The global Dance icon and five-time Grammy nominated Axwell has had little time to rest upon his laurels over the past decade. In a career that has taken him from the Swedish underground to Madison Square Gardens and the UK charts alike, his Midas like touch has seen Axel Hedfors rise as an idol of modern house music.
While his earliest work could be found under a number of different monikers, his own name has championed the boarders of sun kissed house music. With landmark hits Feel The Vibe, Wonderful World and accidental crossover anthem I Found U, all have demonstrated that versatile quality Axwell has stamped across his craft.
His national identity, however, has been a heavy hallmark in terms of his global success. Alongside long serving peers and childhood friends Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia has stamped out the animosity once associated with popular Dance music, setting a new precedent with such chart-topping endeavours as Save the World and Don't You Worry Child and momentous live landmarks at Madison Square Garden, Milton Keynes Bowl. Their legendary farewell tour 'One Last Tour' racked up a landmark run of 53 shows across 36 cities for the enigmatic trio. As Ax puts it: “Every night we were met by one unified crowd who were all there like us to toast the same things. It felt like all of us were appreciating the same feeling and emotions through music."
An accidental success story by all accounts, their decision to split now sees each member take the thriving industry on his own terms, something Axwell is not shy of.