Alesso’s real name is Alessandro Lindblad. He was born 7 July 1991 in Stockholm. The Swedish DJ has a partial Italian heritage.
Alessandro enjoyed classical music since childhood. At seven, he learned how to play the piano. However, when he was a teenager, Alesso suddenly turned to electronic dance music. It became his hobby and, eventually, profession.
In 2010, the young man released his first EP, Alesso, which brought him popularity. At the beginning of next year, Sebastian Ingrosso, the vocalist of a supergroup Swedish House Mafia, offered the musician a chance to work together. He taught Alesso the basics of DJing and helped record professional tracks. With such impressive support coupled with substantial talent, Alesso immediately made it into DJ Magazine’s top-100 DJ list.
Together with his tutor, Alesso recorded a single “Calling”, which came in second on Beatport’s chart and became one of the most popular songs in the EDM industry in 2011.
The popularity of the DJ continued expanding. Soon, he got a chance to perform at a popular music festival Creamfields. Madonna invited him as an opening act for her MDNA concert tour.