Swedish House Mafia
Until One - Astralwerks
FILTER Grade: 73%
By Kendah El-Ali on November 10, 2010
A few musical mysteries of the world may never be solved. When it comes to dance music, the biggest one might be—in a similarly vulgar fashion to Ke$ha—how and why commercial house music exists in the first place. Enter Swedish House Mafia: three DJs who are collectively responsible for such club bangers as the mid ’00s remixes of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy” and Robin S’ “Show Me Love.” So, if your idea of a good time is your own private Night at the Roxbury (I’ll take Idaho), look no further than Until One. “Nothing But Love” will shake your ass across a Balearic dance floor faster than you can say “vodka Red Bull,” and your ears will delight to the magical beats of “Swedish Beauty/Diamond Life”—a Justice vs. Simian mash-up (there’s a new idea!) of sorts, and an intriguing reconfiguration of Miike Snow’s “Sylvia” included. From the Midlands to the Midwest, the mediocre couldn’t be more on fire.