Sweden is renowned for producing some of the worlds best DJs including the sensational Otto Knows who continues to dominate the electronic dance music scene with his own style. Widely known for his iconic track ‘Million Voices’, Otto has continued to consistently produce tracks that embrace much more than just the music but facilitate emotions and feelings.
This year at Tomorrowland, Otto graced the main stage during weekend two throwing down a euphoric set which hosted a generous mix of house tracks alongside feel good anthems and mashups.
Opening to a jubilant crowd in a packed out Mainstage, Otto Knows opened his set with his feel good track ‘Back Where I Belong’ which features Avicii. In a way, the track portrayed Otto’s acknowledgment of his return to playing at Tomorrowland. No holding back Otto dove straight in with a mash-up of D.O.D‘s ‘Sixes’ and Galantis – ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ followed by the intense Chocolate Puma remix of Fatboy Slim’s – ‘Where U Iz’.
A master in reading the crowds energy and charisma, the Swede beautifully transitioned effortlessly from track to track while ensuring the crowd is having a good time as he drops into the acapella version of ‘Feel So Close’ by the legendary Calvin Harris. A Mash-up from heaven falls upon Tomorrowland as Otto mixes fellow Swede Ingrosso’s ‘Dark River’ with Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ and the classic ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye.
Throughout an ecstatic Otto Knows set, the overwhelming joy to sing along with Otto’s track ‘Dying For You’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ got the better of the Tomorrowland crowd as voices rang around the stage. A DubVision Instrumental mix of ‘Fall Apart’ echoed loudly as the lyrics of ‘By The Way’ – Red Hot Chilli Peppers curated an ever increasing euphoric atmosphere. Otto took the set up a notch with his track ‘With You’, asking for hands in the air as the tempo quickened much to the delight of the crowd.
Heading towards the latter stages of the set, Otto left the big-gun tracks to see out what was already a sensational set. The Impressive and successful EP single ‘More Than You Know’ by fellow countryman Axwell Λ Ingrosso set the euphoria ablaze as Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ elated Tomorrowland yet again. Otto Knows dropped his mesmerizing ‘Next To Me’ track before – and very much due – the iconic ‘Million Voices’ rung through the hallowed grounds of Tomorrowland. The track was intimately yet ever so significantly mixed along side TV ROCK’s ‘In the Air’ and Alesso’s magnificent ‘If I Lose Myself’. The ‘Eh Eh Eh Eh Eh, Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah’ spectacle provided a spine-tingling moment which saw out the end of Otto Knows’ set.
Otto’s Set among the main stage infused both emotion shared by the DJ and the crowd, but also the passion the music producer puts into each and every performance he plays. Relive the magic and give a listen to Otto Knows Tomorrowland Mainstage set below.