Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings, is excited to be working with the group. “We are proud at Def Jam to have Axwell /\ Ingrosso choose us to be their label home,” he 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, Axwell and Ingrosso’s previous project, began in 2007. Although they never released a studio album, they sold over 10 million records worldwide. “Don’t You Worry” featuring John Martin was a No. 6 hit on the Hot 100. After Swedish House Mafia broke up in March of 2013, two of the three members formed the new group. They debuted songs on BBC in March and again his summer at Governor’s Ball.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso plans to release their debut album in early 2015.