18 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.


Axwell is a member of Swedish House Mafia along with Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello.


Axwell is a two-time DJ Awards winner, and in 2013 he was placed 19th on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll.


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


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.


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


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.


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".


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


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


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".


Axwell worked with Flo Rida on the American's fourth studio album Wild Ones, co-producing two of its most successful singles "Wild Ones" and "Let It Roll".


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


Axwell climbed 4 places from his 2012 position achieve place 19.


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.


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.


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