16 Facts About Axwell


Axel Christofer Hedfors, better known by his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Axtone Records.

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Axwell began his career remixing songs by other artists, his first official remix being released in 2000.

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Axwell has been responsible for Jetlag's "So Right", which came out in September 2002 on Soulfuric, featuring the vocals of Noel McKoy and co-produced with Brian Tappert.

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In late 2002 Axwell went back to his roots and produced a track under his own name – "Lead Guitar" which was released by fellow Swede Stonebridge on his Stoney Boy imprint.

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That same year, Axwell branched into a New York house sound with his mix of "Counting Down the Days", a song by Sunfreakz.

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Axwell ignored the vocals for his mix, which was a blend of cutting progressive-house sounds and ethereal keyboards.

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In 2008, Axwell co-wrote and co-produced the song "Rain on Me" with Cyndi Lauper for her 2008 album Bring Ya to the Brink.

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Somehow, Guetta rejected the remix so Axwell took the instrumental of the song, teamed up with Bob Sinclar who brought in vocalist Ron Carroll and together they created "What a Wonderful World".

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In 2009, Axwell released "Leave the World Behind" with Swedish House Mafia.

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In 2010, Axwell achieved his highest position on the DJ Mag top 100 DJ poll, charting at number 10.

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Towards the end of the year and the beginning of 2012, Axwell continue to work with Swedish House Mafia releasing two more singles "Antidote" and "Greyhound".

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On 24 April 2012, Axwell released his remix of "In My Mind" by Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl featuring Georgi Kay on Beatport.

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Axwell joined forces with Sebastian Ingrosso, debuting their new collective at the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City – their new group named Axwell ? Ingrosso, this followed the release of their debut EP X4.

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In early May 2017, Axwell released the first single from his second EP with Sebastian Ingrosso under their collective entitled "Renegade" with the EP and its title song, "More Than You Know", being released in the latter parts of that month.

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On 22 June 2019, Axwell announced that his record label, Axtone Records, would launch Axtone Academy, a music academy which would pair aspiring producers with some of the label's veterans to help young musicians into the music industry.

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Axwell cancelled his solo performance at the Electric Love festival catering to 'unforeseen circumstances' as communicated by Axwell's Management team.

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