10 Years of Axtone: Looking Back On A Decade Of Music

Releases, remixes, unreleased music & projects.
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Post by Vinelli » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:16 pm

AXT008 Rotterdam City Of Love
2008

I was looking forward to this stop in our axtone tour quite a lot, to be honest! Home field advantage!!! :mrgreen:



So, the story behind this track is that Axwell was playing in Madrid, and the resident happened to have this on him. He liked it so much, that he asked the resident (I think it was Ramos) if it was released somewhere. Well, what do ya know! It wasn't! So it was quickly signed to Axtone as Submariner part II:

A massive progressive instrumental club record.



So after the signing, Axwell asked this certain duo to do a remix for the label. It would be the first of many for the belgiums. The went through a massive metamorphose since this debut for the label, but back then they made quite the fair share of awesome tunes, with the absolute highlight being that remix for LTWB a year later (we will get to that!).

I believe this was featured on the Axtone Volume 1 comp as well, and what I like about this in contrary with the original is that it changes the pace but not the tempo. The mash with the Axwell edit on the compilation showcases that nicely.



Ah, the Axwell Re-edit. This is, unsurprisingly, the EP winner for me. Axwell said himself that after signing this record, he didn't want to change too much but just polish it a little. And that's exactly what he did. There are a lot of added sounds, details, ideas and although it's not changed radically, I think it's 10 times more intense than the already banging original. The combination of that laidback bassline and the swift stabs/melody underneath just makes it an insane record to hear. I just love that the shortly after the first drop, there is another just catching you completely off guard. I have never seen this feature in another record. LOVE IT!

With good reason, one of my favorite Axwell remixes on the label!



Well, I think this was the first (and only?) spanish influenced release on Axtone, and I thought Abel Ramos was asked to pick a third remixes to complete the package. Well Raul Cremora was the man of the hour, and like all the other artist involved, Raul couldn't resist to keep that fantastic lead. He had some different plans for the bassline though, and made it into a very delightfully quirky affair.
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Post by Vinelli » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:21 pm

This is obviously a very special record to me, as I consider Rotterdam to be my most cherished place in the world. Half of the time I spent here on earth is in this city. School, friends, the girlfriend, studies, work ect ect ect

But most importantly, my love for dance music started here, so no surprise my AFP episode will be a tribute to the place!
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Post by Halcyon » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:55 pm

No offense againt you, but for this one I had been totally insensible to the Axwell touch or the original.
Too repetitive for me maybe. I'll wait for AXT009.
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Post by Dhikhej » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Can't wait for some LTWB facts :) One of the best releases on Axtone including remixes!
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Post by Vinelli » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:30 pm

Halcyon wrote:No offense againt you, but for this one I had been totally insensible to the Axwell touch or the original.
Too repetitive for me maybe. I'll wait for AXT009.
No no, each to their own! Took me a while to get it too, since I was used to hearing those big melodic vocal anthems at the time. But reflecting on it now, I love it to bits
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Post by VeljkoDujakovic » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:35 pm

still keeping it in my phone to this very day
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Post by Seveli13 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:53 pm

VeljkoDujakovic wrote:still keeping it in my phone to this very day
Same here...that mashup with Everything But The Girl - Missing...that's why for me Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix is the best of the bunch...but an incredible release all together... :)
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Post by Didas » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:13 pm

Dhikhej wrote:Can't wait for some LTWB facts :) One of the best releases on Axtone including remixes!
my personal favorite.

want a suggestion? Check LTWB thread... its amazing :D its a love story like NBL4Y
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Post by Didas » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:15 pm

Seveli13 wrote:This is how big room vocal progressive house music should sound...perfect summer anthem...so many memories with this one... :)
still in love with 'Open Your Heart'
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Post by Vinelli » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:17 am

camheine wrote:
Vinelli wrote: TV Rock and later Ivan Gough (one half of TV Rock), Goodwill, Feenixpawl, Hook N Sling, Luke Chable, Mind Electric, Georgi Kay, Ashton Shuffle (also Kaelyn Behr) and HOPEFULLY eventually Pauls Paris.
And also hopefully eventually Cam Cabré :D
haha yes yes :mrgreen: