There has been quite a bit of talk this past week about Swedish House Mafia’s impending retirement. Regardless of how anyone feels about Swedish House Mafia—and there is a pretty fair amount of love and outright hatred—the fact remains that this is EDM’s lone super group.
They are an international, massively popular entity that is (or was) one of the driving forces of the EDM. EDM fans generally fall into one of two camps: the ones for whom the SHM breakup and retirement is a tragedy and the end of some of the best years ever in music history, and those who have no idea what all the fuss is about. Those in the latter camp tend to see this as overblown marketing hype to quickly sell out the farewell tour and set the stage for a comeback in a few years or months.