By Akshay Bhansali
Following a stellar set by 22-year-old Dutch WMC phenom Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia members Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso unofficially closed out WMC 2010 at the Beatport Beach Party (presented by Beatport, Pioneer and Armani Exchange) at the Gansevoort South in Miami on Sunday (March 28). Sure, other parties lingered on throughout the night, but none that were as explosive.
Swedish House Mafia performed for close to 100,000 people at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday (March 27), but at the Gansevoort — which was free to the public and a much smaller production — it seemed that the gents were really able to let things loose and get grimey. Ingrosso and Angello played many of the hits from the Swedish Mafia’s combined catalog, including “Leave the World Behind” and a house mix of the Eurythmics’ classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Then there was “Sweet Disposition,” a remix of a Temper Trap song that literally had the devoted fans in attendance in a rabid frenzy. But the biggest hit was their new as-yet-unnamed single, which had been WMC for its duration. In fact, the crowd demanded they bring it back a second time later.
Toward the end of their set, Ingrosso and Angello thanked the audience before opening two bottles of champagne during the crescendo of one of their songs and spraying it on fans, who seemed eager to drink it all in (literally). After ending their set (with the Supermode hit “Tell Me Why”), Angello told MTV News that he loved the folks who came to WMC and that he hoped to see them again soon. Of course, Ingrosso fell right in line with the sign-off every Swedish House Mafia fan has come to know: “I think I f—ed this party in the p—y!” he said as he waved goodbye.