Hailing from Stockholm, Alesso won over his country from the very start of his career. His second single as the lead artist, 2012’s ‘Calling (Losing My Mind)’ with the legendary Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Grammy award-winning OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder, was certified 2x Platinum in Sweden while also reaching no. 1 on Billboard’s US Hot Dance Club Songs. In 2013, he released ‘If I Lose Myself’ with OneRepublic which was certified 4x Platinum in Sweden and ‘Under Control’ with Calvin Harris featuring Hurts which was certified Gold in the United States.
Before those tracks were born however, a baby faced Swede aged 19 released one of the most iconic progressive house remixes in history. Alesso put his signature sound on display as he remixed ‘Pressure’. When released, Spinnin’ Records made this statement; “so we’ve no doubt Mr. Alesso is going to continue to impress us for a long time to come.” – and they were not wrong.