Axwell / Ingrosso Signs With Def Jam, Virgin/EMI U.K
September 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PT)
Former SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA members AXWELL and SEBASTIAN INGROSSO have officially signed with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP to release music on DEF JAM RECORDS in the U.S. and VIRGIN/EMI in the U.K. as AXWELL / INGROSSO. New music is expected later this year, but the first album is expected in early 2015.
“We are proud at DEF JAM to have AXWELL / INGROSSO choose us to be their label home," DEF JAM CEO STEVE BARTELS said. "Their music is forward, innovative, invigorating and boundless. DEF JAM has the artistry and energy of DJ culture within its pedigree, right there in our logo. This is a significant moment for all of us as at DEF JAM.”
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA was able to sell out their concert at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in nine minutes without any album in the marketplace. The group broke up in MARCH 2013, after playing their final sets that month at the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL in MIAMI. AXWELL / INGROSSO premiered new music with influential BBC radio personality ZANE LOWE in late MARCH 2014.