Alesso | Decadence NYE 2021



Alesso, a DJ and dance music producer from Stockholm, Sweden, has achieved cross-genre success, blending progressive house with pop and scoring worldwide hits in collaboration with a wide range of artists. His earliest pop hits included 2012’s “Calling (Lose My Mind)” (with and ) and 2013’s “Under Control” (with and ), the latter of which reached number one in the U.K. He opened for during several British and Russian dates on her 2012 MDNA Tour, and performed at major festivals such as Coachella, Creamfields, and Electric Daisy Carnival. “Heroes (We Could Be),” a 2014 single featuring , became his first U.S. Top 40 hit, preceding his 2015 debut full-length, Forever. His next major international hit, 2017’s “Let Me Go,” was a collaboration with actress and country duo .

Alessandro Lindblad, more commonly known as Alesso, is a DJ and dance music producer from Stockholm. His career quickly gained mainstream recognition for his remixes of , , and , as well as his own productions. His first major achievement came in 2011, when his remix of ‘s track “Pressure” was one of the most successful EDM efforts of the year. Later in the same year, he placed in DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, debuting at number 70. Early 2012 also started well for him when he was named an MTV “one to watch,” made his first BBC Radio 1 essential mix, and earned the Track of the Year award on ‘s prime-time Radio 1 slot for the single “Calling (Lose My Mind).” Alesso also managed to move up many notches in DJ Mag’s DJ of the Year listings to number 20. He leaped to major success when he had a U.K. chart number one with his collaborative single “Under Control” alongside and .

In 2014, Alesso inked a deal with , and in 2015 he issued his debut album, Forever, which included the singles “Tear the Roof Up,” “Cool,” and “Heroes (We Could Be),” the latter of which featured Swedish pop star . The following year, he issued a pair of collaborations with prominent Asian pop stars. A version of “I Wanna Know” featuring Taiwanese singer on vocals was promoted in Ibiza and Shanghai, while “Years” received a K-pop revamp with ‘s Chen. In 2017, Alesso scored a modest hit on the all-star collaboration “Let Me Go,” which featured , , and . The track hit the Top 40 across the globe, rising to number six on the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart. After closing out that year with the collaboration “Is That for Me,” Alesso returned in 2018 with the solo singles “Remedy” and “Tilted Towers,” and in early 2019 he released the mixtape Progresso: Volume 1. Several non-album tracks arrived in 2020, including “In the Middle” with Sumr Camp, “Midnight” featuring , and “The End” featuring Charlotte Lawrence. ~ James Pearce, Rovi