Axwell launches Axtone Academy for aspiring producers

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Over the past 20-plus years, Axwell has undoubtedly cemented himself among an exclusive group of the most highly respected talents in the studio. Aside from the Swede’s involvement as one third of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell has assembled an imposing discography with notoriously sanctioned releases like his remixes of “In My Mind” and “Tokyo By Night” as well as originals such as “Barricade.” Earlier this week, Axtone teased an impending announcement from the boss himself, which lead to widespread fan speculation as to what could unfold.

While fellow dance music icons such as deadmau5 and Armin van Buuren have previously offered production assistance in the form of a MasterClass, Axwell is taking it one step further with the reveal of his Axtone Academy. In the label’s announcement video, the producer details that it will serve as an immersive experience where aspiring producers will be taken through Axwell’s creative process in addition to general production and industry advice. Axtone Academy will include 80-plus workshops for students to choose from and will include lessons from other Axtone veterans such as Shapov and NEW_ID. A top percentage of the academy’s finest attendees will not only exit with the production expertise of Axwell, but with a forthcoming release deal on the label.

Those interested can get started with Axtone Academy here.

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NMF Roundup: Fox Stevenson drops funky original, Manila Killa teams up with Nevve, and more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.


Fox Stevenson‘s long-awaited Metanoia debut brings forth a playful set of big room bounce sounds to the table on “Bulgogi.”

Panda Eyes & Chime amalgamate future bass overtones with heady dub inspired bass lines on their newest track “White Magic.”

Wooli steps outside the constructs of Delta Heavy and Dirty Audio‘s original production in favor of an atmospheric, vocally grounded future bass ballad.

Shallou’s newest sees the tropical house producer synthesize his bubbly synth tones with Riah’s infectious vocals.

As tech house continues to break into mainstream western dance culture, Brett Gould is placing himself on the forefront of the genre with his biting new track, “Drum Machine.”

Roisto‘s new track, “All Yours,” uses a heightened Axtone platform to showcase saccharine deep house-influenced melodies and a soulful vocal line from PowerDress.

Nevve‘s distorted vocals serve as ear candy for a patterned drum breakdown on Manila Killa‘s newest track “Everyday, Everyday.”

Unlike Pluto‘s emotive ballad “Fade All My Life” is an emotive step into teenage angst through the lens of mainstream electronic music, the result is likely to save a few teenagers from sleepless, thought-racing nights.

Budakid continues to magnify his presence through the release of the progressive masterpiece, “Memories.”

Sneijder‘s rework of Jackob Roenald’s “Shades” is further proof that the tech trance producer is ready to elevate himself further into the worldwide dance music sphere.

Ray Volpe has finally released an original that he’s been playing out for nearly a year, “Walk Away.”