Ingrosso talks SHM's run-in with Hardwell: "I stand by my point"

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Back in August, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell had a highly publicised run-in with young gun Hardwell on Twitter. The trouble – for which the Swedes copped plenty of flak – all began when Hardwell gave away a free bootleg pack download to say thanks for reaching 300,000 fans on Facebook. The problem was that the bootleg happened to contain some SHM material, and Ingrosso and Axwell were none too pleased that their music was being given away for free – Ingrosso blasted the move “the lowest I’ve seen”.

When inthemix got Sebastian Ingrosso on the phone last week, we were sure to ask about the incident. With a hefty sigh, the Refune boss responded “I knew this question would come up some day”. So a couple of months down the track, is he still pissed about it?

“This is what I feel,” he told inthemix. “And I stand by my point and I know we got a lot of hate for it, but it doesn’t matter. Because the thing is this: Hardwell is a great producer, he’s a very talented DJ, he is a great guy. Make bootlegs, that’s fine. But if you wanna make bootlegs and gain fans on Facebook, give away your own songs. Like Avicii for example, a good friend of mine, when he got a million fans on Facebook or whatever to say thankyou he gives away a track by his own, he goes to the studio and makes a new song for his 1 million fans. I think that’s fucking brilliant. He can give away as many free downloads as he wants, but it’s kind of weak to give away some other persons song to say thankyou to your fans. But anyway, he said I’m sorry on Twitter because he knew he did something very wrong.”

Though Ingrosso did admit he had some regrets over the incident. “Maybe we went a little bit too hard on him,” he conceded. “He’s a great dude; he’s young, he’s upcoming. It’s all good now. The only mistake we maybe made was to taking it in front of people on Twitter. Maybe we should have just pick up the phone and given him a call and say “hey man, what’s up”. Maybe that was stupid.” Read the full Sebastian Ingrosso interview here.

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kane2188

kane2188 said on the 14th Nov, 2012

ingrosso can suck a dick.. all 3 of them can suck a dick...

reevedeejay

reevedeejay said on the 14th Nov, 2012

defs went too hard on him. People forget that Hardwell is still new in the game, and will make inexperienced mistakes like this. Mafia calling him 'the lowest we've ever seen' are you fucking serious? Lowest ive ever seen would be closer to steve angello faking and putting no effort into a huge set last year. Swedish house mafia can go suck a dick, just because they're washed and Hardwell has a huge future ahead of him doesn't mean they can resort to these kind of jealousy tactics.

Sensuality

Sensuality said on the 14th Nov, 2012

I'm sure all three of them such each others dicks... so... moot point.

davecw

davecw said on the 14th Nov, 2012

Hardwell is one of the nicest blokes going around.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 14th Nov, 2012

SHM = dick suckers from way back yo

mikeblades

mikeblades said on the 14th Nov, 2012

Its the exact same as local DJ's giving out free mixed CD's of other peoples tracks. Currently that's against the law, yet people do it all the time.

Technocolour

Technocolour said on the 14th Nov, 2012

eh, these things happen. People get upset and say/do things they later regret in a moment of anger. SHM acknowledged they went a bit overboard and also acknowledged they understand Hardwell is still new to the scene (so prone to making the occasional mistake), so they've done well to amend the situation between everyone involved.

I think they've said everything they need to, so it's a bit ridiculous people are still throwing their hate at them. Comments like 'they can go suck a dick' are just childish and unproductive. I'm not a massive fan of SHM myself, but I know pointless, immature behavior when I see it.

The matter's been dealt with, people should just leave it. Not even sure why this is still news.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 15th Nov, 2012

@Technocolour - Anything posted on social media is generally done by the PR Team. Apologies are always in lieu of the artist looking bad for what they originally done/said. If everyone agreed with SHM's views originally, no apology would have been given. Let that be known. The hate comments are a general reaction to the degree of fuckwit those 3 have enshrined within them.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 15th Nov, 2012

P.S - Your DP looks like a f*cking 1UP Mushroom.

Technocolour

Technocolour said on the 15th Nov, 2012

I'm not supporting SHM here, like I said I'm no fan of theirs... I don't remember the last time I even bothered to listen to them. The point I was trying to make is that the issue was dealt with (whether it was dealt with by them or their PR team is besides the point), they even admitted they went overboard with their reactions, so it seems a bit pointless and immature to still be raging on about it, especially with comments like what I previously mentioned.

That said, Ingrosso did kind of ruin any 'dealt with' qualities the issue may have had by insisting on having his little 'I stand by my point' rant... The guy should have just shut up and said 'it's over with, let's not worry about the past'.

And @lawlietskyy, yeah what of it? Not entirely sure what my appearance has to do with anything? It does look kinda silly (especially coz I'm actually wearing a super mario shirt in that picture), but yeah, relevance to this article is...? Also, seems like a kinda aggressive reply to a very neutral, calm remark on my behalf?

Technocolour

Technocolour said on the 15th Nov, 2012

Photo was about 6 months old, so guess what? I changed it. Hopefully that quiets whatever deep seated issues you have with my hair.

sunyalm

sunyalm said on the 15th Nov, 2012

SHM are coming of like bullies too me... the whole point of edm is to share the love of dance music not like rappers who are territorial over lyrics and stuff

hardwell is the future of prog house and shm should just shut up esp Sebastian Ingrosso

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 15th Nov, 2012

@Technocolour - You talk too much.

djschultzy

djschultzy said on the 16th Nov, 2012

@technocolour SUCK MY DICK BITCH

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 16th Nov, 2012

@djschultzy - hey hey ... don't be so aggressive with Technocolour.

Im sure if you ask politely and trick her by acknowledging the intelligence and constructive arguments she's so desperately trying to demonstrate for us all here ... She would gladly suck you off by her own accord.

bussyboy

bussyboy said on the 18th Nov, 2012

Who cares if the tracks were given away for free, so long as Hardwell paid the royalties, right?

Technocolour

Technocolour said on the 18th Nov, 2012

lol. not likely. I have these things called 'standards' which means both of you are out of the picture.

Feel free to suck each other off though. I'm sure one of you would enjoy it at least.

The only thing being demonstrated here is a show of idiocy, and you two are the stars. Well done.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 19th Nov, 2012

Actually the only thing demonstrated was that i made you change your DP

Game, set & Match.

Technocolour

Technocolour said on the 19th Nov, 2012

Lol. Sure. You totally did. You sure showed me. I'd definitely let my decisions be influenced by such clever insults and intelligent remarks.

Wow, it's like humouring a 3 year old... And that's still giving you too much credit.

Lesson learned: don't actually expect intelligence from a lot of people who comment on a site like this.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 19th Nov, 2012

Now you're insulting the ITM community's intelligence because i made you change your display picture - How vain you are. You need a root... and a tan.

davecw

davecw said on the 19th Nov, 2012

What the hell is going on ?

Socially awkward ITMer's attacking a girl because of her hair ! Yep first world problems that.

Shayno89

Shayno89 said on the 19th Nov, 2012

lawlietskyy is easily the sickest c*nt out

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 19th Nov, 2012

http://memegenerator.net/instance/30491159

Coza87

Coza87 said on the 20th Nov, 2012

lawlietskyy - Taking his real life problems out on a forum.

Someone doesn't agree with my opinion! Might as well become a child and try to insult them.

Must be a sick cunt IRL.

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 20th Nov, 2012

i've roided up, my shirts off and im wearing a my man-purse ... Come at me !

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 20th Nov, 2012

CUM BUCKETS ON SHIT HAIR DAY

Coza87

Coza87 said on the 20th Nov, 2012

This forum is the stereosonic of the internet.