Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tribute to Avicii

DJ Mag

When the news of the death of Avicii (Tim Bergling) happened two days ago, the electronic dance community worldwide began to mourn. When you look at the entire career of Avicii, it is almost hard to fathom just how successful and iconic this man truly was for the electronic dance music scene. Many other producers/DJs and celebrities have already made their thoughts known on social media and other platforms.

The amount of musical genres and styles Tim bridged the gap is amazing. The brilliance of combining Country with Electronic beats in "Wake Me Up" or feature the vocals of Etta James in "Levels" made EDM become mainstream.  The masses began to embrace electronic dance music more, which in turn has changed popular music. From Madonna to Coldplay to many other artists, his skills as a producer have been revered.

On the other hand, if you look at the health problems that lead to his retirement from touring a couple of years ago, and possibly (since details haven't been released) his death, this is all very sad. For someone to die at 28 in any regard is way too young!  Thoughts continue to be with his family and friends.

Sadly as when anyone iconic in music dies (Michael Jackson, Prince, Elvis), the support of their art will increase, however, Avicii's legacy will live on.  Shout out to Spotify for your "This Is Avicii" playlist! 

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