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Axel Thesleff is an electronic musician and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. His style is very diverse, ranging from bass-heavy bangers to more relaxed and deep tracks, never forgetting about the emotion and story behind each piece of music. His tunes will make subwoofers purr, but also deliver an emotional impact which resonates with your soul.

Axel started releasing electronic music on Soundcloud back at 2010. Just a year after his first release, Axel was notified as a "Sounclouder of the Day" with his concept album "Waste Land" inspired by poet T.S. Eliot. During that time Axel also started studying musicology at the University of Helsinki, where he got interested in sound design and electroacoustic music. From 2011 onward, he released couple EP's where he further developed his skills as a music producer as well as a composer.

In 2014 Axel experimented with some eastern vibes and samples from India, which lead to the smash hit Bad Karma. After Bad Karma Axel released a couple of singles and continued his endeavors with Mr. Eliot, releasing his musical interpretation of the poem "The Hollow Men". 

His single releases "Done & Reincarnation" in 2016 were the beginning of a new era, which led the way to even more diverse style. With songs ranging genres like Future Bass, Future Garage, World Bass, Eastern Impacts, Tribal, and even Tropical sounds.

The year 2017 began with his first music video release, Bad Karma. Single "Need You" was released on Valentine's Day and reached high-end playlists like Chillout Lounge (500k+ followers). Followed by double single release Your Voice / Like a Lullaby in April and a vocal song Fighter made with a Brit singer-songwriter Richard Walters in May - the song got previewed on BBC.

In early July, Axel continued his musical endeavor collaborating a song Free with an upcoming Finnish artist Ronja. Free got good traction on its first week of the release, by being added on 6 different New Music Friday playlists on Spotify (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Italy & Iceland).

In 2018 Axel continued his eastern influenced style and released the Two Worlds EP. A few months later, it was followed by an eastern influenced single Piya Mora. On November 30th it was the time for an Audiovisual EP based on the Two Two worlds EP. the 30-minute long visual journey to human condition was released on Youtube and have received an amazing response from the crowd.

Moving on to developing his live performance build around multiple instruments such as keytar, drum pad, and a midi mallet Axel made his US debut by touring with Beats Antique at the beginning of 2019. Followed by his first overseas festival performance at Envision festival held in Costa Rica.

 


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