Celebrate Alesso’s birthday with 5 of his progressive classics

With Alesso‘s native Sweden facing off against England in the World Cup Quarter-Final, one thing that is certainly coming home for the Stockholm producer today is a wealth of gifts that mark his 27th birthday. Arriving into the world on 7th July 1991, Alesso has been responsible for many of the biggest progressive anthems of all time. Here, We Rave You pay tribute to the superstar with 5 of his most pivotal tracks:


Arriving on the scene in summer 2011, the young Swede instantly caught the eye – and ear – when he delivered this stunning remix for acclaimed vocalist Nadia Ali, with ‘Pressure’ since going on to achieve legendary status in the dance music world.


Labelled as a ‘big brother’ by Alesso himself, Swedish House Mafia star Sebastian Ingrosso has been integral in Alesso’s career, with the duo teaming up for the first time in this early 2012 track which was laced with the vocals of Ryan Tedder – A man Alesso would later work with once again…


By now, Alesso had cemented his reputation as one of dance music’s finest talents, and teamed up with Matthew Koma for this euphoric stadium smash. Blessed with rich melodic chord patterns, ‘Years‘ is still considered one of the Swede’s all-time finest exports.

If I Lose Myself

Pairing up with OneRepublic‘s frontman once again, Alesso’s unique rework of this 2013 anthem is considered the golden jewel in the crown of progressive house. Tilt you head back, close your eyes, and open your outstretched fingertips, there has never been an easier track to lose yourself in, than ‘If I Lose Myself.’

Under Control

With Alesso one of EDM’s most premiere names at this point, the Swede joined up with Las Vegas resident Calvin Harris in Autumn 2013 to create this monstrous radio hit, which was laced with the silky vocal delivery of Theo from Hurts. Happy Birthday Alesso!

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

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