Swedish DJ, song remixer and record producer Axwell specializes in EDM (electronic dance music), and has become one of the most sought-after acts in this genre. He is a four-time Grammy nominee for Best Remixed Recording and Best Dance Recording, and he has garnered a reputation in the DJ world of shaking things up through frequent collaboration with other singers, DJs and producers. Axwell's concerts are highly valued by ticket holders for their circus-like variety of singers and dancers, along with world-class dance music that inspires a rave-like party atmosphere. Events feature intricate laser light shows and thundering bass-heavy music that pours out of a vast array of speakers. His latest single, "I Am," has been strongly received and accompanies a well-produced music video.
Axwell began his musical journey at age nine when his first instrument was a drum kit. His aim was to produce all of his own music and beats, so he soon traded in his drum kit for a computer. He began releasing music in 2002, and his first break came along in 2004, when he released "Feel The Vibe." The song successfully put him on the map, peaking at No. 1 on the U.K. Dance Singles Chart and charting well in Finland and the Netherlands. The track is but one of many collaborations between the DJ and his contemporary mix masters, producers and singers. The hit "I Am" has reached the No. 1 spot on the Beatport EDM chart. Axwell's tours take him all around the globe, and he recently announced at a performance in the Philippines in which all proceeds of the event will be donated to victims of super typhoon Haiyan.