Swedish House Mafia’s grand return to perform Ultra Music Festival’s mainstage last night (25th March) might have just been the start of what could be a full scale reunion.
As their set ended in a eruption fireworks and dizzying lights – which you can see below – Axwell shouted into the microphone, “Ultra Miami, thank you for having us tonight. We’re Swedish House Mafia for life this time.”
This, of course, comes after weeks upon weeks of speculation as to whether such a reunion would happen or not. Over the course of a number of weeks, Reddit users went so far as to “crack the code” to prove the trio would reform while the group’s manager Amy Thomson and SHM member Steve Angello all vehemently denied the whole thing.
Hardwell and Don Diablo also weighed in on the debate, with the latter suggesting that new music was on the horizon from the EDM trio.
In the 24-hours leading up to their surprise set at the festival, friends and collaborators of the trio confirmed the initial rumours by posting images of simplified SHM logos spray painted around Miami on Instagram.
This, in addition to the fact that the streaming angle of their set was ominously distant, suggests that this was perhaps just the tip of the iceberg in what could end up being something much grander. DJ Mag will keep you updated as we learn more (if there is more...).