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                                                                                                                                                                     SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA - PARADISE AGAIN
                                                                                                                                                                     RELEASED: APRIL
                                                                                                                                                                     STANDOUT TRACKS: HEAVEN TAKES YOU HOME (FEAT. CONNIE CONSTANCE),
                                                                                                                                                                     MOTH TO A FLAME (WITH THE WEEKND), REDLIGHT

                                                                                                                                                                     A huge moment for the new chapter of the Swedish trio Axwell, Steve
                                                                                                                                                                     Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, ‘Paradise Again’ was a long time
                                                                                                                                                                     coming for them, being their debut release. Not only that, it allowed
                                                                                                                                                                     them to showcase their newer, more darker sound in a continuous
                                                                                                                                                                     format where they could truly tell a flowing story. One thing that they
               ALBUMS OF                                                                                                                                             euphoric and dynamic vocals brought by some of the industry’s finests
                                                                                                                                                                     carried on from their previous progressive soundscape, though, is the
                                                                                                                                                                     including Sting, Connie Constance, The Weeknd and more.

               THE YEAR                                                                                                                                              MARTIN GARRIX - SENTIO

                                                                                                                                                                     RELEASED: APRIL
                                                                                                                                                                     STANDOUT TRACKS: FOLLOW, STARLIGHT (KEEP ME AFLOAT), LIMITLESS

                                                                                                                                                                     ‘Sentio’ saw Martin Garrix release his debut album, a long time coming
                                                                                                                                                                     for fans and himself. Choosing a unique rollout for this album, he didn’t
               BY: ELLIE MULLINS
                                                                                                                                                                     keep fans waiting for the full body of work and instead gave them pres-
                                                                                                                                                                     ents in the form of two releases a week until all 11 tracks were out into the
                              s is the same with every year, our favourite producers aim to make each year their
                                                                                                                                                                     world ending in April. ‘Sentio’ allowed Garrix to shine brighter than ever,
                              best, constantly levelling up their game through career-changing releases. Of
                                                                                                                                                                     showing off his huge range when it comes to both production skills and
                              course, 2022 was not exempt from this and with the last 12 months, brought a whirlwind
                                                                                                                                                                     creating tracks in different genres.
                              of releases. In particular, this was a year of incredible albums from debuts to stand outs
                              and more. As we get ready for the clock to strike midnight, signalling in yet another new
               A year, we’re looking back upon some of the biggest albums of the year.
                                                                                                                                                                     CARL COX - ELECTRONIC GENERATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                     RELEASED: DECEMBER
               “In particular, this was a year of incredible albums from
                                                                                                                                                                     STANDOUT TRACKS: SPEED TRIALS ON ACID, SEE THE SUN RISING, OUR TIME
                                                                                                                                                                     WILL COME
               debuts to stand outs and more”
                                                                                                                                                                     His first album in 10 years, written over two years, ‘Electronic Genera-
                                                                                                                                                                     tions’ is perhaps the magnum opus of his career so far, coming as a
                                                                                                                                                                     truly important milestone for the techno legend. Coming as a 2-disc
                                                          FRED AGAIN.. ACTUAL LIFE 3                                                                                 mega masterpiece, disc 1 includes 17 solo releases putting the spot-
                                                          (JANUARY 1 - SEPTEMBER 9 2022)                                                                             light on his talents and further cementing why he is one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                     influential artists of our time. On the other hand, disc 2 is where the
                                                          RELEASED: OCTOBER
                                                                                                                                                                     collaborative efforts come in to play, featuring the likes of Fatboy Slim,
                                                          STANDOUT TRACKS: DELILAH (PULL ME OUT OF THIS),
                                                                                                                                                                     Dan Diamond, Nicole Moudaber and Franky Wah with remixes by Chase
                                                          DANIELLE (SMILE ON MY FACE), CLARA (THE NIGHT IS DARK)
                                                                                                                                                                     & Status, Riton and LF System.
                                                          The third instalment in the reality-based trilogy of
                                                          albums that Fred again.. has released over the current
                                                          few years, ‘Actual Life 3’ was recorded from January
                                                                                                                                                                     HARDWELL - REBELS NEVER DIE
                                                          1 until September 9 2022 as is suggested in the title.
                                                          Taking snippets of things that have inspired him or                                                        RELEASED: SEPTEMBER
                                                          things that he has seen in the world and sampling                                                          STANDOUT TRACKS: PACMAN, INTO THE UNKNOWN, F*CKING SOCIETY
                                                          them into masterful club bangers and emotional
                                                                                                                                                                     It wouldn’t be out of place to say that this album from Hardwell was
                                                          sounds, this is perhaps one of his most deep and
                                                                                                                                                                     one of the most anticipated of the year. Signalling a massive change in
                                                          thoughtful bodies of work yet. Exploring the feeling
                                                                                                                                                                     sound, which no one could’ve anticipated when he took to the stage at
                                                          of loneliness, love, being scared and everything in
                                                                                                                                                                     Ultra Miami earlier this year, he proved with ‘REBELS NEVER DIE’ that not
                                                          between, nothing is left unturned.
                                                                                                                                                                     only was this sound here to stay, but he had mastered it. Leaving behind
                                                                                                                                                                     big room in favour of a techno flavour, he took a massive risk in switch-
                                                                                                                                                                     ing up his identity but the response has proved that it paid off.

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