Did Axwell Λ Ingrosso really ruin ‘Dreamer?’ An analysis

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Swedish progressive house duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso have released their long awaited single “Dreamer” after more than a year of anticipation. Following the release, fan reactions were a mixed bag of emotions ranging from purist contempt to wholehearted appreciation to downright confusion.

The basis of such stark difference in opinion stems from the decision to alter the track’s structural elements or, in layman’s terms, change its drop. Is Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s fanbase truly this vexed over the group’s decision to flip the script on the track?

The collective frustration and confusion was exacerbated by the sheer amount of time that fans spent anxiously awaiting the track’s release, during which fans obsessed over live rips or “ID’s” of the “original” track—which first debuted at Amsterdam Dance Event in 2016.

Progressive house purists claim that the Swedish producers completely stripped “Dreamer” of its identity, and that the group is making an overt attempt to latch onto electronic music’s flavor of the week.

To rebut, others claim that by altering their production M.O., the group is exhibis a healthy artistic progression marked by a willingness to produce a more forward thinking sound.

Since the disbandment of Swedish House Mafia following their final performance at Ultra in 2013, Axwell has been outward about his desire to shift away from the musical styles that characterized the progressive house zeitgeist in the early aughts of the 2010s. Axwell took to social media following the backlash to give his side of the story, noting that fans can listen to the multitude of progressive house tracks in the duo’s catalogue if they desire a more purist approach.

Recent complaints regarding Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s structural subversion of the track’s fundamental elements comes as no surprise, especially considering the group’s emotional impact on progressive house fans throughout the years. Still, the complaints beg further questions regarding how genre categorization and cultural context affects the way music is produced and, more importantly, consumed on a grand scale. Not only do artists create music with its structural and stylistic elements in mind, but many pay close attention to how said music will be perceived in a larger cultural context or within the dance music scene.

Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s newest track “Dreamer” could be characterized as an active attempt to voyage into new sonic territory, a chintzy attempt to piggy back off of the success of EDM’s hottest buzz names in an effort to remain relevant, or something entirely different. Although it isn’t fair to deem the track obsolete or jump to conclusions about the duo’s artistic intentions, fan concerns about “Dreamer” bring forth relevant questions about how context shapes a songs construction and, ultimately, its reception on a larger scale.

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Axwell Claps Back At Fans Who Say ‘Dreamer’ Was Ruined By Changing The Progressive Drop

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One of the biggest let downs this week in electronic dance music was the release of ‘Dreamer’ by Axwell and Ingrosso. The track was initially debuted over a year ago at the 2016 ADE it sounded like a one of a kind progressive anthem. A song that reminded many fans of Swedish House Mafia era

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Axwell ^ Ingrosso Finally Release ‘Dreamer’ After Over A Year Of Anticipation

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Axwell ^ Ingrosso first debuted this wonder of a track at ADE 2016. It has been so long that many fans started to worry it would not see the light of day in form of an official release. This past week it was finally announced that ‘Dreamer’ would be hitting the market on Friday, and

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Off White’s Virgil Abloh Designed Axwell / Ingrosso’s Coachella Outfits

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Off White is easily one of the biggest names in fashion curently. Virgil Abloh’s seamless ability to blend high fashion with the street wear movement has helped his brand wise from obscurity to fashion weeks all over the world. His deconstructed 80’s looks are so incredibly in demand that it is usually almost impossible to

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Shapov & Trouze – The Way

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Shapov and the Singapore/America trio Trouze have officially released the piano-driven, emotive “The Way,” which made its stellar debut at Axwell / Ingrosso’s’s sold-out Heineken Music Hall show at ADE last year. Between the track’s stirring vocals and propelling melodies, Shapov and Trouze have once more solidified their stance in dance music.

After having begun 2017 with his Four Corners EP and subsequently bringing in 10 million streams on the work, Shapov toured tirelessly throughout the summer. He performed at Tomorrowland twice and also hit innumerable festivals along the way including Electrobeach, Los Alamos, Electric Love,  and Parookaville, to name a few.

Meanwhile, Trouze has been steadily making strides into the electronic scene, appearing on Armada and Mixmash, and collaborating with venerable artists like Elephante.

If the two continue pumping out tunes as hauntingly beautiful as “The Way,” it’ll soon be impossible for the dance scene to look in any other direction.

 

 

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Road to Ultra Australia Line Up is Finally Announced

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Ultra Worldwide will be marking its sixth continent this upcoming February in preparation for Ultra Music Festival’s 20th year anniversary. This will mark the beginning to another wonderful tradition on the beautiful grounds of Australia. Plans have already been confirmed for Ultra Australia 2019 to take place in Sydney and Melbourne. In excitement for this

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The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 List Has Allegedly Leaked

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Even though DJ Mag will officially live stream the Top 100 results tomorrow, an alleged “leaked” rankings have been making their rounds on social media. The Top 100 DJs leak has Martin Garrix at number one again, however it has The Chainsmokers ranking at the number 2 position. While The Chainsmokers have had worldwide success,

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Ultra Releases Official 2017 Aftermovie Leaving Us Asking ‘Is it Ultra 20 Yet?

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It’s pretty much common knowledge that Ultra Music Festival Miami is THAT festival. The festival serves as a perfect end to Miami Music Week, a week filled with hundreds of pre and post parties, artists private events, label curated stages etc. Ultra has grown into the globes most reputable festival, touring to Ibiza, Thailand, Japan, Mexico and

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Listen to Creamfields Sets From Axwell/Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers and More

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Creamfields took the United Kingdom by storm this past weekend with performances by everyone whose anyone in EDM. We were able to compile some of the absolute best sets from the festival for your listening pleasure. We have already reported that Martin Garrix dropped a new track, which you can listen to here. Now though

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Listen to Creamfields Sets From Axwell/Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers and More

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Creamfields took the United Kingdom by storm this past weekend with performances by everyone whose anyone in EDM. We were able to compile some of the absolute best sets from the festival for your listening pleasure. We have already reported that Martin Garrix dropped a new track, which you can listen to here. Now though

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