After Alesso’s remix of “Pressure“, the progressive house genre was truly never the same. In 2011, every month brought in new sounds, new names, and quality music. One song that will live on for years is Alesso’s’ remix of Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji‘s award-winning track “Pressure”. With it’s massive chords, powerful bass line, and iconic melody, this remix goes down as one of Alesso’s best of all time.
In 2011, “Pressure” won best progressive track at the 27th International Dance Music Awards. With the original already highly acclaimed, it would only make sense that Alesso’s rework would make it pop. Midway through 2011, The Alesso remix of “Pressure” became a club and festival anthem especially during the summer of 2011 and was included in sets by prominent DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Kaskade, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia. The track was so prominent, that Kaskade even called it “the track of 2011”. For many, the track has so many memories attached to it as it was instrumental in the explosion of dance music worldwide. After being played by the heavyweight DJs at the time, Alesso skyrocketed amongst the top tier collection of producers and DJs. The track even received decent radio play during its peak and reached No. 16 on the Ultratip Chart in Wallonia, Belgium.
What makes this track so astonishing is that Alesso made this remix at the age of 19. Already showing promise at such a young age, it seemed everything he touched turned to gold. Released during the golden era of dance music, sink yourself back into those nostalgic, pure, and perfect progressive house vibes. Characterized by that irresistible melody and top-notch production work, this remix will be one we can never forget.