If the past decade is any indication, Axel Hedfors, best known as Axwell, is by all accounts a dance music icon of the highest calibre. Be it his widely known perfectionism or simply his vast creativity and uncanny sense for what’s a hit and what’s not, but an Axwell production has never had any problems in finding its spot amongst the créme de la créme of club music anthems.

But more than three years in the waiting, Ax ups the ante to preview the remode version of his eagerly-anticipated solo outing ‘Center Of The Universe’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Heart Is King’. As given a world premiere spin on tonight’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the remode of ‘Center Of The Universe’ sees Axwell well in his element with a mix of resonant melodies and the renowned top line courtesy of Swedish singer-songwriter Magnus Carlson, replacing the original’s blissful synth work to create a slightly heavier-set version.

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Leaping from strength-to-strength with tactically tuned studio cuts, versatile Swedish producer Jeremy Olander continues to impress with his remix duties for a track off of Amsterdam-based duo 16 Bit Lolitas’ latest studio album. In a flutter of melodic swirls and driving beat work, Olander’s take on ‘Chant A Tune’ plays to the Swede’s strengths and invokes the feeling of being at your most euphoric in a festival crowd of thousands.

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Following up on the release of ‘Serial Killer’ earlier this year, Parisian Electro protagonist Gregori Klosman returns to his recently launched Guru Recordings for round two with ‘Bad Guy’ alongside fast-rising countryman Tony Romera. In a similar manner as Klosman’s ‘Knight’ remix of Zedd’s ‘Spectrum’ with Tristan Garner, ‘Bad Guy’ sees the two Frenchmen turn their heads to the heavier side of dance music for a hefty romp of coarse festival energy, fittingly released just in time for festival season.

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As formally premiered in episode eight of Avicii’s ‘Levels’ podcast last year, Henrik B is joined by homeland peers Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson for a collaborative debut single on LE7ELS Recordings with ‘Echoes’, formerly known as ‘Voices’.

Armed with a sample from The Police’s ‘Voices Inside My Head’, the track’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade ‘Echoes’. Despite slightly reminiscent of Arty and Matisse & Sadko’s ‘Trio’, the mix of The Police’s timeless vocal and blissful melodics makes for another firm indication that Sweden’s trend-setting Progressive House export remains as strong and influential as ever.

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Having already teased fans with earlier renditions, Norwegian progressive asset Fehrplay releases his fourth single for Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends imprint following the release of “I Cant Stop It”.

Premiered in its latest form during his guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, “Phantom” employs strong melodic builds alongside a juxtaposition of decadent keys and uplifting synth work. Balancing the outspoken euphoria and compositional aptitude that has hallmarked his creative output so far, “Phantom” sets the precedent for what looks to be one of Fehrplay’s most triumphant years to date.

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First played in Milan back in December and given a more formal premiere at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival last month, Hardwell and Dyro release their highly-anticipated single ‘Never Say Goodbye’, featuring vocals provided by Heather Bright, a.k.a. Bright Lights. Dealing in poignant melodic play and lengthy synth textures underneath Bright’s elegant vocal line, ‘Never Say Goodbye’ marks a continuation of the peak-time energy and well-crafted club cuts we have come to associate with Holland’s proficient Robbert van de Corput and his Amsterdam-bred protégé Jordy van Egmond.

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As formally premiered in episode eight of Avicii’s ‘Levels’ podcast last year, Henrik B is joined by homeland peers Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson for a collaborative debut single on LE7ELS Recordings with ‘Echoes’, formerly known as ‘Voices’.

Armed with a sample from The Police’s ‘Voices Inside My Head’, the track’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade ‘Echoes’. Despite slightly reminiscent of Arty and Matisse & Sadko’s ‘Trio’, the mix of The Police’s timeless vocal and blissful melodics makes for another firm indication that Sweden’s trend-setting Progressive House export remains as strong and influential as ever.

Out May 20th.

In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Toolroom Records, the record label of Mark Knight follows up the recent, much-acclaimed release of ‘Your Love’ to call upon German Electro pundits Digitalism to remix the latest single from British indie rock foursome Bloc Party following last year’s re-release of ‘Zdarlight’. With a large portion of the original still intact, the German duo adds a coarse, electronic undertone to the warm and summerish melodies of ‘Truth’, giving the song a unique and uplifting vibe.

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With a number one spot on Billboard’s Dance chart under it’s belt, Chicago trio Krewella’s latest hit single ‘Alive’ returns to the limelight courtesy of affirmative remix duties from Dutch heavyweight Hardwell. Used as the opening track in last night’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, Hardwell’s take on ‘Alive’ sees the Revealed Recordings flag bearer add high-octane drops to the original’s uplifting melodies and catchy vocals, creating a version suitable for the bigger sound systems.

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As formally debuted in Eric Prydz’s EPIC podcast last year, the Stockholm based producer Jeremy Olander drives a familiar and melodic twist into Golden Girls’ nostalgic ‘Kinetic’.

More than two decades down the line from the tracks original release, Olander’s 21st century take drives the solid production values and deep emotive resonance of the now genre defying movements that the likes of Prydz and his likeminded peers regularly deal in. But with an inoffensive approach to this forward thinking classic, Olander’s new school studio wit proves the turning point of turning nostalgic memories in landmark industry moments.

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