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.
Avicii’s family have released a statement thanking his fans around the world for the outpourings of love and support that have come since the news broke of his death last Friday (20th April).
Since the tragic news broke that Swedish DJ Avicii had passed away aged 28 on Friday 20th April, sales of his music have increased 6000% in the U.S.
On the day it was announced that the EDM star had been found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman where he had been on holiday, there were over 25,000 downloads of his songs from online marketplaces, according to a preliminary sales reports by Nielsen Music.
Following the news of Swedish DJ Avicii’s sudden death aged 28 in Oman on Friday 20th April, thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm’s Sergels Torg plaza for a memorial.
In videos shared online from the afternoon of Saturday 21st April, fans of the DJ – real name Tim Bergling – are seen dancing to his music in the street. You can watch the footage below.
Avicii’s death is not being treated as suspicious, Oman authorities have ruled.
News broke last Friday (20th April) that the Swedish DJ – real name Tim Bergling – had been found dead in a hotel room Muscat, Oman, where he had been on holiday. Subsequent post-mortem examinations have ruled out any “criminal suspicion” in relation to his sudden passing.