2012 was a year like no other, the explosion of the house music wave was peaking, artists around the world were pioneering new styles, and Deadmau5 and David Guetta performed at the Grammy’s. One of the hallmark records that characterized the scene at the time was Axwell’s edit of Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s track with Georgi Kay, “In My Mind“. The song was not only emblematic, it was commercially a success and even appeared in the ad campaign for the 2013 Kia Soul.
So far, Axwell has been nominated for 3 Grammy’s in his career, of those two are for best non-classical remix recording, and one for best dance recording along with the Swedish House Mafia. In 2011, he was nominated for his remix of the Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition alongside Dirty South. In 2013, he was nominated again for the behemoth “In My Mind”. Watching old live clips of Axwell or other DJ’s playing “In My Mind”, it is very commonplace to hear the crowd bellowing out the spine-tingling lyrics and melody. A quick search on Youtube of the track will bring up a clip that has racked up more than 10 million views, a true testament to its legacy. The track has many historic moments as well, played at Swedish House Mafia’s last show ever at Ultra Music Festival in Miami 2013, clubs and festivals around the world. It will forever be remembered as one of Axwell’s most powerful songs.
“And in my mind, in my head, this is where we all came from, the dreams we have the love we share, this is what we’re waiting for”
That was all it took to become the lyrics that would captivate a generation of house music lovers for years to come. Seldom do songs carry the emotional connection that goes on to unify a group of people, “In My Mind” does this flawlessly. From the dreamy stuttered pad intro, the classic melody, and the immensely euphoric build up, Axwell hit the nail right on the head with “In My Mind”.
Experience the glory all over again below!