Swedish House Mafia deliver ‘Alternate World’ remaster of The Weeknd’s ‘Sacrifice’
It’s been a nice past handful of weeks to say the least considering the amount of times we’ve gotten to speak on something new from the Swedish House Mafia camp. After saying goodbye to 2021 with an extended “Moth To A Flame” version and celebrating New Year’s Day with Jacob Mühlrad on “One Symphony,” Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello reunited with The Weeknd to handle production duties on not one but two Dawn FM tracklist cuts, “Sacrifice” and “How Do I Make You Love Me?” And it’s not stopping there as the Swedes now share a third surprise release in a row with an “alternate world” rework of the former track.
Moving in a similar route to their remaster of “Moth To A Flame,” the Swedes roped “Sacrifice” a little closer towards their detectible touch. On first listen, “Sacrifice” drew immediate alikeness to Daft Punk—specifically shining elements of “Da Funk”—with the trio drawing that ’80s-esque tone out even further with an acid-leaning, minute-long stretch of The Weeknd’s newest album single. And for those that were quick to raise the question of why Swedish House Mafia’s Paradise Again release wasn’t among the Dawn FM tracklist, “Moth To A Flame” is now officially an album member through the “Alternate World” edition along with Agents of Time’s “Take My Breath” spin as well as the “Sacrifice” remix.
Watch Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd’s newest visual below.
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