Highly regarded as one of the forerunners in the world of Swedish dance music, Otto Knows’ rise to fame has been meteoric. Bursting onto the scene in 2012, immediately earning the support of legendary artists Axwell, Ingrosso and Steve Angello, Ottoremains one of Refune Records’ most exciting discoveries. First brought to the attention of Sebastian Ingrosso after a chance meeting in theirhome city Stockholm, his subsequent development as a DJ and producer benefitedfrom first-hand experience of touring alongside Ingrosso, the fruits of which can bebest heard on debut transmission ‘iTrack’ - a single produced alongside fellow Swedish artists Avicii and Oliver Ingrosso. Breakthrough single ‘Million Voices’ soon followed, propelling Otto into a moremainstream spotlight for the first time. The track proved his ability to balance dancefloor credibility with crossover sensibility and set the benchmark for his ownproductions - a facet of his work that has seen him adopt a careful and measuredapproach to releasing music over the last two years. With ‘Million Voices’ going on to top the Shazam chart and finding itself added to the A-list at BBC Radio 1, the single has since broken the Top 15 in the UK singles chart,achieving Gold status in Australia, Ireland, Holland and Sweden and certifiedPlatinum status in Belgium - all of which culminated in Pete Tong identifying Otto asone of his ‘Young Stars’ for 2012. Following the success of ‘Million Voices’, Otto has approached follow up work diligently, although has refused to fall into the trap of releasing too much music tooquickly. Impressive remixes of Dada Life and Burns came in late 2012, although it wasn’t until 2013 that Otto was able to showcase just how far his production remitstretched in a crossover sense. Following his remix of Don Diablo and Matt Nash’s‘Starlight’ - a track released via Axwell’s ‘Axtone’ - Otto turned his hand to producing Britney Spears’ ‘Work Bitch’, the lead single to be taken from her 2013 album ‘Britney Jean’. Moving into 2014, Otto exploded back onto the scene with ‘Parachute’- the first original Otto material to be released since ‘Million Voices’. Released in June,
'Parachute' encompasses all the elements of a perfect summer record - anthemicvocals, explosive synths and relentless energy - and was rapturously received byboth fans and contemporaries alike. Boosted by an excellent rework of Bebe Rexha’s ‘Can’t Stop Drinking About You’, the summer of 2014 has gone a long way
to cementing Otto as one of the world’s most accomplished electronic music artists. Outside of the studio, Otto Knows has been keeping extremely busy travelling theworld. He finished Summer 2014 on a high touring Brazil and Asia, as well as hittingsome of the world’s biggest dance festivals including Creamfields, Global Gathering
and Electric Zoo. Moving into next year, Otto’s tour schedule is shaping up to be just as hectic and with highly-anticipated releases still to come, 2015 already feels likeanother landmark year in waiting.