Relive classic Axtone moments as label announce 2018 Tomorrowland stage

Tomorrowland. The jewel in the crown of all summer festivals. Growing year upon year, the Belgian event has garnered a reputation as Europe’s most in-demand event of them all, now stretching across two weekends, such is the incredible popularity of the extravaganza based in Boom. Attracting the finest artists and labels from all around the world, few labels come more prestigious than Axtone, the brainchild of former Swedish House Mafia legend, Axwell.

And today, We Rave You can reveal that once again, Axtone will return to Tomorrowland in 2018, on Weekend One of the festival, to once again showcase the very best talent from the label on the now-iconic Axtone stage. With last year’s Axtone tent described by many as possessing the most ‘incredible atmosphere‘ of all the stages at Tomorrowland, let’s take a brief stroll down memory lane to fill ourselves with the warm fuzzy nostalgia of 5 amazing moments from the Axtone x Tomorrowland partnership in years gone by:

5. Axwell drops ‘Opus Vs Centre of the Universe’ mix, 2016.

A true master behind the decks, the main man himself fused together this Eric Prydz anthem with his very own Axtone anthem from yesteryear during his 2016 Tomorrowland set, and fans just couldn’t get enough of the heavenly mash-up! Take a listen below and let us know what you think!

4. D.O.D delivers ‘Unforgettable’ performance, 2017.

Perhaps one of the most widely respected feats of the Axtone label is not just a flurry of incredible progressive releases, but the ability to nurture fresh talent into the public eye. With this in mind, 2017 was truly the year of D.O.D and the UK producer delighted the Belgium-based crowd with his set, dropping his feisty track ‘Unforgettable’ to the rabid ravers.

3. Axwell & Shapov debut ‘Belong’, 2016

When it comes to mentioning fast rising talents in dance music, no article is complete without a mention to Russian starlet, Shapov. In 2016, his great mentor and friend, Axwell, decided to premiere the pair’s party banger ‘Belong‘ to the Tomorrowland crowd, with the production since securing a place amongst the pantheons of the greatest EDM productions ever made.

2. Beach ball temporarily stops the show, 2016.

When Ax is in full flow, it takes something special to really curb his groove, but in 2016, it was a simple beach ball that put an abrupt halt to the ‘Barricade’ icon’s energetic set. Floating up from the dancing crowd, the ball knocked a switch on Ax’s decks, causing a temporary pause in the set. Certainly one of Tomorrowland‘s funniest moments of all time.

1. Axwell premieres ‘Make Your Mind Up’, 2017.

The Axwell & NEW_ID mix of this Pauls Paris track had been floating around various Axtone forums for months in the lead up to this Tomorrowland set, but few could have expected such an electric response as when Ax dropped the progressive anthem during this set. Skip to 14:40 for the spine tingling moment!

You’ll also be able to catch Axtone at Medusa Festival in Mexico this year, with the iconic label set to take to the Los Fuertes stage between 22nd and 25th March 2018.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.