Alesso’s breakthrough remix for Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji’s “Pressure” turns 5 years old today
Back in 2011, dance music was quickly blossoming into one of the biggest genres in the world with mainstream success from the likes of the Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris all signalling the massive popularity of the genre. While talents such as these were all enjoying the huge mainstream appeal of dance music, there were a number of new talents emerging through the ranks who would become the next generation of dance stars, and one such producer was a young Swede by the name of Alessandro, or as he’s better known by- Alesso.
Alesso produced one of the biggest anthems of 2011 with his now classic remix of Nadia Ali the Starkillers & Alex Kenji with “Pressure”. The emotional production filled with massive synths and that incredible vocal dominated festivals and clubs for well over a year after it’s release and was the subject of many astonishing mashups including the unforgettable mix with Coldplay’s “Fix You”.
This remix really put Alesso on the map when he was only 19 years of age and is regarded by many as his best production. On it’s fifth anniversary, let’s look back at one of the biggest tracks released during the golden period of mainstream dance music, Alesso’s legendary remix of “Pressure”: