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.
Tiesto has dedicated his latest Club Life radio show to Avicii.
Opening the new show with ‘Bromance (Avicii’s Arena Mix)’ which Bergling produced under his alias Tim Berg, Tiesto said, “Friday the 20th April is a day I’ll never forget. On that day, I lost a true friend and the world lost one the most innovative and talented producers in the world.
Nile Rodgers has spoken out about his close relationship with Avicii in a new interview.
In the interview, Rodgers refers to Avicii as one of his "favourite people in the world to work with” mentioning his ability as a “great natural melody writer”.
The disco pioneer also goes on to say in the inerview with Complex that the Swedish songwriter/DJ was “one of the best, if not the best” producer he’s ever worked with.
Avicii’s 2010 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix was aired for the first time since its original broadcast on Friday 27th April.
The mix was broadcast in tribute to the Swedish DJ/producer who tragically passed away the week before aged just 28. You can listen back to it below.
Armin van Buuren has called for Avicii’s death to act as “a wake up call” for the dance music industry.
Speaking about the late Swedish EDM megastar’s death in a new interview on Sirius XM, Armin talked about the pressures on electronic music’s biggest stars.
”Every DJ, no matter how big or how small, deals with a certain amount of insecurities,“ he said. “The pressure can be huge. Every artist is a perfectionist. We all read everything that is being said about us. That is the truth.
Avicii’s family have today (26th April) come forward with a new statement, implying that the EDM star died by suicide.
Last Friday (20th April), news broke that the Swedish DJ/producer had been found dead in his hotel room in Moscat, Oman where he had been on holiday.