Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Leave The World Behind’ Doc Captures the Power and Majesty of EDM
By Scott T. Sterling
Sold out shows, chart-topping singles, and a diehard fan base rapidly expanding around the world. Swedish House Mafia’s answer to unimaginable success in the exploding world of EDM was the last thing anyone ever anticipated: to simply walk away.
With 2012-13’s One Last Tour, the trio of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello elevated to an arena-level status rarely experienced by any band, let alone a trio of Swedish DJs spinning euphoric dance music.
Engaging new film documentary Leave the World Behind beautifully captures the dazzling spectacle that followed the group as they circled the globe on One Last Tour, hitting 26 countries and playing to more than one million fans on the unexpected farewell jaunt marking the decision to break up when Swedish House Mafia was at the peak of its powers and arguably the biggest band in the world.