Picking up after a stacked year of releases and touring activity for Axwell Λ Ingrosso, the Axtone flag bearer had gone alone for his first single since 2013’s ‘I Am’, alongside Sick Individuals. Already a popular set favourite from the summer festival season of 2015, ‘Barricade’ showed a more aggressive and adrenaline-fuelled side to Axwell’s studio output. Opting for main stage energy and experimental transitions whilst maintaining his signature melodic hold on the genre, the track signalled further evolution for the long-serving artist and his renowned knack for quality productions.
2015 was a marker year for Axwell Λ Ingrosso, which saw the legendary duo take their high octane sets across the globe and end with a number one on Billboard’s end of year dance chart’s with landmark single ‘Something New’. The year also signalled the tenth anniversary of his renowned Axtone imprint. Alongside a series of international pop-up events, the brand celebrated with a stacked compilation of fresh remixes and savoured label singles, as well as the Rolling Stone premiered ‘Waiting For So Long (Gloria)’ from Axwell himself.
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