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Released 8 Years Ago: Axwell – Barricade

Eight years ago, Axwell, one of the key members of the renowned duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso and the driving force behind Axtone Records, released ‘Barricade’, marking his first solo single since the 2013 hit ‘I Am’ with Sick Individuals. Released after a year filled with releases and extensive touring for Axwell Λ Ingrosso, ‘Barricade’ quickly became a fan favorite in the summer festival season of 2015. The track showcased a more aggressive and adrenaline-charged side of Axwell‘s production style, blending mainstage energy with experimental transitions, all while maintaining his signature melodic influence on the genre. ‘Barricade’ represented an evolution for Axwell as an artist, demonstrating his continual growth and enduring commitment to quality production.

2015 was a landmark year for Axwell Λ Ingrosso, featuring high-energy performances around the world and achieving significant success with their single ‘Something New’, which topped Billboard’s end-of-year dance chart. The same year marked the tenth anniversary of Axwell’s Axtone imprint, a milestone celebrated with international pop-up events, a compilation of new remixes and beloved label singles, and the Rolling Stone-premiered track ‘Waiting For So Long (Gloria)’ by Axwell himself. ‘Barricade’ fits perfectly within this era of Axwell‘s career, exemplifying his talent for creating dynamic, crowd-pleasing music that resonates with fans of electronic dance music worldwide.

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