DJ style: Big room house/EDM
It's been a tumultuous year for Sebastian Ingrosso and Axel Christofer Hedfors (Axwell to you and me). When rumours started to spread at the start of 2018 that the duo were considering reforming with their former Swedish House Mafia comrade Steve Angello, all eyes were suddenly firmly on the duo’s every move. No pressure. After three months of speculation, rumours and hearsay, the trio did indeed reform to colossal fanfair at Ultra Miami in March. While Swedish House Mafia haven’t played since, the promise of a fully-fledged reunion has continued to keep the hype alive. Since, Axwell ^ Ingrosso have been busy doing their own thing, playing to devoted crowds around the world including at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Beijing, Ultra Korea, Creamfields and many more.
As anticipation builds for the full-blown SHM reunion in 2019, it’s understandable perhaps that Axwell ^ Ingrosso as a unit have slipped down to No. 41 in this year’s Top 100 DJs poll. While the duo have announced a hiatus for next year, the two Swedes are unlikely to leave our sights as one of the biggest reunions in EDM’s recent history takes centre stage. Probably.
Words: Eoin Murray