Alesso returns to his club roots with surprise tech house set

Swedish superstar Alesso returned to his club roots earlier this month, marking his long-awaited return to New York with a sold-out show. Older fans, as well as newer arrivals to the Alesso hype train, were in for a treat as the legendary act dropped an unexpected tech house and techno set at the Avant Gardner last Friday, ranging from a selection of Eric Prydz tunes, classic rave anthems, and of course, a stellar remix of the massive Grammy-nominated ‘Cola’ by Camelphat.

The famous Swede hasn’t played a set like this since his early days, his usual setlist being geared towards festival goers with bass-heavy tunes and pop hits. In fact, his latest few releases have veered heavily in a pop direction, leaving many older fans slightly disappointed with his change of heart.

You can watch some of the fan-recorded footage below, capturing essential highlights of the past weekend.

In this set of videos, Alesso is seen playing a mashup of Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow with Riva Starr – ‘The Wickedest Sound’, followed by his epic Calvin Harris collaboration ‘Under Control”, and a mashup of his 2014 hit ‘Heroes’ with Pryda – Choo. Some other recordings can be seen below, highlighting some essential and nostalgic moments of the show.

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