Get 2 Know A DJ - Avicii
This one has been long overdue. This week’s G2KDJ is Swedish DJ/Producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii. In the span of just over two years, Avicii has experienced a meteroic ascension to highest ranks of EDM superstardom. Inspired by the Swedish House Mafia, John Dahlback, and some of Daft Punk’s early work, the 21-year-old Swede decided to download a copy of FL Studio and give production a try. He had only been making music for a few months when his friends noticed that the productions were incredibly professional.
Avicii was instantly fascinated with producing and spent hours in his home studio creating tracks. He began leaking his music to electronic music blogs such as Laidback Luke’s online forum where they were immediately noticed. In April 2008, Avicii released his 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 was contacted by numerous labels, promoters and booking agencies from all over the globe.
His music spans the electronic music spectrum, incorporating elements of tech, trance, electro and house with a very strong emphasis on melodies, vocals, and big sound. His live sets are exactly provide for the quintessential electronic music experience. I’ve never been more satisfied after seeing a DJ set than after I saw Avicii. In 2008, Tim Bergling was a bedroom DJ, known to no one. Now in 2011, he has headlined the world’s largest electronic music events and is billed to play three times at Ultra Music Festival, more than any other artist. Avicii is churning out hits left and right and shows no sign of slowing down. Rather than reading more, check out his interview with Armada News below. More importantely, go listen to Avicii’s tracks and check out his Essential Mix. That’s all there is to it.