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50 DAYS OF COACHELLA ARTISTS: AVICII – #2

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From Wikipedia.com

Tim Bergling (born 8 September 1989), cialis sale ailment known professionally as Avicii, viagra Tom Hangs, and Tim Berg, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer.[1] His debut single, “Seek Bromance“, reached the top 20 in several countries including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Sweden. In 2011, Avicii released “Levels” (sampling the song “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” by Etta James), which reached the top ten in Croatia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and topped the charts in Hungary, Norway and Sweden.

In 2011, Avicii was ranked No. 6 on the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine.[2]

Personal life

Tim Bergling was born on 8 September 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Avicii emerged in the music industry in 2008, when he was 18 years old, compiling a remix of the theme song to the Commodore 64 video game Lazy Jones. This led to his first release on Strike Recordings, entitled “Lazy Lace.”

Hotpress dance critic Sean Russell described him as “the only dj capable of whipping instruments and audiences alike into complete submission”.

In 2010, Avicii released a collaboration with fellow Swedish DJ John Dahlbäck, titled “Don’t Hold Back.” He is additionally working on projects with internationally-recognized DJs Tiësto and Sebastian Ingrosso.[3] While his work is primarily electronic synthetic tracks, EMI released a vocal version of his track “Bromance,” titled “Seek Bromance.”[4]

In October 2010, Avicii signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing. Based in London and New York, EMI is the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry, making it one of the “big four” record companies and a member of the RIAA.

In 2011, his collaboration track, “Sunshine”, with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording.[5] His tracks Penguin has gone on to be sampled by Leona Lewis. Though there is conflict and controversy regarding Avicii receiving royalties over his creations.

Influences

Avicii’s influences include Tiesto, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell, Ryan Blair, Eric Prydz, Josef Kelly and Ste Kirwan.

“I’ve always been into music, and growing up with older siblings. I’ve also had loads of different influences when it comes to my music taste. There are loads of other people that have influenced me but I think the biggest inspirations I’ve had aside from my manager has been the Swedish House Mafia guys and Eric Prydz, they were the ones who first got me into house!” Avicii – April 2011[6]

His first big track, “Manman,” was released on Pete Tong‘s label, Bedroom Bedlam, after winning Pete Tong’s Fast Trax with 70 percent of the votes.

Touring

2010 / 2011

North America

In North America, he played at Palace and The Guelph Concert Theatre in Guelph, Ontario; Club Glow in Washington, D.C.; SET and Nikki Beach in Miami; Club Pacha in New York; Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island in New York; Ultra Music Festival in Miami; Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; Ruby Skye in San Francisco; Vision Night Club in Chicago; The Guvernment in Toronto; Beta Night Club in Waterloo, Ontario; Stages in Kingston, Ontario; Tokyo Club in Montreal; Club Mansion in London, Ontario, The Majestic in Madison, Wisconsin, Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois, Wet Republic’s Daylife in Las Vegas and The Edmonton Event Centre in Edmonton, among other locations.[7] The largest crowd Avicii has played for to date was on the main stage at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas on 26 June 2011. On 22 October 2011 Avicii performed at Bert’s Warehouse in Detroit, Michigan. On 28 October, he performed at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. On 29 October 2011 Avicii performed at Pic-a-Chic farm in Bloomington, Indiana as part of a Halloween and Indiana University Homecoming celebration.[8][9] Avicii also played at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on 29 October 2011.

Europe

Avicii headlined at the 2011 Inox Festival in Toulouse, France. Other appearances include Space in Ibiza; Monaco International Clubbing Show at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco; Fabulous Festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Ms Connexion in Mannheim; Aquarius Zr?e in Novalja; La Dune in Toulouse; Illusions at Festivalpark Complex in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; AF-Borgen in Lund, Sweden; and Mach 1 in Nuremberg.[7]

Several of his concerts have been recorded for Sirius XM Radio‘s Trance and Progressive House channel. On 23 October 2010, in support of his world tour, Avicii presented his work in an exclusive hour-long set on Channel 52 of the Electric Area on Sirius XM Radio.[10]

Dominican Republic

Avicii has played at Tara’s in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 8 July 2011, at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on 9 July 2011, Governors Island, NYC on 17 July 2011.

Belgium

Avicii played at the Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium on 23 July 2011.

Canada

On 7 September 2011, Avicii performed at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. On 15 September, he played a private set for students of McGill University in Montreal.

On 9 September he played at The Necto (nightclub) in Ann Arbor, MI. On 11 September, he performed in Syracuse, NY as part of the annual fall concert series Juice Jam. London, Ontario as part of the O-Week celebration for The University of Western Ontario. On 12 September, he performed at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, New York to a crowd of mostly University at Albany students.

Slovenia

On 15 October, he performed in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the International Foam Festival with David Morales and Ian Carey.

2012

Australia

December 2011 Avicii was on the line up for the country wide festival Stereosonic. Avicii and Calvin Harris attended homebar Sydney, Australia on 14 January for charity.

Sweden

Avicii performed three shows in his hometown, Stockholm, on 2 and 3 March. The concerts were at Ericsson Globe Arena. During the first concert on the afternoon of Friday 2 March, a temporary platform built for the audience collapsed. A total of 26 people were sent to the hospital, and one 17-year old teenage girl suffered a severe concussion. As a result of the accident, the second concert, scheduled for Friday evening, was canceled. A new platform was built in hope that the Saturday evening concert could continue.[11]

South Africa

Avicii completed a tour of South Africa in 2012, performing in three different cities over two days. The first show was at Wave House in Durban on 30 March, where he played at 22:00. The second show was at Wild Waters in Johannesburg on 31 March. The venue plays host to South Africa’s premier outdoor music festival, H2O. Avicii played the “sunset set” at 17:00 in perfect weather conditions to a fantastic crowd. After playing for 1 hour and 30 minutes, he flew to Cape Town to play the midnight set at Thunder City, where he played for 2 hours and 45 minutes to an even more fantastic crowd. Various South African DJ’s accompanied him on the tour, including DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Pascal & Pearce and Goldfish.

Mexico

Avicii performed at Electro Beach Music Festival in Puerto Vallarta, In the 8 and 15 March. [12]

Taiwan

Avicii performed at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on 6 April.

Singapore

Avicii Performed at Zoukout 2011.

Music

Levels

Avicii’s most notable song has been the single “Levels” which was released officially 28 Oct 2011. The song had already been a major hit in the EDM world all through 2011 but after its official release it became a huge mainstream hit giving Avicii and the EDM movement even greater notoriety. The song was written by Avicii, Ash Pournouri, and an unidentified third party, and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James. The same vocal sample was used first by Pretty Lights in his song “Finally Moving” in 2006. This sample was also used by Flo Rida in his single “Good Feeling”. This song has been remixed by several artists, the most popular were made by Skrillex, DJ E.V.G., Cazzette and Noise inc.

2012

On 23 March 2012, Avicii’s unsigned single “Last Dance” was previewed on Pete Tong’s show on BBC Radio 1. At Ultra Music Festival 2012 he played a teaser of his remix of Ruth-Anne’s “All You Need Is Love”. Also, He played two new remixes, Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” titled “Avicii vs Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Avicii’s UMF Remix) and Avicii vs Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Avicii’s Space Mix) Later in the year his debut album is set to be released entitled “The Battery Pack”.

 

 

Links:

http://www.avicii.com/

https://www.facebook.com/avicii

http://www.myspace.com/avicii

https://twitter.com/#!/avicii

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