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Axwell’s ‘Heart is King’ turns 8 years old

Axwell has grown his resume in the last 20 years in the scene and has fronted arguably the most influential EDM supergroup, Swedish House Mafia. There was a time before Swedish House Mafia when Axel Hedfors created some of house music’s Iconic tracks solo.

Heart is King’ released in 2011 on Axtone Records with the professor’s signature sound: pulsating electro bass with soul lifting synths. This track supplemented Axwell’s sets alongside his counterparts Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello live mixes from 2010 onwards. The single also found itself on SHM’s debut album ‘Until Now’. If you have been fortunate enough to see Swedish House Mafia’s new production, ‘Heart is King’ finds itself at the very climax of their new show mixed Ingrosso’s ‘Reload’ combining for an epic atmosphere of nostalgia.

This track was produced in a time when EDM was different in sound. It wasn’t made for the big stages at festivals, it was meant to feed the soul in the intimate club setting and music was the only thing that mattered. Relive a true classic below.



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