To celebrate 10 years as one of the leading labels in dance music, Axwell’s Axtone have compiled an album packed with 44 of their finest releases from the past decade. From melodic progressive house, to hard hitting groove, to classic disco house, Axtone has continued to deliver quality music to the masses, with multiple Beatport number 1’s included in the compilation. As well as the online digital release, Axtone are releasing a limited edition box set for the first 500 buyers worldwide, the contents of which includes: 3 ‘marbled’ vinyl including 12 fan picked tracks (many of which have never been available on the format), a 52 page ‘Axtone Art’ hardback book and a hand illustrated art print, with each box being individual numbered and each vinyl marbling bring completely unique. With Christmas almost upon us, this would make the perfect gift for any Axtone fan.
This album itself has something for everyone, and includes some classics from artists such as Deniz Koyu, Tommy Trash, Dirty South, Don Diablo and Tom Staar. In terms of new music, label owner Axwell steps up to bring us ‘Waiting For So Long (Gloria)’, a beautifully triumphant, feel good track that Axwell himself says he produced as a gift to his wife. Axwell’s classic ‘I Found U’ also receives a fresh update from Fono, who combines some incredible synth work with atmospheric chords to create a funky vibe throughout the track. Russian prodigy Shapov also cement’s his place as one of Axtone’s hottest upcoming talents with his new record ‘Our World‘, an intense but euphoric track that features the chilling vocals of Justin Tranter. Whilst Klahr is on remix duties for Adrian Lux’s latest release ‘Torn Apart’, and delivers an epic makeover that gives us an insight into the future sound of the label from the exciting new talent on the roster.
The rest of the album simply features the best of the best; ranging from timeless hits such as Axwell’s ‘Heart Is King‘, to Dubvision & Feenixpawl melodic masterpiece ‘Destination‘, to Arty, Mattise & Sadko’s epic collaboration ‘Trio‘, this album covers the broad spectrum of dance music that Axtone has continued to release since 2005. We can hear the evolution in sound and production techniques that have taken place over time, and we get a sense of nostalgia when hearing some of the tracks that made us fall in love with dance music.