Best Sets Series: Alesso


When it comes to EDM artists that everyone knows, Alesso is on that list. Breaking through in the ‘golden era’ of EDM back in 2011-2014, Alesso has left his footprint in the scene with his anthemic Swedish progressive house sound. Today, we bring you his top five sets that have marked his career and seen his sound transform.

Tomorrowland 2013

Undoubtedly, Alesso + Tomorrowland make a great combination. In 2013, he delivered a diverse, energetic, and legendary set filled with EDM classics and many IDs by the Swede. With incredible mashups and singles, this set highlights the best of EDM in 2013.

T In The Park 2014

Alesso brought his A-game to this festival, and the energy in the crowd shows. This is the year where he started to introduce a heavier, big-room sound to his sets with songs such as ‘Tear The Roof Up’. Playing IDs such as ‘Sweet Escape’ and ‘Scars’, the Swede teased his freshman album ‘Heroes’.

Tomorrowland 2015

A couple of months after releasing his debut album, Alesso took the mainstage of Tomorrowland once again to showcase the highly-awaited tracks.

Ultra Music Festival 2017

Alesso delivered a completely new set at Ultra 2017 mixing in trap, hip-hop, groovy house, and topping it off with his hit singles. Through this set, we saw the versatility as a DJ from the Swede.

Tomorrowland 2018 Weekend 2

Alesso took on the Freedom stage for weekend 2 of Tomorrowland and delivered what fans may call the ‘Old Alesso’. Filled with progressive house gems, oldies, and mashups, he gave the fans what they wanted.

Honorable Mentions

It’s hard to narrow it down to five sets when it is about such a legendary EDM artist such as Alesso. Therefore, we wanted to include two honorable mentions. The first one is no other than the special techno-only set Alesso delivered at the Avant Gardner in New York. Even though it was not recorded in HD you can find clips and pieces of it here.

The second honorable mention would be his most recent Tomorrowland 2019 set. Filled with gems such as ‘Bullet’ vs ‘Silence’ and new progressive house IDs, the Swede delivered a set that excited every fan of that nostalgic progressive EDM sound.