By anyone’s standards, Axel ‘Axwell’ Hedfors is a giant of modern-day dance music.
A superstar DJ/producer in his right, label mogul & one third of dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Axwell has never lost the giddy enthusiasm of a fledgling clubber.
In the last 2 years, Axwell has been twice nominated for a Grammy, the first for his remix of ‘Sweet Disposition’ by Temper Trap with Dirty South and latterly for best dance single with Swedish House Mafia for ‘Save The World’ Having performed with Usher on the American Music Awards, Swedish House Mafia went on to break all known records for a dance act, selling out the legendary Madison Square Garden in under 10 minutes and delivering the most talked about show of 2011.
The trio have to date achieved 4 top 10 hits in the UK, “One” feat. Pharell, “Miami 2 Ibiza” feat. Tinie Tempah & ‘Save The World’ feat John Martin & “Antidote” alongside Knife Party with their latest single ‘Greyhound’ having just hit the download stores accompanied by a rather special video clip. Last year saw Axwell fulfill a life long dream to work with Chris Martin remixing Coldplay’s ‘Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall’ into a stadium sized anthem.
His 3 year residency at Pacha Ibiza with Swedish House Mafia came to an end last summer but not before it had reached legendary status on the Island. Axwell went on to achieve 2 positions in the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll in 2011, No.12 as a solo DJ & No.10 with his Swedish compadres.
Axwell’s Axtone Records continues to go from strength to strength serving as a tangible example of his love for a variety of styles. Releases over the last 12 months alone include Axwell’s last solo offering ‘Heart Is King’, ‘Resurrection’ by rising star ‘Michael Calfan’ & ‘In My Mind’ by Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl ft Georgi Kay both of which received a helping hand from Axwell himself in the studio.
Looking ahead to 2012, Axwell has launched the inaugural ‘Axtone presents’ shows in Miami and will be checking in for 2 nights at the Masquerade Motel with Swedish House Mafia. He’s also set to embark on a UK & Europe solo tour all leading towards Swedish House Mafia taking over the Milton Keynes Bowl this summer.