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Post KryGenetic08 Oct 2020, 16:11

Latest post of the previous page:

What I’m about to write is purely my personal opinion.

I discovered Axtone in late 2013 and in 2014 I started to love both new and old songs released by the label (mostly from 2008/2009/2010).
When in 2014, I found out that the Swedish House Mafia had disbanded, I was a little upset, but I thought "Okay, maybe now that they split up, they will focus on their labels” and so it was.
When Axwell and Ingrosso decided to launch that project, that duo, I was very happy about it and I must say that some productions released on Axtone in 2014/2015 were not bad at all.
Then, once the "Axtone Ten" compilation was released, I realized (only now I’ve to say) that it was only an old Axtone's farewell note.
2016, apart from some tracks like "Closer" (including remixes from Todd Terry and Terrence Parker), the dub from As I Am of "Torn Apart" and "Mantra" disappointed me very much, as did 2017 (except which for of course the remode of "Make Up Your Mind”)
In 2018 “Come Togheter” was released, so I thought that MAYBE Axtone could go back to their origins. In fact for me, it was like that, starting with Axwell’s "Nobody Else" (although guys, let's face it, it's not a house song like Axwell wanted us to believe, but I can say that is more a future house track like Oliver Heldens ones).
But anyway with “Fuego”, “Zhong”, “You Are My Life”, Simon Ray's tracks and remixes etc. Axtone seems to have returned to its origins, at least in the period 2010/2011.
Personally? I prefer these tracks right now instead of the "wuom, wuom, wuom" (Big Room tracks for instance) thing that we always heard in the 2015/2016 period.
Do I want tracks made in 2008 style, but adapted for 2020? Absolutely yes, but y’know guys, nostalgia is beautiful but it can also be destructive at the same time in my opinion. Can you imagine if Laidback Luke's remix or Axwell's remode of "Been A Long Time" was released last year or this year? For us, it would have been a constant joy, but for the average audience it would have been only annoying stuff. You know guys why? Because in 2008, this music was for people who was really interested in this kind of genre, going to Axwell’s live sets, Steve Angello’s live sets, Laidback Luke’s live sets etc. Now in 2020, this music (IMO) it became mainstream.
I hope of course that Axtone will stil release some house tracks, but really house tracks like DBN (2008 DBN), A-Trak, Ron Carroll, Chocolate Puma or Todd Terry for example (I’m still waiting for “Inside of Me” lol.)
As said, these are my personal opinions, shareable or not. Sorry for my long post :)
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Post House508 Oct 2020, 17:02

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07 Oct 2020, 19:26
Im not delusional to think we would get 2010 music in 2020, but I just dont see any link to their current output with the foundation of what Axtone is and where it came from. Its become a label without any identity for me. Thats their choice and I will have to deal with it. But doesnt take away the fact its absurd how they did a complete 180 after the ten years anniversary.

All of this doesn’t seem like a transition at all, rather as if they sold the label to a completely new organization. They are constantly posting about their past too on socials which is so weird for me when you are in this completely different direction. If you can even call it a direction as their roster and output is all over the place.

Axtone has become a place with cheap and forgettable gym house music. Thats the reality. And Im just having trouble processing that after a 10 year period (2005-2015) of absolute otherworldly bliss in terms of music, branding and community management.
I feel ya and I agree, that's why Lost Prince is such a refreshing output, he really is special, and also some releases like Loving U which are 100% Axtone worthy and can be put next to the glory years of the label!
But overall, since For You back in last December, they're actually trying and it works for me, nothing as mind-blowing as 2009 but still nice
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Post KryGenetic08 Oct 2020, 17:27

House5 wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 17:02
Vinelli wrote:
07 Oct 2020, 19:26
Im not delusional to think we would get 2010 music in 2020, but I just dont see any link to their current output with the foundation of what Axtone is and where it came from. Its become a label without any identity for me. Thats their choice and I will have to deal with it. But doesnt take away the fact its absurd how they did a complete 180 after the ten years anniversary.

All of this doesn’t seem like a transition at all, rather as if they sold the label to a completely new organization. They are constantly posting about their past too on socials which is so weird for me when you are in this completely different direction. If you can even call it a direction as their roster and output is all over the place.

Axtone has become a place with cheap and forgettable gym house music. Thats the reality. And Im just having trouble processing that after a 10 year period (2005-2015) of absolute otherworldly bliss in terms of music, branding and community management.
I feel ya and I agree, that's why Lost Prince is such a refreshing output, he really is special, and also some releases like Loving U which are 100% Axtone worthy and can be put next to the glory years of the label!
But overall, since For You back in last December, they're actually trying and it works for me, nothing as mind-blowing as 2009 but still nice
Exactly House5, now I don't want to go OT since this is the topic of "Freaky" but I absolutely agree with you that they are trying to do their best. Eden Prince's EP for example, was a REALLY good house EP (except for "Memories", I didn't like that track at all).
We'll see what the future holds.
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Post CHUD28 Oct 2020, 08:41

It's the most played track in the last 2 weeks according to 1001tracklists... sooo successful release, if we measure it like that?