On This Day in Dance Music History: Calvin Harris and Alesso Released “Under Control” – EDM.com

When the festival boom of this past decade had arguably reached its height, Calvin Harris and Alesso were two of the hottest names on the scene. Their landmark collaboration was more than a business savvy move, however. When “Under Control” came out October 7th, 2019, it had all the hallmarks of an EDM anthem.

Euphoric lead synths counterbalance the vocals of duo Hurts in a way that makes “Under Control” evoke images of fireworks, spotlights and roaring crowds. Alesso (real name Alessandro Lindblad) first debuted the single during an August, 2013 performance at Ushuaïa in Ibiza. It later appeared on his 2015 album, Forever, after being included on Harris’ 2014 effort, Motion.