Creamfields to honor Avicii with 40-piece orchestral tribute

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Creamfields’ music festival will occur from August 23-26, and this year, the event will see the venue present a special tribute “to honor one of dance music’s biggest talents.”

Creamfields tweeted its intent to host a “debut performance from the 40 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, delivering an unmissable set featuring some of the biggest dance tracks like [listeners] have never heard them before.” Although Creamfields’ tweet does not explicitly name the artist to whom the performance will pay homage, the Kaleidoscope Orchestra will presumably recognize the impact and influence of the late Avicii.

Those interested in attending can purchase tickets to Creamfields, here.

Creamfields presents a very special debut performance from the 40 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, delivering an unmissable set featuring some of the biggest dance tracks like you’ve never heard them before including a special homage to honour one of dance music’s biggest talents pic.twitter.com/qVazHHtSJi

— Creamfields (@Creamfields) July 5, 2018

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Nicky Romero has ‘two folders’ of unreleased Avicii music

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Nicky Romero has “two folders” of unreleased Avicii music, but fans of the late producer shouldn’t expect the unfinished material to gain a posthumous release.

“I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer have not approved,” Romero said of the unfinished productions during a recent interview at Ultra Singapore. “I know that Avicii was really a perfectionist,” Romero added, “and I kind of feel bad if I put something out not knowing if he really wants to put it out, So that’s kind of what holds me back, out of respect for him.”

Romero notably played Avicii’s collaboration with Chris Martin, “Heaven,” at Ultra Singapore.

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Avicii’s Chris Martin collaboration has been leaked

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In the time since Avicii‘s passing, fans have scoured the web for new music the producer might’ve been working on before his death at the end of April.

Avicii fans have uncovered an unreleased collaboration between the producer and Chris Martin: “Heaven.” The two powerhouses were seen working together and were featured in a scene in Avicii’s documentary, “True Stories.”

The song’s cheery vibe is bittersweet in the wake of Avicii’s passing, featuring a lighthearted melody and emotive vocals from the Coldplay singer.

The SoundCloud user who uploaded the song says he found it on an Avicii Reddit page.

H/T: EDMSauce

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Avicii rep debunks rumors of late artist’s posthumous album

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Recent reports of an impending Avicii posthumous album have been debunked by the Swedish superstar’s camp.

Avicii‘s public relations representative, Diana Baron, says reports from Swedish publication Aftonbladet have been wrongly translated and widely circulated by English-language media outlets. “Tim had been working on new material and had posted 9ish photos and Instagram stories about his sessions this year,” Baron says. “As of this moment, these stories about a scheduled release are just rumors coming from hopeful fans who loved Tim and his music.”

While the issue was mostly lost in translation, confusion over the release may have stemmed in part from a Variety interview with Geffen Records’ executive Neil Jacobson, who referred to Avicii’s newest album as “his best music in years.”

Via: Billboard

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IMS Ibiza opens with emotional speech on Avicii’s death from Pete Tong: ‘We weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream’

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Pete Tong

The International Music Summit (IMS) officially kicked off in Ibiza with conference co-founder Pete Tong‘s discussion on mental health.

Tong began with an emotional speech on the tragic passing of Avicii, and spoke about how the industry can better deal with the stresses and strains of life in the music business.

In the talk, Tong spoke about how individuals in the music industry need to support each other. Speaking on the death of Avicii, he said: “we [DJs] weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream.”

Tong also touched on how the producer, who was found dead in Oman last month, quickly becoming a superstar without the proper tools for coping with the change in lifestyle that comes with a near overnight jump worldwide success.

Tong’s touching tribute to Avicii was followed by another panel, Our Duty Of Care. Christine Brown of Help Musicians UK said: “People in music are three times more likely to suffer from mental illness. That really pushed us into action.”

H/T: Mixmag

Late Avicii’s new album will reportedly be released this year

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Before Avicii‘s untimely passing on April 20, the 28-year-old Swedish superstar had been planning to release another EP in his Avīci series, along with another full-length album. According to sources close to Tim Bergling, he had nearly 200 songs completed and ready for release.

Now, according to a Swedish source, Aftonbladet, a new Avicii album is imminent and will arrive with his family’s blessing.

Geffen Records president Neil Jacobson sat down with Variety following Avicii’s passing, just days before his family alluded to the producer’s death as a suicide. Jacobson revealed that while plans for a potential album release were up in the air, the record collection was Avicii’s “best music in years.”

“I’m going to sit down and talk to the family once everybody has a chance to take a breath,” he said. “I’ve never actually had this happen with an artist I’ve worked with before and this closely. So, I don’t know.”

As the Swedish magazine goes on to report, “Bergling’s family has now met with the late producer’s record company and agreed that a record of previously released music will come later this year.”

More details on the album release to come as information becomes available.

H/T: GP

Featured photo: Billboard

Avicii’s funeral will be private, says family

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Avicii’s funeral will be private, according to the late artist’s family.

“There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” the family stated. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim. They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming.”

The family’s announcement follows a series of tributes to the beloved producer, including Tiësto‘s heartfelt 12-minute remembrance of the producer during his EDC Las Vegas set.

H/T: Billboard

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Tiësto honors Avicii with 12-minute tribute during EDC

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In the month since Avicii‘s passing, DJs and producers around the world have paid homage to the pioneering artist with heartfelt tributes. And while he will no longer grace the world’s main stages playing for thousands of ecstatic fans, Avicii was there in spirit at EDC Las Vegas 2018.

Godfather of EDM Tiësto carved out more than 12 minutes of his EDC Las Vegas set to honor his friend, playing some of Avicii’s biggest hits. “Wake Me Up” collaborator Aloe Blacc even joined Tiësto on stage to contribute live vocals to the song. The set included everything from “Levels” to “Seek Bromance” as Tiësto brought some of Swedish producer’s smash hits to the Kinetic Field.

“Tonight, we celebrate his memory,” Tiësto announced to the crowd before launching the portion of his set with 2015 hit “Waiting for Love.”

Featured photo by Bridget Bennett, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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‘Avicii: True Stories’ documentary director reflects on his relationship with Tim Bergling

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Director and documentarian behind the Avicii: True Stories documentary, Levan Tsikurishvili, has been considerably quiet surrounding the untimely passing of Tim Bergling. Now the director’s opened up about the effect of Bergling’s passing, even sharing an incredibly touching story about who Avicii was on a deeper level.

With a small anecdote, Tsikurishvili remembers Avicii’s true character at his soul a story about the pair being in Madagascar. Bergling had been feeding lemurs when one bit his finger, and though he was hurt and his team was angry about the animal’s action, Avicii remained calm, reminding everyone that it was a simple mistake.

“You introduced me to a world that did not exist for me before our paths crossed again and I have you to thank for many things I still do today,” Tsikurishvili concludes. “I will always stay loyal to you and your spirit, nothing has changed in our loyalty, and I will forever carry you deep down in my heart until the day I die and hopefully meet you again in a better place, where you are right now.”

Writing this to you feels unreal; like a never-ending nightmare or a terrible joke. You were, and always will be the most intelligent and loyal person I’ve ever got to know in this superficial industry. An industry that was not smart enough for you and that never really understood who you were. I admire and will severely miss your genuine and humble behavior, which I’ve never seen in any other person. Never did I see you judge a person based on the opinion of others, and never did you let others judge someone that wasn’t there in person to defend themselves. These are few of many things that always pops up in my head when I’m thinking of you. Never forgetting moments like when a Lemur bit your finger in Madagascar in the middle of the jungle, and you almost passed away of pain while you were plaster your finger with the leaves. But you still wanted to protect the Lemur and argued with me; “brysh, he is not aggressive, he just thought my finger was a part of the food I gave him, it’s not his fault.” I’m so thankful for everything we went through together, everything you did for me, everything you taught me by your actions, every single work we did together, all the WEEK-long creative conversations we used to have and fights that always used to end up in something great, epic nights, endless laughs, the documentary we did that didn’t left a single person emotionally untouched, ALL the night long music sessions I was fortunate to film, your best friends that meant the whole world to you, who also quickly became my close friends, silly jokes, popcorn evenings and all the places we went to together. You introduced me to a world that did not exist for me before our paths crossed again and I have you to thank for many things I still do today. I will always stay loyal to you and your spirit, nothing has changed in our loyalty, and I will forever carry you deep down in my heart until the day I die and hopefully meet you again in a better place, where you are right now. Thank you “Brysh” Tim for everything! I Love you and miss you so much

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‘Avicii: True Stories’ documentary director reflects on his relationship with Tim Bergling

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Director and documentarian behind the Avicii: True Stories documentary, Levan Tsikurishvili, has been considerably quiet surrounding the untimely passing of Tim Bergling. Now the director’s opened up about the effect of Bergling’s passing, even sharing an incredibly touching story about who Avicii was on a deeper level.

With a small anecdote, Tsikurishvili remembers Avicii’s true character at his soul a story about the pair being in Madagascar. Bergling had been feeding lemurs when one bit his finger, and though he was hurt and his team was angry about the animal’s action, Avicii remained calm, reminding everyone that it was a simple mistake.

“You introduced me to a world that did not exist for me before our paths crossed again and I have you to thank for many things I still do today,” Tsikurishvili concludes. “I will always stay loyal to you and your spirit, nothing has changed in our loyalty, and I will forever carry you deep down in my heart until the day I die and hopefully meet you again in a better place, where you are right now.”

Writing this to you feels unreal; like a never-ending nightmare or a terrible joke. You were, and always will be the most intelligent and loyal person I’ve ever got to know in this superficial industry. An industry that was not smart enough for you and that never really understood who you were. I admire and will severely miss your genuine and humble behavior, which I’ve never seen in any other person. Never did I see you judge a person based on the opinion of others, and never did you let others judge someone that wasn’t there in person to defend themselves. These are few of many things that always pops up in my head when I’m thinking of you. Never forgetting moments like when a Lemur bit your finger in Madagascar in the middle of the jungle, and you almost passed away of pain while you were plaster your finger with the leaves. But you still wanted to protect the Lemur and argued with me; “brysh, he is not aggressive, he just thought my finger was a part of the food I gave him, it’s not his fault.” I’m so thankful for everything we went through together, everything you did for me, everything you taught me by your actions, every single work we did together, all the WEEK-long creative conversations we used to have and fights that always used to end up in something great, epic nights, endless laughs, the documentary we did that didn’t left a single person emotionally untouched, ALL the night long music sessions I was fortunate to film, your best friends that meant the whole world to you, who also quickly became my close friends, silly jokes, popcorn evenings and all the places we went to together. You introduced me to a world that did not exist for me before our paths crossed again and I have you to thank for many things I still do today. I will always stay loyal to you and your spirit, nothing has changed in our loyalty, and I will forever carry you deep down in my heart until the day I die and hopefully meet you again in a better place, where you are right now. Thank you “Brysh” Tim for everything! I Love you and miss you so much

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Featured photo by Sean Eriksson