About Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso
Sébastian Ingrosso is a Swedish EDM producer and DJ of Italian descent. He has an extensive catalog of original productions as well as remixes for artists ranging from Moby to Justin Timberlake, but he's perhaps best known for his extensive collaborations with Steve Angello (the founder of Size Records) and Axwell. Though he'd labored as an underground tech-house producer for several years prior, forming Refune Music in 2003 in addition to releasing material on labels like Joia Records and Executive Records, Ingrosso scored his first major hit in 2005 with "Together," a collaboration with Axwell that was licensed for major-label release. A string of hit collaborations followed in 2007 -- "Get Dumb," billed also to Axwell, Angello, and Laidback Luke; "It's True," billed also to Axwell; and "Umbrella," billed also to Angello -- as did an entry in the two-CD Ministry of Sound mix album series Sessions.
In late 2008, Ingrosso, Axwell, and Angello officially formed dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia, a more pop-centric venture than their previous works. Along with Laidback Luke and vocalist Deborah Cox, they produced hit single "Leave the World Behind" in 2009 (although the release was credited to the producers' individual names). The trio's first full-length, Until One, a continuous mix of individual as well as group productions/remixes, appeared in 2010. In 2012, Ingrosso and Alesso collaborated with Ryan Tedder for a hit single titled "Calling (Lose My Mind)." Ingrosso's "Reload" (in collaboration with Tommy Trash and Swedish vocalist John Martin) was an even bigger success. Both songs appeared on Swedish House Mafia's second and final album, Until Now. Axwell and Ingrosso contributed the track "Roar" to the movie Monsters University in 2013. The following year, they officially formed Axwell & Ingrosso as a duo, releasing several hits, including Swedish number one "Sun Is Shining." Ingrosso released harder-edged single "FLAGS!" (featuring LIOHN and Salvatore) in 2016. ~ Jason Birchmeier
- Nacka, Sweden
- April 20, 1983