Sweden’s largest music awards ceremony, the Swedish Rockbjörnen posthumously honored Avicii with the award for the song of the year for “Without You.” Presented by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the awards show determined the song of the year victor by fan nominations and ensuing vote counts.
Avicii’s father Klas Bergling accepted the award on behalf of his son at Rockbjörnen on August 15. “I am happy to have been given the opportunity to be here tonight to say thank you for the amazing award that you have rewarded Time and Sandro [Avicii’s ‘Without You’ collaborator] and to everyone of you who have voted for ‘Without You,’ an amazing song,” Bergling stated. “But also, and perhaps foremost, to say thank you for all and every amazing tribute you have given Tim and his music. From all his fans and others, from churches, schools, festivals, and so many more. It’s been almost incomprehensible and it has warmed our hearts, all of the family, during this hard time, so again a big thank you to everyone,” Bergling added.
Soon after his passing earlier this year, a rough version of Avicii‘s joint track with Coldplay, “Heaven” managed to surface unfinished. Now, longtime Avicii collaborator, Carl Falk, who worked on the 2015 Stories album, has revealed in a social media post that he is finishing not only “Heaven,” but songs, plural: a strong indication there is likely a full-length, post-humous Avicii project underway.
The previously-shared “Heaven” demo featured Coldplay’s Chris Martin on lead vocals. Judging by Falk’s Instagram post, the final version will, as well. The rough cut, with its rippling, mounting melody and halcyon lyrics are wonderfully emblematic of Avicii’s signature sound. One can’t help but feel Avicii’s spirit alive and speaking through the track’s lyrics, “And I think I just died and went to heaven.”
On April 20, 2018, the dance music community lost the beloved DJ and producer Avicii. Before his untimely death, Avicii teased a number of unreleased singles on social media as well as his documentary. One of those unreleased singles which has since been played by Nicky Romero a handful of times features the vocals of
As we continue to try to wrap our heads around the madness of both weekends of Tomorrowland 2018 more news has started to come out. Over at 1001tracklists they have officially tallied up the total spins on all the songs featured at the festival. It might not come as much of a surprise that Avicii
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Future house maestro and Hexagon label boss Don Diablo crushed his 90-minute Tomorrowland set on Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom stage this past weekend in Belgium. Diablo delivered highlights including “Pizza,” a collaboration with Chris Lake, his tried and true “Smells Like Teen Spirit” remix, and his single with Tiësto, “Chemicals,” of which the Musical Freedom founder joined him on stage for.
To finish the set, he says to the crowd, “If you miss someone right now, put your hands up in the sky” before launching into a beautiful tribute to the late Avicii. The tribute started with a remix of “Fade Into Darkness” where the dropping into melodic, electro-house joyfulness. Next, was a rework of Bergling’s iconic “Levels” vs Eric Prydz’s “Pjanoo,” and to end the set was Diablo’s collaboration with Swedish singer Hilda “Wake Me When It’s Quiet,” a song written a the day after the passing of Avicii, written to raise awareness for mental health.
Tomorrowland is in full swing. With sets from Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Axwell / Ingrosso, EDM fans are fed and full of PLUR right now. During his set, Don Diablo played a production of all of his own songs, including a collaboration with Tiesto. Don Diablo ended his set with a touching tribute to Avicii. With
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