Swedish House Mafia have explained their decision to split at the top of their game, saying that they need to challenge themselves and were in danger of becoming 'content' with success.
The trio, Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, announced their split last week and told Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong just why they chose to end things in an interview due to air this evening (June 29).
"It's very easy to just stay content with the machine that is Swedish House Mafia," Angello said. "We've always been about challenging ourselves and doing unexpected things."
He added: "Maybe it's time to do something different now. We didn't want to end up repeating ourselves."
Swedish House Mafia have had huge success with their brand of dance music, joining Calvin Harris and David Guetta amongst the genres leading names. They produced 'Miami2Ibiza' for Tinie Tempah, who was full of praise for the DJs.
"Dance music has been going on for a very long time but, in this sort of new wave, they came together to create something that was really incredible," said Tinie.
"All the guys are talented geniuses. Within their own rights, they're great artists and producers. I wish them all the best of luck."
Swedish House Mafia will bow out with a final gig at Milton Keynes Bowl on July 14. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
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