The best of: Alesso

A Swedish progressive House hero who rose to fame under the stewardship of the legendary Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso has carved a reputation as one of EDM’s biggest names. We Rave You honour the Swede with our Top 10 Alesso tracks of all time:

10) Raise Your Head
One of Alesso’s earliest productions, synthy electronica chords utilise a thumping build, before the typically explosive middle sector bursts into life.

9) Take My Breath Away
This 2016 anthem, first premiered during his performance at Amsterdam Music Festival, showcases Alesso’s diversity as a producer.

8) Under Control
One of the biggest collaborations of its time, Alesso’s team up with Calvin Harris and Hurts for this vibrant progressive hit was one for the charts as well as for the fans. A real song of its time! 

7) Silenced By The Night (Alesso Remix)
Inspiring and melodic, Alesso’s ‘Silenced By The Night’ remix has become a firm fixture in the minds of fans whenever a question regarding a solid combination of a mellifluous foundation and infectious vocals – thanks to Keane – comes up. 

6) Nillionaire
One of the dynamites off the two-track Dynamite EP, this was Alesso getting the ball rolling in 2011 on Refune Music. A steady and composed production from the then young Swede.

5) Years
Utilising the vocals of EDM’s most prized possession in Matthew Koma, a piano-led melody forms the base of this stellar 2012 creation.

4) City Of Dreams
Teaming up with none other than Dirty South himself, the track saw a trio of Alesso, Dirty South and Ruben Haze at their very best – giving us a true gem for ages to come. Total rewind, this one.

3) Pressure
Laced with the slick vocals of the timeless Nadia Ali, Pressure was one of the first Alesso edits to really gain mainstream attention, back in 2011.

2) Calling
Teaming up with his friend, and mentor, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, the two Swedish producers created this ripper with the vocals of Ryan Tedder.

1) If I Lose Myself
An all-time classic production that sits firmly towards the summit of dance music’s greatest ever tracks, Alesso’s 2013 remix of this OneRepublic track still delivers goosebumps to this day.

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