Life is full of decisions that either make or break us. In the grand scheme of things, selling his motorized scooter for his first studio set up may well have been the best move Alessandro Lindblad – a Stockholm born youngster of Italian ancestry – ever made. Now a regular at some of the world’s largest festivals and collaborating with producers such as Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso continues to bring uplifting moments to the forefront of global dance music.
Debuting with ‘Nillionaire’ and breaking through with the dark and energized ‘Raise Your Head’, successive Beatport chart toppers ‘Calling’ alongside Sebastian Ingrosso, ‘Years’ alongside Matthew Koma and ‘City of Dreams’ alongside Dirty South and his latest solo release ‘Clash’ have kept Alesso in high esteem throughout 2012. Add to this further high-profile production duties alongside David Guetta and remixes for Swedish House Mafia and British stadium rockers Keane, and you start to understand the heights he has already reached.
Between landmark festivals such as Tomorrowland, Electronic Daisy Carnival, Creamfields and his homeland’s Summerburst Festival, Alesso’s studio work has been matched with a strong live presence. Proving as popular on the white isle at Ushuaia and Amnesia as he remains on the American circuit, with Swedish House Mafia for their final UK performance at Milton Keynes Bowl have seen the young producer get instantly with huge crowds across the globe. With the All Mixed Up concept alongside label mates Ingrosso and Otto Knows taking his American presence to a new high, the future continues to bring even more breakthrough opportunities.
Alesso’s universal explosion shows little sign of slowing down. Add whirlwind tour duties in Asia, south and Northern America and it is apparent that his days as Sweden’s best-kept secret are well and truly over.