Avicii

Biography

Avicii had only been producing a few months when his friends noticed that the productions were amazingly professional and that they had just witnessed a great talent being born. Avicii started out with doing a remix of the theme music for the Commodore 64 game ?Lazy Jones', but decided to drop it as it inspired him to make his own 'Lazy Lace' - released almost immediately on Strike Recordings.
Avicii was instantly fascinated with producing and spent many hours in his home studio creating one fresh tune after the next. Avicii never tried to get caught up in a specific subgenre of house, but wanted to keep the productions up to date and innovative. His music is inspired by the likes of Laidback Luke, Steve Angello and Tocadisco, but also Daft Punk, Eric Prydz and that of Axwell. In April 2008, Avicii released the first big track, ?Manman', on Pete Tong's Bedroom Bedlam label after winning the Pete Tong Fast Trax. Avicii received an astonishing 70% of the votes and after the release and were contacted by numerous labels, promoters and booking agencies from all over the globe. Even Laidback Luke mentioned Avicii on his Myspace website saying: "[Avicii], by winning this competition, left many contesters behind in their dust. / So a big CONGRATULATIONS to these brilliant DJs for winning the contest and all the luck with their future careers!"

What Avicii wants is to create music for people to listen to and come to love, whether it be at home or in a dark nightclub. Avicii puts great emphasis on melodies in his productions and wants to appeal to fans of many different house music genres. Avicii signed on to At Night Management in May 2008 and within a month the buzz around them spread noticeably and they were recognized on labels such as Joia Records, Vicious Grooves and Ministry of Sound, just to name a few. By the end of that month, Avicii had already signed a big deal with Vicious Grooves in Australia and were head on target to soon explode over the entire globe.

Avicii is currently appearing on selected venues on his world tour but otherwise locked up in the studio, always experimenting with new sounds in order to bring out original cool tracks and to grow as producers.

More recently, the 20 year old producer has been VERY busy in the studio. With his first single (Sound of Now) and follow up EP (Muja/Record Breaker) off the shelf, remixes for D.O.N.S., Bob Sinclar, Roger Sanchez, as well as Jose Nunez, Richard Grey & Erick Morillo, Livin Joy, Phonat, Little Boots, Paul Thomas, David Guetta, Toni Braxton, Tiësto and Tim Berg - just to mention a few. Among more of his own releases, Avicii broke ground in 2009 with his third release and original track Ryù, which was charted two weeks before release on Pete Tong's Essential Mix. One week later it was 'This Week's Essential New Tune' while at the same time the "track of the week" on Tiesto's Club Life (Episode 113). The track hit Beatport Top 20 in worldwide sales almost instantly and has been on Top 30 for over 4 weeks.

Avicii stands for killer melodies combined with his own high-energy style productions bringing a new sound to the scene. Avicii truly is the Sound of Now.
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Avicii Show Wreaks Mayhem At Boston TD Garden

26th June 2014 -

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Avicii’s show in Boston on Wednesday night left 36 attendees in hospital and even more injured and suffering from dehydration, alcohol and drug overdoses. The Boston Public Health Commission declared a Level 2 Casualty. According...

Isle Of Dreams 2014 Switzerland Moves To New Location In Basel

3rd June 2014 -

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Due to the major international resonance and responding to the fans' request, the 3 day electronic open air music festival "Isle Of Dreams" - inspired by Ibiza's music and culture and headlined by world-famous top...

Avicii - Lay Me Down Ft. Adam Lambert

22nd May 2014 -

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Currently on his first world concert tour, Avicii has revealed the video to his newest single 'Lay Me Down' featuring vocals from Adam Lambert and Nile Rodgers on guitar. The track is taken from his...

Isle Of Dreams Music Festivals 2014 Announce Avicii, Axwell, Calvin Harris Plus Many More

12th April 2014 -

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3 Day electronic music festival, in 3 different countries, inspired by the music and culture of the isle of Ibiza and featuring the top stars of Electronic Music.ISLE OF DREAMS, a major new electronic music...

Avicii - Hey Brother Ft. Dan Tyminski

10th April 2014 -

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Avicii has released an animated video for his Platinum certified hit single 'Hey Brother'. The track has been played frequently on the radio and in clubs alike and top the singles charts in several countries....

'Now That's What I Call Music 87' Released 7th April 2014

4th April 2014 -

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NOW That's What I Call Music is back with the first instalment of the 2014 numbered NOW series with NOW 87. Expect the biggest and best pop hits from the start of the year on...

Ultra Music Festival 2014: The Weekend Event's Most Memorable Moments

31st March 2014 -

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Ultra Music Festival turned out to be a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend for everyone this year but, as usual, it's been three days of some of the most explosive electronic acts of...

Avicii Drops Out of Ultra Music Festival After Being Hospitalized

31st March 2014 -

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Internationally renown DJ, Avicii, was forced out of his highly anticipated Saturday night slot at Ultra Music Festival after being hospitalized in Miami on Thursday afternoon due severe abdominal pain, nausea and fever from a...

Two Hospital Cases Linked To Ultra Festival - Security Guard & Avicii

30th March 2014 -

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Ultra, the Miami music festival, has been the focus of reports following one performer's admittance into hospital. Unfortunately Avicii, the Swedish DJ in question, is not the only person associated with the festival to have...

Deadmau5 Replaces Avicii At Ultra Music Festival

29th March 2014 -

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Dj Deadmau5 has stepped in to replace ailing Avicii at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida.The Wake Me Up hitmaker has been forced to scrap his weekend shows at the event following a medical...

Avicii Hospitalized For Blocked Gallbladder, Cancels Ultra Festival Appearance

29th March 2014 -

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Avicii was hospitalized in Miami Thursday night (March 27th) after complaining about feeling ill.The DJ star has been forced to cancel several shows in Miami, including a headlining spot at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday...

Richie Incognito Touches Down in Miami for Ultra Music Festival 2014

28th March 2014 -

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Rich Incognito, the former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman who is currently a free agent, has arrived back in the city for the first time since January 1 to attend the Ultra Music Festival 2014. The...

Santana, Wyclef, Avicii & Alexandre Pires Selected For The Official Anthem Of The 2014 Fifa World Cup

28th March 2014 -

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FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment announce today that the Official Anthem of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM in Brazil is entitled "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)," and features a global superstar line-up...

The Curious Case of Avicii: Why Was Superstar DJ Hospitalized?

28th March 2014 -

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Avicii cancelled his show at Hyde Beach in Miami less than hour before he was due on-stage on Thursday (March 27, 2014). DJ Cassette told the crowd at the SLS Hotel in Miami Beach that...

Avicii To Sell Unusual Merchandise at Ultra Music Festival Concept Store

19th March 2014 -

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Swedish producer and DJ Avicii is trying something different at next weekend's Ultra Music Festival - which promises to turn Miami into a three day rave in the sunshine. Avicii, whose song 'Wake Me Up'...

Kesha And Pitbull's 'Timber' Fells 'Happy' Pharrell From No.1 [Listen]

7th January 2014 -

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Pitbull and Ke$ha have finally outperformed their rivals to claim the UK's first official number one song of 2014. Their new party track 'Timber' has danced to the top of the charts, ahead of previous...

'The X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Is This Year's Christmas Number One

23rd December 2013 -

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X Factor winner Sam Bailey is officially the No. 1 artists this Christmas, as the winner of the singing contest has shot to the top of the UK Singles Chart with her debut single, 'Skyscraper.'...

Ultra Music Festival 2014 Unveils Jaw-Dropping Phase 1 Line-Up

18th December 2013 -

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Rounding off what has been a hugely successful year for Ultra Music Festival, one that saw it roll out a memorable double weekender for its fifteenth anniversary in Miami, international editions in Argentina, Chile, Ibiza,...

Lorde Is Amongst The Most "Shazamed" Artists Of Year

3rd December 2013 -

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Lorde and Robin Thicke have become two of the most "shazamed" artists in the world, meaning users of the song-identification app Shazam have tagged their songs the most times. Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' not only topped...

The First Ever YouTube Music Awards Get Underway This Weekend - What Can You Expect From It?

2nd November 2013 -

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The YouTube Music Awards will celebrate the achievements made online by both well-known and some more obscure (outside the world of viral videos) musicians for the first time this Sunday (3 Oct.) and the organisers...

Avicii - Hey Brother (Audio)

14th September 2013 -

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Avicii - Heart Upon My Sleeve (Audio)

14th September 2013 -

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TomorrowLand 2013 Now Unveils The Stunning Half-Hour After Movie

12th September 2013 -

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TomorrowLand 2013 has re-lived its most memorable moments with a brand new 30 minute official after movie featuring clips of the best shows, sights and most ecstatic event-goers.It really was a weekend to remember for...

Tragic Deaths and Alleged Sexual Assault See Electric Zoo Shut Down

2nd September 2013 -

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Partygoers were sent home a day early as Sunday’s finale of the Electric Zoo music festival - held on Randalls Island – was cancelled. Jeffrey Russ, 23 - a graduate of Syracuse University, and Olivia...

Ellie Goulding Holds Off Miley & Gaga To Stay At No. 1 For A Third Week

2nd September 2013 -

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Ellie Goulding has beaten off competition from her trans-Atlantic rivals to remain at the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart for a third successive week, with her song 'Burn.' The single, Ellie's first...

Burn! Ellie Goulding Incinerates UK Charts For Second Week

27th August 2013 -

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Solo singer Ellie Goulding has snatched the week's top track yet again from the claws of rivals with lead single 'Burn' from her upcoming album, Halcyon Days. The track was Goulding's first ever number one...

Burn! Ellie Goulding Incinerates UK Charts For Second Week

26th August 2013 -

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Solo singer Ellie Goulding has snatched the week's top track yet again from the claws of rivals with lead single 'Burn' from her upcoming album, Halcyon Days. The track was Goulding's first ever number one...

Surprised? Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' Is Her First Ever UK No.1

12th August 2013 -

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Miley Cyrus has scored her first UK number one single with 'We Can't Stop,' which incidentally is her first Top 10 hit in the country.The 20-year-old sold 128,000 copies of her new single last week...

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