Tomorrowland is one of the most hyped festivals of the year, from the countless hype to the hyper anticipation, it is one of the years biggest events. It went down at the Axtone Stage during day 2 of the festival, with an all star roster that included names like Shapov, Tom Staar, Kryder, and Fatboy Slim. Out of the whole day one set will be talked over for months to come, this would be Axwells’ truly electric set.
Kicking things off with “Make Your Mind Up (Axwell & New_ID Remode)“, the king broke the ice with one of Axtone’s most hyped records of the year. Rolling through other high energy electro bangers like “Jack That Body” from Felicity and Antoine Delvig, the bar was set high from the get go. Keeping things classy, Axwell dished out some real heat when he played Daddy’s Groove sexy rework of “Leave The World Behind“. Classics like this never fail to disappoint and the live stream never lies. With the whole room bellowing out the vocals while crisp plucks and drums blared on, it is a true highlight of his set.
Many Axtone Records’ made a splash during his set, including some of the years biggest tracks as well as some tasty ID action. Axwell did recycle some of last years edits including “Take My Love vs. Ibiza 77, vs. Flash“. The ID train started to make its way as we heard unreleased tracks from Will K, David Pietras, and Marcus Sontoro. Perhaps one of the most exciting part of sets like these, the mysteriousness of the music paired with the hype of hearing new edits is truly an experience. One of the most memorable of the weekend is the ID Ax played alongside his 2013 beauty “Centre of the Universe”. A Jack Wins-ID was followed by more Axtone hits like D.O.D’s lethal “Sixes” which rolled into “Barricade“, a mass carnage moment.
Axwell dropped his new track alongside Sebastian Ingrosso titled “Dancing Alone” as well as one his old mashups that includes “Dark River” into “Sweet Disposition“. As we approach the middle of his set, electro bangers and high energy drops start to fade out as the more seasoned side of Axwell takes over and melodies start to take the helm. An ID of Alesso and Ingrosso rings out before we hear on oldie of epic proportions. It would appear the legendary “Years-ID” from 2015 is back in style as Axwell even plays the old mashup that includes “Under Control” and “This Time“.
Bliss ensued as “Chris Martin” tore on people’s heartstrings while Shapov jumped on stage to deliver the divine “Belong vs. The Scientist ” magic. As the goosebumps come out to play, Axwell rode a wave of harmony as he played progressive house right through to the end. The one of a kind “Dreamer” echoed out before “In My Mind” took the place by storm. Tom Staar’s “Come Together” turned up the love as one of Axwell’s biggest tracks of all time paired right alongside it.
The set took an emotional turn as a Kryder ID supported “Don’t You Worry Child” before the galactic intro track by Axwell & Ingrosso took the set home just as “Sun Is Shining” came out to play.