Once a member of the electronic music super-group Swedish House Mafia, Axwell’s career has made him one of the powerhouses of the scene. He began playing music at the age of nine when he taught himself the drums. At thirteen, he gave up the drums for a computer out of a desire to create full songs by layering each element, thereby giving himself complete control over each finished piece. Flash forward several years, and he found himself producing remixes for artists such as Usher, N*E*R*D, Room 5’s, and a variety of other musicians. In 2004, he scored his first worldwide hit, “Feel the Vibe”, which charted in several countries, including No. 1 on the UK Dance Singles Chart.
In 2011, Axwell ranked No. 11 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll. Since launching his career, he has garnered numerous accolades, including Grammy nominations for Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical and Best Dance Recording, and Beatport Music Awards for Best House Artist and Best Remix.