Axwell classic remix of ‘In The Air’ turns 10 years old

Over the years, iconic dance label Axtone have blessed us with some of the finest productions ever made. Tracks like ‘Leave The World Behind’, ‘Teenage Crime’ and ‘Nothing But Love‘ all belong in the pantheon of modern electronic classics. But one record that perhaps sits at the summit of such a pile belongs to Axtone label boss himself, Axwell.

Sprinkling a dusting of upbeat feel-good house into the summer of 2009, the Swedish House Mafiaproducer’s ‘In The Air’ became the Ibiza anthem of the season, as he spun a unique and vibrant rework of TV Rock‘s original. Laced with Rudy‘s legendary vocal, the EDM thumper still sounds as fresh as ever, and is regularly used by Axwell’s long-time friends and SHM collaborators, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, in their live sets.

A true slice of hands-in-the-air euphoria, ‘In The Air’ was one of the first tracks to cement Axwell’s now-legendary status as one of dance music’s finest producers of all time. The 10 year anniversary of the track (originally released in June 2009), precedes the start of a busy summer for Axtone, with the label hosting their own stage at this year’s Tomorrowland festival next month.

In the meantime, hit play on this Axwell classic below, close your eyes, and let me see those hands ‘In the Air’…

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

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