Multi-talented electronic artist Axel Thesleff will be releasing the live video for his latest single ‘Timeflow’ on the 27th of August. ‘Timeflow’ was released as a double A-side via Axu Arts, with an instrumental version accompanying the original. Axel Thesleff has been on a journey to recreate live performance in a safe way: the first was an hour-long Arena Live set, shot at the Helsinki Ice Hall. The next live show was in collaboration with Colours of Ostrava and Hotspot at the austere location of Dolní Vítkovice, an industrial heritage site in the Czech Republic, earlier this year. The Colours of Ostava show calls to mind the epic videographic stylings of Cerclé. ‘Timeflow’ follows the release of Axel Thesleff’s reworked version of ShiShi’s ‘Sajani 2.0 (feat. Ben Parag)’.
LISTEN: Axel Thesleff – Timeflow
Axel Thesleff gained notoriety when he released the irresistible single, ‘Bad Karma’ which racked up One Billion plays across platforms and featured on the Adidas’ Faster Than campaign. The producer toured the US with legendary artists such as CloZee and Beats Antique, and performed at festivals with other well-known acts such as Deadmau5, ZEDD, Paul Van Dyk and Alt-J. Over the years, Axel Thesleff has been supported by the likes of Billboard, YourEDM, Dancing Astronaut, CLASH Magazine, EDM.com, EARMILK, Magnetic Magazine, Mixmag Asia, DJ Mag Spain and The Needle Drop, to name a few and received significant support on Youtube channels such as Trap Nation, 8D Tunes, Bass Nation, House Nation and Taz Network, amongst others, as well as continued support from BBC Asian Network’s Yasser.
Born and based in Helsinki, Finland, Axel Thesleff finds inspiration in the variegated likes of Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Back Emperor, Aphex Twin, Telefon Tel Aviv, Radiohead, Burial, Gold Panda to name a few, as he creates a sound that traverses musical borders. ‘Timeflow’ calls to mind trendsetting artists such as M.I.A., Fakear and CloZee.
Who are we to understand the true passing of both time and life? Is it something within the realm of our intellectual reach or are we merely bugs, along for the ride in the great turning of the universe? Using monochromatic hues, alluring lights and irresistible driving basslines, it’s difficult to not get swept up in Axel Thesleff’s ‘Timeflow’.
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