As the year begins to wrap up, we here at EDM Sauce are taking a look back at the moments which influenced the dance music industry the most over the last year. Over the last year, there have been some incredible highs and deep lows in the world of dance music. Let’s take a look
The sudden passing of beloved dance crossover icon, Avicii, sent waves of sorrow across the the global music community. So much so, that Google recently revealed in their 2018 search trends that the term “Avicii” was the second most searched query in the world, right behind “World Cup.” Seven of the top 10 most search terms were individuals who passed this year: Mac Miller, Stan Lee, Anthony Bourdain, XXXTentacion, Stephen Hawking, and Kate Spade. “Black Panther” and “Meghan Markle” were the two remaining search terms.
After Avicii’s death, the Netflix documentary, Avicii: True Stories, was pulled from the streaming provider. The film, shot by Swedish director Levan Tsikurishvili, posed Tim Bergling in a bright light while calling attention to his health struggles while touring. This coverage became an even bigger topic of international discussion following the superstar’s alleged suicide. On December 28, the documentary will return to Netflix. The film received recent qualification for Oscar consideration, and will debuts in theaters at New York City’s Cinema Village December 21 to 27 and LA’s Laemmle theater December 14 through 20.
During Tomorrowland this past year, there were many emotional moments surrounding the remembrance of Avicii. The festival took place only three short months after the iconic producer passed away. One of the most memorable moments during the festival is when fans in the crowd revealed a massive 33x52ft flag sporting Avicii’s face. The flag was
On April 20, 2018, Avicii died of suicide. Even though Tim Bergling retired from touring in 2016, the DJ and producer constantly struggled with stress and poor mental health for several years. We truly lost an icon of our time. As Google has compiled the Year in Search 2018, Avicii was the 2nd most trending
Thousands of fans, as well as the family and friends of Avicii, gathered in Stockholm this weekend for the celebration of life ceremony remembering the legendary artist. While the spots within the church were reserved for those close with Avicii, fans gathered around the entry of the cathedral to show their support and hoping to
On the heels of its recent qualification for Oscar consideration, the much-talked-about “Avicii: True Stories” documentary is headed to theaters at the end of the year in order to complete its eligibility. Now, fans can begin planning their pilgrimage to the emotional doc’s theater debuts, with a limited theatrical run hitting New York City’s Cinema Village December 21 to 27 and LA’s Laemmle theater December 14 through 20.
The documentary’s week-long stints will fulfill the bare minimum Oscar consideration requirements, and in doing so give a brief window for dance music fans to see the project on the big screen. Providing an intimate glimpse into Avicii’s difficult decision to quit touring and painting a stark picture of the pressures of international superstardom, the Levan Tsikurishvili-directed documentary is rumored to make a return to streaming as well. The film was pulled from Netflix in the wake of the artist’s passing and has since taken on additional meaning and poignancy for Avicii fans and the electronic music community at large. For those who would rather take in “True Stories” in a movie theatre experience, the limited NYC and LA runs may be their only shot.
Over half a year since Avicii‘s death, the music world continues to acknowledge the reverberative impact he left behind on the industry at large. Most recently, he has been honored with the 2018 MTV EMA (European Music Award) accolade for Best Swedish Act.
The Nov 4 award ceremony saw a lustrous lineup of live performances, including that of the merrily masked Marshmello, who was accompanied by Anne-Marie and Bastille. Halsey and Nicki Minaj also took the stage, with Camila Cabello taking home the bestowal for Best Artist.
The “Levels” producer’s April passing has eclipsed headlines worldwide. Since the surfacing of Avicii’s unreleased collaborative track “Heaven” with Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, statements from his Geffen Records label affiliates have provided strong indications that a final Avicii album may be in the works, as the late superstar purportedly left behind hundreds of unfinished tracks.
Carnage has announced he’s taking a break from the music industry in an Instagram post, citing his mental and physical health as reasons for the respite. He was set to embark on the 12-day Unusual Suspects Tour as a supporting act alongside Smokepurpp, with Gucci Mane headlining the endeavor.
After releasing his second studio album Battered Bruised & Bloody, featuring big names such as the late Mac Miller, as well as Lil Pump, Lil B, Steve Aoki, Migos and more, Carnage’s 2018 has also been filled with a jam-packed tour schedule of performances filled with high-intensity party surroundings.
In the post, “Thirty Rack” mentioned, “having close friends pass due to this stuff really scares the fuck out of me,” likely alluding to Avicii and the more recently deceased Miller: both fellow collaborators of his. Carnage disclosed that his therapist and doctor recommended he take time off, and the break is simply a warranted recharge.
Avicii‘s death almost seven months ago sent shock waves not only through dance music, but throughout the greater music industry at large. The 28-year-old legend’s passing prompted heartfelt tributes, but also ignited dialogue pertaining to the darker sides of the industry: anxiety, depression, brutal touring schedules, and more. Now, Avicii: True Stories’s director has revealed that the documentary that unabashedly delved into the musical and personal life of the departed superstar has qualified for auspicious Oscar consideration.
Containing years of raw and powerful footage from director Levan Tsikurishvili, the documentary was discreetly removed from US Netflix shortly following news of the “Levels” producer’s death.While there’s still no word on whether or not it will be reinstated for streaming, it appears the project will be making a return to the public eye with theatre showings in New York and LA beginning this December. It’s clear the documentary left as big an imprint on its director as it did on viewers who caught it before its prompt departure.
“[The] importance of looking out for one another has never been more important than now,” said Tsikurishvili in an Instagram post. “I do hope that we’ve changed something [for the] better in this industry, especially for the younger generation.”
Last week, I posted about how the Avicii documentary could be coming back. The documentary was pulled from Netflix shortly after the artist’s death. Now, the documentary is qualified for Oscar consideration. Director and producer Levan Tsikurishvili took to Instagram to share what the qualification means to him and everyone involved with the film. “This documentary hasn’t