The “SXSW Set that Never Happened” titled Arena Live is the name of Axel Thesleff‘s latest film, which he filmed at an 8,200-seat capacity ice rink, Helsikni Ice Hall. He spent six months creating an audio-visual set for his first official SXSW showcase before the festival was cancelled due to COVID earlier this summer at the peak of the pandemic.
To get the set to fans, Thesleff assembled a top-level production team to capture the set that (unfortunately) never happened. Visuals and light programming took three months to adapt the live show to the huge hall. Lucky for you, you can stream the entire set online via YouTube… for free!
Watch the video below:
Axel Thesleff is an electronic musician and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. His style is diverse, ranging from bass-heavy bangers to more relaxed and deep tracks, never forgetting about the emotion and story behind each piece of music.
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