Alessandro Lindblad (born 7 July 1991), commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ, record producer and musician. He has worked with numerous artists, including Tove Lo, Theo Hutchcraft, Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Usher, David Guetta, and Sebastian Ingrosso. He has also performed at numerous music festivals, including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Tomorrowland.
Lindblad was born in Stockholm, and is of Swedish and Italian descent. He started playing piano at age 7, and became interested in EDM when he was 16. Alesso first gained recognition with the release of his Alesso EP in 2010. In early 2011, Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia contacted Alesso and asked if he wanted to work together. Ingrosso introduced him to DJ’ing and helped him with the production of tracks. Since that time, Ingrosso has acted as a mentor for Alesso, who referred to the elder Swede as a “big brother.”
Alesso is renowned for his methods of utilizing melodic vibes in his productions along which he also alternates between his rave oriented productions. Some consider him to be the next generation after the retired trio Swedish House Mafia. –Wikipedia
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