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

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Post Halcyon05 May 2015, 21:52

Latest post of the previous page:

So no word about this ? I'm sorry, but it is the history of the track, no fan can't deny what happened to the track :

http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/hwYtNu9M/file.html

First version ever to be played by Axwell back in 2008. I don't care what you'll think about me, but I especially wanted that version only to be released one day. Because it was different. Because there were those drums that sounded Pop, this Eurhythmics-like riff that sounded retro but modern as it was brought by Axwell. Becuase of the break that was amazingly done, both the piano and the tribute to Open Your Heart with the same preset from the Massive VST. And Erroll Reid the master, on the second track he made with Axwell.

And then, we learned that the riff was sold to Bob Sinclar, and became this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gb9hS1tLnk

Second and maybe the biggest mistake ever from Axwell to me.
Seriously, no need to talk about that track, how lame it is and how the vocalist is lamer.
Plus, what was the purpose of selling a riff for another production, if Nothing But Love was planned to be released in 2010 ?
Something I will never understand. Classic Mix released on Axtone isn't so much a consolation.

FUN FACT : chords of Nothing but Love are exactly the same as the remix of Average White Band. Try it on Virtual Dj. Play with the pitch. Bring us your own mashups !
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Post Cowy05 May 2015, 22:00

I still remember the second when I bought this EP, I remeber the date, I remember how excited I was and that feeling when i turned it on for the first time...those kinda memories are so hard to get nowadays
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Post vysweet05 May 2015, 23:50

The Classic and Remode are two beast, still listening those great review Vinelli goseeeeebuumppp for the EP 2 ;)
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Post Vinelli06 May 2015, 06:57

Halcyon wrote:So no word about this ? I'm sorry, but it is the history of the track, no fan can't deny what happened to the track :

http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/hwYtNu9M/file.html

First version ever to be played by Axwell back in 2008. I don't care what you'll think about me, but I especially wanted that version only to be released one day. Because it was different. Because there were those drums that sounded Pop, this Eurhythmics-like riff that sounded retro but modern as it was brought by Axwell. Becuase of the break that was amazingly done, both the piano and the tribute to Open Your Heart with the same preset from the Massive VST. And Erroll Reid the master, on the second track he made with Axwell.

And then, we learned that the riff was sold to Bob Sinclar, and became this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gb9hS1tLnk

Second and maybe the biggest mistake ever from Axwell to me.
Seriously, no need to talk about that track, how lame it is and how the vocalist is lamer.
Plus, what was the purpose of selling a riff for another production, if Nothing But Love was planned to be released in 2010 ?
Something I will never understand. Classic Mix released on Axtone isn't so much a consolation.

FUN FACT : chords of Nothing but Love are exactly the same as the remix of Average White Band. Try it on Virtual Dj. Play with the pitch. Bring us your own mashups !
There are still the other EPs to come, so thought I let you guys tell it's tale this time in the meantime :) And so you did, haha! Thanks!
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Post Didas06 May 2015, 08:45

Vinelli wrote:
Halcyon wrote:So no word about this ? I'm sorry, but it is the history of the track, no fan can't deny what happened to the track :

http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/hwYtNu9M/file.html

First version ever to be played by Axwell back in 2008. I don't care what you'll think about me, but I especially wanted that version only to be released one day. Because it was different. Because there were those drums that sounded Pop, this Eurhythmics-like riff that sounded retro but modern as it was brought by Axwell. Becuase of the break that was amazingly done, both the piano and the tribute to Open Your Heart with the same preset from the Massive VST. And Erroll Reid the master, on the second track he made with Axwell.

And then, we learned that the riff was sold to Bob Sinclar, and became this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gb9hS1tLnk

Second and maybe the biggest mistake ever from Axwell to me.
Seriously, no need to talk about that track, how lame it is and how the vocalist is lamer.
Plus, what was the purpose of selling a riff for another production, if Nothing But Love was planned to be released in 2010 ?
Something I will never understand. Classic Mix released on Axtone isn't so much a consolation.

FUN FACT : chords of Nothing but Love are exactly the same as the remix of Average White Band. Try it on Virtual Dj. Play with the pitch. Bring us your own mashups !
There are still the other EPs to come, so thought I let you guys tell it's tale this time in the meantime :) And so you did, haha! Thanks!
Amazing track, amazing review, amazing thread of NBL
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Post nickkrupka106 May 2015, 16:05

VeljkoDujakovic wrote:goosebumps just by hearing the intro of the classic mix...
Yea, to be honest, I think it may be one of the most memorable parts to any Axwell song ever.

The way the drums work off of each other seems like it shouldn't work, but it does.
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Post Vinelli06 May 2015, 16:50

AXT015R Nothing But Love (Part 2)
2010


A month later, a big blue Axwell logo announced the second part of this already legendary release. On it were two additional Axwell versions (people were getting spoiled back then!). One being the extended vocal mix and one being a remix together with Daddy's Groove, reviving an earlier version of the record to fan's delight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_kBZniEkRg

This is the version that made me fall in love with the record. Although I still think the Classic Mix is the best out of the package, it was this mix that got me fully hooked and let me fully appreciate the record. I remember listening to pete tong whilst biking in the middle of the night, and this new version came on. I replayed it untill I got home basically! There is something about the back and forth between Erol's old and additional vocals that is simply brilliant, and just makes the song so fun to listen to. The synergy between the vocoder altered, the original and the extended lines is just so well done, and really showcases axwell's lifelong experience with vocal based tracks. I don't think I know much more other vocal tracks in which the vocals fit the instrumental so well. Gorgeous gorgeous version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uujyebeZqL0

So apart from there being a 2008 version, that eventually partly got sold as Halcyon explained a few post back, there was also an 2010 version. It was played at WMC 2010 and Axwell teased with it on his youtube profile (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfVT6Ckpcrw). Eventually though, the track leaked but only in mono, so the call was still there. Axwell decided to finish it together with Daddy's Groove, for a proper release as part of this part 2. It ended up sounding way more tight and bouncy, and naturally more polished. I think the most iconic part about this remix is the break/bridge, where the vocoders backed up by an absolutely stunning build up, are put to full justice.

I still think that this is most club ready and remode-like version of the package, and I absolutely love it. There is sooo much energy in the entirety of this rework, big props once again to Daddy's Groove. Those guys have been responsible for so many gorgeous reworks on Axtone. If you're thinking about Axtone their history, remember that these guys are a big big part of it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOd4tHG3K_E

I think this is widely known, but if you don't, get ready for a big shock! 'Nothing But Love' was supposed to the lead single for Axwell's 2010 artist album, an album that obviously never arrived! The release of this radio edit was most likely intended as the album version, as it's the most song based version out of the package. Also notice the iconic melody on piano as the intro, a beautiful addition completely unique to this radio edit, also probably made to fit better in a collection of other songs on the album that never came to be.

Maybe one day.....one day :(
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Post Hardsoul06 May 2015, 17:30

AXT015 Nothing But Love, Nothing But For You, NBL, NBL4U this release, this is what I living for, haha. For me it’s the best track released by Axwell (until Ax release TAI). Hard to explain it, quoted Axwell “If the music makes you feel something before your brain tells you something. That's good.” NBL always makes me happy with “tears of joy” you know. Helped me a lot back in the days.

First version, 2008, it was sold, Axwell explained it in NBL topic - go and read this whole thread! So we will never have it. Maybe if Jacker finally finish his remake http://www.axwell.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 266#p48266

Before NBL was released, a few versions were played - here you can check third version recorded by mr. Pieschi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyK6xHa_G4Q

On March 15, 2010 Axwell uploaded on his YT channel video called ‘Axwell @ Miami Winter Music Conference 2010 (Teaser)’ with new version of NBL and everyone gone crazy, I was playing it in a loop. Because this version, was perfect, just play it... [Link posted by Vinelli above]

I can't say which version is my favourite. Classic with robotic vocals? Remode with "whooooaaaa" scream after second break? Extended with fully vocals? Axwell vs. Daddy's Groove Remix with heartbeat intro? TV Rock Remix and his beautiful breakdown? Every single track is something special!

And yes, I love it so much and I wouldn't trade this vinyl, signed by music idol, to anything. It makes my heart and soul happy.
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Post House506 May 2015, 19:22

This Axwell vs Daddy's Groove remix is just wow. This version means a lot to me, the end of the breakdown when the "you" repeats just brings me to heaven ! It's actually a track I never NEVER played in any gig I had until now because I really want it to be a big moment of my set, I want the crowd to be able to feel it too!

Vocal mix is definitely not useless, and the video of the track is also good haha
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Post Halcyon06 May 2015, 20:46

Vinelli wrote:I think this is widely known, but if you don't, get ready for a big shock! 'Nothing But Love' was supposed to the lead single for Axwell's 2010 artist album
In 2015 in this very forum, this quote is called the best joke ever.
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Post MaxBisi07 May 2015, 02:08

Halcyon wrote:
Vinelli wrote:I think this is widely known, but if you don't, get ready for a big shock! 'Nothing But Love' was supposed to the lead single for Axwell's 2010 artist album
In 2015 in this very forum, this quote is called the best joke ever.
And what the fuck came in between an Axwell solo artist album? SWEDISH FUCKING HOUSE MAFIA! I'm honest - I would trade every single Swedish House Mafia track for an Axwell solo album (thank god LTWB was before the name came up) - who thinks the same?
#bringthegrooveback