Exclusive Preview of Swedish House Mafia’s Documentary “Take One” out Nov 29th
The film will be available as part of the “Until One” book, which comes out on Nov 29th but can be pre-ordered now, here.
“Take One” was shot at 253 gigs in 23 countries between 2008 and 2010. While the film doesn’t really dive in deeply into either of their personalities, it does show us a lot about their rockstar lifestyle. One of the best parts of the movie was the opportunity to see SHM’s creative process behind the production of some of their recent masterpieces.
A very powerful segment of the movie was their show at Brixton Academy during Nov 2009 in London. You can see their involvement in planning out the show before hand, making sure every acoustic and theatrical element is perfectly prepared.
Before the Brixton show you can see their pump up routine for shaking off nerves (yes they actually were nervous, it was a huge audience) and when they get on stage everything explodes naturally and they show us why they are the most in-demand act in house music.
One thing I didn’t realize until afterwards is the significance of the song, “One.” Before the end of the film, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello part ways to focus on their solo careers, a time in which they were still very prolific, just more as individuals. This prepares us for a fantastic ending where the three re-unite in the studio to create “One” and introduce it to the world at Ultra Music Festival 2010. My initial interpretation of the title “One” was that they were proclaiming their arrival at the top of the house world, but in context of the movie it is clear that “One” signifies the union of Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso as the mighty SHM.