Those who thought that we had seen it all as far as the illustrious Swedish House revolution was concerned were sure to have been stunned silent by the vivacious antics of Alessandro Lindblad, professionally known as Alesso. Outside of being mistaken for the son of renowned Swede mafia man and Refune head honcho Sebastian Ingrosso, his breakthrough anthem alongside the reputable tune monger ‘Calling’ and a further vocal instalment marked an instant hit for the aspiring artist while proving the essential injection that European Dance music was gagging for. Maintaining a ridged musical agenda and executing it with commendable dignity, the hype surrounding forthcoming collaboration alongside Ingrosso and seminal Size sovereign Steve Angello ‘Eclipse (Why Am I Doing This)‘ points to yet more tectonically tuned Progressive House mastery from the young Alesso.
Adding to his already boisterous discography, latest solo romp ‘Years’ is set for an exclusive premiere this Friday on the Swedish House Mafia’s Essential Selection take-over. Picking up on Alesso’s direct skills for crafting melodic club moments, its stern lead play marks the perfect tranisition from his previously harder-laced outings. Not so much of an outright club banger but an expertly tailored piece of modern Dance music, ‘Years’ proves itself an apt title for the ever-expanding legacy of this newschool master of the European House movement.
Words by Dan Carter