Axwell ^ Ingrosso paid a touching tribute to late EDM star Avicii at Ultra Europe this past weekend.
The duo, who make up two thirds of the recently reformed Swedish House Mafia, paused their set at the massive festival in Split, Croatia to ask festivalgoers to hold their phones or lighters aloft while they played a mash-up of their own track ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ with one of Avicii’s hits, ‘Wake Me Up’. You can watch a video of the moment below.
Nicky Romero has revealed that he has “two folders full” of unreleased Avicii material in a new interview.
Speaking to Ultra Singapore, Romero also explained that he may never release the music out of respect for the late EDM megastar.
"I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer has not approved," Romero told Ultra Singapore.
"I know that Avicii was really a perfectionist, and I kind of feel bad if I put something out not knowing if he wants to put it out. So that's kind of what holds me back, out of respect for him."
Carl Cox has spoken about how he felt following the tragic passing of EDM star Avicii in April of this year.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 the legendary UK DJ said that, following the news that the 28 year-old DJ/producer had been found dead in his hotel room in Oman, he was “very, very sad because I could see he was not in control of himself.”
Nicky Romero paid tribute to Avicii at Ultra Singapore over the weekend by playing the late EDM superstar’s unreleased Chris Martin collaboration, ‘Heaven’. You can watch a clip of it below.
Romero has been playing the track at a few shows recently, including his set at World Club Dome earlier this month (June).
A representative of Avicii has stated that reports of plans for a new full-length album from the deceased artist later this year are inaccurate.
Despite previous reports that the family of the DJ/producer – real name Tim Bergling – and the head of his former label Geffen Records, Neil Jacobson had green lighted the release a collection of finished tracks that he had been working on prior to his tragic death last month, a new report has stated that the statements were unfounded.
Pete Tong delivered a strong opening address at International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza in memory of Avicii.
Talking about the pressures of international touring, health and wellbeing, IMS co-founder Tong commented on the news of Avicii’s tragic passing in Oman last month (April).
“We’ve lost one of the most talented and successful artists of his generation,” Tong said about Avicii on the opening day of IMS. “He was the first to make music influenced by his peers and then join them within 12 months.
Avicii’s family has released details for his funeral following the death of the EDM star last month.
In an announcement made today (Tuesday, 22nd May), the family of the late producer, born Tim Bergling, said Avicii’s funeral will be a private affair.
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An album of previously unreleased music by Avicii will be released this year, a new report has said.
As reported in Swedish entertainment magazine Aftonbladet, the late EDM star – real name Tim Bergling – had a considerable collection of finished music ready to be released before his tragic death aged 28 last month.
Tiësto paid tribute to Avicii during his set at Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend (19th - 20th May), with a 12-minute megamix of the Swedish DJ's biggest hits.
The set also featured vocals from Aloe Blacc who took the stage for a live rendition of Avicii’s country-meets-EDM crossover hit ‘Wake Me Up’.
Tiësto urged the crowd to 'celebrate Avicii's memory' before opening the megamix with Avicii’s 2015 single, ‘Waiting For Love’. Other tracks from the mix included ‘My Feelings For You’, ‘Seek Bromance’ and ‘Levels’.
Luciano has released a statement about addiction and rehab following the tragic death of Avicii (pictured), who was found on Friday 20th April, in an Oman hotel room.